Some Bamars are taught to believe that life is a suffering. That is not a fact of life and is incorrect teaching. Those who believe that will end up suffering more than they should. What is fact being that life is going to be a constant challenge to all who came to existence. Those who learn to respond correctively to life's challenges and work smart, will do OK or flourish, and those who respond poorly, will generally suffer more than they should.
Now in my seventies, I had several important lessons in life. Some very hard, and certainly to avoid in the future, and others that would make me be aware of the principles that would help to respond correctly to the reality of life. I would like to tell interested readers of what I consider as important experiences to me as I was growing up, and up to today, and of the principles that should matters, to everyone who cares about living in an enlightened society.
When I was about eleven years old, I picked up a book from the U.S.I.S. (United States Information Services) Library downtown Yangon. In it, there was a verse which I liked and immediately took to heart. That verse is as follows:
When a task is once begun, Never leave it till it's done.
Be the task be great or small, Do it well or not at all.
I may well say that it was among my first guiding principles. I was too young to know that verse also sets the principle keystone within me with regard to my sense of SAMADHI. My sense of SAMADHI will be explained.