#Buddhism #Theravada #Wat #Temple Thailand #CNX #Offerings #Merit #Tamboon #Candles #Water #Jasmine #Mom #Dad #Juice #Chocolate Offerings to a Temple and Some Pleasantries for my Mom and Dad 😄 One of the foundations of Buddhist Practice is Generosity - I do what I can - one of the misconceptions maybe made is why a general focus on Alms for Monks or emphasize on the “R elgion”...it’s not like that. Buddhism teaches about Reincarnation, for myself - as I learn, understand, and experience...”more” lol......anyway associated with this Teaching are Teachings on Charity and the various “grades” of it based on individual “refinements”. I believe in Dharmakaya. However. To illustrate an example, in Thai Theravada Buddhism releasing animals is considered auspicious, “good karma”, buffalo etc semantics. It’s a good tradition. Some take it a step further, vegetarianism , some even further than that, veganism. I think they are truly wonderful and beneficial to...”all”. However. According to Reincarnation, a “being” attains reincarnation as an animal because of...”animal nature”...”animal attachment”? varied reasons - but generally, not a favorable reincarnation - animals can suffer a lot more than human beings. The fruit of endeavour of being kind to animals is not meager nor should be looked down upon but, according to Reincarnation human beings have “earned” their form, I don’t mean it to sound crass. And further then to the various grades of human beings. Rich, Poor, Affluent etc semantics. A friend told me about a vision he had when he glanced a “social escort” he said he wasn’t sure, whether past or future...but he saw a starving child in a rural area. A future incarnation, past incarnation? Buddhist Monks are taught to uphold a strict regime of observing Precepts, “Moral” Precepts? which have affects on future reincarnation if applicable. The point being, most fruitful endeavour, again I don’t mean to sound crass - however do most people have luxurious monetary spendable cash to spend on All* Forms of Charity etc, a cause for everyday of the week? 💡 This.