Dec 26, 2017

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Guru Thinley Nguyen Thanh: HOW ARE SELF-CULTIVATION, GRADUAL CULTIVATION AND DILIGENT CULTIVATION? HOW ARE GRADUAL CULTIVATION, DILIGENT CULTIVATION AND SELF-CULTIVATION? (Thế nào là tự tu, tiệm tu và tấn tu? Thế nào là tiệm tu, tấn tu và tự tu?)

 Guru Thinley Nguyen Thanh: HOW ARE SELF-CULTIVATION, GRADUAL CULTIVATION AND DILIGENT CULTIVATION? HOW ARE GRADUAL CULTIVATION, DILIGENT CULTIVATION AND SELF-CULTIVATION? There are many Buddhists (laypeople or monks/nuns) who have not yet understood the process of self-motivation; they rely on external forms to affirm the “labels of enlightenment”; but where there is the shape, there is empty falseness, so I would like to share something about this INTERPRETATION: Firstly, we should understand what “cultivate” means? In Sino Vietnamese, “Cultivate” means “correct”. Confucius set out the moral process as follows: “self cultivation, family stability, ruling and bringing peace to people” (correct yourself, stabilize your family, then rule the country and bring peace to humanity). Later, the verb “self-cultivate” was religiousized the regulation that devotees need to follow their founder’s example. Then someone hears the word “cultivate”, they feel uncomfortable and they feel unpleasant with such cultivators. This happened because the churches, temples, pagodas


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