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Keeping fully the true nature is a benevolent person with enlightened wisdom; Losing Human Nature, no longer human is a criminal who lives according to ignorance and desires and will be reborn as an animal, unable to be a human.

Distinguishing Generals from Characters

In terms of explaining the distinction between Sign and Emptiness is too difficult, in practice the distinction is not easy in real life. The ancients have a saying that the painting of a tiger is a disaster, a tri-face, a tri-face, and a mind. Interpretation: Drawing a tiger can only draw the skin, but it is difficult to draw the skeleton, knowing a person can only know the face but not the heart.

The legal case is a tangible thing, a specific event, the distinction between appearance and nature is clearly visible, often used as a metaphor to infer the invisible, abstract legal case.

The silhouette of a flying bird or the bright moon seen on the surface of a calm lake is a sign, a bird or a moon in the sky is nature. General is always temporary, nature is always real. Ignorant people have wrong views and wrong perceptions to catch birds or look for the moon in the water. An awakened person who has right view perceives the truth, no one does that. This is a metaphor for wrong views, in reality no one is hunting birds or looking for the moon in the water.

The fable of the five blind soothsayers touching the elephant in Buddhist scripture widely circulated in folklore has only taught a valuable lesson, that is prejudice, only self-righteousness, and others are incorrect: The first person touched the trunk and told the elephant to look like a real plate. big, the second person touches the tusk and says the elephant is like a stick, the third person touches the ear and says the elephant is like a fan, the fourth person touches the tail and says the elephant is like a broom, the fifth person touches the leg and tells me elephants are like tree stumps.

Five people argued with each other, everyone said that only they were right because it was their own sense of touch. It was not until the sighted person led the elephant to touch all five parts of the elephant that the five blind fortune-tellers fully realized the appearance of the elephant, acknowledging their own personal bias that they had not fully realized. the truth is the elephant’s body.

Thinking about emptiness

Nature is always eternal and eternal according to the unchanging Truth of Truth or the Unchanging Truth of the Unborn and Eternal.

This is also the confusion of the view, the law enforcement but not the wrong view like the metaphor of the flying bird or the moon because it is not completely wrong. This is the bias or bias of grasping only a part of the truth and thinking that it has fully realized the whole truth. In fact, in daily life, this is a case of delusion that many people have without realizing it, and say that they are biased and lacking in a subjective way without knowing it.

Water has three forms: liquid like water in rivers and seas, vapor like clouds, and solid like blocks of ice. The human eye can clearly perceive three objects with different shapes, which Buddhism calls the three dharma signs. The eyes of the scientist noticed that all three cases had three different shapes, which were just one substance, including hydrogen and oxygen, according to the formula 2H + O, ie one origin, called dharmata in Buddhism.

Heroes often have many different shapes and forms and always change and transform according to logic Impermanent: Liquid water meets hot gas and turns into vapor, and cold gas freezes into ice; clouds meet cold air and condense into rainwater; Ice cubes meet hot gas and melt into liquid water… Nature is always eternal and eternal according to the unchanging Truth of Truth or the Unchanging Truth of Nhat Like: No matter in any sign, the nature of water is still the same, including hydrogen. and snail.

The three different characteristics of water, liquid, vapor, and solid, are relative Truth, called the Pseudo-Truth in Buddhism, a unique nature of water, which is a compound of hydrogen, and oxygen, which is the absolute Truth, called it in Buddhism. is the Foot. Hot air or cold air is the Condition of the water, in full it is the Landscape Condition, which means the external environment or the Support Condition when it is intended to refer to the secondary role of the Condition, not the basic factor that makes up the nature. Ly Impermanence is explained as follows: When Condition remains the same, both the General and the Tanh remain the same, when the Condition changes, the General changes while the Tanh remains unchanged.

Applied to people instead of water, the human General has many changing shapes: Physiologically there is birth, old age, illness, and death. Socioeconomically there are successes and failures, growth and decline. Psychologically there is joy and sadness, happiness and pain, love and hate, love or hatred…

In terms of morality, there is good and bad, dishonesty, honesty, unfaithfulness… As for Tanh, human beings have only one: That is the Humanity that makes everyone have the same in an equal way. This is the innate nature often called the nature endowed by God, this nature is Truthful, whoever can keep it is a good person, and whoever can’t keep it becomes a bad person. In the Three Self Sutras there is a sentence:

Get a guide

benevolent nature,

Unreligious crane

Nature’s nature.

Interpretation: At birth, everyone’s nature is good and has a good nature. If not taught, that nature will move away, meaning that the inherently good nature will become bad.

Observe the four-dimensional space to see human nature

Buddhist practice is the practice of Mind, keeping the innate True Nature by practicing the method of separation of signs, leaving all signs, not letting all fake appearances deceive you.

Buddhist practice is the practice of Mind, keeping the innate True Nature by practicing the method of separation of signs, leaving all signs, not letting all fake appearances deceive you.

Tradition in folklore, folk songs have a comment about the true value in people:

More than a shirt and pants,

Peel yourself naked like everyone else.

Here, clothes are Generals, Canh Duyen plays the role of a false form depending on appearance such as fame, fortune, power, social status… Bare body is Tanh indicating the true intrinsic value of self. human nature, only the innate nature, which is good, everyone has the same. Buddhism calls the nature of goodness as True natureBuddha nature, Tathagata nature, Dharma nature Tathagata…

In fact, socio-culturally, the name is Humanity, indicating human nature living in reality, that is, the vast majority of human members are living in the collective social community keeping the innate Goodness. is no longer intact as good as innate, but has been transformed into more or less degraded. The very few remaining are of two types: The first belongs to those who have kept completely and fully the good nature of their true nature, and the second of those who have completely transformed their innate nature from Good to Evil.

Keeping the full True Nature is a benevolent person with enlightened wisdom; Losing Human Nature, no longer human is a criminal who lives according to ignorance and desires and will be reborn as an animal, unable to be a human. Therefore, to practice Buddhism is to cultivate the Mind, to keep the innate True Nature completely by practicing the method of separation of signs, to stay away from all signs, not to let all false appearances deceive us.

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