Never give up

Update: 12/09/2021
 

Never give up

 

Dear monks, there are two Dharma you have learned and known. What are they? Firstly, we are starving for the true Dharma. Secondly, we never stop being diligent. Dear monks, we diligently strive like this: “I am willing to reach the enlightenment that I have not ever done before no matter how emaciated my body becomes, only skin, bones and tendons, thanks to my strength, my diligence, and my bravery. I deny the haughtiness to reach the enlightenment. Stopping the haughtiness can help me to reach the Ultimate Consciousness. Stopping the haughtiness can help me reach the Ultimate Peace from sufferings”. Dear monks, if you do not give up, you should strive like this: “I am diligently willing to reach the enlightenment I’ve not ever did before no matter how emaciated my body becomes, only skin, bones and tendons, thanks to my strength, my diligence and my bravery”. Sooner, you will understand the purpose of the good men leaving their family and living without their family is to reach the Ultimate Pure Living at the moment. With your wisdom, you can witness the Ultimate enlightenment. Thus, you should practice like this: “Never give up, we are willing to strive, no matter how emaciated my body becomes, with the hope of being diligent to reach the enlightenment we have not ever did before, thanks to our strength, our diligence and our bravery”. Therefore, monks, you should practice. (extracted from Angutara Nikaya, chapter 2)

 Through the paragraph above, we learn that no matter in life or in religious life, if we want to get the satisfying result, we should starve in the good Dharma and try our best. All the good results will come.

 Note:

1.    Stopping the haughtiness: means that we should not ignore the minimal bad things to do, we should not ignore the minimal good things to do, and we should not forget to deliver from transmigration.

2.    The Ultimate Consciousness: to awake, to reach the enlightenment.

3.    Ultimate Pure Living: Arhat (one who has attained the final stage of the Path)

4.    Ultimate enlightenment: wisdom to reach the enlightenment.              

 

     La Xanh

Translated into English by Nguyen Hoang Thoai

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