Past Life and Present Life
Once upon a time, there was a scholar who had an appointment with his fiancée to get married on a certain day of a certain month in a certain year. On that day, the fiancée married someone else. Scholars have been hit by this and can’t afford to be sick.
At this time, a traveling monk passed by and took out a mirror from his arms and asked the scholar to look at it. The scholar saw the vast ocean, and a murdered woman was lying naked on the beach. A person passing by, took a look, shook his head, and left. Another person passed by, took off his clothes, covered the woman’s body, and left. Another person passed by, went over, dug a hole, and carefully buried the body.
The monk explained that the female corpse on the beach is your fiancée’s previous life. You are the second person to pass by and once gave her a dress. She is in love with you in this life, just to repay you. But in the end, she wants to repay the person who lives forever, the last person to bury her, and that person is his current husband. The scholar realized his illness and healed.
The Child’s Heart
A single woman had just moved. She found a poor family living next door, a widow and two children. One night, there was a sudden power failure in that area, and the woman had to light a candle by herself.
After a while, she suddenly heard someone knock on the door. It turned out to be the child of the neighbour next door. He asked nervously, “Auntie, do you have candles in your house?” The woman thought: Is their family so poor that they don’t even have candles? Don’t borrow them, lest you be dependent on them! So, he yelled at the child and said, “No!”
Just as she was about to close the door, the poor boy showed a smile of love and said, “I knew that there must be no candles in your house!” After finishing speaking, he took out two candles from his arms and said, “Mom and I were afraid that you would live alone without candles, so I brought two to send you.” At this moment, the woman blamed herself and was moved to tears, and she hug the child tightly in her arms.
There was a small town that hadn’t rained for a long time, causing heavy losses to the local crops, so the priest gathered everyone and prepared to hold a prayer meeting in the church to pray for rain. There was a little girl in the crowd. Because she was too small, almost no one could see her, but she also came to participate in the rain prayer meeting.
At this time, the priest noticed what the little girl had brought, and excitedly pointed at her on the stage: “That little sister touched me very much!” So, everyone looked in the direction of his fingers.
The pastor went on to say, “We came to pray today for God to rain, but she was the only one in the whole synagogue with an umbrella today!” Everyone took a closer look, and sure enough, a small red umbrella hung next to her seat; at this time, everyone was quiet for a while, followed by a burst of applause and tears intertwined with the beauty.
Sometimes we have to say: children are not small at all; they are actually very big! Their love is great! Their confidence is great!
We are only inconvenient for three hours
Luckily, I booked a ticket back to my husband’s house with my husband that day. After getting on the bus, I found a lady sitting in our seat. My husband motioned to me to sit next to her first but did not ask the lady to give way. I took a closer look and found that her right foot was a little inconvenient, so I realized why my husband didn’t ask her to give up her seat.
He just stood from Chiayi to Taipei, and never told the lady that the seat belonged to him. After getting off the bus, I said to him, who was distressed about her husband “Giving way is a good deed, but for so long from Chiayi to Taipei, you can ask her to return her seat to you halfway and let you sit down.” The husband said, “People are not convenient for a lifetime, and we are only inconvenient for these three hours.”
When my husband said that I was very touched. Having such a good husband who is kind and unwelcome makes me feel that the world has become much gentler.
If the mind turns, the world may be different from then on. In life, everything could turn, depending on how we think and turn. We may not succeed in three minutes, but maybe if it takes that minute, life will be different from now on.
The elderly couple lives in a hotel
One early spring night, everyone was asleep, and an elderly couple walked into a hotel, but the hotel was full.
The clerk at the front desk couldn’t bear to let the old couple go to find other hotel late at night, so he led them to a room: “Maybe it’s not the best, but at least you don’t have to run around.”
When the old man saw the neat and clean house, he lived in happily with his wife.
The next day, when they were about to check out, the waiter said, “No, because you live in my room. I wish you a pleasant journey!”
It turned out that he himself spent the whole night at the front desk. The old man was very touched and said, “My child, you are the best hotel operator I have ever seen. You will be rewarded.” The clerk smiled, sent the old man out, and turned around and forgot about it.
One day, he received a letter with a one-way ticket to New York, and he came to a magnificent building as indicated in the letter. It turned out that late at night he received a billionaire and his wife. The rich man bought a big hotel for the clerk and was convinced that he would manage the big hotel well.
This is the legendary story of the famous Hilton Hotel and his first manager.
The cause and effect are in your own hands! When the masters have not yet clearly defined their grand goals in life, they have done the present things with their heart!
Everyone is a waiter, and greatness always starts with serving others first. How great a person’s ability to serve others is, how great is his life’s achievement!
The clerk was Boldt and the elderly gent was William Waldorf Astor. The building he pointed to was the Waldorf Astoria, in all its glory.
William Waldorf “Willy” Astor, 1st Viscount Astor
(March 31, 1848 – October 18, 1919) was an American-British attorney, politician, businessman (hotels and newspapers), and philanthropist. Astor was a scion of the very wealthy Astor family of New York City. He moved to Britain in 1891, became a British subject in 1899, and was made a peer as Baron Astor in 1916 and Viscount Astor in 1917 for his contributions to war charities.