asian countryside

Somewhere near Mỹ Xuyên, Vietnam.

“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.“
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

His name is Thạch Ken Buddhist Monk, 81 Years old. When my friend Hy went back to his home town for a wedding, and to deliver a print of this image to Mr. Ken, he didn’t want to talk too much about his personal life. All he wanted to say is that in the next life he hopes to live in one of the following countries, Thailand, Cambodia, America, England, or France. He also relayed the message for me to take care of my health.