我们对于当義工的态度

7月22日

我们必须时刻牢记当初为什么决定当義工。如果我们加入義工团体是为了得到别人的感谢,赞同或肯定,那若没收到这些情感上的酬报,我们将感到沮丧而放弃。

相反的,我们因该把心和意識专注于佛法及弘揚佛法上,在佛法有缘人的利和利益,那无论得到赞美或责备,我们的努力都不会松懈。

初心易发恒心难持。

容易发起最初的志愿和意向,不容易坚持不渝。

有人这么回复了我

“我不需要感谢或肯定。我需要一个没垃圾(胡来)的系统。哈哈哈

好主意!
如果我们把心放在佛法上,即使别人向我们仍垃圾或sh*t(屎:麻烦)……我们会把他们的废话撇在一边当垃圾回收,用 sh * t 给植物施肥 … … 然后继续奋斗!  💪😤

切记,佛陀成佛并非人人给于最好的条件。其实佛陀就是在最恶劣的条件之下,才圆满了六度!🙏

加油,加菜!

YouTube Excerpt – 20180726

YouTube Excerpt posted on 26 July 2018
Why is Birth considered Suffering?

The birth of a new life has always been a cause of celebration. Why did the Buddha classify birth as a type of suffering?

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Our Attitude towards Volunteering

Remember why we are volunteering. If we volunteer for words of thanks, a nod of approval, or others’ affirmation, we would be disheartened and give up if we receive no such thing.

Instead, let’s keep our heart and mind focused on the Dharma, on sharing the Dharma, for the welfare and benefit of whoever have the conditions to come in touch with the Dharma, then our efforts will not wane regardless of whether we receive praise or blame.

初心易发恒心难持。

Easy to make the initial aspiration or intent, not easy to sustain with perseverance.

Someone replied to me

I don’t need thanks or affirmation. I need a no nonsense system. Hahaha

Good point!

If we focus on the Dharma, even if people give us nonsense or rubbish or sh*t … we will brush aside the nonsense, recycle the rubbish, and fertilise the plants with the sh*t … … and continue!!! 💪😤

Remember, the Buddha didn’t attain Buddhahood with everyone giving him the best conditions. It is also through the worse conditions, that the Buddha was able to complete the perfections! 🙏

加油,加菜!

Winners and Losers

It’s the hope of the draw.  Every week, every month, a spin of the number balls.  A chance to make it big.

Even if it does pan out, winning the lottery will not solve all of life’s problems.

In fact, many people’s lives became notably worse after they got super rich, and they managed to lose it all quite quickly.

http://www.businessinsider.com/lottery-winners-who-lost-everything-2016-1/

However, lottery winners often lose everything within a short time.  Managing one’s money is a life skill that is crucial and can be summed up with  入不敷出 Spending more than what one earns.

In the Sigalovada sutta, the Buddha advised Sigalaka

With wealth acquired this way,
a layman fit for household life,
in portions four divides his wealth:
thus will he friendship win.

One portion for his wants he uses,
two portions on his business spends,
the fourth for times of need he keeps.

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/dn/dn.31.0.nara.html

If one spends everything one earns, any emergency expenses would eat into one’s savings if any.

If one spends more than one earns, then one’s savings is gradually reduced.

 

Be a winner … … Earn rightly, spend wisely, live stress free!

SGC – 20180715

Weekly Spiritual Group Cultivation (SGC) on 15 Jul 2018
Living with Anger… ARRRGGGGH

Anger puts us in a state of less control. A person holding an anger holds on to a hot coil.

Come listen to Ven Chuan Guan on what he has to share on how to deal with your anger.

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SGC – 20180708

Weekly Spiritual Group Cultivation (SGC) on 08 Jul 2018
Comms 102: Best Practices – How to quarrel effectively?

Quarrels begin where there is disagreement.

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