Category: Real life

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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Stop All Forms of Bullying At All Costs


Stop Bullying in the Name of the Law

Link to Samatabhadra’s 10 Universal Vows: Stop All Forms of Bullying At All Costs

I totally agree with the woman who kept saying that they had no right to do what they’re doing to the girl. “You cannot do that!”

I totally stand by the man who pointed his finger at the abusers yelled, “You are hurting her!”

I totally agree with the woman who took down the name of the 15-year-old kid, and said to those so-called ‘law-prevention’ bullies, “you guys should be fired instantly!”

What this video shows is the stark, naked truth that the value of a human being is not worth a piece of candy.

So a 15-year-old stole a piece of candy (and she could be very hungry too) and you, the store-keeper, is like oh, “I’ve just lost a freaking piece of candy. Let’s call in the bouncers and beat up the girl!”

That was in Vancouver, Washington, Okay! Not Vancouver, BC Canada.

You try doing that here in Vancouver BC, be ready to be pinned down by 9 Sumo Wrestlers with sweaty jock strings, you law prevention!

AVATAMSAKA WORLD FOUNDATION


AVATAMSAKA WORLD FOUNDATION

In order to prepare our young generations as future leaders of their respective nations, the Avatamsaka World Foundation exists for the sole purpose of educating all children and youths in secular and Buddha Dharma knowledge, Christianity and other pagan and/or native spiritual traditions and practices.

Ours is an assistive and educational congregation of conscientious and compassionate people around the world in all walks of life with a passion to enlighten, highlight, and discuss matters of urgency related to our generation of young people living in a world of hunger, turmoil, conflicts, and regional displacements.  Scientific advancement in technology has eroded humanity to its very core. Science in and of itself is neither good or bad.  It is a tool which depends on its user to make good of it.  We believe that our only choice is not to further develop the market economy and consumerism but to immediate halt all pilferage, plunders, squanders, exploitation, and wars over all natural resources.  As well, we have no choice but to accept all people, traditions, cultures, languages, race, creeds, religions, and perspectives in order to avoid all conflicts at all costs.  We welcome other world organisations, fund sponsors, benefactors, subscribers, contributors who support our cause to join us either through financial contributions or otherwise volunteering on our virtuous path towards world peace.

The AWF will offer children and youths the opportunity to learn the English, Chinese (both Cantonese and Mandarin), computer and communication skills, arts & crafts, homemaking, cooking and gardening, permaculture design certificate training & practices, photography, philosophy, and other social sciences and humanities, in addition to a core program in the comparative studies of Buddha Dharma, Judaic Christianity (both Catholic and Protestant), Bahia, Islam, and other pagan and/or native spiritual traditions and practices.  Our attitude toward all religions and spiritual practices is all inclusive.  We make no judgment, none at all.

The Avatamsaka World Foundation is unique in their support of persons with disabilities. We encourage children and youths living with physical and/or mental disabilities to join us.

Venerable Master Sakya M. Longyen is a victim of the psychiatry industry and has been living with mental illness since 21. He has overcome all obstacles, he has stumbled and fell, he has picked himself up all by himself, and has now stood up tall, proud, like a man in the face of stigmatization and discrimination surrounding mental health.  He is a standing member of the Canadian Mental Health Association of British Columbia and has been trained and certified by Strength-in-Unity to bring attention to stigma surrounding and resolving issues of mental illness and the malpractices of the psychiatry industry.

Find the truth. Be the change.

From the Founder and Abbot of Avatamsaka Buddhist Monastery of Canada

Ven. Sakya M. Longyen

Have a nice life!

Buddha Be.

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.