Friday, August 18, 2006

The Buddha Says 17 ...

He who practises the Dhamma abides in happiness with mind tranquil; the wise man ever delights in the Dhamma revealed by the Ariyas, the Arahats and the Buddhas.
Dhammapada VI : 79
* The joy, peace and happiness arising from understanding and realization of the Dhamma far supercede worldly pleasures, excitement and satisfaction.
*Only through Dhamma practice ( Charity, Morality and Meditation ) can one attain true happiness, peace and freedom of the mind.
*The wise one sees the urgency to practise the Dhamma - the 'fruits' one reaps from mind training are the 'true treasures' that follow us from life to life.
With Metta,
Bro. Oh Teik Bin


chun peng said...

May i know what do u mean by (the 'fruits' one reaps from mind training are the 'true treasures' that follow us from life to life)

Does it mean that if we train our mind now, the peaceful mind can be carried forward to the next life? By the way i realy wanted to know what the "fruits" are... and how we train our minds.......(can u give me some practical examples as i'm not so good in these...hehe)

Bro. Oh Teik Bin said...

Fruits are the results or positive effects from mind training ... it's the development and purification of the mind that follows us from life to life ... good mental attributes ( eg kindness, generosity, calmness,peace, mindfulness etc ) are our 'true possessions' ...'carved' into our minds.
Some practical ways to train the mind:
1. Practise metta bhavana
2. Do Dana more and more ... it trains the mind to be less selfish.
3. Learn to watch moment to moment the happenings of our mind and body.
4. Constantly reflect on good Buddhist Scriptural verses .
5. Take up meditation.