The Greatest Wealth - Master Cheng Yen Tells Stories 7《最好的傳家寶 - 證嚴上人說故事 7 》中英對照

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作者:釋證嚴 Shih Cheng Yen
繪者:林倩如 Winni Lin
譯者:Tzu Chi USA Editorial Team
語言:中、英文對照
出版社:靜思人文志業股份有限公司
出版日期:2015 年 12 月 15 日
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


This is another book from the series, “Master Cheng Yen Tells Stories.” It contains three short stories: “The Merchants and the Guide,” “The Father-and-Son Magicians,” and “The Greatest Wealth.” Involving diverse characters and different cultures. These stories explain profound Buddhist teachings in succinct and easy-to-

understand language. Some of these teachings include the following:


1.The way to wisdom is to abandon evil and do good. It is when we help others that we purify our hearts and minds.

2.Nothing in the mundane world exists forever. Hence, it is imperative that we set aside our egos and play our roles dutifully and t the best of our abilities.

3.The greatest wealth one can leave for others is to give without expecting anything in return. We are to encourage each of our children to be a blessing, strive for improvement, and take joy in helping others.


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.


“The Greatest Wealth”

A scholar left his hometown to teach in a faraway city. After many years, he set off for home in the hopes of using his hard-earned money to provide a good life for his family. On his way home, the scholar met a woman crying sadly, “My husband is very ill, but I have no money for a doctor.” The scholar could not bear to hear this and wanted to help her. But how would he explain to his family that he had given away his money?


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


《最好的傳家寶》乃「證嚴上人說故事」童書繪本系列之一,共收錄三則故事:〈商隊與嚮導〉、〈父子戲法〉以及〈最好的傳家寶〉,內容豐富多元,深入淺出地提醒我們:(1)去惡揚善,將心比心;勿沉迷名利,勿墮苦海惡趣。(2)世人常被障眼法所障蔽,須知世間如夢非實,沒有事物永遠存在。(3)讓子女懂得奮發上進,自愛愛人,為人付出別無所求,那便是留給他們最大的財富。


繪圖生動活潑,增加故事吸引力,喚起閱讀興趣,將基本價值傳達給下一代。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,是「長效型」繪本。


《最好的傳家寶》

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