On Sunday 20 September, Sis. Tan Yee Yong conducted Lecture 3 of BPS 101 course – Buddhist Studies in Mandarin – on the topic of “Ten Wholesome Deeds” (‘Dasa Kusala Kamma’). She began the session by explaining the beneficial results of practising the ten wholesome actions that lead us to a happy life.
The Ten Wholesome Deeds discussed were:- (1) cultivating generosity, (2) upholding morality, (3) meditation and mental cultivation, (4) respect and reverence, (5) service to others, (6) transference of merits, (7) rejoicing in other’s good deeds, (8) listening to the Dhamma, (9) expounding the Dhamma, and (10) establishing right views.
Every intentional volition through our bodily action, speech and thought will result in its consequences. Whether these consequences are favourable to us or not will very much depend on our wholesome or unwholesome intentions.
During the group discussion session, participants discussed on situation they faced in daily life, and how they can practise the Ten Wholesome Deeds when socialising with others at home, school or the work place. Understanding of the law of ’cause and effect’ enables us to lead a peaceful and harmonious life with right views, thoughts and actions. Sadhu anumodana!