Life lessons from the Sea

On August 18, 2020, Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh gave a lecture on the topic “Lessons from the sea” which belongs to Milindapanha Sutra. Due to the complicated situation of COVID-19, the Dharma talk was live-streamed so that Buddhists could watch from home.

A Buddhist family listening to the Dharma Talk "Lessons from the sea".
A Buddhist family listening to the Dharma Talk “Lessons from the sea”.

 

Through the debate of Bhikshu Nagasena and King Milinda, together with Thay’s explanation, meaningful lessons from the sea and the similarity between five qualities of the sea and five virtues of the ordained were learned. Thay taught, “To be successful at any careers, we should possess the qualities of the sea. That is, we must get rid of bad deeds which obstruct our work, work hard, humbly learn the know-how as well as preserve precious things of the work.”

A lay Buddhist listening to the Dharma Talk by Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh.
A lay Buddhist listening to the Dharma Talk by Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh.

 

Hopefully, after listening to the Dharma talk, everyone will derive lessons from the qualities of the sea and apply them in their daily life.

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4 Comments

  • Hakusai Asakai
    Posted August 24, 2020 11:15 am 0Likes

    This debate is one of the most famous Buddhist story which I have known.

  • Ramie Malek
    Posted August 24, 2020 11:20 am 0Likes

    Thank You Thay, I will try my best to live a meaningful life

  • Antonio Vella
    Posted August 24, 2020 11:24 am 0Likes

    Life is like the ocean. Learning Buddhism is the greatest method to overcome storms

  • Ober Furmann
    Posted August 24, 2020 11:55 am 0Likes

    Expectantly, people will apply Buddha teachings to be successful.

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