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One of the important manifestations of taking refuge in the Sangha is not to be close to evil teachers and evil friends. And the precepts of samadhi become the most reliable standard, the most basic measure to know whether the teacher or friend we are relying on is right or wrong.

Impersonation of a monk

It is necessary to take refuge in the communities of Sangha and Dharma pilgrims who truly study.

Once the Blessed One was staying at Sàvatthi, teaching the monks:

There are these three classes of people, monks, present in the world. What is three?

Monks, there are people who should not be approached, should not live together, should not serve and make offerings. Here, there are people who are inferior in morality, concentration, and wisdom. Such people, monks, should not be near, should not live together, should not serve and make offerings, except out of compassion.

And, bhikkhus, there are people who should be close, should live together, should serve and make offerings. Here, there are people who are equal (with me) in terms of morality, concentration, and wisdom. Such people, monks, should be close, should live together, should serve and make offerings. Why? With the thought: (Both) are skilled in morality, concentration, and wisdom, so our story will be about morality, concentration, and wisdom; will benefit both and make them both happy. Therefore, such people should be close, should live together, should serve and make offerings.

Monks, there are people who, after reverence and respect, should be close, should live together, should serve and make offerings. Here, there are those who are superior in morality, concentration, and wisdom. Such people, monks, after reverence and respect, should be close, should live together, should serve and make offerings. Why? With the thought: Thus, if not enough about gender, about concentration, about wisdom, we will do it fully; or if precepts, concentration, and wisdom are complete, we will support this and that with wisdom. Therefore, with such people should be close, after reverence, respect, should live together, should serve and make offerings.

(DTKVN, Tang Branch I, chapter 3, chapter People, section Necessary to be close) [lược], VNCPHVN Published, 1996, p.221)

My monk is still beautiful

Discussion:

One of the important manifestations of taking refuge in the Sangha is not to be close to evil teachers and evil friends. And the precepts of samadhi become the most reliable standard, the most basic measure to know whether the teacher or friend we are relying on is right or wrong. So, no matter how majestic the form is, the content or quality is lacking or low in terms of concentration, they are certainly not a true spiritual fulcrum for us to admire.

However, just meeting a person who has practiced and achieved the precepts of samadhi, even at the same level as oneself, needs to be close, serve and make offerings, because nothing is more precious than “eating rice with soup”. , practice with you”. Therefore, it is necessary to rely on the communities of Sangha and Dharma pilgrims who truly study.

It is a great blessing to be close to masters who are superior in terms of samadhi-wisdom. According to the teachings of the World-Honored One, we Buddhists and masters should not only respect and respect them, but should be close, close, serve and make offerings. Especially in the season of seclusion, the monks focus on the holy places to practice the three karmas, cultivate the precepts of concentration and wisdom. This is a valuable opportunity for lay people to plant blessings and practice under the monks to be transformed and sublimated.

Cultivators are not afraid of being stupid, just afraid of not being able to practice!

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