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Discourse on Teaching A Person Knowing The Best Way to Live Along

By Ven. Thích Trừng Sỹ

Discourse on Teaching A Person Knowing

The Best Way to Live Along[1]

The Buddha has taught:

Do not pursue the past,

Do not lose yourself in the future

The past is not any longer,

The future has not yet come.

Looking deeply at life as it is

In the very here and now

A practitioner dwells

in the stability and freedom.

We must be diligent today

To wait until tomorrow is too late

Health will get weaker and weaker

We cannot practice.

Death comes to us suddenly

It is very difficult for us to know it in advance.

A person knows how to dwell in

Both day and night in mindfulness

The Buddha calls him or her as

The person knows the best way to live alone.

Namo Sakayamuni Buddhaya

(3 times, Bell)

 

[1] Majjhima Nikaya 131. Bhaddekaratta sutta

 

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