Don't worry, L'bong KmERBoy. It's not for waste as building is for protection. If building is a waste, no one in their right mind would expend efforts and means to have it done. There are many kinds of buildings in this world, yet most are for evil and destructions. Take for example, the nuclear bomb and other weapons. Those are buildings. Huge dineros are put into them. Yet, the end result is destructions and power over ashes and blood. Compared to such buildings and this kind of building, who would people prefer? Frankly, I prefer building for peace over destructions anytime anywhere in space.
At any rate, no one is forced to do this kind of things. One must realize they are done based on the innate intuition of each individuals. Preah Kru Thien Vuthi just happened to surface at the right time and place. But, is it a coincidence? To people like myself who knows of such things before His appearance, it is fated.
In addition, when people are born into this world, none starts off on a "clean slate", as we all carry from the past our karma/burden/destiny/fate, etc. Based on such fate, we try to figure our own destiny in this life for future lives. As such, I understand to a high degree that based on one's previous karma, we do not all see things the same way. That is why broadcasting is necessary, but under no uncertain terms does broadcasting leads to coersion. We leave it up to fate that if broadcasting has an affect, the right individuals would surface and take the initiative to do for their benefit as well as others. Such individuals understand clearly for themselves that if they expend efforts and means to achieve their dreams, they will be the only ones to inherit their own rewards because such rewards do not go to others.
In terms of buddha vs. monks vs. boddhisattva, there is the dictionary version. But, in real life, one sees beyond the definitions. Buddha had already found Enlightenment. He had done, achieved, conquered---in the past. Once conquered all the sufferings, there is nothing left but peace. In terms of monk, he is still disciples, still learning the Path, Buddha's Path, has not graduated. In terms of boddhisattva, this could be anybody who's inclined toward the Path, either follow the Buddha's Path, or devise his own Path. In the case of Preah Kru, He is the Path. He is His own Path, the results of countless eons of wholesome deeds and dedications only to be matured millions of years from now. At present He is acting on behalf of who He will become millenia from now. He expound Dhamma founded by Shakyamuni Gautoma Buddha, correcting misconceptions as abided by Shakyamuni Gautoma Buddha's disciples (monks and lay disciples, buddhists), because due such misconceptions, Buddhism has declined so severely as seen in today's time. Buddhism is realistics, every-day intelligence---morals. When Buddhism is less revered by people, morality declines and we will see lots of insults, verbal abuses/curses, killings, etc...Eventually humanity as a race will be diminished due to lack of morality. When this happens, no human will live to see the completion of Shakyamuni Gautoma Buddha's maturation of His kalpa, ~2550 years from now. As a result of this, there will be no human at all left on Earth to take up Maitreya Buddhism, now will there? That is why Maitreya Buddha, who is still in Samsara, must come down on Earth to redeem Buddhism for Shakyamuni Gautoma Buddha and to broadcast Maitreya Buddhism as the continuing religion.
When we are talking about Preah Kru Thien Vuthi, it seems controversial to a lot of folks for they are not innately enlightened. Those who are innately enlightened, such question never arises to cast doubt in their belief. However, for those who are curious and skeptical, elaborations are needed for the purpose of enlightening. With all enlightening process, the crucial factor is faith. Without faith, even with knowledges obtained from the 5 senses of sight, sound, smell, touch, and mind, one cannot be enlightened. So, let me elaborate accordingly.
We have seen in all Buddha statues, all Buddhas retain their hair. I am not talking about Shakyamuni Gautoma Buddha only. I am referring to previous Buddhas as well. Most Buddhists in my perception do not really understand Buddhism because they are led to believe too rigidly and question too little. Or if do, question in the wrong path or with the wrong intentions. There is a difference between questioning for informations for the sake of understanding and questioning for the sake of sneering. Observing Silence by Buddha means He will not answer questions posed by those whom He discerned to do so with out purpose of enlightening himself, his benefit, but rather for mockery or speculations. He will not wastes time and effort on speculations, but focuses on one's efforts in the here and now. Once one follow His Path, one will realize the reason why He would not indulge in people's speculations. Such a person may continue to go his own path, but for Him, He would not force them to see it His way. As for myself, I don't have a devine eye. I will enlighten without discriminations until I am given cause not to do so. This often times means mistakes will be easily made. Yet, with mistakes made, lessons are learned, correct?
