Boys Freed From Thai Cave Enter Monkhood to Honor Fallen Rescuer

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Boys Freed From Thai Cave Enter Monkhood to Honor Fallen Rescuer

Post by Grigoris » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:26 am

Boys Freed From Thai Cave Enter Monkhood to Honor Fallen Rescuer
MAE SAI, Thailand — Three weeks after they emerged from a flooded cave complex, guided to safety by expert divers while their families and supporters around the world awaited word of their safety, the Thais known as the Wild Boars began a ceremony on Tuesday to become novice Buddhist monks.
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Re: Boys Freed From Thai Cave Enter Monkhood to Honor Fallen Rescuer

Post by Nemo » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:06 am

Ya, this made me cry.

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Post by TharpaChodron » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:40 am

Wow, touching for sure. But, I'm glad they're becoming novice monks, as I imagine they have a lot of living to do before making such a serious commitment.

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Post by tingdzin » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:43 am

Yes, it's wonderful that this kind of thing still goes on in some places.

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Post by Nicholas Weeks » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:35 pm

TharpaChodron wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:40 am
Wow, touching for sure. But, I'm glad they're becoming novice monks, as I imagine they have a lot of living to do before making such a serious commitment.
It is a temporary, yet traditional passage for most Thai men. Not sure, but the article seemed to suggest they will all (save the Xtian boy) spend only nine days making merit and purifying themselves.
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