Gia Đình Phật Tử Việt Nam Trên Thế Giới: Anh Ngữ (English)

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Anh Ngữ: The Teaching of All Buddhas

The Teaching of All Buddhas

“Cease to do evil, do good; purify the heart and mind; this is the teaching of all the Buddhas”.

(1) “Cease to do evil”.

All of us know the difference between right and wrong. We must not do anything we know will be hurtful to anyone, including ourselves. Birds and animals, too, must not be harmed.
When we speak of not hurting anyone or anything, we mean far more than just not causing physical pain. We must not speak unkind words or invent untrue stories about anyone. We must not do anything wrong even by neglect or carelessness. For example, we forget to fill the dog’s water-bowl and the poor dog suffers from thirst. There are many ways to cause suffering simply by carelessness. When we have caused unhappiness to others by any act or word of ours, or by failing to do what we know is right, then we are guilty of doing evil. It is not a good excuse that something wrong we have done is only a “small evil”. When Lord Buddha advised us “Cease to do evil”, He did not mean only big mis-deeds, but also all evil.

Ceasing to do all that we know to be wrong is like cleaning a house. Just as we throw away old, broken furniture, we must also clear away wrong thinking and wrong acting. But, if we merely cease to do evil, then we are like a person who has only an empty room in which to live. When we throw away broken furniture, we get new furniture. When we throw away wrong thinking and wrong acting, we must then use right thinking and right acting and this is what is meant by:

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Ngày 25 tháng 06 năm 2013 (1275 lần đọc)

Anh Ngữ: Dalai Lama

If the love within your mind is lost and you see other beings as enemies, then no matter how much knowledge or education or material comfort you have, only suffering and confusion will ensue.

- Dalai Lama

Ngày 21 tháng 06 năm 2013

Anh Ngữ: Let Go

Ngày 19 tháng 06 năm 2013

Anh Ngữ: A Father's Love (Song Ngữ)


Fathers seldom say "I love you"
Though the feeling's always there,
But somehow those three little words
Are the hardest ones to share.

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Ngày 14 tháng 06 năm 2013 (2208 lần đọc)

Anh Ngữ: Help Others

Ngày 13 tháng 06 năm 2013

Anh Ngữ: Retreat Of Awakening

Ngày 03 tháng 06 năm 2013

Anh Ngữ: Teacher who acted as ‘human shield’ for pupils recalls Oklahoma tornado

A teacher buried under the rubble alongside her pupils at a tornado-hit school in Moore, Oklahoma, has recalled her attempts to shield children from the storm, as rescuers said the search for survivors was drawing to an end.

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Ngày 30 tháng 05 năm 2013 (1568 lần đọc)

Anh Ngữ: Buddhist Quote

          Some people do not know the difference between "mindfulness" and "concentration." They concentrate on what they're doing, thinking that is being mindful. . . . We can concentrate on what we are doing, but if we are not mindful at the same time, with the ability to reflect on the moment, then if somebody interferes with our concentration, we may blow up, get carried away by anger at being frustrated. If we are mindful, we are aware of the tendency to first concentrate and then to feel anger when something interferes with that concentration. With mindfulness we can concentrate when it is appropriate to do so and not concentrate when it is appropriate not to do so.

~ Ven Ajahn Sumedho.

Ngày 23 tháng 05 năm 2013

Anh Ngữ: ONE ...

Ngày 20 tháng 05 năm 2013

Anh Ngữ: Happy Vesak Day

Ngày 16 tháng 05 năm 2013

Anh Ngữ: Left the girl

Once upon a time, there were two Chinese monks who went on a pilgrimage across the country together. One day, they came to a river bank and saw a beautiful girl who was unable to cross the river.

Seeing her difficulty, the elder monk volunteered to carry her across the river on his back and put her down safely. The young monk was shocked as one of the monk's precepts is not to touch the opposite gender. So the young monk went on the whole day reprimanding the older monk but the older monk kept silence.

When the sun went down, the monks came upon a dilapidated shack and decided to stay there for the night. The elder monk quickly fell asleep while the younger one twisted around, unable to calm his mind. Finally, he woke up the elder monk and reprimanded him for what happened during the day, "As monks, we are supposed to keep away from women. I am really ashamed and troubled by what you did today!"

