| posted on 11.15.2010 at 10:14 AM
Who is the Good Man and Who is the Bad Man?
What is the Definition?
The bad man or woman is one who is inconsiderate of others. The bad man is one who uses others and has no respect for others. The bad
man is one who thinks he is the center of the world and everybody is just to be used. Everything exists for him. The bad man is one who thinks that
other persons are just means for his gratifications.
Keep this definition in Mind,
because you ordinarily think the bad man is the criminal. The bad man may NOT be a criminal; all bad men are not criminals.
All criminals are bad,
but not all bad men are criminals.
A few of them are Judges, a few of them are very respectable people, a few of them are politicians, Presidents, and Prime Ministers. A few of them are
even parading as Saints.
So when we are talking about this sutra, remember the definition of a bad man__Buddha says a bad man is one who has no consideration for others. He
simply thinks only about himself__he thinks he is the center of existence and feels the whole existence is made for him. He feels authorize to
sacrifice everybody for his own self. He may not be bad ordinarily, but if this is the attitude then he is a bad man.
Who is the Good Man or woman?
Just the opposite of the bad man: one who is considerate of others, who gives much respect to others as he gives to himself. One who does not pretend
in any way that he is the center of the world, but who has come to feel that everybody is the center of the world. The world is one, but millions of
centers exists. He is very respectful. He never uses the other as a means; the other is an end in himself or herself. The good person's reverence is
The Buddha says....by Osho
Pages 92 and 93
_Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t
get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful...Buddha
_For a blissful lifestyle, proper nourishment is the key
| posted on 11.15.2010 at 02:43 PM
Melt Into the Fa
At present, more and more people are becoming Dafa students, and there is a trend wherein newcomers have a better perceptual understanding. With no
obstacles from the ultra-leftist thinking that existed earlier in society, and without needing a process to accept it conceptually, they do not need
to spend a great amount of time on discussion during group study of the Fa. So they should spend a great amount of time studying the Fa to elevate
themselves as quickly as possible. The more your mind holds, the faster the change.
I once talked about what a good person is and what a bad person is. It is not that one who appears to have committed a bad deed is a bad person and
one who has done something good is a good person. Some people’s minds are full of bad thoughts—it is just that they have not shown them or have slyly
concealed them relatively well; yet these are truly bad people. Some people, on the other hand, are not bad to begin with but occasionally commit
wrong deeds; these people are not necessarily bad people. Then how should we understand good people and bad people?
A person is like a container, and he is whatever he contains. All of what a person sees with the eyes and hears with the ears are: violence, lust,
power struggles in literary works, struggles for profit in the practical world, money worship, other manifestations of demon-nature, and so on. With
his head filled with these, this kind of person is truly a bad person, no matter what he appears to be. A person’s behavior is dictated by his
thoughts. With a mind full of such things, what’s a person able to do? It is only because everyone’s mind is more or less contaminated to some extent
that people cannot detect the problem that has surfaced. Incorrect social trends that are reflected in every aspect of society are imperceptibly
changing people, poisoning mankind, and creating a large number of what people call “anti-tradition,” “anti-upright,” and “anti-moral” human beings
with demon-nature. This is what’s truly worrisome! Even though society’s economy has made progress, it will be ruined in these people’s hands since
they do not have human ways of thinking.
On the other hand, if a person accepts the kind, traditional thoughts of mankind that have prevailed for thousands of years, believes in proper human
behavior and standards, and is filled with all good things, what will this person’s conduct be like? Whether or not this person shows it, he is
genuinely a good person.
As a student, if his mind is filled with nothing but Dafa, this person is definitely a genuine cultivator. So you must have a clear understanding on
the matter of studying the Fa. Reading the books more and studying the books more is the key to truly elevating yourself. To put it more simply, as
long as you read Dafa, you are changing; as long as you read Dafa, you are elevating. The boundless content of Dafa plus the supplementary means—the
exercises—will enable you to reach Consummation. Group reading or reading by yourself is the same.
The ancients have a saying, “Having heard the Dao in the morning, one can die in the evening.” No one among mankind today can really understand its
meaning. Did you know that when a person’s mind accepts the Fa, that part of his mind that accepts the Fa is assimilated to the Fa? Where will that
part go upon the death of that person who has heard the Fa? The reason I ask you to study the Fa more, eliminate more of your attachments, and let go
of various human notions, is to allow you to not just take a portion away with you, but to reach Consummation.
August 3, 1998
Truth, Compassion, Forbearance
“...if every one of us examines his own character for causes, if when we don’t do well we look inside ourselves for the cause, and we try to do better
next time, and if we think about other people first any time we do something, then the world will change for the better, morals will go back up,
people’s civility will improve, and crime will go down. Maybe we won’t even need policemen. There will be no need for things like neighborhood watch,
and everyone will watch over himself, and they’ll look inside their own minds to fix things. Wouldn’t you say that’d be great?”
- Mr. Li Hongzhi (in Zhuan Falun)
| posted on 11.16.2010 at 02:19 PM
This is a statement--more than an inquiry.
No Nation is any Greater than it's Leaders.
“Africa must build relationships with the rest of the world independently. It should never receive friends or foes from Europe and
America"....President Robert Mugabe