Sunday, July 01, 2007

"Right Vision, Good Action"

Theme of The 6th Dhamma Youth Camp 1998 - Reflections
Right Vision
* This is Right Understanding in the Buddha's Teaching. Primarily, it is an understanding of The Four Noble Truths:
1. The 1st Noble Truth of Dukkha or Unsatisfactoriness
2. The 2nd Noble Truth of The Cause of Dukkha
3. The 3rd Noble Truth of The Cessation of Dukkha
4. The 4th Noble Truth of The Path leading to The Cessation of Dukkha.
* Right Vision or View is the first aspect of The Noble Eightfold Path.
* In the practice of Dhamma, we must first have Right Understanding of the basic things, for example, The 3 Signs of Suffering, Impermanence and Non-self; The Law of Kamma and Rebirth.

Good Action
* When we have Right Vision, then we will practise GOOD. We will live a life of virtue.
* As lay Buddhists, we should observe the Five Precepts, namely
1. No Killing 2. No Stealing 3. No Sexual Misconduct 4. No Lying 5. No Intoxicants.
* An important aspect of "Good Action" is the practice of DANA or Charity/Giving/Generosity.
With Metta,
Bro. Oh Teik Bin

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