This essay will discuss how being and wise doing can complement and enhance each other, and how one without the other cannot yield true awakening. Thus, both are necessary and together they can bring true awakening.
In Vietnam we call moths self-burning insects because they fly straight into the light and fall dead as they hit the hot light bulb. I wonder what instincts push them, why are they attracted to the light? Why do they keep flying into the light bulb when they see other moths get killed?
My dear friends, the suttas have expounded the truth very clearly, so why haven’t we complied with it? I pray that humans comply with the teaching of Buddhas, just like that have meekly obeyed the laptop and other devices of the world.
The dead-end road is really the road of life, the road of status, money and love, the road of desire, greed and passion. We spend all our short life serving status, money and love only to leave empty handed. Like the tiny sand crab on the edge of the Eastern Sea.
This fount of wisdom transforms everything and becomes a clear fount of happiness and peace to those who accept to immerse themselves in this cool fountain of the mind. Let us quickly return to the fount of happiness, for it truly is our mind.