“We are not dying,
We are a dance of atomic energy
that can never be destroyed,
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
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.