The Most Beautiful Glass Temple !!!

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The Most Beautiful Glass Temple !!!

Postby tidathep » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:13 pm

Sawaddee Ka :anjali:

Yesterday I saw the picture of Thera Mahavira-Thavaro(หลวงพ่อพระราชพรหมยาน(พระมหาวีระ ถาวโร) @facebook, and I recall the day Tep/I went to his temple WAT CHANTHARAM (former name WAT THA-SUNG) at Uthai-Thani. We arrived there late afternoon, a monk let me stay overnight at the place for Upasikas...and Tep stayed at the place for upasakas...which we listened to Thera Mahavira-Thavaro's preaching(tape) through the telecom at night and meditation led by his preaching/guidance real early in the morning...his preaching was so wonderful.

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The Golden Temple

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The Glass Temple

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Thera Mahavira-Thavaro

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After breakfast, we went to see the most beautiful Buddha-vihara that was built according to what this Thera saw VIMANAS in heaven.They named it Glass-Temple, so beautiful beyond compare, I've never seen any temple like this in my life. Tep/I were so thrilled to see this magical temple, felt like we were in heaven...I wish my English was good enough to describe the bling-bling beauty and the splendid Buddha statue. Thera Mahavira-Thavaro was the first bhikkhu who designed the Buddha statues with crystals and rhinestones.

People including me, believe that Thera Mahavira-Thavaro is an Arahant...before he passed away he told his disciples to keep his body in a glass-coffin for people to pay respect..because his body will never be decayed..he'll look like 'sleeping"...And that is true, I saw his dead-body with my own eyes..his glass-coffin is always inside a special vihara, many people were there to pay respect.

Thera Mahavira-Thavaro was a good friend with Phra-Kruba Chaiyavongsa that I/Tep love very much..and both theras's dead-bodies never rot/decay ever!! I never had a chance to see Thera Mahavira-Thavaro in person when he was alive, eventhough I've heard so much about him/saw him on TV all the time.

Tep/I toured around this wat...very very big land with beautiful viharas as you can see from these pictures..Please let me tell you that pictures are not as wonderful/beautiful/amazing as the real temples/viharas. You may say that people donated so much money to Thera Mahavira-Thavaro..they say that to see him is to love/respect him..he also had very nice voice, his preachings were so beautiful to listen to, he always preached and introduced Dhammapada stories just like he knew these stories by heart.

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Re: The Most Beautiful Glass Temple !!!

Postby Ayu » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:23 pm

Wow!!!!!!! :smile:
Because, if our mothers, who have been kind to us
From beginningless time, are suffering,
What can we do with (just) our own happiness?
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Re: The Most Beautiful Glass Temple !!!

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:55 pm

Bling, bling! That is some serious bling.

Beautiful!
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Re: The Most Beautiful Glass Temple !!!

Postby Nighthawk » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:23 pm

Wow amazing
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Re: The Most Beautiful Glass Temple !!!

Postby lobster » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:05 am

How wonderful.
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Re: The Most Beautiful Glass Temple !!!

Postby tidathep » Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:50 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:Bling, bling! That is some serious bling.

Beautiful!


Sawaddee Ka ..David

I wish you/family travel to Thailand someday and see this GLASS TEMPLE/THE GOLDEN CASTLE(Vimana)...so very beautiful indeed!

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Re: The Most Beautiful Glass Temple !!!

Postby tidathep » Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:53 pm

Ayu wrote:Wow!!!!!!! :smile:


Sawaddee Ka ..Ayu,

Yes..Wow is the word for this GLASS TEMPLE/GOLDEN CASTLE !!

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Re: The Most Beautiful Glass Temple !!!

Postby tidathep » Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:55 pm

Nighthawk wrote:Wow amazing


Sawaddee Ka ..Nighthawk,

Thank you for reading my post.

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Re: The Most Beautiful Glass Temple !!!

Postby tidathep » Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:57 pm

lobster wrote:How wonderful.
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Sawaddee Ka..Lobster,

This GLASS TEMPLE/GOLDEN CASTLE....wonderful indeed!

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Re: The Most Beautiful Glass Temple !!!

Postby tidathep » Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:05 pm

Thera Mun And The Beautiful/Antique Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang-Mai - Thailand

Sawaddee Ka :anjali:

This Friday morning, I proudly present Thera Mun And The Beautiful/Antique Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang-Mai - Thailand. I'm sure most Buddhists know about Thera Mun (Venerable Acariya Mun Bhuridatta Thera ), who used to stay at Wat Chedi Luang. This wat is situated in the northern part of Thailand where the mountain sceneries/weather are so very nice. I/Tep/daughter love Chiang-Mai very much especially when standing on top of the mountain surrounded with white clouds in the morning...waiting to see the sun-rising!!

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Thera Mun And The Beautiful/Antique Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang-Mai - Thailand

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The genuine Emerald Buddha

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Grand Pagoda (Phra Dhatu Chedi Luang)

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Thera Mun Statue

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Vien-tien with candles/flowers/incenses around the Stupa on Makha Puja Day

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Mountain mother/baby
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Re: The Most Beautiful Glass Temple !!!

Postby tidathep » Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:08 pm

Thera Chaiyavongsa And Wat Phra-That-Doi-Suthep

Sawaddee Ka :anjali:

This monday I proudly present story of :candle: the venerable Thera Chaiyavongsa :candle: , a former abbot of Wat Pra-Bart-Huey-Tom(วัดพระบาทห้วยต้ม) in Lumpoon, Thailand. Tep and I went to visit him twice, stayed overnight each time at his temple. I also had a five-day meditation retreat there all by myself later, because Tep had to work in Bangkok during summer that year.

