Tuesday, November 13, 2007

When facing adversities ........ - Wordless Wednesday

When facing adversities, some people turn to their religion. This is the famous Erawan Shrine, where people from all over the region come to worship the Four-Face Buddha, in Bangkok.

Giving thanks to Four-Face Buddha for his help by hiring dancers to perform for him.

You can buy these birds to release in exchange for the Four-Face Buddha's blessings.



55 comments:

  1. Great photos. I really love the "feel" of them and the colors.

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  2. I didn't know about this version of the Buddha! Thanks for the insight and the lovely pictures. Happy WW!

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  3. Wah wah wah!!! Got dancers perform summore... how come not you perform wan? Haha...

    I missed going to this place during my last BKK trip :(

    Happy WW!

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  4. When the Vatican was going broke, the Pope sold blessings and forgave sins for money...

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  5. Interesting WW entry!
    Thanks for stopping by!:-)

    Happy WW!

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  6. How wonderful. All religions are a bit different, but most teach the same thing...love. Have a great WW. :)

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  7. wow, beautiful choice for today!! Have a great Wednesday.

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  8. nice... i wanna go bangkok!!! come take me with ya next time! :P

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  9. Great photos. What an interesting subject. Happy WW

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  10. they catch the birds, then release it, and catch them again.. i just dont understand. :P

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  11. The Enterprise Christmas Party Invitation is now on my Journal! Hope you can come.

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  12. Lovely. I have been there. I assume that they are homing pigeons.

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  13. Eastcoastlife, thanks for telling about the 4 face Buddha. I didn't know anything about it. Great pix! :)

    Come visit me...

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  14. Very interesting photos and well done! Good WW to you!

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  15. I always love what I learn when I come here. :)

    Happy WW.

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  16. My angel,
    I'm still in the initial stage of learning, not qualified yet to dance in front of the Buddha.

    You must go the next time, ok?

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  17. kyh,
    Come, come, let's go Bangkok! Lots of good food and great shopping! hehe.....

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  18. Interesting! Thanks for sharing. Happy WW.

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  19. ehon,
    Demand and supply mah. There is a teaching that says: Followers should let the living things roam free. They twisted it.

    The hawkers take advantage to make money out of it.

    Smart Alecs. Buddha also shake head. hehe....

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  20. I see a series of wonderful pictures this time. All of them have a thousand words. Awesome!

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  21. I heard that this four faced buddha is very powerful.

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  22. Doreen,
    Yes. My hubby goes there every year to give thanks. I tag along to eat and shop. hehe....

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  23. Where do they get the birds to be set free? *Scratch my head*

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  24. Oh..I missed Bangkok so much!:)
    Mine is up here;
    Yen's Wordless
    Happy WW!

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  25. Love your photos...it's nice to get to see as I will never actually get to visit. So interesting.
    Happy WW!

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  26. Nice, interesting pics - I love learning about the different traditions around the world. Happy WW!

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  27. I love those photos - thanks for the insight into a different culture.

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  28. did i lose my comment?

    oh i was saying i havent done that in a while. i'd love to release the birds facing adversities or not...

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  29. I love the symbolic release of the birds.. Geat photos, ECL :)

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  30. I'll never stop to be fascinated by all the different religions and traditions there is....

    I love the release of the birds!

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  31. how come your wordless wednesday has so many words geh? U main ti(p)u also... LOL

    i know this place.
    I visited it few years back, in 2002 ;)

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  32. That a lot of birds in one cage - hope they get released soon!

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  33. My friend Ilona who is with me here in Egypt is also buddhist. Our holidays are coming to the end Friday we fly home (sob, sob)

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  34. Definitely interesting info and shots to go with!

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  35. Great photos and as usual, I learned somethin'new!

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  36. Aren't those birds trained to fly right back to the shopkeeper so you're not really releasing them?? Hmmm... Happy WW :P

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  37. You have a great perspective - which I adore - well, no it's said

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  38. Thank you for telling this very memorable story. I love the gentle way you've shared this very spiritual experience.

    Hope you've had a wonderful WW!

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  39. Its very good to look at other's cultures. Great picts.

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  40. hey! I've been here too. I remembered there is a few stalls by the roadside selling young coconut, but I never tried one. Too bad!

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  41. oh my friends were robbed in that shrine abt 10 years ago.
    surrounded by gangsta in day time.
    so ive never entered that place.

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  42. how colourful. all we see are churches here, probably colourful inside with the stained glass windows. :)

    p.s. your "mpire" script always kenot load on Firefox wan... it'll hang the browser for a few secs, then have to abort each time wor.

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