King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand 1927-2016

One of the most important goal in any persons life is to be remembered for something. Whether it is as a father or mother, or something he or she has accomplished or done with the heart in the right place. Regardless of intentions, the man have striven to reach this goal since the dawn of time. But what do you say about a man who have accomplished all of these examples?

King Bhumibol Adulyade was not only a King and a great role model for all the Thai people also very popular, even among many other nationalitets and leaders.

We do what we can to benefit our own lives as well as others so we can receive a good and happy life. But there are a few that does a little extra...

King Bhumibol Adulyade was a man like that. You can easily think that a man or woman of this position have more importen things to handle than the little person. Such an extrodinary man King Bhumibol Adulyade was to think different. Thanks to him, many single as well families have a good and stable life today, so it's not for ought that the people of Thailand praise him.

Buddhist calendar 2470 - 2559
(Gregorian calendar 1927 - 2016)

So who was this fantastic King?

King Bhumibol Adulyade was born the 5 December 1927 in Amerika and is also known as King Rama IX. His position as a King started already as 19 years old, the 9 June 1946, and is by that the longest reigning King in Thailands and all countries history. The name given means "Strength of the Land, Incomparable Power", which is a well suited name. King Bhumibol Adulyade has since been studying diligently in both Switzerland and Thailand. He has also developed a huge interest for photographing, which is something very dear to him. After graduation, King Bhumibol Adulyade traveled to Paris, France where he meet the Thailand ambassadors daughter, the very beautiful Mom Rajawongse. Unfortunately, King Bhumibol Adulyade had an traffic accident in Switzerland 4 Octover 1948, but after rain comes sunshine. At the hospital, Mom Rajawongse came to visit, and like a lovestory come true, the destiny brought them together and they got married 28 April 1950. This is just a short description of who Thailands father and king is.

So what did this fantastic King accomplish?

It is not only the practical examples that this man is praised for. King Bhumibol Adulyade is known for following the righteous Buddhist principals of "Dhamma", which means his manner, modesty, reserve, gentleness and his apparent detachment from the World. In other words, he is as much of a spiritual leader as a wordly one. With his wise mind, he have managed to strengthens Thailand economy enormously. The country Thailand has gone from a agrarian society to a urban one, and with that been strengthening the bonds with countries abroad with intentions to help and grow.

Regardless of the gap between poor and rich, political resistance and corruption, he have with his heart and soul managed to change the whole country for the better. The power and love that he possess is not something that can be inherit, it has been earned from dedication to create a better situation for everyone. When King Bhumibol Adulyade speaks, people listen.

King Bhumibol Adulyade has also initiated over 3000 project in Thailand and abroad. This includes environmental conservation, water management, crop development and research, flood and drought prevention, reforestation, land development, agricultural development, alternative energy sources, road networks, public health, human development, culture, sports and much more. The project are not just spoken for, they are also doable and has already gives results. Under the overview for the projects, King Bhumibol Adulyade traveled around the country so with his own eyes and work, he could see how everything was and what had to be done. King Bhumibol Adulyade never used his position to make the work more easy or give it to someone else. King Bhumibol Adulyade walked in mud instead of riding the car, he work hard to find solutions, he work in heat to create results and to overview so the projects didn't end in a week, he gave day and night for a long time, both mentally and physically for his country. A man of honor and strength!

King Bhumibol Adulyade also contributed with philosophies. One of the main known ones is "sufficiency economy", which includes self-reliance, moderation, responsible consumption, and resilience. This has served as a mindset for Thailands economy under daily, developing and crisis situations.

As this wouldn’t be enough, King Bhumibol Adulyade also like to keep friends and loved once close. This also includes relations with other countries. King Bhumibol Adulyade have strong bonds with leaders all over the World and are highly regarded from them. With an open heart and mind, progress and relations can be achieved. As a loving father and a guide in life to four children, he have transferred those thoughts and values to them so they can give the country and its people a strong future.

King Bhumibol Adulyade is not forgotten, he is not just a name among many. He is a guiding light for people all over the World, a father for his country, a man to look up too. Tears will fall, praises and songs will be sung about him, art will be made of him, people will pray for a safe journey in the afterlife. But even with all this, a smile will arise, a smile for giving our children a chance in life, so older have food and roof over their heads, so sick gets the help they need, so families won't go hungry, so relations can be made, a start for something with unlimited possibilities.

King Bhumibol Adulyade was not, he is a man like no other!

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”Buddha

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