Suffering and cultivation.

Update: 17/09/2021
 

Suffering and cultivation.

 

One day, when you suddenly realize that things are not as you think, what will you do?

Life – as many people define it, is “false”. In fact, the Abhidhamma of Buddhism also pointed out that in this one-arm-length body, it is all assembled by the five aggregates, the four elements, which are dependent origination and cessation...An individual is like that, so is the community. The material and immaterial values of the world are created by those five aggregates and four elements... So they are all "fake" in the end.

 

There are things in this world that we want, but it does not mean that we can have them. It is also a kind of suffering. The more beautiful we weave our dreams, the more disappointed, mortified, and bored when we are disillusioned. It imprisons us in the prison of depression, because then most of us feel like the whole world has turned its back on us. So what matters is how we deal with it.

Accept the truth, because it is true and meets the perfect conditions to constitute the truth. No one has ever accepted it and then suffered. What we can do in this life, most perfectly, is accept the present as it is.

In fact, we must admit that no pain is maximum. Because our pain is nothing compared to the pains many people suffer from poor situations and diseases. Our pain is based only on a part of our emotions, but we equate it with us, as it is our whole body and mind. This is unfair for this one-foot-tall body and tens of kilograms of weight.

So, what is the right path of perception? The Buddha taught in the Anguttara Nikaya I, Chapter One of the Dharma, section Difficult to Use:

 

1. “I do not see any other dharma, bhikkhus, that is difficult to use, bhikkhus, as the mind is untrained. The mind is not cultivated, bhikkhus, difficult to use.

2. I don't see any other dharma, bhikkhus, that is easy to use, bhikkhus, as the mind is cultivated. The mind is cultivated, bhikkhus, easy to use."

Here, cultivation is to change the three karmas from defilement to purity, from evil to goodness and from mortal to saint. It all starts with daily life. At all times, we should observe our actions, words, and thoughts. Awareness is not yet guaranteed to transform, but thanks to that, we can see our own path and goal. Don't be foolish to say that something is trivial!

 
Tam Cung
Translated into English by Huynh Vo Cao Tri

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