Chan, Buddhism, and us. Dharma Drum Mountain 法鼓山 English Dharma Class. Thursday October 27 th , 2011. Four Noble Truths 四諦. Truth of Suffering 苦諦 Cause of Suffering 集諦 Cessation of Suffering 滅諦 The Path to the Cessation of Suffering 道諦. Second Truth - The basic cause.
The Great Bodhisattvas are free of these Five Causes.
Their statues show us what this looks like.
Paying attention to what we are doing, saying, and thinking
Reduce our vexations, increase our goodness
Truth, kindness, consideration for others
Living an ethical life
Meditating to realize the Truth
Not earning a living through harming others
the Law of Karma
Thoughts of Kindness, generosity,
People seek refuge
Seeking refuge in all the ten
Finally realize that the
ultimate place of refuge
Is to be found in the most
auspicious Three Treasures.
Master Ren-jun(仁俊法師) and Bhikkhu Bodhi
One who cannot let go of himself lacks wisdom.
One who cannot let go of others lacks compassion.