The accommodation we checked-in on 14 August had a dramatic episode. It was on the ground floor in a guesthouse at Nyaung U, near Bagan. We spotted and killed 3 cockroaches in our room, actually most of them were on Tim’s bed. Alex and Tim were the ones who did the job of course. I was already fall in trance when I saw them. The episode was both horrifying and joyful. Tim asked Alex to call out, “eins, zwei, drei!” It’s “1, 2, 3!” in German, then Action! He squashed these poor little creatures with toilet paper. Alex formed some standby toilet paper in case we saw more of them. No one seemed to be able to sleep in peace that night.

In previous few nights, Alex and Tim were also the active members of killing mosquitoes. They were totally alert and their action were fast. Immediately when they spotted one flying across, they would jump and smash it at once. I was fascinated by their full readiness and being so alert to these little creature.

In my heart, I felt that people who have been living in the so called modern world, has perhaps lost their level of tolerance to live with other being in an harmonious way. However, I am one of them…

“Non of us own this world! So, please learn to live with one another.”  This was a comment from a monk who saw me smashing a mosquito… 

Tonight, we were at Pakhoku. This time, our room has neither mosquito nor cockroach… But there are 3 mice holes on the floor and little mice were calling us all night…

Jing

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