2014年8月24日 星期日

[BuddhaStories] Evil returns to evil doers



[Buddhist Stories] Evil returns to evil doers
     A Long time ago, the Buddha was in Srovasti. One day, Buddha went into town to beg for alms. A brahmin saw the Buddha. The brahmin began to insult the Buddha and threw a fit full of dirt toward the Buddha. At the moment the brahmin threw dirt, a gust of wind turned the dirt back to himself.
     Buddha then said in prose, " If there is no hatred in one’s heart, then even if the person was criticized or blamed, the person’s heart would remain peaceful and calm. If one’s heart is polluted, even if the person scolds others, just as the dirt blown by the wind, the evildoing would return to him or herself. "
The Brahmin became deeply remorseful and said, “ I am too foolish to distinguish good and evil. I should not have criticized and insult the Buddha.” The Brahmin really admired Buddha’s noble ethic and left  happily.