The phrase a year-long or short, makes us understand this is a
question, so the answer must of course be.
One year goes by, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter, going
through four seasons, including three hundred and sixty-five
days. With such time, to answer the question: A long or short
year will be:
- A year is neither short nor long.
Indeed, three hundred and sixty fifteen days in a year is not
long, but not short. Because for those who are healthy or doing
well, these days are not enough for them to plan their business
plans... But for those who are poor, or sick, the number of days
of such a year must not be short for them. According to the
Venerable Monks suggests some tips to help you temporarily peace
of mind, calmly continue to be happy and live well for a human
being. First, let's get used to the concept of the Five
Blessings of a human life, then we will learn how to feel secure
during the journey. Five blessings of a human life are:
Peace Is Blessed:
In this world, there are many people who are suffering from the
war of disorder, living in the struggle, danger. There are
people who are homeless, do not eat, do not have clothes to
wear, due to war, natural disasters or floods, or fires. We can
live in peace, and we must be blessed.
Healthy Is Blessed:
Every day in the world there are many dead people, many are
injured, many are hospitalized. Especially when the old year is
about to end, the new year is coming, there are many people
struggling with the pain, or counting every hour, every day to
see a doctor or wait for hospitalization. While we are healthy,
robust, happy with family and friends. So it can be said that
this is the second blessing.
Ignorance Is Blessed:
Ancient people often say:
- Wisdom also dies, foolish also dies, knowledge is life.
The foolishness that we mean here is understanding, there are
times when it is necessary to express intelligence and there are
times when it is necessary to express ignorance. Because in the
past to the present, there were so many smart people who were
harmed by intelligence, so sometimes it was necessary to be a
fool. Being an intelligent person is difficult while being a
fool is even harder. From an intelligent person pretending to be
a foolish person is even more difficult. Release your hand, take
a step back, calm down in your heart. That is the third
Disadvantage Is Blessed:
There are so many clever people in the world, how many people
are truly wise after all. There are many people who are
disadvantaged, always yield to others, but from the past to the
present, people who are disadvantaged compared to the wise are
To Give Is A Blessing:
Since ancient times, many scientists have determined the age of
the earth, they think that the earth has formed billions of
billion years... The number is only speculation, but in fact, we
don't know how long it has been, but it's been a long time. The
question of why heaven and earth can exist so long. In fact,
heaven and earth are not for themselves, but the sun and air are
similar to heaven and earth, so they exist for a long time.
Because the earth is willing to give to anyone who wants to open
up to do whatever they want, the sun and the air are also
willing to give everything to all, so it will last for a long
The example of the ancients as we see a prince Siddhartha (Tat
Dat Da), he gave up the position of King to become an
enlightened being and was always reminded by social life. A rich
man named Anathapindika(Cap Co Doc), dedicated to nurturing the
poor without friends and relatives, so he was always remembered
forever by the people. Because he is impartial and does not have
an ego, he just wants to do good for all people, so humanity
always remembers his name. From the past to the present, those
who know how to give away are the fifth blessed.
Ancient people teach:
- In times of money, talent, fame, you must remember the days
without money, losing your fame.
Because of life, there are people who are rich after poverty, or
before being poor after being rich, or before being poor between
being rich and being poor after all ...... So the saying must
remember the days when there is no money very important. This
teaching is simple but very important. In order to do the
teaching, remember the days when there is no money, please
suggest ten things to cultivate:
Honest Work Nourish Merit:
Every day doing good deeds, accumulating good deeds means
2. Smile Nourishes Longevity:
There is a saying, one laugh, ten years younger; laugh every
year, never grow old.
3. Avoid Disaster To Nourish Merit:
Good luck or disaster no one knows, but it is better to avoid
disaster. So saying avoid disaster is blessed.
4. Detachment Nourish Successful
Happy heart, happy with the happiness of others. Having detach
all will be much success.
5. Honestly Raising Friends:
Treating people sincerely and wholeheartedly, the friendship
will last long.
6. Silence Nourishes The Mind
In quiet places, making the mind comfortable and peaceful
7. Movement To Nourish The Body
Often exercising to regulate your body will help your body to be
8. Learn To Foster Knowledge:
Learning a lot will expand knowledge, reading books will help us
understand the reason.
9. Diligently Cultivate Wealth
People who work hard, diligently know how to accumulate wealth,
people like that who are not billionaires are also millionaires.
10. Loving Nurturing The Family:
People in the family know how to get along, everything
flourishes, family members who love each other do what they want
In order to be fully successful in cultivating to fortify more
blessings, we also need to know three things:
1. Know People:
First, knowing people, is also the most important thing, knowing
people and working will be advantageous, will succeed. Knowing
the wrong person, working will have many obstacles, will fail.
