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    Re: My first tree in Thailand

    Sounds like a quote from some Sutta in Buddhist scriptures.:)

    (Looked and looked for suitable smiley. Not finding a suitable one, finally chose this one as the next best.)
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    Re: My first tree in Thailand

    In point of fact and on a broader perspective, we don't have control over our own lives either.

    Meditation on any subject, maybe, concentrating on a papaya plant, can lead us to realization of...
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    Re: 100 Things You Didn't Know About Thailand

    Not only flyovers but expressways, autobahn in Germany, skyscrapers, condos, Towers and highrise buildings and such other are all planned by far-sighted people and designed and constructed by...
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    News: Re: Swine Flu: Count now 985

    I suppose it's a lot more higher than 40 p. c.:D

    In contrast, H1N1 is nothing to be worried about.:blues:
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    Re: Micheal Jackson

    I thought I'm the odd man out here. Happy to see there are others of like mind.
    I never had much regard for him though my son has been mad about him. He often used to argue with me. Not that I hated...
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    Re: Just hello, anyone

    Welcome and hope you get some occupation of a sort soon. Occupied - mind is calm. Unoccupied - mind is like a devil's factory.
  7. Re: Law review needed to ease overcrowded jails

    From various sources on this web, I gather that prison conditions in Thailand are extremely deplorable. I think, something must be done and done fast for prisoners are human beings.

    There is a...
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    Re: katha by temple

    Thanks, chakran, and you are right in one sense.

    The original thing is in Pali. When chanting in Pali, it has its own intrinsic rhythm, too. Further, chanting in Pali has a very long tradition.
    ...
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    Re: LP Lhar Khemapatto - Mukdahan

    I get your point, luangtom.
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    Re: wedding problem

    It is really funny. The OP just keeps quiet. Those attempting to assist the OP (in all sincerity) quarrel among themselves.:banghead::D:laughlong
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    Re: Raging Forest

    Thanks, Norb. It touched a sensitive cord in my heart. It is a pity that human suffering that is avoidable continues.
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    Re: LP Lhar Khemapatto - Mukdahan

    In my humble view, nothing can beat google where information is concerned, even for first hand information. Of course, I only speak through my experience which is limited. No doubt, this is just the...
  13. Topic of the Week: Re: Is it Bad Manners to Eat with Hands in Bangkok?

    In India and in my country, for the most part, - and even in the Middle Eastern countries - what 'were invented long before long before knives and forks' are the norm.
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    Re: Female Thai tour guide needed

    You're right, David. Munif could well be 'a she'!
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    Re: Female Thai tour guide needed

    It's surprising. What occurred to me on reading the heading was the same - why female? And then I found most have asked the same question.

    No. We shouldn't wonder until the poster gives his...
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    Re: Thank You From Aung San Suu Kyi‏

    I have always been of the view that world bodies, UN in particular, have not shown enough enthusiasm or interest in getting her free.
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    Re: Are you sitting comfortably!!

    Itsme, I'm not sure whether you remember my constant inquiries at the TCB about your soldier days. I was, and always have been, curious about the world affairs of those days.

    Please give us more...
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    News: Re: Swine Flu: 705 cases over 27 Provinces.

    I'm no expert. Let me, though, put it this way. In a crowd, such as buses, trains, shopping areas, etc. where people are very close to each other, isn't it correct to say that face masks will provide...
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    News: Re: Swine Flu: 589 cases over 27 Provinces.

    No. It is not so. It is the general medical opinion that wearing a mask will definitely reduce the probability score of catching the flu.
  20. Re: Burma jails Suu Kyi supporters for praying for her release

    My concern here is not religion or jailed men but Suu Kyi. If Margret Thacher was an Iron Lady, this one is an admirable Steel Woman.
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    Re: Happy Birthday Khun Don

    Many happy returns, Khun Don, though I'm belated.
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    Re: katha by temple

    Chanting in English? I doubt it very much. As I understand it, chanting gathas must be in Pali always, maybe in Thai, too.
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    Re: Paknam Food Festival

    Bon appetit, Paul.
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    Re: Paknam Food Festival

    Pardon me for saying this. I may be the odd man out. But Thailand is a Buddhist country with close on 100 per cent Buddhists.

