作 生 日

 

 

 

一位居士,想為和尚作生日,

問和尚,生日是何年何日,

和尚笑一笑沒有回答。

居士感到疑惑,於是再問一次。

和尚說:「有生就有死,出家人不作生日。」

 



 

Birthday Party

 

A lay disciple wanted to organize a birthday celebration for the Master and asked the Master for the date of his birth. The Master smiled but did not answer. The disciple was perplexed, so he asked again.

The Master said, “Where there is birth, there is death. Monks do not celebrate birthdays.”

 

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