Chaiyavongsa Thera
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Chaiyavongsa was born in a farmer family in Lumpoon, north of Thailand. When he was very young he loved to make Buddha statues from clay and put them in his room for nightly prayer. At seven year of age he helped his father make money from sales of firecrackers made from potasium-nitrate in bat droppings found in nearby caves. His family loved to do merits by supporting local monks. The little boy himself enjoyed setting-free captured animals in the neighborhood. One day he saw a big deer getting shot and it cried out with pain. To him the sound of the dying animal was like the sound of a human-being. And he was so sad that he promised himself that he would never eat animal meats again.

When he was twelve years old, his father arranged for him to become a Samanera and to study the Dhamma under the venerable Kruba Chailanka. His teacher always took the Samanera with him for forest dwelling(tudong) and also to meditate at Wat Prabart-Hueytom which was deserted during that time. Phra Kruba Chailanka predicted that one day Samanera Chaiyavongsa would rebuilt this ruined temple and develop it to become a major monastery in the Northern District. When Samanera Chaiyavongsa was 19 yrs old, Phra Kruba Chailanka died at the age of seventy. So he moved to stay with :candle: Phra Kruba Prommachakko :candle: (Wat Chom-Mork) who later ordained him as a monk at the time he was twenty years old. The two monks always tudonged together. Two years later Bhikkhu Chaiyavongsa had a great chance to meet the great Phra-Kruba Srivichai and later on took part in building the famous "Serpent Stairway" to the top of Doi Suthep. He worked side by side with Kruba Aphichai-Khaopi in directing the construction, employing the local mountain people in the labor force, until the serpent stairs was finished.

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Phra Kruba Srivichai Monument

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Serpent Stairway up to Wat Phra That-Doi-Suthep, Chieng-Mai

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Wat Phra That-Doi-Suthep, Chieng-Mai

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:candle: Phra-Kruba Srivichai :candle: was quite well known as a Holy Monk. He was super-famous and highly respected in the North. One day a man came to give him a big bunch of coconuts but Phra-Kruba denied, saying that the man should better take the coconuts back to feed his parents. When he was back home and cutting open the coconuts, he found all of them had blood inside. This incident frightened him, and he went back to see Phra-Kruba Srivichai again in order to report it. Phra-Kruba told him that a kamma nimitta due to his parents' abusing in the past, and it would put him to Hell when he died.
When Chaiyavongsa Thera was 27 years old, Phra-Kruba Srivichai died at Wat Baan Pang. He was left with only Kruba Aphichai-Khaopi, who was also a Holy Monk. People believed that :candle: Kruba Aphichai-Khaopi :candle: was holy since after his death his body never decayed for years-- it looks as if he is sleeping. Thera Chaiyavongsa put his teacher's body in a glass-coffin for people to come to pay respect at Wat Phanam.

When Thera Chaiyavongsa was 33 years old, Kruba Chailanka's prediction came true, The Thera came back to rebuild the ruined Wat Phrabart-Huey-tom and turned it into a beautiful temple! He resided at this temple till he died.

NOTE: Information about Wat Phrabart-Huey-tom :

Wat Phrabart-Hueytom is located in Lampoon Province, the north of Thailand. This temple has a famous monk, Thera Chaiyavongsa, but he passed away many years ago. Thera Chaiyavongsa was a developer. He established this temple and the big pagoda named “Pra Chedi Paed Muen Sipan Pratammakan” which becomes the signature of this temple. Moreover, there is a big Buddha footprint for people to pay respect to in the chapel. This temple is beautiful and interesting. Many things are waiting for you to find out.

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Thera Chaiyavongsa was a former abbot and a founder of Wat Phra-Bart-Huey-Tom in Lampoon Province. He was a well-known monk in the north of Thailand. He was a worshipful monk. Thera Chaiyavongsa made a wonder that his body does not decay after his death. His body is well kept in the glass coffin. Today, people come to pay respect to his body every day.

More about the pagoda “Pra Chedi Paed Muen Sipan Pratammakan”:
“Pra Chedi Paed Muen Sipan Pratammakan” is the big beautiful pagoda. This pagoda is 34 meters high built in B.E. 2518 (C.E. 1975) and completed in B.E. 2523 (C.E. 1980) with a budget of 12 million baht. In the same year, His Majesty the King Bhumibol came to anoint the holy stone relics for auspiciousness to place in the pagoda.

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Re: The Most Beautiful Glass Temple !!!

Postby Alix1112 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:19 pm

Breathtaking, stunning, spectacular! A glorious monument most befitting to the Three Jewels!

Amithaba!
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ང་ཉིད་ཡི་གེའི་གཟུགས་སུ་གནས། །
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དེ་ཚེ་དེ་ལ་གུས་པར་གྱིས། །
In the last five hundred year period,
I will appear in the form of scriptures.
Consider them as identical to me,
And treat them with due respect.

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Re: The Most Beautiful Glass Temple !!!

Postby tidathep » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:00 pm

Alix1112 wrote:Breathtaking, stunning, spectacular! A glorious monument most befitting to the Three Jewels!

Amithaba!

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Sawaddee Ka...Alix1112,

Thanks for your kind words! Korp-koon-ka!
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Re: The Most Beautiful Glass Temple !!!

Postby sukhamanveti » Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:56 am

Sawaddee krab, tidathep! These photos are all so beautiful and inspiring! Thank you for sharing them.

Best wishes.
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Re: The Most Beautiful Glass Temple !!!

Postby tidathep » Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:14 pm

sukhamanveti wrote:Sawaddee krab, tidathep! These photos are all so beautiful and inspiring! Thank you for sharing them.

Best wishes.

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Sawaddee Ka....Sukhamanveti,

Yindee tee khun chorb roops ka...(happy that you like pictures).

Khorp-khun-ka (Thank you),
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