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Victim /ex political prisoner of Lese Majesty Charge in Thailand, Suwicha Thakor turned to monkhood

August 30, 2010

 

Suwicha Thakor ordained, 11 July  2010 -source: http://www.prachatai.com

Suwicha Thakor ordained, 11 July 2010 -source: http://www.prachatai.com

Since the military back government in controlling the political landscape of Thailand from year 2006. There are series of measures in tightening the freedom of expression in order to silence the conscious citizens to voices their views and also suppressing any dissidents’ opinions.

The enactment and enforcement of the Computer Crime Acts and Lese Majesty charges   are widely used to silence and imprisoned any dissenting voices towards the current ruling regime, military and monarchy institution.

Why i chose to be ordanained?

One of the latest released blogger, Suwicha Thakor  who was charged  and sentenced under Lese Majesty for 10 years imprisonment since  3rd  April 2009.. He was later being granted royal pardon from the king last July 2010.

Soon, he released from prison, he   decided to take the novice vows and ordained as monk on the 11 July 2010

 He told the independent news online, Prachathai , “ . he would not talk about worldly matters ‘or the reasons which are already known.’

 He has make the vow to be a monk if a day he is being realesed.

He also sited that now he has the task of a Buddhist of disseminating Dharma which is the way to be free from suffering, and to help others to be free from suffering is a great merit.

Also, regarding the innocent people who had suffered from recent events.  He said that they should turn to dharma.

If we read the letter and news about his life inside prison since last year till he  ordained as monk. We can deeply felt and understood why he had make such decision and claimed that turn the mind to dharma is the only way to relief the sufferings of the sentient beings.

He and his family members has been endured  deepest  sufferings, while he was imprisonment.  The only way he could deal with the deep sufferings was to  turn his mind to dharma and practice meditation  inside the prison.

 Maybe dharma had healed his inner deep sufferings and mind.

 
 

Suwicha Thakor ordained, 11 July  2010 -source: http://www.prachatai.com

Suwicha Thakor ordained, 11 July 2010 -source: http://www.prachatai.com

Rullers have lost their minds on Buddha-dharma:

Somehow, it is ironic that it is also reflect that those  in power and lost their Sila  (moral) in buddhist teachings in Thailand, their minds have not turned to dharma.

Instead, those who had became the victims due to the  those in power – whose minds are inflicted and craving to power had to endure the sufferinngs and  the uncertainty of life.

It is also sadden to see that Thailand is one of the oldest country that has been embraced Buddha dharma teachngs.

However, the dharma teachings has not indeed maniesfted in the society, especially the rulling power and those elites who control the social orders.

Compare to past centuries, Kingdom and rulers who turned their minds and path to strictly follow the dharma had been always brought great fortune not only to the nation and people under their governance. It was not the kind of material constructions that we are referring to. But they had brought inner mind transformation of themselves and people into wisdom and deep compassion. These minds awakening which are seriously lacking in this century that has caused so much disasters- be ecology or human society disasters. The diluted minds of  craving for  unlimited desires, ego and power clinging and negatives emotions all manifested in all the conflicts and disparities that are happening now  in the human society.

Maybe, we are indeed lacking of dharma king or rullers in this century  who are truly embrace and practicised dharma. 

We tended to blame the karma deeds of those who are victimised and asked them to realise their bad deeds in past life times and turn to dharma. Ironically, the rullers, those who rule the life of others , they have not being summoned  to be returned to true buddha dharma teaching and practices.

In another hand,  Thai society had lost  their best spiritual master. alike  the late Achan Buddhasa , who was always able to bring charma in real sense to cure the sufferngs of people in Thailand.

Even though,  he was  regarded as the  kind of “outcasted”  by other sangha  members who  are under the state control.

 

May revival of  buddha dharma and great spiritual masters returning to Thailand:

Hopefully, the young generation alike Suwicha Thakor who is now walking on the path of  buddha dharma and aims to relief the sufferiing of all sentient binges.  One day, he and his companions will be able to bring the true dharma return to Thailand.

