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A North Star of Integrity: Remembering Sayādawgyi U Paṇḍita

Weekly Column By Sharon Salzberg for On Being Blog
Published May 3rd, 2016

What I felt upon hearing of Sayādaw’s passing reminded me of what I felt when I heard of my father’s death. My father died when I was well into my adulthood, but, to some extent, what I was largely mourning was the death of possibility. I was mourning the inchoate, unspoken, and unrecognized hope that the prince of my earliest childhood, the father I had known before my parents divorced when I was four, would return.

Sharon Salzberg

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