The sorrowful news of the demise of His Holiness Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara Somdet Phra Sangharaja Sakalamaha sanghaparinayaka the 19th Supreme Patriarch of Thailand, who turned centenarian in October 2013, has caused great surprise and deep grief to us, the entire Myanmar Sangha of over five hundred thousands.
It is not only a tremendous loss to Thailand but also to all Theravada Buddhist countries of the world. Considering His Holiness's lifelong achievements in Buddha Sasana we all monks feel that his demise has left the noble task of Buddhist mission poorer.
With heart and soul, we all Myanmar monks tender our condolences to and share co-miserations with His Holiness's relatives, friends and associates.
IN the heart of our hearts, prayers constantly arise that His Holiness may pass on to higher planes of life hereafter and continue his noble mission of Buddha Sasana
Everlasting disciples of His Holiness