Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The first British emissary of Buddhism or Ananda Metteyya.


He was born on 8, Dec,1872 in London. He read the Book * The Light of Asia by Sir Edwin Arnold* at the age of eighteen and becoming a Buddhist at heart. He explored a variety of Eastern religious and Western mystic and occult systems. He left for Cylon ( Sri Lanka) in 1899. Buddhism was a part of his spiritual path. And he left Cylon and traveled to Sittwe ( former known as Akyab) on 12, Dec, 1901.