Time passes quickly, days and months rush, human life is
short for a few decades in life, and in a moment you are
old. So if you let a day go to waste, you lose a valuable
day. So definitely don't be ashamed of yourself, but
consider your body as the most precious, your heart as the
most precious, and definitely don't ruin it. Your life is
the most precious, definitely don't waste it...
Therefore, you are aware that a blessed person is born with
a car, a house, and money... Some people are unlucky, so
they are poor and miserable, no one notices, no one cares,
and no one relies on them. However, no matter what, you
should not take yourself lightly, but must persevere more,
and make more effort, it will definitely take you to the
highest place. And no matter what the situation, don't give
up, life changes impermanent, then one day you will also get
what you want. And you have to be even more aware:
- Having money doesn't necessarily mean having a smile on
your face, other people's suffering you can't know.
- No money does not mean every day is not good, your
happiness is self-consciousness you know well.
- It doesn't matter whether you dress elegantly or casually,
as long as you know enough, nothing is lacking.
- Brocade shirt, jade rice, or raw tea, light rice too, as
long as you're happy, there's nothing lacking.
- Money is for you to earn, also for you to spend. Eat and
drink sparingly to save a lot of money, and don't even dare
to buy something you like, living like that will become
poor. Working hard to earn a lot of money, in the end, there
are people who lose money. Living like that makes no sense
- The house does not need to be big or small, just
comfortable and comfortable. The house doesn't matter in a
good or bad location, it just needs to have flowers and
grass or things that you like.
- Cars are people's means of transportation, not something
to brag about. It doesn't matter what kind of car it is, the
important thing is to not be in debt. It doesn't matter what
car you buy, the important thing is to go safely.
- Life is not necessarily rich and precious, but it is
necessary to live in a meaningful way.
- Happiness is not necessarily compared with others, but
slowly using the mind to feel.
- Happiness is not necessarily created by others but needs
to be sincere from within.
You must be aware of this, because:
Money is fleeting, it's there and it's gone
- Status is temporary because life is up and down
- Glory is in the past, because glory no matter where it is,
it will pass away to make way for others
Only health is precious, and morality is above all,
Indeed, money is not everything, above all, but not without
value in life. You should not attach too much importance to
money. The more you compare, calculate and become selfish,
money is an inanimate object created by you. If someone
needs help, you should be generous with your heart,
depending on your ability to help.
Wise people know how to make money with their own sweat, and
brains and know how to spend money with its value. You own
the money, because the money you create is an inanimate
object, so don't be its servant. Happiness or suffering is
created by you. If you need to eat, eat, need to wear, wear,
need play, play, you always improve your quality of life and
enjoy happiness because you know how to let go of bad ideas
but often help people save lives.
In fact, happiness and well-being in life depend on knowing
how you enjoy it. You understand that life appreciates and
appreciates what you already have, and is constantly
increasing it to develop its meaning, making life more
peaceful, happier, healthier, and more compassionate.
You need to have an open heart, respect, love to preserve
life, and know how to enjoy life. Because when you look up,
you are not equal to anyone, when you look down, you see
that you are still too blessed. You know enough and are
content with the present, then full of happiness.
Living well with people, and knowing how to share and help
when needed, is also a joy. Whether you live rich or poor or
lowly because of the blessings of cultivation for many
lifetimes, now you only know how to dedicate yourself to
work as if you have contributed a bit. That way you can rest
easy and try to do more meaningful work. Over half of a
friend's life spends a lot of time in his career, his
family, and his children. Now there is not much time left so
you should go back to yourself and live in the present
Don't let yourself be constantly chasing after this goal,
that passion, but give yourself time to come back to
yourself. Sometimes you also have to praise yourself,
encourage and comfort yourself to overcome difficulties.
Only then will you be more confident to continue the journey
that you have gone on and are going on? Although life is
full of work and worries, you still give yourself moments to
return to reality with yourself, you will find life worthy
and meaningful. As a result, you will know how to live
better to prepare for the journey of reinventing yourself.
