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Protectors of Truth

We all seek to be Happy, Healthy and Safe.

We all fear the loss of these or not having these at all.

We all seek various insurances against the loss of our Happiness, Health and Safety.

Insurance Policies, tend to not insure against the loss of Happiness, Health or some misfortune affecting our safety and security, but they can provide some financial support if something happens. They can also make life a little easier by financially helping so that things don’t get any worse.

Even still we remain in fear of the loss of our Happiness, Health and Safety, as these three things support our well-being and our quality of Life.

However, the Real Insurance or protection against the loss of Happiness, Health and Safety is the ‘Dhamma’.

The Dhamma is the Truth, Reality and more specifically in this context, the Buddha’s Wisdom Teachings that tell, talk and teach of the Way of Practice to align to Truth. A Way of Practice; Living, Being and Relating that is Mindful and Wise rather than deluded, confused and caught up in the illusion of things.

A most wonderful, powerful and pertinent saying of the Buddha is:

DHAMMO HAVE RAKKHATI, DHAMMA CHARI.

‘Those that protect the Dhamma are protected by the Dhamma.’

 

How do we then protect the Dhamma, the Truth or Reality Teachings?

Well, it is not enough to have a lot of Dhamma Books or simply chant or recite the Dhamma Teachings. We protect the Dhamma by practicing it. The Dhamma is to be practiced, seen, understood and lived.

If we Practice and live according to Truth, the Buddha’s Teachings, the Buddha Dhamma it then protects us. Our Practice of Wholesome Living, Mental Development through Meditation and Wisdom Understandings protect us.

This Way of Living that accords to the Buddha Dhamma, protects our Happiness by not doing things that are unskilful that would cause guilt, worry, fear and conflicting relationships.

If we have a calm, clear mind with Mindfulness and inner Peace, we are less likely to be upset and distressed which would affect our mental and physical Health.

If we are living in a Wise Way, practicing and applying the way of Wisdom, we are less likely to be caught into situations that affect our safety and security.

Obviously, even if we are Living according to the Dhamma, life still happens, but we are much better equipped to deal with life’s issues that affect our Happiness, Health and Safety.

 

So, it is the wise person that can appreciate the importance of protecting and preserving the Dhamma and see how by living and being the Dhamma, that the Dhamma protects them; their Happiness, Health and Safety.

Be a Wisdom Practitioner, be a Protector of Truth; this world, our world needs it!

John B.

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