In the case of Preah Kru, who is The Boddhisattva acting as Maitreya Buddha, He is beyond monkhood. How could anyone lead anybody if his idea is not original? If every one has the same idea, why not let each be his own boss. Why be a boss who listens to another boss? It's just not too smart. I'm not demeaning here, but trying to offer some sense. For a person to claim he is the "Buddha", he must be able to withstand the test of time and critics(opposing forces). Technically Buddhas are mighty already based on His Parami. He need NOT prove Himself. Yet, due to the unenlightened mind, they pose challenges and aim to destroy physically (Buddha figures) and mentally (faith). When those challengers cannot remove this person who claim himself Buddha, and in turn got destroyed themselves based on their own efforts of evil intentions, then it is proven that He is the Buddha, worthy to be praised, worthy to follow. It is the case whereby He is not looking for trouble, but inevitably trouble comes looking for Him. As Buddha, Buddhas are Exalted, Noble, cannot be defiled, cannot be destroyed. If they could be destroyed, they are not called Buddha. So, may people think clearly on this.
Because Preah Kru is His own Boss, he left all the hair, whatever things that unenlightened minds find controversials, on Himself. He does not practice Buddhism by appearance, or clothing articles, or whatever a person keeps on himself for protection from the natural elements. He practice Buddhism keeping Dhamma in High Standards for Dhamma are Supreme, not any clothing articles or hair or follicle deem inferior/superior by the unenlightened human minds. As such, He will only attract those who are enlightened in the same way and repell those who do not see it His way.
Shakyamuni Gautoma Buddha's Buddhism had been corrupted ~2000 years ago where the ideas such as:
1) one cannot listen to Dhamma if not dispensed by a monk
2) a layperson who has more knowledge than a monk cannot dispense Dhamma to the monk for it'd deem insulting
3) if a layperson dispense Dhamma to the monk, then the monk must sit above the layperson
3) girls cannot preach for girls cannot be enlightened
4) the list goes on, and on...
All of this for the purpose of obliterating Buddhism from the face of this Earth as their objective is
1) to destroy by mind, faith (devil worshipping, cult, etc.)
2) to destroy physical images (breaking Buddha statues...)
3) to instill ignorance, intollerance, pain and sufferings for power and dominance
To bring this short, Preah Kru exudes aura only to those who believe Him. They in turn, get empowered by their merits of believing him. They believe not only by heart, but by actions. If they are not obvious to critics yet, they will be soon for building is not a waste of time, energy, nor money. Leadership does not mean a person follows another person's example. A leader sets His own example. Khmer is in the process of setting its own precedence by building not one, but 5 giant Buddha statues, in the name of peace. This feat is not ordinary for a far extraordinary person may do so, and keep it so. Cambodia will no longer be in the sideline any more for there will be a capable leader on the land. As it is not obvious to some folks, I will spell it out: in today's world, there are 2 world leaders. As long as there will be 2 world leaders, peace cannot be found. Until there is one will there be peace. As Cambodia is building for peace, the only capable leader in this world will be Cambodia. There I have said it if it is not obvious by now one of the purposes of my broadcasting.
As I continue to broadcast and bringing stories for all to observe, I urge people to monitor the progress of the world we live in. I am not here to boast, but to enlighten. If I can enlighten people sooner rather than later, then there will be great benefit to the individual as there will be time to do on their own behalf. If they rather wait, then by the time they will understand, I fear it will be too late because it is said that this is a time when Prophecy walks. If one dies in this time, they can never come back as human. They will go back to where ever they were originally before becoming as human. This is the will of Maitreya Buddha's wish. While Shakyamuni Gautoma Buddha Will these lower creatures into humans for the chance of enlightenment, if they are not enlightened when Maitreya Buddha 2b walks, Maitreya Buddha will Will them back. Once they are back, the gates will be sealed.
When one builds for the purpose of protections and greater goods, one has attain Buddha Elements within themselves. As such, they will have peace for Buddhas know no war, but peace.
Originally posted by KmERBoy
there will be more statue to be build huh...im so confuse about this monk or if he a monk at all...not to offend any1, yet he convince so many people into building all these.
No problem. Just offering ideas. Great question by the way. Buddhism is not that hard to understand really because it is everyday stuffs.
