put food in the bowls of Buddhist monks in the morning.)
Making merit is to do good things for our mind. As generally well
known, there are many ways for us to make merit; however, one
of the easiest ways for both the children and the adults to make
merit is to put food in the bowls of Buddhist monks in the morning.
In the early morning, several Buddhist monks hold their bowls
and walk slowly and controllably along the roads as well as the
lane where the monks will pass. When they see the monks, they
invite the monks to stop so as to offer things as earlier mentioned.
After the covers of the bowls are opened, those who give alms
have to put food such as rice, dish and other things necessary
for monks' lives in the bowls. As for the flowers, the candles
and the joss sticks, if they would like to put, the monks will
turn over the covers of their bowl for receiving them.
As for giving alms the people can give alms to the monks without
worrying about numbers - one, two, three or four, they can give.
Also for the food the people can give without numbers, but the
food must be completed cooked.
bowls of Buddhist monks
(บาตรพระ or บาตร)
(เทียนไข or เทียน)