Category: Inspiration

RESPECT AND SOCIAL DEGRADATION


RESPECT AND SOCIAL DEGRADATION
by Ven. M. Longyen Sakya

Show respect to get respect. He who does not respect others has no respect for himself. 对人不尊敬的人,首先就是对自己不尊重。對人不尊敬的人,首先就是對自己不尊重。人々を尊重しない人々は自分自身のための尊敬を持っていません。

Being a good listener and ensuring people know that they’ve been heard are keys to earning public confidence let alone in personal intercourse.

Today, this generation of young people (age 7 – 40) lacks the capacity for respect to authorities, elders, and their own parents. These are signs of social degradation. They are lovers of themselves, narcissists of the worst kind, brought up by baby-boom and post baby-boom parents and grandparents, especially in families with only one child. From very young, the child has been treated like princes and princesses. If not drastically corrected by their own self-awareness, this generation of young people will be bumps and leeches of society, dragging not only its economy down but also its moral standards.

If you are between the age of 7 and 40, ask yourself how well you respect the authorities, starting with your parents* at home, teachers at school, or simply the traffic lights on the streets.

*佛言:欲生彼國者, 必修三福。一者、孝養父母,奉事師長,慈心不殺,修十善業。

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Relationships 緣


Relationships 緣
By Venerable M. Longyen Sakya
Avatamsaka Buddhist Monastery of Canada

Like it or not, everyone must face their past. In any relationship, only when everything is settled before the relationship is consummated.

Buddha Be


Buddha Be

By Venerable M. Longyen Sakya
Avatamsaka Buddhist Monastery of Canada

LET IT BE KNOWN THAT ON THIS DAY,

The Venerable Longyen Sakya did hereby coin the new form of Buddhist greetings.

The Venerable says, “Just say, “Buddha Be!” to each other. “

SO LET IT BE WRITTEN.

SO LET IT BE DONE.

The Meaning of Life


In and of Life, only this moment is true.  When the conditions that make up this very moment is gone, life becomes an illusion.  So at each and every moment, we have to live seriously; for each and every thing we do, we must do so seriously; and for each and every person we meet, we must treat them seriously because “conditions come and go and when they are gone, illusions set in and the truth is no more.”  Do not let yourself regret what is deemed to be too late.  Time passed is past, and we can only look to the future.  The most precious and the very thing we need to cherish is this very moment — Life is a serious of kSaNa (in Sanskrit (क्षण ), and the meaning of life is to make every single moment count.

LOVE


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Dharma practitioners are friendly, easygoing, who love all creatures under the sun and the moon, and who, thanks to their steady and continuous ongoing relationships, help one another on the path to Enlightenment. – Venerable Sakya M. Longyen

Our Avatamsaka Dhyāna View of the Sentient World


Avalokiteshvara yidam

禪觀有情世界
在日常生活中體驗諸行無常
在起心動念中覺證諸法無我
在一息尚存中成就涅槃寂靜
在法界遷流中了悟緣起性空
Our Avatamsaka Dhyāna View of This Sentient World
Experience the Impermanence of all actions in our everyday life.
Wake up to the fact that all thoughts and intentions are void of substance.
Be one with and listen to the harmonious unstruck sound of silence of Om in Nirvana before you breathe out your last and final breath of life.
In the never ending shifts and flows of the Dharma realms wake up and come to the inner-standing and realisation that the original nature of all causes and conditions is substantively void.
From your humble gardener Venerable Sakya M. Longyen