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Discourse on Teaching the Practice and Nurture of the Wholesome Things Daily

Ven. Thích Trừng Sỹ

 

DISCOURSE ON TEACHING THE PRACTICE AND

NURTURE OF THE WHOLESOME THINGS DAILY

 

In Anguttara Nikàya (Anguttara Nikàya)

Volume III – Book of the Threes

XV. Auspicious Chapter[1]

Number 150. Good Morning

 

The World-Honored One has taught:

– O disciples, in the morning, do good things, say good things, and think about good things, you have the good morning.

– O disciples, in the afternoon, do good things, say good things, and think about good things, you have the good morning.

– O disciples, in the evening, do good things, say good things, and think about good things, you have the good morning.

When we have the deep and right confidence in cause and effect, creating good causes and conditions, all of which lead to good results, we do not need to see the good and bad days and hours, worship stars to eliminate karma,  burn the votive, beg for sortilege, do divination, see Feng Shui, etc. Good or bad, good or evil, wholesome or unwholesome is only created by our actions, words, and thoughts.

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Auspicious stars, auspicious clouds

Moments doing auspicious things

The ideas of doing auspicious things

The body and mind are usually calm.

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In the morning, do something wholesome

In the afternoon, do something wholesome

In the evening, do something wholesome

We have a joyful day and night.

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In the morning, think about something wholesome

In the afternoon, think about something wholesome

In the evening, think about something wholesome

We have a joyful day and night.

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In the morning, say something wholesome

In the afternoon, say something wholesome

In the evening, say something wholesome

We have a joyful day and night.

We have a joyful week and month, and

We have a joyful year and life.

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The body, speech, and mind do something wholesome

Making offerings to the Celibacy Ones

Going on the right path

Making benefits for living things and beings.  

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When we are fully aware of the above-mentioned things, we always practice and develop the WHOLESOME actions of our bodies, words, and minds to contribute to bringing peace, joy, and happiness to ourselves and to other people right here and right now in the present life.

Below are the WHOLESOME actions of our Bodies, Words, and Minds that we strive to nourish, maintain, and develop well in our daily life to benefit the world.

a) The wholesome body has three: No killing, no stealing, and no sexual misconduct.

b) The wholesome mouth has four: No lies, no saying embroidery, no saying two-way tongue, and no saying cruel words.

c) The wholesome mind has three: No greed, no anger, and no delusion.

When we are fully aware of such things, we are determined to stay away from the UNWHOLESOME actions of bodies, words, and minds in order not to bring discord, insecurity, and unhappiness to our families, schools, and even to society right here and right now in the present life.

Below are the UNWHOLESOME actions of our bodies, words, and minds that we strive to recognize, prevent, and transform.

a) The unwholesome body has three: Killing lives, stealing, and doing sexual misconduct.

b) The unwholesome mouth has four: Telling lies, saying embroidery, saying two-way tongue, and saying cruel words.

c) The unwholesome mind has three: Greed, anger, and delusion.

When understanding and practicing this well, we have the ability to contribute to bringing gifts of authentic cultivation, joy, and happiness to this world.

Namo The Original Master Sakyamuni Buddhaya.

 

By Thích Trừng Sỹ

 

 

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[1]https://tipitaka.fandom.com/wiki/AN3.The_Book_of_Threes-ver2#156_A_Good_Morning_.28Pubbanha_sans._Poorvanha.29

 

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