The Yellow Book of Changing Fortunes: The Four Sutras of the True Parents Explained (2)
There is nothing you can't ask for that you can't get. Just do good deeds and ask from your heart. Your heart is the field of blessing.
Zen Master Yungu then asked me again, "What did Mr. Kung tell you about your lifelong destiny?
I told him in detail what Mr. Kung had told me about how I would do in a certain year, how I would do in a certain year, and how old I would be when I would die. Zen Master Yungu said, "Think about it, should you get a good exam? Should you have had a son? I reflected on what I had done in the past and thought about it for a long time before I said, "I should not have gotten a title and I should not have had a son. Because most people who have achieved fame and fortune have a blessed face.
Because my face is weak, my blessings are also weak. And I cannot accumulate merit and good deeds to build a foundation of good fortune. I am not able to bear the burden of trivial and heavy things. I cannot tolerate the wrongdoings of others. For I am impatient and have a small heart. At times I am arrogant and I put my own talents, intellect and abilities above others. I do whatever I want to do in my mind, and I talk nonsense. All these actions are a sign of low fortune, so how can I achieve success?
It is good to like cleanliness, but you must not go overboard. That is why it is said that the more unclean a place is, the more things will come out of it. On the contrary, very clean water does not support fish.
This is the first reason why I do not have a son, for I like cleanliness so much that I become unkind.
Everything grows in heaven and earth by the gentle sunlight and the gentle rain. How can I have a son when I am often angry and furious and have no trace of peace and nurture? This is the second reason why I have no sons.
Benevolence, which is the root of begetting, if the heart is cruel, there is no compassion; just like the fruit, without the kernel, how can a fruit tree grow? Therefore, patience is the root that will not give birth; I only know how to love my own name, and refuse to sacrifice myself to make others whole and accumulate some merit; this is the third reason why I have no son.
Talking too much tends to hurt my qi, and I talk too much and hurt my qi, so I am in very bad health; where would I have a son? This is the fourth reason why I do not have a son.
I love wine, and wine tends to dissipate the spirit; a man with little energy will not live long even if he has a son.
This is the sixth reason why I do not have a son, for I often like to sit up all night and refuse to sleep, not knowing how to maintain my vitality and spirit. This is the sixth reason why I do not have a son. There are many other faults, too many to mention. I am afraid that there are many other things that are not deserved.
It is the mind that creates all blessings. Those who are wise know that it is all self-inflicted; those who are confused put it all on fate.
For example, he who owns a thousand pieces of gold in this world must be the one who enjoys the blessing of a thousand pieces of gold; he who owns a hundred pieces of gold must be the one who enjoys the blessing of a hundred pieces of gold; and he who deserves to die of hunger must be the one who deserves the reward of dying of hunger. For example, if a good man accumulates virtue, heaven will add to the blessings he deserves. When a wicked man does evil, Heaven adds to the misfortune he deserves. Heaven only adds to his original texture, and does not mean anything else.
The next part of the passage is a reference to a layman's view, in which the Zen Master Yungu urges Mr. Dewan to strive for virtue and good deeds.
Just as in the case of giving birth to a son, it is also a matter of how the seed is planted; if the seed is thick, the fruit will be thick. If the seeds are planted thickly, the fruit will be thick, but if the seeds are planted thinly, the fruit will also be thin. For example, if a person has accumulated a hundred generations of merit and virtue, he must have a hundred generations of descendants to preserve his blessings. If he has accumulated ten generations of merit and virtue, he will certainly have ten generations of descendants to preserve his blessings. If one has accumulated three or two generations of merit and virtue, one must have three or two generations of descendants to preserve one's blessings. As for those who have enjoyed the blessings of one generation, and who, when the next generation comes, are extinct, that is because their merits are very weak, and I fear that they have accumulated many sins. Now that you know your shortcomings, you should make every effort to cleanse yourself of all your weaknesses that have prevented you from attaining success and fame and from having sons. You must be virtuous, you must be kind and compassionate to others, you must include everything for others, and you must love your own spirit.
Everything that was, like yesterday, is dead; everything that will be, like today, has just been born; to be able to do this is to have been reborn as a righteous and moral being. We have a certain number of flesh and blood, but a righteous and moral life, how can we not be moved by heaven? It is said in the Book of the Book of the Book of Taijia that if Heaven sends you disasters, you may be able to avoid them, but if you do your own sins, you will be punished and will not be able to live happily and peacefully in the world.
The Psalmist also says that one should always think of what one has done and whether it is in accordance with the way of heaven. Many blessings will come naturally without asking for them. Therefore, it is all up to you to seek misfortune and blessings.
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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