Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wat Bang Na Nawt on the Cha Prayao River, Bangkok
This was filmed on the Buddhist holiday of Vikasha Bucha, which is either the birthday, or the anniversary of the death, or both, of Mr. Buddha, for whom I have enormous respect. Virtually everybody in Thailand visits the temple on this day, myself included. Sometimes I put the little gold-foil squares on the statues; this time I passed.
Most people seek good luck in something; I usually just offer a gentle thank you to any greater power that may be listening. I have no great expectations, but just in case. This is the same temple in the video a ways down, the one with the animals in it.