Very poor Grandma in my country, Cambodia, working so hard

 

Buddhism teaches that old age is a time of great suffering, and since we all age, the young must treat the elderly, particularly their parents, with suitable respect.

In Buddhism, one of the main reasons for respecting the elderly is the idea of filial piety. Since parents spend so much time raising their children, children must repay the pains their parents took. When a child is young and vulnerable, parents introduce their child to the world and take care of him, so when parents reach old age, their child must care for them in a similar way. Buddhism teaches that this is particularly true of mothers who experience additional pains while carrying the child in the womb for nine months and then giving birth.

Another reason for Buddhist respect for the elderly is the idea that people suffer in their old age. Buddhism is about overcoming suffering and Buddhist sutras (sermons of the Buddha) teach that old age is a time of great suffering when the individual's body begins to decay and the mind becomes confused. Since Buddhism also teaches compassion for the suffering of others, young Buddhists have an obligation to respect and help the elderly.

According to Buddhism, the main way of showing respect for the elderly is to provide for their needs. In many cases, parents live with their children and may help raise their grandchildren. Young people should also take care of their parents' financial and other personal needs. In addition, since a senior citizen has wisdom accumulated over a long lifetime, younger people can show respect by listening to the advice of their elders. Buddhists also extend the idea of filial piety to all senior citizens.

Written by James Stuart, Demand Media
Source: Opposing Views

http://kimedia.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-truth-behind-cambodias-inequalities.html

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Comments

  1. Carlos Bation

    September 15, 2014

    Ohhh..my poor lola ..good morning jenh later on atty casan and me meet again.. have a peaceful morning

  2. Mario BRUNO

    September 15, 2014

    +Jendhamuni Sos Really hard as americans , Give so much care of their elderly , But yet to suffer after so much struggle , God It It be the country is poor because they have laid out the pavement for others to stand and walk , Thank you for sharing as a man that has been in ministry , THe jail housed like animals , Life can get worst If you let yourself go with the current ! With much love ! ; * )

  3. Jendhamuni Sos

    September 15, 2014

    +Hussain Aaynal Thank you. Just got here. Need to leave home again. I will be back soon. Have a peaceful day.

  4. Hussain Aaynal

    September 15, 2014

    Hi thanks you very mass mi lovely sweet

  5. Petru Vladic

    September 15, 2014

    NOI……………………

  6. Sarady Kim

    September 15, 2014

    ជំរាបសួរចារគួរអោយអាណិតគាត់ណាស់ចាស់ហើយខំតស៊ូដើម្បីរស់,អគុណ!

  7. Michael Cammock

    September 15, 2014

    I hope that when I am 50 years older?, I will still be able to run up the stairs, go for long walks and enjoy life as much as I can.

  8. Heinz Udo Zemlin

    September 15, 2014

    Ah wonderful, little sister, so will you encounter me with respect. Possible physical decay has begun in me. On the mental confusion, you'll still have to wait long. Seriously – if this is the requirement of Buddhist behavior, I see no difference to my own behavior. Previously, this was also common for large families. Today it is found only rarely. The prosperity makes people selfish. Respect has become a foreign word. To share only people are willing to who have not much self.

  9. Mario BRUNO

    September 15, 2014

    Awesome work and It is just beginning stay blessed sister and good friend ! +Jendhamuni Sos

  10. Julius Mwaniki

    September 15, 2014

    Poor granny, its a real struggle .

  11. Chris H

    September 15, 2014

    The disparity in the world is beyond sad. Why does no one help her?

  12. William Seraphin

    September 15, 2014

    That's very sad.
    O Lord! Give her a place in ur kingdom when you come back. May ur Spirit speak with her. Change her. Make her a new creature. After all, if she gives her heart to you, she shall be great in ur kingdom.

  13. Aldair Cota Machado

    September 15, 2014

    Esta e uma imagem que nos comove e entristece muito, esta faltando humanidade e solidariedade entre os povos! Boa noite Jendhamuni!

  14. on motaleb

    September 15, 2014

    God doesn't give anyone this kinds of life . God bless him ameen

  15. Robert L Melvin

    September 15, 2014

    +Jendhamuni Sos How many old people in your country with no family alive? Where non of their family made it out of the camps.

  16. Jendhamuni Sos

    September 15, 2014

    +Robert L Melvin They are everywhere. So, there are many of them. Heartbreaking if you are in Cambodia. You cannot help as many as you wish to.

