As I walked into the monastery today, to drop off Guri's food offering to the monks, I met Rev. Heng Sure. With an excited look, he says he wants to show me something. In a few moments, I was holding the hand-written journals from their 3-steps-and-a-bow pilgrimage
-- the unpublished ones in the last leg of their pilgrimage. What a treasure! Few moments later, I was also holding a beautiful hard-bound compilation
of their previous volumes. We opened one of the notebooks. Turned out to be one in which he would write notes to Marty, since he was silent for those six years. We opened up to a random and read out a sentence together: "If we can't learn to receive offerings of human beings, how will we receive the offerings of dragons and Gods?" It was a great joy to be able to see the handwriting, imagine those days when the two youngsters were fulfilling their vows of this remarkable pilgrimage, and feel a sense of gratitude for knowing such sincere cultivators.