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 Zeng Guofan's favourite book: The Four Sermons of Jie Fan

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Zeng Guofan's favourite book: The Four Sermons of Jie Fan


   Why did Zeng Guofan love to read the Four Sutras of the True Religion, because, the Four Sutras of the True Religion tell the truth about being rich and powerful in life! The Four Sutras of the Wise Men tell us that doing good deeds can accumulate blessings, can change our destiny and can make our hearts come true ...... The Book of Changes says: 'If good deeds are not accumulated, they are not enough to become famous; if evil deeds are not accumulated, they are not enough to destroy the body. It is more difficult for people without money and power to do good deeds to help others, but if they can do their best and do good deeds in the midst of difficulties, their value will be more valuable and their blessings will be greater. It is too easy for those who have money and power to do good deeds and accumulate virtue, and it is easy to do good deeds without doing them, that is, to give up on oneself, as the saying goes: 'A rich man who is unkind is like a fat pig.

---- Zhuge Changqing


I. A house of accumulated goodness will be blessed

   It is said in the I Ching: 'A family that accumulates goodness will have after-celebrations.'

   In ancient times, a family surnamed Yan betrothed their daughter to Confucius' father and only enquired whether their ancestors had accumulated great virtue, regardless of whether the Kong family was rich or not; he thought that if their ancestors had accumulated great virtue, their children and grandchildren were bound to excel. Confucius also praised Shun's great filial piety, saying: 'The clan and the temple will be honoured, and the descendants will be protected.' The above-mentioned statement is indeed the most famous one.

   Zhuge Changqing: A family of virtue will be rich in the long run.

   Whenever there were heavy rainstorms that destroyed people's homes, there were always people and animals going downstream with their goods, and other boats were always competing to get the goods, but Yang Rong's great-grandfather and grandfather wanted to save people and did not take any goods.

   One day, a Taoist came to the Yang family and said, 'Your ancestors have accumulated Yin virtue, your descendants will enjoy glory and wealth, and there is a place where an ancestral grave can be built at a dragon point.' So they were buried there as instructed, in what is now known as the 'White Rabbit Tomb'. Later, Yang Rong was born, and at a young age, he attained the rank of Third Prince, and was given the official titles of Great Grandfather and Grandfather by the Emperor. To this day, his descendants continue to be honoured and prosperous, with many wise men and women.

   Zhuge Changqing: a man of great virtue, blessed by the heavens. The gods admire him and the gods bless him.

Second, giving is more blessed than receiving

    Yin County people Yang Zixian, at first as a county official, loyal and fair-minded. Once the magistrate punished a prisoner and beat him so much that he bled all over his face, but he did not stop being angry. He knelt down and begged for mercy for the prisoner, asking the magistrate to stop his anger and forgive him. The magistrate said, 'This man has broken the law against common sense, how can one not be angry.' He kowtowed and said, 'The people have been disorganised for a long time because of the failure of the government, and they do not know the common sense of the law.

   Since he was a poor family man, he never accepted money from anyone. When the prisoners were short of food, he did his best to help them, even if he himself was starving, and never stopped doing good. He later had two sons, the eldest of whom was named Shou Chen and the second Shou Yi, who were both officials in the North and South, and the eldest grandson was also a minister in the Ministry of Criminal Affairs and the second grandson was also a Lian Xian in Sichuan. Zhuge Changqing: Think carefully, give up and give in, there is give and take. Think again carefully, Yin virtue exists in the underworld and blesses those who do good deeds.

Three: Protecting life is rewarded with good deeds

    The court sent the Chief Secretary, Xie Du, to search and kill the bandits in the East Road. Later on, Xie's son was awarded the scholarship and became the prime minister, and his grandson was also awarded the scholarship, making his family rich and prosperous.

   There was also a man named Lin in Po Tin, whose mother was a charitable person and used to make dough to give to the poor, giving it to anyone who asked for it. There was a man who asked for six or seven dough balls at a time for three years and never stopped. Knowing his sincerity, he said to her, 'I have eaten your dough for three years and have nothing to repay you for it.

    Her son was buried as he had been told, and nine of his sons were buried in the first generation.

   When he was a student, he met a man on his way to school early one winter who had fallen in the snow and was freezing, so he immediately took off his own leather robe and put it on him and helped him home. That night, in a dream, he received guidance from the gods, saying: 'You have saved a man's life out of sincerity, and I have sent Han Qi, a famous general of the Song Dynasty, to be your son.' And after giving birth to Takuan, he took the nickname Qi in memory. Zhuge Changqing: Throughout the ages, people who have achieved great things have done so because of their ancestors or their own good deeds, so people should think twice. Why not pluck a hair to benefit the world?

