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鎌倉の円覚寺でお茶をいただく。開基廟のしおりというがあってその裏に書いてある「匙(さじ)」という文章が良かった。意識して取り組む、一日一善。

匙(さじ)
匙と言うものは一日何回となく汁の中につけられるが匙には汁の味がわからない。
しかあし舌に汁の一滴をたらせば一度で味がわかる。どんな立派な人に接しても、立派な書物を読んでも、匙の様に無感覚ではいつまでたっても何もわからない。たとえ万巻の書物を読み高等教育を受けても、学問が身につかないのでは何にもならない。他人を苦しめて自己の安楽を望む者は怨みのきずなに縛られて怨みよりのがれる事は出来ない。この様な人間にならぬ為、今年も日日悔いなく過ごし小さくても一日一善必ずする様に心がけましょう。

人は大きく、己は小さく、心は丸く、腹を立てず、気は長く、口を慎めば、命長かれ

Spoon
Although the spoon is soaked in soup many times a day, it itself cannot understand the taste of the soup. But,unlike the spoon, just one drop of soup on your tongue can give you complete idea of how it tastes. What this means is that it gives you no meanings to meet the most honorable men or to read the most excellent books as long as you are insensitive like a spoon. It is completely worthless to read many books or to receive high education if you’re too insensitive to learn Wisdom from What you’ve experienced. Those Who try to get a sense of peace by giving pains to others Will never be able to cut himself off from a chain of grudge against him. We should not be insensitive of like this person. Wishing for this year to be better than last year, let’s keep in mind that we do something good every day no matter how small it is.

People is large, -self is small, mind is round, not angry, feeling is long, if you hold your tongue, live long.

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