Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Walk The Path With Heart

The Theme of The 8th Dhamma Youth Camp 2000 - Reflections
Everybody wants to be perfectly happy and peaceful...
The Buddha taught
The Four Noble Truths

* The First Noble Truth of Suffering
* The Second Noble Truth of The Cause of Suffering
* The Third Noble Truth of The Cessation of Suffering
* The Fourth Noble Truth of The Way or Path leading to the Cessation of Suffering ( The Middle Way or The Noble Eightfold Path)

The Supreme Goal of all Buddhists is Nibbana ( the state of Perfect Happiness, Peace, Bliss and Freedom ).
To reach the Goal of Nibbana, we must follow the Noble Eightfold Path...
The Noble Eightfold Path consists of Right Understanding, Right Thought, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulnesss and Right Concentration.
In following the Path, compassion is an integral aspect. We need to have a compassionate heart towards all beings. Only then can we eventually realize our Buddha Nature via Compassion and Wisdom.
In walking the Path, we are faced with all sorts of obstacles and hindrances such as the temptation of sensual desires, restlessness, mental laziness, boredom, anger, aversion, skepticism and doubt. We have to walk The Noble Eightfold Path with a heart full of dedication, diligence and determination until we reach The Supreme Goal.
Let us cultivate patience, understanding and mindfulness as we ...
With Metta,
Bro. Oh Teik Bin

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