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This old monk shared my cabin as i travelled from Yangon to Mandalay. He stares out of the window often looking rather worried, and seems to have many thoughts on his mind. From time to time, he turns and studies the ring i was wearing, and looks at me with a puzzled look.

The weather was hot, and yet he does not want either the air-con or fan to be turned on. Wearing his thick fleece jacket, he appears to be cold instead. I later learnt that he is unwell, as his disciples enter the cabin frequently to pay their respects to him, and attend to his needs. Speaking no english at all, our communications relied on sigh language, as i kept an eye on him, watching out for any sighs of distress....

He alighted before reaching Mandalay, and all i could do is to utter my prayers for him, hoping that he will recover soon.....Om Mani Padme Hum......the mantra on my ring....

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