【修持轨理 The Meditation Session】饮食知量者-非太减少 Appropriate diet – Not eating too little

【修持轨理 - 未修中间如何行者】-饮食知量者-非太减少

还有一个老太太到美国来,她今年八十七岁了,她自己叙述她,她八十七岁当然不做事情了,她前几年八十岁的时候啊,她还自己一个挑担子。问她吃些什么啊?唉!你们有人去过,有人没去过,我现在告诉你们,她大陆上面那时候文化大革命,那个时候真是苦得啊,那个哪有什么现在我们这么吃东西啊!那个譬如说我们现在菜黄了以后,那都是丢掉了;她们还有黄菜吃啊?我的天啊!唉!那个捡到随便一点点,那一点都舍不得。那个萝卜拔出来那须须掉在地下,一定拿出来洗洗干净,一样就把它吃了,就这样的!那个粗糠拿来,那个细糠也拿来吃,就吃这些! 还有什么营养?还有什么维他命?还有什么蛋白质?但是她今年八十岁啰!她还跑得去挑一百多斤的东西,这个老人家我亲眼看见。她的儿子就是在洛杉矶顶好超级市场的一个老板。你们每一个人都可以亲眼……哦,她跑得精神好得很!

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日常师父法语26A 14’40” 手抄稿第四册 P50LL4

26A 14’40”  Vol 4 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P50LL4
English Lamrim Vol 1 P105

【Meditation Session】
【What to do in between meditation sessions】
【Appropriate diet – Not eating too little】

There was an elderly lady who came to U.S. This year she is 87-year-old. She described herself that since she is 87, of course she has stopped working. Few years back when she was 80-year-old, she could still shoulder heavy loads of things. We asked her, “What do you eat?” Ah! Some of you have been there. Some of you haven't. Let me tell you now, during the Cultural Revolution in Mainland China, it was such a hard time. Who would be eating the food that we have now! For example, when the vegetable leaves turned yellow, we would throw them away. Do they even have yellow vegetable leaves to eat? My goodness! Ah! With the little bit of food that you could pick up, you would treasure it and not bear to throw it away. When the carrot was plucked out from the ground and small bits of its roots fall to the ground, they would certainly be picked up, washed and eaten. Just like that! Be it whether the carrots looked fat or thin, they were all eaten. That was all they ate! What nutrition was there? What vitamin was there? What protein was there? But she was 80 years old! She still could shoulder something as heavy as more than 50 kilogram. I have seen this elderly person personally. Her son is one of the owners of the Wellcome supermarket in Los Angeles. You can see it with your own eyes…oh, when she ran, she was full of energy!