Posted on: February 5, 2021 Posted by: admin Comments: 0


Those are the words of the Venerable Thich Pho Tue, the Dharma Chairman of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Proving Council, advising monks and nuns in a time when teachers and students of Hanoi Buddhist Intermediate School went to Vien Minh’s communal house to pay their respects to ask for his precepts.

He also emphasized on the quality of the teacher, that the teacher must be knowledgeable and capable to educate his disciples, teach the Buddha Dharma for the followers to have a correct understanding of the basic issues of the Buddhadharma, pure proficient in meditation practices.

The Most Venerable Most Venerable Dharma Master of the Church expressed his sorrow at the deterioration in the lifestyles of some individuals, affecting the mountain sect, the Sangha and the Church. He called it “disengagement”, “living loosely according to the world, not cultivating”, “just being a lay person in the temple”…

The responsibility of the teacher has been established through the life of the Buddha towards his monastic and lay disciples, vividly recorded especially in the scriptures. It is also concretized into principles in the laws, “Teaching them with one heart, treating them as one’s only children, without asking for return, not for fame, not for gain, nor for gain. Praying for your own happiness” (Sutta of the Upasaka Precepts).

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The great monk Thich Pho Tue – The old farmer rose 105 years old in the ancient temple

Yet-ma directs clear regulations on conditions and procedures for a bhikkhu to be accepted as ordained disciples. Article 40, of Chapter VIII of the current Sangha Rules, also re-establishes the standards for teacher qualifications and the conditions for accepting monastic disciples. If these regulations are followed, along with the individual’s sense of responsibility as a teacher, the reception and upbringing of monastics will certainly be good.

For example, a person who has completed his medical studies but has no clinical treatment experience, if he “crosses the barrier” without the approval of the medical board but freely practices, it will easily cause unfortunate and harmful events. I hurt people.

However, in reality, there are still phenomena and cases where inappropriate, even arbitrary, rules of behavior are applied. It should also be added that, with the acclimatization of foreign culture in an explosive information society, many traditional values ​​have been fractured, and the teacher-disciple relationship of monastics is no exception.

The responsibility of the teacher has been established through the life of the Buddha towards his monastic and lay disciples, vividly recorded especially in the scriptures.

The responsibility of the teacher has been established through the life of the Buddha towards his monastic and lay disciples, vividly recorded especially in the scriptures.

Dharma Master Thich Pho Tue: Monks who have no morals can’t teach people anything

In many reminders before monks and nuns in Ho Chi Minh City, Elder HT.Thich Tri Quang, Deputy Dharma Master and Judiciary of the Council of Proofs, has noted that the admission of monastic disciples needs to be considered. Be careful about your qualifications as a teacher and your disciple’s qualities, don’t run after numbers, let go.

Because whether you like it or not, in public opinion, monks and nuns are “model people” as the Lord Dharma Master emphasized; The simple lifestyle without competition for fame, money and material possessions… has become a symbol of liberation ethics. Therefore, whenever certain individuals have inappropriate behavior, they are immediately condemned by the public. On the positive side, it is the strictness of public opinion that partly helps monastics to protect themselves from harming the image of the Sangha.

It is hoped that the provisions of the Sangha Regulations drafted by the Central Sangha Board will be implemented in life, in order to stabilize the Sangha and dignify the Church.

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