1. Ego, pride

    Comment

    Ego
    Self-importance
    keep us
    from forgiving others
    from forgiving ourselves;

    Pride
    Arrogance
    keep us
    from making peace with others
    from making peace with ourselves.

    ~Venerable Wuling

  2. A man of calm…

    Comment

    A man of calm is like a shady tree. People who need shelter come to it. ~Toba Beta

     

  3. To be a soulful person

    Comment

    To be a soulful person means to go against all the pervasive, prove-yourself values of our culture and instead treasure what is unique and internal and valuable in yourself and your own personal evolution. ~ Jean Shinoda Bolen

    អាជីវករ​លក់​ក្ដាម អូស​ទ្រុង​ក្ដាម​ចេញ​ពី​សមុទ្រ នា​ក្រុង​កែប ខេត្ត​កែប កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៥ ខែ​កញ្ញា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥។ Photo: RFA

  4. Merit is to accumulated, evil is to be abandoned

    Comment

    It is flooded water that makes mud; it is clean water that wipes away mud. ~Unknown

    ពលរដ្ឋ​ហាល​ថ្នាំ​ជក់​នៅ​ឃុំ​ស្វាយឃ្លាំង ស្រុក​ក្រូចឆ្មារ ខេត្ត​ត្បូងឃ្មុំ កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៣ ខែ​មេសា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦។ RFA/Cheu Sideth

  5. Houses in Siem Reap were damaged by strong winds

    Comment

    ផ្ទះ​ឈើ​​របស់​ពលរដ្ឋ នៅ​ភូមិ​គំរូ ឃុំ​ល្វា ស្រុក​ពួក ខេត្ត​សៀមរាប ត្រូវ​ខ្យល់​បក់​រលំ​សង្កត់​គោយន្ត ២​គ្រឿង ម៉ាស៊ីន​កិន​ស្រូវ ១​គ្រឿង និង​សម្ភារៈ​ជា​ច្រើន​ទៀត។ រូបថត​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​១៤ ខែ​ឧសភា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦ RFA/Hang Savyouth

    សមត្ថកិច្ច​ចម្រុះ​ខេត្ត​សៀមរាប នាំ​គ្នា​ជួយ​រុះរើ​ផ្ទះ​ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ​ដែល​ដួល​​រលំ​នៅ​ឃុំ​ល្វា ស្រុក​ពួក ខេត្ត​សៀមរាប។ រូបថត​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​១៤ ខែ​ឧសភា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦។ RFA/Hang Savyouth​​

  6. If you hold yourself dear

    Comment

    ចម្ការ​ថ្នាំ​ជក់​នៅ​ឃុំ​ស្វាយឃ្លាំង ស្រុក​ក្រូចឆ្មារ ខេត្ត​ត្បូងឃ្មុំ កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៣ ខែ​មេសា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦។ RFA/Cheu Sideth

    That is what the Blessed One said. Having said that, the One Well-Gone, the Teacher, said further:

    If you hold yourself dear
    then don’t fetter yourself
    with evil,
    for happiness isn’t easily gained
    by one who commits
    a wrong-doing.

    When seized by the End-maker
    as you abandon the human state,
    what’s truly your own?
    What do you take along when you go?
    What follows behind you
    like a shadow
    that never leaves?

    Both the merit & evil
    that you as a mortal
    perform here:
    that’s what’s truly your own,
    what you take along when you go;
    that’s what follows behind you
    like a shadow
    that never leaves.

    So do what is admirable,
    as an accumulation
    for the future life.
    Deeds of merit are the support for beings
    when they arise
    in the other world.

    “Piya Sutta: Dear” (SN 3.4), translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
    Source: Access to Insight (Legacy Edition), 30 November 2013

     

  7. Poverty with dignity

    Comment

    Poverty with dignity is better than wealth based on shame. ~Unknown

    ពលរដ្ឋ​ហាល​ថ្នាំ​ជក់​នៅ​ឃុំ​ស្វាយឃ្លាំង ស្រុក​ក្រូចឆ្មារ ខេត្ត​ត្បូងឃ្មុំ កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៣ ខែ​មេសា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦។ RFA/Cheu Sideth

  8. There is none in the world…

    Comment

    Conquer anger with non-anger. Conquer badness with goodness. Conquer meanness with generosity. Conquer dishonesty with truth. ~Buddha, The Dhammapada

    RFA photo

     

    They blame those who remain silent, they blame those speak much, they blame those who speak in moderation. There is none in the world who is not blamed. ~Buddha, The Dhammapada

    RFA photo


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