A man of virtue is admired by ghosts and gods

    When he was in his prime, he lived in the mountains and studied. He often heard ghosts and spirits haunting him at night, but he was not afraid. One day he heard the ghosts talking, saying: 'A certain woman, whose husband had been away for a long time and had not returned, was forced to remarry her son because she thought he was dead, and would come and hang herself tomorrow night. When Ying heard this, he immediately sold his land and got four taels of silver, and forged a letter from his husband and sent it to her family. When her mother noticed the difference in handwriting, she was a little suspicious, but then she thought, 'Even if the letter was false, the silver hadn't been given away for nothing, had it? So he stopped forcing his daughter-in-law to remarry. Later, her son-in-law finally came back for a reunion.

    Later on, Mr. Ying heard the ghost say, 'Someone came to replace him, but the scholar spoiled it.' Another ghost said, 'Then you should settle the score with him!' The ghost said, 'No, God has ordained this man to be the future Shogun of the Underworld because of his good heart, so how can I do him any harm.' When there was a famine, he would donate food to help the victims. In times of famine, he would donate food to help the victims, and when his relatives were in distress, he would try his best to help them. When things did not go his way, he would only accept them and reflect on himself rather than blame others. To this day, many of his children and grandchildren enjoy the blessings of officialdom.

    His father was very wealthy, and when he came across a bad year, he would first waive the rent for his fields as an incentive for disaster relief, and then take food to pay for the disaster and help the poor. Once at night, he heard a ghost singing at the door: 'A thousand not swindled, a thousand not swindled, the Xu family's scholar has become a scholar! For several nights in a row, the song went on and on. That year, Xu Fengzhu did win the imperial examination. So his father worked hard to build bridges and pave roads, fasting monks and helping people, and doing whatever was good for the public. Later on, he heard a ghost sing, 'A thousand things are not misleading. Later, Xu Fengzhu did indeed become the governor of Jiangsu and Zhejiang.

    Zhuge Changqing: Xu Fengzhu did indeed become the governor of Jiangsu and Zhejiang. Why? Because his actions were in line with the way of heaven. Only then can they achieve great things.

V. The redress of grievances and the commutation of sentences are in accordance with the heart of Heaven

   When he first became the head of the Ministry of Justice, he used to go to the prisons to investigate the cases, and when he came across innocent people who had been unjustly imprisoned, he would report the case to the presiding officer. At that time, the people of Kyoto all said that the Minister was incorruptible and fair, but Duke Tu never took credit for it.

   He said: 'There are injustices in Kyoto, there are many injustices in the four seas, there are many people, there must still be many injustices, should be sent every five years to reduce the sentence of a judge, investigate in detail to eliminate injustices. One night, Duke Tu dreamed of a divine guidance, saying: 'You should have had no children in your destiny, but now the commutation of your sentence is in accordance with the heart of heaven. Soon afterwards, the wife became pregnant and later gave birth to three sons, named Ying Dai, Ying Kun and Ying Jun, all of whom became great officials. Zhuge Changqing: The fair trial of the commutation of the sentence was in accordance with the heart of Heaven, and God granted three sons, all of whom enjoyed high office and great wealth. God has always been fair and just.

Sixth, the son of Sun Chang, a godly protector of the law

    His father was the governor of Chiyang, Anhui province, and had seven sons, the youngest of whom was a son-in-law of the Yuan family of Pinghu. One day, when he was visiting a village near Taihu Lake, he saw a temple with a broken and leaky temple, and the statue of Goddess of Mercy was stained by rain and dust.

    So he took out his valuable clothes that he was travelling with and gave them to the monk. Although the servant accompanying him repeatedly discouraged him from doing so, he gave them to the monk with all his heart and said, 'What does it matter if I have no clothes to use as long as the Buddha statue is not broken?

    The monk said, 'It is not difficult to give money and clothes, but your devotion is rare indeed.' After the monastery was repaired, one day he came to visit the temple with his father and stayed there at night, he dreamed that the God of Dharma Protection came to thank him and said: 'Your son should enjoy the salary for generations. Later, his son Bianbian and his grandson Tamarixfang both became great officials. Zhuge Changqing: Devotion to Buddha actually means changing one's mind, and when one's mind changes, one's career changes with it.

