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My friend U Pandicca recently came for a visit next door at Sayadaw U Obhasa’s kuti. He will he here…

My friend U Pandicca recently came for a visit next door at Sayadaw U Obhasa's kuti. He will he here for one week and then return to Yangon for his studies. He has recently returned from India where he and his friend gave a Kidney donations to those in need. Sadhu sadhu sadhu! Sayadaw U Obhasa attracts high-loving-kindness bhikkhus and…

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Quote on about Apples and Razors and the gullible who listen to the Media

Quote on about Apples and Razors and the gullible who listen to the MediaI remember my time as a youth inspecting and eating candy as though it were like I was eating fish with hidden bones. Wikipedia on "Halloween" subtopic "Foods" (2012 edition)…At one time, candy apples were commonly given to children, but the practice rapidly waned in the wake…

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The Wooden Sounding Block

The Wooden Sounding Block in front of the Sima on top of Cittalapabbata HillBecause there are so many pillars and a rear view photo would either put me off the cliff, or poke my eye out, I have included two pictures to show what the wooden hollow tree drum looks like from two angles.Taken with my tablet. This particular drumming…

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American Pa-Auk Center?

American Pa-Auk Center?Ven Pa-auk Sayadawkyi recently sent me a letter inviting me to go to America and support the "American Pa-Auk Center" in California, with one-way airfare included. I responded by expressing concerns about the conditions and the Center's status as a "real" Pa-Auk center. I also have questions about who really "owns" and controls the place too. However, progress…

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Malawmyine Sangha Hospital

Malawmyine Sangha HospitalI went to the hospital for an OPT visit to get my ear checked at the ENT unit. We ate at the Sangha hospital ward which was fairly empty. It is an open air hospital and the place is very clean, quiet and comfortable. I remember when I stayed there in maybe 2003 for suspected malaria. They gave…

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