Friday, June 23, 2017

Basho on This Wandering Life

Basho's hut was not his true home...

Days and months are travellers of eternity. So are the years that pass by. Those who steer a boat across the sea, or drive a horse over the earth  spend every minute of their lives travelling, and the journey itself is home. There are a great number of ancients, too, who died on the road. I myself have been tempted for a long time by wind-blown clouds into dreams of lifelong travelling.

It was only towards the end of last autumn that I returned from rambling along the coast. I barely had time to sweep the cobwebs from my broken house on the River Sumida before the New Year, but no sooner had the spring mist begun to rise over the field than I wanted to be on the road again to cross the barrier-gate of Shirakawa in due time. A wandering spirit seemed to have possessed me and turned me inside out, roadside images seeming to invite me from every corner, so that it was impossible for me to stay idle at home. Even while I was getting ready, mending my torn trousers, tying a new strap to my hat, and applying *moxa to my legs to strengthen them, I was already dreaming of the full moon rising over the islands of Matushima. Finally, I gave my house to another, moving to the cottage of my patron Mr. Sampu for a temporary stay. Upon the threshold of my old home, however, I wrote a linked verse of eight pieces and hung it on a wooden pillar. The opening verse was:

even this grass hut
may be transformed
into a doll's house.

Note: Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) is Japan's most celebrated haiku poet, and one of its most revered literary figures. He was also a Buddhist, whose work reflected the transiency of life, its innate unsatisfactory nature, and the value of living in the present moment. *Moxa is a dried leaf applied in small doses to the skin and burnt, in the belief that it has curative properties.


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samir sardaba said...

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samir sardana said...

One of the most rmis-understood and reviled personalities in Khmer history is Pol Pot - the communist educated in Paris.

Who were the targets of Pol Pot ? It was the Vietnamese Yuon and the "Other Khmer" - on basic principles of exploitation and burden on the scarce resources and society.

Besides taking over Khmer land and timber ( as a compensation for the war on the Khmer Rouge), there are millions of Viet yuon settled in Khmer land - as traders - and not manufacturers or industrialists. They are also the hidden voters of Hun Sen and the eyes and ears of Viet Int.

The Viet contribution to the nation of the Khmer is Nil and if the Khmer cannot do, what the Viets do - then the Khmer do not deserve a nation.Even the Rubber and timber goes back to Vietnam for processing.


The Thais are on the Thai-Khmer border with rice mills and other industries and the concessional power sold by the Thai Grid.Inspite of that,the marginal Thai Population is settled only near the border areas

The Chinese have built the infra,ports,SEZ,roads and whatever little industry exists in Khmer land.Like in Thailand - the Han Chinese control the trade,commerce, manufacturin etc.Even in so called Muslim nations like Indon-ass-eeah, all that works,from Railways to bureaucracy is due to the Han Chinese

And then we come to the 2nd evil. The mongrel faced,dark/black skinned ,Frog faced, diminutive,limpet Khmers. These are the DNA and offspring of the Indians. People say I am a racist.

Plastic surgery can change the colour of your skin,eyes,hair,toes,public hair.....,but he core cranial,facial bone structure and other peculiarities of the human body never change - even in 5000 years.An African and a European can never LOOK like the either.

Similarly, a South Indian is basically descended from a Negroid ,and is called a Sudroid. A Khmer woman who was seduced by an Indian Limpet Kaundinya - should she be crucified ?

These mongrel skinned,frog faced Khmers ,linegaed from Indians, ARE NOW OBSOLETE AND A BURDEN ON THE KHMER NATION.POL POT had Chinese/Thai DNA.These mongrels,due to their insecurity and complexes,harp on the legacy of Angkor ....... etc., which is a trait of a defeated and failed race. At the same time,they are also ashamed of their lineage to "Indians".

History has shown that the Mongol DNA was always superior to the Indian DNA (which is a mongrel DNA - as there is no such thing,as an Indian DNA)

POLPOT targetted these vermin - Khmers with Indian DNA.If you look at the photos of S-21, you will see these people and the Viet Yuon.

As time passes these vermin will get morre obsolete and more violent - and will be completely taken over by the Viet Yuon, Hans, PRC and the Thais.

Basically,every one is waiting for Hun Sen to die.

Pol Pot was the only man who spotted the verminage in the Khmer nation - which none spotted or spoke about - let alone acted upon.dindooohindoo

Anonymous said...

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