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Wat Phra Dhammakaya

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tycann    0

I'm sorry to rant, but I'm at my wit's end with what Dhammakaya is doing to Buddhism in Thailand. I beg you that if you are now, or considering partaking in this cult, to stop and give yourself a good slap in the face. Dhammakaya is essentially Scientology, but it's actually managed to disguise itself as part and parcel of a legitimate religious tradition. Apparently, even the leading candidate to become the next Sangharaja is in their back pocket.

I've taken steps today to piss a lot of people off in a formal letter I've written on this subject , and might find myself alienated from some of my peers, but I just can' t stand the Buddhadhamma becoming a sales pitch. Arch-capitalist furor has already razed most of what is pure in this world, and while orthodox Buddhism in Thailand is no exception to this, I just can't see the blatant disrespect of the Dhammakaya CEOs and nutcases totally destroy the Dhamma in this land. :o

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Neeranam    3,480

There's a sect of Buddhism called Dhammakaya. Not sure if the spelling is right. Can anyone tell me more about it?

I believe it is for wealthy Thai followers.

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jamesc2000    0
There's a sect of Buddhism called Dammagaya. Not sure if the spelling is right. Can anyone tell me more about it?

I believe it is for wealthy Thai followers.

There is a sect of Buddhism just for wealthy Thais? Why would you want to join that?

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Neeranam    3,480
There's a sect of Buddhism called Dammagaya. Not sure if the spelling is right. Can anyone tell me more about it?

I believe it is for wealthy Thai followers.

There is a sect of Buddhism just for wealthy Thais? Why would you want to join that?

I don't, but seems many do.

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seonai    0

In my experience Neer, the Dammakaya are a well dodgy bunch (to be said with a real Scottish accent!) They have odd beliefs and use a strange form of meditation using a visualised cristal ballwhich is taken inside the body. Lots of land deals and other scams associated with them too. And lots of dosh.

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Neeranam    3,480

They have their own tv channel too which I get on cable - always the same monk - quite funny but not really monklike if you know what I mean.

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seonai    0

Yes they play that TV channel at all their centres in a sort of indoctrinating fashion and when they meditate en mass at the big temple near Bangkok Airport they sit in a Hitleresque way in a triangle all perfect and ordered. I used to run a Buddhist discussion group in Bkk abd nothing good was ever said about them. Several top Thai ministers are members.

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seonai    0

Hi Chow, It wasn't actally my terminology, I stole it from one of the members of my Buddhist Group. They likened the way Hitler supporters all raised their hand in 'Hail Hitler' to the way the Dhammakaya followers follow the religion. I agreed with him. Does that sort it out?

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chownah    2
Hi Chow, It wasn't actally my terminology, I stole it from one of the members of my Buddhist Group. They likened the way Hitler supporters all raised their hand in 'Hail Hitler' to the way the Dhammakaya followers follow the religion. I agreed with him. Does that sort it out?

Good enough I guess, Thanks, Chownah

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