U Goenka’s Final Resting Place

On 29 September 2013, S. N. Goenka passed away at the age of 89. This video documentshis ashes’ journey from Yangon to their final resting place in the Irrawaddy River near Sagaing Hill, about 12km from Mandalay. Included is a Dhamma talk by Sītagū Sayadaw in English (most of it was in Burmese, but only the English is recorded).

The Pāḷi verse that is chanted is 1:

“Aniccā vata saṅkhārā,
uppā­davaya­dham­mino;
Uppajjitvā nirujjhanti,
tesaṁ vūpasamo sukho.

“Impermanent, indeed, are all processes,
arisen they have the nature to decay,
After arising they come to cessation,
the stilling of them is blissful.”

Video courtesy of BurmaDhamma

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