LECTURE No. I: Geographical Factors of Myanmar - Buddhism, Philosophy, and Khmer Literature


Buddhism, Philosophy, and Khmer Literature

The teachings of the Buddha are aimed solely at liberating sentient beings from suffering. The Basic Teachings of Buddha which are core to Buddhism are: The Three Universal Truths; The Four Noble Truths; and The Noble Eightfold Path.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

LECTURE No. I: Geographical Factors of Myanmar

Explain the geographical factors that have contributed to the making of Myanmaras natural entity?
Myanmar is the located at the center of tripod of East Asia. South Asia and southeast Asia, sandwiched between Thailand and Laos to the East, India and Bangladesh to west and china to north being a member nation of the Asian, Myanmar has the largest in the size among the ten Asian countries that: Myanmar, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Brunei, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand. Myanmar also the largest of peninsular among these countries the size is about 676,577 square kilometers equal of Franceand Englandcombined together.
    As the natural Myanmarhas the integrated geographical and entity and amphibious country with the land and long sea coast line. Myanmarcoast line is about 2832 kilometers. Mountain ranges and rivers from natural borders between Myanmarneighbors, the geographical factors at ancient time people from different countries immigrant in Myanmar, so Myanmarit was the intermingling between indigenous people and immigrants’ people. Today there are 135 ethnics group of Myanmar belong to Mongolia stock.
     The union of Myanmar administratively divided into seven division and seven states following as
    Seven division; Sagaing division, Mandalaydivision, Magway division, Legu division, Yangondivision, Ayeyawaddy division and Taninthayre division.
      Seven states; Kachin states, Chin state, Shan state, Kayin state, Kayah state, Mon state and Rakhine state.
The most physical features of Myanmar such as mountains, hills, streams, river, valley, plains, deltas, islands run from north to the south but all within country, the Mekong river shared to neighbors countries, it is very particular features that form a distinct geographical unit and Myanmar has existence as a political entity for along time, however culturally and geographically, Myanmar is not isolated the fossils of primate at rondaung prove that Myanmar has share in the evolution of mankind.
           Myanmar has the nature resources such as gems stones gas, oil and mineral deposits, as well as fauna and flora so Myanmar has possessed huge stand of teak and others hardwoods. According to the most recently world development report said that the Myanmar played the role of leader among the kingdoms of the Southeast Asia. Myanmarintroduced Buddhism to the neighbor’s countries and later become the champion of this faith.

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