On Sunday 31 January, Sis. Santi Cheang gave a Dhamma sharing which was most pertinent for the festive season. She spoke about the root causes of conflicts and how to avoid them, citing the ‘Samagama Sutta’ of Majjhima Nikaya (Sutta No.104).
Sis. Santi explained that if we wanted to live in a happy and harmonious community, we shuold try to avoid conflict and practice the six principles of cordiality, which comprise bodily, verbal, and mental acts of loving kindness; sharing gains without reservation; having common values and virtues, as well as having right views.
With Chinese New Year just around the corner, and families gathering for reunion dinners, may we be mindful to be cordial at all times and not to get into unpleasant disputes with our relatives and friends which would mar the joyful occasion. We thank Sis. Santi for her timely and insightful Dhamma sharing. Sadhu anumodana!