DHARMA IN EVERYDAY LIFE
- EVERYONE'S DREAM
By Nhat Quan
Each of you's life still has many dreams, many aspirations,
and every day you are constantly trying and making efforts to
fulfill those things. For example, have you wanted to:
- Have plenty of money,
- Travel around the world,
- Become a celebrity,
- Act like Superman,
- Be forever young and never get old...
These wishes are because no one taxes, no one bans, no one
sees, but whether it is true to your own reality or not, only
you will understand. So, above all, you yourself must
- In life, people need to know how to dream, but that dream
must be consistent with their own abilities.
Because there are dreams that will forever be just an illusion
if you can't achieve them with your ability. Because.
- The desire is too high, not realizing the dream will lead to
But living without a dream, always satisfied with reality, is
also prone to stagnation and backwardness. Should know,
personal dreams and aspirations are also a driving force for
development and creativity. So you need to have a concept, a
life attitude suitable for each individual, each situation.
You do not rely on dreams to live, but you only rely on wishes
to try, to make efforts, to make them come true. Because
wishes are only in the subconscious, in unrealized plans, and
actions. When you fall into a state of living by wishes, you
yourself will fall into an illusion, not trying, just immersed
in those dreams. When you live only on desires, you will
stagnate and inhibit your own growth. So you need to know how
to get rid of your desires to make all your dreams come true.
What you yourself can do, how can you turn your dreams into
reality, how can you become a useful person? So what can be
said in a nutshell is how capable you are. When you can do
something for sure, you should do it and have the confidence
to do it. These are the people who know how to live and dare
to live and do.
If you have a dream of becoming a future Buddha, what you can
do now is to try and practice. At that time you prepare
yourself to be able to endure hardship, have a strong will to
practice for a long time and be able to love people as your
own children. If you see all of that, then keep trying and
working hard to achieve it:
1- Like parents, hope you are loved, and respected by your
children and grandchildren! Or you want your loving parents to
care, and your neighbors to respect you.
To do that, you have to have a heart for each other…
2- I hope that you have and enjoy the items such as clothes,
alms food, a sitting bed, and medicinal herbs!
To get such items, you have to work hard….
3- I hope that your blood relatives, when they die, always
think of you with joy….
If you want to be like that, now you have to treat each other
4- May everyone control happiness and unhappiness, not
happiness and unhappiness conquer everyone. May people control
terror and fear, not terror and fear control people?
In order to do so, everyone should practice the conduct of
knowing enough for happiness and always strive to overcome and
overcome all the fluctuations that make people afraid.
5- I hope that, according to their will, there will be no
difficulties, no fatigue, and no waste of energy, everyone
will practice smoothly, belong to the higher mind, and now
To do so, everyone must sow goodness
6- There are realms of peaceful liberation, transcending the
Form Realm, belonging to the Formless Realm.
Hope everyone can feel the body and live peacefully in that
To be like that, everyone must keep the precepts perfectly, be
persistent, have a calm heart, not interrupt spiritual
practice, be successful in contemplation of conduct, and like
to live in quiet abodes.
When life is full of precepts and virtues, living protectively
with the protection of oneself, full of majesty, righteous
conduct. Seeing the danger in minor faults, righteously
received and studied the precepts.
Remember, the things you want are dreams, aspirations, and
desires. What you can do is within your power. Thus, the
venerable virtues advise you to choose a realistic way of
life, to avoid falling into fantasies that are beyond your
And as I said once, a wish is just a wish, if you insist on
living your desire without understanding that it is not
suitable, it will gradually lead to disastrous consequences
such as being delusional, far from reality. You do useless
things, without results, but also waste time and effort. Then
when you realize what you have done and where you are going,
you will fall into depression, a lack of faith in life, in
yourself, just like the old saying:
- Climb high fall hurt.
But if you are sober, know what you do well, and pursue them
to the end, you will get good results, and easy to achieve
success. Thereby giving you psychological comfort, confidence,
and strength to promote that capacity, contributing to society
and the community. In today's life, there are many people who
do not see things, so they are always worried about running
east and west, without legitimate aspirations for themselves,
no matter how long they practice, there will be no sure
results. So in life, you must have a dream, even if it's just
a small dream.
Even so, you cannot deny the important role of legitimate
dreams. Because it will help you get excited and determined to
rise, create motivation to encourage your spirit to practice
and work and help you reach the seemingly impossible things!
That's why there is a saying in the world:
- Nothing is difficult, just afraid that your heart won't last
So you have to wisely combine your dreams with what you can to
develop yourself. Combining your dreams and abilities properly
is a sign of a smart person knowing the amount of
intelligence. Therefore, wishing as a positive life motto
brings joy and faith to you.
In short, life is always a puzzle, many colors come together,
whichever piece you like, whatever color you choose, just
choose that color. When you find the key to enter that door,
it proves that you understand that you need to live according
to your ability, on your own adaptation to be able to realize
the dreams you are yearning for.
Relying on the will and energy to touch your dreams day by day
means that you are living what you can to make the future
brighter and full of love.
Especially for cultivators, this is what you should realize in
order to live a beautiful, righteous life and live more
usefully for this society.
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