February 4, 2008 at 2:00 am #361116
He’s a famous Khmer general—that’s all I know. Anybody else wants to add more info about him? I try google his name, it din’t come up.February 4, 2008 at 4:29 pm #361127
a hero that turn into stone by the king little brother who was a monk…The monk had “Mout Tup”….The general was looking for the king brother for him.
[i]Originally posted by brach[/i]
He’s a famous Khmer general—that’s all I know. Anybody else wants to add more info about him? I try google his name, it din’t come up.February 4, 2008 at 7:28 pm #361137
dawn…so sad! he was one of my heroes…February 5, 2008 at 9:16 am #361145
A hero person always goes first…February 5, 2008 at 2:01 pm #361155
I love hearing more about Khmer Heroes. One of them is Decho Dom Din. I don’t know the exact dates or anything. Just around the time when Khmer were absolutely oppressed by foreigners, especially Siamese/Thai. It appears that throughout Khmer history, whenever it appears Khmer are at most oppressed, threatened, there always appear to be some one, Hero, Nek mean buon, who was born at the time to stem off invasions. The reason being is that Khmer is not meant to be lost. It is rooted in the fate of the land. Khmer, despite being cursed, where they are supposed to suffer and oppressed, they are not meant to be lost. Even in today’s time, there will be another Hero who would surface. Perhaps you have heard of Him? Before I will relate on this, let me relate a bit of General Decho Dom Din the way I heard it. My variation changes a bit from telling to telling. So, sorry.
As a disclaimer, Khmer are mostly rooted in legends. Should those legends come to being depend on each and individual Khmer. How strong are they in their faith? Are they strong enough to stand up in the face of ridicules and disclaimers or are they afraid of what the public or foreigners think? Until Khmer believe in themselves and their origins, until then, Khmer will be powerful.
Decho Dom Din before He was a general, was a student who learned Pali—Achum Kia Tha or power from the Brahman, Lok Ta Eiy Seye. He specialized in tunneling through Earth and making foot soldiers out of straws or sands. At that time, there was a King of Khmer who employed him to patrol the borders of Khmer, particularly the Khmer-Thai borders. He was able to thwart the many invasions from the Thais by employing his foot soldiers made out of straws.
Existing around the same time was a novice monk called Lok Nen whose ability from birth is Speak Truth. Because of his magic mouth, he was able to turn anything from death back to living. In a movie of Decho Dom Din, it relates that this young monk is kin to the King of Khmer. That, Decho Dom Din, through his military campaign was offered a Thai princess as a wife. But, I’m not going to delve into that.
Decho Dom Din, during the most prime of Khmer pride, wanted to reseize the Khmer land from Thai’s occupancy, specifically the land called Bangkok, which Thai have made it into its capitol. He made his way through the Earth to get their, but wanted to discuss his plan with the novice monk, whom he heard about, first. He wanted advice from the novice monk for some reason. He knew the monk was doing meditation in a remote cave. So, he tunneled through to the monk’s cave.
The monk was chanting prayers to the Buddha as a daily ritual. Decho Dom Din popped out of the ground behind and uttered a word or two before the novice monk put a hand behind him and said “stop”. Unbeknown to the monk, Decho Dom Din froze stiff in silent stone, aka samrit. What the monk meant to say was “wait, let me finish my prayers, then we could discuss strategies.” But, when the monk finished prayer, he, himself, also turned into stones. Decho Dom Din is frozen with his upper body free from the ground, facing the back of Lok Nen, who was frozen while prostrating in prayer.
The reason why they are frozen is that it is not time, yet. It is not time for Khmer to be released from the curse. In fact, this is one story among many of how Khmer are mostly in stones. Khmer, when they come out of stones, they will be a force to be reckoned with. The tunnel that Decho Dom Din made on his way to Bangkok still exists, and it is said that it is haunted. Only those with high merits may enter the tunnel without being haunted. Otherwise, it is not advisable for others. When the time comes, when the Khmer prophecy comes to maturity, which will not be long now, the first city to be sacked by Khmer will be Bangkok. This is because Decho Dom Din is already situated in the place.
Believe it or not, Thai know all about it. They have a highly skilled hora(royal predictor), whom they asked to look up the fate of their land every single moment. They know. But, what’s preventing them from usurping Khmer land despite knowing the inevitable? Greed is not a force to be played lightly. This is one powerful vice, which turns weakling of even the mighty whose minds are unchecked with virtues.
Another hero was Lok Ta Son Kuy, who defended the territory that is lost to the Viets. That territory used to be called Preay Nokor or now called South Vietnam or Kampuchear Krom. There were three brothers who studied under the Brahman, who vowed to keep the secret of their power to protect Khmer borders along the Khmer-Viet line. The Viet tried every single military strategy of force to break through the impregnable force of Khmer Magic, but couldn’t.
They resorted to employ the tactic of installing prostitutes to woo two of the three Brothers. Under the influence of alcohol and women, the two spilled the beans. When Lok Ta Son Kuy was under attacked, his defense was broken because the Viets knew how to break his force–sapp ah-kum kia tha. Lok Ta Son Kuy knew that his brothers of the same guild had betrayed their oath. Before he surrendered, he took the Teal Tree (Chur Teal) and uprooted it. He said that if Khmer is destined not to be lost, let this up-side-down tree grow.
