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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Teav Chhay Sok - Seksa Vob-thor Arey-thor Khmer-Indea

Title: Seksa Vob-thor Arey-thor Khmer-Indea (Khmer-Indian Culture-Civilization Studies)
Author: Teav Chhay Sok
Publishing date: 1971-1972
Genre: Khmer Culture and Civilization
Keywords: Khmer, Culture, Civilization, Short Study, India, Teav Chhay Sok
Format: PDF (Adobe Acrobat Reader is required)
New Typesetting by: Koy Chandararith (Adelaid, Australia)

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  • At 2:34 AM, Blogger Kumudaksa Dasa said…

    Dear Mr Teav Chhay Sok
    My name is Kumudaksa dasa, i stay in Siem Reap. I have downloaded your book as follow:

    Title: Seksa Vob-thor Arey-thor Khmer-Indea (Khmer-Indian Culture-Civilization Studies)

    Publishing date: 1971-1972
    Genre: Khmer Culture and Civilization
    Keywords: Khmer, Culture, Civilization, Short Study, India, Teav Chhay Sok
    Format: PDF

    I have read the book, and i'm interested on the page 35 about Avatara of Lord Vishnu. Would you like to please kindly inform me what is your reference on your explanation?. You write about Avatara of Lord Vishnu in Vedic Scripture but i found that what you wrote there is not based on Vedic Scripture. Some confusing. For example:
    On the first point, talking about Matsya Avatara, you mentioned that Hayagriva is a demon which is not correct. Actually Hayagriva is also incarnation of Lord Vishnu/ Krishna as explained in the Bhagavata Purana(Srimad Bhagavatam) 2.7.11 as follow:
    satre mamāsa bhagavān haya-śīraṣātho
    sākṣāt sa yajña-puruṣas tapanīya-varṇaḥ
    chandomayo makhamayo 'khila-devatātmā
    vāco babhūvur uśatīḥ śvasato 'sya nastaḥ


    The Lord appeared as the Hayagrīva incarnation in a sacrifice performed by me [Brahmā]. He is the personified sacrifices, and the hue of His body is golden. He is the personified Vedas as well, and the Supersoul of all demigods. When He breathed, all the sweet sounds of the Vedic hymns came out of His nostrils.

    And then the flood is not causen by Hayagriva but because of the changing of millenium

    And at point number 4 talking about Lord Narasimha, you wrote that Nrsimha have lion body, and head of human. It is also not correct because on Srimad Bhagavatam 1.3.18 is explain that Lord Narasimha is with head of lion and human body. Please kindly see the following link to confirm

    And the point 9 on talking about Lord Buddha, you said that the Brahmana is making the thing up to mention that Lord Buddha is avatara of Lord Vishnu. Actually, according to authentic Srimad Bhagavatam 1.3.24

    tataḥ kalau sampravṛtte
     sammohāya sura-dviṣām
    buddho nāmnāñjana-sutaḥ
     kīkaṭeṣu bhaviṣyati

    Word for word:
    tataḥ — thereafter; kalau — the Age of Kali; sampravṛtte — having ensued; sammohāya — for the purpose of deluding; sura — the theists; dviṣām — those who are envious; buddhaḥ — Lord Buddha; nāmnā — of the name; añjana-sutaḥ — whose mother was Añjanā; kīkaṭeṣu — in the province of Gayā (Bihar); bhaviṣyati — will take place.
    Then, in the beginning of Kali-yuga, the Lord will appear as Lord Buddha, the son of Añjanā, in the province of Gayā, just for the purpose of deluding those who are envious of the faithful theist.
    Lord Buddha, a powerful incarnation of the Personality of Godhead, appeared in the province of Gayā (Bihar) as the son of Añjanā, and he preached his own conception of nonviolence and deprecated even the animal sacrifices sanctioned in the Vedas. At the time when Lord Buddha appeared, the people in general were atheistic and preferred animal flesh to anything else....

    As we can see on the above article, Lord Buddha is foretold in Srimad Bhagavatam, because it was written around 5000 years ago while Lord Buddha is baout 2555 years ago. So, honestly, Vedic follower not making thing up.

    And then on point 10 talking about Lord Kalki, you wrote that Kalki is avatara in the form of human body and horse head. It is completely not correct because horse headed incarnation is Hayagriva. And the description of Kalki Avatara is that He will ride the horse. Please kindly check to this link .

    Thank you

    Best Regards
    Kumudaksa Dasa


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