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Dear students- my Little Buddhas,
I want to tell you that a teacher’s service to his students ends only when he has his last breath and lies cold and lifeless on his death bed. Though it has been almost three years since I have taken retirement from my physical teaching service in Bhutan and came back to my motherland, but my mental and spiritual service for you all still continues. I always pray and wish that you live a happy and healthy life and perform well in your studies and exams. In the rest of my life I want to enjoy bliss and happiness in your Divine health, happiness and success.
I am writing this letter now to give you a few guidelines for your final/annual examinations which are approaching. I want all of you to pass in the examinations. I feel assured that you are well prepared for the exams. And you must make the best use of the remaining few days: You must not waste any time at this juncture. At the same time I advise you not to torture your health. You must sleep well and eat well. You should continue the daily meditation (deep inhalation and exhalation) whenever you want. At this time of heavy study pressure the Anapana Yoga/ breathing exercise/ meditation will boost your energy level and learning power. Even during exams if you feel uncomfortable, stressed, confused or puzzled, one or two minutes of deep inhalation and exhalation will help you to feel better and perform better.

During exams you will need good speed of writing to complete your answers to all questions. So now practice speed-writing daily. If you have domestic problem that disturbs your study, you should find out an alternative place to study peacefully and comfortably. If you fail in the exam, take it easy. Late American President Abraham Lincoln failed 13 times in life before he succeeded. Failures are always pillars of success. You must always go to bed early and in the morning rise early. 

“Early to bed
Early to rise
Makes a man
Healthy, wealthy and wise.”

Education is the greatest wealth of human life. This wealth must be attained by every student by hook or by crook. Keep in mind honest and earnest effort will never go in vain. Each one of you has been my living Buddha. So I call you my “Little Buddhas.” And I have blessing and prayer for everyone of you to blossom into a full Buddha by the ladder of your virtuous character and sound education.  Your parents are my brothers and sisters. Give my warm regards to them. I pray for their health, happiness, long life and fulfillment of their hopes and aspirations.  Kindly convey to your parents that I have earnest request to them to provide you a congenial home atmosphere and care for your vigorous study and divine health. I feel I am still a teacher in Bhutan and it is my responsibility to tell these words to your parents. I pray and wish that you fulfill your parents’ lofty dreams. You must make do or die effort to be the source of their strength and inspiration. Please keep yourselves always away from all kinds of bad practices/elements. Education is a divine wealth given by God. If you defile yourself by any kind of evil thought, words or actions, you cannot gain it.

“Man devout and woman holy
Pure in life, in duty faithful
They perform the worship truly.”

This is the teaching of Lord Buddha compressed by Poet Ramesh Chander Dutt in his poem called “On Buddha’s Death”. Being the crown creation of God, every one of us should be pure, holy and righteous in our living. May God guide you at every step of your life.

Good Luck in your examinations.

Santosh Chowdhury





(A Highly Inspiring and Motivating Life Story of Cheten Zangmo, Tsebar, Pemagatshel)

The wondrous life story of Mrs Cheten Zangmo might be an inspiration to many, as it is to me. The great lesson I have learned from her life is we can change anybody’s life through our sincere prayers, wishes and earnest desire coupled with the person’s cooperation. I had desperately wanted to see the little girl, Cheten Zangmo, in a noble position in her life and it did happen. This is the wonder of the mystery of mind.  Her entire life story could be filmed into a good movie. The story is thought-provoking and insight-giving.


My dear students, brothers and sisters and friends of Bhutan, As I along with forty nine of our Indian brothers and sisters have been granted privilege by the Ministry of Education, Royal Government of Bhutan, to be a guest at the Golden Jubilee celebration of the historical Indo-Bhutan Friendship in Thimphu on the auspicious occasion of Bhutanese Teachers’ Day, Wednesday 2 May2018, I would like to request you all who are in and around Thimphu to give me an opportunity to meet you by your presence at the august occasion. I will feel renewed and rewarded in your loving presence and sacred touch. My family and I will reach Thimphu on April 30 and stay till May 2. The Ministry of Education has made arrangement for our accommodation but we do not know where. However, our where about can be traced through phone call to this No. 17447760 ( Dechen Wangmo, ex-student of Nangkor HSS) or at the HOTEL RIVERSIDE RECEPTION COUNTER. Let us be together at the glorious celebration of the great frien…


Dear Cheten Zangmo & Tshewang Tashi, I can’t thank you enough for your love and kindness in offering us the wonderful opportunity to meet you yesterday, Saturday 4 January 2017, on your way back to S/Jongkhar. Your sense of gratefulness signals your further rise in life. Lord Anukul Chandra said: If you want to be great, learn how to be grateful. Cicero said: Gratitude is not only the greatest of all the virtues but also the mother of all the rest.


“O LORD, as I am too humble to express my gratitude to you for your incredible mercy, I prostrate before you in all humility and surrender myself to your feet. I am overwhelmed by your might and mercy.  You performed miracle through me and my Bhutanese student Thubten Dorji (Chanda), Pemagatshel, Eastern Bhutan. I never dreamt that you would utilize my crippled life in such a great need. I feel blessed and elevated to have been able to render my humble service to the devastated Bhutanese monk, a holy man, at Alipurduar Hospital on Wednesday and Thursday, 29 & 30 June 2016.”  


O Lord, what a blissful sight! Yonten Thinley smiles! The accident victim of 29th June 2016 at Madarihat, is bounced back to his healthy and holy life. What a wonderful gift you have bestowed upon the holy man! Myriads of prostrations before you, Father. I could learn you are always there to extend your healing touch when your children fall helpless. What can be a greater joy for me to see the monk radiating rays of his smile at me from the seat of his brother’s car, who was just a month ago lying in Alipurduar Hospital in a critical condition smeared with blood and crippled with multiple injuries.