On Sunday 5 June, Bro. Tan Siang Chye delivered a Dhamma sharing on this year’s ‘Gimhāna Period’ theme – ‘Living in Harmony’. He shared that when we have harmony within, we are free from internal conflict and are confident in our life purpose. This in itself, leads to us having a peaceful and happy nature which positively impacts those around us.
Our mental conditioning affects our choices. Therefore, we need to train our minds as it determines the skillfullness and wisdom of our choices. When we develop mental states such as mindfulness, goodwill and harmlessness, we do not commit unwholesome kamma. In the Kimatthiya Sutta (AN 10.1), the Buddha said that one who is of wholesome morality, is free from remorse and can attain states of happiness, tranquility and wisdom.
Acceptance is another quality which we must develop to face the realities of life with equanimity. We must also accept that everyone has their own different conditions & choices, so that we can let go of unreasonable expectations which are causes of friction, anger and discord. By allowing our heart to soften this way, we will soon find harmony with ourselves and others.
To listen to the full Dhamma sharing, please click here.