The Elephant''s Change of Heart - Master Cheng Yen Tells Stories 5《為大象變心 - 證嚴上人說故事 5 》中英對照

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作者:釋證嚴 Shih Cheng Yen
繪者:林倩如 Winni Lin
翻譯:Tzu Chi USA Editorial Team
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 08 月
裝訂方式:精裝

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About 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 Elephant’s Change of Heart is one of the “Master Cheng Yen Tells Stories” series. It contains four short stories, “The Elephant’s Change of Heart”, “The Little Novice Monk and the Old Monk”, “The Return Home”, and “The Gourd”. Featuring diverse characters and cultures, these stories explain the following teachings of Master Cheng Yen in succinct, easy-to-understand language:


• Make great aspirations to do good, seize the present moment and make it everlasting.

• Pay mindful attention to and observe things carefully in order to fully understand the true nature of things.

• Understand what our strengths are and exercise them in the service of others. Only when we truly know ourselves can we live the most meaningful life.


Filled with colorful illustrations that appeal to children, the book aims to teach and pass on wholesome moral values to the younger generation. The bilingual text (Traditional Chinese with Pinyin and English) helps non-Chinese readers to learn Chinese and Chinese readers to learn English.


“The Elephant’s Change of Heart”

There was once a strong and gentle elephant that the king loved very much. He built a comfortable hut for the elephant. A group of robbers often met near the elephant’s hut to discuss plans of their next robbery. As time went on, the elephant’s temperament changed; he became mean and aggressive, as if he was going crazy. What was making the elephant so violent?


作者簡介


證嚴上人於一九三七年出生於臺灣省臺中縣清水鎮。在一九六三年,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。一九六六年,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


《為大象變心》乃證嚴上人說故事童書繪本系列之一,共收藏四則故事:〈為大象變心〉、〈小沙彌與老和尚〉、〈真假故鄉〉及〈葫蘆〉,內容豐富多元,深入淺出的提醒我們「近朱者赤,近墨者黑」,我們應發大願,把握當下,恆持剎那。而且要用心看,用心聽,用心體會,才能了解萬事萬物的真相。最終則應認識自己,用心為他人服務,走向最有意義的人生。


生動活潑的繪圖,增加故事吸引力,喚起閱讀的興趣,將基本價值傳達給我們的下一代。此書內容中英對照,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以學習簡單的英文。


《為大象變心》

有一頭大象,體格強健,性格溫順,國王非常喜歡牠,特地為牠建造一間舒適的象舍。一群強盜常常聚集在靜僻隱密的象舍周圍,商量搶劫的計畫。時日一久,大象性情逐漸變得暴躁且具攻擊性,好像發狂一樣。原本相當溫馴的大象為什麼變得這麼暴戾?