Crying Woman to Smiling Woman


Outside the Nanchan Temple in Kyoto, there was an old lady named “Crying Woman” who cried on sunny days and rainy days. She cried on sunny days because her youngest daughter was married to a man who sells umbrellas and she worried that he would not be able to sell umbrellas. She cried on rainy days because her eldest daughter was married to a man who sells shoes and she was worried that no one would buy his shoes on rainy days.

After hearing her story, a monk from Nanchan Temple advised the old lady: “You can imagine that your eldest daughter’s shoes must be sold a lot on sunny days. You can also imagine that your youngest daughter’s umbrellas must be sold very quickly on rainy days.” The old lady broke into laughter as she realized it. From then on, she laughed on sunny days, laughed on rainy days, and changed from a crying woman to a smiling woman.

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The moment of enlightenment can make someone’s life change completely. By saying the right words, you can make people get rid of bitterness and become happy. Gaining enlightenment and attaining Tao is not hard. Never ask yourself if you can or not, but always ask yourself whether you want to or not.
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哭婆变笑婆
京都南禅寺外住着一个叫“哭婆”的老太太,她晴天也哭,雨天也哭。晴天为自己的小女儿哭,因为小女儿嫁给了卖雨伞的,晴天她担心小女儿的雨伞卖不出去;雨天为自己的大女儿哭,因为大女儿嫁给了卖鞋的,雨天她担心大女儿的鞋子卖不出去。南禅寺的一位和尚听说之后,就劝慰老太太说:“晴天你可以想象大女儿的鞋子一定卖得很多,雨天时你可以想象小女儿的雨伞一定卖得很快。”老太太当下破涕为笑,当下顿悟。从此,她晴天也笑,雨天也笑,由哭婆变成了笑婆。

当下顿悟,当下即可让人生发生彻底的转变。一句话,就可以让人生发生彻底的蜕变。一句话,即可以让人生离苦得乐。悟道并不难,成道更不难,永远不问自己能不能,永远只问自己想不想。

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