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Our D1 Engine – When Buddha took over my GPS [3]

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Two days before the motivational message was sent out to all leaders in the Arts and Culture Department, I was actually going through a tough time…

The few months of on-going volunteering since April 2018 at this new and diverse department with manpower shortage was starting to take its toll on me. Emotions raged after receiving more bad news in addition to the constraints in manpower.

I was physically, and emotionally tired. At the bottom of the pit you may say! Totally negatively charged at that point.

Then remembering having read Abbot Jing Yuan’s sharing on Facebook to the volunteers who aspire to practice Buddhism through volunteering and benefitting sentient beings.

This Dharma engine powered me up with pure Dharma fuel of motivation from our Abbot Jing Yuan. It re-energized and recharged me positively!

Rest if I need to and be positively powered by the Dharma (D1) Engine of Shifu if emotions take a dip!

Another igniting moment was found after reading this Shifu’s discourse:

https://bwmonastery.org.sg/daily-discourse/2018/10/17

Although benefiting the self is hard, to benefit others is even more difficult. At that time, when trying to help others with energetic compassion, more than great wisdom is required; the great energetic discipline is also needed.

So while helping others, be brave, intrepid, unyielding, and determined! This “brave” is forging ahead; the “intrepid” is fearlessness; “unyielding” is unbreakable; and last but not least, to have assertive determination.

When I heard this discourse in my living room, I burst out crying! I shouted to Shifu:

“Shifu! It is too hard!”

“Way to hard! “

“I can’t do this! I am very tired!”

“It is too painful!” I don’t want this suffering!”

“I really can’t! My body is tired! It is beyond me!”

“I don’t want to continue anymore! I am afraid for my health”

“I’ve had enough!”

The crying continued…not sure for how long…

As the tears flowed…the mind regained some peace and clarity…

The following thoughts came to mind:

If I am unwell, I will see a doctor.

If my heart is heavy, I will seek consolation through the Lamrim.

If it is the end of my life journey’s, I want to see Lord Buddha!

Another reminder from our Abbot that came to mind also shone an extra ray of hope:

If there is still a solution to a crisis, why should one not be joyful?

If there is not a single solution possible, being worried would not be of any assistance!

Magically, the Dharma (D1) Engine fired up my positivity and my unseen wounds gradually began healing. Without which, I could not have advanced ahead to write that motivational message dated 18.10.18 and strive towards the pledge that I made!

I can’t give what I don’t have. With the D1 Engine, I could pass on the positive energy which ignited and empowered me!

Gratitude to our lineage masters, SHIFU and Abbot Jing Yuan!

Having a DYNAMIC engine is one of the important reasons for being able to make it to the destination at the best possible speed.

Thankful to have the Dharma (D1) Engine!

Penned by: Irene Lee

TO BE CONTINUED… SEE YOU TOMORROW

独特的佛法引擎 [3] – 佛陀掌控我的GPS

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在我还未发出那封18.10.18充满正能量的信息给文化艺术处干部们的前两天,我的心情其实不佳。

几个月连续下来,人力缺乏,一项接一项不同寺院活动以文化艺术参与护持的当儿又接到人力资源方面的坏消息。身心疲惫,沉到谷底。我的磁场充满负能量!

幸好,听了师父的一讲, 也记得曾在净远和尚的脸书读到一则鼓励义工一番话。

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https://bwmonastery.org.sg/daily-discourse/2018/10/17

“…所以说这个真正修学佛法,自利固然难,利他是更难,那时候要把那大悲心具勤地……要想帮助人的话, 不但要大智慧,而且要大精进的力量。

所以在利他当中勇、悍、刚、决!

这“勇”是勇猛直前;“悍”是不怕一切;“刚”的时候绝不摧折;果断决定。”

我读到这里在我家的客厅,抱头大哭。我喊着师父的名字说:

师父,这好难,太难了!”

“太难了! 我很累了!身体不行了! “

“我很痛苦! 我做不到!”

“真的不行了!”

“我不想继续受苦了!”

痛哭了过后,心情些许沉淀下来。。。想到:

身体不好可以看医生。
心累焦脆可以看广论。
生命到尽头就见佛吧!

净远和尚曾分享《入菩萨行论》:

若事尚可为云何不欢喜。
若已不济事忧恼有何益。

是这独特的佛法引擎把纯净的正能量注入在我内心当中。排除了一切我执,随着烦恼转的习气和非理作意。这佛法引擎注入了充满正能量的正念。

身体累了,我就该休息。
心灵累了,就让师父的法语引擎帮我增加马力。

我无形的伤口,通过这些智慧法语,神奇的慢慢转念愈合着!

要不然,怎么有动力继续勇悍向前行,而且还能借光发光以鼓励的信息帮文化艺术的干部们打气加油。如师父说过,只需一盏智慧心灯就可以破除无明的黑暗。

如果我自己没有亮起心灯,又如何能照亮别人呢?

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感恩我们独特的佛法引擎,启动了我心中的智慧之灯,让我照亮文化艺术处的盏盏心灯。

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师长功德无量!

末学,李宗矜笔

未完,明天待續。。。

阅读其他分享 READ OTHERS:

BUDDHA TOOK OVER MY GPS [1] 佛陀掌控我的GPS @BW MONASTERY 26.11.18

OUR PITSTOP – BUDDHA TOOK OVER MY GPS [2] 加油站: 佛陀掌控我的GPS @BW MONASTERY 27.11.18

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