Home‎ > ‎Newsflash in detail‎ > ‎

Making Merit when in Bangkok

posted 27 Jul 2016, 01:32 by Happi Mess   [ updated 21 May 2017, 18:42 ]

Top

MAKING MERIT - wikipedia.org - The result of doing good deeds

Thailand is pre-dominantly Buddhist (over 90% of the population are Buddhists). I am far from being an expert on Buddhism, but living in Thailand it is impossible not to realize the impact it has on everyday life and the value placed on merit-making. There is a Thai saying which says that “if you do good you will receive good, if you do evil you will receive evil.” 

Thai Slang: Tum dee, di dee Tum Chua, di Chua

Put very simply, most Thais have a general belief in karma and reincarnation. So the good and bad actions in a Thai persons current life will have an effect on their next life. Making-merit helps ease the path of the current life as well as the future lives to come 

make merit Thailand

Offering alms to monks and praying are just two ways of making merit. Early morning in most towns and cities, monks in saffron robes can be seen collecting alms. As well as food and flowers, items such as washing powder and anything the temples may find useful in their day-to-day running are also donated by the public. Many Thai festivals, such as Songkran (Thai New Year), provide opportunities to make-merit and help clear the slate for any previous indiscretions.


Here's a really cool alternative

Visit the FSCC slum child care centre Bangkok with a donation of food, smiles, money
cleanse your sins..... (then go party .. again)

How to

1. buy some stuff (anything is fine)



2. jump in a Taxi (anything is fine)



3. Donate and have a cheer with the kids



Three (3) cheers for happiness

Donate
  • Your time
  • Your Smile
  • Your Photos
  • Money / Food / Clothing


Ideas 
  • share a birthday cake with the kids - instant party


See our adventure .. July 2016










Other news






News items


  • Thailand closed for mass tourism until 2021 after vaccinations Top fastrack index links below image fastrack index FREE QR code reader   www.thaibis.com search by key words Covid tourism Thailand or use short url below  https://lnkd.in ...
    Posted 20 Nov 2020, 21:26 by Happi Mess
  • Spa Massage Parlors to be Quarantine for Foreign Tourists Top fastrack index links below image fastrack index FREE QR code reader   www.thaibis.com search by key words Quarantine or use short url below https://lnkd.in/gcS9wEG About ...
    Posted 23 Sept 2020, 02:35 by Happi Mess
  • Ducks clean pests from rice paddies in Thailand, and get a free feed in return Top fastrack index links below image fastrack index FREE QR code reader   www.thaibis.com search by key words Ducks Thailand or use short url below  https://lnkd.in/g ...
    Posted 18 Sept 2020, 04:01 by Happi Mess
  • Thailand managed 101 days no local corona virus cases reopening when Top fastrack index links below image fastrack index FREE QR code reader   www.thaibis.com search by key words Covid Thailandor use short url below https://lnkd.in/gTyqpMp ...
    Posted 3 Sept 2020, 22:57 by Happi Mess
  • Sweden living glorious normalcy after no COVID lockdowns Top fastrack index links below image fastrack index FREE QR code reader   www.wabiz.org search by key words ie., Covid Sweden About source Sweden ‘living in glorious normalcy’  after ...
    Posted 24 Aug 2020, 22:16 by Happi Mess
  • Partygoers pack Wuhan water park Top fastrack index links below image fastrack index FREE QR code reader   search by key words ie., Covid wuhan https://lnkd.in/gFksWD5 About source China partygoers cram into Wuhan ...
    Posted 24 Aug 2020, 22:17 by Happi Mess
  • Dihydrogen monoxide parody Topfastrack index links below imagefastrack indexFREE QR code reader https://lnkd.in/gSXfKpUAboutDihydrogen monoxide parodyAND ... YES IT'S TRUE screen shot Wikipedia extract wikipedia ...
    Posted 8 Aug 2020, 20:03 by Happi Mess
  • July 2020 Frontline Dr's covid cure is here NOW Top fastrack index links below image fastrack index FREE QR code reader   About A group of American doctors held a press conference on COVID-19, hydroxychloroquine,  and more outside the ...
    Posted 27 Jul 2020, 23:45 by Happi Mess
  • Imagine you were born in 1900 Top fastrack index links below image fastrack index  FREE QR code reader AboutImagine you were born in 1900When you're 14, World War I begins and ends when ...
    Posted 27 Jul 2020, 23:45 by Happi Mess
Showing posts 1 - 9 of 291. View more »










Get on board


Bangkok Hospitality & Tourism

Donate Photos, videos and adventure stories or join our Community Groups


Become a Roaming reporter  how it works

Open to Sort: Places visited

Event date yymm / locationEventSummaryVenue / HostPublication link
2019.12.21 / Phra Nakon F&D - sunset on Chao Phraya at Pier and MRT subway station Pakhwan At Pakklong fbk grp bkk tourism 
2019.12.20 / Bts Asok lunch views and surrounds 3 menu, views, photos ops, location Moom Mumm at T21 Plaza fbk grp Bkk Adventure 
2019.10.12 F&D Beer Garden one of the quieter gardens Beer Garden Suk Soi 19 fbk grp Bkk Tourism 
2019.10.10 F&D T21 3 country choice menu Moom Muum Park fbk grp Bkk adventure 
2019.06. 12 Suk Soi 19 Lunch special   Big mama Tapas fbk grp bkk adventure - pic / vid 
Showing 5 items from page places visited sorted by Event date yymm / location. View more »









Media Channels


Thaibis
  










Feedback / faults




Comments