From gambling, to gambling, to betting in sports etc… and even in the virtual world, the internet also plays red and black games that always stimulate people’s greed.
Once the Blessed One was staying at Rajagaha, at Veluvana. At that time, Singalaka, the householder, rose early in the morning, left the city of Rajasthan, folded his hands, and bowed down to the six directions.
Then, in the morning, entering the city of Rajagaha for alms, after teaching Singàlaka about the meaning of bowing to the six directions, he further taught:
There are six dangers to gambling, householder: If you win, you will have animosity; if you lose, you will be sad; your current property is lost; your words are ineffective in the hall. scorned by friends and colleagues, the matter of marriage is not trusted because a gambler is not worthy to have a wife.
Hey householder, there are six such dangers in gambling.
(DTKVN, Truong Bo II, Teaching Teachings of Vietnamese Poetry [trích]VNCPHVN Publication, 1991, p.534)
Advise loved ones to quit gambling
Gambling, betting or black and red games in general are hobbies and passions of many people. Usually on the occasion of reunion, meeting, festival or the first day of Spring, people have the habit of entertaining, entertaining, and entertaining by playing cards, betting … with a very small amount of money, fun is the main thing. However, few people are sober enough to stop at a place of mere entertainment where most are dominated by greed and anger and then bogged down. From playing for fun to playing hard, winning and losing, killing and punishing; from playing with small amounts of money to large amounts, losing all money, having to pledge property; From the place to play whenever there is a happy occasion to all month, all year round.
Greed, laziness, wrong views that believe in luck are the characteristics of people who are passionate about gambling. Entering the red and black world means facing many dangers that are always waiting and lurking. According to the wisdom of the World-Honored One, there are six dangers for those who are passionate about gambling: If they win big, their lives are not guaranteed, who can guess what the empty-handed gamblers will do when there is nothing left to lose. When it’s lost, it’s even more tragic.
How many assets accumulated due to hard work left one after another. Because they need money to continue playing, hoping to save the situation, gamblers find ways to get money. Then gradually lose personal prestige; relatives, friends, colleagues are wary, shunned and even despised. Worse is not being qualified to find a life partner…
Today, the red and black forms metamorphose into many forms and penetrate into every corner of life. From gambling, to gambling, to betting in sports etc… and even in the virtual world, the internet also plays red and black games that always stimulate people’s greed. Therefore, more than ever, practicing right livelihood, ie finding a right job to earn a living, is absolutely essential. Abandoning all illusions of luck and fortune, subduing gambling addiction, and staying away from unhealthy forms of entertainment are what every Buddhist should pay attention to and practice.