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Wisdom is a Career

Update: 20/05/2015
Question: What does "Wisdom is a Career" mean?

Wisdom is a Career


"Wisdom is a Career" in Vietnamese means that knowledge is the only real career of a practicioner. It is not normal intelligence in the world but a bright insightthat indicates the truth.

 The core of cultivating the Dharma is to find the truth, not by visiting pagodas for fun or just for exchanging confidences. When coming to pagodas for cultication, people need to concerntrate hard on listen to the Dharma and practice for a peaceful and happy day because that is the basic need of a cultivator. Before learning the ultimate principles of Buddhism, someone must observe speaking, keep tranquil, walk correctly just The doctrine. A trainee must control him/herself, keep pure and clean, and then his/her mind gradually calms down so that they can clearly master the truth.

 Buddha taught that the practice must follow a orderly sequence. The most basic thing is to master the principle of “cause and effect” which exactly is wisdom. Although “cause and effect” seems to be easy to say, it is extremely hard to deeply understand and apply to nice peacefulnes. To completely succeed in all jobs, you need to practice every day in any specific work, in your thought and in your action. When a farmer wants to sow, first he has to do the tilling to get rid of weeds for the seeds to germinate and grow. 

 Likewise, someone wants to pass on the peaceful realm, the first job is to make the body and mind pure to help Buddha-seed easier to spring up. In three Karmas,  speech Karma is the hardest to conduct. The mouth can proclaim someone a good cultivator or not. Because when talking, people often use some comparative words like “self” or “themselves”, “good” or “bad”, “right” or “wrong”, “rich” or “poor”. If people can keep their mouth quiet and keep teir mind pure,their mind naturally comes peacefully.

Buddha taught all things have their roots to exist. By knowing those, we can manage and end the suffering at the roots. Whenever someone is sick, he/she often goes to see the doctor for a diagnosis. After checking the problems and doing medical tests, doctors will draw conclusions about the disease as the reasonavailable, location, characteristics and then will prescribe medication. Because we take medicine in time under medical instructionwe recover quickly. If we do not go to the doctor, we do not know anything about the desease, which leads to wrong cure and may cause other health problem.

A car did not work due to running out of gas, but its owner does not know and he takes the car to a garage for repairing machine, brakers, wheels, etc. Manywrong remedies are made but the car can not work as expected. Likewise, whenever a negativity arises but we do not calm down to find out its root causes and always blame for someone or something, which not only stops the negativity but also brings or causes more trouble. Thus, if we do not apply  wisdom to identify the root of all matters, we are still suffering and never get happiness.  

  Practicing the Buhhda concept "Breathing in/out while praying  to theBuhhda" will bright our wisdom, help us see the reality of our slender body and release all "toxic" in mind. At that time, a sentence of the Buddhist concept is a pure, one breath is enlightenment, a prayer is joyful liberation, all jobs reach "The Realm of Diamond Protection”. This practice needs to be followed regularly and gradually.

We can not achieve results just overnight, but  we should do the concept which takes over days, months and years to achieve the wisdom “Our fragile body borrows from each turns of breath", achieving happiness in every moment.

 If having happy life when living, we also achieve the same when  we leave this world. Just praying the Buddhist and we see the Pure Land. That someone does not pray but waits for the future life when passing away is unreal and unpracticable. The Buddhist must feel peace in every Buddha’s verse, which reveals your true practice.  That is also the "wisdom career" of the Buddhist.

   Translated into English by Le Van Nhu.

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