Karma Law

Everyone now karma law is what you sow is what you reap. so if you sow corn then you will get corn, and if you sow mango then you will get mango. So if we sow 1 corn then we get 1 corn, and if we sow 1 mango then you will get 1 mango. But that is wrong because when you sow a corn then you will get a corn plant and it will give you many corn not just a corn. So be careful with what you sow it is good if it is just a corn because a corn will die in one-time harvest, but if it is a mango then it will harvest many time in many years.

Source: dhamma sermon

Primary Treasure

There is 4 primary treasures in the world, and we just don’t pay enough attention into it and pursuit another treasures that look more shining. First treasure in the world is believing your religion, because if you have doubt about your religion than your life will spinning like “gasing”. How about Atheist? of course they can believing their religion which is no god in the world and everything is must made by their on hand.

Second treasure in the world is morality, because if you don’t have it so we don’t have it then we will fall into darkness, and also that separate us from animal. How about Criminal? of course even they are the most bad person in the world, they still limited some of their act in morality.

Third treasure in the world is hiri and otapa because if you don’t have it then we going to do anything without think the consequence and going to make ourself in danger. Hiri meaning is shy to do something and otapa is afraid to something. How about children? of course they still pure in mind and will do anything because they just curious, so it is our task to take care of children and give guidance.

Last treasure in the world is knowledge because if we don’t have it then we going to need other to help ourselves. How about stupid person? of course they will need other person to help in their weakness, but if they try to acquire wisdom of their weakness constantly then it will not be their weakness again even it can be their strength.

After knowing primary treasure in the world, now it is up to you to try have it or pursue another secondary treasure in the world.

source : sermon on last month.

Buddhist Extinct

Buddhist now days is in danger of extinction, because there so many buddhist dogma that different, buddhist figure that different, dhamma lesson that different, and worship in buddhist that different. It’s like Buddha Gotama said that there is 5 ways to tell if buddhist is gone to extinct.

First, when nobody is respect Buddha again especially Buddha Gotama because today we still in his era. Now days, there is so many buddhist dogma that respect other buddha which is their era still not come, or respect other person that not is Buddha, even respect other life than person. So, it look like bad sign tell that buddhist will extinct. But we can still fix it by remember what Buddha show as good example of person, then respect Buddha again,

Second, when nobody is respect Dhamma again. Now days, there is so many buddhist book that have another interpretation of sutta, or there is so many buddhist preaching that have it’s interpretation. So, it look like more bad sign tell that buddhist will extinct. But we can still fix it by learn from the source of sutta from digha nikaya, majjhima nikaya, anguttara nikaya, samyuta nikaya, and khuddaka nikaya or even if interested further you can learn in abhidhamma pitaka. After you understand it, then respect Dhamma again.

Third, when nobody is respect Sangha again. Now days, there is Sangha member that married, Sangha member that do crime, so we lose our respect to Sangha. Another bad sign of extinction of buddhist, but it’s actually wrong because it’s just one person not all the Sangha, and Sangha is one of the best place to harvest good karma. Even it’s still give same result if we funded bad Sangha member if our intention is to funded Sangha, so what you afraid of. So, let’s we respect Sangha again.

Fourth, when nobody is doing practice Dhamma. Now days people tent to have seminar than buddhist preaching, or people think Sila is not important and just rush into samadhi, or people think doesn’t need to do samadhi if we have wisdom, or just have jhana is enough. It’s look like buddhist will go in extinction faster before this buddhist era is told to be end. Because that point of think is wrong and we need all the eight way to freedom, so it is better if we mastered one or more ways but it is not enough to just have one or more. So, let’s do right practice Dhamma again and go to freedom together.

The Last, when nobody is doing Samadhi or meditasi. We are very busy so we can’t have spare time to do meditasi every day, and that is our reasonable reason to avoid have meditasi and keep our peace in mind. So, it really extinction will come very soon because all the sign is happen. We need to know that our thinking is wrong and fix it because doesn’t have time it just a reason and if really want something we somehow will have time. So what we must change is our mind and spare our time to do meditasi just 15 minutes or more.

After know all the sign of buddhist extinction, it’s up to us to preserve buddhist. Let’s we preserve buddhist and make many people going to freedom.

source : Buddhis Preaching in Waesak Days.

Red Face And Black Heart

In life we can’t avoid friction or conflict with other person, but we can manage the outcome of our reaction. Example: when we scold by other people than we can pretend we don’t hear it, or we can scold back, or we can punch back or we can keep it in our heart and someday we will give it back with interest.

But usually we don’t control the outcome and feel sorry after that. If we feel disturb by other person then we become angry and our face change gradually to red. And then if we can fight back the person we will fight back. Or if we can’t fight back then it will become grudge and we will get revenge to them and our heart gradually become black. Continue reading “Red Face And Black Heart”

Airplane Wisdom

Dear reader, sorry for long time absent to post cause work is demanding and little overload. Actually this is not come out originally from my mind when wondering but i think it’s need to be out cause one of my facebook friend tend to lose his way on believing everything except science and i make a little modification just to add dramatic effect.

