The Buddha used the Eightfold Path to transform ignorance and darkness into immeasurable compassion and wisdom, and took the right nourishment of life as the moral foundation, taking right speech, right action, right effort, and right mindfulness. Right concentration acts as a mutual aid to lead us to a life of enlightenment and complete liberation.
Family is the most important foundational factor to build a happy life of people, so each individual in the family must have a sense of responsibility and duty, to build people with a loving heart. , knowledge.
There are many families who are not aware of their emotional obligations and responsibilities, so they live together like hell on earth. We must know how to love each other with sincerity, understanding and forgiveness, helping our families become happier and warmer by sharing and helping.
Humans are the most advanced beings of all species because they can learn, think, consider, and contemplate all issues. If we live without feelings for each other, we are not human. If we do not know how to love and be filial to our parents, if we do not know how to be cheerful and agreeable with our brothers and sisters, it will be difficult for us to love others.
Therefore, Buddhists must know how to apply the Buddha’s teachings in family life, so that the family is a community of love, harmony, peace and happiness. The teachings of dependent origination and the Noble Eightfold Path will help family life to know how to love with a heart of understanding, respect from above and below, and be agreeable and happy with each other.
We should not think that we have the right to force people to obey our will and preferences. Educating the family, school and society as an indispensable tripod for any leg, they always complement and complement each other by teaching people to live consciously with true understanding.
Buddha’s Eightfold Path Sutra
Parents are the first educators to help children grow and mature. If a family does not have a proper education, parents only know how to earn money and are ready to meet all needs when their children need it without any attention, instruction, and reminders, then the children He was never successful in life.
School education is also very important and essential, if teachers only teach to earn money, they will not reveal and develop students’ talents. Parents who have a great influence on their children must know how to care and care for their children with true love, not with authority or excessive indulgence.
The morality of living in each era is different depending on the concept, and is influenced by the training habits of people. Buddhism is not a bunch of solid dogma but flexible principles, suitable for life and creativity, helping us to realize that life is dependent on each other to preserve life.
The first principle Buddha taught us is, to have an open, flexible, flexible attitude, to destroy all stubborn strongholds with the character of harming people and animals. We must have tolerance and forgiveness in order to sympathize with others, because we don’t have that karma, so we cannot fully understand their situation.
Parents should not be too rigid or excessively indulge their children, but need to tell themselves that perhaps our understanding is too old, so we need to be more open to adapt to the times.
The purpose of Buddhism’s education is to help people love and understand, sympathize and forgive, tolerate and be generous, not force people to suffer excessively in sorrow and suffering.
If we live with moral character but only cause tension and suffering for each other, then that is not true morality, but excessive obstinacy. We should also not because of that stubbornness that broke the happiness of family and loved ones.
In order to build a family life, the couple must love, respect and cherish each other, so that the couple’s happiness is longer and more sustainable. The husband does not force his wife to think and act like a mold; We should not conceive as in the olden days, in the style of a husband and wife, that a wife is an object of possession to serve all the necessary needs of her husband.
Three generations of parents, children, great-grandchildren, living under one roof, need to thoroughly understand each other’s psychology, understanding, concepts, and interests, to create a bridge of sympathy, love, and harmony. together, cultivate happiness together. In the current context of life, many families have had a clear separation, due to the attachment of past and present, due to lack of understanding between two generations of parents and children.
Two generations of parents and children born under different education, with ancient and modern socio-economic and cultural conditions, will naturally have different moods, concepts and interests. together. Parents must sympathize with today’s young generation, they cannot think and act like us in the past, we must try to apply it, must adapt by the Noble Eightfold Path, which is understanding. predestined reason.
Spirituality is the most important hidden area in everyone, we can only enter it by perception, not through thinking, it is very difficult to express. All human activities, from inventing material comforts to serving and contributing to humanity, are derived from right thinking through long-term thinking and testing of the mind.
Since we have the right mindset, we know that the right speech is equally important in speaking and communicating, this area belongs to spirituality, Buddhism always upholds and puts it in the right place. important mind. If we don’t have the right mindset, it’s easy to make the spirit agitated by jealousy, envy, resentment, enmity, causing wars, killing, and killing each other.
Children in this day and age must also love and respect their parents, know that they have endured much bitterness and suffering in their arduous and troubled lives, so they are easily scowled and angry.
As a child, we must know how to behave so that we can become the love and pride of our loved ones. First of all, we need to understand all the difficulties of our parents, must thoroughly understand the social conditions and circumstances of our parents, must try to make the parents understand their circumstances and preferences thoroughly. unique.
We should not have an attitude of anger, resentment and blame when our parents do not understand us. We have to discuss and present in detail all kinds of ways, so that parents can know their worries, sorrows and joys, and also have a better view of the right view to comfort and share their worries. worry and sadness of parents.
In the field of education of the family, school or society, parents and teachers must know how to apply the teachings of the Noble Eightfold Path in order to have right understanding and right thoughts. , have beneficial actions, a genuine career that does not harm anyone, have a pure soul to create a good life for themselves, and contribute and serve society more and more. culturally and ethically.
By doing so, we ourselves are the best example for our children and grandchildren to follow. Thanks to everyone who knows how to practice the Noble Eightfold Path, they can forgive and sympathize, care and share, take care of their children-students more, and bring them into cultural routines and activities. healthy society.
Everyone tries to do it The Noble Eightfold Path then the problem of moral degradation in teenagers in particular or people in general will no longer be a concern and concern, humanity agrees with that, then we will live with a society. A civilized, good, healthy, ethical society exists everywhere.
The line of life is always cruel because of human greed, so it always brings with it joys and sorrows, gain and loss, rise and fall, failure, success and failure, in this impermanent life of change. From the moment we were born crying, until we grew up, matured, then old age-sickness-death, it was a long series of times of little joy and great suffering.
The nature of life is a stream of changes according to the principle of dependent origination, so suffering-not-selflessness. Buddha was born to show the way to end suffering, to alleviate the suffering and pain of people.
In the past, some people believed that religion was an opiate that created misunderstandings for mankind. They only look in one direction, because there are some people who take advantage of religion to expand their ambitions.
They do not understand that, since Buddhism was present in life, there has never been bloodshed and hatred, Buddhism only brings sincere love to humanity with wisdom and compassion, by sharing. joy and suffering with a selfless, selfless heart.
It is necessary to apply the Noble Eightfold Path to Buddhist communication
It has also passed a time for Buddhism to be pessimistic, cynical, bored, and destroy the life of mankind. What Buddhism has shown, has contributed to humanity for nearly 3000 years, is enough to see that Buddhism is an extremely optimistic and realistic religion, only contributing, serving, sharing and supporting everybody.
The Noble Eightfold Path is the most basic and effective method…