Posts Tagged ‘Queen consort’

Military Myanmar Government had virtually reached the arrogant level of telling its people to eat cake if there isn’t any bread to consume

May 27, 2012

Quasi Military Myanmar Government had virtually reached the arrogant level of telling its people to eat cake if there isn’t any bread to consume.

Let them eat cake” is the traditional translation to English of the French phrase “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche“, supposedly spoken by Queen Marie Antoinette, upon learning that the peasants had no bread. Since brioche was enriched with butter and eggs, as opposed to ordinary bread, the quote supposedly would reflect the princess’s obliviousness to the condition of the people. (Wiki)

Myanmar President Advisor U Ko Ko Hlaing failed to notice the various uses of electricity and wrongly thought that the use of electricity is for light only and advised the people to conserve the electricity and switch off the lights and use candles.

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Crown prince pretended to be deaf and dumb to avoid kinghood (in English and Burmese)

January 4, 2011

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  1. The Story of The Dumb Prince, The Illustrated Jataka & Other Stories of the Buddha by C.B. Varma  (IN ENGLISH)
  2. Jataka tales by U Ba Kyi: Pretending to be deaf and dumb to avoid kinghood. (IN BURMESE)

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Chanda Devi, the wife of the king of Kashi had no son. This filled her life with misery. Sakka, the king of the devas, when saw her grief he decided to help her because she was a virtuous lady. So, he persuaded the Bodhisatta, who was then born in the realm of the Tavatimsa to prepare for his descent in her womb for the sake of her happiness. The Bodhisatta then entered the womb of the queen. When born, there was a heavy rain-fall in the city. As he was born wet he was called Temiya.

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