every one wants to change the world to be a better place,
but no one wants to change him self to be a better person
as we step one foot forward,
we lift the other foot up.
in the same way,
we should let go of yesterday and focus on today.
the future is an illusion,
the past is a memory.
hold on to the goodness that is in our heart at this present moment
and take to fulfill the duties that we have at hand.
the hardest thing for people to see is themselves.
we must carry out our tasks according to principles,
and not let our principles be compromised by our task.
abide by your principles in everything you do.
never do things just to satisfy others.
for rather than satisfying them,
you may get in over your head.
good actions require everyone’s cooperation,
so let’s not cling to personal biases.
in handling matters,
let your mind influence your heart.
in dealing with people,
let your heart influence your mind.
if we can reduce our desires,
there is nothing really worth getting upset about.
the ocean can be filled,
yet the tiny mouth of a human being can never be filled.
be faithful and honest from deep inside,
this is the essence of spiritual cultivation.
there is no need to learn many teachings.
If we can put one simple verse into practice,
we can awaken our true nature of goodness.
doing nothing and idling time away consumes life.
giving to others with total dedication creates life.
to have two good hands and refuse to work,
is no different than having no hands at all.
to live in peace,
we must have inner peace.
to have inner peace,
we must have a clear conscience.
when our conscience is clear and our mind at peace,
we bring peace and bliss to those around us.
continue even when it is hard to go on,
release even when it is hard to let go,
endure even when it is hard to bear,
this is how we build our character.
life becomes meaningful when we shoulder responsibilities.
avoid responsibilities makes our life empty.
we cannot love when filled with suspicion.
we cannot trust when filled with doubts.
we cannot forgive when unwilling to believe.
a truly successful person is accepted by everyone and accepts everyone.
let go of all worries,
only then will you experience the happiness of a compassionate heart.
our mind is like a garden;
if no good seeds are sown,
nothing good will grow from it.
even if every road lead to Rome,
when our mind is indecisive,
and unable to concentrate,
we will never make it to our destination.
when doing something,
instead of worrying or being vexed about it,
we should just be mindful.
giving with an expectation for return brings misery.
worry is a poisonous snake that sleeps in mind;
the moment you disturb it,
the snake will bite you.
all worries in life flow from three poisons:
never lose courage.
never lose faith
nothing in this world is impossible when you are determined.
a love with conditions attached would never last.
unconditional love will last forever.
love is like a cup of tea;
when properly mixed,
it has a wonderful light aroma.
if it is too strong,
it will be too bitter to drink.
the journey of a thousand miles begins with one fist step.
even the saint was once an ordinary human being.
a fulfilling life is not preoccupied with material objects, prestige, or power.
it is a life that is filled with true friendships, sharing, and caring for each other.
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