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劉墉原創散文:〈心上的落葉〉

By SYZ站長 | 2020/02/07 |

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從我們來到這個世界的那一刻,就有了不斷的相聚與別離,就有了不斷的得與失。有倉廩就難免鼠患,有子女就難免煩惱,有愛情就難免牽掛,有身體就難免病痛……

今天發表一篇小沙彌的故事,與大家共勉:


《心上的落葉》

深秋了,小沙彌每天忙著掃落葉,一邊掃一邊落,常常早晨才掃乾淨,下午又落滿了庭院,還得再掃一次。

「哪裡是落葉?根本是煩惱嘛!」小沙彌邊掃邊怨,正巧被師父聽到了。

「你說落葉是煩惱?」師父笑問:「說得好!說得好!煩惱來了,掃掉!煩惱再來,再掃掉!」

「可是風大,還會把別處的落葉吹過來。」小沙彌指著禪院的圍牆說:「咱們的牆太矮,門又總是開著,外面的落葉會偷偷溜進來。」

「裡面的落葉不是也會被風吹出去嗎?掃落葉不必問它的來處,既然落在咱們院裡,就咱們管!」

師父拍拍小沙彌:「有新綠,就有枯葉;有得意,就有煩惱。今天落,今天掃;明天落,明天掃。不必因為掃了還會落,就不掃。我們心裡也有這樣的庭院,有花開就有花落,有葉生就有葉落。不怕落葉多,只要勤打掃,不疾不徐、一帚一帚,慢慢掃,掃也是一種修行。」

Sweeping Leaves

It’s late autumn; sweeping leaves keeps the little monk busy all day. And while he sweeps, the leaves keep falling. Often it takes him all morning to get sweep the courtyard clean, and by the afternoon he has to do it all over again.

“You aren’t just leaves, you’re trouble!” The little monk complains while sweeping, just as the Master walks past.

Master smiles. “You say the leaves are trouble? Well said, well said! Trouble comes, we sweep them away! Trouble comes again, we sweep them again!”

“It’s not just our leaves; the wind brings them in constantly!” The little monk points at the temple gate. “Our walls are too low, and our gates are always open. Fallen leaves always finds a way to sneak in.”

“Well, don’t some of our foliage get blown out as well? There’s no need to mind where the foliage comes from. As long as they are in our garden, we’ll take care of it!”

Master pats the little monk gently. “Where leaves grow, leaves will fall. Where there’s happiness, there will be sorrow. If the leaves fall today, we sweep today; if the leaves fall tomorrow, we sweep tomorrow. We don’t stop sweeping, just because we know there will be more in the future. We have such a garden in our hearts too. Flowers bloom and wilt, leaves grow and are cast away. We needn’t see them as troubles, as long as we keep sweeping. Diligently, steadily, sweep by sweep, let the sweeping become your meditation.”

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水雲齋的「心」很大,但「規模」很小,於1991年成立時,以《超越自己》和《我不是教你詐》等勵志出版品影響了大中華地區數代青年學子。20餘年來,水雲齋以「文學、藝術、教育」為主力營運方向,承接影視專輯策劃製作、舉辦演講和企業訓練、與國內外眾多基金會合辦公益活動,並持續捐贈資源給國內外公益組織,致力於對社會有正面的貢獻。