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    Buddhist Tattoos

    Ajarn Man is deceased since before you were born HP Phern is also deceased. If you wish to get a tattoo in Ubon then you could ask on the sak yant website by commenting on the samnak sak section pages and asking, or even on the forums there, where i see you are already a member. You never know you might get an accurate answer. as to - Ajarn Dam Wat Hin Korkway - Yan Dta Khaw. - Ajarn Iad - Wat Poke Yem - Pattalung. - Ajarn Biam - Wat Lam Plork - Trang. not all of them make sak yant, some of them just make magic spells and amulets. I am researching which ones make sak yant and which not and shall publish in the post where you got all this info from in the first place on the sak yant site. I shall also be visiting them to make fotos and interview them - the consequent pages on them shall appear under the samnak sak section at some point
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    Buddhist Tattoos

    Thanks for the name cards from Ajarn Anek - ill publish them too for those who wish to visit him.
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    Merit Making - Buddhism Or Animism

    Well firstly - to put your mind at rest; The money on the trees, or sticks even or donations to temples, goes mostly in the building of schools, hospitals, and bridges as well as other charitable actions and projects. a part of it goes to cover the costs of the temple also of course. Bhikkhus (monks), are not permitted by the Vinaya to make their own food, not even pluck the fruit from a tree, and so rely on the community in the surrounding region for their upkeeping. The Bhikkhu should remain in solitude most of the day, but even when on tudong, and is sleeping and meditating under his grod (parasol and mosquito net), must he be within walking distance of the village, in order to make pintabata (mendigation/begging) for his food. Sometimes a Bhikkhu may go 2 or 3 days without food becaus of this, whilst on tudong. As to making Bun (Punya)If you consider the Noble Dhammas (truths/natures) of Emptiness and Impermanence in its deepest aspects, then you will see that dhana (giving of alms or metta - the selfless compassion for all other living beings) is a practise of one attempting to attain the realisation of non-self, through practising non-attachment and metta. Giving is one of the ways in which you can apply your inner metamorphosis - but io would like to quote a teaching of the Bhuddha to Venerable Ananda. T "A friend endowed with these three qualities is worth associating with. Which three? He/she gives what is hard to give, does what is hard to do, endures what is hard to endure. A friend endowed with these three qualities is worth associating with." What is hard to give..... Its not always money, think about it; to admit one was wrong to somebody and say sorry for it. To bestow gifts upon those who you often think about, instead of just thinking about it. To help those in need with compassion, and to spend time thinking about people in need in order to develop such compassion. Unfortunately, not all Thais, nor other nations, due to the level of education as far as Bhuddhist philosophy goes, go much further than making a physical offering of food or money without understanding what transformations should be practised in the process of giving. A dedicated study and practise of the dhamma along with samatha and 40 Vipassana gamatana methods will lead any person to full understanding of the meaning of Dhana, and all other natures (dhammas). Dhana is not about giving and knowing if the money is going to be used right or wrongly, you just gove indiscriminately just as the sun shines on all beings, good and bad, flowers and weeds alike. That is Metta and Dhana
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    Buddhist Tattoos

    Dear Sabaijai, from which rule can I interpret this? I looked up and didn't find it by now. I dont know if i replied to this already.. but in case i did not, i agree totally with sabaijai, the Vinaya (พระธรรมวินัย) does not allow it because of certain rules ; Letting blood flow from a person is not the duty of a monk, as is not fortune telling,, lottery number giving, Thagrud making and stuff lie\ke working with derachan magic (คุณไสยเดรฉาน) (like the Ruesi with tiger heads or animal heads - or the animal posessions of Khong Khuen). But then i think to the document i read somewhere on the www (wish i could find it for you all), from a well spoken Thai, highly respected Pandit (บัญฑิตย์). He said that "if we Thais really admit what we are, we would admit that we are not pure Buddhists at all. We are Animists, who have incorporated and accepted the Buddhist philosophy into our cosmology" thats what he said more or less. so i think you all get my point. Thai monks are really half animist and believe in things that a normal Buddhist does not believ in, or at least, not follow or refuge in. End of story. The Thai Buddhism is breaking the Vinay all the time. But it's all about trying your best in Buddhism, and so at least to try to be that what you dress up as is better than never trying to change at all. The great effort and self sacrifice made by any monk is enough to command the highest respect and devotion for his devotion of precious lifetime to abstention. As to which rule forbids it.. none in particular.. but the behavioural general rules for a member of the Sangha does obviously not permit it if you use some contemplation and analysis. When you are tattooing you are puncturing the skin and harming the person's body. Blood exudes from the wounds. You cause them to be posesed by animal spirits in other dimensions (uff!) etc etc.. also the practise of a monkshould not be active he should be passive and well contained(สำรวมตัว). lots of stuff to "not forbid, but not permit"thats the prob with Buddhism.. it doesnt forbid much, nly advises against and explains why.
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    Buddhist Tattoos

