Human life is impermanent, we don’t know when our parents need us to take care of, and we don’t know when our parents are separated. If we let our parents live alone and sad, we are afraid that the time will come when we can return to take care of them. then the parents are gone…
In the world, parental grace is the heaviest. So Buddha taught: “There is no grace in the world like a parent’s grace”.
In this day and age, each family is only allowed to have one or two children, but when the children grow up because of work, they have to leave their parents or because they have to go abroad to earn money, they have to separate their parents a few times. I feel this behavior is unfilial. Unless because of public affairs, the country is forced to go. Otherwise, even if your parents allow you to go far away to earn money, you are actually trying to suppress suffering because thinking of your child’s happiness, you have to sacrifice (so if you pursue happiness, including happiness for parents and myself), if we let our parents live in sorrow, even if the child enjoys a rich and rich life, it cannot be called happy.
There is an old saying: “Parents on the road cannot travel” (and parents at home should not go far)…
“Grateful to parents” according to the Buddha’s teaching
By human life impermanentWe don’t know when our parents need us to take care of them, even less when our parents are separated. If we let our parents live alone and suffer, we are afraid that by the time we can return to take care of them, our parents will have already died. no more, then even if we cry bitterly, cry until we go blind, we will not be able to reduce the rebuke of our conscience and will have to regret it for the rest of our lives.
Filial piety is not just about providing material things and money, of course we have to think about the needs of our parents. After eating, I offer tea, see that the weather is good, I take my parents out for a walk, often share what I know and ask my parents to make my parents happy because I feel that I have respect for myself. important. We often offer things our parents like to eat (but we shouldn’t kill animals to serve them), we have to guide them to the Buddhadharma, Take refuge in the Three Jewels, practice the Dharma, cultivate enlightenment, so that both parents can enjoy long-term happiness. You should take advantage of the opportunity to take care of your parents and always remember that there will come a time when you will no longer have the opportunity to pay filial piety.
The Buddha’s teaching: Encourage parents to be good
In the Sutra “Mahayana Primordial Origin Mind Earth Quan” it is very clear: If there is a man or a woman who is unfilial and unfilial, causing parents to complain and complain, then immediately according to that, their children will fall into hell, hungry ghosts, The world’s people are only afraid of natural disasters, wind and storms, but they don’t know that the power of resentment arising from parents is so much stronger and “terrible”, that all Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and fairies … also unable to rescue…
In this ashram, if there is a person who worships sin at a young age who has lost his parents, was soon orphaned, but has not yet attained the celestial eye, he does not know where his parents’ consciousness is now born. Then just put in the effort to print sutras, release lives, do good deeds, pray for parents.
Printing sutras is to help parents grow in wisdom, release life, and help increase karma. charitable giving If this work is completed, if parents are still in the three evil paths, they will be able to transcend suffering and be born in the good path.
Although we cannot create great merit like King Luong, if you do the above, both relatives and relatives can also be born in the human world, and then depending on the merits more or less, they will enjoy happiness in the human realm. We have to grow a blessing field for our parents. If our parents have already been born in a good realm, we can still help them increase their wealth, happiness, and longevity.
The Ksitigarbha Sutra says: Because the deceased do good deeds, there are seven parts to the meritorious deeds, and the dead person enjoys one. The Buddha said, “All things are created by mind alone.” One must know that people who spontaneously cultivate their minds have great merit.
Those who plant blessings and cultivate wisdom, and their parents for seven generations all enjoy benefits. Seven generations: From the parents in this life back, counting to seven generations. If any of these parents have fallen in the animal realm, they will be transcended, and if they have been in the human world or ascended to heaven, they will also receive additional blessings.
Excerpt from Causality and Consequences of Luong Hoang Sam Volume 2 – Layman Qua Khanh
Translated by Nun Hanh Doan.