When you don’t have anything else, you have your breath.
Where does buddha dharma sangha live? In your heart.
Whenever you are thinking, or stressing, or in the grip of an emotion — or being anything at all — just stop, and do this:
ana = “breathe in”
pana = “breathe out”
sati = “be in the present”, “pay attention”
Then: Do your work. (“Do your duty”).
And always: Metta first.
Phra Marut biography
Associate Professor Dr Phra Marut Damchaom (now Mae-ti-ko) began his professional work in Industrial Arts as a sixteen-year teacher, where he taught at Yala, Songkhla, and Phuket Teacher’s Colleges (now Rajaphat University).
After his graduation in English 1974 from College of Education, Songkhla (now Taksin University), he began a six-year tenure at the English Language Department at Rajaphat Institute Songkhla. In 1981 he graduated with Master’s of Education from Chulalongkorn University and began three years at the General Education Department where he taught in Rajabhat University Songkhla.
In 1983 he was in a Leadership Training Course for seven months at Xavier University Philippines. In 1984-1986 he pursued his PhD studies in Rural Development at Central Luzon State University. Philippines.
Upon his return to Thailand, he began a four-year at Sociology Department Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, as Chairman of Community Development Program, from 1986-1990.
In 1990 he moved to the Faculty of Education, Prince of Songkla University at Pattani. He began sixteen years at Community Development Program for Master degree.
In the year 2002 he received the best research award from SEAMEO. In 2008 he retired from Prince of Songkla University. In 2009-2010 he began two years at Rajaphat University, Pranakorn, Bangkok, Thailand, as a Research Consultant.
Then in the year of 2011 he shifted himself to work at Mind Giver and Mind Nirvana Foundation at 1/2/4 Ramkhamhang 164.
In May 2011 he was invited to join the Administration Team as a Director of Research Department of LIFE University (Learning Institute For Everyone) at the end of the coming September, but on 15 July 15 2011 he made the decision not to work at LIFE
He became a freelance academic, welcoming advisees from all over the world who needed thesis, dissertation, or general research workout.
On 12 June 1974 he had made a monkhood at Suanmokka, Chaiya, Suratthani, Thailand for 120 days or one lent, where he learned meditation or taming mind for mindfulness, then free himself from self.
Finally, on 30 November 2015 he came back to Suan Mokkh and made an ordination to monkhood again. His monk name is Mae-ti-ko, meaning “The Sage”.
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