List | China Events | Culture of China | Festivals in China | History of China | Land of China | Chinese Architecture | Chinese Medicine | People in China | China Tales | Buddhism & Daoism | Feng Shui | Mysticism | Martial Arts | Chinese Food

Home >> Buddhism & Daoism

A Storage Room
- Stories Told by a Young Chinese Monk (22)

12 March 2008
 

In the backyard of our Bright Sky monastery, there is a storage room, its door has no lock but a latch bolt from outside to keep it shut. There are no valuable stuff there, and the door is seldom opened.

My room is also in the backyard. Everyday on my way to Meditation Hall, I would walk past the storage. One day when I passed by, I noticed its door was open. I looked into the room and found nothing unusual, so I just bolted the door again.

Next morning on my way to the hall, I found the door was once again wide open, so once again I bolted the door. And the same thing repeated for the next few days.

At first I suspected the little novices might try to make fun of me. But soon I realised it was very unlikely since the boys got up much later than me. In fact, they don’t like to get up in the morning at all, each time I have to nag them to get dressed, and each time they would run into the Meditation Hall minutes before the cession begins.

Then who kept the door open, and for what? I determined to get to bottom of the matter. One day I went there in a very early morning waiting for that villain to appear.

Soon I saw Master Wisdom Benefactor, who came over, smiling, and asked me why I got up so early.

I grinned back like a fool, thinking how to answer his simple question properly. While I was still deliberating my reply, the master had already walked away, and when he passed the storage he unbolted the door.

So it was Master Wisdom Benefactor who kept the door open.

I walked into the room and at once detected a strong smell. Upon investigation, I found it was produced by the newly painted furniture. Apparently Master Wisdom Benefactor opened the door to disperse the odour.

Standing there, I asked myself: How many times we are quick to judge things by their appearance, and feel free to be suspicious of and pointing a finger at others? But every time when I bolted the door, and thought I was doing the right thing, I did not realise that it was no other but me who created problems for the situation.

(You can visit Monk No Anger's personal blog to read his original posts in Chinese at "http://787129669.qzone.qq.com")

Pre: 12 Steps to Examine Your Home Fengshui
Next: First Hand Encounter of Lhasa Riot

 
 
RELATED:
 
 
 

Miss Beijing Olympics

Olympics Ritual Girls in Training

The training of the first group of 50 volunteer ritual girls for Beijing Olympics started on the so-called International Women's Day, 8 Mar, at Peaceful Prosperity County (昌平) in the outskirts of Beijing.

The majority of the girls are the college students from Beijing and Qingdao, the co-host city of the 2008 Olympics.

(Source of the original photo: 网易 )

Migrant Workers

One of few lucky migrant workers eats his yummy lunch in a clean canteen

Recently China has passed a series laws designed to strengthen the workers rights, which are expected to help improving the conditions of migrant workers from rural areas with no urban residency. It is a result of a tireless campaign by those in the top decision-making circle, in particular China's Premier Wen Jiabao, and strong support by people at the grass-roots level, especially China's vocal Netizens. What they've done is in the stark contrast to that of some desperate housewives at Am-I-Nasty Internationally (Yes, you are, definitely) club, who through talking the talk about the human rights to disrupt others from walking the walk along the path of improving the human conditions.

 

Copyright © 2005-2017