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- UCC and Bedin Programs
Some claim that Bedin is a pseudo-science.
My father’s experience
My father sent his assistant to Dat Pone Zon Aung Min Gaung Pagoda to see a Bedin Saya (who was visiting the Pagoda).
The assistant showed the Bedin Saya a zartar (Natal horoscope) of my father.
The Bedin Saya said, “The spouse of the Zartar’s owner is pregnant. She will give birth to a boy on a specified day of week. The boy will be known for his Pyin Nar Ye.”
The assistant was surprised. He did not know that my mother was pregnant at that time.
Was it an educated guess? Or a random prediction?
Probability and Statistics give
- a low probability in guessing if someone is pregnant (without a medical test)
- a 50 – 50 chance on guessing the gender correctly
- one in seven chance on guessing the Day of Week correctly
- a low probability in guessing one’s strength and occupation correctly.
Despite the long odds, the prediction was correct on all counts.
BARB (Burma Astro Research Bureau)
- Taught Veda courses
U Myint Sein was the Principal.
U Khin Aung Bo, U Than Htay and U Myint Lwin were some of the early Sayas.
- Published monthly Veda magazine
- Most founders and/or Executive Committee members are GBNF (Gone But Not Forgotten).
- Saya U Min Wun (former Vice President) is a survivor. Saya’s expertise include Western and Eastern Astronomy and Astrology. For many years, he served as a member of the Myanmar Pyeik Ka Dein Ah Kyan Pay Ah Phwe.
MARB (Myanmar Astro Research Bureau)
- U Khin Aung Bo (GBNF) was a teacher.
He taught Veda subjects at BARB and MARB along with U Than Htay and U Myint Lwin.
He was President of MARB.
- U Than Htay taught Veda subjects at BARB and MARB along with U Myint Lwin and U Khin Aung Bo.
He is a Vice President of MARB.
Due to health, he declined to succeed U Khin Aung Bo as President.
- U Myint Lwin (GBNF) taught Veda subjects at BARB and MARB along with U Khin Aung Bo and U Than Htay.
He was Vice President of MARB.
He passed away several years ago.
- U Kyaw Myint (T72) is an expert on Veda and Traditional Medicine.
He taught Veda subjects at BARB and MARB.
He is a Associate Member of “Myanmar Pyeikkdadein Ah Kyan Pay Ah Phwe.”
He succeeded U Khin Aung Bo as President of MARB.
His elder brother Dr. Kan Nyunt is a Patron of MARB.
- U Hla Win (M73) is busy not only with his work, but also with SPZP and “History of University Engineering Education in Burma/Myanmar”.
He taught Veda subjects at BARB and MARB.
He served several positions (Secretary, Vice President) of MARB.
He is a Member of “Myanmar Pyeikkdadein Ah Kyan Pay Ah Phwe.”
- Several (e.g. U Soe Thein and U Thein Aung) took courses at BARB.
They later taught courses at BARB and MARB.
- Dr. Aung Myin Bo uses and teaches Veda software.
He is an organizer of the weekly Zoom meetings.
- I was requested to give a guest lecture during my visits to Yangon.
- Stands for Change.
- Similar to fire
- Can be a good servant or a bad master.
U Myint Sein (BARB)
- According to U Myint Sein (GBNF), former Principal of BARB, ladies are excellent at Yadaya.
- They change their appearance (e.g. with the aid of cosmetics).
According to folk lore, a student went to study at Tekkatho (Tekka Sila) to study under Ditha Par Mauk Kha (Professor). The professor was an expert in Veda. He saw that some calamity (probably death) will fall soon on the student. So, he told the student to return to the village for a while and come back at a later date.
The student did some good deeds on the way back. He moved some fishes from an almost empty pond to nearby stream. He pruned the hanging branches and righted some bent trees. He used some planks to create a make-shift bridge.
On his subsequent visit, the student told the Professor about his actions on the way back to his village. The Professor was pleased to know that the student’s Yadaya had thwarted the ill effects.
Extreme belief in Yadaya
The following may be attributed to some then higher authorities who believe too much in the power of Yadaya.
- A classmate told us that there was a night walk on Minn Lann by the high authorities. The lights were out during the walk.
Some other events (e.g. the construction of Karaweik) allude to a Kingdom.
- The change to Nyar Lann Maung without making revisions to the road and the vehicles may be a Yadana to simulate a change to the right (from left [or Socialist]).
- The issue of bank notes such as 45 Kyats and 90 Kyats may be due to the belief of Nawin or “Nines”.
- The issue of bank notes honoring Saya San and Thakin Po Hla Gyi may be a Yadana to simulate the revolutionaries throughout the nation, and thereby thwart revolutions.