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好事不出门,恶事行千里《俗语佛源》
谓好事情难以张扬开去,而坏事情却流传的很快。“如何是西来意?”这是古代禅宗丛林中经常提起的话头,意思是:达摩祖师从印度来中国的含意是什么。禅师对这句头的回答是:“好事不出门,恶事行千里。”见《景德传灯录·绍宗禅师》。后俗语多引用,如《喻世明言》卷二:“石城县把这件事当做新闻,沿街传说。正是:好事不出门,恶事行千里。”后多变式。如《水浒传》第二四回:“自古道:好事不出门,恶事行千里。不到半月之间,街坊邻舍都知道了。”又如老舍《四世同堂》四四:“好事不出门,坏事行千里。不大的功夫,寇家的丑事就传遍了全胡同。”(李明权)
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