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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

吃几多,穿几多,是注定嘅。


刚刚开始Sem Break,终于有时间疯狂更新之前堆积下来的Draft哈哈 :D

吃几多,穿几多,是注定。
表面上看,这句话指点我们做人要知足。
例如赚钱。倘若你赚多了,超出你原有的平衡,钱就会从别的管道溜走,或许你生了场大病,钱就这么给花掉。
所以现在常常流行一句话:钱多钱少,够吃就好。

但有时深入去看,会发现另一个疑问。
何谓几多?几多是多少?每个人的 “几多” 可不一样。
为何有些人有车有楼很幸福,而有些人却为三餐而苦恼?
当然你可以用 “因果” 去解释这一切。但同样地,在一件事上,答案不仅仅只有一个。
说到这,想起在网上有个故事,对我挺有启发。
不记得那个故事的详细内容,大概叙述吧~
有个富翁,他原本拥有一千万的命,但后来他摆酒,杀了不少鱼鱼肉肉,结果从几千万变成几百万的命。后来忘记了他干什么着,结果竟然从几千万变成只剩下几十万的福报。那个人依然是个富翁,但如此大的变化,富翁又怎么会知道?

在这里,重点的不是你有 “多少”,而是修福的重要性。
吃几多,穿几多,在乎的是你修了多少,做了多少好事与坏事。
人固然要知足,但不代表原地踏步。所谓的知足是活在当下,不因为多赚几个钱,而赔上了健康,结果所赚的钱也不够买回健康。

没主动去修福,其实对你已经是件坏事,逆境自然现前。
一说做好事,有人就会说他们没有杀人放火,没有偷盗没有吝啬。记着,这是人人不该做的事。请问你来这世上是为了杀人放火吗?
什么事都不干,什么事都不学,敢问你未来人生会有多幸福?

在四十岁前,你所享有的都是前世你修回来的。
四十岁后,你所享有的就是今世你累积的福报。
倘若你注意到的话,有人在四十岁前很风光拥有很多资产,但所有财产都在四十岁左右被一个金融风暴,或者一个家庭风暴,或者一个病,给花光了。这就表示着他/她 今世没有福报去享有他有的资产。

很幸运,在这个年代,发觉身边很多人都有修福的意识。
可以见到有做财布施的富翁越来越有钱;而没有钱布施的人也有去服务大众当义工,做体力布施,在几年后也见到明显的福报。

这就是为什么佛家常常说:人的命运可以改变。
要改变命运,只修福可不够。没有智慧,你依然不懂怎么去享受你拥有的福报。
有福报,不代表没有你的人生从此一帆风顺无烦恼。
所谓:烦恼即是菩提。烦恼的出现是为了让你运用智慧去解决问题。这就是为什么我们要学佛理。
佛理说的不是外星语,而是真理与真相。

修福的话,想要个幸福的人生,不妨做:
注:布施 意思是 “施舍”

(a) 财布施:分成内财和外财。
内财布施:用我们的劳力替人服务(称为体力布施);或 用我们的智慧替别人筹划。
外财布施:身外之物。例如布施财产,衣服,动产,不动产。

(b) 法布施:凡是我们自己会的,别人想学,我们帮助他,教会他,不吝啬。不怕别人学会后比自己强,这其中的果报功德不可思议啊。

(c) 无畏布施:“畏” 意思是恐惧与害怕。
当别人害怕时,帮助他人离开一切恐惧,使他身心安稳,就叫做无畏布施。
特别是军人,他们的职责就是保护国家,保障人民,所以他们都做到无畏布施,福报不可思议。

最后,还是以一句 “钱多钱少,够吃就好” 来做为结尾。
提醒自己,别做金钱的奴隶,切记修福,学习,经历,老实念佛,度过这一生。

今世警惕自己,不再为金钱名利而活,一切皆过眼云烟,在过去几十世不知重复轮回了多少类似的生活。是时候提醒自己要走出轮回,往生西方。
我们来这世上是游学与经历。
而要往生西方,除了以自己最大的能力去帮助人,就是念佛。
虽然要放下金钱名利真的很不容易。
切记切记!

在面对着同一件事,每个人都会有不一样的体会。
纯属分享,共勉之。

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Finally my semester break begins, have some time to update the blog and have mood to translate into English version (which usually I don't) XD.
Apologize for my poor English, but since "sharing is caring", so I will still post it in English as I can anyway.

The central of this passage is, "Is what you have already a fate?”

"How much do you have (eg. food, money, shelter, clothing) is predestined in this lifetime", say the old folks. (Direct translation)
Seemingly, this saying told us being content with what we have.
For example, if you earn more money than what you should have or exceed your threshold monetary value, then you might lose it. Maybe you came through a serious illness or crisis and need to waste money for it.

So there is a famous Chinese saying, "A little or much money, enough for eat is enough".

However, do you realize there is a doubt with the statement?
How do you define by "how much"? We all are from different background with different life experience.
If "how much" is a fixed term, then why are some people so rich and others so poor?
Perhaps you can explain this situation by using "Karma", but there is no single answer since it is not exam based question that may restrict our thinking.
"Karma" means the result of a person's actions.

The main point here is not depends on "how much" you have in this lifetime, it depends on how many good deeds or evil you have done for others?
Although we should learn to be content and appreciate what we have, but it doesn't mean we should step on the same place. At least don't sacrifice your health to make money as it is a bad investment.

Honestly it could be bad for you if you're not taking any initiative in doing good or helping people in a positive orientation. Doing nothing, learn nothing, can you imagine how happy are you in the future? What do you deserve?
When talking about doing good, there must be people saying that neither they commit murder nor steal, why do they have bad luck or bad endings?
Come on, it should be the responsibility of every human being, don't you come to this world for committing murder?

Before 40 years old, what you have is the accumulated result of all your actions from all your past lifetimes.
After 40, what you enjoy is the accumulated result of all your good/ evil deeds from this lifetime.
If you notice, there were rich people out there but they encountered crisis around 40 years old which causes them suffered a big monetary loss, maybe was because of poor health or big financial crisis. It just means they don't have good karmic reward to enjoy their prestige.

Fortunately, many people getting involved in doing good nowadays (eg. community service, do charity, advocacy, donation, free treatment etc.). It can be seen that people have better life when they always helping others after few years. They were deserved to enjoy the consequences of their good deeds.

That's why Buddhism always keep a belief that, "Fate is never truly set".
and yes, everything is entirely preventable, and fate is changeable.
Besides learning to help others, enough knowledge and wisdom are needed so you know how to handle your karmic reward. Without wisdom, you might just waste your opportunity or reward in a useless way. So, we must strive best to learn the truth from Buddhist doctrine.

Do you want to strive for happiness in your future? "Dana" can be referred as a guide for better life.
Basically, "Dana" means generosity or giving.
It is more blessed to give than to receive, right?

There are different types of Dana:
1. Anna Dāna: Donating money, food to poor and needy, pilgrims, patients at hospitals, orphanages, old age homes etc.,
2. Vidya Dāna: Donating/Sharing Knowledge for education. "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." In Christianity, it is also known as the Gift of Knowledge.
3. Aushadhaa Daana: Charity of free medicine to the sick and diseased
4. Abhay Daana: Giving freedom from fear (Help others of overcoming fear)

Keep reminding myself.
We are here to learn, to experience, to give a helping hand.
A little or much money, enough for eat is enough.
Always keep the Buddha in my mind, speech, and daily activities.
Everything is as transient as a fleeting cloud.

P.S. Just sharing

1 comment:

  1. 无畏布施得健康,布施医药也是无畏布施的一种

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