Three Old Men 三個老人

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提 要
家是一個人的避風港。
在一起休戚與共、同甘共苦的就是家人。
家人彼此之間的和諧、愛與包容,比任何事都重要。
It was a sunny day. Three old men with a long beard were wandering on the road. They saw a beautiful little house and decided to enter the house.
To answer old men’s knocking, a lady opened the door. The old men asked whether they have all members of the family. The lady replied, “I am home with my mother-in-law. My husband and children will be back in the evening. Please let me know how can I help you?”
The old men told her, “Then we will wait until all members of your family return home.”
The lady replied, “But you look so tired and weak. I will bring you some food. You may have some rest.”
Three old men refused her kindness and said, “No problem dear. We are not hungry and we don’t need anything. We shall wait until the evening.”
All three men were sitting under a tree and relaxing.
Children returned home after school and the old men talked to them. It was almost 6 pm and the lady again requested the three men to have some drink at least. However, they denied. The woman, her mother-in-law and children were little suspicious, as they had no clue about who those three men were.
One hour later, her husband reached home. She told everything happened and asked him to talk to those men. The man invited them to come inside their home. The entire family welcomed the three old men and requested them to get in.
The first old man told the family, “I’m so sorry. We cannot all come to your home. You have to choose one among us, as we don’t enter into a house together.”
The family was confused, while the first men added, “I’m love. If you want to have the flow of love and peace forever in your house, pick me.” He pointed the second man and said, “He is wealth! He will give you enormous wealth.” Pointing the third men, he said, “He is success. He will provide you success in all your attempts.”
Now you can choose one among us and the person you choose will enter your home.
The family started discussing choosing from them. The lady told to invite wealth as they weren’t very rich. However, the man refused and wanted to invite success and prove him to the world that he is very successful in the world.
Alternatively, the children and the old lady, the grandmother of the kids had a different thought. They wanted to invite love so that the family will stay happy forever.
After discussing for some time, the family decided to invite love to fulfill the desire of children and the old lady.
The entire family approached the three men and invited love to stay with them. By hearing this, all the three old men entered the house happily. The family was surprised and puzzled.
Success told them, if your choice is something other than love, the person you chose will be with you.
Wealth added that, just as your choice, that love, success and wealth are accompanied by love. The place filled with love will also be filled by abundance prosperity and success.

解說
在一個陽光燦爛的日子,三個留著長鬍子的老人在路上徘徊。他們看到一個漂亮的小屋,決定前去拜訪。
回應老人的敲門聲,一位女士打開了門。 老人們問,是否全家人都在。 那位女士回答說:「我和我婆婆在家。我的丈夫和孩子們在傍晚會回來。請告訴我,該如何幫助你們?」
老人告訴她:「那麼我們將等到妳全家人都回到家。」
那女士說:「但你們看起來很疲憊虛弱,我會拿些食物來,你們休息一下。」
三位老人拒絕了她的好意並說:「沒問題,親愛的。我們不餓也不需要任何東西。我們會等到傍晚。」
三個老先生都輕鬆愉悅地坐在樹下。
孩子放學回到家後,老人們和他們說了些話。差不多是晚上六時了,女士再次請求這三個老先生至少喝點飲料。然而,他們拒絕了。這位女士、她的婆婆和孩子們,都有些納悶,到底這三個人是誰呢。
一小時後,女士的丈夫也到家了。她告訴他所發生的一切,並要求他與老人們交談。男主人邀請他們進到屋裡,全家歡迎三位老人。
第一位老人告訴這家人:「很抱歉。我們不能都進到你家。你們必須選擇我們其中的一個,因為我們不會一起進入一間房子。」
全家人都很困惑,第一個男人補充道:「我是『愛』。如果你們想在家裡永遠充滿愛與平靜,請選擇我。」他指著第二個男人說:「他是『財富』!他能給你們巨大的財產。」再指著第三個人說:「他是『成功』。他會滿足你們所有的需求。」
現在你們可以選擇我們中的一個,所選擇的人將進入你家。
這家人開始討論該選誰。女士覺得他們該邀請「財富」,因為他們家不怎麼富裕。然而,男主人反對,並希望邀請「成功」以便向全世界證明他在這世上非常成功。
孩子們和祖母則有不同的想法,他們想邀請「愛」到家裡,讓家人永遠幸福快樂。
經過一段時間的討論,這家人決定遵從孩子和老太太的願望:邀請「愛」進到家裡。
他們找到這三位老先生,並邀請「愛」進屋與他們在一起。聽到這個消息後,三個老人都開開心心地進了房子。這家人驚訝又困惑。
「成功」告訴他們:「如果你們選的不是愛,只有你選擇的一人會和你們在一起。」
「財富」補充說:「但正如你們選擇的是『愛』的話,『成功』和『財富』就會伴隨在一起。充滿愛的地方,也將充滿繁榮富裕與成功。」

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