The gold heart, The gold of life

The gold of life: the gold heart (四無量心). Quote from the Venerable Master Hsing Yun. Source: http://www.fgsbmc.org.tw/GauD.aspx?PNO=2019090005

In short:. 四無量心和我為佛光山制定的「佛光人工作信條」理念,更是不謀而合。如:慈無量心可說是「給人信心」,悲無量心則是「給人希望」,喜無量心是「給人歡喜」,捨無量心就是「給人方便」。
. 四無量心的實踐,能降伏我們內心的貪、瞋、痴、慢等煩惱。
. 慈: 給人安樂的心,而且是能體諒他人、肯為別人服務的心。. 悲: 悲心就是幫助他人離苦得樂的心; 不求回饋而無私. 喜: 用歡喜待人處事. 看到他人努力有成,不管冤親、親疏、有緣無緣的人,都會為對方的成功,生起歡喜之心. 捨: 是捨掉自己的分別與執著,捨掉自己的貪愛與束縛
. 「未成佛道,先結人緣」. 明白什麼時候該贏、什麼時候該輸。有時候輸即是贏,贏即是輸;他才是真正的高手

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星雲大師開示:四無量心, 文/《佛法真義》星雲大師
《華嚴經》說:「常行柔和忍辱法,安住慈悲喜捨中。」慈、悲、喜、捨就是四無量心,也是我們依止安住的所在。四無量心的實踐,能降伏我們內心的貪、瞋、痴、慢等煩惱。
四無量心和我為佛光山制定的「佛光人工作信條」理念,更是不謀而合。如:慈無量心可說是「給人信心」,悲無量心則是「給人希望」,喜無量心是「給人歡喜」,捨無量心就是「給人方便」。修習四無量心,能夠改善我們的人際關係;修習四無量心,能培植福德智慧,能利益安樂無量眾生。
在我們日常生活中,如何以四無量心做為立身處事的根本呢?

一、慈無量心:在世間生活,待人處事方面,應該要具有一顆仁慈的心。所謂仁慈的心,就是給人安樂的心,而且是能體諒他人、肯為別人服務的心。
有一位棋手,在家門口掛了一個「天下無敵手」的牌子。有一天,左宗棠帶兵出戰經過,看到了這個牌子,就與他對決,結果對方三盤皆輸。左宗棠得意的說:「你三盤都輸,牌子可以拿下來了!」
幾個月後,左宗棠打勝仗回來,再次經過,怎麼「天下無敵手」的牌子還在?就問他為什麼牌子還在?對方說:「請將軍再來對弈一局如何?」結果左宗棠連輸三盤。此時,這人就說:「將軍前次即將出戰,我不願意打擊您的銳氣,所以輸給您;現在您打勝仗回來,情況不一樣,所以我就不再手下留情了。」
這位棋手,明白什麼時候該贏、什麼時候該輸。有時候輸即是贏,贏即是輸;他才是真正的高手,也是給人信心的展現。

二、悲無量心:悲心就是幫助他人離苦得樂的心,如觀世音菩薩救苦救難的心。當你有悲天憫人的心時,對於世間一切痛苦,才能沒有貴賤怨親的分別,而以平等之心施以救濟,就像太陽,不求回饋而無私的普照世間。
從早期我在宜蘭開始弘法,就有一些年輕人跟隨我;及至現在有了一千多位徒眾、百萬佛光人,願意同我為人間佛教而努力。我自覺並沒有什麼奇異的才能,或是特殊的教化,我只是讓他們覺得明天有希望。從給別人希望當中,對自己的未來也充滿了希望;雖然不一定實現,但擁有了希望,人生就會很富有,未來就有目標。就如佛陀的弟子舍利弗、富樓那等,不畏艱難,對眾生充滿希望,以悲心投身蠻地化導愚迷、折服外道、弘揚正法。
我想,當我們在幫助別人時,能保有一顆悲心,給予人希望,才能不在乎個人的利害得失,才能全心全力為眾生去除困難,讓人離苦得樂。

三、喜無量心:具有喜心的人,看到他人努力有成,不管冤親、親疏、有緣無緣的人,都會為對方的成功,生起歡喜之心;當我們用歡喜待人處事,就能讓人感到親切與安心。
世間上,沒有比歡喜更寶貴的東西了。錢多了,用在不正當的用途,可能招禍;東西囤積太多,可能煩惱沒有空間存放。世間的財物過多,終究不免煩惱叢生,唯有把歡喜給人,你給的再多,雙方都是皆大歡喜。