Through time, the tree grew. The roots started to sprout shoots and the top of the tree become the trunk. The Viets tried to chop that tree down, but reports have said that every time that they tried to chop it down, they died instead and the tree oozed out blood. It was so haunted, especially toward the Viets trying to cut it down. The reason why they wanted to chop it down was so that they could build roads through it. But, because they couldn’t and because of so many deaths, they had to make their roads around the tree. That tree is so politically guarded that one is afraid take any picture of the tree while in Srok Kampuchear Khmer. Many Khmer Kampuchear Krom, for some reasons, disregard any existence of such a tree. It is sad that I hear this. Khmer needs to know, whether it is legend or not. To disclaim it entirely is a disservice to Khmer heritage in my opinion.
The Heros of Decho Dom Din, Lok Ta Son Kuy, and Lok Ta Klang Meurng are pretty recent ones where they happened not too long ago, several decades or so. As for other heros like Preah Ko, Preah Keo, and Samdech Klung, they happened centuries before. Yes, Samdech Klung, although He played a crucial part in the curse of Khmer, He was a Khmer Hero, Nek Mean Buon. In a few short time, I may have more info pertaining to Samdech Klung. Because I hear some news of Samdech Klung, I have further hope that Khmer is where Khmer should be. All is well despite the contrary.
While all of those heros mentioned above were in the past, there is another Khmer hero to come. Until this Khmer Hero surface, then all the Khmer heros in the past may surface. Until then, they remain in Samrit or in Ghost forms. Plus, there are more crucial beings not heard about, yet, but they will help this new hero along when the time comes. This new hero is none other than Preah Batt Thormic. Notice, in His title is the word “Thor”, which means Dhamma, which means He who will rule by the Dhamma. He is the Supreme Hero. Under Him will all be released.February 5, 2008 at 4:38 pm #361164
the 3 horoes of ur are my heroes as well, but for Preah Ko & Preah Keo, u got to far hehe…i don’t think they exist, it was just a fairy tail to help united khmer people in time of war…as for Samdech Klung, r u sure that wasn’t the same as Lok Ta Klang Meurng? if not, he the new guy that i must research on…
[i]Originally posted by reksmay[/i]
The Heros of Decho Dom Din, Lok Ta Son Kuy, and Lok Ta Klang Meurng are pretty recent ones where they happened not too long ago, several decades or so. As for other heros like Preah Ko, Preah Keo, and Samdech Klung, they happened centuries before. Yes, Samdech Klung, although He played a crucial part in the curse of Khmer, He was a Khmer Hero, Nek Mean Buon. In a few short time, I may have more info pertaining to Samdech Klung. Because I hear some news of Samdech Klung, I have further hope that Khmer is where Khmer should be. All is well despite the contrary.February 5, 2008 at 5:15 pm #361174
Preah Ko Preah Keo, whether you believe or not pertains to not only Khmer history, but religious as well. I have talked about their come about in previous posts. In fact, when all is well again in a few short years, you will know. In the early 1980s, Preah Ko returned to Cambodia. Perhaps you haven’t not heard about that. Whether or not you know, my parents have seen Preah Ko. As for Preah Keo, whether or not He is samrit, depends on people’s view. As far as I am concerned, He has taken new form. Already, He is among us. Do you have the eyes to see Him? Can’t force you to do anything. Just giving you infos.
As for Lok Ta Klang Meurng, He is still Ghost. He won’t be allowed to reincarnate until all is well, until Khmer reclaims their land again. As for Samdech Klung, I’ll discuss further in short future should I get more info. Again, what I am saying calls heavily on faith. Do you have enough faith and intelligence to decipher? It is all up to you to decide. I’m just bringing info as I see it and believe it.
Let it be known that when I discuss things pertaining to Khmer, I am stressing very much on faith, karma, reincarnation, etc., and especially on intelligence. One must decipher info and one must connect with their faith as well as tradition. All sounds bizzare, especially in today’s technology and scientific views. One must ask when one disregard one’s heritage and culture, where will one be? Do we have anything to call us, us?
Anyway, it’s all talk right now. But, in a few short time, we will know Truth.February 5, 2008 at 5:20 pm #361193
I think there a Khmer cult in cambodia that worship Khleang Moeung
“After this victory Chey Ahcha was crowned King Preah Chey Chehsda of Cambodia. He ordered a ceremony to commemorate the spirit of his army chief, who earned the title “Nhek Ta Khleang Moeung”.
The people in Pursat have repeated the ceremony every year since. Cambodians believe this Nheak Ta is very powerful and can fulfil every wish they pray for.
[Message last modified 02-05-2008 09:09pm by ------]February 5, 2008 at 5:51 pm #361183
What ever the case, it is all Khmer. The Truth will be revealed in short future.February 5, 2008 at 7:34 pm #361204
Preah Ko Preah Keo is the reincarnation of Jaycaraman Vii or is the other way around i forgot..As you know all these khmer hero the all are general to the king courts…Time will come short like reksmay said…:)