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10-5th 100-Day Practice
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We will begin the 62nd day of the 5th 100-Day
of the 10th 1000-Day of the 1st 10,000-Day Practice.
I take refuge in the Buddha.
I pay homage and reverence to the Buddha.
I am delighted to learn the Dharma.
I vow to practice diligently with the knowledge that all my suffering is caused by my own ignorance.
I am proud to be a disciple of the Buddha.
I vow to become a bodhisattva, liberating all sentient beings from suffering.
The root of all suffering and attachments is within ourselves.
Those who don't make the effort to closely reflect upon their own lives mistakenly believe that suffering and attachments come from the outside. Our attempts to find happiness and freedom by searching various religions, attending many temples and churches, and visiting different teachers are to no avail because the path to peace of mind can never be found outside of our minds.
No matter what kinds of problems we may have, if we reflect deeply, we realize that the root of our afflictions is within us and that the mind itself is empty. With this realization, our suffering naturally disappears.
Nevertheless, we still hold onto our opinions and make distinctions of right or wrong, thereby bringing all manner of suffering upon ourselves.
Once we free ourselves from our attachments, our suffering will immediately end.
When we look outwardly, our anger, frustration, hate and resentment often seem to be caused by others.
However, upon introspection, we realize that those feelings arise in us because we are caught up in the notion, “I am right.”
When we realize that nothing is inherently right or wrong in the Dharma and let go of the thought, “I am right,” all of our suffering and karmic hindrances will disappear.
Keeping the meaning of *Chamhoe (참회, 懺悔, Repentance) and your aspiration in mind, perform each bow while reflecting upon and repenting for your past actions.
Meditate for 10 minutes or more.
Close your eyes and straighten your back. Focus your mind on the tip of your nose around your nostrils. Observe the breath as you inhale and exhale.
Read today's sutra three times.
Our modern civilization is facing a serious crisis. People are losing their humanity, communities are disintegrating, and the natural environment is being destroyed. We look to the teachings of the Buddha to find solutions to these problems.
We base our perspective of the world on the Law of Interdependence.
As this exists, that exists, and if this ceases to exist that will also cease to exist. This is the state of things as they are. Since everything is interdependent, your death signifies my death, and your survival means my survival. Also, your unhappiness turns into my unhappiness, and your happiness leads to my happiness. Based on this dependent origination, we pursue the path we can travel together in happiness. Just as a variety of flowers makes a garden, the diversity of people creates harmony and balance. We wish to form a new civilization in which love overcomes jealousy and envy; harmony triumphs over confrontation and competition; and peace prevails over conflict and war.
We take the Buddha and bodhisattvas as the models for our own lives.
Following in the footsteps of the Buddha, who lived an austere life with only one set of robes and one food bowl, we assume the mindset of a practitioner by eating mindfully and living frugally and diligently, unhindered by anything in the world. Furthermore, we look to the Compassionate Bodhisattva, Avalokiteshvara, who embraces the pain of all beings, and the Great Vows Bodhisattva, Kshitigarbba, who goes to Hell to save all beings, as our role models. Finally, we vow to be Mahayana Bodhisattvas, who save all sentient beings from suffering.
We uphold the principles of non-ego, non-possession and non-obstinacy in our practice.
With the aim of creating Jungto, we vow to surrender our egos, possessions and obstinacy to become bodhisattvas who solely cater to the needs of sentient beings. By changing our mindset, we hope to become free of attachments and suffering. Furthermore, we vow to overcome the crisis impending on our civilization by creating Jungto, a world in which individuals are happy, communities are peaceful, and the natural environment is preserved.
1. We free ourselves from suffering and serve our neighbors and the world.
2. We cultivate Jungto practitioners who contribute to building Jungto.
3. We practice, donate and volunteer online from our homes.
4. We embody the “Mosaic Buddha” by engaging in Jungto group activities.
5. We promote happiness for all human beings by running
the Happiness School programs worldwide.
6. We take actions that contribute to world peace.
7. We expand our efforts to eradicate poverty, disease, and illiteracy.
8. To preserve Earth, we practice zero-waste in our everyday lives.
9. We offer Jungto Dharma talks in different languages in order to spread the Buddha's teachings around the world.
10. We build a new civilization where people share and stand in solidarity with one another.
I vow to build Jungto, a land where no sentient beings suffer.
I vow to end all suffering and emotional afflictions through practice.
I vow to learn all of the Buddha's teachings.
I vow to attain Buddhahood together with all sentient beings.
Recognize your state of mind
during today's practice
and write it down.
Donate more than
a dollar every day.
Perform at least
one good deed every day.