In Laos The clearest feeling of traveling is the Buddhist atmosphere. The economy of Laos is not very good, and various temples in various places have become the best buildings in the local area. We came to Laos and some temples are a must go. Because of Buddhism, there are a lot of tourists here. Because of Buddhism, people will feel that there is no competition in the world. Laos is an ancient Buddhist country, and there is a strong religious atmosphere everywhere. There are more than 4,970 various Buddhist temples and pagodas in the country. Many of them have culture and history. Anyone in a temple will tell you some stories.
Laos has a long history of Buddhism. Laos was founded in 749, but at that time Laos was not very peaceful. People live in war, especially the countries on the edge are always in contention. In 1353, Fang, the Prince of Manswa in Angkor, founded an independent nation of Nanzhang. Fang grew up in Cambodia from a young age, married the daughter of King Angkor at that time, and won the throne under the support of King Angkor, and established the capital in Luang Prabang. Afterwards, the Southern Division was introduced into Laos and gradually developed into a state religion. Luang Prabang was originally the name given to a Buddha statue by Angkor to Faang. In order to support the monks who came to Hongfa from Angkor, King Nanzhang also built the famous Posaro Temple. There are also some historical reasons for the increasing number of Buddhists in Laos.
Buddhism It has a great impact on all aspects of Laos. In addition to some living habits, it also affects the behavior of local people, and has played an important role in the development of Laos history. Nowadays, Laos around Southeast Asia are like Theravada Buddhism. The small multiplication method is aimed at self-improvement and liberation. Its highest fruit position is Arahantuo fruit and Pizhi Buddha fruit. Modern people also rarely talk about the classification of Mahayana and Mahayana. According to the definition of Nan Buddhism, Nan Buddhism is collectively called theravada Buddhism. There is a large Buddha temple in Xishuangbanna, and there is also a large Buddha statue in it.
In On the streets of Laos, you will see monks wearing orange clothes and nuns in white clothes. People are curious about their lives. Because there are many stories about them online. Some say that Laos monks live smartly, and wine and meat pass through the intestines, but is it actually the case?
First talk about why there are so many men in Laos who become monks. Lao monks are divided into several categories. One is that at a certain age, family members or monks voluntarily in the temple for a short period of time, there is no one who must do this, but can only say who believes. Some men went to temples for short-term transfers because they felt they were out of luck recently. I heard from locals that some children because of poor family conditions, hope that children can improve their lives after studying in some temples. Another group hopes to devote their entire lives to Buddhism. Even if some monks are not of good character in Laos, they would like to pray for the family in the temple, etc., and the timing of monks is not fixed. Some people are young and some people are married after marriage, depending on personal circumstances.
The most famous in Laos is the number, The monks’ collective fate in many places is rarely seen elsewhere. In fixed places, locals bring food and goods to give, and now with the development of the times, tourists everywhere have begun to participate. Some locals have told us that the arrival of tourists can make more monks have enough food to eat, but there are also monks embarrassed by tourists who are overly curious, but over time, they have become accustomed to the lens of tourists.
Why does Laos have a habit of giving? Because it is the foundation of the harmonious world and the law of birth. All sentient beings are circulating in the Three Realms. Many people in the local community hope that alms can pray for the family and do good things. Traditional giving should be based on glutinous rice. It should be prepared early in the morning. Give to the monks first, then feed the children, and then eat it by themselves. However, with the arrival of tourists, the offerings in some parts of Laos are somewhat different, such as Luang Prabang, Laos. When tourists join, Lao monks add some snacks and cookies in the bowl.
Laos do n’t open fire in Laos temples, and they do n’t eat at noon, so the monks have enough food to eat for a day. As for many people who say that Laos monks are happy with meat, I have specifically asked locals. It is said that in most cases Lao monks are vegetarian. If there are believers who take meat to give monks, monks will eat them. Meat eats, as monks do not drink wine.
Maybe you have some doubts about the local monk eating meat. The local believes in Theravada Buddhism. They can allow the believers to eat meat. This kind of meat is called”Sanjing meat.” The so-called”three clean meat” should have three conditions:first, the invisible kill, that is, the miserable sight of the animal dying without seeing it with its own eyes. Second, heedlessness, that is, he did not hear its scream. Third, do not kill yourself, that is, you do not kill yourself just because you want to eat.
This is a Laos I took at night Monk, there are young monks hanging out on the street, Laos monks in the temple are studying and chanting. Sometimes you can hear the Laos monk chanting in the temple from a distance, which makes people feel a special peace of mind.
This is Puxi Mountain in Luang Prabang A young monk he met, it is not clear whether he is a liar. He took the initiative to greet us, and then told us that he likes China very much and wants to learn Chinese and needs to buy books to study. We saw that he loved studying so much and took him to buy books. He also said that buying books was too far away and he bought them for himself. If I would immediately conclude that it was a liar, but in a country so religious to Buddhism, I really do not want to believe that this boy would use the monk’s identity to cheat money.
In Laos, people have different definitions of being a monk. Some people hope that after 100 years You can give your life’s wealth to the temple. This is a belief, hoping to continue the good. Temples can save them for some people who have a particularly bad family situation. For some people who do n’t have enough food, this is a good place to eat. Temples provide food, and believers give, and you can learn about culture and life skill. Everyone has a symbol of goodness in their hearts. No matter what they believe in or what they think, people want to be unified, they want a happy life, and they want a pure land in their hearts.