People should adjust false illusions. Life is a perfect process for enlightenment, the progression to a better life.
One day, a little monk suddenly sat and cried on the ground, around him were all the messy paper that was filled with words.
When the old monk saw that, he asked: “What’s the matter?”
“I don’t write nice words”.
The old monk picked up a few papers and said, “your words is not bad, why do you have to throw the paper away and still cry?”
A little monk replied sobbingly: “I don’t feel my word is beautiful at all. I am a perfectionist, unable to tolerate even a little error”.
The old monk patted a little monk and then calmly said: “But the point is, is there anyone in this world who can not even make a slight mistake? You want everything to be perfect, but if there is only a little dissatisfied, you get angry, cry, and this obviously makes you no longer perfect “.
A little monk picked up the paper and went to wash his hands.
Then look in the mirror, wash your face, change your pants, take it to wash again and again.
The old monk saw that immediately asked: “What are you doing? You wash again and again like that to spend half a day.”
A little monk replied: “I have clean illness. I unable to withstand even a stain, how do you not find out? After each benefactor leaves, i will clean the chair they just sat on times “.
Master laughed and said: “Is this called a clean illness? You decry sky dirty, hate dirty soil, afraid of stinky people. I look neat and clean on the outside, but my mind is sick, so it’s not clean.” will be again “.
The monk wanted to go alms, so he specially chose an old worn out clothes to wear.
Master saw that and asked. “Why did you choose this suit?”
A little monk was a bit not admire saying, “Didn’t your master say that you should not pay too much attention to your appearance, so I wear this worn out clothes. Moreover, wearing it like that, the benefactors invite compassion gives us more money. ”
Master glared and said: “Do you go to alms or go begging?” You hope everyone sees you are pitiful to help you or you hope everyone sees you as capable, so through you to help thousands of others? ”
The monastery is in the midst of heaven and earth
Later, when the monk passed away, a little monk replaced him as the abbot.
He always wears proper clothes, carries boxes of medicine, goes to the chaotic, poorest places to disinfect, changes medicine for the sick here, then brings the dirty form back to the mountain. .
He also always goes for alms by himself, but is both receiving alms money and helping people in poor circumstances.
He also rarely stayed in the monastery, so the monastery did not build any further expansion.
But the people who trusted more and more, they went up the mountain and into the sea with him, to the remote countryside and remote islands.
The Venerable Master said, “When my master was alive, who taught me what it means to be perfect, the one who said to be perfect is to wish the world to be completely perfect.
Teacher also taught me what it means to be clean. Cleanliness helps those who are stained to become more clean.
Teacher also taught me what it means to be alms. Begging is to connect people to join hands to help each other, so that people can come closer “.
“What about the monastery, the monastery is not necessarily in the mountains, but everywhere. The Northeast is the place where we teach the Dharma, right in the middle of heaven and earth is also my monastery” .
So the water is so clear without fish, living too perfectly, not happy.