Master Tshering Penjore

Tshering Penjore

This child of Class 5 is an amazing case study. Only half way through school he seems to have the air of someone who has achieved more than he ever dreamed of. Villagers have said he comes home to brag about his educational qualifications to the older folk who havent been to school including his parents and grandparents. He carries a map of India and talks about how ignorant they are about places like Udaipur, Delhi, Goa as if he has been there.

He is so smug he seems ready to settle down in Class 5 for life and makes no effort to work to get to the next grade. A meeting with the counsellors coming from Thimphu next month will be needed to see why this child has no ambitions. My assessment is that in adulthood, he would make a good village representative such as Tshokpa or Gup. He talks a lot and has an important air about him but is quite dim. Actually he might make a good gomchen as well. At best if he can make it through college, he might make it as a teacher, a bad one.

Drukpa Kinley
This story from Drukpa Kinley

Drukpa Kinley, from the 1400s, is one of Bhutan's foremost saints and yogis. He was known for his crazy methods of enlightening other beings, which earned him the title "The Divine Madman".


  1. He is a real ass!