感谢让你受苦的人   林钰堂

 

 

让你受苦受难的人
一般世人会想报复
  至少也会怀恨含怨于心
真正想学佛的人
则应对他们心存感谢

世间若无苦
无人求解脱
让你有切身之痛的人或经验
才是真正推你步上觉道的动机

成佛是为渡脱一切众生
害你的人也是众生
正是提供你修习如何渡化的机缘
怨亲平等的大慈大悲
若没有让你痛苦的人
又怎能实践、证达

人间的咬来咬去是不值得浪费此生的
愈是困难的处境愈是成就大心的良机
莫自限于小小的格局与器量
做个大肚宽容、笑逐颜开的弥勒佛吧

                      二○一二年八月十一日
                      养和斋    于加州


 

Grateful to Your Pain-giver

 

Yutang Lin

 

 

To people who made you suffer and caused you pains
Ordinary persons would intend on revenge
   At least would hover hatred and resentment in mind
Those who are sincere in following Buddha's footsteps
Should be grateful to their pain-givers

If there were no suffering in the world
No one would seek emancipation from Samsara
Those people or experiences that caused you personal pains and sufferings
Are the genuine motives that pushed you upward to the enlightenment path

To become a Buddha is for the salvation of all beings from sufferings
Your oppressors are also among the sentient beings
They are providing you opportunities to learn and practice
   How to convert sentient beings to the enlightenment path
Great Compassion and Mercy that transcends personal relations
   And treats all sentient beings equally and dearly
Without people who caused you pains and made you suffer
   How could you realize and attain such compassion

Mutual biting among humans is not worth wasting your life on
The more difficult the situations
   The better opportunity for you to realize the Great Bodhi Mind
Do not become self-confined to narrow-mindedness tiny and intolerant
Be the smiling Buddha with a big belly to encompass everything

 

Written in Chinese and translated on August 11, 2012
El Cerrito, California