Friday, May 25, 2012

Buddha Visits Koh Samui in Year 2555....

Buddha Visits Koh Samui in Year 2555 - Chris Coles
Spiritually exhausted from his discouraging visits to the Bangkok Night, Pattaya Walking Street and Hat Yai, the reincarnated Buddha retreats to Thailand's island paradise, Koh Samui where he hopes to bring his teachings to the island's tens of thousands of youthful visitors from Europe, Israel, Australia, Iran and North America.

But after 24 hours on the island, he's in shock, speechless and feeling lost in the face of the ongoing spectacle of extreme drunkenness, debauchery, gluttony, sexual abandonment, sensual indulgence and rampant use of drugs and stimulants.

The entire island archipelago appears to have been transformed into an offshore platform whose sole purpose is to generate enormous amounts of cash for its Thai owners by providing an international zone of hedonism where the cravings of an infinite river of young farang, both male and female, can be played out without restraint.

What happened to good intention, mindfulness, compassion, the Middle Way, the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path, the Three Marks of Existence.....the ideals of virtuous behaviour, ethical existence, morality, the relationship between desire and suffering? And why does no one seem to care.........

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