Take for example women in society. Women are often oppressed from many things like in careers. They are often stereotyped due to their nature as female. The question is: are not female human too? Other than our physical anotomy, don't we have other qualities worthy to be called human? Is it because of the superiority complex that allow men to downcast the roles women play in society as well as in other fields? Enlightenment does not have to be the supreme enlightenment as perceived when one completely conquers Samsara. Enlightenment is in every day living and values. Women could do practically anything men set standards on and more. So, the idea of downcasting women is wrong and such low Dhamma needs to be banish if the society needs to progress as a whole. Until one sees beyond physical attributes, then one begins to release the tether that binds one from supreme Enlightenment. Afterall, is not the ultimate result of Enlightenment come from "no self", seeing things as they are and not stereotyping?
Women have many vital roles in the home as well as in society. If women are nothing, then men would not need women to procreate nor need women to rear youngs, etc. Women have values and merits. As such, they are able to enlighten themselves as well as anybody. If they have children, then their vital role is to teach their children from what is right and what is wrong. This knowledge of what is right and what is wrong is their enlightenment. In Khmer terms it is called "thra ding" or "roak kerng thor mun"---found Dhamma first. When a person has found Dhamma first, such a person is called Buddha. So, parents are comparable to Buddha for they have found the Dhamma before their children. Because they are able to found the Dhamma before their children, they are able to teach their children what they have found. Good children heed their parents' good Dhamma if they are enlightened. Bad children do not since they perceived themselves to be their own Buddha, above their parents.
So, as long as women knows how to eat like men, the same food as men, there is no denying that women cannot find enlightenment as well. The fact that the idea that women cannot be enlightened could only come from a source which wants dominance and control. Otherwise, Buddha would not restrict such a process from any transient beings. How could He if He is the Knowledgeable One? He would not be called Buddha if such a thing is restricted. Hence, I am referring to "corruptions" of original Sasana. As people are given independence and mind to think, if they think with such restrictions, how could they be free from the tethers?
Shakyamuni Gautoma Buddha had predicted the demise of His Sasana from no one other than His own disciples. The message from Maitreya Buddha is this: if one wants to be in my Sasana millions of years from now, then one needs to be free from such narrow visions. One needs to put Dhamma in high standards. This means, children may be enlightened, female may be enlightened, a naked person may be enlightened, a shaved person may be enlightened, a person with a head full of lice may still be enlightened, etc. as long as they keep Dhamma as Supreme. If they perceive themselves above Dhamma, then how could Dhamma reach them?
While humans could behave in many ways indicative of their original nature, one must use one's intelligence to decipher are such behaviors worthy of praised?---to be called "Preah" or "Prett"? They sound similarly in Khmer, but I assure you the meaning is spectrums apart, not to mention the actions and results from such actions.
Originally posted by Punisher
Thanx for the reply reksmay,
Even though I don't understand buddhism, but I respect your beliefs.quote:
Originally posted by reksmay
Yes and absolutely YES!
I have made a draft about Buddhism touching on the corruption of Buddhism and its fate in the wake of current events. But, I may say in brief here. Buddhism as founded by Shakyamuni Gautoma Buddha was corrupted about 2,000 years ago, shortly after He entered Parinibbana. This was because of imposter bikkhus from a different religion, to my understanding Jainism. Their point of instigating corruptions is to spread such propagandas as one can only listen to monks deliver Dhamma for one to receive merits; female cannot touch monks for they will acrue sins; female cannot be enlightened since they are well, female, etc...All these ideas breed intolerance, insecurity, ignorance, fear, etc., allowing lower Dhamma to ensue and casting higher Dhamma to the curb.
What is more important?---Dhamma or the skin or the clothes that make up a person? What makes a person enlightened? Is it not the mind/citak?! As such, there were plenty of female in the history of Buddhism who have found enlightenment. Because of the mind, one cannot be too rigid and must be as flexible and flowing as the water, cool and taking shape of its container where ever it happens to be. As enlightenment is in the mind, do not look too hard on the book, what is written on the script. They are guidelines, but one must own one's mind and understandings, free from any tether and entrapments. As such, do not be too hindered by what is perceived as the norm. Think beyond the norm based on one's understandings and knowledges obtained.quote:
Originally posted by Punisher
What is enlightenment?
Can a woman become a Buddha?
