作者 | 鼎益丰马小秋
The author | Ma Xiaoqiu
Tao gives birth to the Heaven and earth, out of which everything is generated. Mankind is its spiritual power. What’s the origin of people? This viviparous animal is composed of sperm and blood of father and mother. In one word, a person’s life is given by his/her parents based on the predestined relationship between them. Although we could not choose our parents, we are sure to determine the life we want.
Now that people’s life is given by their parents, there must be a family. Family is fundamental for all methods in the world but also the restrained place for all love and being loved. The love among couple, parents and children also brings various uncomfortable feelings to us while making us warm and happy. Family becomes the common place for us to observe variable methods and experience emotions.
Here, I think of Master Shi Ming Xin, who is called “the most handsome monk in China” on the internet. I have acquainted with the Master for four years and known from the conversation that he wanted to become a monk after observing the unusual changes in the family and various uncomfortable feelings in the working place. At the same time, the Master did not want to hurt the love and expectation of his parents and then he skillfully realized his purpose by being admitted by Buddhist College. This is the situation for Master Ming Xin.
I am thinking actually becoming a monk is uncomfortable just as being at home. Temple’s life is also full of changes and trouble, and you may have the feeling to escape from it again. Then, it is your body to escape. We can say body is also a family and we must come out of it to really realize the liberation. How could we achieve that?
Six sense organs in our body: eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and consciousness generate color, voice, flavor, taste, touch and anxiety. Six results are generated: annoyance, irritation, worry, sadness, grievances and bitterness. Therefore, you could not really escape unless understand the truth of body. To escape from your body, you must take the body as a polluted family. If it is full of pollution, you will not have a long life; only you forget it and benefit others can you realize the state mentioned in the Tao Te Ching: “We have fears because we have a self. When we do not regard that self as self, what have we to fear?”
编辑 | 黎嘉雯 翻译 | 优译宝 图片 | 部分源自摄图网