The True Wise Ones


In any works for both worldly and Dhamma world, Buddha differentiates the work carried out by the wise and the unwise. The wise ones continuously learn from others, not only are they skillful but also know to think over any problems without bias in order to win an argument, to avoid any responsibilities or not to be blamed. . There are various factors determining an outcome of work. Success does not depend on ourselves alone. Reconsidering or thinking over carefully will minimize damage and will result in the most probable succeed. Those who work with emotion or passion, relying only upon the affection to the work but lacking the thinking-over, may make a mistake. . Buddha, the wisest one, has taught about the thinking-over in the Iddhipàda 4, the four factors essential for any success. ‘Vimanksa’ is the last of the four factors: Chanta, Viriya, Citta, Vimanksa. Chanta is the fond of work. Viriya is diligence, i.e. having effort. Citta means to pay attention to or be interested in. If we take the Buddha’s words seriously and follow everything he has taught, we will hardly face the word ‘mistake’. Most people who work diligently have the first 3 factors but often miss the last one. Most people diligently walk forwards without reflecting well on the work or thinking over about the work. They only want to go ahead and do it. . Real foreign professionals leave their bias off the table before starting their work and review the knowledge they have learned and the skills they have acquired. This is why they become experts to whom Thai people must pay a high service fee for although Thais have enough knowledge and skills. But we very often do not have ‘Vimanksa’ and do things with bias. Four types of biases can arise in one’s mind. They are as follows:

1. Chandagati: bias due to a like, a fond of or a love. 2. Dosagati: bias due to having a feeling of anger, hatred or dislike. 3. Mohagati: bias due to having an illusion, being unconsciously ignorant of or being fooled of a true situation. 4. Bhayagati: bias due to being coward, being afraid of offending someone, being afraid of other’s power, or concerning a benefit lost. . We live in the world where we need to support each other. If one has bias, it would be unfair to another. Unfairness brings anger and distress accumulating into the condense root of Kiles, building karma and increasing number of karmic enemies one has to pay for. . Master Acharavadee Wongsakon Source: Selected from Master’s Word “A Dhamma foundation and the 2 types of people that is hard to find” 6 September 2018 . Quote on Picture The true wise ones are not only wise and skillful But also know to think over any problems Without bias in order to win an argument, Or to avoid having any responsibilities or not to be blamed… We live in the world where we need to support each other. Don’t let a bias obscure the mind. . Translation by: Kanokros Phalakornkul ,Wisuwat Sutthakorn, Pimchanok Thanitsond, and Peeraphong Chearanai

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