The First Dharma Talk Siddhartha Gautama was twenty-nine years old when he left his family to search for a way to end his and others'' suffering. He studied meditation with many teachers, and after six years of practice, he sat under the bodhi tree and vowed not to stand up until he was enlightened.
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He sat all night, and as the morning star arose, he had a profound breakthrough and became a Buddha, filled with understanding and love. The Buddha spent the next forty-nine days enjoying the peace of his realization. After that he walked slowly to the Deer Park in Sarnath to share his understanding with the five ascetics with whom he had practiced earlier. When the five men saw him coming, they felt uneasy.
Siddhartha had abandoned them, they thought. But he looked so radiant that they could not resist welcoming him. They washed his feet and offered him water to drink.
The Buddha said, "Dear friends, I have seen deeply that nothing can be by itself alone, that everything has to inter-be with everything else. I have seen that all beings are endowed with the nature of awakening. So the Buddha asked, "Have I ever lied to you? The Buddha then taught the Four Noble Truths of the existence of suffering, the making of suffering, the possibility of restoring well-being, and the Noble Eightfold Path that leads to well-being. Because I myself have identified suffering, understood suffering, identified the causes of suffering, removed the causes of suffering, confirmed the existence of well-being, obtained well-being, identified the path to well-being, gone to the end of the path, and realized total liberation, I now proclaim to you that I am a free person.
It is up to us, the present generation, to keep the wheel turning for the happiness of the many. Three points characterize this sutra. The first is the teaching of the Middle Way. The Buddha wanted his five friends to be free from the idea that austerity is the only correct practice. He had learned firsthand that if you destroy your health, you have no energy left to realize the path.
The other extreme to be avoided, he said, is indulgence in sense pleasures--being possessed by sexual desire, running after fame, eating immoderately, sleeping too much, or chasing after possessions. The second point is the teaching of the Four Noble Truths. This teaching was of great value during the lifetime of the Buddha, is of great value in our own time, and will be of great value for millennia to come.
The third point is engagement in the world. The teachings of the Buddha were not to escape from life, but to help us relate to ourselves and the world as thoroughly as possible. These teachings are for people in the world who have to communicate with each other and earn a living. The Discourse on Turning the Wheel of the Dharma is filled with joy and hope.
It teaches us to recognize suffering as suffering and to transform our suffering into mindfulness, compassion, peace, and liberation. Parallax Press, , p. Samyntta Nikaya V, Please enter your name. The E-mail message field is required.
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Touching our suffering -- 8. Detalhes do produto Capa comum: New edition 8 de junho de Idioma: Compartilhe seus pensamentos com outros clientes. Tente novamente mais tarde. Capa comum Compra verificada. Thich Nhat Hanh is, not only, a great writer, but a great teacher. The way he talks about buddhist teachings and tradition is profound, sincere and right.
He teaches, basically, all the buddhist precepts you should know to understand buddhism: Four noble truths, discourse on perception, the way we see other's deeds and how we change that perception based on our own subjacent interpretation, pain and grief. He talks about the correct way to meditate, not about the meditation process, but the procedure wee should do before the meditation: Stopping - Calming - Relaxing - Healing.
After that, he continues by means of showing The Noble Eightfold Path and other buddhist teachings. I have read other buddhist books before, but I feel that this book is not for beginners in the subject, there are concepts that Thich Nhat Hanh doest explicitly explain, only mentions, and knowing the concept beforehand should ease the understanding on the subject.
Really great book, but I strongly recommend reading other buddhist texts, like Bhante Gunaratana books that introduces the precepts and techniques of meditation.
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