In Buddhism, it’s believed that followers can get good results by giving merit. One of the main approaches is by giving alms, through a Tak Bat ceremony or by donating items that are necessary for one living a monastic lifestyle.
While in Luang Prabang, we saw these recently-donated orange beds and supplies (toiletries, bedding, fans, pillows) on display in the Wat Xieng Thong temple courtyard. Novice monks mingled out in the courtyard. Some read books or toyed with their iPods or mobile phones while others interacted with tourists who were eager to show them photographs they had snapped.
I wonder if seniority dictates which monk gets which goodies?
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