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Most Venerable Thich Quang Duc calmly crossed his legs and calmly lit the fire. The fire burned large and covered his body, but he still peacefully folded his hands and meditated… About 15 minutes later, the fire died down, the Venerable bowed several times as if greeting the assembly, then his body lay on his back while he hand still seal…

Event Most Venerable Thich Quang Duc Self-immolation for protecting the Buddha Dharma on June 11, 1963 (ie April 20 leap/Quarter Rabbit) was an event that shook the world. We also know that the Bodhisattvas and Saints who appear in the world will bring sentient beings a lot of valuable lessons. So through the noble act of self-immolation of the Most Venerable Thich Quang Duc, what lessons did the Buddha’s son draw for himself on the path to study the Buddhadharma?

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1. Uphold the vow of the monastic “on the bridge to become a Buddha, below the sentient being”

The action of Most Venerable Thich Quang Duc has made many people develop Bodhi mind, firmly adhere to the Buddhadharma, and many monks and nuns diligently practice. His actions greatly strengthened the lineage of the Saints and greatly strengthened the Bodhi mind.

On June 11, 1963, Most Venerable Thich Quang Duc set himself on fire to “awaken” those who deliberately sabotage the Buddhadharma.

The fact that he burned himself has shaken the ghost army, the ghost army, especially the mind in the heart of President Ngo Dinh Diem’s ​​family. Everything must be shaken, must tremble, is called a ghost army. He vowed to burn his body to be a lamp to illuminate the path of ignorance, to make evil recede.

His action is also to repay the four gifts, save the three realms and express the aspiration of the monastic “on the bridge to become a Buddha, below to save sentient beings”. A whole life of ordination is to vow to give up this body, knowing that this is the last body and not letting it go in samsara again. Using this body to serve the Buddhadharma, on the supremacy of the path, under the vow to save sentient beings.

Cultivators and monastics know how to use this body most usefully, not to waste it a day, an hour, no work is wasted in this body. There are people who use this body for a wasted life, at the time of death there is no merit and virtue, and this body becomes a source of corruption. As for those who truly monastic practice, they must know how to use this body for the best benefit for themselves and for sentient beings, Venerable Thich Quang Duc used his body like that, not wasting this body.

2. A child of Buddha must vow to study in order to have great heroism, great strength, great compassion, great wisdom, great courage

The act of self-immolation of Most Venerable Thich Quang Duc is a difficult thing to do, fully showing the great heroic mind, great strength, great compassion, and great compassion like the noble vows of Bodhisattvas.

The monk was very calm, calmly got out of the car, sat cross-legged. That shows His majesty, which the common man cannot do. His letter of determination, fully showing compassion, did not have the slightest bit of anger or resentment in his heart. He saw that Mr. Ngo Dinh Diem was a dark and confused being who needed to be saved. So he burned this body also to save sentient beings, to illuminate the dark corner in the souls of the wicked. That is His compassion. He knew that this cremation would bring a lot of benefits to the Buddha Dharma and to sentient beings; that is wisdom. Therefore, his actions are full of heroism, strength, compassion, and courage.

Bodhisattva Thich Quang Duc burned this body to save sentient beings, illuminating the dark corners of the souls of the wicked

Bodhisattva Thich Quang Duc burned this body to save sentient beings, illuminating the dark corners of the souls of the wicked

From here, we can draw for ourselves the second lesson from the self-immolation of the Most Venerable Thich Quang Duc: Every Buddhist child needs to study and correct himself in order to have noble qualities like other Buddhist monks. bodhisattva level. There must be heroism, strength, compassion, wisdom and courage in all jobs. In this way, we can achieve great benefits for ourselves and for sentient beings.

3. Practitioners must know how to sacrifice themselves to seek the Way without regretting their lives

To sacrifice oneself to seek the way is a very great act. If you go to monkhood but enjoy yourself, in order to honor your family, you are wrong. Worldly people live in the world, living to honor their body and family, following the path of fame and gain. And the monastic must sacrifice themselves to pray. Most Venerable Thich Quang Duc fulfilled that wish and dared to sacrifice himself to pray for the Way. Because, if we don’t give up this body, the Dharma will no longer exist.

4. Must know for the sake of sentient beings, for the permanence of the Dharma

In the sutras Buddha Teaching: Serving sentient beings is making offerings to the Buddhas. The Buddhadharma is the boat that saves sentient beings from suffering. Therefore, as long as the Buddhadharma exists, sentient beings still have the opportunity to escape suffering.

Therefore, as a disciple of the Buddha, whether monastic or layman, we must all have the desire to benefit sentient beings, the wish for the Dharma to be perpetuated.

In the letter of determination, Most Venerable Thich Quang Duc said very firmly that: “I am happy to make a vow to burn this temporary body, make offerings to the Buddhas to dedicate the merits of preserving Buddhism, and hope to be grateful to the Buddhas of the ten directions. , Venerable Monks and Nuns have proven to me to achieve my wish”.

Most Venerable Thich Quang Duc wrote a letter of determination to set himself on fire to preserve the Dharma

Most Venerable Thich Quang Duc wrote a letter of determination to set himself on fire to preserve the Dharma

Universal Worthy Bodhisattva also vows that the Dharma will be propagated, the Buddha will stay in the world so that the Buddha Dharma can remain in the world forever, and sentient beings have the opportunity to end their suffering. Therefore, following their conduct, we need to reflect to see the preciousness of the Buddhadharma as well as the great loss if the Buddhadharma were to perish. From there, generate the aspiration to benefit sentient beings, hoping that the Dharma will last forever.

Through this, we have to examine ourselves, to penetrate the Buddha Dharma, to learn and understand to know the precious Buddha Dharma. We can give up our lives to pray for the Buddhadharma. In the Buddha’s predecessor, many lives the Buddha gave up his body to seek the Dharma. In the mind of each of us, we must plant the seed of being ready to give up our bodies for the Dharma, wishing for the longevity of the Buddha Dharma, and the end of suffering for all sentient beings.

5. The monastic should set an example for posterity forever

The monastic life of Most Venerable Thich Quang Duc is really a shining example for all monks and nuns to look at. In him, there are enough dignified virtues, lofty aspiration, and great vows. He deserves to be a pearl of Vietnamese Buddhism, a shining example for us.

The monastic is the model, the model (the standard) for all beings, the teacher of the heavens and the humans. Therefore, people who have left home must be aware of this in order to practice and correct themselves. Maybe before ordination is a person who is not good, has many bad habits, but when he is ordained, he should be aware that he is the refuge of sentient beings, must try to change his character, forge good qualities. to be worthy of being a disciple of the Tathagata, a shining example for the world. This is the fifth lesson that Buddhists need to remember and practice.

Following the behavior of Most Venerable Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist should generate a diligent mind to practice, ready to sacrifice his life to protect the Dharma.

Following the behavior of Most Venerable Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist should generate a diligent mind to practice, ready to sacrifice his life to protect the Dharma.

From the above 5 lessons, we can see the great spiritual example of Most Venerable Thich Quang Duc. He not only used oral and physical teachings, but also used his life to teach and benefit all sentient beings. So what are the next 5 lessons He leaves for future generations? Please look forward to watching.

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