My theme this year is Burma AKA Myanmar. I used to live in Laos, so this was a return to Southeast Asia that I looked forward to. I spent a little over three weeks exploring this country, learning a bit about its culture: its history, religion, and language. I thought others might enjoy some of what I learned and see some of what I saw.
|Building or contributing to the building of stupas enhances Karma|
Karma’s not a bad concept when you think about it. If you believe your actions of today are going to affect your next life, maybe you’ll do more good than bad daily.
Coming back as an aardvark would not be my choice, but there are some creatures I fancy. And that started me thinking. What would I like to return to this earth as if that’s indeed the way the universe is programmed?
Birds always seem so free. But they live a short time, and they have all that nest building and hawk-dodging to do, so maybe not a bird.
Lions are strong and beautiful. But their habitat dwindles daily and I like my meat medium, so maybe not a lion.
Horses can run long and fast. But then they have saddles and spurs to contend with–not to mention the steady diet of hay and oats, so maybe not a horse.
Writers are pretty cool. They’re a always coming up with stories and characters to capture the reader and keep them enthralled in stories. But then they have line edits to do, and agents to hire and fire, and reviewers that love them one minute then hate them the next, so maybe not a writer.
Well, those are my best choices just off the top of my head. So far I’m not keen on coming back at all. How about you? What would you come back as if you had the option?
Answers to J: What do you know about Jaggery?
T 1. Jaggery is predominantly sucrose (C12H22O12), with traces of mineral salts, iron and some fiber.
F 2. Jaggery is digested in the same way sugar is digested.(While sugar releases in a burst of energy and can harm some internal organs, Jaggery is far more complex than sugar. It’s made up of longer chains of sucrose, so it’s digested slower than sugar and releases energy slowly and not instantaneously.)
NOW what do you know about Karma?
T/F 1. This Endless Knot is the symbol of karma.
T/F 2. In Buddhism, karma theory is used to explain the cause of evil.
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