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"Ka Jingsneng Tymmen Shaphang ka Akor Khasi ha ka Rukom Rwai Phawar", Part I (1902) & Part II (1903)







La mih na ïing la rung ha ïing mynmiet,

Khyrdep mian ka jingkhang wat pynpatied;

Wat khyrdep dadien ne khyrdep lyndet,

Ïoh long kum ka snaiap ba trei ïaphet;

Ngeit ïa 'tien sneng baroh ka babha,

Mut, kren bad leh ruh ïa kaba shisha;

Ïa kaba dei kaba bit to im sngi,

Wat ju sngew ruh de ba phi shu nang hi;

Wat ïai mlien ong ba kum leh ne kum kren,

B'ka jingmut, jingkren, jingleh ruh nangrben;

Wat ïa ka ktien kai ruh wat ïai mlien ong,

B'ïa ka jingshisha ka pynshong kynrong.



When at night, from the house, you go and come,

Quietly close the door do not bang and thump;

With your back turned do not close it either,

It's wrong, incorrect, it's unnatural behaviour;

Always pay heed to words of advice,

Adhere to Truth whatever betides;

Also abide by what's morally excellent,

Ne'er feel you're above admonishment;

Don't get habituated to making excuses

For your wrong doings lest the habit increases;

Too much light talk and banter do shun,

It weakens Truth, it upsets its foundation.



Ïa katei ka dkhot kaba 19 la shim na "Ka Jingsneng Tymmen" Part I.
"Ka Jingsneng Tymmen Shaphang ka Akor Khasi ha ka Rukom Rwai Phawar" Part I (1902) & Part II (1903) by Radhon Sing Berry Kharwanlang is a unique collection of valuable lessons and teaching on how to live a good and moral life. The teachings are given in the form of "phawar” where two lines follow the same rhyme scheme, that is, aa bb.
Both Part I and Part Il have been translated into English by Bijoya Sawian @sawianbijoya in her book "The Teachings of Elders: Ka Jingsneng Tymmen, Parts I and II" (1997).
🟡 Slide 1: Number 19 "Ka Jingsneng Tymmen Shaphang ka Akor Khasi ha ka Rukom Rwai Phawar" Part I (1902)
🟡 Slide 2: Number 19 "The Teachings of Elders: Ka Jingsneng Tymmen, Parts I and II" (1997).



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