The Red Khmer tore through Cambodia with land mines and guns and sharp bamboo knives. With a flag of ignorance they tried to destroy art, science, religion, books and bifocals-they sought to destroy knowledge.
After the war, refugees had numerous accounts of dhammads. Images of people blown away by land mines and war. Half of their bodies missing. Organs hanging out. Their faces unrecognizable.
Not alive. Not dead. They were only seen feeding on the watery fluids and ruptured capillaries of the dead.
Dhammad's are ghosts in the truest sense. Still hanging onto life by a thread, seeking any existence even where there is no need. Dhammads are of no use to the living but cannot let go of life.