    Buddha Dhamma teaches to restrain the appeasing of five senses,...
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    Re: new members saying hello section

    Hello, friend. I suppose nonverbal communication or gesture language is just the same all over the world. For example, I think, hunger or thirst can be communicated to anyone in any part of the world...
  26. Breaking News: Re: 17 killed, 30 injured in bus accident in Krabi

    It is unlikely that the driver was drunk as early as 6. 30 am.
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    Re: Origin of kha vs khrup

    Norb, different languages have peculiarities of their own. I think this is such a peculiarity of the Thai language.

    In Hindi, 'Haam' is yes. When speaking to superiors, they always say 'Haamji'....
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    Re: happy birthday Mr Barrow

    Many happy returns, Richard.
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    Re: Request for Insight

    Paul, I'm really concerned about your spelling.:) Yes. Yes.
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    Re: British Tourist Dies in Police Custody

    You don't have to be a forensic expert or a rocket scientist to say "he had died because his heart stopped beating".:blues:
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    Re: British Tourist Dies in Police Custody

    There are spiders that are extremely poisonous. But for a man to die of spider bite is nearly impossible, in my view.

    Mozzie bite and resultant dengue is a possibility.

    But my blame goes to...
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    Re: Question about Thai Monks

    When to see a monk? Simple. Just make an appointment with the monk over the phone.:)

    You can offer whatever you think reasonable.:) The vinaya rules say that a monk should not refuse whatever is...
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    Re: Question about Thai Monks

    The best approach would be to avoid all kinds of animal flesh.:)
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    Re: Question about Thai Monks

    In the Theravada tradition, there are two sectors of monkhood. 1. Those concerned about self-salvation or whatever you call it. They concentrate on meditation, isolated from common society and...
  35. News: Re: School Boy Jumps from 6th Floor of my School

    Sad story, no doubt. But strange, too. Committing suicide is normally not for those of that age group. It is for more grown ups.

    Probably, excessive watching of tv may have had a negative impact...
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    Re: Abortion clouds Obama event at Notre Dame

    Oh. My God. I' m so confused. Abortion still remains a controversial matter. It is a criminal offence in most jurisprudences. In some countries, it is permitted depending on if it is just a zygote,...
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    Re: 100 Things You Didn't Know About Thailand

    OK. Where Pali and Sanskrit are concerned, I have this post sometime ago.

    http://www.thailandqa.com/forum/show...94&postcount=3
  38. Re: Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi refuses to take stand on trial

    I cannot call it that mine is a voice in the wilderness. Rather, it is a meow of a kitty at a Bangkok political demonstration. It is totally drowned in the high decibel noise.

    Yet, I demand,...
  39. Topic of the Week: Re: Foreigners - Which Thai dish do you dislike most?

    I once ordered a dish appearing like squid (which we call cuttle fish here). It was so hard to bite.
    I later discovered it was snail. My Gosh. It was so horrible.
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    Re: wanting to be a buddhist monk

    Let me add to the comments by Sikkha.

    Sasoko. Your intentions are great. Think, think and reflect a bit more before you take any concrete steps.
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    News: Re: German found dead on Khao Lak Beach

    Really, I am at times saddened that many do not understand Paul's witticism and his comments in lighter vein.

    Good idea. khonrai. Let Paul write a book.

    But who is going to do the proof...
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    Re: Cheap housing for me and my dog?

    LOL. David.:):D
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    Re: Cheap housing for me and my dog?

    Not so always, Paul.
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    Re: Bringing Medication to Thailand

    I have often taken valium (diazepam), librium (chlorodiozopoxide), atinolol, verapamil, ISDN
    (Isosorbite dinitrate), frisium without any questions asked anywhere. I have even purchased ISDN there....
  45. Opinion: Re: There are lies, damn lies, and even lies to cover lies

    Agreed 100 per cent, Betti. When making the post I never had you or Mel in mind in particular. I only made a general statement.

    Please don't misunderstand me too.

    I apologise to you if I hurt...
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