If you live in Thailand for anytime you will here the words suay and aroi on a more than regular basis You will see the tall almost white young women selling cars, soap, and whatever else. The “pretties” being a “pretty” are in demand in Thailand Maybe it’s me but I cannot see most women’s faces as they are covered in makeup. If a woman is beautiful I would think she could be seen in public after a minimum of effort not to hours or so spent hiding her, real, sort common self. It is not beauty, it is the appearance or the illusion of beauty.
Same thing with delicious I cannot count the times I have been to dinner with Thai who sit through a meal talking about how delicious the food is, thanking the proprietor and for the net few days talking about how this or that element of the meal was terrible, or not so good.
I have asked many times why they simply do not tell the cook or the owner if there is a problem with part of the meal and am generally told that they could never do that as it is not polite. But, of course talking about someone behind their back and not making constructive criticism is just fine. I find all these forms of Thainess very sad and not wholesome.
Thailand’s children are being raised by ignorant deluded adults, parents and teachers, and a religion that has been hijacked by a Sangha caught up in greed and lies. Just look at test scores, weekly articles about disease and ignorance rampant in the country.
As the old year dies out and a new year is born I would think would be an appropriate time for Thais and others to a bit of Asubha Meditation
Go to YouTube and search for Asubha Meditation Some of the videos may be difficult for some people to watch, but like it or not that is the way things are
“Herein, Bhikkhus & Friends, the Bhikkhu contemplates the body from the soles of the feet upward, and from the top of the hair downward: This filthy frame with skin stretched over it, which is filled with many impurities consists of head-hairs, body-hairs, nails, teeth, skin, flesh, sinews, bones, marrow, kidneys, heart, liver, vomit, diaphragm, spleen, lungs, intestine, membrane, stomach, excrement,
brain, bile, lymph, pus, blood, sweat, fat, tears, skin, tallow, spit, snot, joint-fluid, and urine. Just as if a man with good sight would examine a sack with openings at both ends, filled with various kinds of grain; paddy, beans, sesame, on opening it would recognize its contents thus: That is paddy, this is beans, that is sesame, this is husked rice: Exactly so does the Bhikkhu investigate this body.”