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Thais Advised To Be Wary of Cambodian 'Fake Buddha'
By Khaosod English
 
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Thais have been flocking to pay homage to Thian Wutthi (white robe), who claims to be an incarnation of Lord Buddha.

SA KAEO — Reports of Thai pilgrims flocking to pay homage to a Cambodian man who claims to be a reincarnation of Lord Buddha has raised the alarm of Thai army officials and religious leaders.

Col. Lerpong Siriwat, deputy commander of the Internal Security Operation Command (ISOC) in the border province of Sa Kaeo, said yesterday that he has received reports of Thais crossing the border to worship the Cambodian "saint."

The colonel said he has also obtained photos of the man that show him surrounded by followers at Taun Raja Temple in Kandal province of Cambodia. Murals on the temple's walls suggested the monk is in fact a reincarnation of Lord Buddha who has returned from Nirvana.

"Many Thais have been duped into believing that this man has divine power, or that he is the reincarnation of Lord Buddha," Col. Lerpong said. "So I am warning Thai people to be aware of the issue. Don't be duped by stories of his miracles. You may be fooled into losing your money."

A Cambodian history expert based in Sa Kaeo province told Khaosod that the man in question is known by locals as Phra Kru Thammachan. His real name is Thian Wutthi.

Mr. Thian, 65, is related to a well-known Cambodian politician, and many local administrators and politicians have paid visit to him in the temple, said the expert, who requested anonymity.

"It's impossible for Buddha to be reincarnated," said Phra Kru Sumon Thammakun, abbot of Koke Tabaeng Temple in Sa Kaeo province. "Buddha spent more than 500 lives before he finally reached Enlightenment, and he has already gone to Nirvana long ago."

Phra Kru Sumon said he has urged Cambodians and Thais who visited his temple to refrain from making a pilgrimage to Mr. Thian's temple.

"Buddhists should use their wisdom to decide what to believe, what not to believe," he said.

Source: http://en.khaosod.co.th/detail.php?newsid=1406802139

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"It's impossible for Buddha to be reincarnated," said Phra Kru Sumon Thammakun, abbot of Koke Tabaeng Temple in Sa Kaeo province. "Buddha spent more than 500 lives before he finally reached Enlightenment, and he has already gone to Nirvana long ago."


Heck, everyone should be allowed to come out of retirement once in a while.

 

So the Dalai Lama is an imposter?

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Mr. Thian, 65, is related to a well-known Cambodian politician, and many local administrators and politicians have paid visit to him in the temple, said the expert, who requested anonymity.

 

Another typo from Khaosod. I'll fix it.

 

and many local administrators and politicians have paid to visit to him in the temple, said the expert, who requested anonymity.

 

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"It's impossible for Buddha to be reincarnated," said Phra Kru Sumon Thammakun, abbot of Koke Tabaeng Temple in Sa Kaeo province. "Buddha spent more than 500 lives before he finally reached Enlightenment, and he has already gone to Nirvana long ago."

Says you.

Love the bit about being fooled into parting with money, considering the fuss being kicked up by the credit card temple after being exposed over their own little money making scheme.

 

One claims to be Buddha, while the other knows that Buddha can't be reincarnated. They are twins in their mindset.....

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"It's impossible for Buddha to be reincarnated," said Phra Kru Sumon Thammakun, abbot of Koke Tabaeng Temple in Sa Kaeo province. "Buddha spent more than 500 lives before he finally reached Enlightenment, and he has already gone to Nirvana long ago."

Heck, everyone should be allowed to come out of retirement once in a while.
 
So the Dalai Lama is an imposter?

I'm with you on that one unless he's left 20ft long footprints in Tibet.
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"So I am warning Thai people to be aware of the issue. Don't be duped by stories of his miracles. You may be fooled into losing your money."

 

But continue to dupe farangs out of their money as much as possible. 

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since when did thais worship anyone with this dark of skin?  lol. 

since when did Buddah demand your money?  

since when did enlightenment accept your credit card?

 

if people are so desperate for enlightenment try doing good deeds without expecting reward. 

Thais "tam Boon" expecting a reward.  these people are selfish and will never see enlightenment and are only participating in their own demise. 

 

enlightened people will never accept the public acknowledgment. it is always done in secret. between you and your maker. 

 

It's quite likely Siddhartha Gautama had darker skin since the Buddha was an Indian, at least it appears so in photographs of him.wink.png

 

The rest of your post is spot on, especially the good deeds comment. "Wots init for me?".

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Does this reincarnation guy have a private jet, and a ranch in California?

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"It's impossible for Buddha to be reincarnated," said Phra Kru Sumon Thammakun, abbot of Koke Tabaeng Temple in Sa Kaeo province. "Buddha spent more than 500 lives before he finally reached Enlightenment, and he has already gone to Nirvana long ago."

Says you.

Love the bit about being fooled into parting with money, considering the fuss being kicked up by the credit card temple after being exposed over their own little money making scheme.

 

 

But, travel down to your friendly neighbourhood Wat in Thailand, and they will take your money and give you guaranteed karma, all with a credit card......

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He should come to Thailand and spend time with the fake monks. 

 

Fools and their money are easily parted. Maybe the abbots here are concerned that some of the money they want may go to another con man

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Only thais have real buddha....others are fake. Thats what they are taught.

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