The Holy Emerald Jewel: Some Aspects of Buddhist Symbolism and Political Legitimation in Thailand and Laos The Holy Emerald Jewel is the focus of Frank E. Reynolds’ academic article, The Holy Emerald Jewel: Some Aspects of Buddhist Symbolism and Political Legitimation in Thailand and Laos. The Jewel, or Emerald Buddha plays a significant role in Buddhist history: it serves as a symbol of mythic power and has influenced politics in Southeast Asia since its origin. Reynolds divides his article into
religious beliefs; they all have been there for more than hundreds of years. One of the largest religious in Thailand is Buddhism. Buddhism is a system of beliefs and practices centered on the freedom from suffering and continuing rebirths by using the Buddha first teaching knowledge. This teaching is about the right practice lead to liberation, this path is known as ‘Middle way’. Furthermore, there are three different major forms of Buddhism include Theravada, Mahayana, and Tantrayana (Punyasingh, p
Punk Music History of American Popular Music; Period 5 The poet Victor Hugo once stated that “music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot be silent.” This quote seems to represent punk music in a way that isn’t immediately apparent. Punk is considered to be an “underground” genre and style that is popular with teens and young adults that feel oppressed. The expression that "cannot be put into words" and "cannot be silent" describes the ideals of punk perfectly.
Thailand is a diverse and unique country that is rich in culture and tradition. Thailand has gone by many names such as the Kingdom of Thailand and Khmer. This paper includes researched material regarding Thailand’s social, economical, geographic, religious, political, and relations to the United States. The social part of the paper will cover the current and past make up of the Thai people; information on how they became to be the Thai people. The economic part of the paper will give information