Fading Smoke Mist

Update: 17/06/2022
 

Fading Smoke Mist

 

Today, white clouds fly across the hill, covering an area of the sky in the morning dew. At this time people may not have woken up yet, the sunlight is also slight which is not yet strong enough to dispel the dew and clouds.

The eyes of a person who had just opened after a good night's sleep were also wobbly. Burning a little incense, and lighting a lamp is capable of pushing the darkness to its own side, somewhat awakening people from a sleepiness.

Likewise, Fame and Form in the early days is like white smoke, suddenly disappearing in the eyes of the cultivator. Four elements and five aggregates are like speckled flowers in the eyes full of boogers that have not yet fully opened. People who are calm, muster up the courage and mind of a practitioner sit very still, walk slowly, and contemplate the body and mind through the little fire of diligence that has just been lit. Although the fire is glimmering, it is just enough to arouse awareness and remind people to remember recitation and gratitude.

Dear friends, what is the Truth of Suffering? Birth is suffering, old age is suffering, (sickness is suffering), death is suffering; sorrow, lamentation, suffering, grief, and pain are suffering; wishing but not getting is suffering. In short, the five aggregates (skandhas) are suffering."

The mountains are sad today, because the rain has just passed. The soil is wet, the plants are waterlogged, so the leaves turn yellow. Does a corrupted person's mind change from green to yellow? That evil, unwholesome mind overflows leads that there are not peaceful days for good intentions to appear. Mental factors are now overwhelmed. It is also for the anger and delusion. Is it sad? What is the cause?

Dear friends, is the Noble Truth of Suffering? Craving leads to rebirth that is accompanied by joy and greed, seeking joy everywhere, which is like lust, love, and non-loving. This is called the Noble Truth of Suffering."

The Buddha above smiles lightly because people are so ignorant. All year they also mention the four truths, the five aggregates, the twelve bases, the eighteen precepts, ... what is a mathematical matter! Then there's the impurity, the corpse, the death, ... all the things mentioned that remember the funeral trumpet, can't stand it! Buddha and Patriarch just laugh!

Dear friends, what is the Noble Truth of Suffering? The end of craving is the renunciation, the equanimity, the liberation, and the immaculation. Dear friends, it is called the Noble Truth of Suffering.

Dear friends, what is the Noble Truth of the cessation of suffering? This is the Noble Eightfold Path which is right view, right thought, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration.”

Those who seek the Ultimate Bliss cannot remember these things to make their own wages, which prays the Buddha's name incompletely. Traders want revenue, but why are people asking so much peace? People want to build a Pure Land house in the human world, but they probably extract materials illegally. When the house is built, the builder will not even dare to live in it. They seem to have fallen into greed without self-knowledge! Be careful!

Dear all, when will you love yourself to cultivate?


Tâm Cung

Translated into English by Khanh Phung

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