Buddha‘s teachings on suffering and happiness
Buddha came to life nothing quite to point out people a lifetime of bliss and happiness. His teachings are simple but very practical and profound for human life, because He teaches nothing but suffering and methods to eliminate suffering.
On the first day of spring, we would like to offer the following three Dhammapada texts,
both as a blessing at the beginning of the year we send to Buddhists, and hope that every one of us will recognize the teachings very simply. The singer’s profound but profound profoundness is about a life of true bliss in the middle of life:
“Happily, we live without greed in the midst of a life full of greed
we live without a yard in the middle of a life full of hatred;
we live, not deluded in the midst of a delusion. “
The three verses above are the advice of the Buddha to all of us, a bit of advice, rather,
a word of encouragement to encourage people to give up greed and delusion to be happy and peaceful. This advice also very clearly confirms the Buddha’s view of happiness in life, that is, a life away from greed and delusion.
Buddha came to life no different from just showing people a life of bliss and happiness.
The profound words of the Buddha in ‘Sings of desire lead to suffering’
Buddha came to life no different from just showing people a life of bliss and happiness. His teachings are simple but very practical and profound for human life,
because He teaches nothing but suffering and methods to eliminate suffering. We can say that as long as people worried, worried about sorrow because “bringing karma to body“, as Nguyen Du said,
the Buddha’s teaching will be an effective remedy people get rid of that karma of suffering.
Life, as we see it today, is manifesting all that is called the most beautiful, the most civilized of human history. But it is in this beautiful and civilized life that we also witness many heartbreaking tragedies and disturbing expressions. Ethical decline and violence have increased significantly in modern societies, terrorist wars have progressed continuously between countries and bloc groups,
and natural disasters have occurred almost everywhere. In the world. There are so many unsettling events in the world that make people feel helpless against their own traumatic fate.
Today people protected and equipped with everything, knowledge as well as many modern technical means, but the feeling of insecurity still lingers in their hearts. The material life of people is more and more prolific, but the mentality is full of melancholy anxiety. What a paradox.
Faced with the situation both happy and worried, what can Buddhism share for people and life?
In other words, do the teachings of the Buddha help people to escape from the situation,
full of anxiety and suffering taking place at all times of life where man is the agent and is responsible for everything? Finding the answer to this problem means to understand Buddhism,
understand the purpose of Buddhism, understand the practical value of Buddhism for life. Because the Buddha was born for the happiness of peaceful beings and he preached to relieve suffering in life.
His teachings are simple but very practical and profound for human life,
because He teaches nothing but suffering and methods to eliminate suffering.
We will in turn find the Buddha’s answer to this problem.
First of all, the Buddha clearly affirmed about a man and his role in life.
Identify suffering and eliminate suffering
Karma here is intentional action. Man is the owner of karma, that is, he owns his acts; is the heir of karma, that is, people must be responsible for all their actions. Thus, the Buddha considered a man to be a living creature and he highly appreciated human action,
considering action as a determinant of human destiny. In other words, people are responsible for their own destiny; Whether that fate is good or bad depends on the karma of the actions of the people.
In the next step, the Buddha clearly defined the three types of karma or actions including body,
speech, and karma, of which karma plays an important role,
and on the two aspects of good and evil, of karma to indicate good karma.
leads to peaceful happiness, while negative karma brings unhappy suffering to people. He taught:
“Italy leads the law, the mastery, the artifact. If people talk or act with the mind of pollution, suffering will follow, like a wheelchair following the footsteps of a cow. If with pure intentions speak or act, peace will follow, just like the ball does not leave the picture. ”
The impure idea here is that one mentality fills the greed and greed,
and the words or actions emanating from such a greedy greed mind lead to unhappiness and misery. Pure mind means a mind without greed, and words or deeds emanating from a mind without greed will lead to peaceful happiness.
Here we can ask the question: So, what is greed and aversion, but a thought, word or action fills it with greed, while a thought, word or action has no greed? si si then brought to peace?
Greed is a poison
Greed is a psychological phenomenon that occurs when the eyes, ears, nose, tongue,
body and mind encounter attractive, appropriate objects that manifest desire, possessiveness, or embrace. Anger is also a psychological phenomenon that arises when a person does not achieve what he wants or encounters inappropriate or dissatisfied objects that manifest anger,
discontent, or harsh reaction. Si is also a psychological phenomenon present by ignorance, lack of awareness, wavering mind, lack of consideration which manifests as ignorance, not insight, obstinate, not openness. Thus, from these general definitions of greed,
we can understand why when these three toxins attached to a person or a person,
his actions or actions will lead to suffering. Next, we will learn more about the unwholesome manifestations of greed and hatred and the meek manifestations of greed and non-greed,
to better understand why greed and anger lead to suffering, while non-greed. , no yard, no si to bring peace.
