The Basic Standpoint as Monastics

发布日期:2019-04-30   字体大小:   

Buddhism around sentient beings rolls out. The achievements are measured by what degree Buddhism meets people’s demand. This is the basic content that Buddhism is in the world. We must realize the point because this is the starting point of Buddhism. Buddhism is in the world, first of all because Shakyamuni with great mercy and compassion was aware of the truth of life in universe. Then there were facilities of dharma gate preaching Buddhist dharma and attaining Buddhahood as well as taking across sentient beings universally. And then there were the establishment of Sangha Order in the world. This is what we often say Buddhism’s Three Gems in the world: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. From the angle of Buddhism in the world, preaching dharma, attaining Buddhahood and taking across sentient beings universally are the only reason, which is also our basic standpoint as monastics. (From Words of Chan by Shi Yongxin)

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