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Buddha, why don’t you help me? ----Short story but moralizing myriads!

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post on 2016-5-7 19:12:54 | show all floors |reading mode
Buddha, why don’t you help me? ----Short story but moralizingmyriads!
佛祖!你为什么不帮我?故事不长点化无数人
There was one temple in SouthMountain, which consecrated a Buddha inside. A legend had been going that theBuddha was very efficacious to help all the disciples fulfill their dreams onlywhen they prayed sincerely.
南山上有一座寺庙,里面供奉着一尊佛祖。传说这尊佛祖非常灵验,只要信徒心诚意正的许愿,佛祖都会大发慈悲,帮助信徒圆他的梦。
One disciple heard about this, inorder to show his extreme sincerity, he decided to carry fruits, steamed bunsand so on as offerings by himself step by step until the top of the SouthMountain. All he prepared was for praying his dream to the Buddha on Buddha’sbirthday.     
  有一个信徒听说了这件事后,他为了表示虔诚的心,在佛祖诞辰日时,亲自背着水果、馒头等供品,一步一步地爬上南山,准备在佛祖生日时,向佛祖许愿。
He climbed across one mountain byanother without even a stop. So as to show his respectful heart to the Buddha, hedared not lay down the offerings for a second rest even being with sweatstreaming down his back.
  他爬过一山又一山,当汗流浃背时,他怕失了恭敬的心,说什么也不肯放下祭礼,稍作休息;当身疲力竭时,他怕耽误了供奉的时辰,说什么也不肯慢下脚步,稍作停留。
After suffering innumerable trialsand hardships, he finally arrived the temple.
  历尽千辛万苦,虔诚的信徒终于到了寺庙。
Then, he reverently serve his offeringson the altar, kneed on the ground, put his palms together devoutly and began topray to the Buddha, “My efficacious Buddha, I have been taking exams to getscholarly honor for already ten years, but failed each time. Here, I pray mywish with every faithful bit of my heart, please let it come true by yourboundless supernatural power for my sincere sake. ”
  他恭敬的将供品摆上供桌,噗通一声跪在地上,双手合十诚敬的向佛祖祷告说:灵验的佛祖啊!我已经考了十年功名,却都一直无法如愿。你的法力无边,请你看在我这么虔诚的份上,让我今年金榜题名吧!”
After finishing his prayer, he clearedaway all the offerings then back home.
  信徒虔诚的祷告完之后,收拾起供品准备打道回府。
By leaving not very far from thetemple, he saw a beggar stretching out his hands and begging to him, “Mygenerous donor, I have been suffering hunger for three days, please, just giveme a little to eat.”
  他刚走出庙门不远,就看见一个乞丐伸手向他乞讨说:大方的施主呀!我已经饿了三天三夜了,请你可怜可怜我,给我一点吃的充充饥吧!”
The disciple was fed up with thebeggar’s dirty, waved his hands and said, “go away! Be careful, don’t let yourtattered clothing dirty my offerings that I must bring back for my wife andchildren only. ”
信徒看到乞丐脏兮兮的模样,露出嫌恶的表情挥挥手,说:!!瞧你又破又烂,别弄脏我的供品,我的供品还要带回家给妻子儿女吃呢!哪里有你的份!”
The beggar kowtowed to him continuallyand begged, “My decent generous donor, I’m starved, please, even only a verylittle of food can save me, oh, please! ”
  乞丐不断地磕头乞求,说:大方的施主呀!我就快饿死了,只要给我一点点吃的就够了呀!请你救救我吧!”
Being scared of robbing by thebeggar, he hastened to carry the offerings on his shoulders, and run quickly downthe mountain, left the poor weak beggar crouching his body and hunkering on theroadside of the mountain with his only tattered carpet.   
  信徒怕乞丐来抢他的供品,赶紧扛起供品,头也不回的跑下山去。乞丐饿的全身无力,裹着身上仅有的破毛毯,缩着身子蹲在山路旁。
It turned to the deep darkgradually, and became more and more cold outside, the beggar wreathed his tremblingbody tightly with his ragged carpet.   