[Message last modified 05-13-2008 09:20pm by Punisher]
More penny for my thoughts:
In today's day and age, I think people just think too much. They have much to say and forgot to listen to the essentials. For example, what is more important----the Dhamma or the appearance? Which would allow one to find enlightenment? Is it the clothes one put on himself, or the color of one's skin, or the hair on one's head?, or is it Dhamma? When we go to meditate, is it the clothings we meditate on or is the Dhamma? Because humans nowaday think too much, they forgot what is important and thereby fewer and fewer people are less enlightened. It is one of the reasons why we see fewer and fewer Arahats.
If such values as clothings, hair, or other articles one deem more important than Dhamma, then such ideology is the "corruption" of Sasana for when one cling to such values, greater Knowledges are blocked, thereby hindering the peace we so wanted for ourselves. In ancient time, Buddha before He became Buddha, who was Siddharta Gautoma, when He decided to renounce everything, He cut His hair as a symbol that He is renouncing worldly life. It is just a designation, a mark that He is serious in His endeavors. Yet, living in the woods practicing asceticisms and meditations, He is too worry about finding salvations to worry about how long His hair would grow. Now, compare to this kind of worry vs. the worry we are talking about, which is greater?
When Buddha worries about finding salvation, He did not care how He looks like. He did not care what his body was going through as long as He could find salvation. But, ultimately He found a balance between keeping things for necessities while persuing the essentials--enlightenment. Clothings do not make you become enlightened. However, they cover you from cold, from hot, from the elements. Hair does not make you become enlightened. They help to keep your head cool so that you will be better focused on finding enlightenment. If He worries about shaving His hair all the time, where would He find the time to meditate?! Locations do not make you become enlightened, but locations help to condition your mind to meditate so that you may find enlightenment.
People must think clearly on issues before they start to disclaim things. Ideologies could be both ways. In today's time, no one could escape this duality concept where with an action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. If there is negative ideology, positive ideology also exists. If we cling to such negative ideologies as
1) if you don't wear monk's robes, you are not enlightened, anybody respecting you, won't get merits (promotes uncharity toward one another---Pol Pot era)
2) if you are young you can't preach to adults, it is called insolence (eradicating ideas from the early stage, adults don't give respects, children bring back disrespects)
3) if you are female, you can't be educated and can't preach (children don't listen to mothers and abuse them like their fathers)
4) if you are layperson, you can't preach to monks (hierarchy of power, diminshing high Dhamma)
5) if you don't offer foods to monks, offering to others will not get you any merits (breeds stinginess, class differentiations)
6) your parents should bow to you now that you are a monk (kicking parents, your first Savior, to the curb where now, the child has authority over the parents)
The list goes on and on. If people believe in such ideologies, then they only prove to "corrupt" the pure Teachings of Sasana. How could such ideologies produce benefits to individuals when they are so negative, hindering in every aspects?! Those who believe such ideologies are not educated in mind, cannot think further beyond. When they cannot think beyond such ideologies, they despise actions of benefits. When one does not believe in the fruits of one's actions, then there is no action committed, and thereby leading further to sufferings. I could only imagine one sole purpose of individuals who would instigate such ideologies. Such a purpose is aimed at destroying Sasana, corrupting religion, so that humans may not benefit, plunging society as a whole into miseries and chaos where killings, verbal abuses, etc. occur because such Low Dhamma only leads to low existences and sufferings.
People must think clearly. If any ideologies that allow you to benefit, society as a whole to benefit, then heed such ideologies. Any ideologies that lead you to annihilation, then question that ideology. Do you want self annihilation or sustainance? If this contradicts the Buddhist view of Nirvana as a place of emptiness, no self, nothingness, then I urge you to think more seriously on the concept of Nirvana.
I brought up the example of Buddha cutting His hair as a symbol. Here, He only did it once. He did not continually do it so that He would find enlightenment because how long or short His hair grows is insignificant to Dhamma, to greater Knowledges. When He found enlightenment, the condition of His Sasana is that if they want to be His disciples, they must shaved their hair to distinguish them from lay people, as a symbol to people to be able to tell that here, in front of you, is a person designating his life in virtues. Pay respects to him, and you are blessed. But, it does not mean that if you don't pay respects to him, and pay respects to others, you don't get blessed. You still do! People with a head full of hair or anywhere in their entire being still could behave virtuosly, and any respects to such individuals is still beneficial. When we narrow our vision, we have restricted our benefits. Given such logic as shaved head for complete reverence, when a kid whose head is full of lice got his head shaved off, do we bow and worship him? Why not? Isn't his head shaved, right? If a prisoner got thrown in jail and had his hair shaved off, how come we don't worship the guy? Why not? His head is shaved, right? What about the husband widower who shaved his head in mourning? Must we go and worship him, too? Please! People must use intellect to decipher this! A good recommendation is to banish this clinging to negative ideologies and focus on something more beneficial.
