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17. Revered monk
Revered monk

Revered monks play an important role in Thai life and act much in the same way that saints do for Catholics. They are attributed with having performed miracles and are beings with great wisdom and power. Their powers grow after death as stories accumulate. Buddha amulets blessed and sold at their temples are believed to be especially propitious.

All text and images Daniel Stiles 2003

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