During our lives, we should make great vows to benefit everyone in the world so that they may be happy and at peace.
By vowing to be like a tree or a bridge, we offer others a shelter as well as a path to walk on. When we vow to teach the Dharma to others, others can benefit from our teachings and begin their lives anew.
We can bring harmony to our families by vowing to be a better spouse, a more loving child, and a more respectful sibling. In addition, we should vow to educate our children, so that they may become the future leaders of society.
Reading sutras, chanting the Buddha’s names, speaking good words, and smiling at others everyday are all ways to put our vows into practice.