    Dear Sabaijai, from which rule can I interpret this? I looked up and didn't find it by now. I dont know if i replied to this already.. but in case i did not, i agree totally with sabaijai, the Vinaya (พระธรรมวินัย) does not allow it because of certain rules ; Letting blood flow from a person is not the duty of a monk, as is not fortune telling,, lottery number giving, Thagrud making and stuff lie\ke working with derachan magic (คุณไสยเดรฉาน) (like the Ruesi with tiger heads or animal heads - or the animal posessions of Khong Khuen). But then i think to the document i read somewhere on the www (wish i could find it for you all), from a well spoken Thai, highly respected Pandit (บัญฑิตย์). He said that "if we Thais really admit what we are, we would admit that we are not pure Buddhists at all. We are Animists, who have incorporated and accepted the Buddhist philosophy into our cosmology" thats what he said more or less. so i think you all get my point. Thai monks are really half animist and believe in things that a normal Buddhist does not believ in, or at least, not follow or refuge in. End of story. The Thai Buddhism is breaking the Vinay all the time. But it's all about trying your best in Buddhism, and so at least to try to be that what you dress up as is better than never trying to change at all. The great effort and self sacrifice made by any monk is enough to command the highest respect and devotion for his devotion of precious lifetime to abstention.
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    Buddhist Tattoos

    hello, sa wa dee ca ! i am also trying to find meaings of different sak yan to get on my self and i have not found much. i think the best thing to do is go to a monk and see what they offer. this link sakyant.com.au is popular. i read in another thailand forum from "sabaijai" said the tiger tattoo is for physial power and the sak yan on angelina jolies left shoulder is for good luck and success in one's career. http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/index.php?sh...44506&st=25 and is it true that monks decide the tattoo for you ? to tell you the truth monks do make women too but in fact it is against the vinaya (พระธรรมวินัย) so i would recommend you to go to Por Gae Ruesi Tha fai (ajarn Thoy) at wat tong nai temple in bangkok on soi awn nut 25 - he is a ruesi not a monk which permits him to touch a woman.. i persona;lly find it ok that monks at wbp temple tattoo women but in fact they are comitting abhati อาบัติ (transgression of the rules of monkdom) of the type "Phaaraachik" meaning you have to leave the monkdom Thailand is suffering a massive problem in Buddhism with many ordained members of the clergy behaving outsdide of the rules of the vinaya simply the practide of any occult methods is abhati - causing blood to flow from a human or living being is abhati i recommend the Ruesi or another brahmin or layman such as ajarn gaew in bang sue bkk i dont recommend ajarn noo ganpai as he takes up to 30 thousand baht from farang for a simple gao yord tattoo whereas others take a hundred or so baht..the hygiene is the same wherever you go ..except for at por gaes because i have an autoclave sterilizer there which if you make an appointment before then it can be arranged to sterilize the tip (needle) for you and bag it in a sterile bag. in the case of a sterile private appointment before he opens the office the tattoo would be more expensive..a gao yord for example might cost 1000, a big tiger on the chest maybe 2 and a half. fo it in the normal way no hygiene then the tiger maybe 1000 and the gao yord 99 baht
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    What Style Tattoo Is This?

    Hey ColPyat Cheers for that reply would you care to post a few of you tattoos for me to have a look at? Yes will make sure it is sterile. Thats a must. Wat Bang Pa in Nakhorn Pathom province is a bit far for me any ideas for Chiang Mai? Thats for you post! Yes there is a sak yant master in chiang mai if you go onto the forums on the website that was mentioned in your other post (i am not allowed to mention the link - i have been told off for this so you shall have to work it out yourself) log in to the "pedia" part of the website and look for a member called tevijjo - he is often in chiang mai and like myself is learning yant magic i am in bkk but he is up in the north so if you pm him you will be able to find out where you can go in chiang mai to recieve one of these tattoos. otherwise i recommend go to por gae in bangkok at wat tong nai on soi awn nut 25 near the skytrain station. if you need total sterility then the only place you can go is por gae ruesi at wat tong nai as he is the only master who has agreed to use an autoclave sterilizer that i know of..he only uses it if you wish for this as a special case (he knows farang are afraid of the hygien, so i convinced him to let me use my sterilizer there if i bring farang for a tattoo) you have to make an appointment for this though so we can prepare the tip for you. also the tattoo becomes slightly more expensive lets say a gao yord with no hygiene is 99 baht if you do it with the sterilizer and special appointment in private about 1000 baht. maybe there are other masters with sterile tips but i have still to encounter one. ajarn noo says he changes the needles but i have seen the sticks be reused many times in one day and they just stick it in a bucket of water between people. i have been a professional tattooist for over 20 years and trained in cross contamination prevention methods and can say that this isnt enough unless the magic can protect you..up to you if you believe that or not. i dont look on my message board on this forum as i am busy on my own forums so youll have to contact me through other means if you wish any more info before i return here..i dont come too often. my mobile number is on my main homepage.
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    Monk Tattoos

