正當本港各大地產商、商界及社團近日紛紛在報章刊登聲明，要求停止暴力、恢復社會秩序時，長和系資深顧問李嘉誠今日（16日）以「一個香港市民」名義，在本港多份報章刊登廣告，至少有兩款，其中一款引用他多次用以警惕港人的名句──「黃台之瓜 何堪再摘」，另一款則明確反暴力，並寫有「最好的因 可成最壞的果」、「以愛之義 止息怒憤」，並於今早透過發言人，進一步向外界解釋刊登有關廣告的原因。
Mr. Li Ka-shing shared his thoughts as a private citizen this morning
The road to Hell is often paved with good intentions. We need to be mindful of unintended consequences.
It is hard to imagine a better world when the community is highly charged. Violence in thoughts and actions is not a mean to accomplish any vision because they misrepresent, peaceful situations can come to feel dangerous, the percolation thereafter will be self-fulfilling.
We need to cherish ourselves, our identity as Chinese and a Hong Kong citizen, just as we treasure freedom, empathy and rule of law.
Why 2 ads:
Learning from the Lotus Sutra, which taught a method of communication with different levels and different types of beings. In my opinion, today there is no single one message to different types of beings.
“If there are living-beings need to be liberated in a certain way, then Avalokitesvara will manifest and teach the Dharma as according to that need.“ Universal Gate Chapter, The Lotus Sutra
Q: What are your views about the Government?
I think the government heard the messages from the protesters loud and clear and is diligently racking their brains now for solutions.
Q: What are your views on young people today?
The young always fear the future has nothing to do with them. Investing in our next generation will always bear fruit for our city. Investing in the future matters.
The time and space offered by “one country two systems“ must be safeguarded by mutual deference. Time is an endless river in constant flux, but we cannot step in the river twice, pray we never let today’s passion becomes tomorrow’s regret.