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我爱分享之《历史上最伟大的赚钱秘密》一 引言篇

(2010-02-18 23:04:16)
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在分享受这本电子书内容之前我要纠正我一个错误:我在“我爱分享新浪博客欢迎大家

光临”这篇文章提到一本书叫《世界最伟大的赚钱秘密》这本书真的名字应该叫

《历史上最伟大的赚钱秘密》( The Greatest Money-Making Secret in History!)。我也是看了英文名才知道,现在纠正。

我爱分享之《历史上最伟大的赚钱秘密》正式登场:引言篇

布施的力量

引言

 

作者:John Harricharan

 

 

那是几年前的一个炎热的夏天,我正要去杂货店买些东西。那时,我经常要去超市买东西,因为我从来没有足够的钱一次性的买下够吃一个星期的食物。

 

要知道,当时我年轻的妻子,在经历了与癌症的痛苦的争斗后,几个月前刚刚离开人世。由于没有买保险,所以也没有保险赔偿金,她留下的只有一大堆帐单。我有一个兼职工作,连供养我的两个孩子的生活都很紧张;情况确实糟糕。

 

那天,带着我仅有的4美元和一个糟糕透了的心情,我又去超市了,准备买一加仑的牛奶和一条面包。孩子们已经饿了,我总得给他们点儿东西吃。路上,在我等红灯的时候,我注意到路的右边有一个年轻人,一个少妇和一个孩子站在路边的草坪上。午间酷热的阳光无情的蒸烤着他们。

 

那个年轻人举着一个牌子,上面写着:“愿意为食物工作”。那个夫人站在他的身边,目光怔怔的看着等候绿灯的车辆。孩子可能只有两岁,坐在草地上,手里抱着一个只剩一只手臂的玩偶。我盯着这个景象,看了足足30秒钟,直到绿灯亮起。

 

我多么希望我能够给他们几元钱啊——但是如果那样的话,我就没有买牛奶和面包的钱了。4美元只能买这些东西。绿灯亮了,我看了他们最后一眼,带着负罪(因为我没有帮助他们)和悲哀(因为我没有可以和他们分享的金钱),往前开去。

 

我一边开车,一边情不自禁的回想着刚才的情景。那位年轻人和他的家人悲哀幽怨的眼神,一直伴随着我。大约开了一英里的路程,我再也无法忍受这种感觉,就好像我能亲身感受到他们的痛苦一样,我觉得我必须做些什么。于是,我掉转车头,回到我刚才见到他们的地方。

 

停了车,我从我的4个美元中,数出两个交到他的手中。他含着泪向我表示感谢。我微笑着,开车向超市行去。也许,牛奶和面包都有卖的,但我可能只能买到其中一种...不管了,只有这样了。

 

我停了车,满脑子还想着刚才的事情,并为自己感到骄傲。当我迈出车门的时候,我的脚好像踩着什么东西似的,突然在地上滑了一下。我低头一看——哇! 竟然是一张崭新的20美元的钞票!我简直不敢相信自己的眼睛。我四周看了看,然后怀着敬畏的心情将它捡了起来,然后进到超市里,买了牛奶、面包以及其他一些我正急需的东西。

 

这件事情永远的刻到了我的心里。它提醒我,宇宙神秘和奥妙远超出我们的想象。它让我坚信,在“布施”这一方面,我们永远不可能“超越”宇宙。我布施了两美元,却获得了20美元。在开车回家的路上,又路过那家人的时候,我又和他们分享了额外的5美元。

 

这个故事只是发生在我的生活中的许多类似事件中的一个。 我们施出去得越多,得到的也越多。也许这就是那条宇宙公理:“如果你想接受,就必须先要给与”。

 

有一首小诗是这样写的:

 

“有一个人被别人称作疯子,

 

因为他给出的越多,反而拥有越多”。

 

很多时候,我们认为我们没有什么可布施的。但只要仔细的观察一下,我们就会发现,即使我们拥有得很少,也总有可与人共享的。因此,不要总是说“等我有了足够多的东西的时候再来布施”,因为只要我们坚持分享,我们就会打开宇宙的慷慨之门,并吸引富足的洪流流向我们。

 

