19 July 2008

Dhamma Sharing: Buddha had Seven Treasures for you (Part 1: Conviction)

Whoever, man or woman, has these treasures...
is said not to be poor, has not lived in vain.

So the wise should develop
conviction & virtue, confidence & Dhamma-vision(Right View)...

Remembering the Buddhas' instruction...


And what is the Treasure of *Conviction?

There is the case where a disciple of the noble ones has conviction, is convinced of the Tathagata's Awakening:

'Indeed, the Blessed One is
Worthy and rightly self-awakened,
Consummate in knowledge & conduct,
An expert with regard to the world,
Unexcelled as a trainer for those people fit to be tamed,
The Teacher of divine & human beings,

This, monks, is called the Treasure of *Conviction.

* Saddhaa: Conviction / Faith / Confidence / Trust / A confidence in the Buddha that gives one the willingness to put his teachings into practice.
Conviction becomes unshakeable upon the attainment of stream-entry

... Having faith is to ackowledge(convinced) and truly confident about the Buddha's realization, that he gain complete awakwening...
Do you?
If you do believe in Buddha... Then, what is stopping you from keeping to his teachings and training?

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