Angkor’s temple bell


Hear the Temple Bell.
Dharma in the vibrations.
Chanting to planet.

Tonight I came across this article about Angkor in National Geographic and wanted to share it.

About fiercebuddhist

Welcome. I am happy that our paths have crossed. Here you will find various poems, articles and photography. I hope that you enjoy them and visit often. I am currently working on writing “A Haiku A Day” so that I can, perhaps, have enough good ones for publication. If you are wondering what a “Fierce Buddhist” the following declaration should clarify. The “Fierce” in FierceBuddhist I define as “an obligation to do what I can to benefit all sentient beings, not just those close to me or those I agree with. If I see something or someone that is hurting others I must step forward and do what I can to assist them.” In the Army and in the dojo I learned how to defend myself, family and country but that does not mean I endorse the use of force. Two nonviolent examples of Fierce Buddhists that come to mind are Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama. While I do not claim be even close to them I can strive and so can you. Furthermore, my Buddhist name, given to me by Sensei Kubose, is Seiyo. His interpretation of my communication and interaction with him led him to this name. He told me Seiyo means “Fierce Sun.” The sun shines on everyone without prejudices without giving preferential treatment to anyone. This is tough to live up to, as you can imagine, but it sure sets the tone for my life. In Buddhism this is called a Fierce Bodhisattva. I am only on the path to Enlightenment and can only say to be a Fierce Buddhist.

8 responses »

  1. Most interesting. I am married to a lovely lady from North East thailand. A devout Buddhist who is having issues with the way Buddhism is being commercialized and twisted by so many people in Thailnad and other countries today. Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama and Buddhadasa Bhikkhu พุทธทาสภิกขุ are among her mentors.
    The only nicknames I ever received in my many years overseas was ” itchy feet” because of my love for travel and Ajarn Sanae which means Charming because I always had a great rapport with my students while teaching there!
    I’ll be following with interest.

  2. Lived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for 2years; it was heavenly visiting the Angkor watt temples down Siem Reap…I guess I’ll never forget how the temples’ area smelled & how I felt true peace…

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