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古德云:佛法在世間,不離世間覺

在這個人心纷亂且不安的年代,我們作為佛弟子,應怎樣去栽培應有的內涵和素質。從以下的故事會給我們一些啟發。

如果你的孩子被偷東西,你會讓他們捉小偷或讓他們找老師揭發嗎?看完下面,你會知道善待每一個人,才是我們要教會孩子的。請把這個教給孩子,無論什麼時候都不遲。

宿舍裡,所有人都在午睡。唯獨3號床的小女孩偷偷爬起來,躡手躡腳地走到1號床女生的床頭旁,看了一眼對方後, 小心翼翼地拿起1號床女生的洗衣粉,倒在自己的洗衣盆裡。當她做完這一系列動作後爬上床,回頭看看1號床,姿勢沒變、還在酣睡。

第二天下午,3號床清洗衣服,當她一把拿過自己的洗衣粉袋子時,感覺手很沉,不可能!自己的洗衣粉只剩下一點,可是裡面卻是滿滿的洗衣粉,味道清香,味道也跟自己原來的不一樣。細看了看袋子,的確沒錯,正是自己買的山寨牌洗衣粉。當她從洗手間出來,一眼間看到1號床女生的洗衣粉袋子乾癟了,1號床女生正在朝自己笑著眨眼。 3號床女生的喉嚨突然似乎被什麼堵住了……

10年過去了,在一次同學聚會上,曾經的1號床女生和曾經的3號床女生坐在一起。3號床女生小聲跟1號床女生說:「感謝你的舉動,你的寬容改變了我,也可能挽救了很多條生命!」號床女生露出驚訝的表情,3號床女生說:「真有伱這麼個女孩關心我!」

回想起,她,當刻的女孩,在街邊小攤買最便宜的洗髮水,結果因為搓不出泡被同學取笑;她將早餐的饅頭放到下午吃,結果因為變味還啃著吃而被同學笑精神有問題;她穿父親的咖啡色大毛衣上學禦寒,結果被同學笑是小丑;她到飯堂只打白飯,央求打菜師傅淋菜汁吃,結果被人視為另類 …… 女孩在學校感覺不到任何愛,只有無邊的冷漠和嘲諷。她很多次都將剪刀踹在手裡,幻想著沖上前一陣刺……直到看到了自己那袋已經被人裝滿的洗衣粉!

「謝謝你改變了我,還因此救了很多條生命!而我也可能已經像馬加爵那樣……」

1號床震驚過後,笑著說:「好險,原來我差點在10年前死了!不要謝我,請謝我的媽媽!」其實當我看到你偷偷將我的洗衣粉倒在你的洗衣盆裡的時候,我不知道該怎麼做,我偷偷給媽媽打電話,媽媽跟我說:「如果你的洗衣粉很多,你會偷別人的嗎?」我否定。媽媽又說:「如果你的洗衣粉很多,可以分一些給需要的人!」就這樣,我把自己的洗衣粉倒了給你;3號床淚流滿面。

一句簡單的話,一個小小的舉動,改變了一個人,並且挽救了一些可能被刺死的生命,包括自己的性命!永遠也不要忽略了"善待"的力量!作為父母,我們要將這個教給孩子。讓我們從自身開始,以佛陀所說的六波羅(布施、持戒、忍辱、精進、襌定、智慧)及四攝法(布施、愛語、利行、同事)為導,栽培良好的品格。建立正確的人生觀。

會友們共同努力,所謂大慈予樂、大悲拔苦、大智為導,把佛陀慈悲喜捨,愍念眾生的大無畏精神,在你和我之間,共同展現。也期望基金會之會友們,眾志成城,不分彼此,不分你我,共同攜手為創造和諧社會而努力。

阿彌陀佛

道妙 合什

古德云:摘自弘一大師之格言别錄

修己,以清心為要。
涉世,以慎言為先。

惡,莫大於縱己之欲。
禍,莫大於言人之非。

律己,宜带秋氣。
處世,須帶春風。

静坐,常思己過。
閒談,莫論人非。

臨事,須替别人想。
論人,先將自己想。

弘一律師持戒精嚴,且悲心切切,度人無倦,尤以律學著作颇多,實為後學之楷模。

古人云:不經一番寒徹骨,那得梅花撲鼻香。

有超人的見地不容易。这個人一定有過人智慧。對自己能刻苦耐勞能夠堪忍,對别人謙卑有禮。對上要尊敬,對下要和。能做到的話,他日必為人所尊重。一個人有錢不難,有德很難。德者道德也。有德的人必有福,有福的人無德,福唔會長久。

在丙辛年初九日,祝福大家 福慧圓滿 身心安樂 如意吉祥!

