Long-term good deeds will be rewarded
To do good deeds, you have to be persistent. You can't think that when you do a little good deed, you immediately ask for a return. Just like, doing good bank deposits, you can't do a good deed for 5 yuan and immediately ask for 100 yuan in return, do it slowly, sincerely, and accumulate more, your blessings will come back to you, and, the more you do, the faster and more you will be rewarded ......
------- Zhuge Changqing
Venerable Yuan Yin:Why do some people produce induction and even miracles soon after doing good deeds, while others do nothing and have no good rewards at all?
It is a generally accepted phenomenon that good is rewarded with good and evil is rewarded with evil, and there is nothing wrong with that. The question is whether what a person does is truly good or truly evil, and this must be clearly distinguished before a proper conclusion can be made. For example, a judge is impartial and enforces the law like a mountain, accepting no guilt from the family of the suspect and never showing favouritism.
Another example is a teacher who is very strict in invigilating examinations, and who punishes the offenders as soon as they are found, this kind of 'evil' is not true 'evil'. Conversely, a judge who is easy-going to everyone and who is very 'humane' in his sentencing and punishment of criminals, and who is accommodating in every way, is not necessarily 'good'. This 'goodness' is not necessarily true. As a result, these people's future rewards are often not what one would expect.
Furthermore, why do some people not feel rewarded for their good deeds? This may be due to the following factors.
(1) The person's karma may be very heavy, so the charity he or she gives is out of proportion to his or her past karma. As the Buddhists once said, 'If one does good deeds, one will prosper, and if one does not prosper, one's body or ancestors will have a residual suffering, and when the suffering is over, one will prosper; if one does evil deeds, one will suffer, and if one does not suffer, one's body or ancestors will have a residual suffering, and when the suffering is over, one will suffer. This is also the reason why a person who has done good or evil sometimes does not immediately receive the retribution he deserves.
(2) The good deeds done may not be truly 'good'. A 'good' deed should be done out of purely 'altruistic' motives, with no regard for the 'reward' that will come from doing it, or for one's own benefit. or the 'benefit' that will accrue to you. If one gives alms with the intention of 'benefiting oneself', or even with the intention of gaining fame, then based on such 'selfish' motives, the meaning of giving alms is not the same, and the future 'reward Therefore, it is best not to do good deeds with the intention of reward. Therefore, it is best to give without the desire for good rewards. This kind of giving without seeking good rewards can in fact lead to greater 'merit' and more good rewards.
(3) If one gives alms regularly, one may not be too careful, but one may not be too careful and cause karmic obstacles in one's body, mouth and mind (e.g. one may have hurt someone with one's hand or done something harmful to someone, or one may not practise one's mouth and cause damage to one's reputation, or one may have bad thoughts such as greed, jealousy and hatred in one's heart, or one may be ungrateful to one's parents, or treat people unkindly, or one may let a dog hurt someone, or one may lack a sense of public morality and cause (The good and the bad cancel each other out, and as a result, there is no merit to speak of. It is just like a person who often deposits money in the bank, but on the other hand keeps writing cheques, so that at the end of the month, there is very little left in the bank, and sometimes even an overdraft.
Therefore, one should not only try to do good deeds and accumulate virtue, but also pay attention to practising or strictly observing the precepts (not to kill, steal, prostitute or drink, etc.) so as not to offset good deeds with bad deeds, just as one should work hard to increase one's income, but also pay attention to reducing unnecessary expenses so as to increase one's wealth.
What are the acts of abstaining from killing and releasing
1. Do not kill a living being with your own hands.
2. Do not abet others to kill.
3. Do not help others to kill.
4. Abstain from eating meat.
5. Do not engage in trades related to killing.
6、Whenever there is worship, regardless of what is being worshipped, use vegetarian dishes, flowers and fruit, not animal gifts.
7. If you see someone killing a human being, you should discourage them or buy the animal to be slaughtered with money and release it. If this does not work, or if the person does not sell the animal, then you should have compassion for the slaughtered animal, and even better if you can recite the Buddha's name or mantra for it.
8. Do not abuse the animal.
9、Other actions that are contrary to killing.
10. Abstain from killing and releasing animals yourself, and advise others to do the same.
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2Zhuge Changqing's Three Golden Keys to Changing Destiny
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4How to repent: the ritual of repentance and the method of repentance (full version)
5How to read the Dizang Sutra: Methods for reciting Dizang Sutra (complete version)
6How to release? The ritual of releasing life
7Zhuge Changqing's Repentance Culture: A Case Study of Repentance Methods for Changing Destiny
8Free Life Culture: Free Life Culture in Ancient China
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