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JESUS’ CURSE

Delivered from the Crosswith all the authorityof the Saviour of the Worldat the precise momentof his people’s rejection of Him. “Forgive them Lordfor they know notwhat they do!” And within forty yearsit came to pass. Their Temple destroyed.Their Holy of … Continue reading

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BHAVANA

The great gates hangon broken hinges,the temples blaze,the walls are breached;the palaces have all been lootedthe end of a dynasty has been reached. Those still livinghave all been taken,women and children have been sold;the last king hangsfrom the palace lintel,the … Continue reading

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TIGER CAVE TEMPLE

By the Temple Gatemacaques lie in wait.They squabble and fight,like chickens, for the bananasoffered by northern Europeans.They snatchbags and camerasand are happy to scratchand bitethe hands that feed them. An enormous limestone hillthree hundred metres hightowers above the temple. A … Continue reading

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ID CARD

The coloured poster on the bus shelter is specific;the Cremation of the Great Teacherwill be held at the Temple of the Celestial Jewel.Donations are invited for coffins, funeralsand scattering the ashes in the river. In the middle of Chulalongkorn Hospital,is … Continue reading

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TWO TREES

Khun’s house stands impermanentlyby a large and ancient Bodhi tree.This has lent him its shadesince the house was first madeand has spread its branches comfortably.Under such a tree was Buddha enlightened.Hundreds of birds come hereto nest,to rest,to watch the night … Continue reading

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YESTERDAY’S CHILDREN

Acharn Suphot is the Temple Warden.Previously he was Headmasterof the Temple School for thirty five years. “In the past, for as long  as anyone can remember, children studied the Code of Good Conduct.Thirty years ago, the Government appointed a Christian as Minister of … Continue reading

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