First of all, you should understand the meaning of Bodhisattva in Buddhism. The Buddha taught the Three Vehicles, which is the Buddha’s means, that there are three ways to become a Buddha: the Shravaka vehicle, the Pratyekabuddha vehicle, and the Bodhisattva vehicle.
First of all, you should understand the meaning of Bodhisattva in Buddhism. The Buddha taught the Three Vehicles, which is the Buddha’s means, that there are three ways to become a Buddha: the Shravaka vehicle, the Pratyekabuddha vehicle, and the Bodhisattva vehicle. In the Three Vehicles, the Bodhisattva vehicle is the highest, also known as the Mahayana, the Shravaka vehicle is the Hinayana, and the Pratyekabuddha vehicle is the Middle Vehicle. The shravaka vehicle takes personal liberation as its main vehicle, the pratyekabuddha vehicle seeks wisdom, and the bodhisattva vehicle vows to save sentient beings. Divide like this so that we understand who can cultivate the Bodhisattva vehicle, but generating bodhicitta and cultivating a bodhisattva are different.
People in the human world full of karma cannot practice the bodhisattva path. Therefore, we generate Bodhi mind, but the Buddha taught in the Lotus Sutra is a vow of peace, that is, we have a vow to save birth, but we have to wait until we can do it, not always and everywhere. Therefore, the bodhisattvas in the Lotus Sutra are limited in generating bodhicitta and practicing the Bodhisattva path, because they have vowed to spread the Dharma Flower Sutra elsewhere, which proves that there are places to do it, and places to do it that aren’t. Okay. These bodhisattvas are great disciples of the Buddha, but there are also places where they can’t do it. Therefore, we should follow the Buddhist scriptures and think, for example, during the period when the Church assigned me the position of Head of the Department of Dissemination of the Law, but in Ho Chi Minh City, the previous years could not teach, but went to Ca. Mau and Can Tho can teach again. That is why we must have wisdom, without wisdom cannot practice the Bodhisattva Way; Because doing more harm than good, called enthusiasm plus ignorance is dangerous, ie having a heart but not knowing where to work will cause many harms.
Ancestor Quy Son has taught: “Existing an altruistic principle”, that is, when Bodhisattvas disappear from the world to become a mind-generator, they are willing to disappear. Therefore, the Buddha taught that if we want to save others, we must first save ourselves. If we don’t save ourselves, we can’t save others, but we can harm ourselves. What is our own salvation? If you don’t have legs, you can’t walk. You can’t practice Thanh Van or Pratyekabuddhas. You can’t practice the Bodhisattva path. Cultivation of Thanh Van and Pratyekabuddha is the practice of saving yourself first, then saving others, that’s the principle. It’s okay to think that people are wrong.
In self-determination, the Buddha taught that, if you want to practice the Bodhisattva path, you must cut off karma, afflictions, and ceiling labor. To practice Thanh Van, you have to cut these three things because living in Ta-she is always suffering, so in Ta-she must be patient and bear all the bad things that are poured into your head. At the beginning of the practice, gritted your teeth and endured, because of the injustice; but gritting our teeth like that is not a bodhisattva, however, it is still good and we accept unjust grievances, and promise to pay this debt someday. When I was a child, I was unfairly cultivated, often saying “Wait, I finish studying, everything will be counted”, because I think the way is still far, there is still a lot of work to be done. I won’t be able to learn, so I have to wait until I’m successful to collect my debt. This meaning in the Lotus Sutra describes that when I attain enlightenment, I will come back. Now that I haven’t attained enlightenment, I’m right, they won’t listen, because I’m still alive. Many karmas. Cultivation must remove karma, and karma, the self is not done, how to save people.
Karma has three are body, speech and mind karma. Observe how your body, how you speak, and how you think to teach others. I’m poor, sick, stupid, how can I teach people? The Buddha said that when he practiced the bodhisattva path in the time of the Buddha, no one listened to him, and even beat him up. Master Hui Tu was also poisoned three times. Dat Ma Patriarch was originally a prince, but because he was a recluse looking for someone to spread the Dharma, he attained enlightenment but was also harmed five times. When the Patriarch went to China, he saw that people judged people by their appearance whether they had a lot of money, a career, or a reputation. In China, without these three things, no one listens. Buddhists should realize this, must have power, have money, people will listen. Spread the money and they listen, creating a society that deceives and deceives each other.
Practicing the Bodhisattva Way, Samantabhadra Bodhisattva came to Saha, the first thing He came by having countless Bodhisattvas followed, he did not go alone. On the way to practice the bodhisattva path, we will realize this principle. Countless bodhisattvas all have the ability to save lives and follow Samantabhadra. They come here with money to give, not beg. When the bhikkhus came to ask, they did not give. Therefore, Indian Buddhism went to China to beg for a vase, but no one accepted; until Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (also known as Guan Yin) appeared to save lives, people followed. Buddhists who go to aid will know this well, how many gifts to give and how much the gift is worth is important. Focus comes without a gift, no one will listen. Ta-she suffering needs help, so whoever helps, they follow, as long as they can eat, and chili or coconut religion is fine.
