Formality in Practice

When a group of people develop a common form, a ritual, and then they use it for a sense of uplift, in this kind of endeavour we’re involved in.  It’s not [strictly] necessary, [as] we can just plunk down, put on a buzzer, and then leave, but then I think there’s a sense of beauty in that [chanting].

I like ritual if it’s not superstition, I’m not up for superstition.  In many ways, we’re orthodox, in the sense that we come from a tradition in Thailand, which has a lot of structure and form.