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‘Buddha’s footprint’ found on Surat Thani mountain
By The Nation

 

SURAT THANI: -- Residents of a village in Surat Thani’s Phanom district believe they have found a footprint of the Lord Buddha preserved in limestone on a mountaintop.

 

Sathaporn Saripat, head of Moo 1 village in Tambon Klong Sok, said the footprint was noticed recently while he was leading a survey of watershed forests as part of a plan to develop community tourism.

 

He said the impression left in the soft stone near a cliff on Khao Phru Ching Mountain resembles an oversized human footprint. It is 10 to 12 inches long, four or five inches wide and three inches deep.

 

Sathaporn said he had asked government officials to examine the find. If they say it qualifies to be regarded as an example of the Buddha’s footprint, he said, the villagers will promote the location as a pilgrimage and tourism destination.

 

Asia has thousands of “natural” Buddha footprints imbedded in rock, chiefly in Japan and Sri Lanka, usually appreciated for their symbolic value rather than as literal relics. The most revered example in Thailand is at Wat Phra Phutthabat in Saraburi.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/breakingnews/30312799

 
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My Thai wife finally got so fed up with Thai "Buddhism" that she started going to a Christian Church, later converted, and came home and got rid of any & everything connected to Buddhism, including one large, and very expensive San Ka Poom (prayer house/temple) in our front yard, donating it to the moo bahn. 

 

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23 minutes ago, Just1Voice said:

My Thai wife finally got so fed up with Thai "Buddhism" that she started going to a Christian Church, later converted, and came home and got rid of any & everything connected to Buddhism, including one large, and very expensive San Ka Poom (prayer house/temple) in our front yard, donating it to the moo bahn. 

 

Mine has gone the opposite visited India and Nepal and now it is all go for Buddhism here day and night ! even said if she wins the lottery will buy the land opposite and build a temple !:shock1:

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1 hour ago, thequietman said:

Siddhartha is said to have spent 29 years as a prince in Kapilavastu, not Thailand. For the remaining 45 years of his life, the Buddha is said to have traveled in the Gangetic Plain, in what is now Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and southern Nepal, not Thailand.

 

Anyone wanna tell them he was never in Thailand.

Do you mean that in the same sense that Jesus was never in the UK, the United States or many other Christian countries? :wai:

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