The religion plays a major role for Buddhist in the Thailand population like what they will do, their everyday life and who are they. One way is via collection of amulets & ornaments they project their confidence. But are they working?
You will find Amulets everywhere, in someone’s neck, for sales in temple, or there will be full bunch of amulets hanging in a taxi’s rear mirror view, during your vacation in Thailand, there is no denying you would be already aware about Buddhist amulets. Nevertheless, they are much more than fashion statement for Thais.
What these Thai Amulets look like? It may be the image of a popular monk, Buddha, or a deity, but Thai’s believe that it’s not only fortunate, they can also be healthy, bring wealth, and fend off ghost. They are widespread across the entire spectrum of Thai Buddhists, from kids to the elderly, rich & poor alike, & have not declined in vogue over years. However, the prime question is that, do they really work?
Since we cannot clarify the complexities of the world, it is tough to answer a conclusive question like that. Based on who are you asking; however, the responses will change. The thinking of mental piece or stone affecting one ‘s life, to the atheist, may seem ludicrous. But to newlywed who pin their victory in finding woman, a god synonymous with love, on their new amulet portray Trimurti? That is all the evidence he wants.
Their continued success among the population means that they are doing something fair, although cynics may argue that this is purely down to immense profit which can be produced in the trading of amulets. It is irrelevant that either the amulets are working and giving positive result or not. If, when wearing it, it gives you secured feeling if you are wearing it, healthy and strong, then surely that’s as great as magical powers would be. It’s all about what you trust & you’ll be told by millions of Buddhist in Thai that they’re working, and they help you in every step of your life.
Amulets are not one of Thailand’s only superstitious feature. The faith of the Thai people in specter can govern their behavior, such as prohibiting whistling, while they are even said to have lottery numbers. Thai people also believe, like the amulets, that their popular LP Toh Somdej can bring special powers to the wearers, just as being shielded from damage or preparing them tempt to opposite sex. Based on the days, such activities are even prohibited. For instance, haircuts on a Wednesday are said as bad luck, so many saloons are shut on Wednesday