作者 | 马小秋
The author | Ma Xiaoqiu
There is a saying “If your life is following your own nature, you will become a human. If your life is acting against your own nature, restraint emotions, you will become a fairy.” This sentence is to tell people that the way to self-cultivation is to repair the heart. Ordinary people do not understand the true meaning of life in their lifetime, which leads us to think and act easily along our physical and mental desires throughout the course of our lives.
For example, we have the desire for wealth, the desire for food, the desire for sleep and laziness,which are normal human behaviors in our view. But it is just the basic law that we can never get rid of the humanity. Life is wealth, beauty, fame, food and sleep. Out of these basic laws, life seems meaningless. This is the human spirit and material realm. It is also at this level that people are recurring, constantly repeating the wealth, beauty, fame, food and sleep. We do not know at all that there is a way to the contrary, in which we can get out of humanity and into the “fairy” way.
The so-called “fairy” way refers to a higher level of spiritual and material realm than human beings. It requires people to be less contentment entering this realm. In terms of wealth, beauty, fame, food, sleep, we cannot remove them, nor can we remove them, what should we do?
In wealth, make money without doing evil and have proper ways of using it. Enough is enough for you; the rest is devoted to the benefit of others. In beauty, control the desire, clean and treasure yourself. In the fame, do not seek that only self-interest, since people’s fame is unsolicited coming as you with single-mind to interest others. In food, you must to have, as food is the paramount necessity of the people, but you should never to have food with inappropriate request, overmuch food is not benefit for you, and moderate food is to ensure you healthy and longevity. In sleep, that is indispensable, science says to guarantee eight hours for sleeping, actually it is not yet, it is enough for us to have four hours of deep sleep, excessive lying is no good to health. In reality, people who sleep too long are physically unhealthy. A man of high practice sleeps with a seat. Therefore, from the human to the “fairy” is such a process.
编辑 | 黎嘉雯 翻译 | 杨丽萍 图片 | 来源网络