眾 志 成 城

 


 

興建靈泉寺時資金不足,工人難請。

大清早,法師們悄悄相約下山,分頭托缽。

和尚總是慈悲的說:不用這樣,沒有關係的。

但深夜止靜後,工地上卻有個人影默默做工,

一位法師尋聲而至,看見的是,和尚。

一日,另一位法師,發現和尚在角落搬石頭,

趕緊過去接手說:師父,我來做就好。

 和尚卻眼也不抬的說:「你賺你的,我賺我的。」

工人下班後,師徒不分彼此,胼手胝足,

黑夜做工,從平地砌石頭,到一磚磚砌牆,

一片片砌瓦,努力耕耘,禪堂、齋堂、雲來堂……便陸陸續續從地上長了出來。

 


 

 Personal Merits and Group Achievement

 

When constructing the Ling Chuan Monastery, there were not enough funds to make the payroll, so it was difficult to hire workers. Early one morning, the monks gathered silently and decided to go out and solicit alms. When the Master found out about it, he said compassionately, “There is no need to do this. It will be okay.”

But late at night while everyone else was sleeping, there was one person working silently at the construction site. When one of the monks went out to check, he found that it was the Master.

On another day, a monk found that the Master was moving stones to a corner. He hurried over to help him and said, “Shifu, please just let us do that.” Without even lifting his head, the Master said, “You earn your merits, I’ll earn mine.”

When the workers were through and left for the day, the Master and all the disciples continued to work at night. On empty ground, they laid stones, built walls with bricks, and put tiles on the roofs. They worked diligently. One by one, the Chan Hall, Dining Hall, Lecture Hall, as well as other buildings all gradually stood tall from the ground.

 

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