Date: 12/15/2010 1:29:48 AM
Subject: A pilgrim's diary
Dearest Friends @ CAS,
Something different from the usual online stuffs - thought will be very interesting for all of you !!
Also, apologies for the missing pics in the last online. ( Yahoo seems to be at fault. )
For the full article and full pictures of the previous issue,
To see all the pics, see CAS Dharma Tube and CAS Demand-Video: www.casotac.com
SMS-es to shaggy the ki and others:
Going to airport now. Bye chicken.
CHANGI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Boarding plane. Bye. Eat more, sleep more, play more in Singapore !! See all in half month's time.
Dear woman ... All prayers and wishes. Be happy meantime !!
Arrived at what is formerly known as demon island. Felt home to old haunt !! Finished prayer-commitments. Now to feed oneself. Food !! Later go very famous temple, Kelaniya. Bye bye.
Each sms cost sing fifty cents. Just taken lunch. Is two and half hours behind singapore. James fried rice had a fat black beetle running out. Bad.
Rejoice. Non-stop prayers and wishes with best motivation. Even kutu can become Buddha.So many Buddhas !!
Went to Kataragama temple beside one of 8 most holiest bodhi trees. Went to one of most holy stupas with one buddha tooth and forehead bone. 2nd century built. Many many many prayers and wishes, offerings and circumambulations. Rejoice. Ki should be happy so many offerings made. Good good good !!
Hi Candy !! Please tell everyone at home the trip is great !! Hotel food and all are great ... All well !! Many prayers to all !!
NUWARA ELIYA & BUNDU WANGALA
Travelled 5 hours on road. Now at 2 thousand metres. Highest point in island. Tea plantation. Went to oldest Mahayana rock carving from 2 AD today. Tomorrow Tooth Temple. Punishing but amazing. Rejoice. Ki money offer daily. Good good good good good good !!
Today Tooth Temple. Sri Lanka most holy temple. Led into inner chamber through contacts. Met highest monk. Coincide with high thai monk delegation visit also. Special led into ancient leaf text chamber also. Private entry. Amazing power of protectors this happened. Please rejoice !!
KANDY - MALWATTA AND ASGIRIYA / WHEEL PUBLICATIONS
Still in Kandy. Just back from visit to 4 protectors temple. Day time cancel visit to elephant orphanage and botanic gardens. Instead visit more important temple and met most holy monks. Tomorrow visit 3 historic temples. BouGht one book for you. Ate dinner named Kothu Vege. Took pic of menu. Show you.
POLLONARUWA / DAMBULLA / MIHINTALE
Today begins 4 days of tour of ancient cities. 2 days away from ki birthday. Eat more sleep more play more !! Pawed one monk in one of holiest temples. Demanded money. Speak more.
VILLAGES ALONG EXPRESSWAYS / MIDDLE OF NOWHERE / IN WILD RESERVES
I do everyday protector offerings. Very tiring day. Discovered Catholic guide told people we from church and all our gifts from church. Scolded him. Long travel taking toll. One day to ki birthday. Into wild reserve today. May never come back here again. No like this place.
Have been skipping dinner past few days. No good food. 8 precept. Tomorrrow most holy Bodhi tree. Today one of 2 oldest ruins. Sack driver. Big drama last night. Called capital formal complaint. Overstepped limit that man. Happy ki day tomorrow. Friends money give most poor people. Very very touching. Into mud hut give widow and children. Poor. Tragic. Tears.
HAPPY KI DAY !! Con fat ti !! Today ki offering coincidentally go to most holy tree !!
ANURADHAPURA - JETAVANA & ABHAYAGIRI STUPAS AND MONASTERIES
Walking around the historic tantric stupa in most ancient ruin of sri lanka. Fa Xian studied here. 5 k monks. 4th largest structure of anceint world after 2 egypt pyramids. 3rd largest another stupa nearby. Amazing day. Ki merit inconceivable.
Tomorrow midnight fly. Sing time reach 9 dec 7 morning. 7 hours road down. Just reach colombo. First act here is toilet. A bit. Will skip dinner again. Each meal about 10 sing per person. No good. New driver rude but better.
JURONG WEST AVE 5
Home sweet home. Singapore !!
Pic of Dorje Legpa who probably came with us. Others came too but no pics.