    The father of a Jiashan man, Zhi Li, when he was a criminal, sympathised with a prisoner who had been framed and sentenced to death, and wanted to clear his name. Tomorrow, ask him to come to the countryside and tell him the details of the case, and promise him your life, and perhaps he will be willing to use some of his favours, and then I will live. His wife agreed with tears in her eyes.

   The next day, when Mr. Branch came to her house, she was kindly received and told her husband what he wanted. The couple went to his door to thank him, saying: 'You are a man of great virtue, which is rare in the world. Mr. Zhi had to prepare a gift and marry her. He later gave birth to a son, Zhi Li, who at the age of twenty became a member of the Hanlin Academy, and his grandson, Zhi Gao, and his descendants have also been successful in their official capacity.

   The above paragraphs, though different in their circumstances and practices, are all examples of a single-minded approach to goodness.

True Goodness and False Goodness

   If we look at the details of good deeds, we must understand that there are true good deeds, false good deeds, dang good deeds, yin good deeds, yang good deeds, right good deeds, half good deeds, full good deeds, big good deeds, small good deeds, difficult good deeds, easy good deeds, etc. Otherwise, if we do not understand good deeds, we will often commit acts that we think are good but are actually sins.

   What is true goodness and what is false goodness

   In the past, some Confucian scholars went to ask the monk Zhongfeng for advice, saying, 'The Buddhists talk about good and evil as if they were shadows; nowadays, someone does good deeds but his descendants do not develop, and someone does evil deeds but his family flourishes. Then there is no evidence for what the Buddha says about retribution.' Zhongfeng said, 'People do not know what is right and wrong, and their wisdom has not been enlightened. They regard good as evil and evil as good, and instead of saying that they have perverted right and wrong, they blame heaven and earth for their retribution. Then Zhongfeng asked them to tell him what was good and what was evil. One man said, 'It is evil to beat and scold, but it is good to respect and salute. Zhongfeng said, 'That's not necessarily true.' Another said: 'It is evil to be greedy for money, but good to be clean and honest. Again Zhongfeng said, 'That's not necessarily true either.' Everyone said what they usually saw as good and evil, but Zhongfeng did not think so.

    Zhongfeng said, 'Whatever is good for people is good, and what is only for one's own benefit is evil. If it is good for people, even if you beat and scold them, it is still considered good; if it is only for your own benefit, even if you respect others and are courteous to them, it is still considered evil.' Therefore, in the world, goodness that benefits others is true goodness, while goodness that benefits oneself is false goodness. Goodness that comes from the heart is true goodness, but goodness that is pretended to others is false goodness. Goodness that is done without want is true goodness; goodness that is done with want is false goodness.

8. The Goodness of the End and the Goodness of the Twist

   What is goodness and goodness?

   It is commonly believed that a prudent, easy-going gentleman is a good person, but the sages believe that a man who dares to be a bold and impetuous person is a good person. For a prudent, weak and impersonal man, though he is said to be good by all the people of his village, is a good man, but a man who follows the waves, who has no ambition, no moral spirit and no moral courage. Therefore, what people generally call good and evil is not the same as what the sages think.

   In short, the concept of good and evil by the gods and spirits of heaven and earth is the same as that of the sages, but the opposite of the world's vision. Therefore, if one wishes to be virtuous and do good deeds, one must not merely conform to worldly sentiments and please the world to hide one's eyes and ears, but must submerge oneself in one's heart, with the sole intention of helping the world and loving others. If there is a hint of world-pleasing and a little bit of world-inciting, then it is a false and distorted goodness.

9. Yang and Yin Goodness

   There is a distinction between Yang and Yin goodness.

   To do good and be known is yang good; to do good and not be known is yin good. Yang goodness can only enjoy the blessing of gaining fame, but Yin virtue will be blessed by heaven. If a man's reputation exceeds his substance, there will be a strange disaster. For fame is anathema to creation, and most people who have fame only gain it in vain, lacking in actual merit, and so there is a great deal of mischief in families of fame. For this reason the ancients advised: 'Do not make your name too real, and keep it hidden from fools and saints.' If a person has no faults, but is given a bad name, and is able to accept it, he must be a man of great moral cultivation, and his descendants will often suddenly become prosperous. It is therefore worth exploring what the common eye sees as the flourishing of evil, so that the difference between Yang goodness and Yin virtue is only one of light and darkness.

10. Goodness and Non-Goodness

    If good is done, why is there a difference between what is good and what is not good?

