[加拿大] 【2019年金菩提上師聖誕征文】

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【2019年金菩提上師聖誕征文】


尊敬的金菩提上師:



在菩提五年的學習生涯並不是簡單五年,而是多世的學習與追隨。在您生日慶典的特別時刻,感謝您的法和禪修方法。我學會了變通,情感上變得更堅強。通過禪修,我學會了當生活的動盪向我襲來時,我猶如那平穩的颶風之眼,沉著而冷靜。禪修給了我生命的根基,在生命中快樂與悲傷的時刻,它是我永遠可以依靠的支撐。禪修把我對家人和朋友的一連串抱怨變成了一連串的感恩。禪修讓我明白我曾多次不經意地傷害了他人,因此我學會了謙卑,認識了原諒的力量。
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上師,我認識到在宇宙能量的世界裡沒有時間概念。我曾經常對自己疑問,當時在大學不會一門外語的我為何就修了一門翻譯課。而今在菩提,我在校對從中文翻譯成英文的文字。這條路在我來菩提很久以前就為我鋪好了。為了能讓我增長同理心和慈悲心,您的手仿佛一直扶在我的背上,輕輕的推著我,幫助我度過我必須經歷的掙扎與挑戰。多少世之前賜予的福報和定下的相約,相約一起在此刻用生命去幫助這個世界。我意識到在我生命最黑暗的時候,是您的聲音鼓勵著我,振奮著我,讓我做好準備去聽到您的宏願,讓我做出決定去普渡眾生。我所遇到人,我必須做的事,我必須到達的地方都是這條路上的必經的部分。
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感恩您,金菩提上師!生日快樂!
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心懷愛與感恩,
灵慧 Arlene

Dear Master JinBodhi,

My five years as a student at Bodhi Meditation hasn’t been just five years. It’s been lifetimes. On this occasion of your birthday, I thank you for what I’ve learned through your dharma teaching and your meditation methods. I’ve learned to be flexible, learned to emotionally resilient, and learned that through meditation I live in the eye of the hurricane where it’s calm and quiet while the chaos still rages around me. Meditation gave me a foundation, something I can always count on to hold me in the joyful or sorrowful times. Meditation has turned my list of grievances towards my parents and others has turned into a list of gratitude. Meditation showed me the many times I unknowingly hurt others and I thereby learned humility and the power of forgiveness.

Master, I have realized that there is no time in this world of universal energy. I’d often wondered why I took a translation class at university when I didn’t know a second language. And here I am at Bodhi, editing English words translated from Mandarin. The path was laid down for me long before I came to Bodhi. Your hand has been on my back, gently moving me through the struggles and challenges, all of which I needed to experience in order to grow in empathy and compassion. The blessing occurred lifetimes ago and an agreement made to come together to help the world at this time. I realize now that at the darkest of times it was your voice that encouraged me, lifted me, and prepared me to hear your vow and make a decision to help all sentient beings. Al了the people I had to meet, all the things I had to do, all the places I had to be to arrive at Bodhi Meditation were part of the way.

Thank you Master JinBodhi. Happy Birthday.

With gratitude and love,
灵慧 Arlene
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(照片:【禪心攝影】—— 信實)

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2019-1-1 10:24

太棒了!
感恩分享!
多少世之前赐予的福报和定下的相约,相约一起在此刻用生命去帮助这个世界。

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