The Tigers of Sagaing
|The view just outside the fortified structure described below|
In recent years, much of this tropical forest region has been peeled away by expanding roads and communities, pushing the ascetic's practice deeper into the hills. Areas that one could only reach by trekking are now accessible (some entirely) by vehicle.
|The entrance to the fortified building that protected monks against tiger attacks|
It is also worth noting that the monk featured below mentioned that his own teacher was once personally attacked by a tiger on his alms walk, and the claws ripped into his abdomen. Fortunately, he survived the attack, and left with scars to show it.
|The ceiling of the upper story chamber today, so loose that it is no longer safe for anyone to enter|
|An entrance on the upper story of the fortified building|