Jan 30, 2013

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SAMSARA

SAMSARA

Last Friday, when I came back from work . As the usual my pet with name NaNa ,that the lovely dog who stayed with my family in 8 year , would be wag the tail and would come behind me. But that day, the dog was death when he ran into the street. That day, I thought lot, even I knew that would be the impermanence. And thought that where would he gone ? Maybe he would be reborn and become animal again or he would be reborn to become  human being after he paid all the karmic in the past. But he still in the samara and  cyclic existence, the recurring cycle of death and rebirth with one or other of the six realms. It also refers to the contaminated aggregates of a sentient being. My dog remind me a story that so impressed me lot, a story about Samsara as:

One day as Shariputta was going for alms, looking through the door of the house of one family, he saw that the father of the family had died and been born as a fish in the same pond behind the house where he himself used to catch fish. His son was eating that fish, which had been his father. The consciousness of the fish was of the same continuity as that of the father. The mother, having died with the thought of attachment to her home, had been born as the dog of that family and was chewing her husband’s bone. The son was beating the dog, who was begging for food. The son’s enemy, who was attached to the son’s wife, had died and been reborn as their child. The child he was nursing on his lap was actually his enemy. Since his enemy had been attached to the son’s wife, his consciousness had been conceived in her womb. So , he was now nursing the child, who was his enemy, All the relationships had totally changed.

Vong luan hoi

Shariputra then said :

Eating the father ‘s flesh.

Beating the mother

And nursing the enemy on the lap

I laugh at samsaric existence

Since nothing is definite and the whole thing had change, Shariputra said “ I laugh at samaric existence.

Nothing is definite in family relationships, they change from life to life, Things can totally change from life to life in that way and even in this life, there is nothing definite about friend and enemies. Once person that could be friend or become enemy. We had lot of relationship with numberless times with lot of person . We have all been our mother numberless time, we have all been our father numberless time, we have all been our wife numberless time ,…After reading the story, it so impressed me lot. And think so much about the cycle of the samsara , it still continue and continue . So, we had lot of relation with lot of person. It will be same in the future , for however long you are in samara. Understand the nature of samara- the change in relationships, with your meeting the same being again and again but with different relationships- help with the grief you feel when a family member has passed away. And if you realize the suffering of cycle of Samsara , that there’s nothing definite about them, we ask to be granted blessing to have great longing for the happiness of liberations. So we can choice between suffering or liberation , cycle of samara or nirvana,….it will be depend on you, you can decide for your way And that is only way to release the samara that practice Dharma and refuge Buddha,Dharma, Shangha . And now, let’s bless for sentient being realize the suffering of samsara and practice to gain the happiness of liberation…

Mat Kinh

 

  1. nguyenthanh says:

    I like a this article because it gave me a Dharma’s vision. I must go out from samsara. This is a my End about practical Dharma. Mat Kinh! You are very good!

  2. matthuy says:

    Thank you for your artical, especially the story of samsara. All of us will choose the way to the Great Bliss, that’s our last goal, isn’t it?

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