古人云:寶林寺幻亭上的對聯

道妙法師: 大嶼山寶林寺客堂門前有一幻亭。幻亭有一首對聯。是聖一老和尚題詞。對聯是:
色身是幻 何妨捨己利人
罪福本空 便可證真斷惑
文字雖短,義理頗深。大家不妨來參究参究。

道妙法師: 四大本空,五蕴非有。故此思惟色身是幻。色心和合有身。色心不能不合,身體壞滅。凡夫借假修真而已。幻者幻有也,不實也。如是深入觀察。有情生命是分段生死分段者一個又一個段落。生生死死又死死生生。那一個才是我呢!

既是幻身。何不以此色身來作利他之行,捨小我來成就大我。

釋迦世尊在因地修行走過的路正是我輩學習榜樣。

罪福本空,罪業福業無不是眾因緣所生法。眾因緣即不是單一的,是有著許多過去因今日缘所招感。故罪福體性本是空的。能依此思維罪福本空,包括世間森羅萬象亦從因缘而生,亦從因緣而滅。故其體性亦空。但空中亦有不空。眾因緣和合故有,眾因緣不和合故無。我們的色身亦如是,乃至山河大地亦如是。故此修行中明白這個道理有什麼帮助呢?

就是破除凡夫的我執和法執。從而觀察真如自性,本自空寂的道理。这個是帮助我們從事相觀察理體。理體是什麼?就是我們佛性,也是本有清淨心,也叫真如,也叫如來藏。它不生不滅,不垢不淨,不增不減。

老和尚的對聯是指引後學修行的方向。

古人云:佛法在世間,不離世間覺

在開啟網頁第一篇文章,道妙選擇了以下的故事和大家分享。 古德云:佛法在世間,不離世間覺。 在這個人心纷亂且不安的年代,我們作為佛弟子,應怎樣去栽培應有的內涵和素質。從以下的故事會給我們一些啟發。

道妙法師 : 如果你的孩子被偷東西,你會讓他們捉小偷或讓他們找老師揭發嗎?看完下面,你會知道善待每一個人,才是我們要教會孩子的。請把這個教給孩子,無論什麼時候都不遲。

宿舍裡,所有人都在午睡。唯獨3號床的小女孩偷偷爬起來,躡手躡腳地走到1號床女生的床頭旁,看了一眼對方後, 小心翼翼地拿起1號床女生的洗衣粉,倒在自己的洗衣盆裡。當她做完這一系列動作後爬上床,回頭看看1號床,姿勢沒變、還在酣睡。

第二天下午,3號床清洗衣服,當她一把拿過自己的洗衣粉袋子時,感覺手很沉,不可能!

自己的洗衣粉只剩下一點,可是裡面卻是滿滿的洗衣粉,味道清香,味道也跟自己原來的不一樣。細看了看袋子,的確沒錯,正是自己買的山寨牌洗衣粉。

當她從洗手間出來,一眼間看到1號床女生的洗衣粉袋子乾癟了,1號床女生正在朝自己笑著眨眼。 3號床女生的喉嚨突然似乎被什麼堵住了……

10年過去了,在一次同學聚會上,曾經的1號床女生和曾經的3號床女生坐在一起。

3號床女生小聲跟1號床女生說:「感謝你的舉動,你的寬容改變了我,也可能挽救了很多條生命!」

1號床女生露出驚訝的表情,3號床女生說:

有這麼個女孩,

她在街邊小攤買最便宜的洗髮水,結果因為搓不出泡被同學取笑;

她將早餐的饅頭放到下午吃,結果因為變味還啃著吃而被同學笑精神有問題;

她穿父親的咖啡色大毛衣上學禦寒,結果被同學笑是小丑;

她到飯堂只打白飯,央求打菜師傅淋菜汁吃,結果被人視為另類 ……

女孩在學校感覺不到任何愛,只有無邊的冷漠和嘲諷。她很多次都將剪刀踹手裡,幻想著沖上前一陣刺……直到看到了自己那袋被人裝滿的洗衣粉!

「謝謝你改變了我,還因此救了很多條生命!而我也可能已經像馬加爵那樣……」

1號床震驚過後,笑著說:「好險,原來我差點在10年前死了!不要謝我,請謝我的媽媽!」

其實當我看到你偷偷將我的洗衣粉倒在你的洗衣盆裡的時候,我不知道該怎麼做,我偷偷給媽媽打電話,媽媽跟我說:「如果你的洗衣粉很多,你會偷別人的嗎?」我否定。

媽媽又說,「如果你的洗衣粉很多,可以分一些給需要的人!」就這樣,我把自己的洗衣粉倒了給你。

3號床淚流滿面。

一句簡單的話,一個小小的舉動,改變了一個人,並且挽救了一些可能被刺死的生命,包括自己的性命!永遠也不要忽略了"善待"的力量!作為一父母,我們要將這個教給孩子。

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古德云:善用每個三分鐘

一位十九歲學生拜訪香音師父。

學生:我的集中力很短。
師父:有多短?
學生:不論我做任何事情,只能維持三分鐘。

師父:三分鐘已經很長了!

