22 March 2013

Khmer Proverbs (18)

The fig vine on the snai tree and the white heron - do not be content emulating them. 

Interpretation: The fig vine often grows in excess and overwhelms its host; in this context, it represents those who excessively cling to or overwhelm others. By contrast, the white heron always stands alone like an outcast. A person should be balanced and neither excessively dependent on others nor excessively independent.


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