Friday, December 17, 2010

Tai Shang Gan Ying Pian

My dear friends, let's us study the part four of Tai Shang Gan Ying Pian, the famous book to lead you the normal and good life.
Part four--Accumulate virtue and increase merit ( Moral Injunctions )
1. The right way leads forward;
a. the wrong way backward.
b. Do not proceed on an evil path.
c. Do not sin in secret.
d. Accumulate virtue, increase merit.
2. With a compassionate heart turn toward all creatures.
3. Be faithful, filial, friendly, and brotherly.
4. First rectify thyself and then convert others.
a. Take pity on orphans, assist widows;
b. respect the old, be kind to children.
4. Even the multifarious insects, herbs, and trees should not be injured.
5. Be grieved at the misfortune of others and rejoice at their good luck.
6. Assist those in need, and rescue those in danger.
a. Regard your neighbor's gain as your own gain,
b. and regard your neighbor's loss as your own loss.
7. Do not call attention to the faults of others,
a. nor boast of your own excellence.
8. Stay evil and promote goodness.
a. Renounce much, accept little.
8. Show endurance in humiliation and bear no grudge.
a. Receive favors as if surprised.
9. Extend your help without seeking reward. (253-257)
a. Give to others and do not regret or begrudge your liberality.
-------------------end of part four-----------------
Wow, so many virtues in this part four. I think it is good to have as more as possible. Why not? Why you always want to do bad deeds? Why you always so stubborn? Can you sit down and think, why not accumulate virtues and merits and leave this world smilingly?
What is your view on part four?

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