I thought, “what if I ask Bhante Dhammavuddho for one message.” Just one important message he likes to convey. We have listened to so many of his talks. Yes, they are all delightful. But now I just want one message for enlightenment. I hope to extract from him some essential Dhammic juices.
The answer was unexpected. I thought it will be some very deep things that I have to contemplate for a long time to understand, or something so profound that if I understood it, I will be enlightened.
His message was most simple. It can even benefit children. We can put it to use immediately in our daily lives. It is a tonic for ourselves, for our families and friends, and for the society we live in. It is a message of peace and goodness. If we bring it far enough, it is a message of freedom and enlightenment.
He reminds us to live a meaningful life that is of benefit to ourselves and others. When the time comes for us to go, we will go without regrets.
For many of us, there are many things we should do, but didn’t do. And there are things we should not have done, but we did. This will eventually lead to regrets and unhappiness. The knowledge of the Dhamma is a very helpful guide for us to live a meaningful life, a life that brings beneficial goodness to ourselves and others.