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Dharma Master Thich Pho Tue when he was still alive, was always interested in education and training. For him, the Sangha is the lifeblood of the Buddhadharma, and human resource training is the driving force for development.

He used to hold the position of Deputy Head of the Education Department of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (GHPGVN), Rector of Ha Tay Buddhist Intermediate School; Director of the Vietnam Buddhist Studies Sub-Institute in Hanoi. During his career in educational management and Buddhist studies, he wrote and translated many precious books.

Be a person with merit to Buddhist training

As the successor and placed a lot of responsibility for Buddhist education, over the years, Most Venerable Thich Thanh Quyet, Vice Chairman of the Executive Council; Head of the Education Department of the Central Buddhist Sangha of Vietnam; The President of the Vietnam Buddhist Academy in Hanoi always followed the teachings of His Holiness Thich Pho Tue.

One day at the beginning of winter, beside a cup of hot tea, my heart is heavy with grief Dharma Master Thich Pho Tue When he passed away, Most Venerable Thich Thanh Quyet remembered the memories attached to him.

During his whole life of studying, His Holiness Thich Pho Tue translated and wrote many Buddhist works

Most Venerable Thich Pho Tue and a scarf more than a crown

With a sad voice, the Venerable Master said: In the 1970s, I was an attendant living with the novice teacher at Long Doi pagoda, Duy Tien district, Ha Nam province. This place is more than 10km from Rang Pagoda, of the Most Venerable Thich Pho Tue. To me, he is an extremely virtuous, simple but erudite person. Those who have a mind to cultivate, a mind to learn the Buddhadharma, he does not refuse anyone, does not abandon anyone. At that time, I learned a lot from him through lectures and talks about Buddhism.

I respected him since childhood, later, when growing up, he returned to Huong, My Duc, and Ha Tay pagodas (former), was ordained, and all the precepts were attended by him. I still remember every time I met him, he would ask carefully how his studies were going. In the 90s of the last century, when Ha Son Binh Buddhist Intermediate School was opened, he was a teacher. At that time, I was employed as a teaching assistant for him. Every time I go to class, I am encouraged by him. To be taught is to learn, to improve knowledge

He is a person who has had a great influence on educational work in the Church.

I have always followed the teachings of my grandfather. During the years of studying abroad, I hone my knowledge and study diligently. And, in 2003, after I returned to my country, Venerable Thich Thanh Tu continued to train and build the Vietnam Buddhist Academy in Hanoi, in Soc Son district, Hanoi.

With him, a cultivator must live a model life.  That is the mind that does not change in the midst of life, regardless of the circumstances.

With him, a cultivator must live a model life. That is the mind that does not change in the midst of life, regardless of the circumstances.

“Remember, in the early 2000s, Most Venerable Thich Pho Tue At that time, he held the position of the Executive Council of the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha, and the Deputy Head of the Central Committee for Education of Monks and Nuns.

When I met him at that time, he encouraged me, what the Most Venerable Thich Thanh Tu assigned to me was a matter of mind, work, and wisdom.

On April 29 (lunar calendar) in 2004, at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Vietnam Buddhist Academy in Hanoi, he attended and made merit to support the training work of 5 million VND. I was really touched, because his hometown temple was still poor, but the amount was 5 million VND at the same time

Understanding my concerns, she said: I make a contribution because it is to help educate and train generations of monks and nuns. Only the next generations will keep the Buddha Dharma for me, if the Academy does not accept it, it will break my predestined relationship. My temple does not need to be beautiful. No matter how the ancestor left me, I still stay the same, the temple is broken, the temple is leaking, then it is repaired and embellished. I am most worried about training to increase talent for the country and for the Church. The academy must focus on doing well in education.

As the person in charge of education management of the whole country, I always consider him as an example, to remind myself on the path of studying and teaching,” said Most Venerable Thich Thanh Quyet.

During his entire life of studying, His Holiness Thich Pho Tue translated and wrote many Buddhist works: The Hundred Example Sutras, the Three Sutras of Buddha’s Ancestors, the Resounding Prajñāpāramitā, the Great Buddhist Dictionary, the Outline of the Lotus Sutra, and the Buddha. Learning is wisdom, editing the Vietnamese Tripitaka, translating and editing the Law of the Four Parts…

The books of Dharma Master Thich Pho Tue are highly educational. That is, educating personality, morality, how to be a person. For monks and nuns, it is not only a way of being human but also educating about responsibility to the church, society and the country. Buddhist education is not far away, Buddha is not far away but right in our daily lives. It is necessary to live well in this society, this people, this sentient being to become a good Buddhist dignitaries.

“He used to work as the deputy director of the Education Department for monks and nuns, so he understands the importance of education to increase talent for the country. With education, he is a great Buddhist educator of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha. He is a person of great personality in today’s Vietnamese society,” emphasized Most Venerable Thich Thanh Quyet.

Poem to see off the Venerable Most Venerable Thich Pho Tue to the Buddha realm

Even under any circumstances, it is not possible to change the nature of oneself, especially those of cultivators.

Even under any circumstances, it is not possible to change the nature of oneself, especially those of cultivators.

No matter the circumstances, the mind remains unchanged

With the Dharma Master, Thich Pho Tue, he always considers building a strong Sangha as the core issue for the development of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha. To do so, they must be in harmony. If you want to increase them, you have to build schools to settle down.

“That’s why, for many years in a row, he was the owner of the lower school for Buddhism in Hanoi, the lower school of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, and before that, he was the owner of the lower schools in Ha Nam and some other provinces.

Monks and nuns rely on his great virtue and reputation to build a good religion and life. A person with a great personality and great spiritual heart like him is the heart that transmits his heart to the elders to raise his morals. Vien Minh Lower School, where he was abbot, for the sake of training the next generation, for the cause of preserving the life of Buddhism, he preached until 2019. With his wisdom, he wanted to pass on Buddha’s knowledge. learn for the next generation to inherit and promote”, said Most Venerable Thich Thanh Quyet.

Most Venerable Thich Thanh Quyet said emotionally: “From his young years to the last moments of his life, he still maintained a modest, simple and ethereal lifestyle.

Experiencing many difficult times and wars of the country, until he assumed the highest position of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha, from 2007 to now (14 years – 3 terms as Dharma Master) in any position, he has lived a simple life. weird.

When he became the Dharma Lord, the country was already very developed, but he did not care about material things. That virtue is an example to teach generations today as well as tomorrow. Even under any circumstances, it is not possible to change the nature of oneself, especially those of cultivators. With him, a cultivator must live a model life. That is the mind that does not change in the midst of life, regardless of the circumstances. That is also the eternal value in him.”

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