Dear brothers and sisters,
Life contains suffering. There are eight kind of suffering.
– Birth is suffering
– Old age is suffering
– Illness is suffering
– Death is suffering
– Losing what we like is suffering
– Contacting what we don’t like is suffering
– Unfulfilled desires is suffering
– All five skandhas being strong is suffering (ngũ uẩn thân ta quá mạnh là khổ)
So how to cross beyond all suffering?
Non-attachment (vô chấp).
Not attaching to anything, we’ll cross beyond all suffering.
In life, we can attach to millions of things around us — wealth, beauty, love, power, ideology… Attaching to anything will bring suffering. Not attaching to anything, we’ll cross beyond all suffering and our heart is tranquil.
Our heart is tranquil when we practice non-attachment. When we attach to nothing in others, our heart is tranquil, regardless whether a person is beast or beauty, sinful or pure, young or old, healthy or sick, alive or dead…
Not attaching to anything, our heart is tranquil and free.
Not attaching to anything, we’ll cross beyond all suffering, we reach nirvana.
Have a non-attachment day.
Phạm Thu Hương