Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Good Throughout Samsara



“What the parents give their children as a legacy will do good to them only for this life. If the parents give them the teachings of the Buddha, that will do good to them throughout all of Samsara. Character building should start early in life, from childhood. You can’t learn to build good character when you are advanced in age. It’s not easy. Even though young children may not be able to understand the first characteristic of saddha (faith), they can perform good deeds in emulation of their elders and teachers. They can pay homage to the Three Jewels of Buddhism, offer alms, and do service to others. While doing such good deeds they enjoy the fruits of the second characteristic of saddha, clarity of mind.”