Releasing and believing in Buddha: learning Buddha's releasing and vegetarian experience (picture)
This is a true story from the Chinese Buddhist website. The protagonist in the story tells people through his own experience: how important it is to abstain from killing and release animals
This is an article written by a Buddhist friend named doing good:
From my birth to now, I have lived in a coastal city in the easternmost part of Shandong. The sea is on three sides and the mountain is on one side. From the record, we can see that people pick up or catch conch, clam, oyster, sea cucumber, crab and so on when the tide is ebbing (we call it chasing the sea).
I like to catch the sea since I was young. I can't catch it every day. I have to wait for the tide to ebb. I remember that I often go with my classmates. Sometimes I don't go home after school. I just run to the seaside and "catch" a lot of sea things. Go home and cook it, and throw it away if you can't finish it. It won't hurt.
After taking part in the work, I still have the habit of catching up with the sea. I go there when I have time in my spare time. Sometimes, in order to catch up with the tide, they sneak out before it is time to get off work. At that time, our population was small and seafood was not expensive. Going to the sea is not to eat Shanghai fresh food. It is mainly interesting, fun and addictive. Sometimes when I pick up more and grab more, I give them to others. They are very happy to accept my "fruits of labor". I am very happy. If you go swimming in the sea in summer, you can also pick up a lot of clams and sea cucumbers.
Every time I go to the sea, my hands and feet will be injured slightly or seriously. I will take some emergency things such as bandages or gauze when I go to the sea. Especially when catching crabs, the hands are most vulnerable to injury. I don't dare to go into the deep water. When the water is out of Shifeng, it will be exposed. I will catch crabs in Shifeng. The crab runs very fast and can't catch it when it runs into Shifeng. I use a very long steel wire with a sharpened tip. No matter where the crab runs, I can fork it with a steel wire. The ten legs of the crab dragged out moved wildly. At that time, I didn't know that the crab would also hurt. The crabs caught in this way are generally small. Take them home and wash them, add various seasonings and stir them in the flour, and then put them in the oil pan to fry until they are cooked. Some crabs are still moving before entering the pot! At that time, I didn't think it was killing animals at all. Some people praised me for my diligence. Even now, people here don't think there is anything wrong with this kind of killing. When you eat, you need to buy live ones. There are many people who don't need to cook crabs and soak them in wine. They are called drunken crabs.
Every year at the seaside here, we can drown several people who are chasing the sea. People just think that they are unlucky, and they do not arouse deeper vigilance.
I have eaten a lot of seafood since I was young. I have formed the habit of not eating fish and shrimp. If there are prawns and crabs, I will not eat them. At that time, I had a lot of diseases, especially the stomach disease was very serious. I made a lot of mistakes every day and every day, and the pain was really fatal. It is common to catch a cold. It is not called illness. Laryngitis, pharyngitis and tracheitis all torment me very much, and chronic measles is always with me. Later, I found that when I ate shrimp or crabs, it was very painful to find measles.
I went to the hospital to see a doctor and asked the doctor if it was caused by eating fish and shrimp allergy. The doctor said no, and said who doesn't eat fish and shrimp? It's okay to eat fresh fish and shrimp. Tell me not to eat salted fish. It's not good. At that time, there was no refrigerator, so many fish and shrimps were flooded with salt because they were afraid of being damaged. After submerging, it can be dried in the sun. You can also put it in that way and eat it now and steam it now.
When I didn't hear the Buddha dharma, I was really a pitiful person who drank bitterness and ate poison all day. It is often just after seeing a doctor and taking an injection, and then eating fish and shrimp, eating fish and shrimp, and then taking medicine. When you are better, go to the sea again.
amitabha! Fortunately, I can smell the Buddha Dharma in my lifetime, so I'm sure to go to hell. I sincerely thank several good friends for introducing the benefits of learning and chanting Buddha to me. I got this priceless treasure, which has changed my life since then.
After believing in Buddhism and learning Buddhism, especially when I saw what was said in the Sutra of the Earth, I never dared to eat fish and shrimp again, and suddenly stopped eating them. If you don't eat for a long time, you will still slander when you smell the smell. So I comforted myself in my heart, eat less, eat Sanjing fish and meat, as long as I don't eat live food anymore. Strange to say, it may be the blessing of Buddha and Bodhisattva. It's OK to eat it in the mouth, but it turned up in the stomach just after it arrived. The stomach is extremely uncomfortable. It will be good if you spit it out or excrete it. After several times of this, we can't eat any more.
