Win or Lose


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A Bet

When a monk came back from cutting wood from a mountain,
He saw a teenager on the road.

The teenager caught a butterfly and held it in his hand.
The young man saw the monk and asked him to make a bet.

The monk asked: “What would I be betting on?”
The boy replied “You would guess whether the butterfly in my hand is dead or alive.
If you’re wrong, I’ll have your firewood.”

The monk thought for a while and said that the butterfly in his hand was dead.
The boy laughed and said, “You were wrong.”
He opened his hand, and the butterfly flew away.

Win or Lose

The monk said, “This load of wood is yours.”
Then he laid down the wood and left happily.

The boy didn’t know why the monk was so happy,
But there was no time for reflection;
He cheerfully carried the firewood home.

His father asked him about the origin of a load of wood.
The boy told him truthfully what had occurred.

After hearing this, the father said that he had been foolish.
“Do you think that you have won?
You don’t even know that you have lost!”

Immediately, the father ordered the boy to return the wood.
Together, the father and his son took the wood back to the temple.
Upon seeing the monk, the father said
“Master, my child has defended you.
I beg for your forgiveness.”

The monk nodded and smiled.

Winning Mercy

On the way home
The father finally explained his reasoning.

He said, “If the Master had said that the butterfly was dead,
Then you’ll let it go and win a load of wood.

On the other hand, if the Master said the butterfly was alive,
you would have pinched the butterfly to death to win the firewood.

Do you think the Master doesn’t know your logic?
He lost a load of wood, but he won mercy for the butterfly!”

The Lesson

Winning and losing in daily life
Often affects our ability to show mercy.

Sometimes we think we’ve won, however,
We may lose more than we have gained.

Let us have a kind heart,
Work diligently,
And be truthful.

Don’t lose your sense of mercy because of profit.
Don’t grovel for power.

Be an honest person so that
You will feel no shame when you contemplate your sense of justice.

The original Chinese text is from https://www.facebook.com/hydro.chen/posts/5079394148745331.

一位和尚上山砍柴归来时,
在路上看见一个少年。
捕到了一个蝴蝶捂在手中。

少年看到和尚便问我们打个赌如何?
和尚问如何赌?
少年说你猜我手中的蝴蝶是死的还是活得?
如果你说错了你那担柴就归我了。

和尚想了想说你手中的蝴蝶是死的
少年哈哈大笑,说你错了,
他把手张开蝴蝶飞走了.

和尚说好,这担柴归你了,
说完便放下柴,
开心的走了.

少年不知和尚为何如此高兴
但也顾不上细想
便高高兴兴地把柴禾挑回家。

父亲问起这担柴的由来
少年如实说了,

父亲听完遍说你胡涂啊!
你真以为自己赢了吗?
你是怎么输的都不知道!

父亲命令少年担起柴,
父子两人一起将她送回寺院

见的那位和尚,父亲便说
师父,我家的孩子得罪了您
请你原谅

和尚点点头,微笑不语

在回家的路上
父亲终于说出了原因

他说那位师父说蝴蝶死了,
你才会放了它,赢得一担柴一

如果师父说蝴蝶是活的,你便会捏死他,以赢得那担柴。

你以为师父不知道你的算盘吗? ,

人家输的是一担柴,但赢得的是慈悲呀!

日常生活中的输赢得失
经常牵动我们的心

有时我们以为自己赢了
其实可能输掉更多

让我们怀着一颗善良的心,勤恳地做事,坦荡地做人

不因为利益而失去本心
不因为权势而卑躬屈膝

做一个坦坦荡荡的
俯仰无愧天地的人!

 

中文原文 取自https://www.facebook.com/hydro.chen/?ref=page_internal

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