• Reclining Buddha, Ayutthaya, Thailand
    Buddhism

    Reclining Buddha in Buddhism and Thailand

    The Reclining Buddha comes from an important time of Buddha’s life. That time right before he enters parinirvana. Also known as nirvana-after-death, the term refers to the death of someone who has attained nirvana in their lifetime. Rebirth is a strong theme in Buddhism that states a person lives life after life perfecting one’s self until finally reaching the state of parinirvana. Thus, parinirvana is the ending of this cycle of rebirth.   Disclosure: This blog contains affiliate marketing links. When you click a link and make a purchase we receive a commission at no extra cost to you.   The Buddha pauses. He tells his followers to make a…

  • 9 Real Quotes from the Buddha
    Buddhism

    9 Real Buddha Quotes

    One of my biggest peeves is seeing quotes attributed to the Lord Buddha that are not real. I think my problem with it is how casually they are used. In reality, sayings from the Buddha were given to his followers and are meant to teach real knowledge. So with this in mind, I wanted to share 9 of my favorite real quotes from the Buddha. Disclosure: This blog contains affiliate marketing links. When you click a link and make a purchase we receive a commission at no extra cost to you.   I also want to pass along a great resource for those wanting to check to see if a…

  • Buddha Poses Thailand Culture
    Culture

    Buddha Poses for Days of the Week in Thailand Culture

    Golden statues of Buddha line up in a row at many temples of Thailand. These represent the 7 days of the week. Thai people are especially concerned about the day of the week they were born on. Coins will often be left at the statue of their birthday. However, this practice is not actually part of Buddhism, or the teachings (Dhamma). It wasn’t until the last few hundred years that this became a ritual in Thai culture. In fact, this type of belief would fall under the category of superstition, even mixing in elements of astrology. Yet the belief of these poses throughout the week is now very ingrained in…