Famous monks

Far from the commercial stuff, from naughty newspaper articles there are still monks devoted to the other.

In year 2006, the chief of the Religious Affairs Department has sought the use of state television airtime to air admirable activities of Buddhist monks. Good and decent monks still exist in Thailand despite so much news about monks being bad in the papers these days.

For example Thai monks in "ISAN" area are key people for the development of the area. They are often the only way for government to introduce new laws, new medicine through remote villages. Farmers listen and have faith in monks more than in the central Bangkok government. Some monks even organise and collect founds to help poor farmers to cope with everyday problems.

These monks in "ISAN" area are called development monks ("PHRA NAK PHATTANA" - พระนักพัฒนะ).


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