GuiDelines for Being a Good Person( 弟子規 Di Zi Gui )
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GuiDelines for Being a Good Person(弟子規)
《Gudelines for Being a Good Person (Di Zi Gui) was written by ancient Chinese sages. It teaches us the guidelines for being a good human being.
First, it teaches us to respect and love our parents, and to be kind to our siblings. Second, it teaches us how to interact with people and engage in daily tasks. It also teaches us to be a trustworthy person. Furthermore, it teaches us to love all beings and to be close to kind, virtuous people.
For over sixty years Venerable Master Chin Kung has been learning the Buddhadharma. For over fifty, with skilful means, great patience, and profound clarity–-and the sincere wish that all beings awaken and find true happiness–-Venerable Master Chin Kung has tireless taught all who wished to learn.
Countless gems of wisdom exist throughout all his talks, writing, and correspondence. The book that you are holding holds just a taste of them. A taste of the Buddhadharma for you to savor.
Liao-Fan's Four Lessons was originally written in the Ming Dynasty of China by Mr. Liao-Fan Yuan. The book was intended to teach his son, Tien-Chi Yuan, how to recognize the true face of destiny, how to tell good from evil, and the method for correcting one's faults and practicing kind deeds. It also provided living proof of the rewards and outcomes of people who practiced kind deeds and cultivated virtue and humility. Relating from his own experience at changing destiny, Mr. Yuan himself was a living embodiment of his teachings.
After reading this wonderful book, one may feel more open and confident towards life, and at the same time, courageously compelled to follow the example of Liao-Fan in changing one's original destiny. Liao-Fan's Four Lessons is truly a rare book which is not only precious to an individual's spiritual needs, but is also capable of transforming unhealthy attitudes in today's society.
LUNDEERIA--THE TALE OF A JOURNEY TO ANOTHER LAND COURAGE AND COMPASSION
Lundeeria: The Tale of a Journey to Another Land, Courage, and Compassion
In this tale of discovery and courage, two Earth children awaken to find themselves not at home in their beds but on a rock in the center of an immense crater on a world called Lundeeria! Everywhere the amazed and frightened children look, they see animals staring back at them, also in amazement. But that's just the beginning for Justin and Emma. As they watch, the animals begin to speak. And what they say seems incredible. While Earth and Lundeeria seem to be very similar, there are two big differences: there are no humans on Lundeeria and all the animals get along peacefully. As Justin and Emma are about to learn, on Lundeeria no animal eats another.
by Shi Wuling (Author), Ann Marie Napoli (Illustrator)
Twenty-five hundred years ago, when the Buddha was teaching what he had awoken to, his world was similar in many ways to our world today. There were great centers of culture, and there were lands of stagnation. There were rulers with great power who thirsted for even more, and there were oppressed people who only wanted to live in peace. There were men who said that they alone held the key to spiritual secrets, and there were those who searched for differ¬ent answers. There were people who had great wealth, and there were those who had nothing. There were people who said we must change, and there were those who denied there was anything wrong. Perhaps that distant land and time is not that distant after all. Greed, anger, ignorance, and delusion are still very much with us. But they do not have to remain with us for each of us has the ability to transform them into selflessness, compassion, and understanding. (From the back cover)
Buddhism is not a religion because ‘belief’ in the Buddha’s teachings is not blind belief, blind faith, and far from superstition. Shakyamuni Buddha taught us not to blindly believe what he tells us, he wants us to try the teachings and prove them for ourselves. The Buddha wants us to know, not merely believe. The Buddha’s teachings flow from his own experience of the way to understand the true face of life and the universe, and show us a path of our own to taste the truth for ourselves. This is much like a good friend telling us of his trip to Europe, the sights he has seen, and the way to go there and see for ourselves. The Buddha uses a perfectly scientific way of showing us reality in its true form.