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Forest monk leaves gift of his wisdom

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When Luang Por Khamkhian Suvanno drew his last breath as dawn broke on Saturday, the country not only lost a great meditation master, but also a socially conscious monastic who dedicated his life to saving the forests and the livelihoods of the poor. 

The late Luang Por Khamkhian Suwanno. (Photo by Vichai Napua, Lampathao Group)

"If nature is destroyed and people are still hungry, monks have little chance of saving their souls," the forest monk once told me during an interview many years ago.

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