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The Beautiful Wat Nak-Prok, Thailand - Dhamma Wheel

The Beautiful Wat Nak-Prok, Thailand

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The Beautiful Wat Nak-Prok, Thailand

Postby yawares » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:24 pm

Dear Members,

This Uposatha Day I would like to introduce the beautiful Wat Nak Prok to you all.

http://www.watnakprok.org/th/npk_story.php
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:anjali: WAT NAK_PROK :anjali:

Wat Nak Prok was established around late Ayutthaya period in 1748. A hundred year afterward (approximately in the reign of King Rama III or IV), the temple was restored by Phra Boriboonthanakorn (Pook Tan), a wealthy Chinese merchant, who married to Thai lady and settled down in Siam. He had the great gratitude to Siam and a strong believe in Buddhism that inspired him to renovate this monastery.

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In the beginning Phra Boriboonthanakorn directed to construct the first building, Uposatha hall or chapter house. Inside this hall, there was an attractive Chinese style mural. Subsequently he managed to build a repository of Buddha images, Vihara or shrine-hall. Interior of this Vihara, there was a beautiful Thai style mural telling the story of the Buddha ("Return from Tavatimsa heaven" and "Victory over Mara or demon"). He also respectfully invited a principal Buddha statue from Sukhothai province to be enshrined here. The principal Buddha statue was cast from bronze in Mara Vichai style (Victory over demon style). This statue has a 7 heads great serpent over the head of the Buddha statue. The temple was named from this image. In Thai language, 'Wat' means temple, 'Nak' means the great serpent and 'Prok' means to cover. Wat Nak Prok is a private Theravada temple under Council of Elders (the Sangha Supreme Council) in Mahanikaya (the Great branch). It is located on 342 Toetthai49 Road, Pak Klong Pasicharoen sub-district, Pasicharoen district, Bangkok. Canals, school and another temple surround the temple. The north is adjacent to Wat Nak Prok canal. To the east of the temple is Wat Nang Chee. The south of the temple is Bang Wah canal, and to the west of the temple is Wat Nak Prok School. The total area of the temple is 4.884 acres.

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http://www.watnakprok.org/th/npk_story.php

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Re: The Beautiful Wat Nak-Prok, Thailand

Postby Hanzze » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:16 am

A city made of bones,
plastered over with flesh & blood,
whose hidden treasures are:
pride & contempt,
aging & death.


Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: The Beautiful Wat Nak-Prok, Thailand

Postby yawares » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:37 am


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Re: The Beautiful Wat Nak-Prok, Thailand

Postby Hanzze » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:53 am

Generally I do not like the stories added to the verses that much, they take much of its meaning and let the mind turn to special subjects, while the meaning of the verses is very broad and useable on most occations when material attachment arises.

Maintaining the beauty causes so much harm.

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There are so much possibilities to understand Dhamma if we abstain from fighting nature and real beauty can appear.
Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: The Beautiful Wat Nak-Prok, Thailand

Postby Goofaholix » Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:20 am

Interesting how Thai and farang have different ideas on what is beautiful.

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Re: The Beautiful Wat Nak-Prok, Thailand

Postby Hanzze » Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:29 am

Indeed but leads easy to think that the longnoses are no more attached to sensual pleasure. :smile: Or even aversion...?
Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: The Beautiful Wat Nak-Prok, Thailand

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:26 am

I visited Wat Nak Prok a few weeks ago, since our local Wat is a branch. Last time I visited was 2007, and there have been a few changes.

It was nice to see my Bangladeshi friend again. He was a Samanera here in New Zealand for several years, and is now a full Bhikkhu:

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Since the flooding last year they have been raising some of the buildings. Raising the ordination hall revealed one of the Sima stones (you may need to scroll down to see it...):

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Sadly, one of my teachers, an American ordained at Wat Nak Prok, "Ajahn Dennis", passed away in June:

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:anjali:
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Re: The Beautiful Wat Nak-Prok, Thailand

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Re: The Beautiful Wat Nak-Prok, Thailand

Postby ivanlen » Sat May 09, 2015 2:16 pm

beautiful.


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