Because my family doesn't believe in Buddhism, I'm too lazy to cook for myself alone, so I have to eat meat with vegetables, fish and shrimp. Later, the meat side vegetables can't be eaten, and the lard in the vegetables can't be eaten; I can't eat the lard in the dessert. So you have to cook for yourself.
It's not too long to eat all vegetables. I unknowingly recovered from various diseases without treatment. Those diseases mentioned above have never been committed again. The benefits of learning Buddhism are really incredible. Several years have passed, and the money in my medical book has hardly been spent. Before that, I knew almost all the doctors in the hospital. I knew not only their names, but also their residence and home conditions. Two years ago, the hospital was expanded and the door was changed. I went to the hospital to see my friends, but I didn't know how to get into the hospital.
Now think about my killing karma is too serious. I repent myself every day. The only way is to release my life. As long as I go to the vegetable market and see all the sea food, I can't wait to buy it all and set it free. However, my economic ability is limited, so I can only do my best. Buy more if you have more money, and buy less if you have less money. It is better to randomly introduce the benefits of learning Buddhism and vegetarianism to my relatives and friends at any time. So I often advise others to be vegetarian and chant Buddhism.
How can I remember posting here? This afternoon, I saw an old employee who had retired for many years. After talking about their recent situation, I learned that she was very ill and was ill all over. She said, "How come life is better now, but the body is getting worse?" I advised her to take a vegetarian diet and tell her my experience of getting better from my vegetarian diet. She said that now the children are older and the economy is more comfortable. She likes seafood best. The worse you are, the more often you eat. You should increase nutrition.
She knew that I was sick before, and when she saw what I was like now, she believed and said that she would listen to me and start to be vegetarian, so I am very happy today, and another person began not to kill!
amitabha! If only all people in the world were vegetarian, then there would be no need to buy animals to set free, and no one would catch or fish or breed, and no one would kill again, and the world would be peaceful!
Zhuge Changqing: The experience of this Buddhist friend shows that there must be a magical feeling and a good fate when you release your life and do good deeds. According to the Supreme Court's induction, there is no way to disaster or fortune, but people call themselves. All is karma.
Don't do any evil, and do all good. Persistence and responsiveness.
Bless all the people in the world who are destined to meet their needs, the heavenly officials will bless them, the cause will take off, and the source of wealth will expand!
For more articles on release, vegetarian diet and charity, please see Zhuge Changqing's Sina blog album article:
Don't do any evil, follow all good deeds, and continue to release life. As long as we continue to release, give food, chant the Buddha's name and return carefully, there will be magic induction in three days or three years. The following is the basic knowledge of Buddhist release. Please take a careful look at the friends who are releasing and giving food for the first time, especially the ones who have to turn back. For details, please see:
1. Ways to change fortunes: reflect and repent, stop evil and do good http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_49e5f6df0102dxua.html
2. Zhuge Changqing's release ritual: http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_49e5f6df0100i4tz.html
3. Zhuge Changqing's ritual of giving food: http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_49e5f6df0100n2fl.html
4. Zhuge Changqing Buddhist Culture Album http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/articlelist_1239807711_6_1.html
5. Zhuge Changqing Release Culture Album http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/articlelist_1239807711_9_1.html
6. Zhuge Changqing Food Culture Album http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/articlelist_1239807711_1_1.html
7. Zhuge Changqing Vegetarian Culture Album http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/articlelist_1239807711_12_1.html
8. Zhuge Changqing Taoist Culture Album: http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/articlelist_1239807711_7_1.html 9. Zhuge Changqing Confucian Culture Album: http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/articlelist_1239807711_5_1.html Zhuge Changqing: Don't do anything evil, follow all good deeds, persevere and respond to whatever you ask.
8、诸葛长青道家文化专辑：http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/articlelist_1239807711_7_1.html 9、诸葛长青儒家文化专辑：http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/articlelist_1239807711_5_1.html 诸葛长青：诸恶莫作、众善奉行，持之以恒、有求必应。
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