Stacked stones…

Last week we went on hiking trip with some Thai friends. One of the places we hiked to had a number of stones stacked on top of each other. We were curious as to the meaning of these, if any and asked our Thai friends, but they were unable to answer us. As I was still curious I did a bit of research online and found out that this is quite a common practice in Buddhism for a number of reasons. It is believed to be:
– A childlike act to increase awareness
– A means to teach balance and concentration
– A means of request to deities to give the traveler safe passage
– Makeshift Stupas of Pagodas
– A request for good fortune where each stone represents a particular wish and possibly
a family member.
Please do pray that God will reveal himself to the Thais through nature and that they will seek Him above all else.

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