True Little Monk : A wisdom training program for novices
The Dhamma in this program is baesd on 4 concepts : Learn, Live, Love, Let go
Learning is an important Dhamma principle as it leads to the curiosity & exploration.
It is the crucial beginning because it initiates the whole learning process.
Live is the perseverances.
To live you will need perseverances and endurance.
One of the Buddhism practice is ordination.
Some might wonder whether it is too hard for young children to be ordained as novices?
But in practicing, perseverance & endurance are essential elements in daily life & Buddhism.
Certainly, Love and Compassion is the heart of living together in society.
The novices will learn about the compassion or "Metta" (เมตตา) in Dhamma terms.
These are connections going to other novices, with the preceptors.
The connections.. going with families with parents ..with communities & all things involved in this program.
? Let go
Let go is to understanding nature enough.
Understanding that nature is constantly changing.
If we hold on to what that goes.. against the law of the nature, it will grip too tightly..our hand is painful.
Meanwhile, if we can, not only letting go, but also being 'given' that is great letting go.
All novices and the audiences are very lucky because the master monks are highly respectable and from different countries.
They came to study Buddhism in Thailand with their international perspectives.
Most of all, they are beloved by Thai people, Thai Buddhists.
Moreover, there are vulnerable monks who kindly participated in this program.
The novices are the representatives that bring Buddha's teachings closer to all audiences, children & adults, with the purpose to build a harmonious & peaceful world.
Buddhism is the science of living together.
It is the science that brings fourth intelligence.
That is not only for the progress of physical world..but the highest wisdom to help us live wisely & happily together.
? Part of a valuable speech by
Mr. Supachai Chearavanont
CEO of CP Group