Tu Viện Quảng Đức105 Lynch Rd, Fawkner, Vic 3060. Australia. Tel: 9357 3544. quangduc@quangduc.com* Viện Chủ: TT Tâm Phương, Trụ Trì: TT Nguyên Tạng   

Flying Practice

03/05/202117:25(Xem: 1176)
Flying Practice

qantas

FLYING PRACTICE

By Ven. Shih Jingang

 

Today I sit alone in a house. The government of the country in which I live has requested that I stay here in isolation for the health and safety of the community both here and abroad. Countless others are doing the same thing, except that some call it a forced lock down, or an obstacle to their free movement.  I see this as an opportunity to practice.

 

The Buddha taught that  the suffering connected with birth, sickness, old age and death is a fact of life for sentient beings in Samsara. But so is the possibility of transcendence from Samsaric suffering. 

 

So, for a practitioner, the question is not just “Why?” but also “How?”  Why do I/we suffer and, how  do I/we overcome suffering?  The answer to  the former is found in intuitively recognizing (the 3 Poisons): harmful habits of attachment, anger and ignorance; and the answer to the latter lies in resolving to study and practice the Noble Eightfold Path (the antidote) and, fully realizing Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings.

 

At the heart of the Bodhisattva path is Compassion and  Wisdom in perfect balance.  It must be, for a bird needs two wings to be able to fly.

 

These are challenging times for many. At this moment, how do you feel? Like a bird trapped in a cage, or do you see this as an opportunity to learn how to fly?
The choice is yours.    

 

    

niem phat duong duc son (30)
Ven Nguyen Tang & Ven Shil Jingang at Duc Son Buddhist Center, Bothwell, Tasmania (24/5/2021)






***
youtube

                                                                                             

Gửi ý kiến của bạn
Tắt
Telex
VNI
Tên của bạn
Email của bạn
01/03/201722:16(Xem: 7624)
Recently I was asked why I love Buddhism. So here are 7 answers for why I love, appreciate, respect, study, practise and share the precious Buddha Dharma. Some answers are short and sweet, while others are in more detail. Of course I could give many more answers and more details, however I've kept it to just 7, for the benefit of easy reading.
09/01/201706:58(Xem: 7494)
Every morning when I read the news, there are so many reports on war and destruction happening all over the world. This sometimes leads me to feel overwhelmed, helpless and somewhat guiltyfor the relatively peaceful life I have. How do Itransform these feelings of sadness, anger and helplessness into something a lot more productive and constructive?
30/12/201606:11(Xem: 4954)
1/ How does reincarnation work in Buddhism? 2/ When we pray who do we pray to? And the words we say when praying what do they mean? 3/ Have you ever been in love? 4/ In the future when treating patients how can I use Buddhism to help me? 5/ If good and bad are all relative to a person, let’s say, to a terrorist bomber, what they are doing is a good thing, but to others it is not. So that would mean right and wrong is relative too. So how do we know that something is an ‘absolute’ right thing who says that this is right and that is wrong. 6/ As a practising Buddhist lay person how can I reconcile my desire to be successful/ambitious/career-driven with the Buddhist concept of right livelihood. Sometimes it feels like the pursuit of being successful career-wise is very wordly, driven by materialism. Can I be a decent Buddhist AND a successful career person. Is this possible?
11/11/201605:04(Xem: 4082)
Audio: Body Mind Transformation
26/10/201606:19(Xem: 6774)
Seven Wonders of the Buddhist World | BBC Documentary | with English Subtitles, Over thirty years ago I sat and watched a programme on British television about Tutankhamen. I still remember the frisson - the realisation that the stories I'd heard; of boy-kings dripping in gold; of hidden burial chambers and court intrigue could, sometimes, be true. That BBC documentary was inspirational. I've been fortunate enough to spend my adult life following my own research interests - and delight in being able to share the results with a wider public.
26/10/201605:34(Xem: 15234)
In India in the 6th century BC, Sakyamuni, "a wise man of the Sakya tribe", had been meditating under a tree when, suddenly, he was struck with the comprehension of all things. He became Buddha, meaning the « Illuminated ». His message, based on a pragmatic philosophy, taught how to free oneself from all needs in order to achieve illumination. After the death of the Enlightened One, his disciples – a few monks – began to spread his teachings all over India, from Ceylon to the Himalayan. Fearing man’s penc
29/07/201614:03(Xem: 3425)
Fund Raising Dinner for Victorian United Nations Day of Vesak Inc. Since 2009.
10/03/201606:47(Xem: 5607)
It is generally accepted that the Vietnamese print media started in 1979 in Australia when the first issue of the Bell of Saigon / Chuông Saigon was on sale in Sydney. Initially, it was published fortnightly then became a weekly. Over the past four decades, the media in Vietnamese have gone through a developmental pattern which is not dissimilar to those in other culturally and linguistically diverse communities (CALD) in that it has grown in number and strength along with the Vietnamese speaking community.
29/11/201519:16(Xem: 5261)
Thousands of Tasmanians who travelled from all corners of the State rallied in Hobart for climate action in the lead up to this week’s Climate Summit in Paris. This should be a wake up call for the Hodgman government which has ripped up Tasmania’s ClimateSmart strategy and continues to subsidise the emissions-intensive native forest logging industry. The science tells us that protecting the vast stores of carbon in Tasmania’s forests must be part of our response to climate disruption. Tasmania is uniquely placed to be a world leader in responding to global warming, but the state government seems happy to keep its head in the sand and ignore the enormous opportunities that exist to create jobs and prosperity in low carbon industries. Every responsible government has a climate plan. Even war-torn South Sudan has acknowledged its civil responsibility and prepared a comprehensive climate plan.
22/11/201520:11(Xem: 6072)
Thiền tập .b ở trường Trung học Phật giáo Pal, Sydney The Mindfulness in Schools được biết đến rộng rãi trên thế giới có tên gọi .b (dot bee), và theo khảo nghiệm của đại học Cambridge và Oxford thì .b mang đến những tác động tích cực cho các em học sinh luyện tập đúng cách. Trinh Nguyễn tìm hiểu chương trình này trong cuộc phỏng vấn với Giáo viên hướng dẫn Bodhidasa Caldwell của trường Pal, và phiên dịch viên Thu Vân. Muốn tìm hiểu thêm về hoạt động 'Mindfulness in Schools', chương trình 'Teach 4 Peace', và buổi dạ tiệc gây quỹ 'Little Buddha', liên lạc với trường Trung học Phật giáo Pal Phone: +612 9755 7778 Email: info@pal.nsw.edu.au Web: http://pal.nsw.edu.au/