“The greedy ones, the sage, is conquered, the mind loses control of itself,
thinking of harming itself, thinking of harming people, thinking of harming both,
feeling a sense of suffering belongs to the mind. When greed is the end,
not thinking about harming yourself, not thinking about harming people, not thinking about harming both, not feeling miserable in mind.
The one who has greed, the sage’s conquered, the mind loses control, the body does evil,
the mouth speaks evil, the evil thought. When the greed finished, the body does not do evil,
the mouth does not speak evil, the thought does not mean evil.
The greedy ones, the sage’s conquered, the mind lost control,
not as well as knowing its benefits, not as well as knowing the benefits of the people,
not as clearly knowing the benefits of both. When the greed finished, as clearly as you know your benefits, as clearly as you know benefit, as well as clearly know both benefits.
Tham, sir Hien, made into blind, made into no eyes, made into no location, the intellectual property, partaking in brain damage, not leading to Nirvana.
“The person with aversion, the fake sage, conquered by the yard,
the mind loses control of itself, thinks of harming itself, thinking of harming people,
thinking of harming both, feeling the suffering of belonging to the mind. When the pitch is complete, do not think of harming yourself, not thinking of harming people, not thinking about harming both,
not feeling anguish about the mind.
Because greed and hatred dominate, people think of harming themselves, harming people, harming both; body do evil, mouth speak evil, evil thought; not very well know your interests, the benefits, the benefits both.
The one with the yard, the fake sage, was conquered by the yard, the mind lost control, the body did evil, the mouth spoke evil and the evil thought. When the pitch finished, the body does not do evil, the mouth does not speak evil, the thought does not mean evil.
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The one with the yard, Mr. Hien, conquered by the court, lost control of his mind, not as clearly as he knew his benefits, not as well as knowing his benefits, not as well as knowing both. When the yard finished, as clearly as you know your benefits, as clearly as you know benefit, as clearly know benefit both.
Yard, sir, fake sage, made into blind, made into no eyes, made into no mind, eradicating wisdom, partaking in brain damage, not leading to Nibbana.
People with si, fake sage, being conquered si, mind losing control, body does evil, mouth speaks evil, evil thoughts. When si finished, the body does not do evil, the mouth does not speak evil, the thought does not mean evil.
Who has si, sage, conquered si, mind lost control, not as clearly know his benefits,
not as clearly aware of his benefits, not as clearly known benefit both. When si is the end,
as clearly know his benefits, as well as clearly know the benefits, as well as clearly know both benefits.
Si, sir Sage, made into blind, made into no eyes, made into no mind, eradicating wisdom, partaking in brain damage, not leading to Nirvana.
Seeing this danger of greed, Sage, we declare the end of greed. Seeing this danger of the yard, Mr. Hien, we declare the end of the yard. Seeing this danger of si, Sage, we declare the end of si. “
Thus the answer of the Buddha to the question of suffering and happiness is clear. Because greed and hatred dominate, people think of harming themselves, harming people, harming both; body do evil, mouth speak evil, evil thought; not very well know your interests, the benefits, the benefits both. Greed and delusion lead people to become blind, have eyes like blindness, disturbed mind, no longer see, participate in afflictions of suffering, do not lead to peace Nirvana. In other words, greed and hatred are the basis of akusala, the root of suffering; due to greed and delusion, people do all kinds of evil, cause suffering for themselves and create suffering for life.
Greed and attachment are the root of suffering, so when greed and anger no longer eradicated, suffering will end. In other words, how long happiness appears when greed is absent.
But how to eliminate greed and hatred? The question is very basic but very subtle, because greed is the root of suffering but eliminating them is not easy. Mahànàma homeowners once raised this question with the Buddha.
