Archive for October, 2011

Venerable Suy Sovann Giving Speech on World Buddhist Sangha Youth (WBSY), the 8th General Conference


 

Dearest Dhamma Friends,

I, on behalf of Cambodian Buddhist student-monks studying in Sri Lanka and all Cambodian people, would like to express my sincere thanks to the most Venerable Anuruddha Thero, the General Secretary of WBSY for giving me the great opportunity to join the World Buddhist Sangha Youth, the 8th General Conference which was held in Dammbula, Sri Lanka on 27th – 30th of October, 2011. I have learned a lot from the most Venerable monks and dearest friends from different countries. I also was so happy when I was standing in front of hundreds of people to share what I have learned in my life from the Lord Buddha. I do know every living being needs peace and happiness in daily life. So, I would like to bless all living beings around the world to be well and happy! May all living beings be free from hatred! May all living being be free from suffering! With Metta,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nice Views, Good Taste, Sweat Memory on World Buddhist Sangha Youth, the 8th General Conference


Dearest Dhamma Friends,

We are living in this Universe. We have expectation which is natural thinking: Experiencing Happiness, Expelling Suffering, Living longer and not to die. The following is food which has been served on World Buddhist Sangha Youth, the 8th General Conference, in Dammbula, Sri Lanka. We were not experienced the way of living, but we also tasted the special food. Please try to join with us the next conference! With Metta,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Activity of Khmer Students on World Buddhist Sangha Youth, 8th General Conference


Dear Dhamma Friends,

I would like to share something with beloved friends around the world the great events. On 27th – 29th of October, 2011, four Khmer student-monks, Ven. Sok Theavy, Ven. Chhin Chamroeun, Ven. Bunthoeurn and Venerable Suy Sovann studying in Sri Lanka were invited to join the World Buddhist Sangha Youth, the 8th General Conference which was been held in Dammbula, Sri Lanka. Please visit the following pictures.

Venerable Sovann Suy (Left), Venerable Chhin Chamroeun (Right) with the Most Venerable Anuruddha Thero, the General Secretary of WBSY (World Buddhist Sangha Youth).

Cambodian monks, Burmese monks, Nepal monks, Indian monks, and Tipiten monks

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Wonderful Day, Sweet Memory!


Dear Dhamma friends,

Life is indeed wonderful! As a poor child from poor farmer family, I have never expected to get higher education in life. I was not only born in poor farmer family, but beloved mother also passed away when I was 8 years old. We, four brothers and sisters, have been well brought up by our beloved father and grandparents. Having lived as orphan children is quite lonely, but our father and grandparents always smile at us and support us as much as they could. In the evening, after dinner, my grandmother always told us a very good story of living as human beings. I have well kept in mind what was told. Not before long, with great compassion and loving-kindness, one day my beloved grandmother requested me to be monk’s student in Wat Kraya ( in 1995). I did not know who the monk was; where they came from and why they did so. I was so afraid of Buddhist monk at that time, but there was no choice. My dearest grandson, ‘you should be a monk because I want you to get good education’, my grandmother said. Now everything has been well understood how wonderful the monastic life is. With your great effort, now my life is wonderful, peaceful and happy in education. Thank you so much, dearest parents and grandparents, for bringing me up and showing the righteous way of living. My dearest mother and grandparents, I am very sorry that you had no more life to see how I am now. May you live peacefully and happily in your next lives! May Buddha bless you!

What I have mentioned above is just to let dearest friends know how I come today. Dearest friends in the Dhamma, I have never forgotten what my duty is. I do know how hard it is to live as orphan child in poor farmer family; how wonderful life is to live as a monk and how much the monastery helps me. With the help of beloved parents, grandparents, teachers, and friends, I get what I desire in life. Now I would like to share a few pictures which I ever get in life. Please enjoy looking these pictures with compassionate smile. With Metta,

My venerable friends, Venerable Sok Theavy, Ven. Socheat, Ven. Chhorn, Ven. Sam Oun,

Ven. Chhay Kosal, Ven. Chhin Chamroeun, Ven. Sam An and Ven. Suy Sovann  (from left to right).

Three Keap’s scholarship students, Ven. Sok Theavy, Ven. Chhin Chamroeun, and

Ven. Suy Sovann (from Left to Right), in Academic year 2010-201,1 (20-Oct-2011)

Venerable Chhay Kosal and Venerable Suy Sovann together with beloved friends from

three Japanese students, and American student. (20-Oct-2011)

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Kathina Program in Wat Kraya


Dear Dhamma friends,

I, on behalf of people in Kraya Commune, would like to inform beloved friends that our beloved people will celebrate the Kathina ceremony for Buddhist Monks in Wat Kraya. In accordance with the real situation, recently, our people around the country are suffering because of flood. Therefore, I would like to inform dear dhamma friends that if you wish to join us for the benefits of many, for the peace and happiness of the world, please contact the most Venerable Treng Koemlaon, Wat Patumavati # 23, Phnom Penh, Telephone: (+855) 095 88 77 76. For beloved Khmer people please read the following program in Khmer language.

Thank you so much for your kind help. May you all be well and happy! May Buddha bless you!

With Metta,

 

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ONE BUDDHA, ONE CHILD


ONE BUDDHA, ONE CHILD

By: Ven. Suy Sovann, Cambodian Monk

Paying Homage to the Noble Triple Gem,

Paying respect to the Most Venerable Organizers of WBSY,

Paying respect to the Most Venerable Sanghas,

Warmly welcome all Participants, Friends, Ladies and Gentlemen,

 

I, on behalf of all Cambodian Buddhist Student-Monks studying in Sri Lanka as well as all Cambodian people, would like to express my sincere thanks to the most Venerable organizers of WBSY for giving us a great honor to participate the 8th WBSY General Conference at T.B Thennakoon Memorial Hall Dambulla Galawala Sri Lanka.

