Saturday, February 12, 2011
[Original from: http://www.heartlandsangha.org/good_day.html]
“Every day is a good day” is a simple statement, but very few know its real meaning. The “good day” does not refer to a nice day as compared to a bad day. It means the absolute, not the relative, day. Today is the absolute day, the only day in the eternity of time. Today is never repeated. Every day is fresh and new just as one’s life is new each day. Every day is a good day, but the good is not of one’s own making. It is good in the original, or absolute, sense—rain or shine, war or peace, sickness or health. The past is only reference; the future is only hope. Today is real.
Editor’s Note: This is from Rev. Gyomay Kubose’s book "Zen Koans." Reprinted by permission of the author.
”Every day is a good day” is what my 11 years old nephew posted on his blog, he setup his first blog recently and I saw from one of his post quoted this sentence. I don’t know where he learned it, probably from the local movie
为什么会突发奇想的想把这一篇文章跟大家分享呢？原因是我那就读小学6年级的外甥最近弄了个部落格，里面的其中一篇文章他就写到了 “天天好天”。也许最近他去看了本地电影 《天天好天》 而学到了这句话，但还是令我感到非常的震撼，一位只有11岁的小学生却有如此积极乐观的想法，让我这 “大人” 汗颜。每次看他来到我家不是上面子书就是玩线上游戏，除了好玩的一面，原来他也有自己的 “生活哲理”，虽然简单但引人深思。“天天好天” 应该是从禅里引用出来的，佛理原来无处不在，我今天算是从我的外甥那边上了这一课。
Posted by Archan Tia on Saturday, February 12, 2011