Sunday, June 17, 2007

"Troubled Times, Dhamma Chimes"

Reflection of the 11th Dhamma Youth Camp 2003 Theme
* We are living at an age where there is much Dukkha - Suffering, trouble, conflicts, problems, physical and mental pain.
* Dukkha arises due to Greed, Hatred and Delusion of Man.
* In the world today, we can see or hear about so many negative happenings: natural calamities, wars and political conflicts, fatal diseases, stress and suicides, criminal and violent acts that besiege society, social ills like drug abuse etc.
* More and more youths today have troubled minds in these troubled times.
* Dhamma refers to the Teachings of the Buddha or the understanding and realization of the true nature of all things - both physical and mental phenomena.
* 'Chimes' connotes 'sweet ringing sounds'.
* In such troubled times, all the more we need to listen to the 'soothing' messages of Dhamma, to learn, understand, practice and realize the Dhamma.
* Unless and until we follow the "Dhamma Chimes", we cannot be really calm, peaceful and happy especially in these 'Troubled Times'.
With Metta,
Bro. OhTeik Bin

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