作者 | 马小秋
The author | Ma Xiaoqiu
During the National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival, I came to London. After about one hour’s driving yesterday, I went into the famous British Kent Cathedral and Leeds Castle. All views along the way are so beautiful like in the pictures. Travelling in this season, I am fond of enjoying leaves in the fall with red, white, green, yellow and so on, than seeing blossom.
As breeze sweeps pieces of golden leaves, their dancing is as elegant and wonderful as Waldorf. I can see elegance at their fluttering and composure at their falling as breeze starts and stops blowing. Looking at the golden ground full of leaves, it occurs to me that this is the process of life. All things on the earth are cyclical, while lives originated from emptiness. Leaves on the branches are supported by trunk and branches, while the stem cannot grow without nourishment of the nature. Then the returning of leaves to roots is a kind of cycling between the starting and ending. This is so-called “No matter how it lives or dies, being contaminated or cleaned, increases or decreases, it still remains the same”, and this is the cycling of and imitation of life.
Trees grow in the cycling of four seasons, and people travel on the road of good and evil. So how do they finish the journey of life? This is a question that we humans should think about. The quality of life lies in good understanding of the truth, in other word is practice. Practice means the implementation of acts, while the implementation of acts decides where we are going. Only when humans understand and respect the truth can they go back to the nature. Just like leaves in the season, they float in the air with elegance and unrestraint when the wind blows; they drop down to ground with composure and self-gratification when the wind stops. This is the destination of the nature.
编辑 | 黎嘉雯 翻译| 杨丽苹 图片 | 来源网络