    As for if a girl can get a tattoo if it is from a monk (the tatoos by monks are called sak yant), of course they can many thai women get them...it is problematic but with the aid of a helper the monk can make the tattoo without actually touching the woman directly. do a search for sak yant on google and youll find more info on nthis subject from specialized websites dealing with this topic instead of stumbling blindly on a general forum such as this.
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    Monk Tattoos

    This is really stupid... Bamboo" sak yant tattoos (what you call monk tattoos haha!) are not made with bamboo and even normal hand made thai tattoos are ALSO NOT made with a bamboo instrument... wood, metal, or stainless steel, brass and even chopsticks are used as a handle, but hardly ever if not NEVER are they seen to be made from bamboo! althought there is no reason why they couldn't be..the japanese use bamboo sometimes. As for you saying that hand made tattoos are inferior to machine made (probably gotr this info from your uk tattooist boyfriend - well im also a professional tattooist since 20 years and have tattooed on tens of international tattoo conventions and also know how to tattoo both hand and machine made tattoos) this is total crap - most hand made tattoos SEEM inferior and do fade but that is not because the ink doesnt go in it is because most hand tattooists never got a chance to learn the real techniques from aprofessional and made their own way in their kitchen, couldnt afford a machine or no one would sell them one (in the old days it was impossible to buy a machine unless you wheedled your way in to the scene by paying your dues first - these days there are shops selling the damned things to anyone). A tattooist with real professional experience and knowledge can make hand tattoos just as beautiful as machine you berk! its just that they are rare to find. check out horyoshi 3 and horiwaka's work from japan...the shadings and colors are at least as good as most machine made tattoos, if not longer lasting too. sheeet does it get my back up how so many clueless people have so much to say about tattoos when most of them know absolutely nothing of what they are talking about! the pic above is hand made tattoo you silly person id like to see if your bot=yfriend makes as good with his machine (maybe he does as it is dependant of the tattoist more than if he uses a machine or a hand instrument...which is exactly the point i wish to make..there is no difference in quality between the 2 methods..it is more dependant on the ability of the artist this is also by horyoshi and HAND MADE with one of thos "Bamboo" sticks
  10. YES i have a suggestion - i am married to thai wife and also cant get a year visa cos i haven't enough on the bank..so what i did is to pay a course for Thai language with www.thaiwalen.com and got a years visa! the ed status doesnt let you work..also they dont give a whole year anymore ( it just changed the law AGAIN TO DO US UP THE BACKSIDE AS THAI IMMIGRATION IS LOVINGLY DEDICATED TO hassling farang and making us feel that only our money and not us are welcome). Instead you get the 4 times 3 month visa..also the school cost a damned 29 thousand baht which is a rip off as they told me i wasnt even allowed to attend the school (on the premise that my thai was already perfect - but real reasdon being that the seats were all full and if i didnt attend they could take another 29 thou off the next idiot). Anyway...if you only have 29 days i would go find a school thats cheaper than the walen one (times square on the 3rd floor) and get your student visas. If the Thais dont want us to fiddle things they should stop making impossible laws they must be nuts sometimes i wish Myanmar and the likes would open up for tourism/immigration cos id bounce straight over there and hope all the other thai expats do too just so thailand falls into a financial pothole and realises that they treated their prime source of income as a piece of cow dung I personally am sick of hearing Immigration officers aswking me in an ominous manner "when are you going home" i always answer that im not going homw which makes them real sour. Surprised they dont do the goose step too! Hate 'em they are an embarrassment to their king and country for the way they mistreat tourists and "immigrant" (i say immigrants in dittos, because actually nearly all immigrants/husbands of thai wives are forced to stay on tourist or education visas because they deliberately make life impossible... Anyone uyp for a demonstration with hundreds of farang outside the Thai MINISTRY OF IMMIGRATION (PREVENTION) with placards to protest? I would participate because the only thing that will cause a change is to embarrass them internationally. It's getting too much the other reason for preventing the one year visas is that if you stay more than 90 days you can register as resident and after 3rd year of one year visas continuously you can apply for pewrmanent residence but they dont give you the one year visa..they split it into 4 90 day units so we are fxxxxxed if we dont do something instead of cowering behind our passport. time for a DEMO? who dares wins
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    Trying Not To Get Kicked Out