   For example, the law of the State of Lu stipulated that if anyone was willing to pay for the redemption of a person taken as a concubine by a neighbouring country, the government would pay a reward as a rule. Confucius' pupil, Zi Gong, was unwilling to accept the reward for the ransom. When Confucius learned of this, he scolded him, saying, 'You are wrong. If you set such a bad example, then everyone will think that it is a shame to accept a reward for ransom.

   There is another example: when Zi Lu rescued a drowning man, the owner gave him a cow as a token of his gratitude, which Zi Lu took. For if one person is willing to save and the other to thank, it will become a trend.

   In the above two cases, according to the common perception, it was a good deed of integrity for Zi Gong not to receive the reward, and a great failure for Zi Lu to accept the gift of the ox, but Confucius' view was different; instead, Confucius praised Zi Lu and rebuked Zi Gong.

   Thus it is said: Whenever a man does a good deed, he must not look only at the deed, but must look at the advantages and disadvantages of his deed. You must not look only at the present, but also at the result of the matter. You must not look only at your personal gain or loss, but also at the effect on the public. If the present seems good, but the result is harmful, it seems good but is not good. If the current situation is not good, but the result is beneficial to the public, then it is not good, but it is good. This example can be used as an illustration, for example, undeserved forgiveness, excessive praise of others, misplacing important things for the sake of keeping small faith, spoiling children for big trouble ...... These are all examples that need to be reviewed and improved.

XI. Partial and Proper Goodness

   What is the meaning of "good" and "right"?

   One day, a villager went up to him and scolded him when he was drunk, but Duke Lu was unmoved, thinking he was a drunkard and not counting. A year later, the man became worse and worse and finally committed a felony. Only then did Lu Gong regret, saying, 'If I had only bothered with him a little and sent him to an official for punishment, a small punishment would have been enough to warn him. This is an example of a good heart doing an evil deed.

   This is another example of a good deed done out of a bad heart: there was a famine in a certain place, and the mob went around openly robbing the grain during the day. Zhuge Changqing: To do something for the benefit of the majority is a good deed. This is what people often call doing the right thing for the sake of God.

   So it is said: Everyone knows that good is right and evil is wrong. But if one acts with good intentions and causes things to become evil, then one is right in the middle. If one does evil and causes good to come out of it, then one is right in the middle of wrong. This is the proper understanding of how to conduct oneself in the world.

12. Half-good and full-good

And what is the meaning of half-good and full good?

   The I Ching says: 'If goodness is not accumulated, it is not enough to make a name for itself; if evil is not accumulated, it is not enough to destroy the body.' Like storing something in a container, if you are diligent and accumulate it, it will be full, but if you are lax and do not accumulate it, it will not be enough.

   For example, there was once a woman who went to a temple to burn incense and wanted to give alms, but her family was in difficulty. Later, the woman, who was a concubine, came to the temple with thousands of gold, but the presiding monk only sent his disciples to pray for her. It was not enough for me to repay you unless I worked for it myself. Today, though the alms are large, they are not as sincere as before, so it is enough that someone else does it for me.'

   Take this as an example: 'A thousand pieces of gold is half a good deed. Two wens are full of goodness.'

   There was also a time when the immortal named Zhong Li taught Lu Dongbin the art of turning iron into gold in order to do good deeds for the world. Lu Zu said, 'Won't this harm people five hundred years from now? This is not a spell I want to learn.' Zhong said: 'To practice immortality, one must first accumulate three thousand merits and virtues. With these words of yours, the three thousand merits have been fully achieved and one can study immortality.'

   Therefore, if one does good deeds sincerely and naturally, and does not keep them in one's mind afterwards, then one can achieve success even if one does small deeds. If one intends to do good deeds and expects to be rewarded for them, one will have done good deeds all one's life, but only half good deeds.

   For example, if you give money to help others, you can give money without feeling it in your heart. If you can give money to someone and not feel it in your heart, if you give to them as if they were not there, and if you give money as if they were not there. If this is the state where the three chakras are empty and the mind is pure, then one penny is enough to eliminate a thousand sins, and a bucket of rice can plant endless blessings.

   If one's heart is not forgetful when giving to others, if one gives kindness and expects to be repaid, and if one's heart aches when giving up possessions, then even ten thousand taels of gold is only half good.

13. The size and difficulty of a good deed depends on the motive

   Again, there is a reason for the size and difficulty of goodness.