So, doing business needs to find the right people. Considered
the right person such as:
- Need Those Who Have Succeeded To Support
Must find those who have succeeded to support you. There are
successful people who support, like your back leaning against an
ancient tree while sitting in the cool wind, the business career
will grow like a kite with the wind and fly up.
- Relatives Trust:
Must find family members to help, because behind the success of
one person has a hand of a good family member. There are
relatives in the family to help, it is like playing a game that
is really successful.
- Good friends:
Must find friends to support, because the old people often say:
- People who go sailing, need someone who knows how to row.
With good paddles and support friends, the boat will definitely
arrive. The conspiracy of bad people must be avoided: It is
better to quarrel with someone who knows than to talk to small
people. Encountering small people, 36 methods, fleeing is the
People as long as they live, always have to work or think about
work. It can be said that the work does not leave itself, and
also do not leave the job. The difference between people and
people is the ability to calculate business. Accurate
calculation in trade negotiations will make a lot of profit.
Accurately calculating the political situation, it is possible
to make a great position easily. In life we will often face big
things, small things, good things, bad things, urgent things,
hard work. When dealing with complicated problems, the first
thing you must do is to think of good and bad things, identify
things big or small, difficult or easy, things to do urgently,
things that can be rescheduled. Be sure to think about what you
will do, think correctly and then do it.
3. Nurture Life
Health is the most important asset in life. Therefore, you must
know to nourish your life for health. To keep your life healthy,
you need to do two things first:
- Nurturing The Mind:
In order to nourish life for health, we must first cultivate the
mind, because the disease is mostly from the mind. There are
many diseases mainly due to bad psychology. A happy, refreshing,
pleasant mood is the root of a robust body. Anyway, for whatever
reason, think, sulk, worry for no reason, and torment yourself.
- Nourish The Body
Want to nourish the body, first of all, respect the nourishment
of the stomach, the ancients tell us:
- Disease from the mouth.
Indeed, there are many types of diseases caused by eating. When
preparing to eat something, be sure to pay close attention and
think a bit, consider whether to eat or not, eat more or less.
Eating it is hard to release, so don't like to eat anything,
don't let your mouth harm your health.
In the life of each of us, or in other words, in a year of three
hundred and sixty-five days, the most interesting thing is
definitely ourselves. In the matter of ourselves, the most
important thing is destiny. Regarding the way of looking at
destiny, some people feel that anything of themselves is not
equal to others, it is thought that it is a bad destiny, so
angry with the sky, blaming people. Some people believe that all
calamities or blessed, rich or poor are due to the fate of each
person, so when encountering difficulties, only doomed fate. So
they no longer fear anything, for the difficulties and misery in
life, they consider it to be a karma. In the course of a life,
there are many factors that can affect our destiny, such as the
expectations of parents, ancestors, or hatred of friends. The
use of money and material can govern the development of our path
ahead. A saying, a thought, all can completely change our lives.
To be able to understand deeply, and possibly face the day,
month and year of life, Buddhism teaches us that the union and
dissolution, success and failure of all human beings in this
world are inseparable from the principle:
- Conditions and karma.
The principle of cause and effect Three lives tell us:
- You want to know the past life, You see what you have in this
- You want to know the result in the next life, then you see
what you are doing in this life.
Therefore, it can be deduced(đề-đu):
- All favorable or adverse circumstances encountered by people
in this life are due to the manipulations of past acts that
form, this is the retribution of this life. And, the actions and
words of this life, are the fate of the future. So, our destiny
depends on karma changing in every moment and is not controlled
by any god. Dominating, controlling human destiny is still
yourself. Factors affecting destiny are attributed as follows:
Buddhism believes that defilements are difficult to destroy, but
there is one more difficult to eliminate than that of old
habits. Old habits or habits are fixed patterns in our lives.
Every human being is good and bad, but after a long time, bad
habits will turn into old habits and penetrate deeply in the
mind. So from life to life, it is difficult to eliminate.
Therefore, for nursing into a habit, be careful. Bad habits
- Injecting drugs
- Wine, beer, gambling, etc.
These unhealthy habits are capable of devastating, harming the
body, health. In addition, the habits of lying, conceit, stingy,
greed, etc., are also capable of ruining one's own morality.
Contrary to bad habits, good habits include normal working and
resting regimes, eating, moving, optimistic spirits, etc., can
extend life expectancy. In addition, good habits such as
diligence, neat and clean, enthusiastic, etc., can benefit
yourself but also benefit people.