四、捨無量心:捨是捨掉自己的分別與執著,捨掉自己的貪愛與束縛;捨就是將歡喜給人、將希望給人,甚至自己最喜歡的東西,都能捨得給人。如此,就能克制貪欲,得到自在解脫。俗話說「有捨才能得」,如果你能主動的給人一個微笑,主動的去幫助別人、服務他人,比方說:在昏暗的地方點亮一盞明燈、在路邊施一壺茶水等等,這些給人方便的善舉,必定也可以得到相同的善意回應。

所謂「未成佛道,先結人緣」,在世間生活,應該要廣結善緣。學佛者,若能奉行「慈悲喜捨」四無量心,不僅是增長福慧、斷除煩惱,更是人生路上四個成功的錦囊妙方。

PTT (批踢踢) Bulletin Board System in Taiwan

About PTT (批踢踢) in Taiwan:
. PTT is registered as a student organization at the National Taiwan University. The BBS Technology Research Club (臺大 BBS 研究社) was founded in 1999 by several BBS sites at NTU, with Yi-Chin Tu as its leader. In 1999 and 2000, the club held public events on campus for BBS users.Although PTT is a club and the most famous BBS site in Taiwan, it is not the official BBS site for NTU. The machines and other hardware used to set up PTT was obtained by the administrators without the help of the university, and hence it operates with a high level of freedom. However, it still operates on the NTU network, and hence must abide by its rules and regulations.
“批踢踢實業坊,簡稱批踢踢、PTT,是一個臺灣電子佈告欄(BBS),採用Telnet BBS技術運作,建立在台灣學術網路的資源之上,以學術性質為原始目的,提供線上言論空間。目前由國立臺灣大學電子佈告欄系統研究社管理,大部份的系統源代码由國立臺灣大學資訊工程學系的学生與校友進行維護,並且邀請法律專業人士擔任法律顧問。它有兩個分站,分別為批踢踢兔與批踢踢參。目前在批踢踢實業坊與批踢踢兔註冊總人數約150萬人,尖峰時段兩站超過15萬名使用者同時上線,擁有超過2萬個不同主題的看板,每日超過2萬篇新文章及50萬則推文被發表,是台灣使用人次最多的網路論壇之一。”
. Various issues are enthusiastically discussed on PTT, even to a profound extent generating social impacts in reality. The newspaper and television media started to report on PTT, with journalists assigned to monitor PTT for the latest updates. Quote from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PTT_Bulletin_Board_System
Using the TELNET protocol, PTT provides a quick, instantaneous, free of charge, and open online forum community. Currently, PTT has two branch sites, PTT2 (批踢踢兔) and PTT3 (批踢踢參). Of the three sites, the main site PTT[5] is largest in scale and capacity, currently handling up to 150,215 visitors online at a time (9 September 2008), making it the largest Chinese language-based BBS in the world.[citation needed]The main site was founded on 9 September 1995 by Yi-Chin Tu (杜奕瑾 Dù Yìjǐn), then a sophomore in the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering at National Taiwan University. PTT2 was founded in 2000, with the aim of providing a similar system centered around groups and individuals. PTT3, powered by MediaWiki, was founded in 2004 in Washington, D.C., United States for Taiwanese students studying abroad. PTT also provides wiki and blog services for registered users. The PTTwiki service was activated on 5 February 2004 and powered by Tavi wiki system. It is the main wiki service for individuals in Taiwan.Since 2000, PTT has become the largest online forum in Taiwan due to its increasing number of users. Various issues are enthusiastically discussed on PTT, even to a profound extent generating social impacts in reality.[citation needed] The newspaper and television media started to report on PTT, with journalists assigned to monitor PTT for the latest updates.PTT is an open source project. The source code is released under GPL 2.0.

Signs of cancer on the pet

Quote from “7 Subtle Signs of Cancer in Pets That Most Pet Parents Overlook” on https://www.petmd.com/7-subtle-signs-cancer-pets-most-pet-parents-overlook?utm_source=social&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=may

. Lumps and Bumps While lumps, bumps and other skin changes are easy to notice on short-haired dogs or cats, many times they go unnoticed on long-haired pets.
Pet guardians will also often postpone a veterinary visit if a lump is small; however, you cannot determine if a skin lump is cancerous based on the size. Even the smallest skin lumps can be cancerous.
Tumors of the mammary chain—also known as breast cancer—are often missed by pet owners. Female dogs and cats, whether they are spayed or not, can develop breast cancer.
Dogs and cats are subject to cancers of the gastrointestinal system, vascular system, liver, kidneys, urinary bladder, endocrine glands and the reproductive system. These cancers may cause masses to form in the belly.
If your pet is large or overweight, you may not notice abdominal masses until they get large or become life-threatening, such as in the case of ruptured tumors of the spleen.
Another place where lumps and bumps can be hidden is in the mouth. Dogs and cats can get oral tumors on the gums, hard palate or tongue. Tumors under the tongue are very hard to find unless you are looking for them!