Another warning to all those who insist on getting wasted during the full moon night on the island of Koh Phangan. If you are not already aware … a full moon is a sacred day for Buddhists. Buddha was born on a full moon, obtained enlightenment and passed on to nirvana during a full moon.
To take drugs, get drunk and dance around like lunatics is the same as insulting the Buddha and all Buddhists around the globe. Its such a huge commercial endeavor that Thais embrace the party because they can make tons of MONEY off the foreigners.
A party is a party any time of the year. Having a ‘good time’ is not bad or to be accompanied by guilt but, why do people insist on behaving like this on a sacred day. One day before the full moon or after or any other day, but why do people insist on Buddha day? Karma forces DO take place at every moment and recent events can attest to this as being fact. Too many reports of people getting, hurt, killed, robbed and generally chaos taking place.
This is a petition to all those out there to respect Thai culture and tradition. Party the night before the full moon and visiting a Buddhist temple on the full moon and taking a nice herbal sauna to rid yourself of the toxins from self indulgence is the best advice i could give anyone. Perhaps this behavior would insure you do not get in a motorcycle accident, boat accident, getting robbed, shot or getting into an argument or fight
But i am sure this message will not be accepted positively because no one likes to be told what to do or how to live there life and take it upon themselves in slapping the Buddha in the face! Just please … think about it.