Hi everyone. My name is Bo. I’m a dentist living in Thailand.
First of all, I respect and would love to listen to different points of view. However, as an active volunteer of KBO, May I share with you guys what KBO does and the reasons why KBO does like this?
KBO’s purpose is to share the knowledge of how to treat Buddha’s symbols properly.
Why we have do this?
Every single volunteer of KBO is a vigorous meditator. Despite different backgrounds, the more we train our mind through meditation, the more deeply we appreciate the Buddha because Buddha taught us the most significant thing: the way to end all misery. Therefore, we wholeheartedly feel grateful to Buddha and come out to protect Buddha and his symbols as the symbol is not just a material but indeed the thing reminding us of Buddha and his virtue.
The only thing driving us is deep gratitude to the Buddha.
What we do?
We have been trying every single way to protect Buddha’s symbols from being mistreated like what you commonly see worldwide. We make Megabillboards trying to tell visitors since their first step here in the Buddha land that Buddha is not for decoration or tattoo. We put roll-up stands and set spiritual life exhibitions to share Do and Don’t to Buddha’s symbols. Besides, we make 5000s Magazine, a wisely-blended lifestyle and Dhamma magazine, to share Buddha’s teachings to which everyone, whether Buddhists or non-Buddhists, can apply in daily life.
While I was a volunteer of KBO in Spiritual Life Exhibition at Arun Temple a few months ago, a foreigner walked past our booth and took a photo at the wall of the booth. A short moment later, he came back to me and showed me the photo. He said that I decided to visit our exhibition because he wholeheartedly agrees with the message in the photo. This is a photo of one of KBO’s Megabillboards and such a touching message is
" Not only do we protect Buddhism but awaken the morality of mankind"
This clearly proves that KBO’s unwavering effort to raise the sense of respect is universally understandable. Regardless of nationality and religion, respect to the virtuous one like the Buddha is common sense.
Hope everyone who read my explanation will have the right understanding of what KBO has been doing.
Thanks from the bottom of my heart.