觉悟之路 上座部佛教 Theravada Buddhism

 找回密码
 注册

QQ登录

只需一步,快速开始

搜索
热搜: 上座部 qq
查看: 706|回复: 0

Ajahn Amaro:giving

[复制链接]

707

主题

913

帖子

913

积分

文章编辑

Rank: 15Rank: 15Rank: 15Rank: 15Rank: 15

积分
913
发表于 2015-7-8 12:05:05 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
"Paying homage to Buddhas, Dhamma, and Sangha."

Through practice, we can experience for ourselves that giving is so powerful because it is the most practical and direct method of counteracting selfishness. That which wants to hang on to something "for me" is a barricade blocking the door to liberation. "Me first" means "me last" to Nibbana. That which doesn't want to bother with other people and is concerned only with "my own" protection, "my own" comfort, "my own" preferences is the real problem.

In Asian countries, babies are taught when they are about six months old to put food into alms-bowls. The whole family applauds as the sticky rice drops from that little hand into the monk's bowl. The kid gets the idea early on: when stuff leaves your hand, you feel happy. It feels good to give.

But generosity is not just giving material things. It's giving one's time or attention. It's being in conversation and actually listening to what the other person is saying. How many of us can do that? That is a true form of giving. In giving our attention, we are giving our heart.

- Ajahn Amaro




Ajahn Amaro 照片
您需要登录后才可以回帖 登录 | 注册

本版积分规则

QQ|手机版|小黑屋|觉悟之路 ( 粤ICP备13026064号   粤公网安备 44060802000093号

GMT+8, 2019-6-19 06:42 , Processed in 0.060627 second(s), 25 queries .

Powered by Discuz! X3.4

© 2001-2017 Comsenz Inc.

快速回复 返回顶部 返回列表