It has been easily 5 years ago we have started to liberate cows from the slaugterhouse in conjuction with Ven. LPu Sukh Kovito birthday, 2nd October. It started with just a few cows but for the last 2 years, it has been nine cows consistently but this year with more Malaysian participating, it will exceed 9 cows. Like Ven. LP Seua Wat DonPhaiYai said to me before, this act of liberating cow is boon yai (very meritorious act). It all started because Ven. LPu has been ill, getting in and out of hospital almost every month, if not every week.
A recent photo of Ven. LPu.
Though Ven. LPu built many temples but Reverend never assumed the role of Abbot, Reverend usually give the temple to be ran by other monks. That’s why we don’t offer money to temple to be given to Ven. LPu, to prevent money politics and avoid breach of trust. All our sincere donations from day one (about a decade ago) was handed to Ven. LPu himself.
Many years back and when I was more handsome back then :DDD lol. Ven. LPu came to Malaysia for a visit for the 1st time at age of 76. Ven. LPu came to visit Malaysia and see how come our group went all the way to Pichit and Sisaket to support Ven. LPu with no conditions whatsoever.
This is a life size bucha of Ven. LPu Sukh, one of Reverend’s last wish, was to have his image properly casted and put in the hall of Wat Pa’ Phromnimit in Sisaket for the benefits of the villagers. This project was RM20,000. In fact it will be delivered to temple today to Ven. LPu.
Ubosot of Wat Pa’Phromnimit is almost done. Its slow because economy is bad too in Thailand…more so in the outskirts like Sisaket.
One of Ven. LPu’s wish to built toilets and kutis. But response has been poor due to the economy . Ven. LPu ‘s sick in hospital often therefore less visitors frequent to Wat Pa’ to support ( it’s a forest tradition temple…in a jungle …really). We still managed to secure some sponsors fr kutis but not many.
This year Liberating Cows Ceremony will be conduct together with prayers , inviting 9 Reverends. Buying a female cow from the slaughterhouse is at RM4,000 and male will be at RM7,000. All collections will go to liberating cows, we buffered up just for the currency exchange risk but not much, in the event there is some left will be donated to Ven. LPu. The cows, at the end of the ceremony, will be offered to the farmers in Sisaket village. Ven. LPu will draws lots as there are many villagers wanting them. Strictly not for consumption, the villagers knew already that such cows will have to be cared for till it reaches its end of life naturally.
On Malaysia side,
- Mr. C.K Ng ——————————-1 cow
- Mr. Stephen Foo ———————–1 cow
- Mr. Joseph Lee ————————-1 cow