Buddhism’s “Misanthropy” and Practice

“Misanthropy” of Buddhism is not negative and psychological aversion of escape-form, but the experience of transcending the secular life in the course of emptiness of everything in the world after the enlightenment of mundane life. “Misanthropy” of Buddhism and detachment of secular life can just embody Buddhists’ positive attitude towards life and precious qualities of constantly surpassing themselves. According to legend, in this sense, Emperor Taizong of Tang sighed: “Renunciation and practice are the action of a true man and not easy to complete it for the gentry having blue blood.” if we didn’t confuse “misanthropy” of Buddhism with despair of mundane life and even attempting suicide, then stylite’s degree of “misanthropy”, or the degree of detachment of secular life, should be a significant mark to measure Kungfu practice. (From Words of Chan by Shi Yongxin)

2022-12-05

Shaolin Chan Dharma

The core content of Shaolin culture is Shaolin Chan dharma. On the one hand, it can guide Kungfu practice and strengthen the psychological quality; on the other hand, Chan dharma above materials could present people an entirely new spiritual worldview and outlook on life, making people face the society and life in the tide of the economic globalization in a good attitude. (From Words of Chan by Shi Yongxin)

2022-12-05

What are the differences between Mahayana and Hinayana?

The major difference is that Mahayana stresses altruism (conduct for benefit of others), whereas Hinayana stresses salvation for oneself. Mahayana has scriptures different from those of Hinayana, and has augmented and developed Buddhist doctrines as well. Here are a few points:

2022-11-25

How can the realm of Nibbana be reached?

The Nibbana discussed above is the Truth of the Extinction of Suffering. Your question on how to reach the realm of Nibbana falls under the category of the Truth of the Path Leading to the Extinction of Suffering (Magga-sacca0. Magga-sacca takes Nibbana as its goal, the elimination of the basic distresses of birth and death as its objective and uses as its method the Threefold Learning (Ti-sikkha), which considers of morality or moral precepts (Sila), concentration (Samadhi) and wisdom (Panna).

2022-11-25

Charity and Upeksha

Charity and Upeksha ties are quite close. Both of them are exterior-interior relationships and are one. But many people don’t know or misunderstand their relations between each other. On the one hand, people praise that Buddhism advocates charity. On the other hand, they also think that Buddhism is negatively world-weary. In fact, misanthropy of Buddhism is not the negative and evasive psychological aversion, but a kind of mundane life surpassing during the course of witnessing Sunyata of everything after the enlightenment of mundane life. Buddhism’s misanthropy and abandoning worldly life can greatly embody Buddhism’s positive attitude towards life, continually surpassing people’s own precious qualities. (From Words of Chan by Shi Yongxin)

2022-11-18

Practicing Buddhism and Handling Things in the World

We usually say “according with conditions” is no casual or no care, but our basic principles to get on in the world for Buddhists: inquire us to let it be or accord to social conditions getting our career in Buddhism. So we can also say according to conditions is really our paramita and embodiment of wisdom of Buddhism in the world. The masters practice Buddhism, for example, practice morality, meditation or wisdom. If people want to test how high his level in Buddhism practice is, don’t need see how many meditations he has practiced or hear weather he chants sutra deftly. Instead only watching how they deal with matters will know about it. If a Buddhist has achievements in practice Buddhism, then his wisdom must be developed in a way. So he must have some deep insights into the secular world and his capabilities of handling affairs must be improved much in the secular world. If one practices Buddhism in his lifetime but still confused while he couldn’t do nothing but keep on saying he would deliver people. Will not that be laughed at by people? (From Words of Chan by Shi Yongxin)

2022-11-18

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