Mantra Chanting Can Help Fight Invaders?

Ngày đăng: 18-04-2021

If there is a military invasion. What kind of prayers should I chant for the country’s peace?


Student asked:
 
Zen Buddhism is a realistic and scientific dharma. Buddha also said that be a family man, you have to take care of your family. Be a citizen, you have to take care of your country. However, I see some monks organize worship to pray for wealth and peace. I am confused. If there is a military invasion. What kinds of prayers should we chant for the country’s peace?
 
Teacher replied:
 
If there is a military invasion, it’s alright for praying. However, when you pray, you need to give them money to tell them not to invade your country, but go to invade elsewhere. The worshipers must put the money in the singing bowl and ask the invader to take it and leave. That is how to pray to fight an enemy. On the contrary , if you pray and cry for the enemy not invading, you might be endangered.
 
Zen Zong dharma does not behave like that. it behaves like King Tran Nhan Tong. We will fight back if you invade our country. I don’t invade your country. However, if you invade my country, I will fight back. Zen Buddhism is realistic and scientific. Be a family man, you have to take care of your family.  Be a citizen, you have to take care of your country. You have freedom to choose whichever to follow: either CHANTING or FIGHTING. In the Declaration of Independence, Uncle Ho has said: ’’Nobody can steal away human’s civil rights. Those are undeniable truths’’, so everyone has a freedom of belief, Constitution law includes these rights very clearly. If you still think I am wrong, I would like to invite you to come here for a face-to-face confrontation. If you want to slander the Prime minister, please send a formal letter to him. If you want to slander UNESCO, please send a formal letter to the organization. If you want to slander the cultural heritage of Vietnam, please send a formal letter to that organization. If you have integrity, be a do-er not a don't-er. If you are a truthful person, please come here to confront me about Zen Dharma instead of stealthily speaking.
 
Zen Rectification - Zen question on February, 16, 2020