Universal Worthy has countless Bodhisattvas with many treasures to follow and has more Eight sets of Heavenly Dragons, the important thing is that the Heavenly Dragon represents power, and the Ganthāgata is followed by the arts. I remember forty years ago, Venerable Thien Hoa went to the West to give a lecture, with the Venerable Zen Master accompanying the screening of Quan Am Thi Kinh film, they gathered, because there was a movie screening at night, they had to try to listen to the sermon to wait. watch art! Pho Hien had enough money, power and happiness, so they followed. Likewise, Shakyamuni Buddha appeared. Many people followed him, because he saw King Tan Ba Sa La following first, of course the mandarins, bourgeois and pagans also followed the Buddha. Therefore, Shakyamuni Buddha is a bodhisattva reincarnated, thus practicing the bodhisattva path. Before he was born in this life, he was the Bodhisattva Protectorate, and the Lotus Sutra says that he became Unsurpassed Enlightenment and was reborn in life, which means full merit and wisdom. Bodhisattva’s work: Tathagata, Sacrifice, Righteous Knowledge, Consciousness, Good Conduct, Good Oath, Understanding of the World, Unsurpassed Master, Master of Manners, Heavenly Teacher, Buddha, and World Honored One.
On our path of cultivation, how can we have enough of these ten marks to practice the Bodhisattva path with results? Not everyone can be a bodhisattva, or just go up to the stage to receive the bodhisattva precepts as a bodhisattva. When he received the bodhisattva precepts, became a real bodhisattva and made a career, then only Emperor Sui defeated Nanjing to unify China and went to Ngoc Tuyen to ask Tri Jia to take the bodhisattva vows at home, then the rumor was that Tan Duong Quang followed Buddha, the country was naturally peaceful. The second person in Vietnam was Lord Nguyen Phuoc Chu, when he finished his ordination, everyone turned to him, supported him and in a short time, he developed our country from Binh Dinh to Ha Tien. . Those who receive the bodhisattva precepts and attain the bodhisattva precepts can both do extraordinary things. The bodhisattva precepts are due to the generation of bodhicitta, which is completely pure inside, has compassion on all sentient beings, wants to save everyone, but material interests are not able to control them. All that can be done for sentient beings is to have such great aspiration, this aspiration penetrates into the world of the sambhogakaya Buddha Shakyamuni, Lo Xa Na, exists, so it is radiated by Lord Lo Xa Na to the crown of his head, we are self-lighting, the same person, but with a bright face and a bright mind. Until the second white, our mind is peaceful, completely pure, and the third time, our compassion is universal to all people, loving everyone. Taking the bodhisattva vows and attaining the precepts will have the same feeling. And when the three karmas are immediately purified, people think that I am a Bodhisattva, because I love people and people love me. And now, our compassion is sometimes not, so sometimes people love and sometimes people hate.
The path is in accordance with cause and effect, generating bodhicitta, we must find bodhisattvas who appear in our lives to become a bodhisattva’s retinue, and cooperate with the bodhisattva to share the merits. virtue; because now we can’t practice the bodhisattva path by ourselves, if we don’t know how to do business, we’ll lose money because of making mistakes. But if there is clear guidance and the guide is always accurate, there is wisdom to know what the world needs five or ten years later, just for you. In the same way, the missionaries are mostly bodhisattvas reincarnated, so they should have foreseen it. Therefore, to practice the bodhisattva path requires wisdom, not wisdom, and must rely on wise bodhisattvas. Bodhisattva Guan Yin is no exception to this. He also started to practice from the shravakas and pratyekabuddhas, going to the bodhisattva, the right vehicle is to become the retinue of the great bodhisattva and buddha, so there is no mistake and accumulates merit, gradually until the ten marks are reached , when he became a Buddha, the new Dharma Minh Tathagata thought of saving sentient beings.
Having attained the Tathagata’s fruition, having attained the fruit of Non-birth, called the True Dharma, the Tathagata is the forerunner of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, just beginning to do the second great thing, listening. As for us Buddhists, the afflictions of the world are flooded with our heads, but we practice living while listening to people’s afflictions, karma, and ceiling, then our karma and other people’s karma accumulates, and no one dares to get close to us. Can’t hear, can’t hear. As the True Dharma, the Tathagata listens to neutralize afflictions for people, listens without being influenced by people. When I was a child, I also imitated listening, but after listening to it for a while, I became enraged. Guanyin hears it, but it can be resolved, like the fragrance of a lotus flower, hearing that we are at peace and others are also at peace. Many people come to me to talk about their business, sometimes I listen, sometimes I don’t; Because there are too many things, listening can’t solve the Church’s affairs, so I don’t listen. I remind you that when you attain enlightenment like Guan Yin, you will listen. We do not have the ability to hear, or if we are not the Dharma, the Tathagata, we will not listen. Hearing that bothers them…