Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A tea drop from Burma

Dear Ko BmK,
How do your study in Brown Univ: go on? Do you find your courses meaningful for your future career and related to the available employments?

Anyway, to be in States itself is a great blessing for a book lover. I
really envy you in this sense only. The flames of worldly knowledge and the transcendental wisdom are burning on this land of freedom and creativity.Even libraries are widely available for all students, so it is not a necessity to buy and own the books.

You can take this great opportunity to learn whatever you want in States.
Here in Myanmar, we are like the frogs in the dried well that just look up
the sky and waiting for the rain drops to come in. We spare a large amount
of our salaries and savings to buy very expensive books from USA for the
sake of just tasting the wisdom. What a pity!

Another thing is that USA is a huge spiritual Supermarket. I know that even
you are persuaded by the superficial distractions (wealth, fame, and power
which are parts and parcels of great American Dream), you are a spiritual
being in deep down level. In USA, You can find the competent masters from
all kinds of spiritual traditions: Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana,
Mahamudra and Dzogchen, Sufism, Vedanta, Taoism, Zen Buddhism, and even
indigenous spiritual traditions like Wicca and Shamanism, so on and so
forth. So my dear, now you are at the center of the world and you have an
unparalleled chance to find 'the Way".

Our regular weekly teashop meetings are still going on. Sometimes, as you
said, it is better to talk with one's old-time friends freely and frankly
and exchange opinions and ideas. It is really a tonic for the lives of
people who are working uninteresting jobs just for the sake of money and
survival. I hope you also miss your friends in Yangon.

Have a nice day,
Ko Moe

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