There was once a family of 14 who lives in poverty. Poor as they may be, both Father and Mother uphold humanistic values. They were strict with their Children, reprimand when needed and praise at the right moment. Day in and out, the Children absorbed values of respecting others, filial piety, gratitude, hard work, honesty, and having the spirit of never giving up. They gritted their teeth and faced the storm of poverty and hardships. Their Children received education and the entire family jumped out of the circle of poverty as the Children were growing up.
In this week’s Buddhist essentials study meeting, we learned about Refuting the Nikken sect, or in other words, Fighting Against Evil. Scholars and learned people say that we should learn from history so that we do not repeat the folly of the past. The materials below are from the Elementary Level/Youth Level 3 Study Exam book.