The elder monk looked at his friend and a smile broke up on his face, "Brother, I have left the girl behind by the river bank, why are you still carrying her around?"

Ngày 11 tháng 05 năm 2013

Anh Ngữ: Happy Mother's Day

Ngày 10 tháng 05 năm 2013

Anh Ngữ: Reality is harsh

"reality is harsh. it can be cruel and ugly. Yet no matter how much we grieve over our environment and cir*****stances nothing will change. What is important is not to be defeated, to forge ahead bravely. If we do this, a path will open before us."
Ngày 05 tháng 05 năm 2013

Anh Ngữ: Buddha’s Birth Day

In the year 563 B.C. [*] a baby was born into a royal family in northern India. He grew up in wealth and luxury but soon found that worldly comfort and security do not guarantee real happiness. He was deeply moved by the suffering he saw all around, so He resolved to find the key to human happiness.

When he was 29 he left his wife and child and his Royal Palace and set off to sit at the feet of the great religious teachers of the day to learn from them. They taught him much but none really knew the cause of human sufferings and afflictions and how it could be overcome. Eventually, after six years study and meditation he had an experience in which all ignorance fell away and he suddenly understood. From that day onwards, he was called the Buddha, the Awakened One.

He lived for another 45 years in which time he traveled all over northern India teaching others what he had discovered. His compassion and patience were legendary and he made hundreds of thousands of followers. In his eightieth year, old and sick, but still happy and at peace, he finally passed away into nirvana.

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Ngày 04 tháng 05 năm 2013 (2174 lần đọc)

Anh Ngữ: Happy Vesak

Ngày 01 tháng 05 năm 2013

Anh Ngữ: Thinking!


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Ngày 27 tháng 04 năm 2013 (2147 lần đọc)

Anh Ngữ: The Rust

The rust springing from iron, consumes the iron itself. In the same way, bad actions springing out of an individual, destroys the individual himself.

 For formulas that have to be memorized, non repetition is the rust. For houses the neglect of the inmates is the rust. For complexion non-caring is the rust. For a guard heedlessness is the rust. For formulas that have to be memorized, non repetition is the rust. For houses the neglect of the inmates is the rust. For complexion non-caring is the rust. For a guard heedlessness is the rust.

Wise persons, moment by moment, little by little, remove the blemishes off their own selves, just like the smiths removing impurities off silver.

Of those who are perpetually wakeful - alert, mindful and vigilant - who are given to discipline themselves and studying day and night, intent upon the attainment of Nibbana, the taints and cankers get extinguished.

Ngày 23 tháng 04 năm 2013

Anh Ngữ: Pray for West, Texas and Boston

Fertilizer plants explosion April 18, 2013 killed at least 14 people and injured more than 160 in West, Texas

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Ngày 20 tháng 04 năm 2013 (2004 lần đọc)

Anh Ngữ: For things to reveal themselves to us...

For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them. The Buddha told a story about this. A young widower, who loved his five year old son very much, was away on business, and bandits came and burned down his whole village and took his son away. When the man returned, he saw the ruins and panicked. He took the charred corpse of an infant to be his own child, and he began to pull his hair and beat his chest, crying uncontrollably. he organized a creation ceremony, collected the ashes and put them in a very beautiful vevlet bag. Working, sleeping, eating, he always carried the bag of ashes with him. One day his real son escapted from the robbers and found his way home. He arrived at his father's new cottage at midnight and knocked at the door. You can imagine at that time the young father was still carrying the bag of ashes and crying. he asked, "who is there?" And the child answered "It's me, Papa. Open the door, It's your son. "In his agitated state of mind the father thought that some mischievous boy was making fun of him, and he shouted at the child to go away, and he continued to cry. The boy knocked again and again, but the father refused to let him in. Some time passed, and finally the child left. From that time on, father and son never saw one another. After telling this story the Buddha said, "Sometime, somewhere you take something to be the truth. If you cling it so much, when the truth comes in person and knocks at your door, you will not see it."

Ngày 16 tháng 04 năm 2013

Anh Ngữ: Pray For Boston

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Ngày 15 tháng 04 năm 2013 (2842 lần đọc)

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