To live is to be active, work to get in the habit of
contributing and sharing, but don't overdo it:
- Eating too frugally is not healthy enough to serve others
- Too much meat and fish reduces compassion a lot.
- Too much leisure is easy to get bored,
- Too noisy makes you feel tired and uncomfortable...
In general, everything is good in moderation. Because human
life is only a few decades, life is like a virtual dream.
That old saying is very good. Every ten years is counted as
a short cycle, in each cycle you have deeper feelings and
perceptions about life. Cherish every moment of life, you
will feel the beautiful aftertaste of this life, no matter
what cycle you are in, it is beautiful in adulthood or late
afternoon. According to the ancients, people are divided
into seven stages in life:
1- Ten-year-old toddler enters life
At the age of childhood, most often compared with other
children in the family about branded clothes or expensive
toys. Young children often like to compare, especially
children in the city. But in theory, it is also a common,
understandable thing. By the age of ten, children are aware,
will understand more things, and begin to walk in life.
2- At the age of twenty, the youth begins
When you are fourteen or fifteen years old, many of you
often compare your family, and your background with other
young people, compare whether the other's parents are big or
small officials, and wish that you were born into a royal
family king, or prime minister. But there are also people
who have low self-esteem because they come from a poor
family, and always feel that they can't look up on their
own. There are also friends who come from wealthy family,
always rely on their parents, live in abundance and
leisurely under the protection of their family. Both of
those types of people won't do anything.
3- Thirty years old to build a career
At this stage, you will no longer compare your parents'
family, background, or profession, and no longer assume that
the family is not good to you. Because at this age, some of
you have married and built a career, become parents, and
even have a lot of experience in family life.
As a husband, at this time, you should not compare your
wife's appearance. A gentle, understanding wife is more
important than someone with only good looks. The wife who
knows how to live and behave is the person the family can
look forward to. Because she can handle things wisely and
harmoniously, not relying on a pretty face. As a wife, at
this time, it is not advisable to compare her husband's
appearance, understanding her husband's ability is more
important than her husband's appearance. The husband is not
able to earn a living, even if he is handsome, with a long
body and broad shoulders, he is not as valuable as a street
4- Forty years old no longer doubt
At this age, the age should not continue to compare the
comments of others. What people want to say, what they
discuss, does not affect your choice of life. Opinions are
not a substitute for living your life. So learn to have your
own opinions and take control of your life. Many of you who
want to be famous just don't hear other people compliment
you for a few days, you can't sit still, thinking that
society has forgotten about you. An ordinary person, even
though he doesn't have a strong desire for fame like the
stars, he is also very tired of chasing fame. Therefore, at
the age of forty, you must have the right view, and should
not be easily manipulated by the objections of people. The
main principle is like that, don't let yourself be swayed by
just a little word of the wind.
5- Fifty years old, understand the destiny of heaven
People at this age no longer compare and pay attention to
grievances. No more comparing yourself to the success of
others, nor admiring the fame and fortune of others. Because
these things are actually things outside the body. No matter
how much you admire them, you still have a life to live.
After half a hundred years of human life, having experienced
all the success and failure stories, no longer holding anger
and grievances, was able to leisurely watch the flowers
bloom and fade in front of the yard. At this point, even if
you see other people bragging about their huge fortune, you
should not be moved. Even if you see other people's lavish,
wasteful lives, you can still be calm and maintain your
temper. At this time, family is the most important thing for
you, the family reunion is the greatest happiness.
6- Sixty years old, taking life lightly
In human life, by this time you have entered the realm of
being able to take everything lightly and open your heart to
everything. As an official, one should not continue to
compare officials big and small. By the time you retire as
an official, big or small, you are just a commoner. Business
people should not continue to compare profits more or less.
Even more, money can be earned once your eyes are closed. No
matter how much money you have, leaving it to your children
and grandchildren is probably a good thing, sometimes even
harming your children and grandchildren. Only treating your
health, mind, and body with a peaceful mind is the most
magical remedy for old age.
