UCC Saya

U Aung Zaw (UCC, GBNF)

Sad News

Saya U Aung Zaw (Aung Daing, Yebaw Gyi, AZ, Saya Zaw) passed away in Sydney, Australia on November 16, 2021.

Three Books

He wrote about his life and philosophy in two books “Dhamma and Bawa” and “Cetana thi thar Kan”.

I had the honor and privilege to edit the books, and to contribute a section “Advice to Grandchildren” (based on his draft writing).

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Both books were published by his elder sister Daw Pyone Yee in Yangon. They were mailed to Saya Zaw’s friends, colleagues and former students (in Myanmar, Singapore, USA …) by Saya’s niece Cho Zin Win.

A third book did not get published in time (partly due to pandemic).

Life Long Teacher

Saya Zaw joined the Department of Mathematics at RASU.

He transferred to UCC as Systems Programmer.

He received M.Sc. (Computer Science) from Southampton University.

He also had training at UCSC (University of California at Santa Cruz).

Saya Zaw and his mentor Saya U Soe Paing (UCC co-founder) studied at Southampton University in the UK. The Chair of the Computer Science Department (Professor D. W. Barron) earlier worked at Cambridge University Mathematical Laboratory under Computer Pioneer Maurice V. Wilkes who built EDSAC and also wrote about Microprogramming.

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He taught Computer courses at UCC and later at CSO, Assumption University (in Bangkok) and at a University (in Sydney).

Saya U Soe Paing (co-founder of UCC) allowed Saya Zaw and me to co-author User Manuals & Guides and Texts (on Programming and Computers).

Multiple Talents

Saya Zaw wrote Kabyars, articles and Thingyan Sar. A sample of his witty writings can be found in my web site hlamin.com

Saya Zaw completed the Thingyo (Abhidhamma) examination. He organized Dhamma discussions with Saya Chit (Dr. Chit Swe) and selected seniors. Some of the discussions can be found in his book (which was published by his elder sister and mailed to us by his niece).

True Love

True Love Story saw Ma Kywat donating her Kidney to Saya Zaw several years back. The donated kidney was still strong and healthy at the time of demise.

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Three Children and Four Grandchildren

Saya Zaw’s children are fondly known as

  • Mi San (San Tint Tint Zaw)
  • Ant Bwe Zaw
  • Nyan Htet Zaw (Steven).
  • Mi San and her children moved to Saya Zaw’s house.
  • Ant Bwe moved to Mi San’s former house (adjoining to Saya Zaw’s house).
  • Nyan Htet and family would occasionally visit the parents and siblings.

Saya Zaw was an early sponsor / supporter of

  • Panditarama Sydney Meditation Center
  • Yenora Monastery
  • Metta Foundation

He helped conduct retreats at the monasteries / meditation centers.

The Metta Foundation in Sydney aids needy people with sickness and disabilities. The Foundation also sent volunteers to help Saya Zaw (during his medical treatment).

Saya Zaw also participated in the Community events by Burmese Doctors (e.g Dr. Kyaw Myint Malia), Engineers (MEAA members — mostly RIT Alumni) and Seniors.

UCC Gatherings

He organized several UCC Gatherings at his house with delicious food provided by Ma Kyawt.

In 2006, I attended a gathering (organized by Saya Zaw) to pay respect to Sayagyi Dr. Chit Swe (UCC Founder) and Sayagyi Dr. Freddie Ba Hli (UCC Advisor).

Sad to note that they are GBNF.

Last Journey

Saya Zaw was cool and calm to the very end. He told Mi San not to play dhamma CDs, and that he can concentrate / meditate better with silence.

He wrote his Obituary.

In lieu of wreaths, donations should be made to Organizations offering support to the needy, sick and disabled.

The monasteries / meditation centers plan to perform kusala and share merits for Saya Zaw.

Memories

Visit by Ma Ma Mi and Dr. Kyaw Myint

Ma Ma Mi (Daw Khin Khin Latt, spouse of Sayagyi Dr. Chit Swe) visited Saya Zaw the day before his demise. Dr. Kyaw Myint (one of Saya Zaw’s physicians) was also present at the time.

Obituary

Saya Zaw typed his Obituary and handed it to his family. Mi San posted it in her Facebook Page.

Saya Zaw — Then and Now

Last Journey

Per Saya Zaw’s request, only a short service (about 45 minutes) was held.

There were also restrictions due to the pandemic.

Ma San posted a streaming of the service for those who could not attend the service in person.

Dana in Thanatpin

Soon Kyway

Water Ah Hlu / Dana

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