Living in the world is a gratitude. No matter who we are, what our circumstances and conditions are, we are all indebted to people directly or indirectly, from far or near to life, in short, indebted to all sentient and unwitting beings.
Buddhist learners always remind themselves of the four profound and profound graces (thanks to parents, grace of the Three Jewels, grace of the nation, and grace of charity) to take care of retribution.
The Buddha gave many teachings on gratitude and gratitude. He praised those who have a good heart that knows how to repay the favor and at the same time very harshly criticize those who are ungrateful, ungrateful, unfilial and immoral. In the following Dharma talk, he was close and far about the fact that animals are still grateful, let alone human. To put it bluntly, a person who doesn’t know how to pay back has only the ‘son’ part and the ‘human’ part is absent.
“Once, the Buddha was in the Bamboo Garden, in the Calanda area, in the Royal City. Then, after midnight, the Blessed One heard a wild weasel cry. The next morning, the Blessed One spread his seat, sat in front of the assembly, and asked the bhikkhus:
– At the end of the night, did you hear the wild weasel cry?
Bhikkhu-stilts said to the Buddha:-World-Honored One, I heard. The Buddha told the Bhikkhu-stilts:
-The wild ferret was suffering from scabies, so he had to cry. If someone were to cure the scab for that feral ferret, the ferret would be grateful and grateful. Now there is a fool who has no gratitude or gratitude. Therefore, the Bhikkhu-stilts should learn like this: Gratitude and gratitude. If you have a small grace, you can still repay it, never forget it, let alone a great one.
After the Buddha finished speaking this sutra, the bhikkhus, hearing what the Buddha taught, joyfully served it.”
(A-Ham Sutra, sutta no. 1264)
The Blessed One defined ‘a fool who has no gratitude or gratitude’. Therefore, it can be affirmed that being grateful and giving gratitude is a person with wisdom. Because we clearly see the nature of dependent origination, there is no independent thing that must depend on each other, everyone, everything and everything is closely related to each other, so we are always grateful for everything. Seeing and acting in the spirit of dependent origination to always be grateful and grateful, the Buddha called a wise person. On the contrary, people with no mind, no matter how smart they are, no matter how smart they are.
The Buddha taught his disciples to always be ‘Grateful and grateful. If you have a small grace, you can still repay it and never forget it, let alone a great one’. Therefore, the Buddha’s disciples often meditate on the four profound and heavy graces. Thank you parents for your hard work. Our parents gave us the shape and raised us to where we are today. Thanks to the Three Jewels, the ancestor gave us the precepts of life and life to know the morality of being a human and to go further than to achieve liberation. Thanks to the nation and society, we have protected and helped us have a peaceful life. The grace of donating the dan na, the grace of friends everywhere, the grace of all sentient beings for helping us in many aspects of life.
In addition to the great graces, there are countless small graces that life gives us in every moment of our daily life that we must often remember and find ways to repay. Of course, it’s very good to be grateful if you can directly repay it, but because fate cannot repay the right person to whom you have been indebted, please vow to repay it in the balance of life. Everyone should cultivate gratitude and find ways to be grateful, life will become better. A life where everyone knows it will be meaningful and worth living.