Happy mother´s day to all…who have the courage!

“Perhaps it takes courage to raise children.” John Steinbeck, East of Eden

Mother and child Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia

Mother washing her son in the waters of Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia

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Cambodia

Kapok Trees (Ceiba pentandra) invading Ta Prohm Temple, Angkor, Cambodia

Kapok Trees (Ceiba pentandra) invading Ta Prohm Temple, Angkor, Cambodia

I had only about a couple of days in Cambodia while travelling Southeast Asia in 2007 so I decided to focus my lenses on the temples of Angkor Wat and the floating Village of Tonle Sap Lake. I wish I had more time to explore this amazing place on Earth as I am afraid it is going to disappear – under the weight of double-decker busses bringing tourists from all around the world.

 

Four pillars of Buddhism, Cambodia

Stone columns and Buddhist monk in Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Stone columns and Buddhist monk in Angkor Wat, Cambodia

The three pillars of Buddhism are Sila (morality, charity and compassion), Dyâna (concentration) and Prajna (wisdom).  Next to them you see this smiling young Buddhist monk who, in my view, represents the fourth pillar of Buddhism.