Poem of Love
 
Master JiGong gave a poem of love in Chinese and translated as below,
"There is no one who does not love his son,
Why not take the same loving heart for the son to serve the father?
There is no one who does not love his wife,
Why not take the same loving heart for the wife to serve the mother?
 
How can people be so agreeable to their children?
How can people be so unfilial to their parents?
May the sons and daughters of the world
Take ten percent of the love for their sons to please their parents.
How can people love their daughters so much?
How can one ill-treat the daughters-in-law?
May the fathers-in-law and mothers-in-law
Use 30% of the love for their daughters to love their daughters-in-law
 
In seeking good-fortunes for the children by collecting gold for them,
It is not certain that they can keep the wealth.
In creating good-fortunes for the children by collecting virtues for them,
Boundless blessings will they receive.
 
Feeding your son but not teaching him,
You do not really love your son.
Teaching your son but not strict enough,
You are putting him in danger and bringing him harm.
Be attentive to small things and be cautious with minor mistakes,
There won’t be any loss in the end.
 
Fulfill filiality at home with all your heart.
Render loyalty to the country with all your might.
No one who was unfilial and disloyal
Could have his name marked on bamboo and silk ( annals of history )
And could have his name kept in fragrance for hundreds of generations."
 
A beautiful poem as food for our thoughts
Modern world is as such nowadays
It is the teaching of TAO
That we have to show TAO with one’s conduct
On human relationship and moral principles
It is said that the first step is filiality
If filiality is not fulfilled
Then every other thing is false
We see three generations staying together in the past
Grand parents, parents and the children as well as the in-laws
Let the Poem of Love bring us together with love.