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Four short essays短文四則

無私的愛

上周,一篇文章給了我很多的感觸,文章名叫“爱因斯坦给他女儿的一封信”。這封信(文章)中提到:有一种无穷无尽的能量源,迄今为止科学都没有对他找到一个合理的解释。这是一种生命力,包含并统领所有其他的一切。而且在任何宇宙的运行现象之后,甚至还没有被我们定义。这种生命力叫“爱”。当科学家们苦苦寻找一个未定义的宇宙统一理论的时候,他们已经忘了大部分充满力量的无形之力。爱是光,爱能够启示那些给与并得到它的人。爱是地心引力,因为爱能让人们互相吸引。爱是能量,因为爱产生我们最好的东西。因为爱,我们才活着,因为爱,我们离去。爱是上帝,上帝就是爱。……如果我们想要自己的物种得以存活,如果我们发现了生命的意义,如果我们想拯救这个世界和每一个居住在世界上的生灵,爱是唯一的答案。

在愛因斯坦的描述中,“愛”是一種无穷无尽,充满力量的无形之力。而這在生活中也可以體現出來。父母因爲愛你,所以他們會無條件的幫助你,撫養你成人。好朋友,鐵哥們愛你,所以他們會無條件的幫助你……還有很多很多。但是我認爲這并非愛因斯坦所談論的“愛”的全部,因爲這樣的“愛”並不足以成爲拯救这个世界和每一个居住在世界上的生灵唯一的答案。那麽,“愛”到底是什麽呢?

在叔叔這裏,我們讀到了很多真正的好文章,瞭解到了很多做人的道理,也認識了很多世界上偉大的人類。特蕾莎修女就是其中之一,諾貝爾和平獎獲得者,把一生奉獻給世界窮人的特蕾莎修女。有這麽一段故事:南斯拉夫爆發科索沃內戰,德蕾莎去問負責戰爭的指揮官,說戰區裡的婦女兒童都逃不出來,指揮官跟她這樣講:“修女啊,我想停火,對方不停啊,沒有辦法。”德蕾莎說:“那麼,只好我去了!”德蕾莎走進戰區,雙方一聽說德蕾莎修女在戰區,雙方立刻停火,當她把戰區裡的婦女兒童帶出後,兩邊又打起來了。這個消息後來傳到了聯合國。聯合國秘書長安南聽到這則消息讚歎道:這件事連我也做不到。之前,聯合國曾調停了好幾次,南斯拉夫的內戰始終沒有停火,德蕾莎走進去之後雙方卻能立刻自動停火。特蕾莎修女用自己的一生去愛世界上所有的窮人,所以最終,她的這種“愛”的力量使内戰停止,使世人驚嘆。那麽我認爲這樣的愛,就是改變世界的愛。這裏讓我想起了弘一法師說的一句話:愛,就是慈悲。所以我想,“愛”并不是一個簡單的形容詞。愛分爲自私與無私,自私的愛(親情,感情,友情)是常人存活于世的根本。而無私的愛,就是佛家所説的慈悲,而這種無私的愛,則能夠成爲那改變世界的力量。

在叔叔這裏,我們從懵懂無知的孩子成長到了現在,學到了太多外面同齡人無法觸及的知識。而思維方式的轉變,則是最難得的事情之一,爲什麽說在叔叔這裏可以改變人的一生,因爲我們不再那麽的自私,墮落。因爲我們逐漸的開始站在對方的角度想問題,因爲我們不會受到外界不好的影響。因爲特蕾莎修女,弘一法師爲我們闡述的無私的愛,完全的體現在了叔叔的身上,體現在了叔叔對孩子的教育上。因爲叔叔把這樣的無私的愛傳授給我們,所以,我們的人生改變了,所以,我們擁有了希望的未來。


