Two Months of Non-Stop Pali

It’s not everyday you see Pali mentioned in the news. I found this piece quite by accident:

More than a thousand monks and members of the public to recite Pali text 24-hours a day for 57 days

A marathon public reading of the Tripitaka, the earliest collection of Buddhist teachings, began yesterday at Sanam Luang, right in front of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, to commemorate His Majesty the King’s 80th birthday this year.

More than 1,000 monks and members of the public from around the country will participate in the public reading of the Pali text of the Tripitaka. The public reading will run 24 hours a day for 57 days until all the 45 volumes and 84,000 doctrinal items are completed on December 10.

The rest of the article talks briefly about the Tripitaka and then has quotes from Thai citizens who will participate.

You can read more here: Tripitaka marathon to honour the King.

They really love their King over there in Thailand. I’ve only ever had the Birthday Song chanted for me on my birthday :)

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