作者 | 马小秋
The author | Ma Xiaoqiu
When I issued the 72nd “Qiu Yan Wu Yu” through WeChat Moments, someone asked me, “Ms. Ma, why did you say at the end of your article that you’re grateful to the initiation of fate, to fate and to everyone that helps you comprehend truth on your way of cultivation! I feel confused as some people you encounter must not be kind-hearted. There’s must be someone who hurts you and some bad guys?” I will answer this question in today’s “Qiu Yan Wu Yu”:
First of all, gratitude is a moral standard that all of us should satisfy. It is also behavioral sign of kind heart. The key to the issue is to feel grateful to all karmas, including good people, bad guys, kind-hearted people and evil people. I feel grateful to the karmas of all people from the bottom of my heart.
All my achievements nowadays, including flowers, applause, status and honor, result from the convergence of karmas of all people. Such karmas include both good ones and bad ones; there’re many good people but also some bad guys; there’s gentleman as well as base person. As far as individual subjective desire is concerned, everyone wants to have relationships and associate with good people and stay close to gentleman and away from base person, but things often go contrary to our wishes in reality. Sometimes we encounter bad karma, bad guys and base persons. Then what should we do?
All bad karma, bad guys and base persons are the retribution of good karma or bad karma we planted in our previous life and present life, therefore we often say “retribution in afterlife and retribution in this life.” But how do we distinguish between retribution in afterlife and retribution in this life? Heaven’s vengeance is slow but sure. If retribution is not forthcoming, it is because the time has not arrived yet; and when the time arrives, retribution will fall upon corresponding people. This is the principle of truth.
In terms of principle of truth, it’s concerned with people’s cognition and recognition no matter you believe truth or not. Those people who recognize truth will naturally work hard on cause and plant good karma, so they will definitely gain good results; however, those people who don’t recognize truth will follow their nature and plant evil seeds unknowingly, so they will certainly have their retribution falling upon them. This is called, “Tao follows nature”.
The key to the issue is why we should be grateful to bad karma, bad guys and base person. Bad karma is made by us in our previous life and this life. When it comes, we should accept it with pleasure, treat it in a good way, put an end to this bad karma and it will turn into good karma in future. This is called “turning bad karma into good karma”.
You encounter bad guys in two kinds of cases, firstly your previous karma and consequential retribution, then your wish force and perception. Someone wishes to achieve success. Stronger wish brings in greater retribution. You have to undergone hardships before you make it. Bad guys provide opportunities for enhancing your kindness, intelligence, virtue and ability. Base persons are not kind-hearted. In reality they often look for your soft ribs and loopholes, so base persons become a pair of eyes that supervise you, so you will be perfected continuously with the help of base persons.
Therefore, all successes result from the convergence of karmas of all people. Good karma and bad karma are equal in front of success and there’s no difference between them. There’s difference between gentleman and base person in terms of behavior but not in aspect of achievement.
We shall feel gratitude to both good karma and bad karma!
Extremely sincere gratitude!
Pure and good gratitude!
Gratitude not mingled with selfishness!
Gratitude with the bosom of winner!
编辑 | 黎嘉雯 翻译 | 优译宝 图片 | 网络