Thailand, and Vietnam too dynamic, and breathtaking nations which welcome visitors with open arms, and open hearts people are very gracious about sharing their culture, and sharing their history with us from the inland hill tribes of Thailand to the coastal communities of Vietnam what new understandings could come from your travels here this has been an incredible learning experience and I’m open to whatever this morning we went to the temple to witness alms giving to the monks, and it was very interesting my understanding is that the months.
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I have to rely on the food that they are given for their sustenance and So they leave the temple in the morning, and people come to them to provide food the act of giving alms to monks has been practiced by Buddhist citizens for thousands of years, it’s equated with doing good things, and the belief that this act will bring about peace, and happiness once food, and water have been placed inside the bowl the monk will recite a prayer as a blessing to his donor it was just amazing to me. How many people are up there giving, and some of them are giving financial donations, and a lot of them are buying the flowers, and incense, and doing that part is their devotion, and it shows that there’s a lot of lot of Buddhas that are really practicing Buddhism.
I think the way, it’s meant to be what frittata boy suit a is a terror vada Buddhist temple believed to have been founded in the temple is one of the North’s most sacred, and Thai pilgrims flock here to make merit to the Buddhist relic enshrined in the picturesque golden Chi Dee they’re very open, and will answer any questions that you have for them about maybe their house where they go grocery shopping. How they prepare the food, and if you have any question please don’t try to ask.
Because we say when you tie your CH AI oh very unique. So our point is to introduce the people to eat what the local people eat to do what the local people do that’s the best way to help changing their life Vietnam has a rich history dating back to the rd century BC West this way, and it took over the Citadel for days it was the most ferocious data killed set up by the mewhen dynasty from to hue citidel is now one amongst the relics of the hue ancient capital the architecture is absolutely beautiful the history of the ancestors. I think is is really.
So impossible to compare for us. Because we don’t have that kind of history. I didn’t really the Citadel was.
So big. I was stationed outside of Saigon and I find it generations of past, and it’s totally changed. I would recommend that all veterans come back, and see it, it’s uh, it’s very heartfelt, and you know personally, it’s a wonderful experience for me and I’m glad.
I’m on this tour. Because they’re getting a lot of emotional support as well as, it’s fun, and it’s been a healing process also built in the ting mu pagoda is one of the oldest religious buildings in the country. I think, it’s beautiful.
I’m. So glad that they left it with you know preserved peace the temple stretches north from the riverbanks, and is built in r–‘s each of which is dedicated to a human form taken by the Buddha have you heard about Buddhism right Vietnam as. I tell you three main religions Buddhism Taoism, and Confucianism Buddhism mainly split into two main branches the greater vehicle, and a vehicle fulfilled the reverence.
I felt the people’s commitment, and devotion and I was very moved took me a little while to come to terms with my own emotion it is a very nice philosophy. I think because, it’s a very gentle philosophy, and you treat people well. So that you can be enriched as well as they which.
I really admire. I think, it’s a very practical religion for a kind of world that we live in today do usually we see one of the schools that is supported by oats, and that by Grand Circle this will be the first time. I’ve been to an orphanage.
So this will be a really unique experience for me in the early s the mintu orphanage began with just five children today this rapidly growing center is home to more than children, and run by two Buddhist nuns. So there are children that have been out to society with universities other kids, and successful having a job making money, and getting married you as the nuns put it traveler visits bring pleasure to the children, and show them they are not alone in this world this place. Because the children are.
So open, and friendly, and smiling, and come to you children who have not been robbed will not like to be touched it will not like to talk to people you know. I thought this would be a very depressing place, it’s uplifting the children are happy, and it really touches your heart an unforgettable journey through Asia. This is unlike anything.
I’ve ever done in my life and I’ve had some great adventures from the highlands of chiang rai – halong bay in the South China Sea let Vietnam, and Thailand astound you with their open hearts, and worldly wonders you.