你不需要仅仅因为我说了的这些话而认可这个道理。亲自作一作,真诚地去布施,你会惊讶于你所得到的回报的。一般说来,“回报”并不从你施舍出去的那个方面回来,而是会从一个你所意想不到的方向回来。这就是你的富足之路。

 

试一试这条宇宙公理;给自己一个机会。宇宙公理永远都是成立的。

 

有时候回报可能没有上面的故事中的那样快,也有时候可能更慢些。但是,请坚信:施与必将获得——而且,你获得的要比你施出的更多。

 

当你布施的时候,不要怀着一颗恐惧的心,而是要带着感恩之心去布施。你将惊讶于这个宇宙公理的运作。

 

试试吧,你会喜欢的。

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The Power of Giving

An Introduction

By John Harricharan

It was a really hot summer's day many years ago. I was on my way to pick up two items at the grocery store. In those days, I was a frequent visitor to the supermarket because there never seemed to be enough money for a whole week's food-shopping at once.

You see, my young wife, after a tragic battle with cancer, had died just a few months earlier. There was no insurance --just many expenses and a mountain of bills. I held a part-time job, which barely generated enough money to feed my two young children. Things were bad -- really bad.

And so it was that day, with a heavy heart and four dollars in my pocket, I was on my way to the supermarket to purchase a gallon of milk and a loaf of bread. The children were hungry and I had to get them something to eat. As I came to a red traffic light, I noticed on my right a young man, a young woman and a child on the grass next to the road. The blistering noonday sun beat down on them without mercy.

The man held up a cardboard sign which read, "Will Work for Food." The woman stood next to him. She just stared at the cars stopped at the red light. The child, probably about two years old, sat on the grass holding a one-armed doll. I noticed all this in the thirty seconds it took for the traffic light to change to green.

I wanted so desperately to give them a few dollars, but if I did that, there wouldn't be enough left to buy the milk and bread. Four dollars will only go so far. As the light changed, I took one last glance at the three of them and sped off feeling both guilty (for not helping them) and sad (because I didn't have enough money to share with them).

As I kept driving, I couldn't get the picture of the three of them out of my mind. The sad, haunting eyes of the young man and his family stayed with me for about a mile. I could take it no longer. I felt their pain and had to do something about it. I turned around and drove back to where I had last seen them.

I pulled up close to them and handed the man two of my four dollars. There were tears in his eyes as he thanked me. I smiled and drove on to the supermarket. Perhaps both milk and bread would be on sale, I thought. And what if I only got milk alone, or just the bread? Well, it would have to do.

I pulled into the parking lot, still thinking about the whole incident, yet feeling good about what I had done. As I stepped out of the car, my foot slid on something on the pavement. There by my feet was a twenty-dollar bill. I just couldn't believe it. I looked all around, picked it up with awe, went into the store and purchased not only bread and milk, but several other items I desperately needed.

I never forgot that incident. It reminded me that the universe was strange and mysterious. It confirmed my belief that you could never out give the universe. I gave away two dollars and got twenty in return. On my way back from the supermarket, I drove by the hungry family and shared five additional dollars with them.

This incident is only one of many that have occurred in my life. It seems that the more we give, the more we get. It is, perhaps, one of those universal laws that say, "If you want to receive, you must first give."

There is a little rhyme that goes like this:

"A man there was, and they called him mad,

The more he gave, the more he had."

Most times, we think that we don't have anything to give. Yet, if we look more closely, we'll see that even the little we have could be shared with others. Let us not wait for a time when we think we'll have lots and then we'll give. By giving and sharing the little we have, we open up the storehouse of the universe and permit rivers of good to come our way.

Don't take my word for it. Just honestly try to give and you'll be surprised at the results. Generally, the returns do not come back from those we give to. It comes back from sources we could hardly imagine. So give your way to riches.

Take a chance on this universal principle. Take a chance on yourself. Universal principles always work.

Sometimes the return from giving happens very quickly as in the true story above. Other times, it takes much longer. But be assured of this: Give and you will receive -- and you'll receive lots more than you ever gave.

And when you give, don't do it with a heart of fear, but with a heart full of gratitude. You will be amazed at how it all works out. Open the gates of affluence in your life by giving a bit of what you have to those in need. As the great Teacher said, .Give and it will be given unto you..

Try it. You'll like it.

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小蜜蜂特地找到英文版的,这样就完美了呵呵!

 

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