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Be careful when expressing 'love' on Valentine's Day, Thai teenagers advised

Published on Feb 13, 2014 1:16 PM

BANGKOK - Teenagers in Thailand have been encouraged to stay mindful when expressing their "love" for each other on Valentine's Day.

The advice was offered on Wednesday by monk Phra Wichit Thammaphon, as his temple and the National Office of Buddhism were preparing various religious events to mark Macha Bucha day, which also falls on Feb 14, Bangkok Post reported.

The message to young lovers is issued annually, but since the occasion falls on Macha Bucha day this year, the monk took the opportunity to add some Buddhist teachings to the Valentine's warning.

Describing it as a "miraculous year" when the romantic mood meets the religious spirit, Phra Wichit Thammaphon said "teenagers need to adopt mindful love to avoid causing problems for their parents and society".

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