Topics: Chiang Mai, Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pages: 2 (561 words) Published: March 14, 2013
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A.Topic [The Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaeo) in Bangkok, Thailand] B.Question [Is the temple of Wat Phra Kaeo the holiest in all of Thailand?] C.Rationale [I personally visited Thailand and took a great interest in the religious beliefs of Buddhism. I just admired how the various temples were constructed. This temple was by far my most favorite because of its history and magnificent construction. ] D.Thesis [The Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaeo) is the holiest temple in all of Thailand.] II.Concession

A.Concession [Other people believe that another temple in Chiang Mai called, “Wat Phra Singh” is believed to be the holiest because it was the first housing place of the Emerald Buddha.] B.Explanation [ The temple of Wat Phra Kaeo in Bangkok is the holiest temple in Thailand because it is the current housing place of the Emerald Buddha and just because it was first located in the temple of Wat Pra Singh in Chiang Mai does not mean it is the holiest temple.] III.Main Body #1

A.Piece of Evidence #1 [The first piece of evidence is that the Emerald Buddha is made out of the finest gems ever known and has some of the most miraculous powers.] 1.Source [Becoming The Buddha: The ritual of the image Consecration in Thailand by Donald K. Swearer] IV.Main Body #2

A.Piece of Evidence #2 [It is believed by anthropologists and historians that wherever a Buddha is destined to go is where it shall ultimately choose based upon the chain or genealogy of the kingdom.] 1.Source [Famous Buddha Images and the Legitimation of Kings: The Case of the Sinhala Buddha (Phra Sihing) in Thailand by Stanley J. Tambiah] V.Main Body #3

A.Piece of Evidence #3 [Kings fought to capture the Emerald Buddha because of its belief that it is the holiest object known to man and whatever city it was in, the city would prosper.] 1....
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