Wednesday, November 25, 2009

About Somdej Phra Buddhacara

Note: Somdej Phra Buddhacara is also known as Somdet Toh.
To read about his legend, click HERE (article published by Accesstoinsight.org)




Wat Rakang Kositaram, Bangkok Metropolis.

Born in B.E 2319 (1776 A.D) and ordained as a novice at the age of thirteen. He was ordained under the royal sponsorhip at Wat Takrai, Pitsanulok Province. He was the royal mentor and teacher of the Khmer Language to H.R.H. Crown Prince Mongkut when the Crown Prince was ordained as a novice.A monk of profound wisdom, he was renowned for his sagacity and his witty eloquence. He strictly observed all tenets of itinerent monkhood. He passed away at the age of eighty five.

(Click on the picture above to read the version in Thai, Mandarin and Japanese language.)

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