Updated: Sep 3, 2022
After Rain graduated, we made a short graduation video for him (you can watch it in the student video section), and when we interviewed Rain, we asked a question: What do you think is the most regrettable thing here? Rain replied: "Sometimes because of conceit, I can't get a good education, and sometimes it takes a long time to correct these problems. It wastes a lot of time and energy, often because of my own problems. And I missed a very good opportunity to correct myself.」 Rain’s remarks are very profound, and at the same time make me feel very ashamed, because I sometimes waste a lot of opportunities to correct myself because of such problems, and even have Shi Ming knew that he was wrong and that there was a problem, and he would try to cover it up for fear of being discovered. But I know that I am very lucky, because now I am still here with my uncle, I know the problem, and I have an environment where I can improve, so I should also adjust my state and try to get rid of these in the next life. Bad thoughts, under the guidance of my uncle, are catching up, and buying firm steps towards a better state and a better future.
We recently read an ancient story about a student who was very grateful, honored his teacher, and continued to help the teacher's family even after the teacher died. On the eve of the students taking the imperial examinations, the teachers helped the students through various means, and finally the students successfully passed the exam.
The story is very short, but it shows us the truth of karma, and it is also worth pondering in our student days. Can we really be grateful to our teachers like the students in the story? At least I think that I have not achieved such a state now. After listening to the article, I feel very ashamed, because as our uncle's students, we are more fortunate than the ancient students. We have learned a lot of truths that are not accessible to the outside world from our uncle. We have self-confidence, understand the truth of being a human being, improve our discernment, establish an orthodox way of thinking, and establish a firm belief... If you think about it carefully, you will get Too much is too much. Uncle opened up the hope of going abroad for us, allowing us to write this news in a free environment. There are many, many things that I didn't even dare to think about before coming here, but my uncle has already done it for us. In contrast, what the ancient teacher did for the students in the story, in today's terms, is nothing but improving academic performance.
uncle told us that morality has been declining. Due to the influence of the environment, people's way of thinking has gradually become selfish. In ancient times, teachers and teachers were respected. Honoring parents is the most basic moral concept in human beings, but now it has become a quality that we need to strive to improve and correct our thinking. Thinking that recently, I always put myself first in my thoughts, I am proud and complacent, and I can't always think of what others have done and paid for myself. Such a mentality is really inappropriate. Therefore, through recent reflections, I feel that people must always remember to be grateful. Everything about themselves is obtained through the efforts of others, so don’t think highly of yourself, but sincerely thank those around you who have silently paid for yourself.