(Dedication to my beloved teacher U MOE HEIN,
Son of Journal Kyaw )

O where you are!
Let me express my gratitude to the late one,
holding optimistic points of views upon any pupil one.

He, the one who lives on the lips of every heart!
To sermon one not such things done is,
to become Giver but not Taker and just serve for humankind.

Right enough to mold us, not such deeds of demerit on us!
Anything egocentric leads to pessimism thus,
according to time and circumstance, everything comparing present and past.

Oh! Dedicated one compares things opposite,
Like loquacious and reserved, brave and craven,
courteous and gruff, surly, rash and cautious, adventurous and slug-bed etc,.

Say, His patriotic spirits flow in his pupils’ veins!
For ever prime promoter of his philanthropic end,
never come to an end.

But of course, truly his words stir my head!
Touch my heart, move my mind,
something captivating, dripping from mighty nib of my lines.

Min Maung ( Samurai )

Natural Name: Myat Ko Ko
*****Min Ko Naing’s bosom comrade, friend & a one time Political Prisoner & Detainee, 8 years in prison since 8888 Uprising Democracy Revolution*****

*****A one time honorable visiting Associate Professor-cum-Associate English Lecturer, at the Department of Tripitaka-Related English Related to Buddhism,
State Pariyatti Sasana University (Yangon)*****

Poet: Pen Name: Min Maung (Samurai)
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Writer, poet U Moe Hein passes away
By Thae Thae Htwe
October 4 - 10, 2010

U Moe Hein, who wrote under the pennames ‘Think’ and ‘Son of Journal Kyaw’. Pic: Supplied
MEMBERS of the literary community last week paid tribute to writer U Moe Hein’s “courage” in the face of the life-threatening throat cancer that ultimately claimed his life.
The youngest son of Journal Kyaw U Chit Maung and Journal Kyaw Daw Ma Ma Lay, U Moe Hein passed away at 9am on September 23, aged 68, at Shwegonedaing Specialist Clinic in Bahan township. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter, Ma Hein Hein Myat.
She said her father, who published 10 books in his career and until recently was working on three others, was “a pious person” who kept the eight Buddhist precepts for more than seven years until his death.
“He was always meditating, writing and reading books,” Ma Hein Hein Myat said. “He always said that he would change his life with his thila (eight precepts). He did what he said and he kept the eight precepts until his last breath.”
The monk U Pyin Nya Dipa, who writes under the name Mg Mon Yi, praised the way U Moe Hein faced his illness after being diagnosed with throat cancer in 2008.
“It was amazing for us to see his diligence and courage when faced with this disease. When I came to Myanmar from Singapore after hearing his diagnosis, his physical condition had deteriorated extensively,” he said. “But our teacher said … ‘I will keep on doing my work.’ As soon as he knew he was sick, he worked more than ever, writing more and not worrying about the disease.”
“As one of his students, I am sorry for his passing. It is a great loss not only for his family and Myanmar but for the world,” he said.
Born December 10, 1942, U Moe Hein’s first book was an English translation of Nanda Thein Zan’s Ka Yaung Lan Ko Phyat Kyaw Chin (Passing Over Rough Ground).
A versatile writer, he also contributed many articles to journals and magazines from 1961 to 2007.
Writing under the pen names “Think” and “Son of Journal Kyaw”, U Moe Hein produced poetry, novels, translation works, essays, articles, travelogues, forewords and seminar papers over his five-decade career.
A collection of his poems, which first appeared in local magazine The Light of English, will be published soon with the title Midnight Rainbow, one of three soon-to-be-released works, Ma Hein Hein Myat said.
He was also a philanthropist and in 2007 built an orphanage, Dahard Model Parahita Pyokhin, at Si Thar village in Mandalay Region’s Pyin Oo Lwin township.
He often taught the orphanage’s students English – and they could have no better teacher, U Moe Hein’s friend, poet and writer U Zaw Naung, said.
“He is talented in English and an expert in both language and literature,” he said. “It is a great loss not only for his family and friends but for Myanmar literature. He could write English and Myanmar beautifully.”

Moe Hein (Burmese: မိုးဟိန္း--10 December 1942 – 23 September 2010) was a Burmese poet and philanthropist.


Moe Hein was born on 10 December 1942, as the youngest son of journalist Chit Maung and the writer Journal Kyaw Ma Ma Lay.[1] His father was a friend and colleague of the revolutionary nationalist Aung San.[2]
He went to school in Darjeeling, India.[3] His first book was an English translation of Nanda Thein Zan's novel Passing Over Rough Ground.[1] Moe Hein also wrote travelogues, memoirs, a collection of poems and articles on religion.[2]
He contributed a wide variety of articles to journals and magazines between 1961 and 2007, writing under the pen names "Think" and "Son of Journal Kyaw".[1] His lifetime Buddhist philosophy was evident in his 1999 English-language Harmony of Head and Heart.[3]
Moe Hein, his mother and stepfather were among other activist writers and politicians who were detained by the Military regime, although later released.[3] Moe Hein worked as a volunteer teaching English in Buddhist monasteries.[2]
He sponsored construction of the Maha Paritta pagoda at Shwegugyi monastery, between Natogyi and Myingyan townships in Mandalay Division.[3] In 2007 he built an orphanage in Pyin U Lwin township, Mandalay Region. He taught at the Pariyatti Sasana University in Yangon. His topics included Buddhist philosophy, ethics and the English language. From 2007 he was an adviser to the Aung Pin Lae environmental magazine.[1]
Moe Hein was diagnosed with throat cancer in December 2009.[2] Writing of the diagnosis in an article called An Open Letter to the Angel of Death he said "the arrow shot by infirmity, right-hand man of the angel of death, hit me in the throat in late 2008".[3] He died on 23 September 2010 in Bahan Township, Yangon.[4] He was survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.[2]
His final book of poems, Midnight Rainbow, was published in February 2011 by Hkakabo Sarpay. Most of the 58 poems had been published in The Light of English or The International magazines.[1]
• 1983 Through Life's Perils by Nandar Thein Zan (translation)
• 1999 Harmony of Head and Heart, English, Poetry anthology
• 2002 Sweet Scent of Padauk and Dockchampa, Anthology
• First Turning Point, anthology of articles and poetry
• Mind and Concise Vipassana by Pegu's Dr. Ashin Pyin Nyeint Thara (translation)
• 2010 An Outside Dream, travelogue based on his visit to the University of Iowa in the United States
• 2011 Midnight Rainbow (English) poetry anthology

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