An Dong Maitreya Hill morning lesson

A guide on Sutra recitation

Meditate for 3 minutes ,regulate your breathing, focus on your mind

Eye focus on the sutra, finger points on the sutra, recite the sutra, listen to the sutra, mind concentration, breath naturally and unhurriedly.

Sutra begins in your heart, clearly and peacefully

Sutra passes your eyes, with clarity

Sutra comes out from your mouth , clear words and sound

Sutra enter your ears , clearly

Sutra enter your conscience, and clearly heard.

2020/06/21(5)體念親心, 即時行孝道之10——人生意義在哪裡?賺錢嗎?人生以賺錢為最有意義嗎?所謂的人生意義、生命的究竟,如果不來探討的話,你會清楚嗎?有可能連孝順父母的事,你都不清楚喔!要知道,父母要拉拔一個孩子,可真的是費盡了千… 辛萬苦,這其中的歷程,不是身為子女所能明白的。人間有苦有樂,是相對待的,而盛衰興亡轉瞬間,哪一件事是你的啊?往往在你身邊最親近的,最容易得到,也最容易溜走。所以,要好好把握你現在所擁有的幸福。

(5)體念親心,即時行孝道 之10
Understanding parents' intentions, and to act filial piety-10

What is the meaning of life? Is it making money? Is making money the meaning of life?

所謂的人生意義、生命的究竟, 如果不來探討的話,你會清楚嗎?
The so-called meaning of life, if you do not attempt to explore it, will the answer ever be clear to you?

It is possible that you may not even understand filial piety! You must know, for parents to raise and educate a child takes a lot of hard work.

This experience is not something that child can understand.

There are suffering and happiness in the world, and all is relative. Through life's ups and downs, which part is considered yours?

The things that are easiest to obtain are those that are closest to us, but at the same time they are also the easiest to be lost. Thus we must cherish the moment and be grateful of what we have.

Don't 《take the wrong car》in life

There was an old movie in Taiwan in 1983 《Take the wrong car》,

It's a story about a veteran, who lives by collecting garbage for recycle. "Any empty bottles for sale" he would ask.

小喇叭收購玻璃瓶,有一天在路邊撿到一位小女娃阿美,他用心的呵護, 視如己出把她養大。
One day he adopted a little girl Ami on the side of the road. He took care of her and raised her like his on child.

When Ami was in elementary school, the next door family was going to kill a dog but was rescued by Ami. The dog then lived with Ami and the mute uncle, and took care of them.

During the growth process of Ami, both the mute uncle and the dog Laifu took great care of the Ami. Chiran, who accompanied the uncle got jealous of Ami and ran away from home.

Although life is poor, the uncle fully supported Ami till she's grown. Due to the unselfish dedication of the uncle and the neighbors love for Ami, she grew up in a very loving environment.

Ami likes to sing. After graduating from high school, she met a talented songwriter. The singing style of the two also gradually gained a reputation in various restaurants.

後來終於有星探發現阿美唱歌的天賦, 也準備打造、捧紅她,因為當時演藝界是需要包裝的,唱片公司要求阿美:
Later, some scouts discovered Ami's talent for singing, and is willing to groom her as a celebrity. To create a public image for her, the recording company demanded her:

1. Change her name and to no longer cooperate with her boyfriend.

2. Pretend that her father is an architect and that she's brough up from a noble family.

Ami agreed to the conditions in order to pursue her career. With her singing talents, Ami became more popular and busier.

When she want to go home to visit her father, the mute uncle, her agent will try to stop her. He persuaded Ami to seize her current popularity and spend more time on her career,

多些時間在事業上,先放下親情, 經紀人答應會多拿些錢去給啞叔生活。
The agent convince her to put family aside first, and the also promised that he would provide money to support the uncle as she work.

Just like this, uncle mute's hope of seeing Ami return home is gradually diminished, till the point of despair.

When Ami finally had the time to return home to visit her dad, the illegal settlement has already been relocated else where.

No one was to be found, the whole village has relocated. Ami was furious and asked her agent.

經紀人答應會找到啞叔給阿美交代, 但還是要阿美繼續為前程美好的演藝事業打拼為重。
The agent promised to find the mute uncle but continue to push Ami to work hard for her promising career.

Now a days, the uncle can only see Ami in front of the TV screen, bright and beautiful.

One day the uncle suddenly fell unconscious in the middle of the road. A motorcycle sped towards him and at the moment it was about to run over him,

Laifu jumped in to save the uncle. However it was severely injured by the motorcycle. The uncle sadly hugged Laifu as it died in his arms. The uncle shouted Ami in despair!

啞叔一天天老邁,體力已經承載 不住對女兒的思念,病重即將離開人間。
Uncle Mute is getting old every day, his physical strength can no longer bear the thoughts of his daughter, and he is about to die of illness.

鄰居阿滿嫂眼見如此,決定去找阿美, 勸她一定要回家看看啞叔最後一面, 因為世間唯有親情是最重要的!
Seeing this, neighbor Amansao decided to find Ami and persuade her to go home and see the uncle one last time, because only family is the most important thing in the world!

阿滿嫂奔向阿美的演唱會,賣力呼喊著阿美,阿美終於聽到家人的呼喚, 但趕到醫院,已經來不及看到啞叔最後一面。
Amansao ran to Ami's concert, shouting hard at Ami. Ami finally heard the call of her family, but when she arrived at the hospital, it was too late for her to see the uncle.

The mute uncle has devoted his life to raising Ami, but in his later years he didn't even get to meet her.

Ami, who worked hard for an ideal life, in the end, regretted that none of her loved ones are by her side anymore; uncle mute, the dog Laifu, and her boyfriend.

Lost family relationship can't be recovered. No matter how successful ones career may be, they can't bring back loved ones and one can only look back with regret!

省思  Reflection

《 Take the wrong car 》 this film was released 8 times in Taiwan that year, and it was also the first film to be released in mainland China across the Taiwan Strait.

It's a cautionary tale of forgetting our loves one while striving for a good life through wealth and fame.

We often face the difficulties of striking a balance between chasing our dreams and the relationship with our family members.

理想的人生需要長期的努力與經營, 但父母、親人和我們的相處,都有保存期限,一旦錯過了,就沒有回頭路了。
Chasing one's dream requires commitment and time, however our parents' time is limited, thus we must cherish every moment. There's no turning back once they're gone.

結論  Conclusion

Three things in life that should not be stalled:

1.行孝 Filial piety.

2.行善 Do good deeds.

3.修道 Practice Tao.

二、人生列車沒有過不去的坎, 只有想不通的人。切莫疏忽大意,一再錯過, 一再《搭錯車》!
The train of life has no obstacle that can't be passed, only people who can't figure it out. Do not neglect what's truly important in life and be like the story《take the wrong car》!

對不起 請原諒我
I am sorry,please forgive me

謝謝你 我愛你
Thank you and I love you

Grateful for your advice

Happiness is with those who have a contented heart.

Good fortune, happiness, and contentment in life are with those who are always grateful.

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