Buddha had outlined things in the Vinaya for His disciples to follow as guidelines. Buddha is the Awakened One, the One who perceived Universal Truths, etc. He realized His time is most difficult and oppressed because people are too ignorant. At the time when He was still alive, there were a sprinkle of virtuos people. With His careful tutoring, He was able to enlightened them. After His Parinibbana, He did not appoint anyone as the leader of Sasana because people are too ignorant. When they cannot perceive the Universal Truths, they are easily contaminated by defilement and corruptions. When asked by His disciples how they would justify injuries done, etc., Buddha advised His disciples to let Dhamma be their guide for Dhamma is Supreme.
So, in light of this, when He was still alive, He sets rules and guidelines for people to follow in the Vinaya. Lay persons are recommended this kind of behavior. Ordained bikkhus are recommended this behavior, etc. But, above all, Dhamma is Supreme. Vinaya are placed to distinguish people from one another because in Shakyamuni Gautoma Buddha's time, there are nearly 100% corrupted individuals who value less of virtues. They are set in place for the benefit of individuals who see not with their eyes, but with their mind. That is why highly stressed is Intelligence. When people cannot use their intellect to decipher informations, they tend to do the wrong thing and ultimately punishing themselves in miseries, which further reinforce their mind that what ever they do is of no benefit due to their lack of intelligence to decipher in the first place.
Not surprising, when He entered Nirvana, and upon the last Arahats to leave this Earth, the later disciples who could not perceive the Dhamma must uphold Sasana according to the Doctrines laid down by Mahathera Ananda, Buddha's personal attendant and cousin with the gift of photographic mememories, from Buddha's dispensations while He was still alive. Because later bikkhus lack such perceptions, they do not really know the corrupt minds of individuals. When false informations such as outlined above get broadcasted by people of high authority, like monks who are revered in society, then the corrupted informations become law for the lay people who could not perceive otherwise for they look up to the Sasana for guidance. When they failed to use intellect to decipher those informations because they were afraid of sins (abatt), they don't question and their silence becomes a deadly virus that threatens the Sasana 'til today.
So, when someone with greater knowledges, who come to set things straight in terms of view, for the benefit of all, does he get shun as well since he does not look anything as perceived or written in the Script? To those who sees with their eyes and other senses and not with their mind, they may do so. For those people who sees clearly beyond physical attributes for enlightenment, they do not scoff at such a virtuous person whose sole purpose is for the benefit of all. They do not scoff at Light for they want to see their form and not remain in darkness.
People should strike a balance between the two opposite ideologies as recommended by Shakyamuni Gautoma Buddha for one cannot perceive the Universal Truth. If one is too strict to one side, they are in danger of being at either end of the extreme. When we revere monks, we should also keep our minds open to our fellow neighbors. As all are created equal in qualities, then no female should be banished from enlightenment due to her nature as female. On Earth, due to the law of Nature, nongender-specific spirits/souls take form either boy or girl for without male and female counterpart, where would procreation be? How could species expect to survive if they cannot procreate? However, in heaven or in hell, they don't need mother or father. They are magically born there as propelled by their karma. Here, there is no gender for you are you, the soul. If there is any gender differentiation, they would have in their mind the thought that "I am female" or "I am male", but no mother or father for the only person capable of both their parents is "Preah Enn", acting as a Father and Mother figure (heaven).
We should think that when we insult Dhamma, Dhamma cannot benefit us. This is the proper way to think, not some physical attributes that age, rot and stink over time.
|KhleangUpLand wrote: |
Why the monks read or Sothor "Archess"??? in every evening inside Preahvihea...
I'm sorry I cannot answer this for I am not learned in monkhood. In fact, I don't know much about the actual Scripts of Buddhism, but I do take Its Doctrines (although not specific, but ballpark) to heart in my daily living.
I appreciate your questions in matters of the Thor as chanted by monks. But, since I don't understand the specifics I will refrain from offering my opinions.
To my knowledge why monks chant prayers every evening is 1) to remember the Teachings and 2) to bless the people who offered them alms for if not, they will get "abhat" or sin.
