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Understanding and altruism are always humane sympathy, sharing and companionship, all of which bring to life deep and respectful love.

In a life full of thoughts and worries, there are times when we stop and calm down to listen to the wonderful things around. And the fast-paced attraction of life’s pulse has pulled us to the unknown and forgotten the spiritual life, understanding the connection between people and people with the surrounding real world. All desperately need a message of loving, selfless and understanding connection.

Images of understanding and altruism

Understanding expressed in people’s experience with the outside world, from the point of view of others by the perception of their point of view. This proves that we have a good understanding, there is a catalyst between two people in the concept of love and empathy for each other.

Seen through the lens of Buddhism, understanding is the first step to developing and cultivating compassion. In a human life with many fluctuations and impermanence, if understanding does not exist firmly in each person’s mind, it will be difficult for us to find deep love. Because without understanding the true value, love will fade away and cannot exist. “Listen and understand – then you will smile with me and tell them thank you, but I will not be as sad as you want, because I do not like to be sad, and do not know what to be sad for. . Then you have succeeded and happiness will return to you, right now and there in your soul.” [1].

If people continue to live in a vicious circle of pettiness, selfishness and heartlessness, they will create an invisible wall separating themselves from everyone.

Learn to understand and empathize

A good speaker is not equal to a good listener. Communication is not only about how we say it, but it also requires us to listen with our ears, our hearts and our minds. If someone speaks, someone must listen. Each of us wants, when communicating with others, to be able to speak honestly and impress the opposite person. But we seem to forget that the one who gets the most attention is not the one who talks the most, but the one who listens the most. Listening helps us to know the hidden meanings, interests, desires, joys and sorrows of those around us. Listening was a precious gift before it was adorned with words of encouragement and encouragement. “By listening to us to understand, through understanding we can heal and erase the streaks, patches, scratches that life bestows on each person. Listen to sympathize more with the pain of others. Listen to know you exist and be alive” [2]. Listen to see that the pain you experience is less than the joy you receive. Listening allows us to see the world more objectively. Wisdom is the gift of a lifetime of listening and being silent at the right time.

The image of listening to understand and spread love in Buddhism is Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva. When people are suffering, standing in front of His majesty, offering sincere prayers or painful lamentations, He always graciously smiles, joyfully listens and understands to give strength. strong love to them. When human life is buckling in the sea of ​​suffering, we can really understand: “Listen and feel only when there is suffering to realize the full value of happiness. Gong is a precious thing, there is birth – old age – illness – death of a human life, then suddenly wake up from the coma in the middle of the world and return to the wharf…” [3].

If people continue to live in a vicious circle of pettiness, selfishness and heartlessness, they will create an invisible wall separating themselves from everyone. Why don’t we try to open our hearts, see things more objectively with tolerance, forgiveness and understanding? Just give a little love, we will bring others happiness, motivation to continue living a life with many hardships. Of course, even we ourselves will feel better and happier. From there, we will feel that there is an invisible string that gradually connects us and everyone together.

“It is thanks to the wisdom torch of the Dharma that the Buddha’s disciples, on the path of saving birth, live with the spirit of selflessness and altruism, so they have absorbed human civilization in the direction of integration and globalisation. “

Practice listening and understanding according to Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara

In Buddhism, there are many stories about empathy and understanding from the soul to help the spiritual practice life improve. Legend has it that, King Thuan Tri was a Manchurian, when he unified China and met Zen Master Yulin, he realized that Zen Master was a great friend from his past life, so far one has become king, the other has become a king. to lead a religious life. Although they have different circumstances, they are united in mind, so they understand each other deeply. King Thuan Tri appointed Ngoc Lam as the National Master. He recalled that his previous life had been in the Western Pure Land, and now he was born in this human world and created the karma of killing during seventeen years of war. He then gave up the throne, entered the Marble Mountains, determined to practice, repent of his evil deeds, to pray to return to the Western Pure Land. Or a typical example is the case of King Luong Vo De and a monk at that time, the Most Venerable Chi Cong. The two were also great friends in their past lives. Although their living circumstances are different, they still respect each other when they see each other [4].

