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Hien Nhu Buddha is a compilation of Buddhism, writing mixed with literature, but it was not composed by a monk or a Buddhist researcher, but by a scholarly intellectual who loves and respects Buddhism. .

This is the product of 20 years, from 1992-2012. Ha Long But Si’s real name is Luu Van Vinh. He is a Pharmacist & Master of Pharmacy, Master of Western Philosophy – former professor of Philosophy, Psychology at Van Khoa University, Van Hanh and Minh Duc. He published about 11 books of poetry, including translations of Arabic and Zen poetry, and a number of historical and philosophical research books.

Hien Nhu Buddha is 444 pages thick, published in 2020, including one General chapter and six chapters with the following topics: Buddha Dharma Therapy, Buddhism and Physical Science, Buddha Shadow in Literature, Thought of the Three Religions, Renewal Buddhism and the Jewel Chain of Buddhist Sutras.

Launching ceremony of monograph “40 years – A historical journey of the Vietnamese Buddhist Church”

The work Hien Nhu But by Ha Long Buddha.

Overview of the work Hien Nhu Buddha

1) Hien Nhu Buddha: In this essay the author says why there is the word “Buddha”. Buddha, the Vietnamese in Giao Chi, is simply called Ong But. It was only after the Chinese that followed the Ming Dynasty (1407-1428) that it was called Buddha because the Chinese transliterated Buddha as Buddha Da. The Buddha walking beside Mr. Tien into the spiritual life of the people since the early days of the solar calendar has become a philosophy and a national religion. God or Creator or God is too high, but Buddha is closer, more intimate, more gentle. German philosopher Schopenhauer, when asked if Western philosophical religions could replace Buddhism in Asia since the 19th century, replied, “No religion can replace Buddhism in the East because It’s like shooting a bullet up a high cliff.”

2) Huu Le Culture and the Model of the Hien Nhu But: Through the way Vietnamese people address themselves, Huu Le Culture implies the meaning of compatriots. The ceremony associated with the music is the rhythmic order that harmonizes the universal spectrum into the social order. Western democracy, from the roots of rationality, disregards family feelings, leading to a single litter society. In the Vietnamese language, the word “Hien” is most often used to designate a good person such as: Good mother, good wife, good father, sage brother, sage sister, sage king, me sage (sage god), sage like Buddha and sage. living good accept lucky.

3) Sanguine Buddhism: In the Hu Luc Course, the sage king Tran Nhan Tong summarized the path of cultivation as follows:

Feast of the fake Buddha, respect the Buddha’s virtues.

Reciting fake Buddha, feeling the Buddha’s grace.

Tri world fake, practice Buddha chi happiness.

The audience, the Buddha’s wisdom.

Sitting meditator, attaining the Buddha’s realm.

Join the meditator, join the Buddha’s mind.

Preaching fake Dharma, fulfilling Buddha’s wish.

4) Where does death go? The author summarizes in one sentence, “Based on the level of practice and heavy karma, light karma, each person can enter the realms: Hell, Hungry Ghosts, Animals, Asuras, Humans, and Gods called Luc. Dao.

5) Karma: It is our good and bad actions in the previous life. But we can practice to change karma. We have freedom of action, we will eat whatever tree we plant.


6) What is reincarnation?: The author used a very vivid example to talk about reincarnation. “Like a lamp (or candle) that burns from one watch to another. Although it is different, it changes every time, but the light is continuously emitted. In the same way, there is no constant soul in man, but only a continuously evolving consciousness. And lust is reincarnation life after life. And what is to be burned to burn, the fire is still burning. And love is still the fuel for the fire to burn continuously.

7) Voidness is different from Nothingness: In the IXX century, Western philosophers who did not understand Buddhism at that time all considered Buddhism to be nihility. But Buddhism’s Void and Void are different. Nothingness is nothing. And emptiness is the nature of all beings, which has a form due to dependent origination. That is why in Mu there is and the nature of Yes is Mu.

8) Man and God: According to the author, there is no other religion in the East that offers scriptures by “divine revelation” like religions derived from Middle Eastern theocracy including Judaism, Christianity, and Christianity. Islamic. Oriental Taoism leans towards philosophy (from wisdom that comes up)…from there, not letting a god sit on his head, but building a human society, people are in control of their own destiny, free, cloning and liberating.

9) National Liberation Bodhisattva: According to the author, because the Buddha talked about the country of many Buddhas such as Amitabha’s Ultimate Bliss, Emperor Thich with 33 heavens…so Buddhism is theistic but not monotheistic like Islam Religion, Christianity and Judaism. The same is true of any religious culture. It is a creative synthesis of old and new, near and far, inside and out. The question is whether it can be synthesized (fused). If it can be synthesized, it will become a tradition with a thousand years time, if not, it will become foreign. The external is difficult to exist alongside the whole. Buddhism integrates the custom of ancestor worship, Confucianism and Taoism already in the hearts of Vietnamese people.

