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 20171108步步鋪路護大地Serving Humanity and Caring for the Earth with Love

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發表主題: 20171108步步鋪路護大地Serving Humanity and Caring for the Earth with Love   周四 11月 16, 2017 2:24 pm

20171108步步鋪路護大地Serving Humanity and Caring for the Earth with Love

The Earth is home to the entire human race, so we truly must work together with love to safeguard the Earth and benefit the world. For our work next year, I'd like to remind you to live with vigilant care and work together with love to benefit our world. For this goal, every one of us should harbor a heart of love and sincere piety and do all we can to reduce carbon emissions and safeguard the Earth in every possible way. We must also live in harmony with other people.

In my Dharma talk at dawn, I mentioned that we need to grow in wisdom instead of merely acquiring knowledge. If we only have knowledge without insights or wisdom, we cannot measure our thoughts or action properly, and we'll vie with others for what we want, thereby bringing about impurities to the world.

The impurities, which accumulate bit by bit, ( will cause many climate disasters. ) As the impurities accumulating bit by bit all boil down to people's unwholesome thoughts, the best way to quell disasters is to purify people's minds. We should work to guide everyone to return to their innate goodness within and encourage them to have faith in themselves.

If everyone harbors a heart of goodness and sincere piety, a purifying force can be formed to clear the impurities in the world ( and mitigate disasters. ) So, we should begin with our minds and we should have faith that we can make it. If everyone can have a pure mind and heart, the world will change for the better. Tzu Chi members have been worlding together with love to relieve suffering.

There's also a story of working together with love today in Tzu Chi's history. Twenty-three years ago in 1994, our office in the Philippines was officially founded on Nov. 8th at our volunteer Mrs. Linda Chua's place. Tzu Chi members there began with caring for the ill and the suffering. They also launched an aid program on education to lift the locals out of poverty.

We see Dreamland Village. Residents there are poor and they make a living off of the garbage in the landfill next to the village. Since ten years ago, Tzu Chi members have visited them regularly, bringing care and aid to them. We also guide them to give up gambling, smoking, and drinking, and encourage them to save what they can in coin banks to help the needy.

In addition, as many children didn't have birth certificates and couldn't go to school, we sought help from the local government and took care of the registration work. We also prepared uniforms and shoes for them, and helped them take a bath so that they could put on their uniforms and go to school with decency and propriety. This is truly very touching to see. We see that a girl that we helped has graduated from college.

See how we can make a difference over time (by doing what's right. ) Also, four years ago today in 2013, Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, causing a trail of devastation. I am truly grateful that our volunteers in the Philippines took up the relief work and that our volunteers from over ten countries and regions also went to the Philippines to help. Everyone worked very hard for the relief work.

Now we see that those affected have regained their normal life. Moreover, most of them have quit their old bad habits and turned their lives around. We also see youths in Ormoc City. Living in poverty, some of them had on purpose in life and developed bad habits such as drinking and smoking.

In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, Tzu Chi volunteers built house for them, gave out aid supplies, and guided them with wholesome thoughts. Inspired, the local youths have been actively serving with love. They are so willing to give of themselves. So, relief work is not just giving aid supplies but more importantly guiding people's minds. See how Tzu Chi members have gathered love little by little and guided people with goodness.

So, the theme for our work next year is "supporting one another in serving humanity with love and taking steadfast steps as we work to safeguard Mother Earth. "To support one another in serving humanity with love is to gather and pool everyone's love together. Even if a place is filled with air pollution, wherever there are people in need, Tzu Chi members serve with love and live out the greatest value in life by giving of themselves and going to the aid of others. We embrace everyone in the world as family. This is how we world forever and ever.

We should pay love forward all over the world. We also need to take steadfast steps to protect our environment. Let us pave a Bodhisattva Path by recycling. See how our recycling volunteers care and safeguard Mother Earth. It's my wish that everyone can do their part and work together to safeguard the Earth. We need to pool love together and always serve humanity with love. With everyone giving and working together with love, we can truly benefit the world.

In all, with so much pollution and many disasters around the world, we cannot remain indifferent. Rather, we must give with sincerity and love and work for a better world.
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