  夜,渐渐深了,天气也愈来愈凉了,乞丐用破毛毯把自己直打哆嗦的身体紧紧裹住。
Suddenly a small crippled strayeddog came out, limped slowly to the beggar, drilling its body to a corner of hiscarpet, leaned beside him closely in order to get warm.
  不知从哪里突然冒出一只瘦小的瘸腿流浪狗,一瘸一瘸地跑到乞丐身边,钻进毛毯一角,紧紧依偎在乞丐身旁取暖。
The beggar saw the dirty dog nextto him, kicked it angrily, and shouted, “Get out! Look, your whole filthy body!Don’t let it dirty my carpet which is for my use only. ”
  乞丐看到流浪狗身上脏兮兮的,生气的踹了流浪狗一脚,喊道:!!瞧你混身脏兮兮的,别弄脏了我的毛毯,这里可没有你窝身的地方。
The strayed dog suffered the painand run away with tears which was frozen to death at that night near to thegate of the temple.
  流浪狗挨不起痛,泪眼汪汪的慢慢跑开,当天晚上就冻死在寺庙的大门边。
The next day, the beggar didn’tdie from the cold owing to his carpet but, died for lack of food.
  第二天,乞丐虽然有毛毯裹身没有被冻死,但是也因为缺少食物而饿死了。
Half a year was gone, the devoutdisciple failed again for his scholarly honor.
  半年后,虔诚的信徒进京赴考又落榜了。
He furiously run up to the SouthMountain, and grumbled to the Buddha, “You, completely a liar! Say what your supernaturalpower is? Why can’t you help me even just pass a simple exam!”
  他气冲冲的跑上南山,向佛祖抱怨说:说什么你的法力无边,根本都是骗人的,如果你真的灵验,为什么连一个简单的考试都没有办法帮我,还让我名落孙山?”
The Buddha fetched out the honorlist, asked the disciple, “Why should I help you?”
  佛祖拿出榜单,问信徒:为什么我要帮你?”
The disciple answered, “I carriedall the offerings and climbed up to the mountain by myself without even a stop soas to consecrate you before your birthday. For such kind of faith of mine, youought to!”
  信徒回答:我虔诚的扛着供品上山,为了赶在你的诞辰日之前来到庙里,一刻也不敢休息,光是这份诚意,你就应该帮我。
At that moment, the Buddha calleddown the spirit of the beggar by his supernatural power. The beggar whinedloudly to the disciple, “I only begged you for a little to eat but you refused.Why should the Buddha help such kind of person who do not give any alms tothose in need. Well, my respectful Buddha, how can you be so cruel that wouldrather let me starve to death nor granting me even a little to eat. Don’t youhave even a bit of mercy? ”
  这时, 佛祖用法力招来乞丐的灵魂,乞丐的灵魂向信徒大声哀嚎,说:我只求你给我一点吃的,让我填饱肚子,你都不肯,连这一点施舍之心都没有,佛祖为什么要帮助你?不过佛祖呀!你也真是残忍,宁可眼睁睁的看着我饿死,也不肯赐一点东西给我吃,难道你没有一点怜悯之心吗?”
The Buddha called down again thespirit of the strayed dog which was barking loudly to the beggar, “I only beggedyou for sharing a little warm by your carpet which causes you nothing in loss,but you refused. Why should the disciple help you, and so did the Buddha? ”
  佛祖又招来流浪狗的灵魂,流浪狗的灵魂向乞丐大声吠叫,说:我只求你让我窝在毛毯旁,给我一点毛毯的温暖,对你来说根本没有任何损失,你都不肯,信徒为什么要施舍你?佛祖又为什么要怜悯你?”
In the end, the Buddha said to boththe disciple and the beggar, “You listen, just like lifting a finger of mine, it’seasy for me to satisfy every need of you both! But, you grudge even a little toshare when you are easily able to! Then how can you get help by others when youare in need? Remember, every good result comes out from each good thought ofour mind!”
  最后,佛祖对着信徒说,让你金榜题名;再对着乞丐说,让你丰衣足食,对我来说都是,举手之劳。可是,你们连自己力所能及,可以轻易帮助别人的时候,都不肯付出,让我如何帮助你们!自己不种善因,又怎么能求来善果呢?

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