Wat Dhammakaya

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Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Postby identification » Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:34 pm

Someone at Wat Phra dhammakaya sent me a voice message the other night, around 11pm, of thousands of people at the temple chanting together. She said she thought there were around 10,000 people there chanting. They were trying to reach 7 million rounds of the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta that night. Even at 11pm the temple is still awake and practicing. :twothumbsup:
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Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Postby suriyopama » Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:08 am

Latest Dhammakaya news:

The DSI (Department of Special Investigation) suspends two officers over 40 million baht (1,130,000 $) bribe in connection with the Wat Dhammakaya embezzlement scandal of the Klongchan Credit Union Cooperative.

That must be petty cash for them. :rolleye:

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politics/1137069/dsi-suspends-2-top-officers-over-bribe

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Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Postby identification » Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:51 pm

suriyopama wrote:Latest Dhammakaya news:

The DSI (Department of Special Investigation) suspends two officers over 40 million baht (1,130,000 $) bribe in connection with the Wat Dhammakaya embezzlement scandal of the Klongchan Credit Union Cooperative.

That must be petty cash for them. :rolleye:

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politics/1137069/dsi-suspends-2-top-officers-over-bribe


How is this Dhammakaya news? What does it have to do with the Dhammakaya?

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Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Postby identification » Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:15 am

If everyone in the world has the same goal
or dream of seeing true peace in the world, a
world with no borders, no soldiers, no police,
a world where people have only love and good
wishes for each other, true peace will not be difficult to achieve.
True world peace begins with
inner peace, when our minds are still and calm.
Once everyone can do this, true world peace can
happen at this very moment. To share in the same dream, we must learn
and experience meditation altogether. However,
people cannot communicate effectively with
one another yet. There are many barriers in
our communication, such as custom, tradition,
culture, language and geography. If we can
overcome these barriers and communicate to the
world about how to still the mind, we will have
true world peace. This is not just a dream, but a
determination to make it a reality. - Luang Phaw Dhammajayo
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Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Postby jameswang » Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:57 am

TRobinson465 wrote:
To explain. KCUC filed a lawsuit when they were becoming insolvent for 12 billion baht worth of checks the chairmen issued to numerous groups from 2009-2011 that the credit union alleged were unauthorized. One of the groups was Wat Phra Dhammakaya. About 380 million baht worth of checks went to his family members. However the court threw the case out for insufficient evidence twice in 2013 or something. DSI is just randomly opening the case again now and is for some reason only focusing on Dhammakaya.

Can you point us to some official report about the court throwing the case out?


Sure thing, here are some links a Thai contact I have in the temple sent me.

http://thaipublica.org/investigations/c ... hong-chan/

http://thaipublica.org/2015/10/credit-u ... ngchan_71/

http://thaipublica.org/2015/10/credit-u ... ngchan_74/

https://dsi.go.th/view.aspx?tid=T0001233

Unfortunately they are in Thai, which i know is against Dhammawheel policies but there aren't really any official English reports on this except for stuff Pro-Dhammakaya sites write which draw from the Thai stuff. I myself cant really read Thai very well but my contact told me these mention the prior cases. Sadly most of the stuff about this case in Thailand is (naturally) in Thai.

Here's one in English, but its from a pro-Dhammakaya site and i guess this wouldnt count as an official report.

http://www.dhammakayauncovered.com/edit ... ade-by-dsi

Perhaps a neutral third party person here on Dhammawheel who can read Thai fluently can take a look at the links i provided and give a brief summary?

The cases I am mentioning are case no. 146/2556 which was filed in 2013, case no. 63/2557 filed in 2014, and the current case which is case no. 27/2559.


These don't speak of "the court throwing the case out", but DSI dropping charges.

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Re: Wat Dhammakaya

Postby jameswang » Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:00 am

identification wrote:
suriyopama wrote:Latest Dhammakaya news:

The DSI (Department of Special Investigation) suspends two officers over 40 million baht (1,130,000 $) bribe in connection with the Wat Dhammakaya embezzlement scandal of the Klongchan Credit Union Cooperative.

That must be petty cash for them. :rolleye:

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politics/1137069/dsi-suspends-2-top-officers-over-bribe


How is this Dhammakaya news? What does it have to do with the Dhammakaya?

It does say, "... bribe in connection with the Wat Dhammakaya embezzlement scandal..."

Now I wonder if this is related to the earlier mess at DSI's attempt to arrest the abbot. (posting.php?mode=quote&f=37&t=339&p=403878#ppr404779)


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