Người ta vì ái dục sinh ra lo nghĩ; vì lo nghĩ sinh ra sợ sệt. Nếu lìa khỏi ái dục thì còn chi phải lo, còn chi phải sợ?Kinh Bốn mươi hai chương
Chớ khinh tội nhỏ, cho rằng không hại; giọt nước tuy nhỏ, dần đầy hồ to! (Do not belittle any small evil and say that no ill comes about therefrom. Small is a drop of water, yet it fills a big vessel.)Kinh Đại Bát Niết-bàn
Những chướng ngại không thể làm cho bạn dừng lại. Nếu gặp phải một bức tường, đừng quay lại và bỏ cuộc, hãy tìm cách trèo lên, vượt qua hoặc đi vòng qua nó. (Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. )Michael Jordon
Người biết xấu hổ thì mới làm được điều lành. Kẻ không biết xấu hổ chẳng khác chi loài cầm thú.Kinh Lời dạy cuối cùng
Ai sống quán bất tịnh, khéo hộ trì các căn, ăn uống có tiết độ, có lòng tin, tinh cần, ma không uy hiếp được, như núi đá, trước gió.Kinh Pháp cú (Kệ số 8)
Người tốt không cần đến luật pháp để buộc họ làm điều tốt, nhưng kẻ xấu thì luôn muốn tìm cách né tránh pháp luật. (Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.)Plato
Đừng than khóc khi sự việc kết thúc, hãy mỉm cười vì sự việc đã xảy ra. (Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. )Dr. Seuss
Kẻ hung dữ hại người cũng như ngửa mặt lên trời mà phun nước bọt. Nước bọt ấy chẳng lên đến trời, lại rơi xuống chính mình.Kinh Bốn mươi hai chương
Thành công không phải điểm cuối cùng, thất bại không phải là kết thúc, chính sự dũng cảm tiếp tục công việc mới là điều quan trọng. (Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.)Winston Churchill
Cuộc đời là một tiến trình học hỏi từ lúc ta sinh ra cho đến chết đi. (The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning. )Jiddu Krishnamurti

Trang chủ »» Danh mục »» TỦ SÁCH RỘNG MỞ TÂM HỒN »» none »» Amrita and the Elephants »»

none
»» Amrita and the Elephants

(Lượt xem: 2.538)
Xem trong Thư phòng    Xem định dạng khác    Xem Mục lục  Vietnamese || Đối chiếu song ngữ


       

Văn học Phật giáo - Amrita và những con voi

Font chữ:


SÁCH AMAZON



Mua bản sách in

Relax, close your eyes and picture a little Indian girl called Amrita who was always worrying. One day she worried so much she managed to frighten not just herself but her entire village. Would you like to know what happened? Listen carefully to her story.

It was a lovely sunny afternoon and Amrita was sitting under a tree at the edge of the forest. Birds twittered in the branches and fluffy white clouds sailed across the sky.

“I don't like the look of those clouds,” Amrita was thinking to herself “It’s sunny now, but what if it starts to rain? I'll be completely soaked by the time I get home.”

Amrita began to wring her hands. “And what if it rains and rains and there’s a flood? Everything will be washed away - the farms, the animals and the village, too!”

Just at that moment the ground began to shake, there was an almighty crash, and a wave of dust rolled through the trees toward her. Birds flew from the branches into the sky, squawking in alarm.

“What could that be?” Amrita cried out. “It must be an earthquake! Nothing else could make that much noise!” She scrambled to her feet in terror.

“I must run away,” she told herself “I must run for my life!

Armita didn't wait to see what was happening in the forest. If she had, she would have seen a group of young elephants playing chase among the trees. Even though they were only young, the elephants were still very large and very heavy - and the ground shook beneath their feet.

Armita ran away from the trees and up to the village. She run right past her two friends Tylanni and Gomin, who were racing their bikes along the street.

“What's wrong, Amrita?” they called out.

“The world’s ending,” cried Amrita, who kept on running. “What do you mean, the world's ending?” asked Tylanni, frightened already. She and Gomin chased after Amrita.

“There was a great earthquake! I saw trees crashing to the ground! Our village will be destroyed!” cried Amrita.

The children shrieked. As they hurried through the village, everyone they met grew afraid as well.

“What’s wrong?” people asked. “What's happened?”

“It’s the end of the world,” Amrita called out breathlessly.

Word spread through the village that the world was ending. A crowd of frightened children and adults were soon running in panic, looking for somewhere to hide. The donkeys, horses, cows, pigs, cats and dogs were all running, too. Everyone was following Amrita.

Ashoka, Amrita’s father, saw his daughter charging up the hill toward their house, followed by a huge crowd.

He put his hands up and shouted very loudly, “Stop!”

“Daddy, the world’s ending!” cried Amrita.

“It's an earthquake,” shouted Eila, the mechanic.

“No, I heard it was a tornado,” yelled Akash, the postman.

“You're both wrong, the moon is falling out of the sky,” cried Deepa, the baker.

Donkeys brayed, dogs barked, cats meowed and pigs squealed. The crowd stopped running and fell into arguing about how the world was ending.

