礼赞岛民

6月18日

如果你是一位佛教徒,不亲自来到加拿大爱德华王子岛,是无法想像一𠆤红发碧眼的洋人国度里,竟然可以看到威仪与学养出众的僧众,听到千古传来袅袅的梵音。

如果,没有善知识的智慧抉择,没有心胸宽广、包容心大的岛民,没有幽静环境利于修行,没有四季气候涵养修行人的风骨,那么佛陀讲演的真理,无法在异域萌芽、壮大,甚至是结果。

这一方土地上的平凡人民,因实践了信仰共荣的和平而显得伟大!壮哉,p岛!美哉,岛民!

Bravo to all P Islanders!

If you are a Buddhist, you must go to Prince Edward Island, Canada. This place is truly amazing! For instance, would you expect to see prestigious Buddhist monks in a country where the majority of the people are natural blonde hair, redheads, blue/green eyed Caucasian? Would you expect to hear the sacred Buddhist Sutra chanting driven with the wind in this island too.

Without teachers with supreme wisdom, it is impossible to build a community of compassionate and open-minded islanders; impossible to learn and practise Dharma in such a conducive environment; impossible to find true and lifelong practitioners who persevere throughout harsh changing seasons.

Without the guidance from teachers, do you think we have a chance to learn the great teachings of Buddha? Do you think we can grow spiritually in this island, just like a seed will sprout and ultimately grow to blossom as a flower or bear fruit?

The P islanders are ordinary people, just like you and me, but because of their faith and belief in religious harmony, make them respectable and great!  Hooray, P island!  Bravo to all P islanders!