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 20170611慧命永恆播善種 Nurturing Our Wisdom-life by Sowing the Seeds of Goodness

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發表主題: 20170611慧命永恆播善種 Nurturing Our Wisdom-life by Sowing the Seeds of Goodness    周六 6月 24, 2017 6:59 am

20170611慧命永恆播善種 Nurturing Our Wisdom-life by Sowing the Seeds of Goodness

I am grateful to our volunteers in Neihu, Taiwan, as there are many touching stories at the recycling station in Neihu. Our elderly volunteers at the station enjoy doing recycling, and are full of gratitude. They give of themselves without asking for anything in return. Yet, what they gain is a heart of gratitude.

What are they grateful for? They are grateful that there is recycling work for them to do and that they are still useful in old age. They are old, but no useless. In their old age, they can protect Earth by doing recycling.

I often say elderly people do not cause problems for society. This is because I see our elderly volunteers doing recycling. They don’t cause problems for society. Doing recycling gives them a sense of achievement, and they are full of gratitude. They are not problems for society.

That’s right. I often say that these elderly recycling volunteers have more knowledge and wisdom than I do because foe every plastic item that passes through their hands, they can immediately identify its type. If I ask them, “Why do you put this here?” , “And why do you put that there?”, they are able to tell me why.

They can tell me all about recycling, “this is PP and that is PC,” etc. I ask them, “How do you know this?”  They would reply, “I can tell by touching the plastic.” Some would even say, “I can tell by sound it produces.” You see, they are so full of wisdom and useful to society. Their minds are very sharp.

So, by having them involved in activities, these activities will excise their minds. Then, the elderly will definitely not be a problem for our society. They can live in dignity and live a meaningful life. I am grateful for volunteers’ support. Tzu Chengs and commissioners are always by their side, accompanying the elderly like they do to their parents, being filial and respectful.

Volunteers treat the elderly like their friends and family members, and love them so that they have a sense of security. I am grateful for that. Actually, as time passes, everyone will eventually grow old. This is the law of nature. So, to bring out the potential of the elderly and to provide long-term care to them, we need to always have the spirit of caring for the elderly. Our recycling stations have done well in this.

Moreover, now we see the use of interactive display technology in promoting environmental protection by combining scientific knowledge and technology. We do not have many volunteers who specialize in electronics or computer science. But, volunteers wanted to set up an exhibit so they worked with volunteers in these fields to create various interactive stations and test them out one by one.

They are very mindful (in creating this exhibit.) Every station and item in the exhibit shows the Dharma. The Dharma is everywhere in the exhibit. Even the dairy cow in the exhibit can show us the Dharma. In fact, each one of us has a great white ox cart inside us. And each one of us is the driver of our great white ox cart.

Each of us can also serve as the great white ox cart. The cart is able to carry a lot of Dharma. Buddhism talks about the ship of compassion where everyone can be its captain. The Sutra of Innumberable Meanings teaches us to be the captain. Everyone steers their own ship, being their own helmsperson.


All of us are able to steer this ship, regardless of how big the ship is, and our body is the vessel of this great hip. Being the captain of the great ship, we must also carry living being in the world from the shore of suffering to the shore of happiness and liberation.  So, all of us are the captain of our ship, and the driver of our cart.

Our body is the cart and the ship itself. If we do not make good use of this vehicle and idle our time away, the vehicle will go rusty easily. It’s like the elderly people. If they don’t keep their minds in active use their memory will deteriorate, and symptoms of dementia will appear. Elderly nowadays have fewer things to worry about, and therefore have too much free time. Hence, many elderly have developed dementia.

We should make good use of our cart and ship. We, as the driver and captain, need to deliver all living beings in the world to the other shore. Volunteers, how do we cultivate with a peaceful and joyous mind? We know that, living in this turbid world, an era of degenerate Dharma, the morality of people is deteriorating.

How do we protect and purify people’s hearts? How do we restore people’s morality? We can only do so by utilizing our time and putting the Dharma into action. This is why we should cherish our body and nurture our wisdom-life. We should be grateful and respectful to the Buddha, for he nurtures our wisdom-life. He is the father of our wisdom-life. I’ve spoken about this in my morning Dharma talk.

So, we should be grateful, cherish our lives, and use our life to grow in wisdom. As time passes, our life diminishes; this is the law of nature. We will grow old and eventually die, only our wisdom-life stays eternal. All that we do in this life are like seeds that will be stored in our eight consciousnesses.

Both our body and mindset determines our action. When we have the right mindset, our body will do the right things, which will then be stored in our eighth consciousness. (That is the truth.) I hope that, through our body and our good deeds, we grow our wisdom-life, which is to understand life’s truth.

Once we understand life’s truth, our heart is purified, and we grow in wisdom-life. This is returning to our pure and true nature. I am grateful that everyone is working very hard in nurturing wisdom-life.

The senior volunteers need to help new volunteers, not only to accompany them, but also to guide them to understand Tzu Chi’s values and spirit. With the help of young people and their skills, we are able to create such an exhibit. With the right mindset, we can grow in wisdom-life.
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