Posted on: May 11, 2022 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

On the occasion of the Buddha’s birthday season (2566 – DL 2022) to express his gratitude to the Buddha Tu Father Shakyamuni Buddha with the Righteous Transformation of the Tri-World, he saved all beings from suffering and brought suffering. Happiness for Humanity.

Whether we are Buddhists or not, we all carry the grace of the Father, because he has saved all sentient beings over the past 25 centuries.

On what basis makes Buddhism pass all the tests of time and exist forever new? In fact, Buddhism is currently “seducing” Western countries and Europe strongly. With the heart to spread the Dharma according to the Buddha’s teachings, on this important grace-giving occasion of the birthday, we together learn and meditate on Wisdom in Buddhism, a leading method and means in Buddhist awareness.

According to the scriptures as well as the ancestral teachers, each of us has the seeds of wisdom, the wisdom of the Buddha. But that sprout was not cultivated, cared for, lacked soil, lack of water, lack of air, so the Bodhi tree could not grow; That intellectual substance, like a jewel mixed in a stone, has not been honed, so no light is emitted.

Wisdom is the insight that looks all over, unobstructed and unobstructed. Wisdom in Sanskrit is called “Prajna”, which in Chinese translates as Prajna, or Great Wisdom. To show the vastness, magic, and effectiveness of wisdom, it is sometimes called Prajnaparamita in the sutras, which means ultimate wisdom and leads a practitioner to Buddhahood. .

If ignorance is the dark veil that covers all things, preventing sentient beings from realizing the truth of the universal universe and thereby causing sentient beings to suffer, then wisdom, on the contrary, is the only weapon. has the effect of breaking that veil of ignorance, making sentient beings clearly see the universal truth of the universe, and penetrate into that truth to live a happy and good life.

Talking about wisdom, in the Di Dao Sutra, the Buddha taught: “People with wisdom are not greedy before, free and clear, avoid pitfalls of sin; True wisdom is a sturdy boat, bringing sentient beings out of the sea of ​​suffering and confusion, a bright lamp illuminating the darkness, a cure for thousands of diseases, an iron hammer that smashes the forest of afflictions, and a tongue. sharp knife cuts through the net of ignorance”.

The difference between the intelligent wisdom of the world and the wisdom of the Buddha.

When it comes to wisdom, many people mistake wisdom in the Buddhist sense as well as worldly intelligence, and the only difference is that the Buddha’s wisdom is broader and clearer. In fact, the intelligence of the world and the wisdom of the Buddha have many very special and outstanding differences. Because of that difference, the Buddhist canonical teachings distinguish two kinds of wisdom: worldly wisdom and Buddhist wisdom.

1- World wisdom: is the knowledge of the world, which has many errors and omissions that cause people to keep drifting in the three realms and six paths.

Worldly wisdom can be divided into two things:

a) There is something clever and clever, seeing wide and knowing much, but unwholesome; it only knows how to serve lust, selfishness, satisfy its narrow ego, and act as a minion for evil. This knowledge sometimes reaches (extreme) more dangerous than stupidity, because it makes people lose all conscience, leading to the destruction of conscience more evil than animals. So the Buddha said that this intelligence is one of the great tribulations of the eight tribulations.

b) There is something smart and sharp, knowing what is good to do and what is evil to avoid, knowing how to do things that benefit everyone and society. However, this knowledge does not help people get out of the cycle of suffering and samsara in the three worlds. That is why it is called worldly wisdom.

2- Wisdom in Buddhism: There are also two things: a) Consciousness canker: the mind has not been able to cut off the defilements of existence. That is, while in the position of an ordinary man and a monk, although using wisdom to observe the body as impure, feeling as suffering, mind impermanent, dharma not self, but then always see that it is pure, is happy, is often the true self. , still being overwhelmed by afflictions, cannot be eliminated.

b) No illegal intelligence: also called Prajna-tri; This knowledge has destroyed the afflictions of being smuggled, reaching the place of ultimate purity, but only when the holy fruit is obtained; This wisdom has two parts:

– In terms of “body” ie basic knowledge, also called real knowledge, non-discriminatory knowledge, such as reason, true wisdom, etc… The sutras say: “The Tathagata uses basic knowledge (non-discrimination) with true conditions. such as, mind and object are not dual, have no capacity”, or say: “Using true knowledge clearly see the true appearance of dharmas”.

– In terms of “use”, that is, after attaining wisdom. After reaching the basic knowledge, then there is this knowledge, also called the right wisdom, wrong wisdom. The sutras say: “The Tathagata uses his power and wisdom, understands the different dharmas, and teaches sentient beings.”