調整好自己的狀態

叔叔很早的時候就告訴過我們,聼文章,聼別人的故事都要對照自身,好的要照著做,而不好的,則要反省自身看是否存在這些問題。所以我很喜歡每天讀文章的時間,因爲這段時間通過不同的文章能夠反映出很多自身的問題。

最近,感覺自己的狀態有些不穩定,很多時候不會積極的反思,多數時間都顯得有些昏沉。内心深處給自己找的理由是最近天變冷了,早上天亮的晚了,導致犯睏等各種理由。同時由於反思等事情做的不是那麽好,所以在遇到事情的時候出發點又會站在自己的角度,考慮別人的時候相對較少了。遇到矛盾的情況也出現了,很多跡象都表明了狀態的不穩定,當然我認為自己心裏是清楚的,知道自己的思想中出現了不正確的想法,但明白的一面總是一瞬即逝,所以只是知道了狀態的不穩定,卻不能及時的糾正過來。

讀文章的時間就給予了我們很好的反思時間,尤其是自己有狀態不穩定的情況下,讀的文章都十分的對號入座,比如心裏有妒忌心的想法,文章就會出現有關妒忌心的内容。有抱怨的想法,文章可能就是專門圍繞抱怨爲主題的,感覺真是如有神助,一切都被安排好了。當然俗話説師傅領進門,修行在個人。處在一個好的環境中,更是有叔叔在我們的身邊帶著我們往前走,我忍為這是我們最幸運的地方。同時,擁有了這樣的環境,自己也應當更加的努力,認清自身不不正確的思維方式,調整好自己的狀態,懷揣著積極陽光的心態去生活,去在叔叔這裏快樂的學習。



悲情的壯歌

十月,是金紅色的時節、十月,是豐收的時節、十月,是烟雨缥缈的時節、十月,一個悲壯而又美麗的時節。月初,叔叔帶我們去了位於大多倫多地區的一個自然保护区 Port Hope Conservation Area觀賞一年一度的三文魚回流。

對於我們這些第一次觀賞此場景的人來説,只能用悲壯二字形容。壯觀,因爲幾十成百的三文魚游弋在淺而窄的河道上。悲,因爲這些三文魚需要跨越重重磨難,抵御激流的衝擊,冒著擱淺的風險,帶著滿肚子的魚卵逆流而上,只爲回到生命誕生的地方,繁衍後代。很多詳細的情況恕不能細説,但大家可以在《丁老師文章》欄目中找到叔叔的《三文魚之痛》文章,相信能夠使大家對三文魚回流這件事有一個更深入的瞭解。

此次觀看三文魚回流,心中充滿的并不是對大自然神奇景象的贊嘆。更多的感想,是悲傷與嘆息。在抵達最佳觀賞地之後,我們從小路往下游走去,小路很窄,那個時間段只有們幾個男生走在這陡峭的小路上,人烟稀少。路途中,不時會聞見令人作嘔的腥臭味道。而這味道,來自已經逝去的三文魚,多數人會認爲這些三文魚的逝去是因爲擱淺,或者過度勞累,但這并不是完全的答案。在經過一座橋下的河流旁時,冰涼的水泥地上散落著水滴般剔透的魚子,那是人們在宰殺三文魚之後遺留下的痕跡。然而就在不遠處,此時正有一個男子站在河面上,手裏拿著剛剛捕撈上來的三文魚,朝著岸邊走去……這些都是我們親身經歷的場景,寫下的此刻,還仍舊在腦海中揮之不去,難以忘懷。也許這對於現在人來説是一件稀鬆平常的事情,也許很多人不在乎這樣行爲。但是從一個學生的角度出發,從善良的角度出發,這種行爲,真的,真的不像一個人能夠做出來的事情!

