Wat Botworadit is a typical Thai Buddhist temple in Ang Thong province, home and boarding school for nearly 450 unfortunate and orphans children from northern part of Thailand. It was during the civil war in neighboring countries, where the first batches of underprivileged and orphans children was settle and accommodated in the temple
Being a voluntary and non-profit organisation and in the spirit of compassion and kindness to both serve and provide shelter, education and care to the underprivileged members of the community. Wat Botworadit depends of the continuous generousity and kind contributions of volunteers and donors to sustain the operation of our various activities and programmes.
Ven. Phra Khru Whutthithammathon (Luang Phor) the present abbot of Wat Botworadit who has worked tirelessly toward the welfare for the unfortunate children for almost forty years has diligently carrying out his duty to ensure that the children is provided with shelter, proper meal, clothing, education and daily necessities. Due to limited funding resources in managing the daily operation, Ven. Phra Khru Whutthithammathon (Luang Phor) is appealing to well-wisher to assist and help in alleviating the hardship for the unfortunate children.
As part of an effort to raise funds in maintaining the children’s wellbeing, Ven. Phra Khru Whutthithammathon (Luang Phor) hopes there are (Mettā) loving kindness, (Karuna) Compassion and (Mudita) from those who care and share happiness with the unfortunate children. Your kindness and contribution can make a difference.
You can support our work by donating through Kasikorn Bank Account No. 1822-113-644 Pamok Branch, Ang Thong Province. Thailand.
We welcome all donations and sincerely thanks those kind volunteers and donors who have brightened up our unfortunate children's life.
For further information, please contact our temple at Tel: 035 - 661134 and 086 – 1345003
Should a person merit make
Let him do it time and again
And turn his heart to delight therein,
For happiness is the accumulation of merit.
We are living in troubled times. Dissension, strife and disharmony rule our lives. It is time to seek meaningful solace in qualities that elevate our mind, in order to overcome these seemingly insurmountable hurdles.
Naturally, we turn to The Enlightened One (The Buddha) for consolation, for He cultivated such qualities that elevated His mind to the highest happiness and perfect Enlightenment, namely, the qualities of merit (puñña).
He preached that merit-making is a formidable antidote to overcome the many vicissitudes faced in our day-to-day lives. Hence He declared: ‘Do not fear merit-making. “Merit-making” is a term denoting happiness, what is desirable, pleasant, dear and charming. For I recall in my mind very well that after making merit for a long time, I experienced desirable, pleasant, dear and charming results for a long time. Let therefore a man train himself in merit-making that yields long-lasting happiness. Let him cultivate the practice of giving, virtuous conduct and a mind of mettā. By cultivating these qualities the wise man arrives in untroubled and happy states. And He exhorted: ‘Think not lightly of merit, saying, ʽʽIt will not come to me.ʼʼ Just as by the falling of water drops is a water-pot filled, even so, accumulating little by little, is a wise man filled with merit.
Giving is essential to Buddhism. Giving includes charity, or giving material help to people in want. It also includes giving spiritual guidance to those who seek it and loving kindness to all who need it. However, one's motivation for giving to others is at least as important as what is given.
The Buddha taught that when we give to others, we give without expectation of reward. We give without attaching to either the gift or the recipient. We practice giving to release greed and self-clinging.
At the same time, there is no giving without receiving. In a sense, giving and receiving are one. If giving is "good," then receiving is equally good, any merit that might come with giving is to be dedicated to the liberation of others.
Being aware of the modern craze in society for the accumulation of material riches, we also decided to include what The Buddha identified as real riches.
We hope you will be inspired to make more merit and accumulate real riches by lighten up the underprivileged, both of which would be of advantage to you in this world and in the next.