Friday, 17 February 2017

《人生經歷》 Life Experience


Life can be summarised in such a way, that whatever we encounter depends on the conjunction and dispersion of causes and conditions. Once the effect of certain causes and conditions ripens, we have no choice but to bear the fruit; once the causes and conditions are exhausted, we cannot keep its effect even if we want. Subject to our individual karmic connections, some of us experience a lot while others do not. Either way it is neither good nor bad in absolute terms. Any life experience can be conducive to spiritual enlightenment, if we can apply what we have – insights gained through rich experience or serenity cultivated by simple life – to Buddhist learning and practice.