Chapter 04: Words of Greeting

Phra Dhammarajanuvat

I give my blessings to :

The Chief Councilor of The Council for Teachers’ Training

The Provincial Governor of Singburi Province

Teachers, Students and all Buddhists.

Today is to be considered as a most honorable day by the Sangha as one of the Maha Thera monks has been conferred an honorary university degree in Education Studies.

The fact that the Council for Teachers’ Training has declared and applauded the fame and honour of the Venerable Chao Khun Ra-jsuddhi๑a-n ฺamongkol is comparable to a golden setting prepared to receive a precious diamond of the Sangha that shines with sparkling light.

It is true that monks who perform their duties are doing only what they ought to do in accordance to the teaching of the Buddha and that they do their duties so as to benefit the general public in one way or another without thinking of acquiring any personal gain, either material or non – material, but the fact that a member of the Sangha is being applauded and highly regarded in this manner is in actual fact an act of proclaiming to the public the virtues of that particular member concerned.

On behalf of the Sangha, I wish to express my appreciation and agreement with the Council for Teachers’ Training for presenting the facts about Phra Rajsuddhinanamongkol to the Royalty for the royal conferring of an honorary degree on him. I wish to express my sincere delight to the Venerable Chao Khun Rajsuddhi๑a-n ฺamongkol, who is receiving such an honour on this occasion.

May I ask for the Blessing of the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha to protect Phra Ra-jsuddhi๑a-n ฺamongkol so that he may prosper in longevity, status, happiness, health and Buddhasasana.

May you all prosper in a similar manner too.

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