Also, if anyone has other, more general advice about visiting Wat Boonyawad, it'd be very welcome. In particular, where the nearest place to renew one's visa might be, how to get there etc. And if anyone reads Thai, any help with deciphering any relevant information on the website, particularly regarding ordination, would be much welcomed!
“I in the present who am a worthy one, rightly self-awakened, am a
teacher of action, a teacher of activity, a teacher of persistence. But the
worthless man Makkhali contradicts even me, (saying,) ‘There is no
action. There is no activity. There is no persistence.’ "
AN 3.138, trans. Ven. Thanissaro