Moreover, understanding will open the heart with a warm, loving heart in the spirit of Buddhism, which is compassionate, selfless, and selfless living. “Through the concept of Altruism (English: altruism, altruist; French: altruisme, altruiste), we can understand simply, roughly for others, to love, to yield, to share… others, which is a form of loving-kindness behavior as if loving oneself or a good leaf takes care of a torn one in the Vietnamese sense of life, but also a basic quality and requirement of Buddhist teachings, related to the concept of Buddha’s love, compassion, joy and equanimity with the principle of benefiting all beings, selflessness and altruism.” [5].

The method of understanding and altruism

With Formula “taking wisdom as a career”, if we speak in today’s language, actually Buddhism has expressed the spirit of globalization. “It is thanks to the wisdom torch of the Dharma that the Buddha’s disciples, on the path of saving birth, live with the spirit of selflessness and altruism, so they have absorbed human civilization in the direction of integration and globalisation. ” [6]. This core is often experienced by missionaries, called dependent but immutable, has helped Buddhism to exist and develop for more than two thousand years and to this day, Buddhism continues to be a guideline. lead people to live a peaceful and happy life.

Understanding and altruism are always humane sympathy, sharing and companionship, all of which bring to life deep and respectful love.

Understanding and altruism are always humane sympathy, sharing and companionship, all of which bring to life deep and respectful love.

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh: “If you can’t understand, you can’t love”

The Four Photographys are considered the four principles that the Buddha taught his disciples about how to live altruistically and transform sentient beings in a practical and useful way in life. When we fully implement the four dharmas, we will benefit in three ways. At first, individually, we benefit everyone, but in fact, we benefit both. Every action is a seed of karma, doing a good deed is sowing a good cause. If our work is praised and respected by everyone, we will definitely reap good results. Secondly, in terms of family, we will be loved and respected by our loved ones. With the virtue of touching people, we will become the main agents that bring happiness to the family. Maybe because of their affection for virtue, the family becomes pure, good-oriented, harmonious above and below, and unspeakably happy. In terms of society, implementing the Four Retreats is to benefit and help convert some social evils and extremes in the real situation. The more people follow the Fourfold Dharma, the more improved society will be, away from war, and peace and happiness. This single criterion alone is enough to see the contributions of Buddhism to humanity.

It can be seen that, in society, when summarized in a narrow as well as a wide range, such as: “Small as a family, as large as the whole world, if you want to reorganize into a group, then the Four Photographers of the Law is an indispensable virtue. This is like the Buddha said, thereby taking over the whole world like a car that relies on the control of the Xa-hik. The Sangha of the Buddha is also dominated by that spirit. Again, the Buddha’s lay disciple, the Head of the House (Hatthaka), also thanks to the Four Regents, managed to capture the five hundred assembly, and the Buddha often praised that outstanding achievement. Therefore, I can say that, if today we also apply the Fourfold Dharma to unite the unions, the divisions will certainly be reconciled.” [7].

Our basic shortcoming is chasing after the temporary Self with desires and cravings that are never satisfied. People in modern society can live a comfortable and material life, but easily lack awareness and inner peace. Buddhism advocates an active altruistic life, for the benefit of all sentient beings. In the Theravada Buddhist scriptures, there are records of the Buddha’s teachings, recommending that his disciples actively propagate and save birth and especially practice the Four Laws to be close and beneficial to sentient beings.

When we live altruistically, we will see happiness from our own heart, because living altruistically, seeing happiness from an altruistic mind, we will be able to enjoy the joys of the world. Because of the awakening of No-self, it is possible to start a fearless mind to live for the happiness of the community. Because they clearly see impermanence, they actively do many good deeds. NS…

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