A Willing Heart 心之所願

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The cat was stuck

One day, a man was walking by a road when he heard a cat meowing from the bushes nearby. The cat was stuck and needed help getting out. When the man reached out, the cat got scared and scratched the man. The man screamed in pain but didn't back down. He tried again and again, even as the cat continued to scratch his hands.

Another passerby saw this and said, "Just let it be! The cat will find a way to come out later". The man didn't pay heed but tried until he helped the cat. Once he let the cat free, he told the other man, "The cat is an animal, and its instincts make him scratch and attack. I am a human and my instincts make me compassionate and kind".

Treat everyone around you like you want to be treated.

受困的貓

有一天,一名男子經過路邊,聽到附近的灌木叢裡發出貓叫聲。這隻被困在樹上的貓,需要別人幫助才能下來,當那名男子伸出手時,受驚嚇的貓抓了他的手,男子痛得大叫,但並沒有退縮的打算,即使貓繼續抓痛他的手,他仍一次又一次地嘗試救貓。

另一位路人看到了這個情況,對男子說:「由牠去吧!貓會自己找到方法的。」但這名男子沒理會他的話,繼續努力直到他成功幫助那隻貓脫困。他放下貓之後,告訴另一位路人:「貓是動物,牠的本能讓牠抓撓和攻擊;我是人,我的本能是富有同情心和嘗試友善。」

己所欲,施於人。

Thirsty Crow

One hot day, a thirsty crow flew all over the fields looking for water. For a long time, he could not find any. He felt very weak, almost lost all hope. Suddenly, he saw a water jug below the tree. He flew straight down to see if there was any water..... Yes, he could see some water inside the jug!

The crow tried to push his head into the jug. Sadly, he found that the neck of the jug was too narrow. Then he tried to push the jug to tilt for the water to flow out, but the jug was too heavy.

The crow thought hard for a while. Then, looking around it, he saw some pebbles. He suddenly had a good idea. He started picking up the pebbles one by one, dropping each into the jug. As more and more pebbles filled the jug, the water level kept rising. Soon it was high enough for the crow to drink. His plan had worked!

We see crows almost every day. They are black, scary appearance, and they all look alike. But to most people's surprise, they are as intelligent as a seven-year-old child.

口渴的烏鴉

在一個炎熱的日子,一隻口渴的烏鴉飛到田野間找水喝。經過了很長的一段時間,也沒找到任何水源。牠覺得非常虛弱,幾乎失去了所有希望。突然,牠看到了樹下的盛水容器。牠直接向下飛,看看裡頭是否.....是的,牠可以看到壺裡有水。

烏鴉試圖把頭伸進水壺。很不幸地,牠發現壺頸太窄了;然後,牠試圖推動水壺斜放、讓水流出,但水壺又太重了。

烏鴉苦思了片刻。然後,牠環顧四周,看到了一些鵝卵石,突然有了一個好主意。牠開始一個接一個地叼起鵝卵石,將它們分別扔進水壺。隨著愈來愈多的小石頭裝進水壺、水位持續上升。很快地,液面夠高,也就可以喝到啦了,烏鴉的計畫奏效了!

我們幾乎每天都看得到烏鴉。牠們有黑鴉鴉的、令人恐懼的外觀,還每隻看起來都差不多。但大多數人想不到的是,牠們有如同七歲孩童的智力。

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