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 Post subject: Thailand boys.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:34 am 
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Has anybody heard an update on the boys trapped in the cave in Thailand? I know they all got out but have there been any interviews or updates? I'd like to hear from them.


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 Post subject: Re: Thailand boys.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:44 pm 
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The last I heard some - or all - of them were planning to become Buddhist Monks in honor of the man who died rescuing them (he had been a Monk).

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/25/world/asia/thai-boys-ordained-monks.html

Monk-hood in Thai Buddhism (unlike in Christianity) is often a short term commitment - but I think it involves seclusion or silence. (During my brief visit to Thailand years ago, I was told that it was custom for young men to either serve as Soldiers or as Monks after high school - and nearly all do one or the other)

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 Post subject: Re: Thailand boys.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:42 pm 
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Anna1111 wrote:
The last I heard some - or all - of them were planning to become Buddhist Monks in honor of the man who died rescuing them (he had been a Monk).

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/25/world/asia/thai-boys-ordained-monks.html

Monk-hood in Thai Buddhism (unlike in Christianity) is often a short term commitment - but I think it involves seclusion or silence. (During my brief visit to Thailand years ago, I was told that it was custom for young men to either serve as Soldiers or as Monks after high school - and nearly all do one or the other)


Well, that's a pretty neat way to honor the guy. Thanks for the update. I wonder how it will impact their lives.


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 Post subject: Re: Thailand boys.
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I noticed that the article said that one of the boys was Christian - so attended the ceremony but was not ordained with the others.

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 Post subject: Re: Thailand boys.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:05 pm 
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Anna1111 wrote:
I noticed that the article said that one of the boys was Christian - so attended the ceremony but was not ordained with the others.


Oh! I guess i didn't read the whole article! I'll go look again.


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