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.

Article 9:

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.

*the Great Chariot Sutra*

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.

the Teaching of the Buddha on Killing - Bad Killing and Good Killing

From Buddhist point of view, killing can cause much suffering to the killer - in this lifetime, afterlife can be much more pain in lower world, and from that one would have to pay for many lifetimes. Only after all the karmic debt is paid back, one would live normal again. 

People, animals, etc are killed all the time. I don't know their past life crimes. But in the past long period, we all did something wrong - just have done something wrong in this very lifetime. Due to their past bad deeds, many animals, humans, etc have to be killed, robbed, etc. as paying back their debts. 

Existence is long, long in the past, and can be long in the future if one doesn't know the way out and escape. We all are in the ocean of existence - just the way fish are in the oceans. In the ocean of existence, we exists - death is nothing more than transformation. We transform inside the wombs (or eggs), or outside the wombs. 

Transforming into different forms of living things is very painful - it's called birth or rebirth. Everyone transforms by death, just the way one transforms from an embryo, toward a baby, toward a teenager, toward adult, toward old age, and finally toward death. At death, one transforms into whatever one deserves to become. 

If one has debts, in terms of greed, one will transform into a ghost (peta), or an asura (demon). If one has debts, in terms of anger, one can be reborn in lower world, to be suffering in the experience of lower world. If one has debts, in terms of ignorance/delusion, one will be transforms into an animal. 

Transformation is due to perception as well. Even a very good person, who has little debt to be reborn in suffering state, can be deceived by his/her own perception (or memory). 

By recalling something, one starts to desire - leading to attachment, leading to transformation related to whatever one recalls. 

If one recalls good thing, what one has done as good deeds, or truths learned by heart, or someone who lives by good deeds, one can transform into good, according to what one recalls. If one recalls bad things ... 

Perception works this way. It's very important to understand what perception is all about. 

The Buddha taught us that we must understand body and mind. He taught us the way to understand these. One must know everything changes. One must know whatever starts to exist must cease to exist too, and transformation takes place in the process of kammic law. 

The Buddha taught we must sit, still the mind, observe the physical body as we sit. Then we will notice what happening to the physical body and gradually understand how the physical is working. As we sit, still the mind, for long, the body will show its true nature to us. All we do is sit still and watch. We must not stand up and leave before the body shows us its true nature - if we want to know it. By doing so, by realizing, we will be able to KILL our ignorance once and forever. 

Then what will the body show? And how can we kill our ignorance? 


As the Buddha taught, if we sit, try to still the mind, and noticing in breath and out breath, we will gain mental strength in stilling. This must be developed first. If we can still the mind for long, with this help, we will be able to sit and observe our physical body for long till it starts to show its true nature to us, and through everything it has to show. Thus, we must develop our mind stronger so that we can keep it still for a long time. Gradually we can get there. As we sit, stilling the mind, and sitting for long, the body will start showing its true nature, as pain, as heat, etc. and eventually we will pass all these events. At the end of these events, we can experience something special. There we can conquer our own evil self or delusion. 

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