 There will be more spiritual leaders emerged alike the late archan Buddhasa who had broughth the truth light of Buddha activities back to this country in the last century.

 In the same times, may those  rulers and elites whos have lost their minds on dharma, we will pray for them, one day they come back and walk the same  buddha-dharma path.

May all of us, all sentient beings, and our minds turn to dharma? Dharma to be our path, clear all the confusion and obscuration. May wisdom arise, free us from dualistic mind and ignorance.Finally we all together realise the true nature of our unborn natural mind.

News about Suwicha Thakor:

 Blogger’s letter from prison

http://en.rsf.org/thailand-blogger-s-letter-from-prison-19-01-2010,36140

Suvicha Thakor ordained

http://www.prachatai.com/english/node/1940

Code from Suvichai:

“Suwicha Thakor’s life after sentencing”

http://www.prachatai.com/english/node/1206

Times New Roman’; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB” lang=EN-GB>‘Now I’m trying to turn to Dharma, particularly the 3 characteristics of all things, Anicca (impermanence), Dukkha (suffering), and Anatta (illusion of self).  I’ve been trying to seek freedom like a fish stuck in a net; the more you struggle, the tighter it gets.  Looking around, I see other convicts still smile, laugh and make jokes among themselves.  But I feel tortured.  My wife cries.  I don’t know how my children are living.  I cry each time I think of them.  I feel sorry   for my youngest child who has yet to learn about this because his mother has not told him, sparing him the pain that his brother and sister have felt.’

 

Other news and article on Lese Majesty charges and political prisoners in Thailand:

Source: 

Freedom Against Censorship in Thailand

http://facthai.wordpress.com/

 Political Prisoners In Thailand

http://thaipoliticalprisoners.wordpress.com/

 On Lese Majesty

http://interceder.net/dashboard/lese-majeste

 Political prisoners cases :

http://www.prachatai.com/english/taxonomy/term/83

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Seeking certainty of life

August 25, 2010

 

Alike wandering soul

We search for refuge
Searching  for comfort
Searching for certainty of life,,,,

We keep searching..
Building the comfort secure zone for our life

We keep building certainty of life

Trusting the life we live can be forever the same

In reality
There is no such certainty
Every moment is transitional….

The more we seek refuge to certainty
We are bound to suffer

Hell Realm On Earth

August 22, 2010

Photos of political prisoners who were imprisoned

Photos of political prisoners who were imprisoned


Soon I step into the building
I could not breath

I stared at the wall of the museum,,,
Faces of young, old, women ,men….

The photos of those who were imprisoned here….
A voice told me
They were all killed wrongly

Scene of torture
Vividly displayed

The cruel humanity crime

Due to the ignorance
Diluted mind
The earth turn to hell realm

Note:
i was actualy visited the Toul Sieng Genocide Museum. Phnom Penh on the 8 August 2010 – the 1 st year anniversary of the museum.
This museum had displayed the scene of the prisons cells , testimoies /letters of political prisoners and also scenes of the tortures.

I left the musuem with deepest sadness and wishing those unrest souls will be able to be rest in peace. The musuem had manifested
such a great sufferings occurred due to deep igonorance of those clung to power.

Farewell…….

August 21, 2010

Both of you
Again came to me
After long times we had departed…..

Almost 20 years …
We were seperated from each other
Living in different worlds

This time
Both of you
Sent me a big warm smiles
Waved at me
And , again departed to another path

Tears of joice
Deepest feeling of happiness
Arose within me…..

I knew that
Both of you are going to another good path

I promise
I will live my life in fullness
Deepest thanks for you both
Brought me to this preciuos human life

May you both can soon
Attain enligthement…

20 August 2010
ps: this poem dedicate to my parent who had passed away 20 years ago.
My deepest love and blessings to their next destiny.