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Books by Venerable U Revata

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Books by Venerable U Revata

Bearers of the Burden (Third Edition)
负担的承受者》(中译)
A Journey of Self-Discovery
Expectation Derived From One's Own Point of View
 The Truth Taught by All the Buddhas

 

 

 


Bearers of the Burden (Third Revised Edition)
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"When we know how we are living and what we are living for – that we are slaves to the five aggregates – we will feel ashamed of our lives.

It is impossible to completely make an end of suffering without having made the breakthrough to the Four Noble Truths.

With liberation comes profound contentment. Liberation is void of craving. The person who ‘wants this’ and ‘wants that’ is no more.

‘Contentment is the greatest wealth.’ The one who knows the value of contentment and practices it has peace of mind.

Blind is this world because of ignorance, because of not knowing the truth. People are wandering around without any clear direction.

Our desire for existence is so strong that even existence in one of the woeful realms is deemed better than not existing again at all."

负担的承受者》(第二版)(中译)

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摘录自序:”没有人想要承受负担,能免则免。被视为责任或任务的这些负担,或由体力来负荷,或由心力来承担。它们有着不同程度的复杂性与重量:有些难以承受,有些易于担当;有些很繁重,有些较轻松;有些不堪重负,有些尚能忍受。总而言之,每一个人都必须在其生活中,承受着某些负担。

在生活中,无论任务是多么复杂、艰难或者令人感到疲累,或者肩扛的负荷是多么沉重,我们都有机会摆脱它们。人们总是可以在某一些时段暂时摆脱这些负担。

肩负任务和责任的人们,可以在工作日结束时,以及在工作日的某些时段,放下这些负担,暂得解脱。然而,有一个非常沉重的负担,我们在生死轮回中却一直无止境地肩负着,而且不知道摆脱或卸除它的任何方法。

由此,我们有必要知道:

- 究竟那是什么样的负担,

- 是谁在承受着那负担,

- 如何减轻那负担,以及

- 如何放下它以便获得完全的解脱。

正是为了这些原因,我作出了这场开示。现在它可以被印刷成书,我也很欢喜。“

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A Journey of Self-Discovery
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Version: 12/2015, 215 pages
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"The Buddha never compelled anybody to have blind faith in Him. He just exhorted us to depend on our own wisdom.

It is not because we are born as humans that we become wise or foolish. It is because we can bring our defilements under control that we become wise, and it is because we can’t bring our defilements under control that we become foolish.

We all have both good and bad qualities.

Snakes, chickens, and pigs are not created for you to eat. It is in such existences that you yourself have been born before. We can’t harm anybody without harming ourselves.

We can’t disturb others without disturbing ourselves.

Patience means accepting. Very beautiful! Accepting both the desirable and the undesirable is the perfection of patience.

You make friends with the defilements all the time, but the defilements never treat you as a friend in return. They treat you as an enemy.

The Buddha never says, 'Come and believe'. He says, ‘Come and see; the wise can know, the wise can see’. ‘One who sees the Dhamma, sees me. One who sees me, sees the Dhamma’."


Expectation Derived from One's Point of View
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"A person’s expectations about a certain society, about a certain group, and about another person will be different according to that person’s point of view.

How people have been educated since they were young, and the many ways they have been inculcated with the knowledge handed down from one generation to another, all create very different perceptions in people’s minds and strongly influence them in different ways.

When the perceptions are different, the point of view will be different. Which is greater in this world, the number of people who hold wrong perceptions, or the number of people who hold right perceptions?

The more bad perceptions we have, the more we suffer. People are changeable. A person can poison you. Dhamma is unchanging; it is true at all times, and never poisons you."

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The Truth Taught by All the Buddhas
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Version: 12/2016, 319 pages

"The Buddha of this era and the Buddhas of past eras have all taught only two kinds of truths, and nothing more than these.

‘I have taught the Dhamma that I myself have directly penetrated. All the Dhamma I taught between the day I became enlightened and the day I took final Nibbāna – all the Dhamma I have taught are true. There is nothing I have taught which is untrue.’
 
‘I have not taught a Dhamma which you cannot practise.
 
Sañjaya Belatthiputta replied, ‘All the wise will go to the Buddha. The fools will come to me. Do not worry.’
 
A person can poison others, but the Dhamma will never poison anyone. Depend on the Dhamma, then, and not on the person.

Mentality does not originate in the brain. In fact, there is not the slightest trace of mentality in the brain."


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