It’s like when we want to fly we can do it because we have the ability to fly or we can use something to help us fly in this case is airplane. Let’s we look at first scenario, we had skill to fly. Of course even if we had skill to fly we still need to practice to fly before we can mastering flying. It’s like bird when trying to fly first time and then can flying freely. Even bird’s that mastering flying sometime still need time to flying freely after injury.

Second scenario we need something to help us fly, using airplane. To fly with airplane we need to Continue reading “Airplane Wisdom”

Learn To Be Upset

We’re feeling happy when we have what we want and it can be anything, Like when we graduate from school or when we get a job or when we can win a race or when we become a champion or when we beat our competitor, or when we destroy our enemy. But maybe sometimes to be happy doesn’t need to make other people sad or upset, it can be when we can eat everyday or when we can see person that we love or when we can doing our hobby or when we can rest or when met old friend. To be happy is easy thing to do because to be happy just need to fulfill our need. So we don’t need to learn to be happy.

We’re feeling upset when we don’t get what we want, other people mess with us, the climate is not right, and many thing that can cause it. And when upset usually we doing something that we will regret later or something that destructible, or something that unreasonable or even something that against the law. But sometimes the effect is hidden in our feeling like we feel depressed, easy to angry or feel very energized and many other effect.

Actually there are 3 main reason why we become upset, there are :
a. everything is not everlasting (sabbe sankhârâ aniccâ)
This reason is actually simple and happened because we want to keep our stuff always good or keep good friend is around us, or in more specific is we want to keep our condition is still the same. But when it’s changed or broken then it will make us upset.

b. everything is grasp by sadness (sabbe sankhârâ dukkhâ)
This reason is actually simple and happened when we born then sadness will haunted us because there are no everlasting happiness or in bright side there are no everlasting sadness. And Happy and Sad is change every time, but if we don’t aware it then we will become upset.

c. everything is without self (sabbe dhammâ anattâ)
This reason is actually simple and happened when we want to claim something or even someone as ours, it like when we see good stuff and want that stuff become ours. But we didn’t get it then we will become upset.

Now we known what make us upset, and then we need to know way to remove or lessened upset. The way is actually simple, just be patient and acceptance. Patient it mean when we don’t get what we want then just wait someday we will get it, or when we had sadness then just wait because it will change. And acceptance is mean when we don’t get it until our tolerance time then accept it that thing or people is not for us, and let it go.

Be Happy.

source : tripitaka

Desire Wisdom

With Desire emerge Sad, with Desire emerge Fear, Person without Desire than will not feel Fear and Sad” It’s one of Buddhist enlightenment and hard to implement in real life.

But there are an easy way to control our desire. First we must know what desire is happen when we want something, it is like when we want to eat more than we can take that it’s a greed desire. Or when we want to punch people that it’s a hate desire. After we know what desire happen then next step is think benefit of our act. If it is give you a benefit like when we buy food for extend our life or when we buy dress for cover us from heat, then just do it but not overdo it. But if it is not give you any benefit than leave it in your mind like when we buy dress for style, or even for a show then don’t do it.

Last step is knowing our ego because we tend to think our act is right or in this case give benefit if we want it. So, after you think it’s give you benefit than you must filter it with your ego. Do the act really give benefit or your ego tell that the act is give a benefit? how can we seperate it, of course no easy way to know it but deep in your feeling you know it. It is like when we want to eat in expensive place and we think it is for extend our life, but deep in your heart you know that is your ego talking then you must don’t do the act.

But what will life become if we follow it? of course it will be sad for us because nobody is perfect. This is just for your information and you can try to doing that sometimes and control your desire but if you want to follow your desire at least you aware what desire is come and give a peace in your heart.

Source : Samanera in Vihara

Karma

What is karma? karma is effect or reaction from our act, if we doing good thing then we will get reward and if we doing bad thing then we will ger punishment. It is just like when we plant corn seed we will get corn plant not strawberry plant. Then we will curious there are any act don’t effect anything, ofcourse every act will have their own reaction but one act can nullify other effect of our previous act because every act have it’s own price. So, Karma have their own weight and there are very bad Karma it’s called Garuka Karma. If someone do Garuka Karma then will reincarnate in Avici Hell, the most fear Hell, example of Garuka Karma is killed your own parent.

Actually when we born? where we born? Which Family is we born? it’s because our previous karma. But we will questioning why if we doing something good then why something good not happen. It’s because Karma have it own time to bloom, it can be short, it can be long or even in our other life. So, we will not waiting something is bloom, but just always do good thing. Because we don’t know when disaster happen. So, presence of someone in disaster or not present from disaster is actually real example of Karma. Because we often hearing people that just coincidence leave from disaster before it’s start or arrive after disaster is happen it is not a miracle but it is a good karma is bloom. Or sometimes we hear people trap in disaster it is not because they are evil but just because their bad karma is bloom.

End of the word, just do good deed and wait it to bloom. And who knows we will survive a disaster.