Apr-11-2012 Morning Osifu’s Discourse.
Morning Osifu’s Discourse
April 11th, 2012
If you are gold, you need to shine!
If you are a pearl, you need to emit light!
You have been buried for too long time.
It has been rare since ancient times that a man lives to be seventy years old.
Count how many years we can live from now on.
Buddha Shakyamuni remained in the world for eighty years.
In the rest of the short decades, a little over ten years or several years, what can we devote to the world, human beings, the country, society, family or other people?
Osifu knows clearly that the available time to devote to living beings is getting less and less.
Osifu is trying his best to devote all intelligence to the earth, human beings, the country and society and sparing no effort till the heart stops beating.
Pavel Korchagin had a well-known saying which Osifu always likes very much.
Thedearest possessionof a man is life and it is given us only once.
The whole life of a man should be spent like that: When he or she recalls the past, he or shefeels no torturing regrets for wasted years and never has the burning shame of unaccomplished life, either;So when he or she is dying, he or she can say: All my life and all my energy have been given to the most magnificentcausein this world—the fight for the Liberation of Mankind.’
We shall also have such awareness: When we recall the past, we won’t feel regrets for wasted years or we won’t feel shame of unaccomplished life, either. When we are dying, we can say: All my life and all my energy have been given to the most magnificent cause in this world—the devotion to the peace and auspiciousness of the universe.
Great Salvation is the greatest undertaking of public welfare in the universe.
Great Salvation is the greatest cause of charity in the universe.
Great Salvation is the greatest cause of people’s livelihood in the universe.
Some people ask how to rescue them?
There are a great many ways of salvation. Here briefly list ten kinds as follows:
1. Persuading people to cut off all evils is salvation.
2. Persuading people to practice all goodness is salvation.
3. Guiding people to learn from Buddha is salvation.
4. Obeying laws to be a model of virtuous behaviors is salvation.
5. Demonstrating the Way with one’s own conduct is salvation.
6. Environmental protection and energy conservation is salvation.
7. Scientific development is salvation.
8. Balanced development is salvation.
9. Harmonizing the Heaven, Earth and Human is salvation.
10. Correcting deviation and restoring the origin is salvation.
Compassionate salvation is the real intention of our Buddha.
Compassionate salvation is the fundamental vow of Osifu.
Compassionate salvation is the true nature of the universe.
Compassionate salvation carries forward the past and forges ahead into the future.
Compassionate salvation passes on from generation to generation.
Compassionate salvation guides all living beings to directly return home.
Compassionate salvation helps all sentient beings to return to the minds.
Compassionate salvation benefits both human beings and celestial beings.
Compassionate salvation is like sailing a boat in a sea of suffering.
The stars change in positions but never deviate from their orbits in the sky.
All sentient beings are wandering and unaware of returning home.
The purpose of saving and rescuing all beings is to help them return to the original source.
When one tunes the mind to converging with the Way, the real Buddha will appear.
Let’s conclude today’s teachings by the verse The Real Buddha will Appear.
Bless you all the time!