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與青年人聊天 (之二)

青年朋友最常遇見的問題還有「面對未來的茫然」…

問:「師父好,我未來要在哪個領域發展,才能夠最大地實現人生價值?不讓人生白白虛度?」

金菩提禅师的回答:

就看自己期望的目標。我看了國內一個相親的節目,有個從哈佛畢業的年輕人來參加,節目中好幾個姑娘都想跟著他走,他問了眾姑娘一個問題:「如果妳突然發大財,比如買彩票中了一千萬,會怎麼辦?」姑娘們有的回答說:「出國旅遊,去趟義大利、買很多名牌包包鞋子、也有的說給我媽買個房子。。。」

最後年輕人誰都沒選。

主持人問年輕人:「為何你不願意選擇?原因是什麼呢?」

他說:「我期望能有姑娘回答,要把這些錢全部捐給社會上最需要的人群。我們是社會中最高級的人才,應該去服務社會、創造社會、改變社會。」這是哈佛學生都必然有的使命感。

一個最低級的人,只想改變自己的生活狀態;一個高級的人,哪怕此刻並不高級,但是你心中的高度,決定了你生命的高度。

我還遇過加拿大的一位女孩, 女孩頭腦特別靈活,儘管她並沒有上過世界一流的學校。她在溫哥華的大學畢業之後,第一份工作做了兩年。兩年之後,她朋友的母親在非洲一個很貧窮的國家做救援的工作。給她介紹那地方:那裡的生活很苦,水都吃不上,很多河溝就是大家涉水過河,有些地方還有鱷魚,過著特別原始的生活,很缺技術和錢。

女孩聽完就發出願望:想用她的一技之長去援助非洲。
她學的是造橋,是建築專業的設計師。她說:「我要為非洲人造橋,如果三年能適應,以後就待一輩子。」

她和同學商量:「我在非洲設計和監工,妳到加拿大和美國去籌錢,讓大家捐款,咱們就在那裡修路鋪橋。」這倆小女孩才二十多歲。我也沒想到幾年前我見過的那個傻傻的、像個醜小鴨似的小女孩,突然間發出這麼個願望來。其實,我心裡覺得非常地讚美。

所以,人生如何不虛度呢?

當一個人有了宏觀的、偉大、去幫助社會的心胸志願。你的能力將會有多大呢!僅僅是養家糊口的能力嗎?其實,已經遠遠地超過了!

這個女孩將來要想成立一個集團公司,我相信很簡單,因為她已經習慣於做大事了。她的思維已經超越自我,是社會型的、國際型的、世界型的。所以我們也應該有這樣的愛心,為社會去做一些事情。

年輕人們!!
只要你能聽懂我講話,只要你樂意讓自己的人生更精彩、更有能力、有魅力,你就去服務於這個社會。也許萬事起頭難,難在不懂、恐懼、害怕。但只要你聽懂了,開始向那個方向去努力了,離成功就不遠了。

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2019-3-5 10:53


Chat with the youths (Part 2)

One predominant problem faced by youngsters: a sense of loss about their future…

Question: “Hi Master, in the near future, which area should I develop myself so as to create the greatest value? To make a difference so as not to waste my life.”

My reply: “That will depend on your goals and priorities in life.”

Recently, I watched a matchmaking television program from China. In the show, a Harvard graduate participated in the program. A few young ladies were eager to be match make with him. However, he posed them a question: “If you suddenly strike lottery and win ten million dollars, what will you do with the money?” Some of the replies by the young ladies: “Go traveling, visit Italy, but lots of branded bags and shoes, or buy a house for my mother…”

In the end, the young man did not choose anyone.

The program host interviewed the young man: “Why did you not choose any of the young ladies here?”

He replied: “I was hoping to hear a reply from one of them that she would donate the sum of money to help the less fortunate in the society. As Harvard graduates, we are the cream of the crop in the society. Hence, it is our mission to serve, create or even transform society.”

Generally, lower class people are only interested in transforming their own lives. On the contrary, people who belong to the upper class, though they may not be very rich or earning a lot at the current moment, have great aspirations. Hence, our aspiration determines how far we will go in life.

I also met a Canadian young lady. She was very bright and intelligent although she was not from any top university. After she graduated from a University in Canada, she stayed two years in her first job. Two years later, she was introduced to her friend’s mother who was helping the poor in Africa. From her friend’s mother, the young lady got to know: Life was hard in Africa. Even getting clean water was difficult. People there needed to cross streams by foot. Some parts of the streams even had crocodiles. The people there led primitive lives since the country lacked technology and money.

After listening to this, the young lady made a vow: she wanted to use her skills to help the people in Africa. She knew how to build bridges as she was an architect. She said: “I want to build bridges for the Africans. If I can get used to the life there within 3 years, I will stay there my entire life.”

She discussed with her classmate: “I will go to Africa to design, build and supervise the building of bridges. You will try to get monetary donations at Canada and America. Let’s build roads and bridges in Africa.” These 2 young ladies were in their early twenties. Never in my wildest dream did I expect that the silly “ugly duckling”” whom I had seen a few years ago would suddenly made such a great vow. In reality, I praised her from the bottom of my heart.

So, how do you create value out of your life?

Once a person had such a great aspiration to help society, how great is her capability? Only capable enough to earn money to support her family? In fact, her capability is far greater than that!

I believe that it would be an easy task for this girl even if she wanted to start an international enterprise in future. Because she is used to performing great tasks, her intellect had gone beyond herself, her thinking would be from a societal, international and global perspective. Hence, we should aspire to have a caring heart to achieve something for the society.

To the youths out there!!
If you understand what I am saying, if you are willing to let your life become more interesting and wants to be more capable and charismatic, you should aspire to serve the society. Perhaps it would be difficult during the initial stages, you may be overwhelmed by fear. However, once you understand and start to work hard in the right direction, success is not far!

 

 

 

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一個最低級的人,只想改變自己的生活狀態;一個高級的人,哪怕此刻並不高級,但是你心中的高度,決定了你生命的高度。

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“與青年人聊天 (之二)

青年朋友最常遇見的問題還有「面對未來的茫然」”

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