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为人莫欺心 Never Deceive Others at Heart

清朝的李斌如,一位多才多艺、又精通武艺的士人,却接连遭遇不幸。每当他即将触及成功的那一刹那,命运却总与他开残酷的玩笑。当他因意外失去了进入京城学校的机会,又在武艺考试中因意外受伤;在他穷困潦倒之时,终于找了个教学的差事,去往村庄教学的路上却又遭遇山洪……命运一次次地将他推向深渊。正当正走投无路之际,一位长胡子白眉毛的长者出现在他面前,向他揭示了人世中的因果。长者说:“上天仁爱,哪有偏袒,现今福禄寿全者都是前世或以前行善积德而来的,而饥寒落魄者也是前世或以前所造的业障所致。你今天虽然没有罪过,但是你前生曾有恶行,自恃能言善辩,四处钻营,从不顾及他人的困苦感受,一味坑蒙赖骗,自以为得计,想不到有今日的悲伤,这就是人们说的‘报应’啊!若你今生的诸多厄运还不足以偿还前生的孽债,那么来世还要继续受罪,只有当下醒悟,从现在起存善心,行善事,读好书,做好人,忏悔改过才能趋吉避凶。”李斌如听完此番劝诫,幡然大悟,从此以后遵循劝告,积德行善,助人济人,后来果然中了进士,诸事顺遂。

这个故事让我颇有感触,因为李斌如在听完长者的话后便能完全相信并非常虔诚的改过自新、积德行善。后来他终于中了进士,这说明他一定已经偿还了他前生所欠的孽债,而又积累了足够在今生中进士的福德啊!而现在越来越少的人相信因果关系、善恶报应。即便那些相信的人,又有多少能做到像李斌如一样虔诚的改过自新呢?由于无神论的影响,现在人们将这些视为迷信,从而放纵自己的人性……俗话说:“宁可信其有,不可信其无”。我们真的应该努力做到和李斌如一般敬天信神,相信因果报应,时时处处检视自己的内心,这样才不负我们做人这一生。


Li Binru of the Qing Dynasty, a versatile scholar who was proficient in martial arts, encountered misfortunes one after another. Whenever he is about to reach success, fate always plays a cruel joke on him. When he lost the opportunity to enter a school in the capital due to an accident, and was injured in an accident during the martial arts exam; when he was in poverty, he finally found a teaching job, but on his way to the village to teach, he encountered a flash flood...a fateful moment. Pushing him into the abyss again and again. Just when he was desperate, an elder with a long beard and white eyebrows appeared in front of him and revealed to him the cause and effect in the world. The elder said: "God is benevolent and there is no partiality. Those who have good fortune, wealth and longevity are the result of good deeds in the past life or the past, and those who are hungry, cold and destitute are also caused by the karma created in the past life or the past. Although you have no sin today, But you did evil deeds in your previous life. You relied on your eloquence and went around trying to make ends meet, never caring about the hardships and feelings of others. You just cheated and cheated, thinking that you were getting your own way. You didn't expect to feel the sadness you feel today. This is what people call 'retribution'. Ah! If the many misfortunes you have suffered in this life are not enough to repay the debts of your previous life, then you will continue to suffer in the next life. Only by waking up now, having a kind heart from now on, doing good deeds, reading good books, being a good person, repenting and reforming can you achieve good luck. Avoid evil." After hearing this advice, Li Binru came to an enlightenment. From then on, he followed the advice, accumulated virtues, did good deeds, and helped others. Later, he became a Jinshi and everything went smoothly.

This story touched me a lot, because after listening to the elder's words, Li Binru was able to completely believe it and devoutly change his ways and do good deeds. Later, he finally won the Jinshi, which means that he must have repaid the debt he owed in his previous life, and accumulated enough merit to be a Jinshi in this life! But now fewer and fewer people believe in causality and retribution for good and evil. Even among those who believe, how many can reform as piously as Li Binru? Due to the influence of atheism, people now regard these as superstitions, thereby indulging their own humanity... As the saying goes: "It is better to believe in something than something that doesn't exist." We should really strive to respect heaven and believe in God like Li Bin, believe in karma and retribution, and always check our hearts everywhere, so that we can live up to our lives as human beings.

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