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 Celebrities and Buddhism: Lin Zexu who believes in Buddhism

   date:2020-09-18 19:07:06     read:52   

Celebrities and Buddhism: Lin Zexu who believes in Buddhism


The vast Buddha Dharma and boundless wisdom are the guiding lights of our life and career!

---Zhuge Changqing

Zhuge Changqing's research found that many outstanding revolutionaries, statesmen and great national heroes believed in Buddhism and practiced it. Because Buddha has boundless wisdom, it can make you understand the true meaning of life, so that you can correctly treat everything in life and deal with every bit of life.

Lin Zexu, an outstanding politician and famous national hero in modern Chinese history. He "has been in charge of 14 provinces and has unified the army of 400000" (he carved his seal in his later years). His meritorious deeds are recorded in the history books, and are admired by future generations. However, few people know that Lin Zexu devoted his life to Buddhism and was a faithful practitioner of Buddhism.

Lin Zexu, with the name of Shaomu, was born in Fujian Hou Guan (now Fuzhou City). In 1785, Emperor Gaozong of the Qing Dynasty was born in a poor intellectual family. His father, Lin Binri, made a living by teaching a private school. Since childhood, he has followed his father to study Confucian classics such as the Four Books and Five Classics in the private school. He is extremely intelligent and studious. He can write eight-part essay at the age of seven and take part in the government examination at the age of twelve. His father, because he is young, let him ride on his shoulder and send him into the examination room. When the examiner saw it, he smiled and said to him, "The son will make the father a horse.". He replied, "Father wants his son to be a Jackie Chan.". The examiner praised him for his quick thinking and unusual speech. The result of the exam was the first place for the scholar. At the age of 19, the candidate was selected. In order to earn a living, he studied and taught at the same time, and once worked as a secretary in Xiamen Coastal Defense Tongzhi Yamen (similar to customs). At the age of 25, he passed the exam.

When Lin Zexu entered the official career in his early years, he was destined to hear the Buddha Dharma, that is, he believed deeply in it, wrote a small book of scriptures and mantras, and carried them with him. Although the government affairs were cumbersome, he insisted on reciting lessons, acted sincerely, and remained unchanged throughout his life. In his twenties, he was recommended to work in the Fujian Governor's Yamen Shogunate (similar to secretarial work) for four years. At that time, Zhang Shicheng, named Lanzhu, who was governor, was a Buddhist monk who advocated the Pure Land Dharma and had good understanding and practice. He has compiled the book "Path in the Path and Path in the Path", which contains the incisive treatises on the Pure Land Sect. It is edited according to the letter, wish and line. It is concise and concise. It has been handed down to this day and is regarded as the best reading of the Pure Land Sect. The founder of Jingzong, Master Yinguang, spoke highly of this book, saying: "For example, the book" Path through Path ", which collects the main points of various schools and classifies them into categories, so that readers can study and read without effort, and go straight to the Pure Land Pottery. It is of great benefit to the beginners." ("Master Yinguang's Banknote" is a copy of Zhang Yunlei's Book II) Lin Zexu worked with Zhang Shicheng for four years, and was highly valued by Zhang, and was also taught and influenced by Zhang in the study of Buddhism. At that time, Lin Zexu immediately set out to write five kinds of mantras, including the Amitabha Sutra, in small regular script (according to the enlarged photocopy when Shanghai Buddhist Publishing House republished it), and carried them with him for life. In February 1998, Shanghai Buddhist Publishing House republished the book "The Curse of the Sun in Lin Wenzhong's Handwritten Script", which included the postscript written by Lin Daren, the great-grandson of Lin Zexu, in June 1933, He said, "At an early age, Duke Wen Zhong was known in writing by the middle minister of Zhang Lanzhu (the middle minister is the honorific name for the governor), and then assisted his shogunate. When he was in a hurry, he managed to deal with the heavy tasks. He used his pen for thousands of words, his spirit was attentive, and he was not lax, and Zhang Gongtan was a wonder. The age when Duke Wen Zhong wrote the scripture, that is, the age when Duke Zhang Bingjie (referring to Zhang as the governor in Fujian) At that time. At that time, the details of incense and fire could not be heard. After the chaos, this book is the only one left, but it also shows that it lives in the pure land of its heart, and its actions are infinite, which is very unusual. Dharma Master Yinguang often said, 'If you want to gain the benefits of Buddhism, you must seek from respect.' Respecting means blessing, and slow means getting blamed. When I recite these words, I often feel awe-inspiring. Nearby people often write scriptures in broken characters or in cursive style. Many of the ancient codes of Coyette are not consistent. Looking at this book today, the writing is very strict and there is no lack of negligence. Without respect, Hog Kezhen is here. However, the spread of hand-waters is sufficient for the later generations to learn. It is not easy to deal with the dust and labor, but to have constant lessons every day; It should also be treated with sincerity and respect, and without or scorn, then it is necessary to be silent and able to feel. Here, we can know what we can do without asking our hearts! "

