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Fish Merit

  1. 1. At the Wat Yannawa TempleAlong the Chao Phraya River Bangkok, Thailand By Liezel Magno Castro
  2. 2. This is Wat Yannawa or The Boat Temple
  3. 3. My Family loves visitingWat Yannawa Fish Merit in the Chao Phraya River by Liezel Magno Castro
  4. 4. Behind the Wat Yannawa Temple is the Chao Phraya River Fish Merit in the Chao Phraya River by Liezel Magno Castro
  5. 5. Chao Phraya is a long river that stretches fromnorth to south of Thailand.Here you can see 5-star hotels, churches andfamous temples like the Wat Arun (Temple of theDawn), Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha) and manymore.You ride the Chao Phraya Express Boats to takeyou from one place to another. Fish Merit in the Chao Phraya River by Liezel Magno Castro
  6. 6. Many activities take place in theChao Phraya river. Aside being aroute for transporting peopleand goods, there is also theannual Royal Barge for the ThaiRoyal Family and the nightlydinner cruises. Fish Merit in the Chao Phraya River by Liezel Magno Castro
  7. 7. Another enjoyableactivity that you can dohere is feeding thebirds and the fishes. Fish Merit in the Chao Phraya River by Liezel Magno Castro
  8. 8. Breads and pellets are soldat the river bank.Fishes and turtles are alsobeing sold for people whowants to do fish / turtlemerits. Fish Merit in the Chao Phraya River by Liezel Magno Castro
  9. 9. One Sunday, after our regularSunday Mass, we visited WatYannawa. My daughterLeecia, fed the fishes and thebirds, again in the Chao Phraya.While busy enjoying thesceneries, we’ve noticed agroup of three Thai studentsconducting a Fish Merit.In a pail, there were three fishesrepresenting the three girls.Their Fish Merit begins with aprayer.They’ve recited a prayer (orSuad, for the Thais). Fish Merit in the Chao Phraya River by Liezel Magno Castro
  10. 10. The girls’ prayers tookabout 10 minutes. Afterthey’ve prayed, they’vereleased the 3 fishes inthe river. Fish Merit in the Chao Phraya River by Liezel Magno Castro
  11. 11. Me and my daughter with the 3 Thai girls.Fish Merit is one of the activities in Thailand whereone believes that when you release a fish (forsome, they use birds, while others they useturtles), you give the creature its life back. By doingso, you will also receive peace, life and freedom foryourself. Fish Merit in the Chao Phraya River by Liezel Magno Castro
  12. 12. Of all the wonderful treasures in this world, there will be nothing more precious to someone than giving them a piece of your heart. Every time you share the goodness of your heart, you always end up winning, because LIFE IS AN ECHO. It bounces back to you what you have given. Fish Merit in the Chao Phraya River by Liezel Magno Castro

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