三文魚回流是加拿大著名的自然景觀,但是通過叔叔幾年前就看到過此景觀的描述,現在的三文魚數量,已經不到當年的十分之一,甚至百分之一。我並不想多説什麽了,因爲即使説的再多,三文魚的數量依舊會逐年減少,捕撈撿漏的人依舊會存在。但說這話的前提是,現在我們身處加拿大,我們才有機會見到這樣的場景,從而吐露心聲。如果放在地球另一邊的家鄉,可能我們出生之前這種自然景象就滅絕了。

我們身處在一個很好的環境,但并不是最好的環境,因爲整個世界道德都在敗壞,現在好與壞的評判早已沒有了標準,道德已經沒有了底綫。所以并不是說國外的環境就是最好的,而是比之國内要好一些而已。現在,敗壞的現象并不只發生在三文魚以及其他動物身上,儅在街上看到越來越多的人隨手丟棄垃圾,儅越來越多的人學會橫穿馬路,越來越多的動物被撞死,越來越多的人學會算計別人,學會自私。那麽這就并不是單一的某一件事情,而是整個社會的素質下降。我們只是來到加拿大不到兩年的學生,而在這兩年,我們卻親眼見證了上述的這些事情,每當看到,想起這些,心中不禁會問,世界爲什麽成爲了這般模樣。當然,我們已經擁有了世間僅剩的净土,但我仍舊有那麽一種幻想,幻想著有那麽一天,人人都能夠在這片净土中,重歸美好。


搬家的過程

十月初,男生這邊準備搬往一個新地方居住。回想在這個即將搬走的房子中,我們已經度過了一年半的光景,不免有些感慨時光的飛逝。同時由於東西較多,所以搬家的過程有些漫長,而在這幾天搬家的過程中,發生了一些有意思的事情。

住在海外的人們多少都有些瞭解,來自中國的留學生,多數都會在外租房子,而一旦搬家或者中途進入,就會目睹極爲“壯觀”的場面(詳細内容可以在網上查找相關報道),所以很多海外居民都對中國留學生租房這件事情產生了刻板印象,也就是人們常説的賍、亂、差。并且伴隨著的還有極差的鄰里關係,以及很多負面情緒,事件的來臨。叔叔教導我們,做任何事情出發點都要站在對方的角度上。所以在整個搬家的過程中大家都在考慮如何讓房子恢復最初的面貌,甚至煥然一新。而最終的成果大家也是很滿意的。(在這裏要著重感謝博威哥,因爲在我們幾個學生中,他是最積極,最賣力的)同時在搬家的過程中,周圍的鄰居碰巧撞見,過來寒暄幾句。看到是在搬家,甚至有鄰居希望留下聯係方式,以便將來聯係。聼虎哥說,周圍的鄰居對我們的評價十分不錯。從幫助大家清理小區無人打理的垃圾,到為小鳥搭建鳥窩等等,這些鄰居都看在眼裏,十分贊賞,給予好評。當然這裏要説明的是,這都是叔叔教育的結果。如果不是叔叔這裏環境的影響,我們也不可能保持現狀,和以往的中國留學生形成鮮明對比,也不可能擁有這些良好品質。

除了鄰里之間的簡短問候,我們還收到了一份獨特的告別:來自動物的問候。説來也是非常神奇的。因爲以前我們不時會在門口,後院放一些動物可以吃的食物,給那些可憐的小動物們。那時我們可以在院子周圍見到很多動物,而最近一段時間由於搬家,所以我們逐漸的停止了在外面放食物這件事情,因爲如果這些動物太依賴于我們給予的食物,而我們一旦搬走,就會使很多動物失去食物來源,所以已經半個月沒有投放食物了。而動物出現的幾率也隨之越來越小。可神奇的是,在我們搬家的最後這幾天中,原來的一些動物都在幾乎同一天回來了。周六,在後院的角落(白天)我們見到了久違的大浣熊。周天,當我們一下車,就見到了在那熟悉的草叢中熟悉的身影:小斑鳩,小松鼠。以及一小群麻雀和不知名的幾隻小鳥。這些小動物都是已經將近一兩周沒有見過的了,可它們幾乎在同一天都囘到了這裏。尤其是在大門打開的一段時間,小松鼠和小斑鳩甚至站在門欄上徘徊,它們并沒有因爲大門敞開就跑進來“胡鬧“,而是靜靜的站在門口朝裏看。好似在和我們做最後的道別。

