blessing of the dharma in degenerated times

blessing of the dharma in degenerated times

Buddha told his monks: Monks of his time, those who abide with all the vinaya rules they have so much merit. And then the Buddha said: monks in the future degenerated time which is I guess now, if a monk breaks almost all the vows, maybe keeps one, the merit is equal if not more. Really this is Buddha’s statement. And it actually is very logical. Because the path is a remedy or antidote to the problems. So this is one of the beauty of the dharma, as the time gets degenerated, the blessing of the dharma gets more powerful. Because we have much more challenge. During those days, the monks, they don’t have the view of G-strings for instance, right. Nowadays we do. So there is much more challenge.

Parting from the four attachments, Nepal June 2009
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