All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Burmese)
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
Those who have the kindness of benefit for others
For the sake of living beings, do not relax their powers.
Though these holy beings bear a heavy burden,
They never put it down and dwell in discouragement.
Burma is known as a golden land made of several ranges (or ‘Yoma’ in Burmese) where thousands of tribal memories, wisdoms, religions, cultures and beauties of plants and animals dwell. The rivers, all of them are indeed important to the people and other existences, snake through these beautiful mountainous regions and flow from the north to the south where Indian Ocean is. The peoples, Burma has 103 ethnics, all of them used to be really generous and all they knew was to give.
Since the modern day’s dictators have systematically destroyed, now the golden land is famous for its narcotic trades, refugees, migrant workers and various atrocities and sufferings.
One day, we’ll be free again and the land will be again famous for its beauty.
Certainly difficult to type in Burmese as to be searching and picking the consonants and the vowels. Even about important issues related to the Burmese only, I still prefer to type in English.
It was during 1991-1992 period in Bangkok that I first saw the image of Maha Labhamuni Buddha of Old Myon-Mya City, Arrawaddy Division. Then the image of this Buddha was very popular among the Burmese. The look of the statue is really handsome and its appearance shows the trace of wealth and power – rather uniquely unlike other Buddha statues. The image was not alone but also with a cabalistic diagram. The diagram appeared incomplete that parts of it were smashed away so it appeared more puzzling.
It interested me as I was interested in such astrological, magical things. So I copied it and kept it wherever I went for three years. In 1995, an accident occurred and many residents of Maniloi Burmese Student Centre, near Ratchburi, were sent to the well-known SDC where I lasted for a year. There I got some inspiration to solve this puzzle. So I found how it should appear.
A few months ago, I got the idea to organize my Burmese poems and make them a word document from my books. And I drew this diagram also. Therefore, I got a chance to share it with all Burmese visiting my Blog.
I've tried to find the image of this Buddha on the web but I'm not lucky. And I haven't seen His image so long since 1991-2.
I guess the artists who built this statue and the astrologers behind making this cabalistic diagram were ancient Mon people as old Myon-Mya was part of Mon Kingdom. I wish could get access to read the history of this statue.
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