In life, A lot things happen beyond our control, beyond our expectation, how do you face it?
Are you willing to accept it with open heart?
Are you rejecting it?
Are you enjoying the process?
When I was in Taiwan, I also took an opportunity to visit Buddha memorial Centre in Kao Shiong.
Sis & I took a day trip, we got a taxi to get to the destination.
Our aim was to visit the Buddha Memorial Centre, we thought Buddha Memorial Centre is inside Fo Guang San. It’s such a big monastery, we saw staircase after staircase, my body was in pain after more than 500 times of prostrations during receiving Bodhisattva precepts. However, We must keep walking in order to get to Buddha Memorial Centre, and pay respect to Buddha tooth relic.
During the journey, We were surprise that not many people visiting the monastery. We just enjoying our visit and asked around how to get to Buddha Memorial Centre. We just followed the direction and kept walking under a hot sun. Only Sis and I walked through the connecting path between Fo Guang San & Buddha Memorial Centre, to our surprise, we saw Chinese New Year set-up. It was so beautiful!
Finally, we arrived in the Buddha Memorial Centre. Look at it…..All our effort throughout the journey was worth it…
Only at end of the journey, we found out that we follow the wrong direction to get to Buddha Memorial Centre. If we turn right, we can walk straight to the Buddha Memorial Centre but we are going to miss the chance to visit to Fo Guang Shan.
We are glad that we keep our mind positively and enjoy the journey!
Follow the flow of life, you are going to discover the beauty of life!
“I promise myself that I will enjoy every minute of the day that is given me to live.”
By Thich Nhat Hanh