Ashoka lifted his daughter up into his arms. She felt safe there and began to calm down. Ashoka asked the crowd, “Why are you so frightened?”

“There was an earthquake,” answered Rahul, the farmer.

“Who felt the earthquake?” asked Ashoka.

“My friend Chiko told me,” said Rahul.

“I was told by Gomin and Tylanni,” said Chiko.

“Gomin and Tylanni, what did you see?” asked Ashoka.

“Oh, we didn't see anything, Amrita told us about it,” they explained.

“It's true Daddy, I felt the earthquake,” said Amrita.

“Tell me what happened’ said Ashoka.

“Well, I was sitting under a tree at the edge of the forest, when the earth began to shake and tremble. I heard trees crash behind me, and a huge wave of dust rolled over me. There were screams and screeches from the animals. It was awful and really frightening.” As Amrita spoke, her voice began to quiver with fear again.

“All right, I think we should go and have a look in the forest,” said Ashoka.

“Oh no, Daddy, I’m too scared. We’ll be killed. We should get as far away as possible,” cried Amrita.

“You’ll be fine. I’ll keep you safe. You know I wouldn't let anything happen to you,” said Ashoka gently to his daughter.

Ashoka carried Amrita back to the forest. The crowd followed cautiously at a distance. As they got close Amrita cried out. “See, Daddy, the trees have fallen down! And listen to the animals!” She covered her eyes with her hands.

“Amrita, it’s okay. The world's not ending,” said her father.

When Amrita opened her eyes she saw the young elephants chasing each other through the trees, trumpeting in excitement. As they crashed into the trees, the earth shook and clouds of dust rose from beneath their huge feet.

Ashoka turned to his daughter. “You frightened yourself,” he said. “The elephants are just playing. There was nothing to be afraid of, provided you didn't get too close to them. Next time you feel frightened, take time to check what’s actually happening. Don’t rush to act before you have enough information.”

Amrita nodded her head slowly.

“You see, my daughter, how you have needlessly frightened yourself and the whole village? And this all happened through the power of your mind.”

Amrita bowed her head. “I’m sorry Daddy. I'll try not to jump to conclusions in future.”

Ashoka hugged his daughter. “All right then, let’s go home now.” They turned and walked toward the village.

“So the world’s not ending?” asked a latecomer as the crowd drifted away and people went back to their work.

“No, not today,” laughed Amrita. “I made a mistake. It was all in my imagination.”

The mind is very powerful and jumping to conclusions can get you into all sorts of bother. Take time to be sure of what you have actually seen, heard or felt before deciding what to do next.



    « Xem chương trước «      « Sách này có 1178 chương »       » Xem chương tiếp theo »
» Tải file Word về máy » - In chương sách này

_______________

MUA THỈNH KINH SÁCH PHẬT HỌC

DO NXB LIÊN PHẬT HỘI PHÁT HÀNH




Tự lực và tha lực trong Phật giáo


Hạnh phúc là điều có thật


Pháp bảo Đàn kinh


Kinh Kim Cang

Mua sách qua Amazon sẽ được gửi đến tận nhà - trên toàn nước Mỹ, Canada, Âu châu và Úc châu.

XEM TRANG GIỚI THIỆU.






DONATION

Quý vị đang truy cập từ IP 3.237.2.4 và chưa ghi danh hoặc đăng nhập trên máy tính này. Nếu là thành viên, quý vị chỉ cần đăng nhập một lần duy nhất trên thiết bị truy cập, bằng email và mật khẩu đã chọn.
Chúng tôi khuyến khích việc ghi danh thành viên ,để thuận tiện trong việc chia sẻ thông tin, chia sẻ kinh nghiệm sống giữa các thành viên, đồng thời quý vị cũng sẽ nhận được sự hỗ trợ kỹ thuật từ Ban Quản Trị trong quá trình sử dụng website này.
Việc ghi danh là hoàn toàn miễn phí và tự nguyện.

Ghi danh hoặc đăng nhập

Thành viên đang online:
Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn Khoanguyen7654 Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn Vạn Phúc Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn QuangDuc Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn William Thanhha Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn caokiem Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn Huệ Trí 1975 Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn Minh Hữu Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn Khánh Nga Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn DRAGONMAN Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn maithanh151 Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn Quảng Khang Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn Tam Thien Tam Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn Thiện Diệu Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn Minhkhang2110 Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn Nguyên Cát Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn Trương Quang Quý Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn Trần thị Tố Hương Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn John Pham Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn Hidivi Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn Nguyễn Văn Binh Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn Quảng Huy Nguyên Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn Pascal Bui Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn vokhulai Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn Chanhniem Forever Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn haimanuel Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn Trì Pháp Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn Ngọc Châu Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn Donna Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn cuongpt58 Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn tuấn phương Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn van chương Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn Tuệ Quang Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn FULLBRIGHTDANG Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn Khang Minh Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn Phạm Bửu Hà Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn Thái Tường Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn Trần Thị Huyền Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn Viên Hiếu Thành Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn quỳnh Tiên Rộng Mở Tâm Hồn Nguyên Ngọc ... ...

Việt Nam (999 lượt xem) - Trung Hoa (50 lượt xem) - Senegal (35 lượt xem) - Hoa Kỳ (11 lượt xem) - Saudi Arabia (3 lượt xem) - ... ...