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人间好时节

August 5, 2011

春有百花秋有月,
夏有凉风冬有雪;
若无闲事挂心头,
便是人间好时节。

– 无门禅师

Spring has hundreds of blossoms,
Autumn has the (fullest) moon,
Summer has cooling breezes,
Winter has snow.
If there are no useless matters on the mind,
this is life’s good season.

– Zen Master Wumen

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Poems by Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh

October 26, 2010

Interbeing

The Sun has entered me.

The Sun has entered me together with the cloud and the river.

I myself have entered the Sun with the cloud and the river.

There has not been a moment when we do not interpenetrate.

But before the Sun entered me, the Sun was in me –

also the cloud and the river.

Before I entered the river, I was already in it.

There has not been a moment when we have not inter-been.

Therefore you know that as long as you continue to breathe,

I continue to be in you.

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Walking Meditation

Take my hand.

We will Walk.

We will only walk.

We will enjoy our walk

without thinking of arriving anywhere.

Walk peacefully.

Walk happily.

Our walk is a happiness walk.

Then we learn that there is no peace walk;

that peace is the walk; that happiness is the walk.

We walk for ourselves.

We walk for everyone

always hand in hand.

Walk and touch peace every moment.

Walk and touch happiness every moment.

Each step brings a fresh breeze.

Each step makes a flower bloom under our feet.

Kiss the earth with your feet.

Print on Earth your love and happiness.

Earth will be safe when we feel in us enough safety.

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Our True Heritage

The cosmos is filled with precious gems.

I want to offer a handful of them to you this morning.

Each moment you are alive is a gem,

 shinning through and containing earth and sky,

water and clouds.

It needs you to breath gently for the miracles to be displayed.

Suddenly you hear the birds singing,

the pines chanting,

see the flowers blooming,

the blue sky,

the white clouds,

the smile and the marvellous look of your beloved.

You, the richest person on Earth,

who have been going around begging for a living,

stop being the destitute child.

Come back and claim your heritage.

We should enjoy our happiness and offer it to everyone.

Cherish this very moment.

Let go of the stream of distress

and embrace life fully in your arms.

 

Looking for Each Other

October 6, 2010

–  By Zen  Master Thich Nhat Hanh

I have been looking for you, World Honored One.

since I was a little child.

With my first breath, I heard your call.

and began to look for you, Blessed One.

I’ve walked so many perilous paths,

confronted so many dangers,

endured despair, fear, hopes, and memories.

I’ve trekked to the farthest regions, immense and wild,

sailed the vast oceans,

traversed the highest summits, lost among the clouds.

I’ve lain dead, utterly alone,

on the sands of ancient deserts.

I’ve held in my heart so many tears of stone.

Blessed One, I’ve dreamed of drinking dewdrops

that sparkle with the light of far-off galaxies.

I’ve left footprints of celestial mountains

and screamed from the depths of Avici Hell, exhausted,

crazed with despair

because I was so hungry, so thirsty.

For millions of lifetimes,

I’ve longed to see you,

but didn’t know where to look.

Yet, I’ve always felt your presence with a mysterious certainty.

I know that for thousands of lifetimes,

you and I have been one,

and the distance between us is only a flash of thought.

Just yesterday while walking alone,

I saw the old path strewn with Autumn leaves,

and the brilliant moon, hanging over the gate,

suddenly appeared like the image of an old friend.

And all the stars confirmed that you were there!

All night, the rain of compassion continued to fall,

while lightning flashed through my window

and a great storm arose,

as if Earth and Sky were in battle.

Finally in me the rain stopped, the clouds parted.

The moon returned,

shining peacefully, calming Earth and Sky.

Looking into the mirror of the moon, suddenly

I saw myself,

and I saw you smiling, Blessed One.

How strange!

The moon of freedom has returned to me,

everything I thought I had lost.

From that moment on,

and in each moment that followed,

I saw that nothing had gone,

There is nothing that should be restored,

Every flower, every stone, and every leaf recognize me.

Wherever I turn, I see you smiling

the smile of no-brith and no-death.

The smile I received while looking at the mirror of the moon.

I see you sitting there, solid as Mount Meru,

calm as my own breath,

sitting as though no raging fire storm ever occurred,

sitting in complete peace and in freedom.

At last I have found you, Blessed One,

and I have found myself.

There I sit.

The deep blue sky,

the snow-capped mountains painted against the horizon,

and the shining red sun sing with joy.

You, Blessed One, are my first love.

The love that is always present, always pure, and freshly new.

And I shall never need a love that will be called “last.”

You are the source of well-being flowing through

numberless troubled lives,

the water from your spiritual stream always pure,

as it was in the beginning.

You are the source of peace,

solidity, and inner freedom.

You are the Buddha, the Tathagata.