The reason why monks differ from Buddha is this. Monks had not attained the Fruits of Enlightenment, yet. And so, they do not have the power to offer blessings instantly. They must chant prayers every evening to do so as long as they still benefit from lay people.
Buddhas had attained the Fruits of Enlightenment, and even if He did not chant prayers, the merits received by the individual is instant, within 7 days. This applies to individuals who have tremendous stores of merits where if one does good deeds toward this person who is virtuous in those qualities of merits, then such an individual benefit greatly.
In the case of today's time, it is perceived that there is an Enlightened Being in Cambodia, specifically Preah Kru Thien Vuthi. He is considered Preah Po-ti-sat Toor Ong Preah Se-Ah Metrei, the Boddhisattva acting on behalf of Maitreya to-be. To many folks, His virtues are tremendous. They supported Him in His feats for their own peace and wellbeing.
A person is enlightened when he deems within himself to alleviate the worries from those whom he deem worthy of praise. For example, our parents. If we considered our parents as the people worthy of praise, then we are enliightened. We are assets to our parents for we will repay them gratitude for the life they gave us as well as the nurturing and caring they provided for us over the years until we are capable of handling and thinking for ourselves. We alleviate their worries by being a good person who functions well in society, who repay them in gratitude by being a virtuous person, not getting to any felonies. We take away their worries, offering them peace. As such, we have peace in return because our life is prosperous. Our jobs are smooth, we have money to provide for our family. With money assured, we may further take care of our loved ones. And, the cycle continues.
On the contrary, if we are not enlightened, then the cycle goes in opposite direction where we hurt our parents, curse them, insult them in every way. They, in turn, curse and despise their children for how could they disgrace them by being convicted of felonies and or get deported, etc. The children in turn get no peace for they will see violence all their life due to their chosen profession as a drug dealer or a other ways of life not beneficial, leading to sufferings.
That is why those people who are enlightened in mind and thoughts, they strive hard to alleviate the burdens from those whom they praised worthy of their reverence. They in turn, will attain peace for they strive to preserve and protect virtues, Dhamma. When Preah Kru Thien Vuthi express His missions and concerns in His Dhamma Desna, He is doing so to enlighten people. As people get enlightened they strive to make His dreams come true so that He may fulfill His missions for He is the only person whom they deem worthy of accomplishing such feats required of Him for the benefit of mankind.
They have high confidence in His Teachings, for without such confidence, they would not help Him build what He must have erected to fulfill His destinies. Due to His status as a most meritorious person on Earth, the Enlightened Being, His supporters will realize their fruits quite quickly as the events of the world will unfold. So far, it is to their benefits already.
But, if Cambodia cannot realize the magitude of such undertakings, yet, they will soon for the proof is in this. As people demand proof by being silent, then for True Buddhas to emerge, they do not get hindered by any obstacles. There will always be a way and the means for them.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
[quote=Dada08]Why this "kru sangkreach" did not shave his head nor did he dress in gold color? Is he an Ajar? or is he a buddhist monk?
People respect him like a monk, yet he dress like Ajar. He looks to me more like Bhrama-Buddhist.[/quote]
It is because He is a Boddhisattva, beyond monkhood. He is acting on behalf of Maitreya Buddha 2b millions of years from now. In light of current events in the world as a whole, Prophecy walks and is nearing its maturation soon.
The Prophecy I am referring to is WWIII and other matters known in Buddhism like the 4 Worlds of Sufferings---hell, asuras, pretta, derachano (animals), and the 4 Wraths of Nature---Earth (quakes), Water(floods), Air(tornados, cyclones, Tsunamis), and Fire(forest fire, volcano, sun exposures, etc). It is predicted that WWIII is inevitable and that there will be mass destructions by mankind. In addition to man killing man with nuclear weapons, Nature will also have a hand in destroying man also. The reason why Nature is destroying man is that man are less virtuous in their actions. When one are virtuous in actions, they cannot be destroyed by these Elemental Gods.
Because of such knowledges, Buddhism are forewarned. Shakyamuni Gautoma Buddha, our current Buddha, is in Parinibbana, but not completely in Nirvana. His spirit still revolves on Earth. He won't go into Nirvana until the end of His Sasana, ~2,500 years from now. Currently we are in the year, 2552. However, the midpoint of His kalpa is the most crucial time as His Sasana is threatened to extinction from external source as well as internal followers.