 

We have a great opportunity to be here together as world Buddhist Sangha Youth. We would have done something good in the past lives together. We come here today for peace, happiness and harmony of the world. As well-beings no matter where in the world we are, which religion we believe, what race we belong to, but we must do good deeds in our daily lives. Here, a well-being must be a person who loves oneself and others. This means he must be a person who observes the morality in his daily living. We have already kept in mind we all are ones in the universe. We were, indeed, born in different parents, families and countries, but we, however, come together as a child of the Lord Buddha. We are the practitioners of the Teachings of the Buddha for the benefits of many, for peace and happiness of the world. The Teachings of the Lord Buddha remain in our heart and mind such as not to do any evil deeds, to do only wholesome actions, and to purify our mind from defilements. When one restrains from killing or harming others, one gives life to others with the great compassion and loving-kindness. One, indeed, should not kill a living being, nor cause it to be killed, nor should he incite another to kill. Do not injure any being, either strong or weak in the world. Well, we must love our neighbors as we love ourselves. The greatest universal teacher, Buddha shows us the righteous way of living called the Eightfold Noble Path – Right Understanding, Right Thought, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration, but we ourselves should follow these Noble Paths.

 

Dhamma friends, we should know our words are so powerful; they have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world. The fool thinks he has won a battle when he bullies with harsh speech, but knowing how to be forbearing alone makes one victorious. As a beautiful flower without fragrance is disappointing, so are the wise words without right action. As a beautiful flower with a delightful fragrance is pleasing, so is wise word and lovely speech when matched with right action. We are, however, what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world. Please keep in mind that ‘our worst enemy cannot harm us as much as our own unguarded thoughts’. Again, a well-being needs peace and happiness for his family and society. He who controls his body, who controls his tongue, who controls his mind, is well controlled. He who wishes his own peace and happiness by causing pain to others is not released from hatred, being himself entangled in the tangles of hatred. The Buddha said “Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten”.

 

In short, the 8th WBSY General Conference today brings many benefits to all of us. We should be aware that on our lives’ journey, Faith is nourishment, Virtuous Deeds are a shelter, Wisdom is the light by day, and Right Mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him; if he has conquered greed, nothing can limit his freedom. The Exalted One, Buddha taught us very clearly that there is no fire like greed, no crime like hatred, no sorrow like separation, no sickness like hunger of heart and no joy like the joy of freedom. Similarly, one should live in harmony with each other when things fall apart just as left hand and right hand never leave each other when the need arises. Even though one has nothing to give others, but absolutely not destroy their hope. At least one can cultivate loving-kindness towards them just as a mother would protect with her life her own son, her only son, so one should cultivate an unbounded mind towards all beings, and loving-kindness towards all the world.

 

Finally, may all beings in the world be well and happy! May all people around the world live harmoniously! May Buddha bless all people! Thank you so much!

Date: September 15, 2011

Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Non-Confusion of Action Is the Blessing!


Dearest teacher and all friends,

This is my great opportunity to stand in front of you today to share with you what I have learnt from this world. It is just my little experience, but we should learn together. Here what I would like to share with you is on ‘Confusion of Action’.

Dearest friends, to live peacefully and happily is really hard in our life’s journey. In the modern world, we need countless things for survival. Therefore, we try our best to do everything for life no matter how hard it is. Life and work must go together, but it should be in order. Life is useless without action. In our daily living, there are three actions, namely, bodily action, verbal action and mental action. Action must be done in order to get successful, but everything will not come true as we thought if we do not know how to make plans for action. We have to make plans for our lives from now on, no matter who we are. Hence, a few plans should be put in practices in order as follow:

– Making likeness to relevant actions by thinking it will help to your future,

– Focusing full concentrated to that activity,

– Making persistence to your mind that “I can learn and understand this action”,

– Understanding & making clear to yourself – new ideas about that action,

– Throw away ideas & thoughts that aren’t help or related to your new activity,

– Use that new idea to your day to day life

Furthermore, we should also understand the real meaning of life and time. Time should be used in proper way for the benefits of many, for peace and happiness of the world. Action should be well separated as the followings:

– Differences between Merits and Bad things,

– Differences between Right and Wrong,

– Who must be friends of us and Who must not,

– What important to your Future & What are not,

– One or more skill to making money

In short, human life is in need of moral actions which have been well prepared in order. Confusion of action brings unsuccessful and boring life. As a student must find out what should be performed for improving one’s skills for the future. Also everyone has to make plans for every activity in daily living. It is only one technique to avoid mental problems and stress. To get successful and wonderful work is required attention, making plans, putting it into practice and effort.

So, we should realize that life is struggle. Work and life were more of piece, but the work we do requires faith in our humanity. Our actions will produce results in present moment and in the future; thus we have to be responsible for our deeds. If we arrange our daily activities in order slowly, we will surely get successful and joyful life. Please keep in mind that all things can be mastered by mindfulness. And also you should note that “If you set out to heal the world, you will lose yourself. If you set out to heal yourself, you heal the world”.

Finally, I would like to express my sincere thanks to dearest teacher and friends for listening. May you be well and happy! May you be free from hatred! May you get successful in life!

Thank you!

22-08-2011

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