We all must learn to accept many people and things. Grand
Master Wei-Chueh once said, "It is imperative to be in harmony with others
Basically, it is essential to get along with each other. We all have violence
inside our heart, which is why it is so important to incorporate this tenet
into our daily life. It's true we all have different opinions--and
that's okay. Accepting others' opinions does not necessarily mean agreeing
with them. We will have conflicts with other people if we do not listen to
their opinions. We tend to think we are always right, but that's not always
true. Continuing to think that way would not enable us to get along.
Harmony is a strong thread binding us together. With it, we tend to have more
friends and strength. If we are self-centered, it will be very difficult to have
Snapping a single chopstick in half is easy. However, FIVE chopsticks
bound together are nearly impossible to break! Those with support from others
are able to withstand trouble.
Diana Tanuwijaya as little kid who got lost
Vivian Tu as the mother of this little kid
Indah Permataningsih as the hotel staff
Willy Horia as the story narrator
Chetman, Albert, Justin, and Sharon as tennis players
Summer is a time for relaxation. It was not a surprise
many people were on vacation at Pi-Gi Island. Several people went to the
hotel's own ClubMed Tennis Court, and there, many players were energetically
Just then, the announcer buzzed in the intercom, telling everyone they had to
return to the Hotel Lobby, as it was getting late. Guided by a staff member,
they safely returned to their rooms.
However, two tennis players were playing in such concentration they did not
hear the announcement. These players, Diana and Justin, discovering they were
the only one on the court, realized they were lost. Since Diana was a dependent
child, she started crying and wanted her mother. Her partner, attempting to
soothe her, said everything would be fine but Diana just cried harder.
A Hotel staff member, along with Diana's mother, later returned to the tennis
court after discovering Diana was not back in her room yet. Diana ran up to her
mother, and was comforted in her mother's arms. The mother did not yell at her
daughter, but told her it was foolish to get lost like that, and was just
relieved nothing horrible happened to her.
Tommy and Dizang Pu Sa
Remember how Dave learned to respect his parents with the realization Mark
gave him from the First Tenet (To our elders be respectful)?
Well now, Dave and Mark's parents had taken all of them to dinner at a fancy
restaurant. Since Mark had been in college for such a long time, he had not been
eating healthy which is why his parents kept ordering for him so he could eat a
greater variety of food. By doing this, Dave felt neglected and jealous.
Later that night when Dave went to sleep, he dreamt he was all alone.
Suddenly, a Buddhist monk appears. Curiosity grows in him, for he has never seen
one before. The monk introduces himself as the Dizang Pu Sa, who helps bring
people out from the Underworld with great vows. Dizang then brings Dave to a
nauseating filthy area, filled with old and crippled people with run-down
buildings. The monk explains to Dave they are currently in Hell. Those who had
performed bad deeds in previous lifetimes are sent here. Now, it is lunchtime,
and, filled with hunger, everyone goes inside the soiled building. Although the
food is plentiful on the table, their chopsticks are three feet long! Since the
chopsticks are too long, they cannot put any food inside their mouths, so they
decide to knock each other's food down instead.