“We are not dying,

merely changing.

We are a dance of atomic energy

that can never be destroyed,

only transformed.

Each breath we take is a rebirth.

Even our last breath

will bring something new.

We cannot exhaust

the energy of the Tao.

The physical atoms that make up your body

have been completely replaced

in the past nine years.

Yet you remain.

You may feel the effects of age,

but your spirit is always renewed

in each and every moment.

Remember this when you are tired or ill.

Let each breath renew your spirit.”

from: The Sage’s Tao Te Ching, by William Martin

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Photo credit: Tree Langdon, 2018, Myanmar

Since the 3rd century, many rulers and kings have ruled over Burma (Myanmar).  During each period, Buddha statues were made in a different style.  When we visited Myanmar in January 2018, we were amazed at their number and variety, taking photos until we lost count.  I’m happy to share these images with you, along with selected quotes.