Enlightenment, Realization and Wisdom

Jan 1, 1900

Buddhism is a religion, but it is one that does not attach to religion. Buddhism helps everyone to attain true religion and to realize the truth. People who have realized the truth know what to do each moment.

Realization of the truth means loving, understanding, and having great compassion for all living beings, through which we always help others, never hurt or punish them. If everyone would realize the truth, badness and negativity would not even exist in this world.

People who have realized the truth are never lazy. They always help others and work diligently. If everyone were this way, there would be no poverty and we would adorn this Buddha land with true beauty.

Most religions are like fingers pointing to the moon. Frequently, however, their followers get distracted by the finger and mistake it for the moon itself. Buddhism warns us not to get distracted by he finger and teaches how to obtain the moon.

If everyone would practice to obtain the moon himself and realize the truth, we would not have any religious wars in this world. As I said, most religions are like fingers pointing to the moon. We must realize, however, that all those fingers come from one body and one family.

I sincerely hope that we no longer have any fighting within our one family.

What I am teaching you is not new. You heard about it before in either this or a past life. This daily teaching is simply to remind us so that we can be clear and live correctly in this and future lives. Believing this teaching is entirely the decision of the one who reads it. In addition, applying one’s own concept to this teaching is the choice of the reader himself or herself. © Ji Kwang Dae Poep Sa Nim