Browsing tag: Discordance

The Divine in You

When I was an English teacher working in Thailand, every lesson started with the traditional Añjali Mudrā greeting of reverence. The class would pitch their hands in front of their faces as if in prayer and sing out, “Sa-wat-dee kha” and “Sa-wat-dee-khrap.” A benediction of great regard. The term used for teacher in Thai is ‘Ajahn’ which is honorific, like the Japanese term, ‘sensei’ denoting esteem for one who has mastered something worthwhile. There were some mornings, severely hung-over from a night of Thai Mekong whiskey

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