我覺得小動物的到來可以説是一件當之無愧的神跡。因爲它們已經很久沒有來過,也從來沒有在同一天來過這裏,可它們就這樣不約而同的在這最後幾天一起來到了房子外,道別。真的很感動。古人講,要懂得知恩圖報,可現在人們已經很少能夠做到了。可這樣的精神卻體現在了這些動物的身上,我認爲真的很值得我們深思。這次搬家體現出了很多的事情,就像叔叔教導我們的:生活中的每件事情都有它的道理,都值得人們去反思。而通過這次經歷,也激勵了大家更加努力,在叔叔的教導下不斷提高的決心。



selfless love

Last week, an article that touched me a lot was called "A Letter from Einstein to His Daughter." This letter (article) mentions: There is an endless source of energy, and so far science has not found a reasonable explanation for him. It is a life force that encompasses and rules over everything else. And after any cosmic operating phenomenon, it is not even defined by us. This vitality is called "love". As scientists struggle to find an undefined unified theory of the universe, they have forgotten most of the powerful invisible forces. Love is light, and love can reveal to those who give it and receive it. Love is gravity, because love makes people attracted to each other. Love is energy because love produces the best of us. Because of love, we live, because of love, we leave. Love is God, and God is love. ...if we want our species to survive, if we discover the meaning of life, if we want to save the world and every creature that inhabits it, love is the only answer.

In Einstein's description, "love" is an infinite, powerful invisible force. And this can also be reflected in life. Because your parents love you, they will help you unconditionally and raise you as an adult. Good friends, iron buddies love you, so they will help you unconditionally...and many, many more. But I don't think that's all about "love" that Einstein was talking about, because that kind of "love" isn't enough to be the only answer to saving the world and every creature that lives in it. So what exactly is "love"?

In my uncle, we read a lot of really good articles, learned a lot of the truth of being a human being, and got to know a lot of great human beings in the world. Mother Teresa is one of them, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Mother Teresa who dedicated her life to the world's poor. There is such a story: The Kosovo civil war broke out in Yugoslavia. Theresa went to ask the commander in charge of the war and said that women and children in the war zone could not escape. Ah, there is no way." Teresa said, "Then, I have to go!" Teresa walked into the war zone, and as soon as the two sides heard that Mother Teresa was in the war zone, the two sides immediately ceased fire, and when she took the women and children in the war zone After taking it out, the two sides fought again. The news later reached the United Nations. UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan heard the news and praised: Even I can't do this. The United Nations has mediated several times before, and the civil war in Yugoslavia has never ceased fire, but after Theresa walked in, the two sides could immediately cease fire automatically. Mother Teresa spent her life loving all the poor in the world, so in the end, the power of this "love" of hers stopped the civil war and amazed the world. So I think this kind of love is the love that changes the world. This reminds me of a sentence said by Master Hongyi: Love is compassion. So I think, "love" is not a simple adjective. Love is divided into selfishness and selflessness, and selfish love (family affection, affection, friendship) is the foundation for ordinary people to survive in the world. And selfless love is what Buddhists call compassion, and this selfless love can become the power to change the world.

With my uncle, we have grown from ignorant children to the present, and have learned a lot of knowledge that cannot be touched by our peers outside. And the change in the way of thinking is one of the most rare things. Why do you say that your uncle can change people's lives, because we are no longer so selfish and depraved. Because we gradually began to think about problems from the perspective of the other party, because we will not be badly influenced by the outside world. Because Mother Teresa, the selfless love explained by Master Hongyi for us, is completely reflected in the uncle's body, and it is reflected in the uncle's education of the children. Because my uncle taught us such selfless love, our lives have changed, so we have a hopeful future.

adjust your state

My uncle told us a long time ago that when we listen to articles and other people's stories, we must compare ourselves with ourselves. If you are good, you should follow it, and if you are not good, you must reflect on yourself to see if there are these problems. So I like the time to read articles every day, because during this time I can reflect a lot of my own problems through different articles.