Because Buddhas wish to lead people from darkness, want people to be enlightened so that they may attain realms of peace and not annihilation (don't be mistaken with Nirvana), like high heaven and beyond into Nirvana, Shakyamuni Gautoma Buddha had requested assistance from Maitreya Buddha to-be who was in Thaan Virek-hecto as Enn Tereik, to come down to save His religion.
This is crucial when it is inevitable that the world will go into WWIII along with Nature destroying mankind, those with less merits cannot come back as humans. It is perceived in Buddhism that those with high merits may escape sufferings. The worlds considered places of happy existence start from Middle Earth and up. When people died and when they don't have enough good merits to be born as humans again, they will be forever trapped in those lower realms of existences because according to Prophecy, whenever Maitreya Buddha emerges, those with extremest merits may see Him.
While Shakyamuni Gautoma Buddha allowed all creatures the chance for enlightenment, Maitreya Buddha put a sifter and said only those with extreme merits may do so. He will forever seal the gates from lower realms where if one is born as animals, one cannot come back as humans, but remain as animal. The main purpose why He is putting a sifter is because of Dhamma. If He wants people to perceive Dhamma and be enlightened, then people from lower origins cannot be enlightened and to allow access to beings from lower realms breed chaos, as evident in Shakyamuni Gautoma Buddha's time right now.
We are seeing chaos in the world due to many people upholding different Dhamma. When people got too many ideas and all are different, then peace cannot be found. As such, Shakyamuni Gautoma Buddha asked the assistance of Maitreya Buddha to-be to come and lead people to perform deeds of merits in safeguard to being annihilated in the impending doom ahead. As Buddhas represent peace, no war, building Buddha will help protect individuals for they represent one's faith in Buddha as a Saviour.
Preah Kru leads humans to perform merits in the name of 2 Sasanas. One is Shakyamuni Gautoma Buddhism, and two, Maitreya Buddhism. He must save Shakyamuni Gautoma Buddhism to realize its fate of 5,000 years on Earth. In addition, He is transitioning people into Maitreya Buddhism millions of years from now. Afterall, this is His reward for helping Shakyamuni Gautoma Buddha.
As Wat Jetaphun was built by Anathapindika Millionair in India for Shakyamuni Gautoma Buddha as a donation in which Buddha designate as the foundation of His Buddhism in which Dhamma radiate the world, Wat Toul Preah Reach Chea was made by an Arahat of today's time in donation to Preah Kru Thien Vuthi to serve as a foundation of Maitreya Buddhism in Cambodia in which Dhamma may radiate teh world.
Cambodia is a country steep with history and heritage. To those who are aware of Cambodian history and believe of its mightiness, they do not insult their heritage, but instead take pride and not only persistently preserve their culture, but build and enlarge it as well for how could a society move forward without building if that society constantly lives in the past. If we cannot understand the magnitude of such undertakings, in short time, our eyes will be wide open as the Prophecy will bust open due to its maturation.
Because Khmer is in the inside scoops, with a capable leader as Preah Kru Thien Vuthi, He will lead believers to do extraordinary things which will baffle the world to come. Right now, many critics are very skeptical of the buildings as they cannot perceive anybody in their right mind would throw $$$ to build giant Buddha statues. As they don't know, they will continue to deny Knowledges. In countries where Buddhas are revered, they tend to have more peace. When Cambodia destroy Buddha statues in the case of the Pol Pot era, Khmer was plunged into sufferings. If Khmer do not want this kind of suffering anymore, they should build to preserve. Because Khmer is in the inside scoops, and because they do things first, Khmer will prove to be a powerful leader in the short time to come. All we have to do is open our eyes and observe. Although, I wouldn't recommend just observing, but doing as well because such buildings represent a uniting of Khmer from all over the worlds, and Khmer desperately need unity for leadership.
Please forgive me for going on and on. I have answered similar questions from many people already, and I have compiled them in my web: www.reksmay.webs.com. If you have time please view the tab on Dhamma Talk.
For now, suffice it to say that Preah Kru is not a monk. He is a Boddhisattva for His coming religion Maitreya Buddhism. Therefore, He will not do things like Shakyamuni Gautoma Buddha, although He is broadcasting Shakyamuni Gautoma Buddha's Dhamma on His behalf since our Buddha is currently in Parinibbana. He will only enlighten those people who believe in Him. Those that don't, they would go to the worlds that they don't believe. For people who believe in Him, they will go to the worlds He offers.
Thanks for the question. :D