【业果 The Varieties of Karma 】公财如命 The communal asset is like one's life.
业果 ： 公财如命
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日常师父法语📡52B 15'34" ~ 16'34" 手抄稿第七册P134 L7
52B 15'34" ~ 16'34" Vol 7 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P134-L7
English Lamrim Vol 1 P219
【The Varieties of Karma】- The communal asset is like one's life.
Then later when I followed my teacher, he told us, "Personal asset is like the dirt, but the communal asset is like one's life." View your own money like the dirt. Why? You need to give it away! Well, then for something like dirt, you will feel disgusted when you see it. It is best if others would just take it away. That would be best! "Communal money is like one's life" or you can say communal properties are like your life. Oh-yo, when you suffer a little, no need to mention your life, even when a little ant stings or bites you, when an insect stings you, oh-yo, you just quickly drive them away. In any case, this is how we should protect and care for communal things. By then I knew that, "Oh! The real vows of Shramanera are not that easy to understand!" This is something worthy of our vigilance! Oh, now, for our own things, we would all work very hard for it, but for the communal duties, no one cares. That is because our karmic obscurations are too weighty. We do not have noble and virtuous characteristics. Therefore, here I will just briefly mention this. For those of you who sincerely wish to learn and practise, you must work hard from this point, must begin to work hard from this point!