    O visa is not for married its for retired people! you need a b visa as unless you can prove you have 40,000 baht a month wages it doesn't matter a flying fart if you are married to a Thai or not or not. the new law does not require that you have 400 thousand in the bank, but does require a bank statement or wage slips plus work permit to prove you are making money. i am married to a Thai person and cannot get anything else but a tourist visa as i dont have that kind of wage or a work permit. also my wife is in switzerland right now and i cant even get my extension in Bangkok because she needs to be present with you when you make the application, so don't get married to her unless you really love her (and she loves you which is unlikely as all most thai ladies wish to do is use you to get out of here). marriage won't help her any either as she needs you and that you are employed to be able to go and stay in the west too. i worked in Germany for 2 years ans UK citizen paying tax and married my wife there. when i became unemployed the German immigration wrote me after 3 months that i wasan't entitled to unemployment benefit because the new eec law states that you must work for 5 years and pay taxes to be entitled to unemployment benefits/social scurity.!! When i went to the "Rathaus" (town hall) to ask what i can do they said i have one month to get another job or be deported. when i asked where they intended tosend us, they replied "well you can go to England" when i told them that my wife wouldn't get a visa for UK due to the fact that UK wont issue her a visa (even though she is married to UK citizen), due to the fact that i would arrive homeless, unemployed and without collateral or employment; they replied that they would send my wife to Thailand and me to England!!! this is proof that marriage to a Thai is more disadvantageous that advantageous...it's only useful if you have a legal job and 40,000 baht amonth wage to show...which will give oyu rights to one year visa even without a thai wife...so all you need to stay here forever in thailand is a jobv and a wage, not a wife. regards spencer.
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    Question About What Happend Recently In Pattaya

    Every time a Farang gets shot, it seems to have to do with the property (Tee Din/ Land) Business
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    Tourist-visa Update

    From reading this and other posts: We know he 19 or maybe 20, he isn’t too sure; We know in last tax year he earned between 149k and 319kUSD yet he lives in a 7kTHB/mth BKK apt; We know he has a basic grasp of English and yet between him and his fiance he manages to smooth talk consulate into issuing a 10-year multi entry visa when best she could hope for is single entry. We know he wants to marry a Thai girl for the sole purpose (he hopes) of obtaining a long term visa. Does that describe your situation, Andy? I doubt it. <{POST_SNAPBACK}> on his wage he doesn't need the risks of a Thai wife to get a long term visa...just enter the country with 10 million baht (tax declared) and you get permanent residence forever!
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    Tourist-visa Update

    Your compliment is accepted most humbly. ---------- Maestro "It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it." _ Sam Leveson <{POST_SNAPBACK}> its so simple to be stupid just think of something that has nothing to do with the original post and Say It (note the capital S and I) shame you dont follow the advice of the motto on your profile! stupid iz u!
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    Tourist-visa Update

    Thank you for your highly informative post. There are a couple of things that are not quite clear to me: 1. Where in the world – in what country – is xmas? Or, seeing that you have a problem with the “Shift” key on your keyboard, is the place perhaps called Xmas? 2. Who are “them”? The consulate of the country in which Xmas is located? 3. This visa, I assume, permits your Thai girl (note the capital T) to enter the country in which Xmas is located for an unlimited number of times for the next ten years. Is this correct? 4. What or where is “the us”? 5. Back where? Moderator: if all this is about a Thai national getting a tourist visa to travel to Xmas in a country other than Thailand (Christmas Island?), should this thread be moved to the forum “Visas and migration to other countries”? <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Maestro (maestro of logic and grammar or what?) gwon sonthiin what difference does it make if a small or big t (T) is used for a person's nationality when spelling? no-one (notice the hyphen) will starve or die if we spell wrong. As for your other detaillistic (notice my own invented word) attitude as to other semantic peculiarities (such as "who is them?"), well i understood quite well who he meant..so yopu are obviously incapable of interpreting using your own brain - instead you need a perfect syntax to follow the gist (Maybe you are a computer program?) try using intuition instead of letting grammatical laws chain you to a "Tunnel Vision syndrome". As for "Xmas" or, X-Mas" well if you were english (i mean English) you would know that Xmas is a common phrase used to mean Christmas. Even my thai (Thai) wife knows that and she can't even speak english and has never been to england (English and England)...the reason non robot minded people like me and the person you replied to with your quotes do not use Capital letters is that it is more work to keep pressing the shift button every time you have to use a capital letter..so we just don't bother! Why do you care about such trival Bovine Faeces? WHAT A SQUAREHEAD YOU ARE!!! Oh now i know why..you are swiss (notice the small letter). I have just left Shitzerland after one year working because i was bored of people like you with such a stupid line of thought Ban Nork Ja Thaay farmers with expensive watches haha.
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