Monday, February 9, 2009

Meditation-the only magic and miracle in this world


The tiger temple in thailand is a place where an extraordinary bond between man and the world's biggest cats has been formed.. The tigers here are so peacefulits almost as if they have accepted buddhism as their religion. In fact, they even sit for the meditating sessions with the monks and kneel down in front of them as if they are the gurus. The tigers are so docile that the monks have to sometimes train them to fight otherwise they would lose all their power of self protection. The link started in 1999 when a sick baby tiger, orphaned after poachers shot its mother, was brought to the monks. Within a few years several other tiger cubs similarly orphaned by poachers had arrived. The most amazing thing is none of the cubs turned out ferocious on growing up. The monks believe that these tigers are none other than the former buddhist disciples who have taken rebirth in the same place.



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6 comments:

Jane said...

With regards to the notorious Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi, Thailand:
Following repeated complaints from tourists and volunteers working at the temple about tigers being shockingly mistreated there, Care for the Wild International (CWI) undertook an intensive two year investigation. The resulting CWI report reveals illegal wildlife trade, animal cruelty, false conservation claims and visitor safety risks at the Temple.

You can read the report at: http://www.careforthewild.com/projects.asp?detail=true&I_ID=580&mypage=Reports

You can view the letter sent by the International Tiger Coalition to the Thai authorities about the Tiger Temple here:

http://www.careforthewild.com/files/itc_letter_oct_08.pdf

This issue has widespread media coverage:

CWI's press release - "Illegal tiger trade, cruelty and human health hazards at famous tourist destination":
http://www.careforthewild.com/files/tt_news_release%2020-06-08.pdf

"Black market tigers linked to Thai Temple, Reports says"
National Geographic News, 20 June 2008:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/06/080620-tiger-temple.html

Vivek Patwardhan said...

Really amazing. And I liked your statement 'The tigers here are so peaceful its almost as if they have accepted buddhism as their religion.' Very well described.

I felt if I could walk with tigers it will be a moment I will neer forget in my life.

I have already added a link to your blog, trust it is okay with you.

Nice snaps.
Vivek

Vivek Patwardhan said...

Oh, I had not read the comments of Jane before I put mine.

I must now see what she is referring to.
Vivek

Jagjit said...

Amazing.!!!!!!! i wana be there..:)

mahesh said...

its really amazing..........
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Shafi said...

wow cooooool. I wish i had pet like that !