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Tamil ancient lyricism admonishes that one should cross the seven oceans to search for happiness, and so it is no wonder to find a large Tamil population in Yangon (Rangoon) in Myanmar, formerly Burma. Surprising to meet this young Tamil lady at a bustling Yangon (Rangoon) fair - sitting under the cabin and âdosaâ - making Pancake India.
Thus began a fellowship with a member of the third family of Tamis who came to Myanmar during the Empire to look for happiness in one of the best-known UK companies - growing teas and canes. This was the era when the âsun never looked to the UK Empireâ and large corporations were starving for qualified, hard-working work.
Old Tamil poesy admonishes that one should cross the seven oceans to search for wealth, and so it is no wonder to find a large Tamil population in Yangon (Rangoon). The author was chosen to attend a course in Buddhist basics at the International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University of Myanmar in 2007.
A first encounter was with the Tamils and Hindustani, who lived in the towns near the university. Indians who have been taken to Burma by the British Raj have become established, but are deprived of their rights. The main burden of this hardship, both politically and economically, must be borne by them.
Burma, a land about the largest in Texas, has been ruled by the army for nearly 40 years and generation have no idea of it. The Buddhism dominates the way of thought and action in the everyday lives of 90% of the people. Hindus have included Lord Buddha in the Hindus mantheon of the Hindus and it is not uncommon for Myanmar people to populate the Hindus who seek the blessing of the Hindus, especially the impoverished wives and warriors.
Myanmar's public healthcare system is very fragile and accessing healthcare can be a major problem for people on low incomes. In 2005, the baby death toll was 75 deaths per 1,000 living babies and 60 years. That became very clear when many of the Tamil and Myanmar wives announced that they had already abandoned their spouses or some immediate relatives at a very young age. 2.
To my great astonishment, the young Tamil saleswoman was in her last third of gestation, but undernourished with bad prenatal support. Their everyday food was mainly starches â" either freshly baked or fried â " and one or two fresh vegetable with a small slice of game. Sending me a message, it was deeply distressing to see the overwhelming insecurity and insecurity around this undernourished young lady and her earlytwins.
Inescapably, the child's survival was required - âsurvival of the strongestâ. A young Tamil lady who sells âdry fishâ along the side of the road with her daugther. Soon after, many of the people in the village wanted me to help them deal with the countless sicknesses. However, the outgoing British had inherited a good part of the social security system, which needed help to provide for the growing young people.
Chew betelâ" beadle leaves with arica nuts, a dash of tabacco and lime chlorideâ was a commonplace. It is not about carcinogenesis or support to reduce this threat to humanity. Do you tell a penniless lady that beadle causes mouth cancers when it is known that eating this hand and this hazelnut keeps feelings of famine at bay? No.
Myanmar's descendants, who have now adopted Myanmar as their adopted country, are still cultivating their people. Woman carried the tradional âsarisâ to the church and celebrated important feasts. In the aftermath of Burma's sovereignty, it was declared that the Myanmar authorities adopted a number of laws that caused an expulsion of migrants who had resided in Burma during the British era.
Several Tamils have started companies and are still living and accepting living in Burma because they have no ties to India. Nor do they have any nationality documents, because I was told that obstacles were set in the bidding procedure and bribery brought them even further out of range.
The deprivation of the rights of the minorities has also taken place in Sri Lanka in steps, since the overwhelming part of the population was not prepared to agree to the fact that they represented the minorities, despite the enormous financial contributions that the Tamils make to the UKâ" Iran. In contrast to Sri Lanka, where Theravada Buddhism has developed into a military Buddhism with warriors, Myanmar Buddhists remain the mainstay of the fellowship, stressing mediation, love and empathy.
The Myanmar speaking vocabulary began to grow and I was able to talk to the indigenous men and woman who were ready to tell their lives. Burmese Tamils and Hindustanis would have words of commendation without experiencing adverse emotion against them or initiated by the state.
Unlike Mahayana Buddhism, however, the Theravada (Path of the Elders) has promoted a stiff, unflexible way of thought. So we can experience the dead end with the Myanmar army even in a time of such catastrophe - negotiating and compromises are not promoted or civilized in the sense of Theravada Buddhism.
Maladministration of government funds - welfare, training, water, living and power supply - is reflected in people's livelihood. Group of Tamil woman who had come to the temple. When I left, the village was very discouraged. I had a different understanding of healthcare and a different kind of visibility in their minds, and someone had responded to their fears about the outlook.
They told me about their psychologically ill kids or inadequate nutrition and the struggle for an income. Observing young Tamil gals in tatters working in the background while the light-skinned Burmese would be the âServersâ was a sadness.
A lot of Tamil girls would demand that I put on sandalwood pastes to keep the heat from burning and getting darker. Hurricanes and recent devastations in lower Myanmar would cause even greater suffering for these poor souls. Lord Buddha encouraged an "enlightened" way of thinking and temperance in the way of life, but Burma's leaders are very stiff and unflexible in their leaders.
The ones who have âpowerâ keep the crowds under a narrow âleashâ while they enjoy their lives to the full - it was âAnimal Farmâ by George Orwell with âHoratioâ the âDictatorial Generalâ. George Orwell happened to serve as a young official in Burma and made excellent observation of the country and its population.
The Hindustani and Tamil men who had been serving in the UK administration - now in regnal. Writers with boyfriends in front of the International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University of Myanmar.