December 06, 2012 00:00 By The Nation 7,462 Viewed
On the occasion of his 85th birthday, His Majesty the King yesterday reminded Thais to practice brotherly love so that the country will stay safe and sound for generations to come.
“I always believe that your compassion and good wishes to one another will be a significant factor in creating a unifying force in any group and also in the country,” His Majesty said.
“If Thais truly hold these values in their hearts, they can be assured that the country will be safe and will survive regardless of what situation the country is in. Dharma will protect you from all harms,’’ he said in his brief address from the balcony at the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall.
As the country is struggling with a deep political division, the King mercifully granted the general public a rare audience and graciously offered his sage advice for all Thais to live in harmony while expressing gratitude for their unwavering faithfulness.
“The wishes and oaths of allegiance that you have taken are so evident. I thank you and all Thais who have come here en masse.
“The compassion, good will and unity that you have demonstrated today make me happy. You have greatly boosted my spirits,’’ the King said before the huge gathering of his loyal subjects at the Royal Plaza.