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The Fifth Precept is about health and healing

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“In modern life, people think that their body belongs to them and they can do anything they want to it. When they make such a determination, the law supports them. This is one of the manifestations of individualism. But, according to the teachings of emptiness, non-self, and interbeing, your body is not yours alone. It also belongs to your ancestors, your parents, future generations, and all other living beings. Everything, even the trees and the clouds, has come together to bring about the presence of your body. Keeping your body healthy is the best way to express your gratitude to the whole cosmos, to all ancestors, and also not to betray future generations. You practice this precept for everyone. If you are healthy, everyone can benefit from it. When you are able to get out of the shell of your small self, you will see that you are interrelated to everyone and everything, that your every act is linked with the whole of humankind and the whole cosmos. To keep yourself healthy in body and mind is to be kind to all beings. The Fifth Precept is about health and healing.”
🌻🌻Thich Nhat Hanh🌻🌻

One response

  1. Tomas Chavez

    TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR PEOPLE TO READ AND PASS THIS PROFOUND INFORMATION TO OTHERS PERHAPS IT WOULD BE MORE GENEROUS NOT TO HAVE THE BACKGROUND IN SOLID BLACK (IT’S LIKE TYPING IN ALL CAPS 🙂
    AS IS, IT IS DIFFICULT TO CUT AND PASTE, AND NOT THE EASIEST TO READ. IT LOOKS GOOD, AND COOL, AND A LITTLE MYSTERIOUS…BUT PERHAPS PASSING THE WORD IN A MORE READABLE FORM MIGHT BE A MORE THOUGHTFUL WAY TO GO. IT WOULD BE EASIER TO CUT AND PASTE TO QUOTE YOUR MATERIALS ELSEWHERE, AND WOULD ULTIMATELY BRING MORE SEEKERS TO YOUR SITE. YOU HAVE A GREAT SITE, BUT MAYBE BEING COOL DOESN’T REFLECT ENLIGHTENMENT…HEY, AND MAYBE IT DOES!
    “Wherefore? Because if such men allowed their minds to grasp and hold on to anything they would be cherishing the idea of an ego entity, a personality, a being, or a separated individuality.”––The Diamond Sutra
    At the same time the sutra says that even if one were to hang onto such matters as devoid of intrinsic qualities they would be equally attached.

    You have important material to share. I am just suggesting that usability is a form of giving without attachment. Usability is charitable.
    That said, keep up the good work.

    June 1, 2018 at 5:21 am

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