三分观心丨想得到真正的平静光明 To Have True Peace and Light
It takes basic materials to ensure our survival. Yet the quality of our life is not determined by the quantity of materials. Money and materials are tools that serve people. It should not be the other way around.
To respect others is to stay humble and put ourselves in others’ shoes. To accept others is to be sincere and trustful and to open our heart and allow others to become a part of our lives.
There are two reasons that the heart doesn’t settle down. It either drifts with obsessions with no clear destination, or descends to always contemplating personal gains and losses. This takes roots in obsession and delusion. Escaping external circumstances may bring a moment of peace, but it cannot eradicate the delusions of the heart. To have true peace and light and find the meaning of life, we need to open up our heart and actively take part in virtuous undertakings, in order to have the strength of inner sorrow and wisdom.