7- Seventy years old, life is rare
When you reach old age, the worries in the world are no
longer related to you. Even with the exciting and colorful
things in your life, it's just a smile to pass in front of
your eyes, not to mention the world, the story of life. If
you at this age have these three positive things, don't
worry about old age boredom, which is:
- Healthy body,
- Harmonious family,
- A good reputation, being an old person must also act like
an old person.
Everyone knows that happiness is built on the foundation of
peace and freedom in all circumstances of life. This is the
highest dream that everyone aspires to achieve. But some
people don't know, so they keep worrying about food and
clothing to survive, but forget how to be peaceful and
happy. Therefore, there are many friends who, despite having
enough material possessions and achieving what they want,
still do not feel inner peace and joy. Because you always
have stress, and have to fight to keep what you have.
The quality of life of the elderly is high or low mainly
depending on the way of thinking. Profit-oriented thinking
is anything that is considered in terms of beneficial
factors, using utilitarian thinking to design life in old
age will make old age full of vitality and confidence, life
has flavor. Harmful thinking is negative thinking, living
through the day with a pessimistic mentality, living like
that will quickly age and die.
Those who know how to practice and study will not have to
tie your life to a busy life. You are free with your own
life and freely work to contribute to society. You will
freely communicate, meet many people, talk, and laugh.
Living a monastic life is a blessing for you to have the
opportunity to train your body and mind to be free from
entanglements about you and others. To keep your heart from
having to patch up because of the yeast of fame and gain in
life. Just like the water flowing down will never flow back.
Time goes by quietly and will never be able to come back,
that's true, but few people care and notice.
Therefore, when you have time, you should try to do what you
can to contribute to the benefit of humanity. If, in life
with a lot of work and worries, you feel too tired and
stressed, you should go to the temple to worship Buddha to
ask the Buddha for help to clear the deadlock.
Reality shows that when you know how to let go of fame or
hatred, your mind will be clear to overcome the temptations
of greed, hatred, and delusion, and feel joy. If you can let
go, your heart will be open, if anyone does something
offensive, you can easily forgive, but if you are angry for
a moment, you will also ignore it. But you must know that
letting go does not mean giving up, putting away all jobs to
only take care of yourself. Nor does it mean denying or
avoiding responsibility for family, relatives, and society.
You know to let go of habits that are harmful to people and
things, but you must always be responsible in life. To make
your Bodhi mind more and more solid so that you have the
opportunity to repay the merits of your parents' birth, and
still fulfill everything. You work better and live more
consciously and responsibly. The main reason for living is
your life's ambition and mission, your own fundamental
value. And when you live with a sense of responsibility you
will know who you are, and what you live for, you will spend
seventy years of this life working to contribute and serve
One thing you should keep in mind:
- No one can live for you, not even your parents or the
people who love you the most. Only you have the ability to
control yourself, and decide your life, whether you should
bear suffering, or be happy. Heaven or hell is entirely up
to you, and there is no one to bless and bring disaster.
In life, there are times when sadness covers you and makes
you lost, unable to find a way out, so let the time that is
slowly passing quickly pull you away. You accidentally lost
yourself because you were engulfed in the sea of suffering,
and then in the midst of the chaos and worries in life, you
longed to find the feeling of peace of mind and body. That
creates too much pressure, too much pain, and loss, and it
no longer has the practical value that life gives you. Even
when it's time to enjoy life, to look back on yourself, you
You are too poor to spend some time with your loved ones.
You keep praying for peace and happiness but do not control
yourself with your own hands and brain, so you live in
insecurity and anxiety.
By now you have partly understood the seven stages of life
or the seventy years of life. I tell you the story for
everyone to see.
The story is told, once upon a time… when God had just
established the land and created mankind and all things. He
gives each of his sentient products the freedom to express
an opinion. All kinds of species flocked to each other to
sue, beg, plead, and make claims to God.
At that time, seeing the donkey coming, God kindly said:
- I give you a life of 30 years!