學生對香音師父的回應感到十分愕然!

師父:你知道嗎,如果你能夠由三分鐘做起,並將此三分鐘擴展到做任何事情上,那你生命中的一切皆可成就!

學生向師父報以微笑!

評論:現今的人們只有很短的集中力,亦因此很容易放棄。所以,若我們能夠集中三分鐘,已經很好了!我們可以不間斷地運用這短短的三分鐘間隔。當心忘失了,便訓練我們的心返回當下,並專注於另一個三分鐘......

一棵芒果樹需要一年時間才能結果,但一年之中有很多三分鐘,可以讓我們用功,待時間成熟自然會結果。

Title:Zen Master Seung Sahn Teachings

Once Zen Master Seung Sahn asked a monk: "How is your practice?"

Then monk responded: "It's okay. Nothing special. It's just boring!"

ZMSS replied: "Boredom means 'lazy mind'. If you do it 100% then there's no boredom!"

This story really hit me because sometimes I do find sitting boring, especially during long retreats. But if we do it 100% -- for me, that means just sit and 100% chant my mantra -- then there's no such thing as "boredom". It's when I don't do it 100% that "boredom" emerges.

Sometimes our teachers compare practice to brushing our teeth or taking a shower -- it's a cleaning for the mind that must take place daily, or else we will stink! We don't get bored with brushing our teeth or taking a shower, so why do we get bored with practice? Formal practice needs to become a regular part of our daily routine so that we can use it all the time -- moment to moment, perceiving clearly, what is this? how may I help?

Title: You are here

A monk from Malaysia shared a story from his retreat centre in Ipoh.

One day, many monkeys came to the centre when they were preparing for a retreat. In a very short time, these wild monkeys turned the whole centre upside down, especially in the kitchen. They became frequent visitors to the centre, and they came just to disturb and mess up everything.

All the volunteers and the monk were frustrated. The retreat centre is a place for quietude and practice. It is not for the hostile monkeys to come and turn it into their playground and war zone. Finally the volunteers called for a meeting. Many suggestions were proposed: poison them, cage them, put up electrical barb wires, call the government department to shoot them, etc.

After this meeting and before any action was taken, the monkeys became more hostile and fierce. They even wanted to attack the monk. The leader of the monkeys came to him with an angry face showing its teeth as if it wanted to take revenge. The monk was astounded. At the same time he understood his own mistake. How could I just think of helping the retreat students and not think of the monkeys as well. They are also sentient beings that we vow to save... With this realisation and remorse, he repented deeply to the monkeys. But only repentance is not enough, I must take a few more steps, he thought to himself. So he brought all the things that the monkeys liked to eat and put them in the open area of the kitchen. Interestingly, the monkeys did not respond to this good will. They did not take anything that was offered to them; instead, they continued their hostile actions towards the centre. The monk continued to repent and make offerings to the monkeys. After a week the monkeys calmed down a bit. They started to look at the food offered to them, but they still wouldn't eat the food. They just came and checked on the food. After a few more days they at last grabbed the food and ran away quickly. Then slowly they came and sat next to the monk, checking on the food. Finally they sat down to eat the offering. After some time, the monkeys stopped coming to the temple, and the temple is now free from the monkeys disturbing them.

This is a good story about how our thinking creates our world. Thinking bad, attract revenge. Change our attitude with correct action, the whole situation can be transformed. This world has more and more conflicts. Out of ignorance more and more people want to kill each other. With our sincere action of helping each other, we can heal the wounds that we once created.

2016 is the year of the monkey. Monkeys are very active, mischievous and clever. The good thing about them is that you can train and tame them. When they are disciplined, and once they've mastered their skills, they can do many tricks and help their master. This is true to our monkey mind. It is restless with no direction. Once we train this monkey mind, this mind can help this world and bring happiness and peace to the whole universe.

We wishes you all a happy new year filled with good training that will tame this monkey mind and fruitful experiences that will bring happiness and harmony to you and this world!

Title: Make good use of every 3 minutes

One 19 year-old student came to see Sifu.

Student: My concentration is very short.

Sifu : How short?

Student : Whatever I do, it lasts only 3 minutes.

Sifu : 3 minutes already is long.

The Student was surprised with Sifu's answer!

Sifu : You know, if you can start from 3 minutes and extend this 3 minutes to everything you do then you can accomplish everything in your life.

The student gives Sifu a big smile.

Commentary:

Nowadays people have very short focusing energy; because of that they give up very easily. So if we were able to focus for 3 minutes that is already very good. This short interval could be applied moment to moment. The mind runs away; then train our mind to come back for another 3 minutes...

A mango tree needs a year to bear fruit; there are many 3 minutes throughout the year for us to make effort and bear fruit.

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