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200,000 Monks by foureyes 200,000 Monks by foureyes
The Sangha World in Thailand consists of about 200,000 monks and 85,000 novices at most times of the year. However, these numbers increase during the Buddhist ‘lent’ to 300,000 and 100,000 novices. Young boys may become novices at any age, but a man cannot become a monk until he reaches the age of twenty. He can then remain a monk for as long as he wishes, even for just one day.

There are over 29,000 temples in Thailand and The Monkhood, like all other aspects of Buddhism, is not necessarily a promise for life.
Becoming a monk is intended as a way to attain a goal, for one's self or one's family. Any ordained monk may leave the order at any time he chooses simply by informing the abbot at his monastery.
Watching their rituals and evening prayers inspires reverence :floating:
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200,000 Monks by `foureyes ( Featured by xbastex )
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foureyes Featured By Owner 11 hours ago
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jokerkiing Featured By Owner 6 days ago
ooooh i love the lighting and the warmth it feels so magical :D
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preada58 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Stunning! You have so many awesome buddhist photos :D
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Astraliss Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Love them all!!!!
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foureyes Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
:hug:.....Saluditos :)
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elminino Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013   General Artist
what an amazing pic and what an amazing gallery!
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foureyes Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
:)..................:nod: :handshake:
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
Easy my friend. I'm sure we can arrange something over Facebook, seems to be the place to keep connected these days. Looking forward to meeting. :D
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foureyes Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Great,....Let's stay in touch, I don't have an arrival date yet, I'll be finalizing all the details next month :dance:
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Perhaps I can stay a little longer and meet up with you over there somewhere. Would be great to meet you! I'm staying for 2 months at the moment, but another month wouldn't hurt anyone ;)
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foureyes Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Thank you Drew, it was my first time in Thailand it was AMAZING, you are gonna love it :love:.......planning a second trip in Nov for a month, can't wait :dance:
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
I hope to get some amazing images like this when I do South East Asia in Sep this year. Thanks for the inspiration! :P
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erene Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Congratulations on your DD!
Excellent job!
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TammyPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
An amazing photo. I love all the different colors and how well they work together. You have captured the light beautifully as well. :heart:
Congrats on the DD! :D
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Awesome picture! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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foureyes Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Thank you :highfive:
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Voted! What a fantastic album... I really think you have a chance at this contest. Also love the "Prayer Time" photography with the woman on red carpet. Your photos are truly wonderful and make me want to go to Thailand (again!) :love:.......:+fav:
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Sigma-Echo-Seven Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Writer
Looks peaceful.
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swashbuckler Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You have the best four eyes I've seen. :) Amazing work.
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Dancing-Naked Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012   General Artist
I love how magically this looks.
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CatriamFlockentanz Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
I always thought who is a monk stays that for a lifetime unless a marriage is on the way...
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stealthyninja21 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student General Artist
wow i never knew that about monks. i thought it was for life. ignorant me. lol
the candles and candle holder are so detailed and vibrant
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Emmi-Kat Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student Filmographer
That's a great photo! The lighting is so magical, I thought it was an airbrushing!
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happygirl224 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student General Artist
This is very beautiful!!
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lisa-sciannella Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
beautiful!
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RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Congratilations for the very well deserved DD:heart:
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linkinparkrulz95 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice!! :clap:
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mandaIa Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on the DD :D
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bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional
You got a DD


Cool
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4N63L-Z3R0 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student General Artist
I always want to know more and more about monks and their ways. Thank you for sharing this beautiful image and valuable information. <3
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The-GoblinQueen Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful photo & amazing information!

Congrats on the DD
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Neko-Baka-Olush Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
So beautiful photo! :)
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WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The description of the photo helps to accentuate a photo of remarkable beauty.

Thank you for sharing.

Well done on the DD!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :heart:
Have a nice day! : )
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volotation Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student General Artist
c'est bien la photo
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Beautiful image. Also, thanks for the interesting notes--it made me appreciate the photo more. Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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marianus Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good luck for the contest! You would deserve it. :thanks:
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
:glomp: Bernieeee! :+favlove:
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K-ayu Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the photo and your commentary! :D
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
beautiful...love the natural lighting...
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MARX77 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012   Photographer
Congratulations, man. Well deserved DD!
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bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional
cool
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spikelover7 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Totally voted for you in the contest. Good luck! Phenomenal work :heart:
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gensanity Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
cool bg info but what is he doing?

is this a ritual?

beautiful image
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TomKilbane Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
sweet
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Alembic-Lynx Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
Stunning !!!!
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