Buddhism encourages devotees to nurture the habit of reciting
Buddha's name and chanting from which can rely on Buddha-dharma,
only the Buddha's teachings that lead people through the maze.
Once you have nurtured the habit of reciting the Buddha's name,
you can rely on this method to evoke the Buddha-nature in your
mind and give birth to the Pure Land or transcend the samsara.
A person despite having preeminent conditions is favored by
heaven, but his habit is not good, it is difficult to be
destined for great wealth. Good habits are also a grace, can
help us turn danger into security, everything is as convenient
as the sailboat runs smoothly in the direction of the wind.
Many people like to see physiognomy and astrology and guess
destiny, in the hope that their things will be as they want,
changing bad things into good. Some people focus on building
houses to see feng shui, there are people who even pray to gods,
consider fortune-telling, without thinking but just close their
eyes to believe without knowing right or wrong. Superstitious
behavior because of the lack of beliefs thus losing good
opportunities, accidentally burying the happiness of a lifetime.
As a person, of course, everyone has feelings, but there are
some people who are too attached to love, then lose their mind,
even because of love but buried themselves in suffering.
Because, love does not know how to handle it satisfactorily, so
it often causes sorrow and suffering. So Buddhism advises people
to take wisdom to determine love, taking compassion to nurture
love. By doing so, love becomes compassion, and thus can not
hurt yourself, nor bother others.
The dominance of power is due to too much respect for one's ego
and arrogance, which makes people divide rich, poor, luxurious,
vile. etc... because, there are also self-lowering themselves
excessively, committed to submissive to power, without
self-control, living a low life. There are people because of
their fame and profit, their hearts become dangerous, so they
are ready to use all tricks to usurp, thus losing their minds.
Meanwhile, Buddhism advocates all equal beings, everyone has
Buddha-nature, rich or poor the truth is that knowing how to
cultivate or not to cultivate blessings. Many people lament
their bad luck, or blame because this person or the other person
I have bad luck with, but do not think that anything is caused
by karma. Success is naturally in itself, but the coordination
of external circumstances, even though the wrong failures have
passed, but should also look back to reflect, self-discipline
such as superstition and love, power and karma, doing good deeds
or doing evil deeds are decided by our ideas. Modifying destiny
also needs to start purifying from our minds. Now use specific
methods of changing the destiny that is inducted as follows:
- Change of Concept:
The conception influences the judgment of a person's value
decides to act because of good and evil. Buddhism focuses on
nurturing the mind and righteous thoughts. Calling righteousness
is because of the correct interpretations and conceptions.
Buddhism believes that the basic view of human life has four:
- Right view has the cause, there are results,
- The right view has created karma, there is a report,
- Right view has a saint with a human being,
- Right view has good and evil.
Having an accurate view of humanity, a deep belief in cause and
effect, and a clear understanding of interdependent origination,
naturally will not start evil, create karma, resentment against
- Behavior Change:
How to harvest, you have to plant such seeds.
Karma from the behavior of each creator, once the cause and
conditions meet, will produce karmic retribution, so we hope
that the future of the future is good, the life is rich and fun,
it is necessary to initiate From our own behavior, we hope to
transform into merit because all happiness and unhappiness can
be manipulated and controlled at our fingertips.
- Promoting good relationships
In life, from predestined to karmic retribution, intermediaries
must also be qualified, the results can be formed. A human life,
some people are intelligent and capable of acting very well, but
on the contrary, this person is not sure to be reaped with great
results. Whereas there are ordinary people, there is nothing
outstanding, but on the contrary, it is always convenient to do
something well, anywhere is the support of the predestined
person. Therefore, we need to focus on promoting good
relationships. Promoting good relationships is the best job in
this world, especially the life of a human being, not only one
year but also a lifetime. Those who have knowledge then use the
Buddha Dharma to be good and graceful, then the eternal life can
all follow the steps of Wisdom Knowledge, naturally, the destiny
will be unobstructed.
In short, a year is not short or long though it passes, there
will still be a year that is not short or long. We also have to
deal with the coming years in our lives. Buddhism for the
destiny of human life has a positive optimistic outlook because
knowing everything is impermanent, dependent origination,
emptiness, bad destiny can be based on good luck to conduct
change, although heavy karma can be mitigated.
So we should not be sad with our bad fate, but try to overcome
it, change that bad luck. Thus, people cannot assign their
destiny to heaven and earth, or give up to destiny, then be
gloomy, bored, so that day, month and year can pass by in vain.
Therefore, we need to explicitly change, create our own destiny.
Whether living in wealth, being successful, or being poor and
miserable, should be constantly dependent, develop destiny, and
change destiny, so that a new destiny can be better.
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