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Luminous journey comes to an end

A century ago, a baby boy named Charoen embarked on a voyage that would lead him to inspire a nation with his Buddhist teachings and stouthearted guidance

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His Holiness Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara, the Supreme Patriarch, was born on Oct 3, 1913 in Kanchanaburi province. He was formerly know n as Charoen Gajavatra. 

The young Charoen grew up in a community that embraced the traditional Buddhist lifestyle, giving alms to monks every morning and attending temple services on religious days.

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