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清貧致福-英

          作  者 :   釋證嚴
  語  言

:   英文

  定  價 :   RM42.00
  裝  訂 :   25開平裝版 208
  EAN :   9789866661440

 

 
From Austerity to Prosperity (清貧致福)
 

內容簡介

證嚴上人說:「清,是清淨、自在;貧,是生活清淡、節儉,不需求物資豐富。能將欲念縮小、保持清淨,在不匱乏的環境下,不畏辛苦地投入利他與社會的事,就是清貧的生活。 

全球氣候異常,驚世災難頻仍,是我們警醒的時機。上人提出「清貧生活」以對治奢華風氣,鼓勵人人知足快樂、簡樸節約,希望能匯聚眾人的力量產生善的效應,對大環境造成好的影響。


本書分上編〈遠離奢華〉、下編〈清流時尚〉,從「你可以這樣做」,可了解上人倡導回歸原味自然的生活,如何簡化複雜的生活需求、勤用雙手良能;如何減少垃圾、少浪費,以及省水、省電、

省紙;在工作場域,少酒食與應酬;如何減去煩惱是非、少憂鬱、多助人;從力行減碳,乃至食衣

住行,如何從少食獲致身心健康、簡單素樸等,實質體現遠離奢華之易,讓克己復禮清流蔚為時尚。 

「你還可以這樣做」,則是上項的延伸與小妙方;「生活的智慧」則集合各種生活巧思;「環保小百科」則是補充書中提到的相關概念,裨益讀者明瞭。本書圖文並陳、全書彩頁,以圖像呈現上人所舉諸多實例,其中不乏小人物卻恆持大願力,迄今仍力行不輟者,或者構築清貧生活的願景。


Shelter: Big Heart or Big House?


In our modern society, most people have abundant food and clothing. Some think that since they have money they should use it to enjoy life. However, they are not content even when they own a large mansion decorated extravagantly. How, then, can they ever be happy? Does a house really need to be so luxurious?


I often think that people only need a bed three feet wide and six feet long to sleep comfortably. The place we live in need only be clean and able to shelter us from the elements. Sufficient food, sound sleep, and warm clothing are the essentials in life. All the material things we have are merely tools to help us in our lives.


We must learn how to manage our domestic affairs. When we have enough, we should learn to treasure what we have and use it well. When we are lacking, we should not fuss or complain.


Happiness does not come from owning lots of material wealth. True wealth is in our heart. If our heart is not content, we cannot be considered rich.


Therefore, rather than pursuing the comforts of a large house, we should broaden our hearts and feel more at ease. Once we change our mindset, we will be able to use our money to benefit others. The most satisfying life is one in which we cultivate good affinities with others and accumulate blessings.


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