Heaven and Hell - Master Cheng Yen Tells Stories 9 《天堂與地獄 - 證嚴上人說故事 9 》中英對照

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作者:釋證嚴 Shih Cheng Yen
譯者:Tzu Chi USA Editorial Team
繪者:林倩如 Winni Lin
語言:繁體中文 / 英文
出版社:靜思人文志業股份有限公司
出版日期:2015 年 01 月
裝訂方式:精裝

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定價NT$ 250
NT$ 225
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About the Author


Dharma Master Cheng Yen was born in 1937 in a small town in Taichung County, Taiwan. When she was twenty-three years old, she left home to become a Buddhist nun, and was instructed by her mentor, Venerable Master Yin Shun, to work “for Buddha’s teachings, for sentient beings.” In 1966, she founded a charity, which later turned into the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, to “help the poor and educate the rich”—to give material aid to the needy and inspire love and humanity in both givers and recipients.


In recent years, Master Cheng Yen’s contributions have been increasingly recognized by the global community. In 2011, she was recognized with the Roosevelt Institute’s FDR Distinguished Public Service Award and was named to the 2011 TIME 100 list of the world’s most influential people. In 2014, she was presented with Rotary International’s Award of Honor in recognition of her humanitarian efforts and contributions to world peace.

Introduction


The latest book from the series, “Master Cheng Yen Tells Stories,” Heaven and Hell contains three short stories: “The Treasure Hunt,” “The Guard Dog,” and “Heaven and Hell.” Involving diverse characters and different cultures, these stories explain the following teachings in succinct and easy-to-understand language.


1.We should use our material possessions wisely and make good use of our bodies when we are healthy. If we work to benefit others, we will not waste our lives.

2.If we cannot rein in our thoughts and desires, our attachments will become deeply rooted. Once this happens, we will not only have negative habitual tendencies in this life, we may even bring them to our future lives!

3.We must not become arrogant when people praise us, and we must also not be discouraged by unfair criticisms. Only then are we truly practicing spiritual cultivation.

4.Our thoughts and actions create heaven or hell. Instead of worrying whether we will end up in heaven or hell, we should set our hearts and minds in the right direction.


Filled with interesting and colorful illustrations that appeal to children, the stories seek to inculcate wholesome values and virtues in the young. With easy-to-understand bilingual text (Traditional Chinese with pinyin and English), this book is ideal for non-Chinese readers to learn Chinese and Chinese readers, to learn English.


作者簡介

證嚴上人於1937年出生於臺灣省臺中縣清水鎮。在1963年,證嚴上人依印順導師為親教師出家,師訓「為佛教,為眾生」,證嚴上人奉持不懈。1966年,證嚴上人創辦佛教克難慈濟功德會。慈濟世界在法師慈悲呵護下,數十年來,一步一步堅實茁壯,逐步發展為慈善、醫療、教育、人文四大志業,以及國際賑災、環保、社區志工、骨髓捐贈八大腳印,透過親手拔除眾生的苦痛,以善與大愛膚慰人間。


近年來,證嚴上人的貢獻獲得國際間一致推崇;於2011年獲美國羅斯福基金會頒贈「傑出公共服務獎」, 並被《時代雜誌》列為2011年全球百大最具影響力人物。2014年獲頒國際扶輪社「最高榮譽獎」,肯定證嚴上人對於人道主義精神與世界和平的貢獻。


內容簡介


《天堂與地獄》乃「證嚴上人說故事」童書繪本系列之一,共收錄三則故事:〈尋寶〉、〈守財狗〉以及〈天堂與地獄〉,內容豐富多元,深入淺出地提醒我們:


(1) 在「有」的 時候, 要知道如何應用物資;身體健康時, 要懂得如何發揮身體的使用權,做利益人群的事,不要讓人生空過。

(2) 人若不好好的控制心念,一旦執著心深植了,則習氣不只在今生,甚至還會帶到來生來世去。

(3) 受人讚歎不驕傲自大,受人毀謗也不退轉道心,這樣才是真修行。

(4) 天堂和地獄都是用心和行為造作的。不要怕天堂與地獄,要怕的是心的偏向 。


繪圖色彩柔美、生動活潑,增加故事吸引力,喚起閱讀興趣,將基本價值傳達給下一代。本書內容中英對照,並輔以漢語拼音,提供非以中文為母語的人學習中文,而以中文為母語的人也可學習簡單英文,是「長效型」繪本。