Recently, I feel that my state is a little unstable, I often do not reflect actively, and I feel a little drowsy most of the time. The reason I find deep in my heart is that the weather has become cold recently, it is late in the morning, and it leads to various reasons such as sleepiness. At the same time, because reflection and other things are not so good, when encountering things, the starting point will be from one's own point of view, and there is relatively little time to consider others. Contradictory situations have also appeared, and many signs indicate that the state is unstable. Of course, I think I am clear in my heart and know that incorrect thoughts have appeared in my thoughts, but the clear side is always fleeting. Therefore, it is only known that the state is unstable, but it cannot be corrected in time.

The time to read the article gives us a good time to reflect. Especially when we are in an unstable state, the articles we read are very well-received. For example, if there is an idea of ​​jealousy in our hearts, the content of jealousy will appear in the article. . If you have the idea of ​​complaining, the article may be devoted to complaining. It feels like God has helped you, and everything has been arranged. Of course, as the saying goes, the master leads the door, and the practice depends on the individual. In a good environment, there is an uncle by our side to lead us forward, I bear it is our luckiest place. At the same time, with such an environment, I should work harder, recognize my incorrect way of thinking, adjust my state, live with a positive and sunny attitude, and study happily with my uncle.


sad song

October is the golden red season, October, the harvest season, October, the misty season, October, a tragic and beautiful season. At the beginning of the month, my uncle took us to the Port Hope Conservation Area, a nature reserve in the Greater Toronto Area, to watch the annual salmon return.

For those of us who are watching this scene for the first time, it can only be described as tragic. Spectacular, because dozens of hundreds of salmon swim in the shallow and narrow channel. Sad, because these salmon need to overcome many hardships, resist the impact of rapids, take the risk of being stranded, and go upstream with their belly full of eggs, just to return to the place where life was born and reproduce. Many details cannot be detailed, but you can find my uncle's article "The Pain of Salmon" in the "Mr. Ding's Articles" column, which I believe will give you a better understanding of salmon reflux.

Watching the return of salmon this time, my heart is not full of admiration for the magical sight of nature. More feelings are sadness and sighs. After arriving at the best viewing spot, we walked downstream from the path. The path was very narrow. At that time, only a few boys walked on this steep path, and there were few people. On the way, from time to time, you will smell the disgusting stench. And this taste comes from the salmon that has passed away. Most people think that the disappearance of these salmon is because of being stranded or overworked, but this is not a complete answer. Passing by the river under a bridge, the cold concrete floor was littered with droplet-like roe, traces of people who slaughtered salmon. However, not far away, a man was standing on the river, holding the freshly caught salmon in his hand, and walking towards the shore... These are the scenes we have personally experienced. It's still lingering in my mind, unforgettable. Maybe this is a common thing for people nowadays, maybe many people don't care about such behavior. But from a student's point of view, from the point of view of kindness, this kind of behavior is really, really not like what a person can do!

The return of salmon is a famous natural landscape in Canada, but according to the description of this landscape by my uncle a few years ago, the number of salmon now is less than one tenth or even one percent of that in the past. I don't want to say more, because even if I say more, the number of salmon will still decrease year by year, and there will still be people who catch them. But the premise of saying this is that now that we are in Canada, we have the opportunity to see such a scene and speak out. If we put it in our hometown on the other side of the earth, this natural scene may be extinct before we are born.

