Mun Bhuridatta

As I noted before, the Thais have a penchant for making life-size statues of important Buddhist monks. But for the most important monks, a life-size statue may not be enough. Meet Mun Bhuridatta (1870-1949), a monk who spent more than 50 years meditating in the forests of Thailand, leading a strictly ascetic lifestyle. We came across him while driving out of Khon Kaen, and there was no way we couldn’t check this out. The statue is part of a small temple and roadside museum to Mun Bhuridatta. Would Mun Bhuridatta have appreciated this commemoration? It’s hard to say. “Searching out…