如何培養正氣?

元元  Alejandro Gracia


正氣不難解釋,只是有正氣對我們這些凡夫俗子很難。雖然正氣不容易培養,但也不是不可能做到的。正氣就是善良的心,不會被邪惡和自私的行為所轉動的。有了正氣,人們都會敬佩你,順從你的。有了正氣就可說是個賢人,這一生就沒有浪費了。

那麼正氣應該如何培養呢?第一步就是要有健康的身體,因為沒有健康的身體,什麼事也做不成。有些人認為應該要努力地做事,不要在乎身體。但是若不休息,很快就會病死的。如果自己都沒有個好的身體,就像是泥菩薩過江,自身難保,還談什麼正氣呢? 繼續閱讀

學校需要我們

劉承森  育良小學七年級


我的名字是劉承森,今年十二歲,就讀育良小學七年級。我的學校很小,不到一百個人,因為小,所以每個學生都很重要,因為學校需要我們。 繼續閱讀

愚智之間

呂明賜  培德男校九年級


在這世界上,我們一聽到一個人有智慧就會羨慕他,並想要時常親近。但當我們聽到一個人很愚癡,一般人就會嫌棄並看不起他。可是,很多人只是依照一個人的外表來判定他是愚癡還是有智慧,只有少數人會觀察一個人的言行而判定愚智。

在論語裡,孔子曾評論顏回:「吾與回言終日,不違如愚。退而省其私,亦足以發,回也,不愚!」顏回跟孔子談話時,保持著一種憨厚、隨順的態度,雖然顯得有些愚笨,但是他卻在生活中把孔子所教導的道理完全發揮了,這真是大智若愚。因此,一個人的愚癡或智慧,不可從外表來判定。如果一個人總是耍小聰明,顯得自己具有豐富的知識,那他有可能是真正的愚癡! 繼續閱讀

From Homeless to Harvard 流浪女成功記

Julie Hu DVGS 10th Grade


A turtle could run faster than a rabbit, a bee could cause more damage than an eagle, and a homeless person could be as successful as a wealthy person. The reason why it is possible is very simple: perseverance, determination and hard-work. The movie From Homeless to Harvard is about a girl named Elizabeth (Liz) Murray, or Liz. She was born in a household where her parents were drugs addicts, they were living in extreme poverty and never had 3 meals a day. She did not attend school for most of her childhood. Although everything was against her, she never gave up. She was able to turn her life around and became successful with positive thoughts. No matter how challenging and tough our life is, as long as we have determination and apply good effort, we will turn things around and succeed. 繼續閱讀

From Homeless To Harvard: Endurance Makes Success 從流浪到哈佛

Written by Charmaine Lim, Girls School 10th grade


Sometimes, when I walk down the streets of a big suburban city, this is what I can see; people who wander aimlessly down the streets because they have nowhere else to go. They wore ragged or ill-fitting clothes; they had tired looks on their faces because of distress from life. They don’t have a roof over their heads or a decent bed to sleep in. They would usually smell bad, look dirty, and have an outstretched arm holding a stained, chipped Starbucks cup, asking busy and well-dressed passersby: “Spare some change?” Passersby like you and me would, most of the time, just brush them off as soon as you saw them through the corner of your eye. One may think, “How could someone living that kind of lifestyle probably go to a school like Harvard? Like if they could get through high school at all!” But in the movie From Homeless to Harvard, Elizabeth Murray made it. Through this inspiring movie, it occurred to me that a lot of lessons can be learned and used in real life. While on the other hand, it relates to Buddhism. 繼續閱讀

你曾經歷過什麼樣的奇蹟?

張瑜庭 講於2012年2月10日星期五晚 萬佛城大殿  A talk given by Christine Chang on Feb 10 (Friday), 2012 at Buddha Hall of CTTB


諸佛菩薩、宣公上人、各位法師、各位善知識:阿彌陀佛!我的名字是張瑜庭,今年我是十二年級,而我也將去一所女校大學 Bryn Mawr College 。

今天,我想要與各位分享我申請大學時寫的一篇小文章,而佛教的教導與培德女中給我的教育,又如何讓我在跟我同期一起申請的同學中突出我個人的特色。今年,我所申請的學校大部份都是女校。你可能會問「為什麽?」我想我的答案永遠都會是:「因為女校可以讓我有一個更有紀律的生活,以及一顆更能專注於學習的心。」 繼續閱讀

小城的美

王欣平講於2010年10月8日星期五晚 萬佛城大殿  A talk given by Sharon Wang on October 8, 2010


諸佛菩薩,宣公上人,各位法師,各位善知識,老師,同學,阿彌陀佛,我是培德女中11年級的王欣平,我今天要分享我的故事。

Buddha, Bodhisattva, Venerable Mater, Dharma Mater, all good knowing advisers, teacher and students. My name is Sharon Wang. I am in 11 th grade from Developing Virtues Girl’s School. Amitabha!

如果我們說人生有80歲的話,在這80 年的人生中, 能有多少圓滿的事情發生呢?在平常人的生活中,人們總喜歡抱怨自己的人生是如何的沉悶,不圓滿, 即使有很好的工作和幸福的家庭,可是仍然無法滿足,我來聖城之前也是如此。 繼續閱讀

成長的經驗

Laurel Shern 講於2010年10月8日星期五晚 萬佛城大殿  A talk given by Laurel Shern on October 8, 2010


諸佛菩薩、宣公上人、各位法師、各位善知識、老師、同學,阿彌陀佛,我是培德女中11年級的Laurel Shern,我今天要分享我的故事。

Buddha Bodhisatva, Venerable Master, Dharma Masters, all good knowing advisors, teachers, and students. Amitaba/Amitopho. My name is Laurel Shern. I am in 11th grade in Developing Virtues Girl School.

首先,我想先說,我並不是很了解癌症,那大概是因為我並不想知道關於癌症的細節,我並不清楚有關醫院對此癌症的治療和抗癌過程的艱辛,在這整件事中,我知道的不超過百分之五。但是,我清楚的了解當你的身邊的人得到癌症卻不知道下一秒他是否就會天人永隔的感覺。這是我在我的姊姊得到癌症時所經歷的,也因為如此,他轉變了我的人生。 繼續閱讀