Words to Volunteers: What is Happening to Our World

Sunday, 08 September 2013 00:00 Tzu Chi Foundation
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Select teachings and points made by Master in the Morning Volunteer Assembly

Part I

Part II

Part III


Part I

Look at the headline news from around the world. We see flooding in a large part of China and wildfires raging in the U.S.:


We are very concerned about the environment, which we depend on for survival. What should we do to help?



Part II

While it is very hot here in Taiwan, we see news about wildfires in the U.S. and a factory fire in the U.K., fires which are threatening human lives and destroying communities. What can we do when faced with such heartwrenching devastation? At such a time, we need to feel people's suffering as our own and care for people in need in our community. By practicing the spirit of a living bodhisattva, we can create blessings for the community so there can be a better future.



Part III

When we pay attention to and care about what is happening in the world, we can't help but wonder why there are so many disasters putting so many people into situations of hardship. We really need to work harder to bring out people's love—collectively, we can do a lot of good to benefit society as a whole. This is something that affects our wellbeing and survival.


Compiled by the Jing Si Abode English Editorial Team, from Morning Volunteer Assembly teachings given in July 2013

 


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