The function of wisdom

According to the teachings of the Patriarchs, people live in life like walking in the dark, like rowing a boat in the vast sea, not knowing where the shore is. The wisdom of the world is a lamp illuminating our path, the area indicating the direction for us to arrive. Humans are superior to all things, mastering all species is thanks to wisdom, humanity’s materially advanced civilization as it is today is also thanks to wisdom.

But no matter how civilized, humans cannot escape this Saha realm, still suffering, still under the influence of disease, old age, death, grief…

To get rid of the sufferings of the world, one must rely on the wisdom of the Buddha. According to the teachings of the Patriarchs, the Buddha’s wisdom has many functions and uses different from worldly wisdom. Based on the character of the function, its magic. Consciousness-only learning divides wisdom into four categories, with four different names: When in a commoner position, while in confusion, each person has 8 consciousnesses and 51 mental factors, until one attains Sainthood, the mind is conscious. and those 51 mental factors are transformed into wisdom. The eighth consciousness is Alaiya, which has the function of preserving the body, the seed, and the world. When it reaches the state of no-flow, this consciousness turns into a “great landscape”: Wisdom is as bright as a large and round mirror, indicating the true nature of the body.

The seventh consciousness is manna, which has the function of constantly grasping the self, and when it reaches the state of non-smuggling, turns into “equality of wisdom”: perceiving things as true to its equanimity and non-self.

The sixth consciousness is consciousness, which has the ability to distinguish and compare, and when it reaches the position of no contraband, it turns into a “wonderful contemplation of wisdom”: the magical power of contemplation.

The previous five consciousnesses (Eye-consciousness, Ear-consciousness, Rat-consciousness, Tongue-consciousness, and Body-consciousness) have the function of contacting the ceiling, and when they reach the position of no-flowing, they become “faculty of wisdom”: capable of perceiving together. everywhere, accomplish all work.

The Mirror of Wisdom of the Blessed One

The Buddha we call the Enlightened One. This noun has been recognized and honored by mankind from time immemorial. According to history, Buddha Shakyamuni, since childhood, has shown more wisdom than people. When he was only 7 years old, one day he went to see the ploughing ceremony, saw the scene of the carnage between creatures, he realized the suffering of life, and the harsh law of the world that life overlaps the death of all living beings. species of things. He only studied one but knew ten, so he surprised and admired the professors, making him their teacher. Every time he visits a city gate, he finds a dark truth of the world: that is birth, old age, disease, death of humans and death of animals…but knowing that truth is not for knowing. , then give up helplessly, or cry in a negative way.

He did not stop his understanding there, but also pushed away the light of his wisdom, looking to the cause of suffering. Having found the cause of suffering, he found a way to eliminate that cause of suffering. At that point, he did not stop thinking, but also found a realm of ultimate liberation for all sentient beings. However, the search and achievement of that liberation was not easy. He had to leave all that is precious and dear, to search for his teacher, to find friends to learn from, from one country to another, where he heard that there was an outstanding wise man and philosopher. receive education, regardless of the distance of miles and miles, dangerous mountains and forests.

But wherever he went, he also saw that their knowledge was not final, and there were still unresolved questions. Faced with such a situation, have to surrender to ignorance? – That can’t be! He is determined to break the veil of ignorance! Unable to ask anyone to teach him the method to completely eliminate suffering and bring eternal joy, he found it himself. Since then, he meditated day and night, entering samadhi for 49 days under the Bodhi tree. And one dawn (the last night of the 49th) His wisdom shone, illuminating the ten directions, illuminating the past and the future. He saw the cosmic essence from the realization of the Three Intelligences – Six Communication. Six supernatural powers (these six) helped him see:

1- Celestial clairvoyance: His eyes can see things on the other side of the wall, things on the other side of the mountain, from the Saha world He can see other distant worlds (this has been verified by science today).

2- Celestial pine: His ears can hear and understand the voices of all creatures.

3- Forgiveness of mind: He understands the feelings of each sentient being.

4- Tuc network information: He knows his past lives and sentient beings as one life, two lives, up to an infinite number of lives (only Buddhas and Bodhisattvas have this).

5- Divine power: (also called supernatural transformation) He changed from one body, into many bodies, and from many bodies turned into one body. He can walk over cliffs, over mountains, walk on water, sit on space, He can touch the moon and sun with His hands. (According to the intellectual, this science is still unclear and cannot be explained).

6- Thoroughly smuggling: He peeled off defilements from his mind and taught others the method of getting rid of defilements in order to attain Nirvana. (see Buddha and Dharma, pp. 51-35 the Ma ha Skuludi Dayi Sutra. Central part II, p. 308- the Sihanada Suta (the Lion’s Roaring Sutra).


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