Friday, September 16, 2011

Buddhism is the education for all mankind

Time running very fast, we have little bit time left in this earth. We have learnt many teachings and now is the time to learn Buddhism. Yes, We have to learn so that we can ready understand it, how come Buddhism is so popular in Asia. Even those who are not Buddhists, they can learn something new if they are willing to open their heart.

Basically, Buddhism is the education for all mankind, it is considered not the religion but the ways of how to live happily in the world and after death.

Buddhism is a special kind of knowledge. It provides the greatest enjoyment for humankind.

Buddhism is a special kind of knowledge; it is not a religion. In order to derive true benefit from it, we have to understand it’s true nature. I have the utmost respect for Buddhism and I believe Buddha Sakyamuni to be the foremost educator in the history of the world. He was just like Confucius in that he taught everyone tirelessly and without discrimination.

Buddhism is the teaching of Buddha Shakyamuni as he was its founder. We call Him the “Original teacher,” just like the Chinese call Confucius the “Greatest sage and teacher.” The relationship between Buddha and ourselves is a teacher-student relationship, which is not religious in nature. In religion, there is not a teacher-student relationship but that of father-son or master-servant.

Buddhism is for everyone, regardless of gender, age, occupation, nationality or religion. Everyone can learn and practice Buddhism, for it is the teaching of ultimate, perfect wisdom.

Buddhism is the pinnacle of the world’s wisdom. It provides the greatest enjoyment for humankind. I have experienced the unsurpassable joy of being free from afflictions, delusions and wandering thoughts. My body and mind are clean and pure, totally at ease. I am the happiest person in the world.

Therefore, I feel indebted to Professor Fang (方東美), for without him, I would not have learned Buddhism nor would I have such complete happiness derived from practicing Buddha’s teaching.

Venerable Chin Kung

Time to learn the 3000 years old Buddhism, I have to select just one book to ready understand it, see you next Post

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