  17. Nader 99

    September 15, 2014

    Hi ilove

  18. sonam tmg

    September 15, 2014

    Agree about it:-)

  19. M Selim

    September 15, 2014

    Sad

  20. Muhammad Safdar

    September 15, 2014

    But the picture is pridicting that children are not take care of parents and hence she in such a measurable condition draging her life. She must be in a comfortable bed looking after by close one but what a pity condition she is passing.

  21. Harish Vyas

    September 15, 2014

    GOOD MORNING SOS & have a nice day

  22. jai kannan k

    September 15, 2014

    Tears in my eyes…can't read any further… sorry..

  23. Roland Wolfgang Friedrich

    September 15, 2014

    Mutual respect and mutual esteem should be the basis of human behavior .. 🙂 🙂
    This is particularly true in the western world, in which a youth craze is lived is not comprehensible. Young good old bad. Should all think about whether we should return to the words above .. 🙂 🙂

  24. Aye Min

    September 16, 2014

    Same me

  25. Shriprakash Pandey

    September 16, 2014

    Poverty and/or family behavior leads such life not easy to help.

  26. Jayesh Thakkar

    September 16, 2014

    It needs more consciousness and to be treated as a primary subject of education for the young generations about their liabilities towards old aged parents and as well as a study of their emotional feelings . Good morning Jendhamuni Sos.

  27. jai kannan k

    September 16, 2014

    World's oldest or biggest Hindu temple in your country..??? Can you throw some light on that…photographs etc..unless you mind due to religious reasons… I understand.. sure..

  28. jai kannan k

    September 16, 2014

    Rules laws regulations etc.,can't help in this regard…more and more moral classes right from kindergarten stage onwards…..and the knowledge that tomorrow it is THEIR TURN..???

  29. Joseph Wamugi

    September 16, 2014

    Good morning friends, for sure this is a nice teaching wich i think is in almost all religion, there4 i would urge all of those who get the msg 2try ad b as an example of such good behavior so that others may learn frm them.Dea friend it my wish ad prayer that our parent should not struggle suffering while looking 4 their needs while we are watching instead we shld shw kind of love respect ad appreciation of their past effort by catering 4 their needs.All the bst dears in the course of the day i love u all nice time.

  30. Ajay Agnihotri

    September 16, 2014

    It's really so sad…each children must take care of their parents.

  31. Raghav panday

    September 16, 2014

    Beauty full teaching jen , I like it very much,,, I try and do the same when ever I get chance ,,,,,
    Lovely good morning hv a peace full day ,,,,,
    love you,,,,

  32. balbir singh

    September 16, 2014

    aise logon ki madad karen. thanks

  33. Badar Khan

    September 16, 2014

    Oh goad help you

  34. william cox

    September 16, 2014

    To bad Americans don't feel the same way. Americans throw the elders away as useless. Age can bring eith great wisdom.

  35. Robert L Melvin

    September 16, 2014

    +Ajay Agnihotri Many if not most elders there do not have a families. Only one, of most families came out of the camps.

  36. Ajay Agnihotri

    September 16, 2014

    +Robert L Melvin You are right friend but I had seen many cases , they have family but their own children don't want to keep their parents with them. .and in this age they suffer lot..anyways have a great time ahead.

  37. Courtney Collins

    September 17, 2014

    We are not a new one that is a few years back to offer the rest assured me a new comment

  38. kashem bd326

    September 17, 2014

    ক্নজ্্ককক

  39. maina angkay

    September 17, 2014

    Kawawang lola.sana makita ko ng personal.

  40. maina angkay

    September 17, 2014

    Patnobayan ka Lord lola.

  41. md morad

    September 17, 2014

    Oldagepoorpeppolestototomuchilooooooooooooovemy

  42. md morad

    September 17, 2014

    Huadworkingiloveyogiveansveryverygoodandansgivrespetverygood

  43. md morad

    September 17, 2014

    Yonomylife

  44. Courtney Collins

    September 17, 2014

    Writes about it was the best thing about the best of this blog route and I think it

  45. Stephen Strickler

    September 18, 2014

    Thank you Divine One for sharing this sutra of Buddha, we must all have compassion and help those in old age. May you have peace today Jendhamuni. Blessings, Stephen Li


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