10) Light a Torch on Your Own: That is the teaching of the Buddha before entering nirvana. Looking at Buddha’s unusual appearance, someone asked him if he was a human or a god? The Buddha said that I am neither a human nor a god, but I am a Buddha. The Dharma of that great enlightened person does not rely on gods, does not need force, tricks, does not need sword force, still conquers the world, including sentient beings in heaven and gods in other realms.

11) Cosmic Dimension: There is a tolerance between Buddha-Confucianism-Lao in the lower, middle and upper ranges. But to the extreme, Buddhism emerges as a transcendent effort.

12) Dieu Am and Dieu Huong: A unique feature of Buddhism is the use of many means to teach and propagate the Dharma, including Dieu Am and Dieu Huong. A typical example of Dieu Am has Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva who heard the cry and came to save suffering. As for Huong Tich Buddha – the patriarch of the country, Sang Huong, uses a wonderful fragrance to teach sentient beings. The scent of lotus also has the effect of purifying us to enter the “sky of the Buddha”.

13) How Long Does It Take to Achieve the Way?: The author gives the answer through a funny parable: A young monk on his way to the Himalayas, passing through a village, stopped to ask the old lady selling water next to him. road, “Can you tell me how long it will take to reach the foot of the mountain from here?” The old woman did not answer. Asked twice more, the old woman also ignored it. The monk thought the old woman was deaf, so he continued on his way. He had only gone a short distance when he suddenly heard the old woman calling, “Come in seven days.” The monk turned in surprise and asked, “Why did you ask him three times and he didn’t answer. Now, just go back and listen to your call?” The old woman replied, “This old man has to see if you go fast or slow, if you have determination, then you can answer.”

Hien Nhu Buddha is a compilation of Buddhism, writing mixed with literature, but it was not composed by a monk or a Buddhist researcher, but by a scholarly intellectual who loves and respects Buddhism. .

Hien Nhu Buddha is a compilation of Buddhism, writing mixed with literature, but it was not composed by a monk or a Buddhist researcher, but by a scholarly intellectual who loves and respects Buddhism. .

I. Buddhist Therapy:

In the 11 pages of this chapter the author says that many Western psychiatrists have used Buddhism as therapy to cure the widespread disease in the West that is diseases; Neurosis and psychosis millions, anxiety disorders 12 million in the United States, schizophrenia 3 million people crazy crazy. The whole world has about 1%-2% or several hundred million crazy people! The New York Times said that treating just half of the mental health patients in the US would cost about $75 billion. Carl Jung – a famous Swiss doctor in the treatment of mental illnesses said, “My mission is to cure mental illness, so I have to get used to the views and methods of the masters of the world. As a doctor I confirm that the teachings of the Buddha have greatly helped and stimulated me. If so, it is only following the path outlined for more than two thousand years in the line of human thought.” Because of living in the heart of Christian Europe, Dr. Carl Jung had to justify, “If faith in God cannot cure the disease, it is not strange to get treatment from Buddhism.”

In this chapter, the author discusses more about Vietnamese people’s very heavy speech karma through swearing, derision, denigration, similes, contempt for others, crushing others through vulgar and cruel cursing, etc. only because of social insecurity, lack of food and lack of education. Even in books, poetry is full of curses, vulgar language, similes understood in two meanings that are banned in other countries… but are loved and told again and again and again in Vietnam. Male.

In this chapter the author also talks more about Meditation, Vipassana Meditation It is a method of practice, not just chanting and praying. Then the author talked about the benefits of the Pure Speech method through the Buddha’s advice to Mr. Muc Kien Lien, “Teachers should be as quiet as a saint, don’t give birth to lethargy, keep your mind calm, and don’t let anything hinder you. “

II. Buddhism and Science:

In this chapter, the author presents in detail two essays Van Phap Dung Thong and Quantum Physics along with the Buddha’s Dieu Ly Hoa Nghiem.

In Hoa Nghiem’s ​​world, “The Three Thousand Great Thousand Worlds are collected on the head of a mustard seed” and “All is one and one is all”. To Einstein, “Relativity teaches us to communicate between different forms of the same reality.” And Stephen Hawking wanted to unify the optical force quantrum with gravity in A Theory of Everything. And Max Plank, Niels Bohr and Heisenberg – the father of Quantum Mechanics, early twentieth century said: Quantum is both a particle and a wave (particle and wave) such energy is not continuous, uncertain, impossible know the position and momentum of the particle at the same time. Meanwhile, the Consciousness Only Study of Buddhism and in the Amitabha, Shurangama, and Hoa Nghiem Sutras, “permanently changing” is the law of all dharmas, both permanent and changing, both a particle and a wave. Everything changes in every moment.

That’s good, Buddha…


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