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Living a Carefree Life  


1.  謙下尊上,是菩薩行者的重要功課。

Respectful to the superior and modest to the inferior are important practices for a bodhisattva-in-training. 

2.  用奉獻代替爭取,以惜福代替享福。

Contributing rather than competing; cherishing rather than indulging in blessings (good fortunes). 

3.  自愛愛人,愛一切眾;自救救人,救一切眾

Love yourself, others, and all sentient beings; save yourself, others, and all sentient beings. 

4.     利他,是不求果報及回饋的清淨心。

Benefit others from a mind that is pure, without seeking any result, reward, or reciprocity. 


Possessiveness and dedication both are expressions of love; their differences are demarcated by benefitting oneself or others.   Possessiveness is selfish love arising from ego’s covetousness; dedication stems from a great love that is selfless, joyful, and equanimous. 



6. Principles are used to discipline oneself, not to demand others of what is inappropriate or impossible. 


7. A bodhisattva’s mind is magnanimous enough to be the steppingstone of other’s advancement. (Acquire a mind that is willing to be other’s steppingstone and the intent to make others successful/the intent to help others become accomplished.)


8. If you were misunderstood, the fault lies within you. 

9. 做事時多為別人想一想,犯錯時多對自己看一看
Be more considerate of others when performing a task; be more introspective when making mistakes. 


10.   Accomplish self-actualization by honoring and yielding to others; dissolve hostility by respecting others; promote harmony by praising others. 

11. 放不下自己是沒有智慧,放不下他人是沒有慈悲。

11. One who cannot let go of oneself lacks wisdom; one who cannot let go of others lacks compassion. 


12. 與人相遇,一聲「我為你祝福!」就能贏得友誼,獲得平安。

12. Greet others with “I wish you well!” will win you friends and gain inner-peace. 

13. 對人付出友誼,伸出援手,就是在散發和樂平安的光芒。

13. To be friendly and helpful towards others is radiating the light of peace, harmony, and happiness. 

14. 少點口舌少是非,多點真誠多平安。
14. Less arguments lead to less controversies; more sincerity leads to more peace. 


15. To affirm one’s strength is self-confidence; to know one’s shortcomings is maturity/growth; to understand (empathize with) other’s perspective/position is respect. 

16. 要把眾的幸福提起,要把自我的成就放下。

16. Put down our own accomplishments and raise/lift up the happiness of all sentient beings. 


17. When working with subordinates, show concern instead of criticism, give encouragement instead of directing, use collaboration instead of directives. 

18. 剛強者傷人不利己,柔忍者和眾必自安。

18. An obstinate person hurts others without any benefit to himself; a gentle and tolerant person can harmonize others while retain inner-peace. 


19. One who can calm others must be in harmony with everyone; one who can prevail upon others must be a gentle and tolerant person, for harmony unites people and gentleness melts obstinacy. 


20. The meaning of life lies in constant learning and dedication, which leads to self-growth and also help others to become accomplished. 

21. 有智慧與分寸的人,一定不會跟人家喋喋不休。

21.  A wise and genteel person will refrain from ceaseless chatter. 

22. 和和氣氣與人相處,平平安安日子好過。

22.  Treat everyone graciously, peaceful days make life easier.



23. An intelligent person may not be wise; a dull person may not be unwise. Wisdom is not the same as knowledge; it is one’s attitude towards people and things. 

24. 為他人減少煩惱是慈悲,為自己減少煩惱是智慧。

24. To reduce other’s aggravations is compassion; to reduce one’s own is wisdom. 


25. Do not ask others to wear your shoes and do not make other’s problems your own. 


26. To diligently relieve people’s sufferings is great merit; to happily solve people’s problems is great wisdom.



27.  One who attains true inner-peace realizes the fact that all phenomena in the world are impermanent.


 28. 逢人結恩不結怨,必能和諧相處、活愉快。

28.  If we all have other’s gratitude, not hatred, we can all live happily and harmoniously together. 

29. 一個笑容,一句好話,都是廣結善緣的大布施。

29. A smile or a kind word is great charity, which will create immense favorable conditions. 


30. So long as we can reduce meaningless emotions, we can avoid unnecessary afflictions. 

31. 奉獻是為了報恩,懺悔是為了律己。

31.  Repentance is for self-discipline; devotion is for repaying other’s kindness (or dedication is to express gratitude). 


32. A successful person is a person who does his utmost to benefit others and in the process improved himself.



33.  The guiding principle in dealing with people and things is “smooth outside and square inside.”    "Square inside" means to have inner principles; "smooth outside" means to the savoir-faire to exercise expediencies. 


34. If we have no ability to help others, at least refrain from hurting them. 

35. 多積一點口德,少造一點口業,就是培福求福的大功德。

To accumulate more virtues and less vile in speech is cultivating merits, seeking merits, and will lead to great blessings. 

36. 要在和諧中求發展,又在努力中見其希望。

36.  In the course of life, we should pursue development harmoniously and also see hope in our exertions. 


37.  Our success rate will naturally increase if we reduce our mind’s attachment to gain or loss and increase our vigor in opportune pursuits. 

38. 家庭的溫暖在于互敬互愛,家庭的可貴在于互助互諒。

38.  The precious part about a family lies in its members’ mutual understanding and assistance; and family warmth arises in their mutual respect and love for each other. 


39.  An owner who keeps honor and integrity in mind, instead of gain or loss, will more likely to succeed. 


40. When we hear gossip, calm down first, then examine ourselves—correct our mistakes if there is any, and praise ourselves if there is none.  If we are agitated, the harm of gossip will worsen. 


41.  Surpassing inner-sufferings will increase our wisdom; enduring life’s hardships will increase our merits. 


42.  With respect to “life,” always be full of hope; with respect to “death,” always be ready to be reborn into Pure Land. 

43. 清楚知道自己的「需要」,化解個人欲望的「想要」。

43.     Know exactly what you "need"; dispel completely what you "want". 

44. 凡事要正面解讀,逆向思考。

44.     Apply reverse thinking; interpret everything positively,.

45. 失敗了再努力,成功了要更努力,便是安業樂業的準則。

45.  With failure, strive again; with success, work harder.  This is the guiding principle for a peaceful enterprise and a happy enterprise. 


46.  The most important concept of environmentalism is “simplicity,” living a simple life is conserving and protecting the environment. 


47. A mature person does not care about the past; a wise person does not doubt the present; a sanguine person does not worry about the future. 

48. 順逆兩種境遇都是增上緣,要以平常心與感恩心相待。

48. Both favorable and unfavorable conditions are augmenting conditions (that enhance our cultivation); treat them with equanimity and gratitude. 


49. Disassociate from the past, future, fame, and position, as if they have nothing to do with us, but strive to live happily and positively; such is a life of bliss and freedom. 

50. 學歷不代表身分,能力不代表人格,名位不代表品


50. A diploma does not represent social status; capability does not define character; fame does not bespeak of virtue; no job is noble or lowly; but convictions and behaviors determine them all. 


51.  Dispel unhappiness with sincerity, initiative, and decisiveness, rather than vacillation/hesitation, passiveness, and inaction. 


52. Secular matters are never without difficulties; with confidence and patience, at least some of them can be accomplished. 

53. 活在當下,不悔惱過去,不擔心未來。

53.  Live in the present, don’t regret the past, and never worry about the future. 

54. 減輕壓力的好辦法,就是少存一些得失心,多用一點欣賞心。

54.  The best way to reduce stress is to detach from gain or loss and to be more appreciative. 

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