Students from De La Salle College Came to Religious Study at the Temple  

Students from De La Salle College Came to Religious Study at the Temple


Most people are clueless about the subject of life and death and tend to avoid the subject all together. But 44 year 12 students from De La Salle College especially came to study this subject matter at the temple as a part of their religious studies class. Under the guidance of their teacher Brendan Bergin they took a tour of the temple led by volunteer Annie Chang and listened to a lecture from Venerable Miaoyu titled ¡°Buddhism¡¯s Perspective on Life after Death¡±.

The Venerable talked about life¡¯s cyclic birth and death through explanations about 12 Linked Chains of Dependent Origination. She explained the constant changing phenomena between life and death, so that one can understanding the truth of the process and understand how to view life after death. The life and death of sentient beings are determined by their karma, but a liberated sage determines their lives according to their vows. Hence an enlightened person will have the attitude of ¡°Not overjoyed over living and not lamenting over death¡± when viewing this subject matter, as they understood that living is but an extension of death and death is but a changing point in life. So birth isn¡¯t really having ever been born and death isn¡¯t really having ever died, therefore when one can personally experience the non-dual suchness of birth and death, then they will not be confused by the process. Instead one will be able to be at peace by transcending the constraints of life and death.

Students from De La Salle College Came to Religious Study at the Temple  
Students from De La Salle College Came to Religious Study at the Temple  
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