สามเณร : Samanera : In Buddhist context, a samanera can be translated as novice monk. It literally means ”small samana”, or small renunciate, where “small” has the meaning of boy or girl. In the Vinaya (monastic discipline), a man under the age of 20 cannot ordain as a bhikkhu, but can ordain as a samanera. The female counterpart of the samamera is the samaneri. Samaneras and samaneris keep the ten precepts as their code of behavior and are devoted to the Buddhist religious life. After a year on at the age of 20, a samanera will be considered for the higher Bhikkhu or Bhikkhuni ordination. Some monasteries will require people who want to ordain as a monk to be a novice for a set period of time, as a period of preparation and familiarization.
สามเณรไทย : Thai Samaneras : To promote Buddhism. Children can return father – mothers and parents. Children learn and can help others and discipline. Today, Thai samameras are insufficient or reduced. Reasons: Education (การศึกษา) : Inconsistent between education of Buddhist monks system with ordinary education system. Standard (มาตรฐาน) : Some Wat have low standard control properly and correctly of Monks and Samameras. Money of education (เงินทุนการศึกษา) : Not have money or little money for education for Thai samameras. Request scholarship donations from charitable organizations. Family (ครอบครัว) : Family are wealth not popular children are Thai samameras. Thai samameras are children from families in rural areas (Farmers , Poor ) and children from parents die or Family have problems. Promotion Parents of children are Thai samameras during summer vacation ( March to April) “ Or - Ra - Han Summer”. Wish our king and wish Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn birthday April 2
Where there is a Problem. There will be a good Changes.
Mai Ben Rai