Bangkok day ✌🏼
Golden Buddha 🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷
Today was a blur of beautiful temples with our tour guide/personal paparazzi, Onn.
I’m so glad we hired a guide for today because just seeing all these places is nothing without knowing the stories behind them.
WE. LEARNED. SO. MUCH!
One of the things we learned was what the Buddhist religion is all about. They believe in reincarnation and karma. What you do in one life, has great influence on what you become in another life.
Because everyone is reincarnated, any person you pass on the street could have been your mother, your brother or your child in a past life. Therefore everyone is treated with respect. From the homeless person on the street, to the king himself.
The cycle of life, death and reincarnation goes around and around with the ultimate goal being Nirvana.
Nirvana is reached with you have rid yourself of all your bad karma and you then become free from the cycle of reincarnation.
You can purchase lotus flowers outside the temple to lay at the feet of the Buddha.
The lotus grows out of mud and becomes a beautiful flower. Buddhists believe that humans are like lotus flowers. That we can all rise above the evil and temptation of the world and become good.
And that folks is your history lesson of the day📝📚🙈 #watpho #watarun #goldenbuddha #leaningbuddha #emeraldbuddha #goldenpalace #thailand #bangkok #travel #wanderlust #bucketlist #bucketlist✔️