   In ancient times, there was a man called Wei Zhongda who worked as an official at the court. He found that the evil record book was spread all over the courtyard, while the good record book was only a small volume. The King of Hell ordered someone to bring a scale to weigh it, and the large stack of evil record books was lighter than the small volume of good record books.

Curious, Zhongda asked, 'I am only thirty years old, where did I get so many bad records?

The King of Hell replied: 'If you think wrongly, you have sinned, you don't have to do it to be counted.

Another question: 'What is written in this little book of goodness?

The King of Hell laughed: 'This is the draft of the petition that you wrote when the court was always doing great work to build the stone bridge at Sanshan (i.e. Fuzhou).'

Zhongda said, 'Although I wrote to the court, it was not accepted by the court, so why does it carry such weight?

Yan said, 'Although the court did not accept it, your good deed is universal to all the people, and if it is accepted, it will be even more powerful.'

From this it is clear that if you aim at the world and reach all the people with your good deeds, then your good deeds are small but your merits are great. If one's ambition is to do good to one person, it is small, though it is many. As for goodness that is difficult or easy, it is like cultivating one's body and restraining oneself, one must overcome what is difficult to overcome, and then one will naturally not commit minor faults.

For example, Shu in Jiangxi used his salary from teaching for two years to pay the fines of others, so that a couple could be reunited. Zhang in Hebei, who used his ten years of frugal savings to pay someone else's debts and save the life of his wife and daughter. In Zhenjiang, although Jin was old and childless, he could not bear to marry his young daughter.

    These are good examples of people who are able to give where it is hard to give and endure where it is hard to endure.

   It is more difficult for those who do not have money or power to do good deeds to help others, but if they can do their best and do good deeds in the midst of difficulties, their value will be more valuable and their blessings will be greater.

   It is too easy for people with money and power to do good deeds and accumulate virtue, and it is easy to do good deeds without doing them, that is, to give up on oneself, as the saying goes: 'Rich but unkind is like a fat pig.

XIV. There are ten wonderful recipes for doing good

The principles and principles of good deeds have been explained in detail above. The following are the ways of doing good and accumulating virtue.

(1) Be kind to others. (2) Respect and love. (3) Be kind to others. (4) Persuading people to be kind. (5) To save people in distress. (6) To build up the good. (7) To give up wealth for good. (8) To uphold the righteousness of the law. (9) Respect for elders. (10) To cherish life.

(1) What is kindness to others

   One should try not to use one's strengths to highlight the weaknesses of others. Do not deliberately show your goodness to show the badness of others. Never use your own intelligence to tease others and torment them. You should try to be humble in the world, and try to forgive and accommodate others when you see their faults. When you see a small kindness in someone, you should also give yourself up to it and praise it. Whenever you speak or act in your daily life, you are always thinking of the public and upholding the principles of truth, that is, being good to others.

(2) What is respect and love

   But if one is aware of what is right and wrong in one's heart, one can understand good and evil as clearly as black and white, and so it is said: 'The gentleman is different from the villain because of his heart. The heart of a gentleman is only the heart of loving and respecting others.

   As the saying goes, 'The same rice feeds a hundred kinds of people.' Although there are different kinds of people, from those who are close to each other, from those who are wise, from those who are foolish, from those who are virtuous and from those who are unworthy, all people are the same, and all people should respect each other. To respect all people is the same as to respect the sages, and to understand the position of all people is to conform to the way of the sages, for 'the sage has no constant heart, but the heart of the people is his heart.' If everyone can be respectful and happy, and if they can be content with themselves, and respect others as well as themselves, then they are acting on behalf of Heaven, and respecting and loving their hearts.

(3) What is the beauty of being an adult?

    Generally speaking, there are a lot of good people in society, but there are more confused people, and people in general have the inferiority of defending themselves and excluding others, so it is very difficult for a good person to gain a foothold in the common world unless he can keep his integrity. They are often accused of being unjust and fail to achieve the goal of doing good.

    This is why it is said that the benevolent and the wise, the elders and the gentlemen, should always be assisted by correction, in order to promote such good people. Therefore, whenever you find someone who has done good deeds and whose intentions are commendable, you should try to help him or her, so that he or she can do good deeds.

(4) What does it mean to persuade someone to be kind?

    All people have a conscience, but because life is a turbulent journey, and because the pursuit of profit is a cause of sinking and degradation, it is important to remind and instruct others at all times in order to clear up confusion.

   Han Yu said: 'A man is persuaded to speak with his mouth for a time, but a man is persuaded to write in a book for a hundred lifetimes.' If a person is able to adapt to the situation and teach according to the material, so as not to lose people and not to lose words, then it is like relieving people's worries and waking them up from their bad dreams, which is the best and most beneficial thing.

