意外的礼物 / A Surprised Gift

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走在路上,背着孩子的书包,让一阵阵晚风轻抚我的身躯,肌肤感觉很冰凉。
然而我的心却是暖暖的,因为我想起了昨晚收到的那份意外的礼物。
昨天晚上,手机突然弹跳出一条信息,是另一名博主颖子(后来才知道她的名字)给我留下的信息,向我索取电邮邮箱号,说想和我分享一本书。
看了之后,对于这个不知名字,不曾见过面,更不知身处何地的网友感到一份感激。而这突如其来的要求,更是让我欣赏她的大方与友善。
试想我俩未曾聊过天,她却有那份心意想要和我分享一本书,感觉有点受宠若惊。
当我把邮箱告知她之后,不需片刻便收到了她的邮件。我迫不及待地点击到谷歌云端,即刻下载她赠送的那本书,原来是圣严法师的一本《禅无所求》,真的是喜出望外。
颖子知道我这些日子来一直在追求内在的探索,以及宁静的寻觅,竟然大费周章地把文件上传到云端让我下载(当然这是我自己的想法,或许文件早已被她储存在云端里),确实让我感到友情的温暖。
忽想起这个举动竟是那么地熟悉,就在几日前,我也主动要借我的那本《遇见未知的自己》给另一个新交的博主网友,希望她能够从中获得一些人生启示,而我俩又恰好都是新加坡人。
或许这就是郎达.拜恩所说的吸引力法则吧?当我毫不吝啬地愿意借书给一个素未谋面的朋友看时,我也吸引了另一个素未谋面的网友愿意与我分享一本好书的举动。
这也是好心有好报的原理吧?
还记得两个星期前突然看到颖子在我的博客上留言,告诉我她很喜欢我的博客,当时我们就在博客里以留言方式匆匆聊了几句,而后互相关注,互相鼓励,真正地以文交友。
为此我曾感到一份感动以及骄傲,感动于颖子的青睐,骄傲于自己的博客终于找到知心人。这原本就是我继续写作的动力,把自己的心情编成一篇篇的文章,与人共享,并希望能够让人从中收益。
今天我已经开始读那本《禅无所求》了,而且在第一章里就得到了一些启示,尤其是当中的两句话,如下:
“不要担心修行有没有用,只要专注在修行本身,不要有其他的念头,尤其是开悟的念头。”
“因为期望开悟,所以我们用功,但修行时心中不该存有那种念头。即使我们开悟了,也不该认为我们得到了什么。”
以上的两句话就已经为我那篇《追寻真理》解开了其中一个迷惑——当我把坐禅冥想与追求幸福快乐链接在一起,便已经是一个错误了……
20.02.2017
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The cool breeze chilled my body as I was walking on the street with my girl’s heavy bag.
But my heart was filled with warmth when the thought of the surprises gift came into my mind.
When I was paying bills in the computer last night, my phone screen flashed with a notification from WordPress. Yingzi (I only got to know her name after that), another blogger, has left a comment in my blog, requesting for my email address, as she wanted to share a book with me.
I was honestly surprised by this blogger’s gesture, whom I do not know how does she look like, or where on earth she is and I didn’t even know her name.
We have never truly chatted before and yet she has stepped forward and wanted to share a book with me, this thought of hers has truly touched me deeply in my heart.
I gave her my email address and it was just a matter of a minute, a mail came in and I opened it immediately and started to download the book (in PDF format) from Google drive. It is a book from a well known monk on meditation.
From my blog, Yingzi knows that I have been pursuing inner peace by meditation and hence has uploaded this book into the cloud for me to download. Just a little thought like this has allowed me to feel the friendship that she is offering to me.
Then it daunted upon me that I have done the same thing to another Singapore blogger when I offered to lend a book to her. I hope that she will benefit from the book just as I have.
Perhaps that is exactly the Law of Attraction. I have very kindly offered my book to a seemingly “lost soul” and in return attracted a friendship that I have never imagined before.
And perhaps is what we call good karma?
I can still recalled the first comment I received from Yingzi was just about 2 weeks back. She has left a note telling me that she likes my blog and we had a short “conversation” over the comments in my “About Me” page.
I am thankful and proud for what has happened. I am thankful that Yingzi likes my blog. I am proud that I have found someone who really read what I’m writing. It has always been my own personal dream to pen my thoughts down and share with others, hoping that they will be inspired or benefit from my writings.
I have started reading the book from Yingzi and have already discovered some wisdom within:
“Do not worry how far the journey of practice can bring you. All you need to do is to practice and let go of all thoughts, especially the thought of enlightenment.”
“You should not bear the thought of attaining enlightenment when practising. And even if you are enlightened, you should not be thinking that you have gained something.”
The wisdoms above has knocked into my head and made me understand that my attempt seek for happiness through meditation and the practice in itself is a wrong thought…….
20.02.2017
Francis Lim

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