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Patcharawalai Sanyanusin

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Patcharawalai Sanyanusin is a writer for Life section of the Bangkok Post.

Patcharawalai Sanyanusin
18 Oct 2021

More meditating, less talking please

Whenever there are reports of Buddhist monks misbehaving or violating the monastic code of conduct, we often hear comments like "They are causing a decay to the religion" and "They should be kicked out of the monastery right away".

18 Oct 2021 39
23 Aug 2021

Let the experts do their job

The anti-government demonstrations that are back on the streets since early this month don't only make us worry about the spread of Covid-19 but also caused an unlikely drama that put a Bangkok temple in the spotlight two weeks ago.

23 Aug 2021 4
Let the experts do their job
21 Jun 2021

What does happiness really mean to you?

Two weeks ago, I came across two interesting stories about two celebrities who shared their insight about the same issue -- material things and happiness -- which I think might be useful for many who are chasing after them.

21 Jun 2021 2
19 Apr 2021

Differences deserve respect, not scorn

'One of the truest signs of maturity is the ability to disagree with someone while still remaining respectful."

19 Apr 2021 2
15 Feb 2021

The charlatan among us

A person who makes a mistake and is quick to correct it deserves our forgiveness. But, what about a person who repeats the same mistake many times and takes a long time to say sorry?

15 Feb 2021 3
14 Dec 2020

Reform of faith needed for youth

I wasn't surprised to hear anti-government protesters vow to escalate their rallies into the next year.

14 Dec 2020 2
12 Oct 2020

Three pillars that unite the nation

It's been almost three months since we have seen the three-finger salute gestured by pro-democracy students in a series of demonstrations to pressure Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his government to step down.

12 Oct 2020 48
10 Aug 2020

Monasteries are forgetting Buddha

I first heard of Ai Khai from news reports about Patcharasri Benjamas, or Kalamare, a TV personality and celebrity who went to Wat Chedi in Nakhon Si Thammarat a few months ago and set off millions of firecrackers near his statue in a show of gratitude.

10 Aug 2020 5
25 May 2020

Focus on the good in times of crisis

Whether the new coronavirus was man-made or not and where exactly it came from remains a mystery. Even though some experts have said that it is a naturally occurring strain among bats and not a bioweapon, it has claimed more than 320,000 lives and sickened over 5 million people around the world so far.

25 May 2020 6
16 Mar 2020

Fear of virus is more deadly

'We're thinking about stocking up on some food and water soon. How about you?" asked my sister last month. She said that her husband was worried about Covid-19, which has killed more than 4,000 people and infected more than 118,000 in 114 countries so far.

16 Mar 2020 2