Meaning of 7 Steps - Where Is Hungry Ghost?
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Prince Siddhartha was enlightened on a full moon day. But, we are still ignorance beings. Our ignorance leads us to do things against the teaching of Saints and Sages. Buddha taught his students who were on the homelessness path not to get married. But nowadays, monks in some countries ignore His teaching totally. Jesus also told his disciples not to commit adultery. (Matthew 5.27-30)
We celebrate Vesak Day. The day which the Bodhisattva with his love and compassion came to our planet to lead us out of the Sea of Desire. It will be good if we can allow children to have short-term ordination and teach them Precepts to plant the seed of morality and liberation in their hearts.
In this 21st Century, information is easily available to everybody. The younger generation can access to the teachings of Buddha and Jesus on Internet. We cannot cheat them anymore. If our behaviors are not according to the teaching, they will look down on us.
We cannot give way to those who are using Religion for worldly life. We must stop religious workers who are using the name of Buddha, Jesus, Saints and Sages for their selfish gain and luxurious lifes. All of us including the Mother Earth cannot bear with such sinful acts (Luke 9.57-62; 14.25-34).
Leader of a country should not issue any award or certificate to homelessness (desire less) monks as it will bring demerit to the country. They are supposed to bless lay people to gain merits and follow the Path for Liberation in future.
Please enjoy the song “He’s Not God” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytF6LxW66Jg
And a Dhamma talk in three languages (Laos, Vietnamese and English).
Luke 9.57-62 The Would-be Followers of Jesus.
57 As they went on their way, a man said to Jesus, “I will follow you wherever you go.” 58 Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lie down and rest.” 59 He said to another man, “Follow me.” But that man said, “Sir, first let me go back and bury my father.” 60 Jesus answered, “Let the dead bury their own dead. You go and proclaim the Kingdom of God.” 61 Someone else said, “I will follow you, sir; but first let me go and say goodbye to my family.” 62 Jesus said to him, “Anyone who starts to plough and then keeps looking back is of no use to the Kingdom of God.”
路加福音9. 57他们正走的时侯，在路上有一个人对耶稣说：「你不论往那 去，我要跟随你。」 58耶稣给他说：「狐狸有穴，天上的飞鸟有巢；但是人子却没有枕头的地方。」 59又对另一人说：「你跟随我吧!」那人却说：「主，请许我先去埋葬我的父亲。」 60耶稣给他说：「任凭死人去埋葬自己的死人吧! 至於你，你要去宣扬天主的国。」 61又有一个人说：「主，我要跟随你，但是请许我先告别我的家人。」 62耶稣对他说：「手扶着犁而往後看的，不适於天主的国。」
Luke 14.25-34 The Cost of Being a Disciple.
25 Once when large crowds of people were going along with Jesus, he turned and said to them, 26 “Those who come to me cannot be my disciples unless they love me more than they love father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and themselves as well. 27 Those who do not carry their own cross and come after me cannot be my disciples. 28 “If one of you is planning to build a tower, you sit down first and work out what it will cost, to see if you have enough money to finish the job. 29 If you don't, you will not be able to finish the tower after laying the foundation; and all who see what happened will laugh at you. 30 ‘This man began to build but can't finish the job!’ they will say. 31 “If a king goes out with ten thousand men to fight another king who comes against him with twenty thousand men, he will sit down first and decide if he is strong enough to face that other king. 32 If he isn't, he will send messengers to meet the other king, to ask for terms of peace while he is still a long way off. 33 In the same way,” concluded Jesus, “none of you can be my disciple unless you give up everything you have. 34 “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, there is no way to make it salty again. 35 It is no good for the soil or for the manure heap; it is thrown away. Listen, then, if you have ears!”
路加福音14.25有许多群众与耶稣同行，耶稣转身向他们说： 26「如果谁来就我，而不恼恨自己的父亲、母亲、妻子、儿女、兄弟、姊妹，甚至自己的性命，不能做我的门徒。27不论谁，若不背着自己的十字架，在我後面走，不能做我的门徒。 28你们中间谁愿意建造一座塔，而不先坐下筹算费用，是否有力完成呢？ 29免得他奠基以後，竟不能完工，所有看见的人都要讥诮他说： 30这个人开始建造，而不能完工。 31或者一个国王要去同别的国王交战，那有不先坐下运筹一下，能否以一万人，去抵抗那领着两万来攻打他的呢？ 32如果不能，就得趁那国王离得尚远的时候，派遣使节去求和平的条款。 33同样，你们中不论是谁，如不舍弃他的有一切所有，不能做我的门徒。34盐原是好的，但如果连盐也失了味道，要用什麽来调和它呢？ 35既不利於土壤，又不适於粪料，惟有把它丢在外面。有耳听的，听罢!」
Matthew 5.27-30 Teaching about Adultery.
27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ 28 But now I tell you: anyone who looks at a woman and wants to possess her is guilty of committing adultery with her in his heart. 29 So if your right eye causes you to sin, take it out and throw it away! It is much better for you to lose a part of your body than to have your whole body thrown into hell. 30 If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away! It is much better for you to lose one of your limbs than for your whole body to go to hell.
玛窦福音5.27你们一向听说过：『不可奸淫!』 28我却对你们说：凡注视妇女，有意贪恋她的，他已在心 奸淫了她。 29若是你的右眼使你跌倒，剜出它来，从你身上扔掉，因为丧失你一个肢体，比你全身投入地狱 ，为你更好； 30若你的右手使你跌倒，砍下它来，从你身上扔掉，因为丧失你一个肢体，比你全身投入地狱 ，为你更好。
Wish you well and happy.
The Messenger of Truth -真言的使者
Bhikkhu Buddha Dhatu. 福龙舍利比丘
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