Monday, 4 July 2011

Lucky Thai Red Lipped Lottery Buddha

Buddhism and superstition meet head on in Thailand after stories attributing lottery wins were ascribed to the red lipped Buddha at Wat Phrammanee , Ban Yai of Muang , Thailand.

The monks have made the most of villagers superstitious belief and pour wax onto water which then turns into shapes which are interpreted as numbers. Thailand's lottery runs every month in a country which otherwise bans gambling. The top prize is several million Baht which is £60 - 70,000 a mere fraction of the UK's many million pound prizes.

Compassion can be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives. I’m not talking about the short-term gratifications like sex, drugs or gambling (though I’m not knocking them), but something that will bring true and lasting happiness. Dalai Lama

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