Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Neither Red nor Yellow- Ruamkatanyu Foundation

Demonstrated by the notion “what comes around goes around”, karma is no stranger to the western world. Christian expressions similar to karma include reap what one sows (Galatians 6:7), violence begets violence and live by the sword, die by the sword. In Hinduism, God plays a role and is seen as a dispenser of its version of karma.

Here in Thailand, this belief is taken more seriously and some would go to extreme length to generate good karma. There are many organization in the country that allows people to accumulate good merit and as part of my project, I had the opportunity to visit the Ruamkatanyu Foundation, a well established charity organization in Thailand. As i prepare myself to join a team of volunteer "body snatchers" going around the street of Bangkok saving life and generating good karma. Check out some of the images from today visit. 
A charity booth located outside a foodcourt seeking donation for a local temple. A receipt is given for every donation.  To the Thais, making a donation is not merely about clearing those loss change but more for making good karma. They strongly believe the notion of what goes around, comes around.
The foundation headquarter in Bangkok. Located within the building is a well organized call centre working around the clock dispatching the volunteers during an emergency.
Another ingenious and charitable way of generating good karma. Stay tune to find out more!
 All the "need to know" information about the foundation and their work. A good read on a journey back home.

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