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Spitting Monks

During my trip to Myanmar, I spent a lot of time with novice monks including visiting monasteries and their living quarters and even spending few hours in the early morning walking with them as they walked door to door to collect food. I always find a wonderful sense of calm and self restraint in these […]

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March 1, 2011 - 2:08 pm

Arif - Thank you Norman for taking the time to comment. I feel that the attempt to understand is the first step to communication and an important step in acceptance. It opens the doors for the other person to allow you in to and to share and helps build that mutual respect that allows for the picture to be created.

Thanks again,

March 1, 2011 - 12:37 pm

Norman Choi - I enjoyed reading your brief write up on how you have taken the effort and time to get to ‘know & understand’ the culture and the true meaning within which – well done!