Ten Acts of Kindness

1 . First, the kindness of protecting the child in the womb
– The body weight is heavy as a mountains, clothes cannot be wore

2. Second, the kindness of enduring the pain of delivery
– Body: it’s like having serious illness and being drowsy every single day
– Heart: panic, worry, sadness, fear

3. Third, the kindness of forgetting her own suffering
– the happiness doubled when the delivered child is healthy and strong

4. Fourth, the kindness of enduring suffering and giving selflessly
– Working hard for their children, giving all the good and delicious food for the children , but leaving the bitter to ownself

5 . Fifth, the kindness of saving the best for the child
– in order to let the child sleep, the mother rather to be sleeping in the damp and cold place,
– The mother would rather the be child be safe and stable than the safety of her ownself

6 . Sixth, the kindness of nurturing and raising the child
– To feed the child with own breast milk, the mother the child be fat and herself being thin,
– neither hate nor angry, even if its making the hand and foot crooked

7 Seventh, the kindness of cleansing the unclean
– In order to let the child be clean, the mother neither mind her own hand being dirty nor afraid the flesh being cracked by coldness
– for the sake of her children, loving mother rather to change her facial feature

8 Eighth, the kindness of longing for the faraway child
– When the Child have to travel, the tears of the Mother missing the child

9 Ninth, the kindness of great care and understanding
– Willing to suffer on behalf of children, unlimited compassionate love and sympathy

10. Tenth, the kindness of lifelong compassion
– Love children and caring, endless Motherly Love
– Even when the Mother is one hundred years old will still always worrying about her eighty years old child.

Pregnancy

 

The process of pregnancy, from the first month to the tenth month, resulted in the mother’s physical and psychological changes. The Buddha’s wisdom has clearly revealed it to us to know. Even when the child is born safely, the care and concern from the parent will always be placed on the child. The love from the parent will not stop because the child has left the mother’s womb. The body of a child is given by the parent, when the child is injured, pain in mother’s heart.

Prelude – Karmic Relationships

 

We are all aware that we are related to our parents by blood. It is natural to show filial piety to our parents just like how our parents love us. However, because there is love, there will be expectations, and this will evolve into a type of obsession and vexation.

Dharma says that our relationship with parents is karmic. Our parents are not just the ones we have now — all beings in any form could have been our parents in the many lifetimes before this. When we understand this concept of the karma, we then will be able to treasure every opportunity to perform both our roles as children and as members of the society with joyful acceptance, even if the karmic relationships with our many parents are less than satisfactory.

<< The Lighthouse >>

In The Lighthouse, the father showered much love, care and concern to his son, at every stage of his life.

In his childhood, the child took a small boat and explored the surrounding waters of the lighthouse he and his father lived in, and at the end of the day, the child returned to his father’s warm embrace, basking in the happiness of a family reunion. Back in their home, the wonderful pieces of piano music that the father played accompanied the child as he grew older.

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