Although this matter has been cleared up within the Thai press, it seems that the article in English has stirred up and agitated Western readers. This has been caused by some misrepresentations of the events of the press conference and the editorial language used in the article. Wat Nong Pah Pong feels that it is best to clear up these misunderstandings.
Must be something like a midlife crisis... this is why it is more important than ever to restate the obvious:
ordination will always be a paltry thing in comparison to meditation.