33, Tingkat Berapit 4, Taman Pearl, Berapit, 14000 Bukit Mertajam
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
We are a Theravāda monastery located up the Bukit Berapit hill.
With nice surroundings and facilities we welcome sincere Buddhists
to come for retreat.
Dhamma Talk 2015
Jan 25, 2015
Vivekavana Buddhist Society of Penang
'discovering mental freedom, relaxation and genuine happiness in this busy life-style.'
The Talk comprises the following points:
*four meanings of Dhamma in Buddhism
*diverse, simple, virtuous techniques of Letting-go practice
*advancing the development of the mind in term of meditation both samatha and vipassana methods
*being able to maintain the way it is (tathataa or thusness)
The dhamma talk is in response to our currently busy life-style in technological age, is a special gift for year 2015, and this talk will be focused mainly on the four meanings of Dhamma, that is, Dhamma is the nature, Dhamma is the law of the nature, Dhamma is the human duty ( or resolutions) in accordance with the law of the nature ( the system of observation and experiment), and Dhamma is fruit or salvation of personal experience. When these aspects are properly and genuinly understood, they can help us improve our practice in daily life at any time, anywhere without any difficulty. The letting-go system ( cago,patinissago,mutti ~giving-up, tossing away,detachment) plays an important role in getting rid of mental knots or tangle within. The letting-go system is similar to the immune system that plays a key role in defending our body against diseases most terrifying for us. To achieve practical result, we have to run entirely on various implicit techniques and proper opportunity to help our self to ensure that tangle within the mind can be dealt here-now with better resolutions of right understanding, right effort and right mindfulness in any momentary situation.
"This mind is radiant. But it is defiled by incoming defilements. The uninstructed run-of-the-mill person doesn’t discern that as it really is, which is why I tell you that –for the uninstructed run-of-the-mill person –there is no development of the mind.
This mind is radiant. And it is free from incoming defilements. The well-instructed disciple of the noble ones discern that as it really is, which is why I tell you that –for the well-instructed disciple of the noble ones –there is development of the mind." ~ Buddha
"What I teach now as before, O monks, is suffering and the cessation of suffering." ~Buddha
"Knowing the corporeal body to be fragile, as an earthen jar, and fortifying the mind like a citadel, let the wise man fight Mara with the sword of wisdom. He should now protect what he has won, without attachment." ~Buddha
"In the seeing, there is only the seen. In the hearing, there is only the heard. In the sensing, there is only the sensed. In the thinking, there is only the thought."~Buddha
Sadhu sadhu sadhu, anumodami_()_