A forest ordination ceremony happened on one morning in Huai Mae Pang village. Suea and his team were core leaders, who helped to organize the tent setting and inviting the monks to come to the ceremony.
“Brother Sua, the forest ordination will scare the villagers and shall stop to cut down trees, doesn’t it?” Kan asked .
“The law may not be holy to the villagers, but belief and faith towards them”
After the various ceremonies for the ordination of the forest began, five monks then tied the robes of trees. Everyone raised and pressed their palms together and listened to the monk. "Ordained trees are regarded to be a monk, chopping down trees is a sin as heavy as killing monks"
The “Roi Pa” is a story about the forestry officers tasked with cracking down on forest invaders in the province of Phrae. It is an area, where influencers and capitalists, encouraged more villagers to exploit the forests. Staffs, therefore, have to cope with the problem in a suitable way.
The ordination of the forests originates from the cloaking that is similar to the ordination of monks. Resulting in a change to the trees is like a sacred land that no one can destroy them.
To conserve the forest areas and sources of abundant water helped provide to the community in consuming agricultural products. It is a technique of applying religious beliefs in forest preservation in order to sustain the forest area for the next generations
No matter how many different forms of belief or strategies we used, if conservation awareness is lacking, we cannot save the fertile forests any more.