However, sometimes the attachment to the mind occupies the mind and dwells,
the dhammas occupy the mind and dwell, the dharma occupies the mind and dwells. Buddha, I thought to myself, “Any dharma that is free of itself cannot be eradicated,
so the cravings invade our mind and dwell, the dhammas intrude with our mind and dwell,
the dhammas penetrate the mind.” me and dwell? ”
the dhammas penetrate his mind and dwell. And hey, Mahànàma, that dharma in you can be eradicated, if you don’t live in the family, if you don’t enjoy the desires. “
The Buddha’s teaching to the owner of Mahāmaa implies that the reason for greed and delusion is difficult to eradicate because people are too severely enjoying sex, unable to see the sweetness, the danger and the separation of sex. In other words, the more desire to satisfy sensual pleasures, that is, beauty, good speech, aroma, taste, mellow emotions, and other fame, the more the greed and anger will grow, which is difficult to eradicate. Therefore, in order to eradicate craving, the root of suffering, people need to limit greed and find a way to eliminate craving.
Happiness when hatred is resolved
According to the Buddha, there are two ways to tame and eliminate craving, which also means eliminating craving, towards ending suffering. The first is to perceive the sweetness, the dangers, and the separation of craving. The second is the practice of meditation. In other words, in order to tame and eliminate craving, people need to cultivate meditation and develop wisdom. Because Buddhist meditation involves both Samatha and vipassanà, meaning that there is both concentration (samàdhi) and wisdom (pannà), so when it comes to meditation, it also means both meditating and developing intellectual development.
Meditation is a method of conditioning the mind, helping the mind to be at peace, not scattered, to be pure, single-minded, towards intellectual development, to see the method of birth and death, to eradicate defilement, hatred and delusion. According to Buddhaghosa, meditation means choosing an object and meditating on that object, making it possible to burn and burn opposing objects (ie the hindrances and defilements). So meditation has the function of keeping the mind firmly in one place, making the mind calm, not running around.
According to the above definition, meditation has the ability to burn and incinerate evil (greed, hatred, kiss, hypocrisy, remorse, suspicion, intimacy, suspicion, forbiddenness, desire, hatred, craving, nothingness). loving-kindness, romantic, arrogant election, ignorance) in short is greed. Thus, meditation has both the function of purifying the mind and the function of cleaning the mind, that is, clearing the greed and delusion in the mind. This is a practice that both elevates the human soul, makes life pure, and frees people from all passions, desires, and unwholesome behaviors and acts of ignorance.
Aware of greed, hatred and delusion, is the root of all suffering and suffering crises, and we Buddhists live a life of greed and hatred for greed and anger, and build peace and happiness for ourselves and contribute to creating peaceful happiness for life.
We have mentioned that greed and hatred are the root of suffering, due to obsessive greed, people fall into wrong thoughts and actions, causing suffering to themselves and life.
We have also mentioned that craving is a hindrance,
making greed and anger constantly arise and grow, so difficult to eradicate. Finally, we have considered the method of helping to eliminate and eliminate craving, leaving no greed for hatred and delusion,
a chance to be eradicated, to end suffering. All of this is detailed and detailed in the teachings of the Buddha and is waiting for us to practice. By practicing the Buddha’s teachings, we will tame craving, eradicate craving, end suffering. Only by practicing his teachings can we attain happiness and peace, and we will see the full value of the Buddha’s teaching.
Happiness when hatred is resolved
Modern life has made great progress, but it also signals worrying symptoms. Physical wealth is accompanied by a rise in morality and violence. Modern technological advances associated with widespread war and terrorism. The luxury of human enjoyment coupled with the rapidly changing nature of the natural world leads to the constant droughts of earthquakes and natural disasters in many places. All are the result of the growth of greedy toxins in humans and each person that modern civilization has no solution to.
There have been many warnings about the risk of human endless greed leading the human world to unpredictable dangers. However, people have not found any possible solution to tame and overcome. In the midst of people rejoicing in their superior civilization,
but also confused about the unintended consequences of that civilization and trying to find ways to overcome it, the teachings of the Buddha clearly appear. a guide for people and life to overcome all suffering and crisis.
Aware of greed, hatred and delusion, is the root of all suffering and suffering crises,
and we Buddhists live a life of greed and hatred for greed and anger,
and build peace and happiness for ourselves and contribute to creating peaceful happiness for life. We do not think that only the way we follow is absolutely right. But we have the right to believe and rejoice in our own way of life of greed, hatred, and delusion. Because that is the path that the guru has shown us and because through that life we enjoy bliss. We are not complacent about that lifestyle, but we can confidently say, “A little less greed for life; a little less anger for life; alleviate a little less miserable for life. ”