During an epidemic that is at risk of spreading to 2/3 of humanity, Buddhists should urgently encourage the whole family to take Refugees, the Precepts, Listen to Sutras, Doing good deeds, Mindfulness of the land, Practicing compassion, Reciting the Dharma of Impermanence. ( COVID 19)
Buddhism accompanies the prevention of the Covid epidemic – 19
This article was written to answer a question, that Buddhists have any way to treat disease?
Once there is the greatest treatment for diseases, of course, there is also a way to treat diseases in a smaller area. Illustration
This question is of particular interest in the current situation, while the WHO expert warns that it may peak to two-thirds of the people infected with COVID-19. Means going to die a lot, can not count. As of Friday afternoon, February 14, 2020, since recognizing the disease in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, there have been more than 64,473 cases of COVID-19 virus infection (old name: coronavirus), including 10,627 people. serious illness (rate of 16%), with 1,384 deaths and 7,170 people recovering. According to WHO, the ratio of deaths to deaths and recovery [current ratio of dead / (dead + recovered)] is 16.2%. The majority of cases are in China. Vietnam alone is isolating a commune of 10,000 people to isolate, test and treat positive cases.
The biggest and most plague epidemic is samsara, so the answer is the Four Noble Truths (Suffering, Tap, Kill, Dao), in which the path of escape from suffering is the Eightfold Path in the Noble Truth. Once there is the greatest treatment for diseases, of course, there is also a way to treat diseases in a smaller area.
The disease is born of karma, so if you follow the dharma to cultivate, you will hopefully slowly solve the karma.
The disease is born of karma, so if you follow the dharma to cultivate, you will hopefully slowly solve the karma. In the case of practicing without escape from karma, so that you will have to leave because of the disease, you will also be liberated and serene.
Buddhist scriptures tell about many cases that need to protect themselves. Which can list the protected cases thanks to Refuge, the Precepts, Listen to the Sutra (Studying the Dharma), Doing Good Deeds, Cultivating Loving Kindness, Mindfulness of the Land and reciting Impermanence with the Dharma? Noting that the whole group of dharma practitioners has led is based on oneself, being able to repent and to practice. However, there are also cases of release of power in the Buddhist Sutras, based on the dreadful force of strictly observing the moral precepts and the truth of the saints rising: when a pregnant woman in distress was saved by Sir Angulimala to save her mother and her child.
First, taking refuge in Y is protecting oneself. Sutta SN 2.10 tells the story of a god, name Suriya, who arrested and imprisoned by King A Tu La. Prince Suriya recently commemorated the Blessed One, saying the verse of reciting the Refuge (perhaps, Prince Suriya had taken refuge in the Buddha before, reciting the refuge for the first time, but also for the first time himself reciting the Refuge; this place does not say clearly). The Buddha told King Amanda to free Suriya because this God is now a Buddhist. King A Tu La recently freed the god Suriya and said the verse that if the king did not free Suriya the king’s head would “break into seven” different parts.
As such, we are not sure whether Refuge has an effect on the plague, but there is no doubt that the demons of the inhuman world we cannot see with our naked eyes. Ideally, let’s call each other Refuge, take the whole family Refuge Buddha, Refuge Dharma, Refuge Increase. Kinh SN 2.10 talks about the majesty of Quy Y, the translation of Thich Minh Chau has a link in Note No. (1).
Special case recounted in the sutras: a thief who only listened to the Buddha teach sutras is the attainment of the Save Project. It is in the story of verse 63 in the Dhammapada.
IllustrationShelf 63 with the translation of HT Minh Châu as follows.
- “A nitwit believes he’s moronic, along these lines the city includes a psyche.” The fool thinks with a mind, It is worth calling stupid.”
The story tells that two thieves accompanied a group of Buddhist laypeople to Jetavana Monastery, where the Buddha was teaching sutras. One of the two thieves attentively listened to the sutta and attained Save. Meanwhile, the second thief steals money from one of the laity. After the sutta, the two thieves returned to the home of the second thief who had stolen the money. The second thief’s wife jokingly told the first thief: “You’re so smart, there’s nothing to cook in your house.” Hearing that, the first thief thought to himself, “This lady is so stupid that she thinks she is very wise.” Then along with some relatives, the first one came to the Buddha and told him. Buddha just read verse 63 above. Then all the relatives of the first person together witness the Save.
That is, heavy industry like a thief when listening attentively to the Sutta, there is also a chance of witnessing the result. In this day and age, we have many opportunities to listen to sermons on YouTube, to read sutras through the web, and regardless of the heavy karma, whenever we dare to hear the sutras, if we dare not say that it will be effective, it will be rewarded. Any career award.
