• Creator
  • Nithi Ieosiwong
  • Created Date
  • 1994-08
  • Description
  • In this article, the author offers insightful explanations for the recent emergence of the Kuan-yin cult in Thai society. The followers of the cult pay homage to Kuan-yin, the female deity in Mahayana Buddhism, and become vegetarian. The cult is particularly popular among middle-class Thais in Bangkok and in other cities as well. According to the author, this is mainly because Thevarada Buddhism (the official religion of Thailand) could not ad... more
    In this article, the author offers insightful explanations for the recent emergence of the Kuan-yin cult in Thai society. The followers of the cult pay homage to Kuan-yin, the female deity in Mahayana Buddhism, and become vegetarian. The cult is particularly popular among middle-class Thais in Bangkok and in other cities as well. According to the author, this is mainly because Thevarada Buddhism (the official religion of Thailand) could not adapt its organization and teaching to serve the needs of growing middle class. less
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