Letting go of frustration-woodmam

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Once Thomas starred in a famous film about Ehrenberg and Lawrence's campaign in the First World War, which was a huge success. His speech interspersed with the film - 'Ehrenbe in Palestine and Lawrence in Arabia' - was a big hit in London and around the world.

  He then spent two years preparing a film about life in India and Afghanistan. However something unfortunate happened - Thomas found himself broke. He remembers clearly that it was then that he had to go to the little restaurant down the street to eat very cheap food. He would not have been able to eat even that simple food if a Scotsman, the well-known painter Macabe, had not lent Thomas the money.

  However, when Thomas was faced with a huge debt, he was not as depressed as normal; instead he was happy and not worried. He knew that if he were to get downhearted by bad luck, he would be worthless in the eyes of people, especially creditors. So every morning before he went out to do his business, he bought a flower, put it in his lapel and walked up Oxford Street with his head held high. He was positive-minded and brave, and did not let setbacks get him down. For him, setbacks were part of the whole thing - a useful training exercise to climb to the top of his career.

  Don't try to "catch" everything if you want to be happy

  If you try to catch everything, you will end up catching nothing.

  Despite having empty hands, you want to catch everything, but you can't catch anything.

  There was an unlucky gambler who was so unlucky that he lost his gambling money and owed a lot of money to others. His wife also left him, leaving him with a house full of money and a lot of uncertainty, and his creditors were chasing him. He felt more and more that there was no point in living, so he jumped downstairs ......

  When he came to the underworld, he really hoped that he could join a good family and live a good life in the future.

  After seven or seventy-nine days, it was his ghost's turn to be reincarnated as a human being. The King of Hell asked him what he wanted. The gambling ghost said, "I want to be the son of a prime minister, the father of a scholar, to have ten thousand acres of good land, to have a mansion, to have flowers and fruits in the garden, to have many wives and concubines, to have a house full of jewels, a barn full of grains, a box full of gold and silver, to be a public official, to have a long and prosperous life. Another point, and the most important, is that one must win at every bet."

  The King of Hell said, "If I were to have such a good family, I might as well have gone myself, why should I let you go to reincarnation."

  At this time, an old woman-like female ghost came crying and crying to cry out her injustice, and she did not kneel down, there were many ghost pawns waiting for her, even the old King of Hell also respectfully came down to his seat and bowed: "Greetings to the old Buddha, what is the big deal for the old Buddha to personally bow to my palace, if there is something, just say hello, the young king will serve himself."

  The gambling ghost took a look and thought to himself, "Could it be the Empress Dowager Cixi of the former Qing dynasty as rumoured, could it be that the old one hasn't gone to reincarnation as a human being in these 100 years?" It turned out that her bones had been stripped by the warlords and all the jewels accompanying her burial had been stolen, so that she could not even afford to stay in a small inn on the road to the Yellow Springs.

  Hearing this, the King of Hell withdrew his respectful face and said, "At least grab some jewels and come to the underworld!"

  Cixi said, "Oh my! You are the king of the underworld, but you specialize in death, and you let go of both hands when people die.

  At this point, the ghost pawns were not polite, and did not help or assist her, leaving her soul unattached and wavering.

  Even the emperor had to bow down to her, and she had a great life, calling herself the Old Buddha.

  In the mountains of Guizhou, there are monkeys that often go down to steal the rice from the farmers, reaching out with their left hand to pick one and putting it under their right armpit; reaching out with their right hand to pick one and putting it under their left armpit. In this way, he thought he had picked a lot of rice, but in fact, after half a day's work, he had only gotten one. When the farmer finds it, it runs away in a hurry and loses even the last one, and if it is caught by the farmer, it may not even be its own life.

  If you go to a maternity hospital, you will see that all babies are born with their hands clasped tightly in the ground, but they want to grab everything, even though their hands are empty, but in fact they cannot grab anything. So they feel very aggrieved and cry desperately. The dead people we see at the funeral parlour, on the other hand, all have loosened their grip and can't grasp anything, so they have to die without a grunt. This is like a monkey trying to catch a bush, trying to catch everything, but in the end catching nothing.

  We have to live well in this world, do our duty as human beings, send out more light and more heat. When the stage of life closes, the mercury lamp emits its last blazing light and applause and cheers are heard, then the curtain can be thanked with peace of mind.

  Let go of fame

  The one who is not close to fame is clean, but the one who is close to it and does not stain it is especially clean; the one who is not aware of the wisdom and skill is high, but the one who knows it but does not use it is especially high.

  Those who have gained a certain amount of power and status in the world of fame and fortune should pay attention to virtue and follow nature if they want to hold on to their own piece of quiet land and seek peace in life. Mr. Hong Yingming said in his "Cai Gen Tan": "Those who are rich and famous, like the flowers in a mountain village, will be able to flourish from morality; those who come from merit, like the flowers in a pot, will be able to move and flourish. If one gets it by power, he is like a flower in a bottle or bowl, whose roots are not planted, and whose withering can be left to stand."

  The meaning of these words is: If one's glory and wealth is obtained through the exercise of benevolence and morality, it will be like a flower growing in nature, and will continue to flourish without end; if it is obtained through the establishment of merit, it will be like a flower planted in a vase, and will wither due to movement or changes in circumstances; if it is obtained through the exercise of power or selfishness, then it will be like a flower in a vase, and will soon wither away because it lacks soil for growth. It will soon wither because of the lack of soil for growth. This tells us to be wary of the blessings that are obtained by mere merit, opportunity or illegal means without moral cultivation, for they are either unsustainable, passing away in a flash, or they mean disaster and destruction. Only those who are virtuous will be able to appreciate the truth of this and keep the peace of life.

  In the Tang Dynasty, Guo Ziyi was crowned King of Fenyang and his palace was built in the capital Chang'an, in the Pro-Ren. Since its inauguration, the doors of the palace were kept wide open every day, allowing people to enter and leave freely, and Guo Ziyi did not allow anyone in his palace to interfere with this. One day, a general under Guo Ziyi's command was transferred to a foreign post and came to the palace to say goodbye. Knowing that there were no taboos in Guo Ziyi's house, he went all the way into the inner sanctum. It so happened that he saw Guo Ziyi's wife and his beloved daughter dressing up, while the king, Guo Ziyi, was serving them, asking the king to pass a handkerchief one moment and to bring water the next, treating the king like a slave. The general did not dare to ridicule Guo Ziyi at the time, but when he returned home, he could not help telling his family about it, and so word spread, and within a few days the whole capital was talking about it as a joke. Guo Ziyi heard nothing of it, but his sons felt that it was a great loss of face for the king. They decided to make a suggestion to their father. They came together and asked their father to order him to close the gates and keep out any strangers, just like the other royal residences. When Guo Zi Yi laughed at this, several of his sons cried and knelt down to beg him. One son said, "Father, you have a distinguished career, and everyone in the world respects you, but you yourself do not respect yourself, and you let them enter the inner mansion at will, no matter what they are. The sons believe that even Yi Yin, the wise minister of the Shang dynasty, and Huo Guang, the great general of the Han dynasty, could not do what you did."

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