The donkey shook his head and lamented:
- My lord! Can I blame you for giving birth to a child on
this earth, with our donkeys, living an extra day is a day
of hard work and fatigue, carrying a lot of weight but not
having any joy and peace. Thirty years is too long a
punishment for us.
The donkey begged forever, God had to reduce the life span
of an animal, to only eighteen years.
When it comes to dogs, God is also very wise and fair:
- I give you 30 years to live!
The dog squealed:
- Oh my God! Do you think it's fun to be a dog? If I want to
eat some leftover rice and human residue soup, I have to be
luxuriant, wagging my tail, sticking out my tongue to sweat,
and shed tears...
- Well, 18 years is equal to a donkey!
- Oh my God! Even if Donky carries a heavy load, he can
still go here and there, and sleep for hours, and my body,
day and night, I have to keep my eyes open to watch thieves,
chase chickens, wander around the corner, come and go
kitchen corner. May the lights of the sky shine for me.
- Well, I will reduce you to only 12 years!
The dog willingly wags his tail and runs away!
Seeing that the monkey had just passed the tree, the god
- Thirty years, huh, monkey?
The monkey hastily clasped his hands in a long bow:
- My body is very miserable, please reduce it!
- You danced and played all day. Where is the suffering?
- Yeah... You see that, but smiling on the outside, crying
on the inside. Dear God, we are so hungry and thirsty that
people often say: Thin like a monkey, wrinkled like a
monkey, if you don't believe it, you ask people to know.
- Well, that's
- My God…
still too long! We were scared in the forest, with no claws to
- I allow you
to live with humans is that ok!
satisfied the monkey begged:
- Dear Gods,
living with humans is not happy at all. We had to grimace and
do monkey tricks all day for the kids' amusement. When the
dancing was over, they brought us out to cook monkey porridge.
and softened his voice:
- I reduce it
for you: 8 years of life!
When it was
people's turn to come out, God said:
- I give you
30 years of life!
the Man, your ancestor, cried out in alarm:
- Dear God,
that much time is only enough for me to build a house, dig a
well, and plant a tree, before I can pick the first fruit of
the season, I will already be dead.
- Ah, brat! So
what do you want? More longevity?
- Yes, that's
right! It is better that You do not give birth to us. If life
is so short, it's better not to live.
- Okay! I'll
give you 18 more years of the donkey you left behind, isn't
scratched his head, pleading:
- There are
still very few! 48 years is how much?
- Then... plus
12 more lifespans of dogs is that ok?
- Sir, you are
almighty, incomparable, with your supreme and noble power, it
doesn't cost anything, give me a little more, lest my
descendants and descendants will blame me later. is their
ancestor, their mouth is somewhere but they don't know how to
God with a
stern face said:
- Humans are
the creatures that bother me the most from the beginning of
the world until now. But hey, I'll add you 10 years of
monkeys, for a total of 70...
humans time to react, God dropped his sleeves and disappeared
behind a good cloud.
all living things have lived according to the life span that
God gave to the first ancestor of the species: donkey 18, dog
12, monkey 20, etc. As for humans, after 30 years of living
the beautiful life of human life, has to spend eighteen years
toiling to pay off a debt to serve ignorance and ambition just
like donkeys. When the time of being a donkey has passed,
people start living the life of a dog again for twelve years,
which means old age, sickness, and difficulty in walking,
sitting, or standing, so they just wander around the corner of
the house, corner the kitchen, look after the house, and eat
the leftover rice and soup left over by their children.
Finally, at the age of sixty, people become confused,
sometimes frowning, sometimes grumbling, holding grandchildren
to look after their great-grandchildren… doing funny, childish
things to entertain people… Those are the last stages of life,
ten years of being, act as a monkey!
In short, Joy
also comes from you, and sadness also comes from your heart,
so that you know how to appreciate yourself but know how to
protect yourself well, to step by step rise to the top.
through life's pitfalls, and lead a truly happy life.