Enlightenment from the Buddha


The poor man asked the Buddha, “Why am I so poor?”
The Buddha said, “You have not learned to give others.”
The poor man replied, “How can I give when I have nothing?”
The Buddha said, “A person can give others seven things even if they have nothing.

Give by face by doing things with a smile.
Give by mouth by speaking words of praise and comfort.
Give by heart by opening your heart to be kind to others.
Give by eye by being good and righteous to others.
Give by body by helping others with your actions.
Give by seat by taking a seat and being humble.
Give by foundation by having tolerance toward others.”

Enlightenment:
Don’t think too hard and give more to others, you may reap unexpected wealth and happiness.

Chinese version:
窮人問佛:“我為什麼這樣窮?”佛曰:“你沒有學會給予別人。”

窮人:“我一無所有如何給予?”佛曰:“一個人一無所有也可以給予別人七種東西。”

顏施:微笑處事;
言施:說讚美安慰的話;
心施:敞開心扉對人和藹;
眼施:善義的眼光給予別人;
身施:以行動幫助別人;
座施:即謙讓座位;
房施:有容人之心。

感悟:
不要有太多沒意義的計較,多給予別人,你可能會收穫意想不到的財富和快樂。

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