Please note that with the passing of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, we have split the single existing News topic on his death into two separate topics.
There is now a Shrine Room
discussion, to mark his passing, to wish him a favourable rebirth and to reflect upon the merits of his long legacy.
There remains a News, Current Events & Politics
discussion to discuss the pragmatic implications of his death for Thailand, and to consider what may happen as a result of upcoming leadership and political transitions.
Being cognizant of these two discrete topics, please comment in whichever one is most appropriate. Posts may be moved from one to the other topic without notice by moderators, if a certain post would be better located in the other topic.
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)
"You've got to focus on what's really worthwhile in life, which means resisting a lot of the currents in our culture" (Thanissaro)