(5) What does it mean to save someone in danger?

   When someone is in trouble, you should do what you can to help them, just as you would do if you were in trouble yourself, for example, by giving them words of comfort, venting their grievances, or giving them other forms of assistance. As the ancients say, 'No favour is too great, but to save a person's life is a matter of urgency. This is the great truth that saves people in distress.

(6) What does it mean to build something big?

    It means helping to build public facilities, such as opening ditches, constructing embankments, building bridges, or giving tea and food to the poor ...... We should give money and strength to help.

(7) What does it mean to give up wealth for good?

   Of all the Buddhist practices, giving is the first. A wise man gives up his six roots internally and his six dusts externally, and he can give up everything without attachment. A wise person can give up all things without attachment. If one can see beyond life and start with the most difficult task of giving money to benefit others and to accumulate virtue, then one will be able to remove one's selfish and stingy nature internally and help others in need externally, which will be of great benefit to the practice of goodness. Although it may be difficult at first, you will gradually feel at peace with yourself.

(8) What is the maintenance of righteousness?

   Without the righteousness of the law, it will be difficult for all creatures in heaven and earth to grow up, to break away from the three worlds of mortality, to protect the living and to save all beings. Therefore, whenever you see a temple of a sage or a book of scripture, you should respect and care for it, and you should be more serious about promoting the righteousness of the Dharma and repaying the Buddha's grace.

(9) What is respect for elders?

   It means to respect one's parents, brothers and superiors. All those who are senior in age, morality, position and knowledge should be respected.

   At home, you should serve your parents in a gentle and respectful manner. When you go out to serve the community and the state, you must not act recklessly because the emperor is far away. When dealing with a prisoner, one should not act with authority and authority, but deal with him calmly and peacefully.

(10) What is love of life?

  The ancients once said: 'Love the mouse and always leave food on the table, pity the moth and never light a lamp.' Of course it is difficult for the average person to achieve such a state of affairs. This is just a reminder of the need to preserve the compassion that we all have. That is why Mencius said, 'The gentleman is far from the kitchen. It is also to cultivate a sense of compassion in all people. For in this world, those who seek benevolence have this heart, and those who accumulate virtue also have this heart. Therefore, if a person is unable to fast from meat, he should also refrain from eating from those who feed themselves, from those who see killing, from those who hear of killing, and from those who kill for my sake. In order to cultivate a compassionate heart and grow in wisdom and blessings, we should also cultivate the four non-food practices.

    In addition, in ancient times, people boiled cocoons to make silk and weave clothes, while today people plant fields and remove insects to feed people. Therefore, if one does not know how to cherish the life of things and waste them, one is just as guilty of the sin of killing. It is even more common for people to be injured by their hands or trampled on by their feet, and they should always take precautions to avoid this.

   In short, there are too many ways to accumulate goodness to mention them all, but as long as these ten methods are followed and practised, all kinds of merits can be accomplished. Zhuge Changqing: Those who do good deeds will be blessed.



---- 诸葛长青





























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.


  6Whenever 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.


  9Other 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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Introduction to Zhuge Changqing: Zhuge Changqing, the inheritor and promoter of traditional Chinese culture, is willing to "learn from sages, promote virtue, revitalize China and benefit the world" together with people with the same ideals in the world.

(Zhuge Changqing: zhuge8031@163.com )

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Zhuge Changqing's Chinese Dream

Learn from sages and carry forward virtue

Revitalizing China for the benefit of the world










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学习圣贤 弘扬善德

振兴中华 造福世界




Selected Articles in Previous Periods

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1The wisdom of traditional Chinese culture changes the destiny: filial piety to parents+five in one+self-improvement


2Zhuge Changqing's Three Golden Keys to Changing Destiny


3Zhuge Changqing's Greeting Ritual (15 Steps Concise Version)

3诸葛长青施食仪轨 (十五步简洁版)

4How to repent: the ritual of repentance and the method of repentance (full version)

4   如何忏悔:忏悔仪轨忏悔方法(完整版)

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


9Shocking photo of feeding: Buddha, Bodhisattva and Dharma Protector come to the scene


10Feeding Rite Return: the return is changed to simple return







That is to say, with this merit and virtue, we should solemnly observe the Buddha's net ten. Report four blessings and save three hardships. Those who wish to see and hear,Know and send Bodhi Heart. To live in a state of bliss

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