I’m in Chiang Mai again this week, and once again a man was bitten by a snake that emerged from the calm waters of his toilet at home. These stories have been told before: Thailand: Snake bites man's penis in toilet encounter - CNN
Last night, the toilet in my apartment was making rattling noises. I was watching, as I usually do at night, a BSWA Dhamma talk (yes, I really do do this), and hearing the rattling noises, decided I may need to venture out to Australia to continue my practice. I love Thailand, and value beyond words being able to practice at Wat Umong and to visit Wat Phleng. But, toilet pythons? Hard to be mindful when one’s only thought is of the need to possibly battle a toilet python with a bum gun.
Then, I came across this this morning : Is there anywhere safe to practice these days?