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Buddha Quote

Thursday April 22, 2021

Sense Of The Sacred
The reverence a "good" Buddhist have for the Triple Gem is
sacred-because He realises the true preciousness of it. When he
sees a member of the Sangha (of the Triple Gem) who is obviously
human, making a human mistake, he might be ever courteous and
encompassing-because he is "sacred." Likewise, he behaves
reverently before a "sacred" statue of the Buddha (a reminder of
Buddha-part of the Triple Gem) and when he reads the sutras
(Dharma-part of the Triple Gem), he holds and flips these
"sacred" books mindfully and respectfully. But when he sees a
non-member of the Sangha, an ordinary human being, making an
equally human mistake, is he just as forgiving? Does this living
human, hardly a "sacred statue", deserve not his respect? Is he
much less "sacred" in his eyes? Is the amount of respect he has
for the Triple Gem inversely proportional to the amount of
disgust he has for what is not of the Triple Gem? How would the
Buddha want him to treat all living beings? Sentient life, in any
form is sacred. All sentient beings have the Buddha Nature: the
ability to be Enlightened and the ability to Enlighten.


  "Buddha Quote" compiled by Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore. Used by permission. kmspks.org
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