We are in a very good environment, but it is not the best environment, because the morality of the whole world is deteriorating, and now there is no standard for judging good and bad, and there is no bottom line for morality. Therefore, it is not that the foreign environment is the best, but it is better than the domestic environment. Now, the phenomenon of corruption does not only happen to salmon and other animals. When more and more people are seen throwing garbage on the street, when more and more people learn to cross the road, more and more animals are caught Killed, more and more people learn to calculate others and learn to be selfish. Then this is not a single thing, but the decline of the quality of the whole society. We are only students who have been in Canada for less than two years. In the past two years, we have witnessed the above-mentioned things with our own eyes. Whenever we see and think of these, we cannot help but ask why the world has become like this. Of course, we already have the only pure land left in the world, but I still have an illusion that one day, everyone will be able to return to beauty in this pure land.

the process of moving

At the beginning of October, the boys are going to move to a new place to live. Recalling that we have spent a year and a half in the house that is about to move out, we can't help but feel a little emotional about how time flies. At the same time, because there are many things, the moving process is a bit long, and in the process of moving in the past few days, some interesting things happened.

People who live overseas are somewhat aware that most of the international students from China will rent out houses, and once they move or enter halfway, they will witness extremely "spectacular" scenes (details can be found online for relevant reports), so Many overseas residents have a stereotyped impression of Chinese students renting a house, which is often referred to as glutinous, chaotic, and poor. And it is accompanied by extremely poor neighborhood relations, as well as a lot of negative emotions and events. My uncle taught us that the starting point for everything we do must be on the other side's point of view. So during the whole moving process, everyone is thinking about how to restore the house to its original appearance, or even a new look. And the final result is very satisfying. (Here I would like to thank Brother Bowei, because among our students, he is the most active and hard-working.) At the same time, during the process of moving, the neighbors around happened to meet and came over to say a few words of greetings. Seeing that it is moving, some neighbors even want to leave their contact information for future contact. According to Brother Hu, the neighbors around us gave us very good comments. From helping everyone to clean up the unattended garbage in the community, to building birdhouses for birds, etc., these neighbors have seen it all, appreciate it, and give praise. Of course, it should be noted here that this is the result of my uncle's education. If it weren't for the influence of the uncle's environment, we would not have been able to maintain the status quo. In stark contrast to the previous Chinese students, it is impossible to have these good qualities.

In addition to brief greetings from neighbors, we also received a unique farewell: greetings from animals. It is also very miraculous. Because we used to put some food that animals can eat at the door and backyard from time to time for those poor little animals. At that time we could see a lot of animals around the yard, and recently due to the move, we gradually stopped putting food outside, because if these animals are too dependent on the food we give, and once we move away , it will make many animals lose their food source, so it has been two weeks without food. And the chances of animals appearing are getting smaller and smaller. Amazingly, in the last few days of our move, some of the original animals came back on almost the same day. On Saturday, in the corner of the backyard (daytime) we saw the long-lost raccoon. Zhou Tian, ​​when we got off the car, we saw familiar figures in the familiar grass: little turtledoves, little squirrels. As well as a small flock of sparrows and a few unknown birds. These little animals have not been seen for nearly a week or two, but they all returned here almost on the same day. Especially when the gate was open for a period of time, the little squirrels and little turtledoves even stood on the gate and wandered. They didn't run in just because the gate was open to make a fuss, but stood quietly at the door and looked in. It's like saying goodbye to us.

I think the arrival of the little animals can be said to be a well-deserved miracle. Because they haven't been here for a long time, and they have never been here on the same day, but they came out of the house together in the last few days to say goodbye. Really moved. The ancients said that it is necessary to know how to repay gratitude, but now people are rarely able to do it. But such a spirit is reflected in these animals, and I think it is really worthy of our deep consideration. This move reflects a lot of things, just as my uncle taught us: everything in life has its truth and is worth reflecting on. And through this experience, it also inspired everyone to work harder and continue to improve their determination under the guidance of my uncle.

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