Morality and good deed are also a way to prevent the uncertainties of life. As the story of the Dhammapada Sutta about verse 30, the Buddha’s words in the Sakkapanha Suttanta Sutta teach about the case of Sakka, King of the heavens. In a previous life of Sakka was a boy named Magha, a resident of Macala village. Magha and his 32 assistants built roads and houses for people in need of rest. The Magha holds seven vows throughout his life: (1) caring for his parents; (2) respect the elders, the elderly; (3) say kind words; (4) do not speak ill of or defame others; (5) generous generosity; (6) speak only the truth; and (7) will refrain from anger.
Later, the Buddha said that verse 30, the translation of HT Minh Chau is:
- “De Lich can’t, Achieving the royal position of Heavenly Father.” Not distracted, praised; Abundant, often blamed.”
By keeping 7 such prayers, Magha was reborn as King Sakka. When the Mahali boy heard the Buddha finish his story, he attained Save.
Thus, we also see that Keeping the precepts and doing the Dharma will bring good results. We don’t know for sure how many millions of people will spread the disease when it spreads, but what should be prepared now is to invite the whole family and neighbors to take refuge: Refuge, Thoa, and Do. Good Dharma, and Hear Sutras (study the Fa).
The rare case is due to the mighty power of the Sangha. That is the case of Mr. Angulimala. Formerly a smart guy in Savatthi city, he was initially favored because he was good, but jealous classmates made him unhappy with him. In order to eliminate Angulimala, the teacher ordered him to find 1,000 human fingers to complete the curriculum. Angulimala became an assassin, killed many people to cut off his fingers, caused many villages to flee and evacuate. When Angulimala’s mother intervened, she was almost killed by Angulimala.
At that time, Angulimala had found 999 fingers of 999 victims and wanted to find the 1,000th person. When going to the Kosala forest, Angulimala met her mother again and was given food by her mother. Thinking, Angulimala wanted to kill her as the 1,000th victim. Meanwhile, the Buddha stepped forward, Angulimala drew his sword and chased after Buddha. But how fast he ran, Angulimala did not follow the Buddha walking slowly. Then Angulimala called Buddha to stop. The Buddha then said that he had stopped long ago, and Angulimala should stop now. Angulimala asked more and was preached by the Buddha. After listening to the dharma, Angulimala repented, became a monk, and was admitted to the Jetavana monastery.
Sometime later, Angulimala met a pregnant woman who was in pain due to miscarriage. The Angulimala monk was deeply moved by his life, so he went to the Buddha to ask if there was any way to relieve her. The Buddha told Angulima to see the pregnant woman and said:
“Sister, since I was born, I remember that I never intentionally harmed any creature. With the truth [I say] please pray that you are safe, and may the baby be born peacefully. ”
Angulimala said that was incorrect, and the Buddha corrected the sentence:
“Sister, ever since I was born into the Congregation, I remember that I never intentionally harmed any creature. With the truth [I say] please pray that you are safe, and may the baby be born peacefully. ”
Being born in the Holy Order means renunciation. Since becoming a monk, Angulimala has not intentionally harmed any creature. After Anguliamla’s Declaration of Truth like that, pregnant women give birth safely.
Thus, the majestic force here is because Mr. Angulimala holds the Undefiled Precepts and the Precept Truth. Thus, the world has such magical power. However, we are not sure if we have had the chance to meet the saints at this time. But the laypeople we know for sure that, if we don’t keep all the five precepts, then the harmless and the truthful ones will also have power.
In other cases, the Buddha taught that the practice of mindfulness was also maintained. The Sutta of the Samyutta Sutta SN 47.21 (Sadaka Sutta), quoted by Thich Minh Chau:
“The Blessed One said, Monks, as the disciple Medakathàlikà told his teacher,” I will uphold myself “, that is, reciting the land of origin needs to be practiced. The Male-stilts, “We will uphold others”, ie the concept of origin needs to practice. While maintaining for yourself, the Male-stilts is the maintenance of others. While maintaining others, is the protection for themselves.
And the Male-stilts, how while maintaining for themselves, is the maintenance of others? It is due to the practice (àsevanàya), to the practice (bhàvanàya), to the fullness. As such, the Male-stilts, while maintaining their own, is the maintenance of others.
And the Male-stilts, how while maintaining others, is the protection for yourself? It is due to patience, harmlessness, kindness, and compassion. As such, the Male-stilts, while maintaining other people, is the maintenance of yourself.
The Male-stilts, “I will uphold myself”, ie the concept of origin needs to be practiced. The Male-stilts, “I will uphold others”, ie recite the need to practice. While maintaining for yourself, the Male-stilts is the maintenance of others. While protecting others, it’s your protection. ” (2)
That is, to cultivate the mindfulness of the mind is also to be patient, patient, compassionate, and compassionate. This sutta does not specify which type of mindfulness is cultivated. Perhaps the dharma adapted to the majority will be Mindfulness of Breathing, which is part of Mindfulness of the Body. You can also incorporate the Mindfulness of Breathing into the Dharma of impermanence as follows.