With my one-pointed mind

I vow to nourish your solidity and freedom in myself

so I can offer solidity and freedom to countless others,

now and forever.

 

A Teacher for All Seasons

August 27, 2010

For all teachers :

A Teacher for All Seasons 

– – By Joanna Fuchs

A teacher is like Spring,
Who nurtures new green sprouts,
Encourages and leads them,
Whenever they have doubts. 

A teacher is like Summer,
Whose sunny temperament
Makes studying a pleasure,
Preventing discontent. 

 A teacher is like Fall,
With methods crisp and clear,
Lessons of bright colors
And a happy atmosphere. 

A teacher is like Winter,
While it’s snowing hard outside,
Keeping students comfortable,
As a warm and helpful guide. 

Teacher, you do all these things,
With a pleasant attitude;
You’re a teacher for all seasons,
And you have my gratitude! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

树欲静而风不止

August 7, 2010

树欲静而风不止 子欲养而亲不待

出处:孔子集语

释义:树想静静地呆一会,可是风却让他不停地摇曳。当你想赡养双亲,可能他们已等不及便过世了。

原文:

孔子行,闻哭声甚悲。孔子曰:「驱驱前有贤者。」至,则皋鱼也,被褐拥镰,哭于道傍。孔子辟车与言曰:「子非有丧,何哭之悲也?」皋鱼曰:「吾失之三矣,少而学,游诸侯,以后吾亲,失之一也。高尚吾志,闲吾事君,失之二也。与友厚而少绝之,失之三也。树欲静而风不止,子欲养而亲不待也。往而不可追者,年也;去而不可得见者,亲也。吾请从此辞矣。」立槁而死。孔子曰:「弟子诫之,足以识矣。」于是门人辞归而养亲者十有三人。

[ 取自天涯问答]

No Man is an Island 没有人是一座孤岛

July 18, 2010

– By John Donne

No man is an island entire of itself;

every man is a piece of the continent,

a part of the main;

if a clod be washed away by the sea,

Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were,

as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were;

 any man’s death diminishes me,

because I am involved in mankind.

And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;

it tolls for thee.

没有人是一座孤岛

可以自全

每个人都是大陆的一片

整体的一部分

如果海水冲掉一块

欧洲就减小

如同一个海岬失掉一角

如同你的朋友或者你自己的领土失掉一块

任何人的死亡都是我的损失

因为我是人类的一员

因此

不要问丧钟为谁而呜

它就为你而呜

< 作者 — 约翰. 多思 >

< 译者 — 张从兴 >

 

 

 

 

保健歌謠

July 1, 2010

[ From Email ]

     六十、七十不算老,延年益壽有訣竅:晨起一杯白開水

以步代車逛市郊;甩手踢腿彎彎腰;每天做套保健操;

吃罷早餐散散心;聽聽廣播看書報;中飯宜精吃得好;

多吃請淡勿過飽;少油低鹽高蛋白;豆腐蔬菜好佳餚;

家務小事勤動手;市場天天瞧一瞧;發現小病早去治;

防癌防毒防感冒;勤動腦子多思考;增強智力防衰老;

聽聽音樂訪親友;觀看影劇樂逍遙;池塘河邊走一走;

靜心養神去垂釣;欣賞文藝聽音樂;書畫下棋廣愛好;

整理資料集事物;寫點小品去投稿;精心處世排干擾;

心胸豁達莫煩惱;寄語人們要記牢;健康長壽永不老。

临终祈愿文

June 27, 2010

[ 作者:星云大    文章来源:佛光祈愿文   ]

 慈悲伟大的佛陀!
我病了,
病得很久,病得很重,
我请人代我向佛陀您祈求:
在我生命的最后一刻,
我自知世缘将尽,
我不再牵挂亲友,
我不再执着身心,
我也不再追悔过去,
我也不再妄求未来。
当我流动的呼吸缓缓地减慢,
当我跳跃的脉动渐渐地转弱,
当我眼耳和鼻舌停止作用,
当我身体的器官不再运行,
我像远处归来的游子,
乘着金色的莲华,
回到光明极乐的净土。
慈悲伟大的佛陀!
我要将我所有的骨髓血肉,
 还给天,付于地,
随着大自然的运转,
 化作薰风和养份,
 年年月月滋长万物。
我要将我所有的心意全部
 施于众,施于人,
奉献给佛法僧的周遭,
 化作一瓣香花,
 时时处处地供养十方。
让憎恨我的人,
 得到我的祝福;
让爱护我的人,
 分享我的宁静;
让欣赏我的人,
 散播我的善行;
让想念我的人,
 延续我的愿心。
慈悲伟大的佛陀!
我终于了然:
 生命如坚韧的种籽,
 花落果成,生灭不息。
因此,亲友悲伤的泪水,
 不再是爱结缠缚。
慈悲伟大的佛陀!
我终于可以听到:
 生命如涓涓的流水,
 法音清流,绵绵不断。
于是,展望未来的前途,
 不再是茫然空无。
我终于洞然明白:
此时此刻,
我只是短暂的告别。
在诸佛菩萨和诸上善人的接引之下,
未来的生命,
希望我有乘愿再来的机缘。
慈悲伟大的佛陀!
尘缘已了,世缘已尽。
在我生命的最后一刻,
 如游子回家的欢喜,
 如囚犯释放的自由,
 如落叶归根的自然,
 如空山圆月的明净。
慈悲伟大的佛陀!
请您接受我至诚的祈愿,
请您接受我至诚的祈愿。

