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 20170908救濟苦難平等慈 Gathering Strengths to Help Disaster Affectees

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發表主題: 20170908救濟苦難平等慈 Gathering Strengths to Help Disaster Affectees    周五 10月 06, 2017 2:08 pm

20170908救濟苦難平等慈 Gathering Strengths to Help Disaster Affectees

There are so many disasters happening one after another, that people barely have time to respond. Think about it, with so many things happening, we really need a lot of people to care for the world and take up this responsibility.

In the past few years, I have been talking about shouldering the responsibilities of relieving the sufferings in this world. This is truly how I feel and something I wish for, because we all live on the Earth, under the same sky and on the same land.

So, every person in the world should care about what is happening in the world. When the Earth is damaged, how can we not feel sad? How can we not feel anything? At a time like this, everyone should sense this urgency. 

It has been two weeks since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, U.S. It’s half a month. Yesterday, I videoconference with Tzu Chi volunteers in the U.S. Tzu Chi USA’s regional CEOs have gathered in Texas to respond to Hurricane Harvey. Manpower is really needed now. I have been telling our volunteers that there are so many things to do, covering a large area.

From our Jing Si Hall, volunteers have to travel over a hundred kilometers to survey the disaster areas. Think about it, surveying disaster areas is very challenging. Some houses were damaged completely. There are also people without legal residency. We need to categorize affectees based on their situation in order to help them. Through doing this, we encountered many touching stories.

In reaching out to local communities, local people are very touched and inspired by our volunteers’ sincerity and mindfulness. Among them are Chinese and Vietnamese. Volunteers inspire locals to join in the relief effort.

Some local government officials are touched by the sincerity and thoughtfulness of Tzu Chi volunteers. They will carefully look through the list of affectees and provide Tzu Chi with a list of affectees in the most urgent need, especially those without legal residency.
They are not entitled to government assistance and have to worry about being deported. They are in the hardest situation. They cannot tell people of their situation nor apply for aid.

Mayors and some government officials said that these people really need help. They are very touched that Tzu Chi can help them. I told volunteers that these people are the ones that we really need to help. So, our disaster relief effort is being planned and information has been gathered.

This time, I really hope that everyone can truly realize the Buddha’s teachings of the Four Noble Truths which is about life’s suffering and how to end it. Realizing this, we need to unite our hearts at the time of disaster. Right now, volunteers in the U.S. have realized this and gathered in Texas. As they have come to this realization, they have gathered in Texas for disaster relief.

Yesterday, I heard that the disaster areas are in need of people to help with the cleanup. Tzu Chings got together on the internet and expressed their willingness to help. Hearing this, I encouraged them to persist in this effort, get connected with the community and inspire everyone to give of themselves.

Right now in the U.S., it is time for Tzu Chi volunteers to mobilize. A lot of manpower is needed, but what needed the most is people’s sincerity. We need to give our selfless Great Love with sincerity. We need to be very active in purifying people’s hearts.

First, we need to reduce our greed, anger and ignorance, and then gradually get rid of bad habits such as being wasteful, being overindulgent and giving into our food cravings or others kinds of desires. We need to reduce them.When people reduce their greed, anger and ignorance, the impact of global warming will be lessened and global temperatures will be reduced.

We see that a village in China was hit by a tornado and now with people’s love and help, this village was rebuilt. Residents of this village, Kongdang, are descendants of Confucius. The ancestral hall commemorating Confucius has now been completed.

Today, residents are moving into their new home. In the aftermath of the disaster, people need to help the affectees and rebuild their community for them. Tzu Chi volunteers inspired the locals and gathered their strength in rebuilding the village.

Through his charity project, Tzu Chi volunteers interacted with the locals with Tzu Chi’s spirit and values. They inspired the locals to quit smoking and drinking. For over a year, their visiting the village has created a very smooth path for the locals to walk on. This village will prosper in the time to come. All this requires people giving with dedication.

Now, the U.S. has been hit by disasters. At this time, someone needs to remind and encourage everyone to join their strengths and act together to help. So, I am grateful that Tzu Chi volunteers worldwide have acted together with love to support the relief effort. In the case of Kongdang Village, we see how people, after a disaster, can rebuild their community by giving of themselves. The new village is very beautiful, better than before.

We need to sincerity pray for people in Texas. Tzu Chi volunteers in the U.S. have come to their realization and gathered in Texas. I hope we can truly help Houston. There are so many things to say. I hope everyone can realize the situation of our world now and take up the responsibility to help the world, no matter how much one can help. As long as people are determined, they will have the strength to help. Thank you.  
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