Then look at the statement of the eminent monk, Master Yinguang: "... One day, Duke Wen Zhong (referring to Lin Zexu), Zeng Sun Xiang (Lin Xiang, who was the former president of the Supreme Court of the National Government), was given by the word Bi. The text of the Buddhist books (folded binding) of the mantras of the Sutras of the Amitabha, Vajra, Heart Sutra, Great Compassion, and Past Life written by the public is shown. The volume (i.e. the cover) is titled" Pure Land Resources and Grain ", and the box is titled" Xingyu Daily Class " 。 I am fully aware that the public secretly cultivates the Pure Land Dharma, and though he goes in and out, he still refuses to abandon it. In order to prepare for the chanting of Xingyu (sedan chair), the sutra is only four inches long and three inches wide. His words are respectful and precise. It shows that he is respectful and sincere, and dare not touch on negligence. " (See "Continuation of the Jiayan Record of the Indian Light Master", page 6)

From the above, it can be seen that Lin Zexu was influenced by Buddhism in his youth and believed in practice, which laid a deep ideological foundation for his lifelong adherence to the principle of "not seeking peace and happiness for himself, but hope that all living beings will be free from suffering". He tried to write a couplet as his motto. The first is: "The sea embraces all rivers, and the capacity is great; the wall stands on a thousand feet, and no desire is hard." The first is: "The country's life and death have been pursued; it is not because of disaster or fortune." Therefore, he was able to burn the opium of the imperialist invaders without fear of being convicted and beheaded, regardless of threats and inducements, which is the manifestation of his majestic and fearless spirit. During the exile period, he put aside his personal honor and disgrace, devoted himself to the farmland water conservancy work in Xinjiang, organized the reclamation of nearly one million mu of wasteland, and put forward the "Kanjing" plan to solve the water conservancy problem in the desert. That is to dig deep wells, and then connect the well water with underground water channels to form an irrigation network to avoid the sun exposure and sand infiltration. At that time, people called it "Lin Gongjing", which still benefits the oasis in the desert. We should truly achieve the goal of "pursuing altruism in the spirit of being selfless". As the master of Indian Light said: "Take a detailed look at the ancient times of great loyalty and filial piety, building great achievements, and establishing great cause. At that time, the virtue of later generations was blocked by the vast air, and those who were loyal to the sun and the moon were all derived from the power of learning Buddha.... Duke Lin Wenzhong was Xu, whose knowledge, ambition, and loyalty were only seen in the previous generation of the Qing Dynasty. Although the political affairs were complicated and lengthy, the practice of pure cause was not interrupted. To learn Buddhism is the basis of learning, ambition, and loyalty. This is already achieved, but it is appropriate and appropriate. This ancient great People are higher than their peers. " (See "The Continuation of Jiayan Record of Master Yinguang", page 6)

Buddha believes that benefiting others is good, and benefiting others at the expense of others is great good. Lin Zexu ignored the dismissal and exile, but made immortal contributions to the country and nation. Not only is it deeply loved and respected by the people, but even in the Wax Museum in London, Britain, the wax statue of Lin Zexu still stands tall, reflecting the public opinion of history. At the same time, it should also be pointed out that the cause and effect link the three generations. As the Book of Changes says, "A family of good deeds must have Yuqing." The examples of this kind of induction contained in the "History of Induction" are true. Take Lin Zexu for example. His descendants have multiplied and talents have emerged in large numbers. Up to now, there are more than 300 people all over the world. (See the Yangtze Evening News on June 18, 1997) Among them, the more famous ones are Lin Xiang, who was the former president of the Supreme Court of the National Government, and Ling Qing, who was the chief representative of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations (Ling Qing, formerly known as Lin Moqing, was the fifth grandson of Duke Lin, and changed his name when he took part in the revolution in the 1930s.). On the eve of Hong Kong's return, he wrote a seven-jue poem entitled "Celebrating the return and remembering the ancestors", As the poem said, "destructed opium in Guangdong has raised our prestige, but Hong Kong Island is a sad place to be. The national humiliation and family feud are snowing today, because China has taken off.".

Taking a comprehensive view of Lin Zexu's life, it highlights the dauntless spirit of "selflessness and altruism". Just as the comment of Master Yinguang, "those who are powerful and loyal to the sun and the moon are all from learning Buddhism", Xun is not empty.





 (This article is an original article by Zhuge Changqing, and the pictures are selected from the Internet. Welcome to forward it, and please indicate the source for forwarding)

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