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Video: What has burning rubber on public roads to do with Buddhist ordination?

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Video: What has burning rubber on public roads to do with Buddhist ordination?

 

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A video on Facebook showed a number of men in souped up pick-ups burning rubber as they raced down a sealed off public road in southern Thailand. 

 

There were claims that a rescue foundation had helped out and the police "didn't know". It all happened as part of celebrations for a Buddhist ordination for a gang member of the street racers.  

 

Massive criticism on the "Pheua Phangnga Na Yoo" site was accompanied by the question:

 

"What the hell has this got to do with Buddhist ordination?"

 

Was this a way to get merit or was it a sin?, locals. Comment from the public was clearly that this was highly inappropriate behavior especially at a Buddhist event.

 

Following the posting of the video the police in Pangnga in southern Thailand actually did something. 

 

Two men of nine who were behind the wheel of pick ups were questioned. 

 

They were Watchara Kaewpichai, 32, and Khanapong Bunchu, 18. 

 

They denied charges of negligence and refused to admit the vehicles were their own. 

 

Checks are being made with the local Department of Land Transport regarding emissions and illegal adaption of the vehicles.

 

Watchara said that he was caught up in the excitement of the moment. It was part of a friend's ordination and he didn't think he was doing anything wrong at the time.

 

He apologized to society at large but said that his gang did lots of good deeds such as helping flood victims and making merit at temples. 

 

He asked not to be judged solely on this incident. 

 

The other seven drivers are being sought for questioning by the Talat Yai police.

 

Source: Daily News | Facebook

 

 

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This is Thai culture isn't it? 

My neighbours house has 2monks living in it. One has since lost the frock and sells food but he was doing burnouts outside my house the other day. we have cctv wondering if i should post it!

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3 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

I thought it was obvious. They want to get to the after-life quicker.

Buddhists believe in reincarnation.  So, you must mean the next life. 

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7 minutes ago, marcusarelus said:
11 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

I thought it was obvious. They want to get to the after-life quicker.

Buddhists believe in reincarnation.  So, you must mean the next life. 

Very true.

When I was composing it, I wrote 'next life', then changed it to 'after-life' as I thought it got my attempt at humour across better.

Perhaps not, I sit corrected.

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Cant they just torch the sugar cane fields like every other polluter??

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The air looks absolutely "clean", idiots it's time to stop with this crap! Not everything the Americans do is a good example!

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They will go to the monkeyhous

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And then tune engines to produce Blk exhaust, you can’t fix stupid...

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

"What the hell has this got to do with Buddhist ordination?"

 

Was this a way to get merit or was it a sin?, locals. Comment from the public was clearly that this was highly inappropriate behavior especially at a Buddhist event.

I've lost all faith in Thai Buddhism/Temples... it's sunk to an all time level..

Nowadays you just have no idea who is "donning" the orange robes. I've come to think of the whole organisation as a money making/laundering operation!

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8 hours ago, marcusarelus said:

Buddhists believe in reincarnation.  So, you must mean the next life. 

Does it include reincarnation As rubber Tyres? 😈😈😈

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There really is a very simple explanation.  You see all the revving noise and smoke keeps the bad spirits away from the blessing however such activities should never be attempted on a Monday, a Wednesday nor when wearing anything green unless a large donation is made beforehand to the local wat.

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14 minutes ago, ThaiFelix said:

There really is a very simple explanation.  You see all the revving noise and smoke keeps the bad spirits away from the blessing however such activities should never be attempted on a Monday, a Wednesday nor when wearing anything green unless a large donation is made beforehand to the local wat.

Just how long have you been running this great cult?

I have my own ghetto-blaster to keep the evil spirits away (apart from the Lao-Khao) when can I join?

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