Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Religious fragment from K.M. Kaung's novel Wolf

Embedded deep in the innermost portion of the stupa was the htapanar taik or jewel chamber, which no one could reach now.  It was said to contain eight strands of the sacred hair of the historic Buddha, Gautama ― who had once been Prince Siddhartha in a city state in northeast India, shielded from the world by his father the King ― before he saw The Four Signs:  A sick man, an old man, a rotting corpse and a religious medicant.  Due to The Four Signs he renounced everything and became a wandering ascetic and then the Buddha after his Enlightenment.  

Copyright Kyi May Kaung

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