Life of Monks: Challenging But Noble

The life of a monk may look simple but in fact, it is full of hardships and challenges.

At Ba Vang Pagoda, bhikshus adopt the practice of cultivating themselves in the forest. They must overcome their own desires, the fear of harmful animals such as snakes, mosquitoes and the harsh weather. Hard as it seems, this ascetic life of a monk will lead the practitioners to full enlightenment because this is the noble way of winning over oneself as the Buddha taught in the Dhammapada:

“Even though on battlefields,

Defeating thousands of enemies,

Is not as precious as winning against ourselves.

That is the true supreme victory.”

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4 Comments

  • Miley Newcomb
    Posted November 13, 2020 9:23 pm 0Likes

    Life of monk is so precious

  • Hakusai Asakai
    Posted November 13, 2020 9:24 pm 0Likes

    I believe that under Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh’s efforts, His community will contribute countless good deeds for our society

  • Vio Le
    Posted November 14, 2020 9:46 am 0Likes

    I started following the Buddha about a year ago. It has brought peace to my life. Thanks for the video, peace and blessings

  • Angela Boroco
    Posted November 14, 2020 9:53 am 0Likes

    Just respect those Monks. They leave their home and renounce all the desires for teaching humanity.

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