游子吟

May 4, 2010

献给天下的母亲,您辛苦了!

作者:【孟郊】 年代:【唐】  体裁:【乐府】 

慈母手中线,游子身上衣。
临行密密缝,意恐迟迟归。
谁言寸草心,报得三春晖?

Kiss the Earth

April 18, 2009

 

[ By Thich Nhat Hanh]

Walk and touch peace every moment.

Walk and touch happiness every moment.

Each step brings a fresh breeze.

Each step makes a flower bloom.

Kiss the Earth with your feet.

Bring the Earth your love and happiness.

The Earth will be safe

when we feel safe in ourselves.

 

 

 

Mindfulness

April 17, 2009

[ By Joh Kabat Zinn ]

Have you ever had the experience of stopping so completely,
of being in your body so completely,
of being in your life so completely,
that what you knew and what you didn’t know,
that what had been and what was yet to come,
and the way things are right now,
no longer held even the slightest hint of anxiety or discord,
a moment of complete presence beyond striving,
beyond mere acceptance,
beyond the desire to escape or fix anything or plunge ahead,
a moment of pure being,
no longer in time,
a moment of pure seeing, pure feeling,
a moment in which life simply is,
and that is-ness grabs you by all your senses, all your memories,
by your very genes, by your loves, and welcomes you home,
that is a taste of mindfulness.

A Peaceful World

February 14, 2009

  — Arthur Hubbard —

 

A peaceful world must weave itself from single peaceful souls

As mighty rivers gather strength from single drops of rain

Peace thrives on family harmony and common kindred goals

In harmony we find the end of hunger, fear and pain

 

Through empathy in business life, employer and employed

In harmony at place of work, prosperity is found

When tolerance of race and creed is openly enjoyed

Then health and wealth and joy and hope are destined to a bound

 

In harmony with all of life, one finds a lasting peace

Through unity with earth and sky, humanity finds grace

When we are on the road to peace, our hopes will never cease

In sparing air and soil and sea, we save the human race

 

While harmony of powers of powers- that-be must be a fervent goal

Yet, world peace builds from inner peace and gentleness of soul

If Tomorrow Never Comes

February 12, 2009

[From an email]

 

If I knew it would be the last time

that I see you walk out the door,

I would give you a hug and kiss and

call you back for one more.

 

If I knew it would be the last time

I ‘d hear your voice lifted up in praise,

I would videotape each action and word,

so I could play them back day after day.

 

If I knew it would be the last time,

I could spare an extra minute or two to stop

and I say “ I love you,”

instead of assuming you would know I do.

 

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,

young or old alike,

and today may be the last chance

you get to hold your loved one tight.

 

So If you’re waiting for tomorrow,

why not do it today?

For if tomorrow never comes,

you’ll surely regret the day.

 

That you didn’t take that extra time for a smile, a hug,

or a kiss and you were too busy to grant someone,

what turned out to be their one last wish.

 

So hold your loved ones close today,

whisper in their ear,

tell them how much you love them

and that you’ll always hold them dear.

 

Take time to say “ I am sorry,”

“ please forgive me,”

“ Thank you “or “ It’s okay “

and if tomorrow never comes,

you ‘ll have no regrets about today.

Come and See (Ehipassiko)

July 19, 2008

 

Music/lyrics: Daniel Yeo 28 Oct 1999 Salford, England

 

Ehipassiko come and see

you’ll know

The Teaching of Peace

The Teaching of Love

The Teachings of the

Buddha is for all

Who want to be free

forever more

 

But don’t just believe

Investigate

Do not simply accept what

you hear or see

Not even if it is uttered by ME

 

So don’t just agree

you’ve got to verify

When you know that it’s good

And it’s praised by the wise

Then live up to it for the rest of your life

 

金縷衣

May 23, 2008

 

与大家共勉之…                             

                    

   

勸君莫惜金縷衣,勸君惜取少年時。 

 

 

花開堪折直須折,莫待無花空折枝。

 

杜秋娘 Du Qiuniang