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 20171030刻苦勤行樹典範Setting an Example of Diligence and Perseverance

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發表主題: 20171030刻苦勤行樹典範Setting an Example of Diligence and Perseverance   周四 11月 16, 2017 1:48 pm

20171030刻苦勤行樹典範Setting an Example of Diligence and Perseverance

About 150 households were severely affected by the storm. Many roofs were blown off while some houses were completely destroyed. So, many people don’t have a place to stay.

“The government has moved some of the residents to other areas. When we came to distribute aid this morning, there were about 100 households here, so we gave out the relief supplies quickly.”

Seeing the devastation in South Africa has made my heart very heavy. The Tzu Chi volunteers in South Africa, other than a few Taiwanese businesspeople who aspired to carry out Tzu Chi’s work and train local volunteers there, there were also local residents who are devoted in volunteering with Tzu Chi for the past two decades.

Although the living conditions there are rather poor, their heart are filled with spiritual riches and love. They are diligent, pure-hearted, and fearless in the face of obstacles posed by their surroundings.

Regardless of the difficulty, they went to survey the disaster areas to find out which households were affected and who really needed help. Their wholehearted commitment is truly moving and inspiring.

The storm brought heavy rain, hails, strong winds, tornadoes, and devastation. In an instant, roofs of houses were blown off. Even well-built buildings could not withstand the wind, let alone the shabby ones.

They stood no chance against such fierce storms. It really makes my heart ache to see that. Furthermore, many poor people live in remote areas with few access to transportations, such as in the mountains or by the creek.

They are scattered throughout the areas. Despite this and the difficult roads to these remote mountainous areas, volunteers still went there. They do this out of love. They went around the areas to survey and assess the damages, and comforted the affectees.

They comforted the people first, and then distributed goods that affectees need such as blankets and rice. They are very considerate. See, these are living bodhisattvas.

With their physique, they might not be as nimble as some. For a few, they struggled to walk on uneven terrain. With the spirit of “If I don’t do it, who will?” They overcame obstacles. No matter how arduous and strenuous the task is, they are determined to go.

There is a volunteer who has the most experience and she is willing to go. Year after year, we see her growing old; we see her walking with difficulty, but her determination and diligence continue to grow.

How can I not praise her? How can I not be moved by her? However arduous the roads are, they will still go. All in all they are truly inspiring. With the spirit of diligence, frugality and endurance, they’re carried out Tzu Chi’s work.

While we live in a society that is blessed with resources, it’s very easy for us to do good deeds. We can do it when the thought arises, but do we? Are we willing to take on such hardship to serve like them?

I often see these disciples from faraway, enduring hardship to serve with little resources and support. Still they’re self-reliant and serving happily. See how happy they are as always.

Also, in Mexico another faraway place, Tzu Chi volunteers are strangers in an unfamiliar place. Yet, we have a special affinity with the locals. Many local people are volunteering with us. Community leaders were also inspired. They have joined us and shared Tzu Chi’s spirit in their community.

Local volunteer, “Residents of San Gregorio, please be notified that Tzu Chi Foundation from Taiwan is at the front of the church now. They have come to help the residents impacted by the September 19 earthquake. Tzu Chi has helped people impacted by natural disasters around the world.”

She is a community leader; she uses her skills to help people. She shares Tzu Chi’s spirit, how Tzu Chi started doing charity with individuals’ small donations, and how Tzu Chi has been carrying out disaster relief around the globe for many years.

Every day, she learns more about Tzu Chi’s spirit and many touching stories. Every day, she goes into the community and tells the locals about Tzu Chi.

Local volunteer, “I am honored to work with Tzu Chi. I am very grateful that you are here in my hometown. My neighbors have been severely affected. It will take them a long time to recover.

I deeply feel the need to help them, and at this moment I can. There are three very important things. The first is to serve and help others. The second is to take good care of myself so that I can inspire others.

The third, which is also the most important, is to be responsible, not making profits out of the situation, and deliver the relief goods to those who are truly in need. I am grateful to Master. Thank you, Master for choosing me and giving me the opportunity to be a volunteer here.”

We see so many volunteers giving of themselves unconditionally and overcoming all kinds of hardships. Seeing these living bodhisattvas, we respect them for what they do.

We have seen the local volunteers dedicating themselves to helping others despite their own hardships and sufferings. Every time I see them helping others, I feel that, what they do is very beautiful.

These living bodhisattvas are truly rare and precious. Volunteers in Africa have to walk on steep hills. If it were me do I have the courage to do that? When I see them doing that I ask myself, “Do I have the courage to do what they have done?”

They have done it. All in all, if we don’t respect such volunteers for what they do, what does that say about us? In short, we should praise them and express our gratitude to them. They are our role models. I am truly grateful.
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