在于善用                   林钰堂

 

火供用过的塑料袋
弟子问说 还要吗
我说要 可再用
弟子说 师父好省钱
我回道 至少还可装厨房的垃圾

其实重点还不在省钱
而是做人要善用智慧
还可利用的 不要任意废弃
事无大小 我们的处置显示我们的为人

 

二○一七年三月十九日
养和斋    于加州

 

 

 

Making Good Uses


Yutang Lin

 

Plastic bags used for fire puja offerings
A disciple asked me, still want to keep?
I replied, want, may be reused
The disciple remarked, Guru is good on saving money
I replied, at least can be used for garbage in kitchen

Indeed, the key point is not on saving money
But that as a person one need to make good use of one’s senses
Things that can still be utilized should not be arbitrarily discarded in waste
Be it matters large or small
How we handle them reveal who we are as persons

 

Written in Chinese and translated into English on March 19, 2017
El Cerrito, California


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