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 20170721悲智輔導迎希望 Bringing Hope with Compassion and Wisdom

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發表主題: 20170721悲智輔導迎希望 Bringing Hope with Compassion and Wisdom    周日 8月 20, 2017 5:41 am

20170721悲智輔導迎希望 Bringing Hope with Compassion and Wisdom

Last year, Typhoon Nepartak caused great damages to Taitung County, Taiwan. It would take at least four years for the affected fruit farmers to restore their livelihood. But, how could the fruit farmers support themselves during these years? At that time, Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology was conducting research on red quinoa. They found that, red quinoa is highly nutritious whether as a beverage or food. It can even be made into skin care products.

Tzu Chi began to help the fruit farmers in Taitung. How did we help them? We shared the information on red quinoa with them. I told the farmers that the fruits they produce locally are good, they should continue growing the fruits. But, for the next four years, they could grow red quinoa because it grows very quickly and can be harvested in 90 days. It is worth a try.

So, the fruit farmers took the advice. With the dedication and selfless, loving guidance of Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology, the farmers had a good harvest in 90 days. “After the red quinoa is made into various products, it can be widely used and accepted by the consumers. I feel working with the industry and the school greatly helps the sustainability of our business.”  

Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology published a research paper on this. They also participated in an invention contest in the U.S. and won a gold medal. “We extracted stem cells from the buds on red quinoa stalks and developed them into bioactive fibers, which is effective in repairing body tissues.”

“As the farmers are less resourceful, we not only teach them how to grow red quinoa, but also try to help them develop biomedical products and bring them to the international markets to gain more visibility. This can generate more profits for the farmers.”

Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology has been actively studying red quinoa. They have achieved good results academically. For the local fruit farmers, growing red quinoa has helped with their livelihood. For the farmers affected by the typhoon, this is a way to make a living and restore their livelihood. I am truly grateful.

We see that natural disasters frequently occur in the world. Recently in China, it has been experiencing heavy rains leading to floods. In Changsha, a local TIMA doctor, also a very active Tzu Chi volunteer, was affected by the flooding. He put aside his flooded clinic and joined other volunteers to help and comfort others affected by the flood.

“I encouraged the flood affectees by saying that I know how you feel. In fact, not only am I a Tzu Chi volunteer, I’m also a doctor, and lastly I’m a flood victim. Like you, I suffered a great loss. My clinic has lost several hundred-thousand in damages. But what can I do? We can’t help when there’s a natural disaster. We put our grief aside for now.

“At first, I stayed at home feeling upset. After a while, I decided to put on my Tzu Chi uniform and come out to help you. Though the process of helping others, I saw there were people worse off than I am. They’ve lost all their savings. They’ve lost everything. So, through helping them, I saw people suffering more than me. Hence, I felt that I need to help them even more.”

“Also, through this, I saw many touching moments. For example, when we were delivering Jing Si multipurpose folding beds, many flood affectees joined us in carrying the beds. I was taking photos at that time and I cried. I really wanted to capture every moment with my camera. I have taken many pictures.”      

When relief supplies, such as the folding beds, arrived, he joined in the relief work and gave of himself. He sets a good example for others. Later, our volunteers also helped cleaned up his clinic.

After we completed our relief work in Changsha, on July 13, a big flood also occurred in Jilin City of Northeast China. The flooding is severe. Tzu Chi volunteers from Changchun City travelled more than a hundred kilometers to Jilin to help with the relief work. They dedicated themselves to helping affectees in whatever way they can.Such floodings are caused by climate imbalance.

This world is full of impermanence. How should people interact with others? This is what volunteers in China have done. In Singapore, there’s a family suffering from a lot of hardship. Out of the six people in the family, five are mentally challenged. The youngest son has a serious physical disability. Originally, the family was cared for by the 77-year-old father, who did all the cleaning and chores. However, early this year, he fell and passed away.

Caring for the family fell on his wife, who is also advance in age and has a mental disability. It’s very difficult for her to take care for her family.“She doesn’t understand. I had been searching but I didn’t know who could help. The wife of my cousin emailed Tzu Chi. Unexpectedly, a team of volunteers arrived. They have been helping me. I’m happy, and also very grateful. Bodhisattvas did not forget me.”  

More than 20 volunteers went to help and spent ten hours cleaning the house. From the ceiling to the floor, they cleaned it all.

“Today, I see your group helped my sister clean her house. So, I am very grateful to Tzu Chi and your volunteers. I’m really touched. Thank you.”

“Next, we hope to give them more help. We also hope to guide the mother to do recycling.”

We need to inspire the rich to help the poor in this world. This family really needs people with love and are capable to give of them to help them. All in all, our world is filled with kindness and warmth as well as hope. Indeed, in this world, how do we bring hope and harmony to people? This really is not difficult. As long as people harbor kindness in their heart, it won’t be difficult. We need to seize time and opportunity to do good and serve others.
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