Once, a Japanese businessman said that he would like to donate several bottles of high quality sake, to the monastery. Japanese priests have no restriction against drinking alcohol, but Sayadaw merely asked that the bottles not be placed on the altar. He said that he would take care of them. Sayadaw arranged to exchange the sake for several cases of tinned milk, he always added, "They say that Christ was able to turn water into wine, but I was able to turn sake into condensed milk!"
1925 LOVELY MUST HAVE COST A PRETTY PENNY EVEN THEN