Monday, June 11, 2007

14th Dhamma Youth Camp 2006 - Theme

"Goodbye Samsara, Hello Nibbana" - Reflection

“Goodbye Samsara”
# ‘Samsara’ refers to the Realms of Birth and Death or the Cycle of rebirths.
As long as we are in Samsara, there is Dukkha – Suffering, Unsatisfactoriness, Problems, Conflict, Pain, Stress etc.
#The Buddha essentially taught the Four Noble Truths , that is
* The First Noble Truth - The Fact of Dukkha.
* The Second Noble Truth – The Cause of Dukkha which is attachment and craving.
* The Third Noble Truth – The Cessation of Dukkha
* The Fourth Noble Truth – The Path leading to the cessation of Dukkha.
· As long as we are in Samsaric existence, we will have the mental defilements of
Greed, Hatred and Delusion.
· Unless and until we free ourselves from Samsara by getting rid of Greed, Hatred and Delusion, we will experience Dukkha in all its forms.
· Let us start to say ‘Goodbye to Samsara’ by learning, understanding, practising and realizing the Dhamma.

“Hello Nibbana”
*Nibbana is the final goal of all Buddhists.
*Nibbana is the unconditioned state of perfect happiness, peace and freedom.
* The Buddha taught that Dukkha ceases when there is no more Greed, Hatred and Delusion.
The Way to Nibbana lies in the Noble Eightfold Path of
Right Understanding, Right Thought, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration.
Nibbana is realized when we
completely free our mind from any greed, anger or hatred and delusion. The Cycle of Birth and Death then comes to a stop ... we become Enlightened.
Let us walk The Path to Nibbana. Practise the Noble Eightfold Path. Observe the 5 Precepts of ‘No Killing. No Stealing. No Sexual Misconduct. No Lying. No Intoxicants.’ Practise Dana ( Charity ), Sila ( Morality ) and Bhavana ( Mental Cultivation ) . With this, we will be on the way to Nibbana.
With Metta,
Bro. Oh Teik Bin

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i do agree much of it, bro oh.
sometime, i do realize that in this world, it is full of hatred, full of negative things!
what is the actual ways to get rid of all of this negative things??

tan wai loon.