Ordinary people indulge in five desires and six
senses;practitioners look for harma joy in meditation.
Ordinary people think of being virtuous and making
achievements;practitioners focus on attaining prajna.
Ordinary people look for long life;practitioners look for endless
life in the Dharma.
Ordinary people are attached to superstition;practitioners attend
to ompassion and non-self.
The real wealth in happiness,not money.
The real poverty is ignorance,not want of money.
Consciousness can manifest all things,good and bad;when your mind
is healthy you are at peace.
Lives are driven by karma;how you manage your life will make you
a sage or a simpleton.
Desire is poverty;contentment is the pureland.
Destiny is decided by causes and conditions;wealth and position
are floating clouds.
People make history.
History gives fame to people.
Causes and conditions come before achievement.
Buddha nature is like a bright mirror:it reflects brightly when
not covered by dust.
Mind is like a field:it produces when fertilized.
Generosity is like sown seeds:they yield a good harvest.
Practice and cultivation defeat defilement.
Converting others is handing down the light.
Prajna is building a hridge.
Bodhisattva is the nurturing mother.
Loving words are like the spring breeze.
Good words are like the winter sun.
A sincere heart is like a lamp.
Conscience is like a jewel.
Seeking truth is climbing a mountain.
Having faith is relying on truth.
Hearing the teaching is curing an illness.
The strength of vow,like a root,is deep.
Equality means treating others as yourself and acting in their
Equality means getting rid of discrimination and biased thinking.
Equality means tolerating others to promote harmony.
Equality means shared ideas and civilization.
With will,a hundred thousand miles is not far.
Without will,your neighbor is far away.
The condition of our bodies depends on our genes.
Our future depends on good or bad causes and conditions.
Those who follow t'ao(way)are gracious.
Those who follow t'ao(way)are principled.
Those who follow t'ao(way)live the Dharma.
Those who follow t'ao(way)obey nature.
The Buddha is a valiant and powerful champion.
The Bodhisattva is compassionate and rescues sentient beings.
The Arhat is selfless and self-sacri-ficing.
The monastic vows to practice kindness and righteousness.
Who does not squander strength has health.
Health is happiness.
Thrift is wealth.
Wealth makes family peaceful.
Truth is a refuge from blizzards of ignorance.
Compassion puts our the flames of hate.
Charity wards off torrents of greed.
Modesty flattens mountains of arrogance.
For self-cultivation,let compassion,love,joy,and calm fill the
To benefit others,cherish what you have and make good affinity.
To learn,practice meditation,observe precepts,and show tolerance.
To perfect yourself and others,be diligent and gracious to make a
Mountains are by nature splendid.
Mountains in paintings are splendid by art.
Mountains in dreams have a ghostly splendor.
But the mind's mountains are the most splendid.
We must endure birth,existence,obliteration,and death.
Only our true nature is eternal.
When farmers reap a great harvest,it is prajna,
When architects build to the sky,it is prajna.
When scientists make discoveries,it is prajna.
When mothers care for children,it is prajna.
To run a business you must set goals.
To attain Buddhahood you must perfect yourself.
Buddhism says we can avoid suffering and be happy.
Buddhism says that all arises from emptiness.
To be free,observe the precepts.
To be rich,practice generosity.
The Buddha's path carrier you beyond the delusive notions of self
The Buddha's path is compassion for all,even enemies.
The Buddha's path is dependent origination without discrimination
of self and other.
The Buddha's path is equality for all and no selfish desires.
Rivers flow to lakes and seas.
The moon shines everywhere.
Rain nurtures a forest.
Thunder awakens many deluded beings.
One word can stir the hesitant.
One sentence can scatter all doubt.
The mind can encompass the universe.
One compassionate thought can save the world.
Prefer happiness to drudgery.
Prefer good conditions to skill.
Prefer honesty to eloquence.
Prefer Buddhahood to business.
Silence is not stupidity.
Cleverness is not wisdom.
Self-respect is not arrogance.
Subservience is ont loyalty.
Deep roots yield rich fruit.
Great rivers run clean.
You see the world from a moun-taintop.
To reach your goal,never give up.
When you are not troubled,you will be serene.
When you desire nothing,your scope will be large.
When you don't care for gain,you will be content.
When your life is tranquil,you will be natural.
Don't shun the disabled:recognize their talents.
Don't resent the able:employ them.
Ordinary things are cherished when scarce.
Ordinary people shine in the right vocation.
A small gift at the right time has great worth.
A small lesson has great value when it contains a priceless
A tree cannot grow high without roots.
A flower cannot rise without a stalk.
The highest building begins at the ground.
Au emperor has no glory without subjects.
Misunderstanding leads to trouble.
Misbehavior leads to resentment.
Dishonesty leads to disapproval.
Confusion leads to disputes.
You are tranquil when you are magnanimous.
You are upright when you are tranquil.
You are not anxious when you are upright.
You are happy when you are not anxious.
Safety is the only road home.
Hard work is the only road to success.
Virtue is the only road to triumph.
Truth and compassion is the only road to liberation.
The most beautiful thing in the world is a smile of gratitude.
The most wonderful thing in the world is the path to truth.
One reflective thought teaches righteousness.
One righteous thought brings you to paradise.
The law of causality is the central truth.
Compatibility is the essence of getting along.
Don't fear non-Buddhist thinking.
Fear perverted thinking.
Don't fear superstition.
Fear perverted faith.
Happiness is the philosopher's stone that turns everything into
Gratitude is the magic wand that turns every place into a
Evaporation is the cause,and rain the effect;rain is the fruit of
The ideal is the cause,and its realization the effect;realization
is the fruit of an ideal.
Good or bad fruit comes from good or bad causes and
conditions;you are your own gardener.
Good or bad karmic justice comes from good or ill will;you are
the master of your will.
Don't wish for a full round moon;deficiency also has beauty.
Don't seek possessions;pleasure without property is wealth.
Small steps to enlightenment reach enlightenment at the end.
Accumulated small causes and conditions find great causes and
con-ditions in the end.
Water is quiet if not stirred by wind.
Mind perseveres if not stirred by distractions.
Doing evil leads to karmic retri-bution.
Karmic retribution pays your debt and leads to liberation.
Humor is the Ch'an mind of wis-dom that laughs at self,not
Humor is the speech of wisdom that mocks self,not others.
The law of causality is not destiny;those who yield to destiny
Karmic justice is determined by actions;those who act
thoughtlessly cannot earn karmic merit.
Parents are models for children.
Teachers are models for students.
Sages are models for grown-ups.
The Buddha is the model for all.
With roots,a tree thrives after a spring rain.
With wings,a bird soars in the autumn wind.
With virtue,respect is granted in the ripeness of time.
With t'ao(way),causes and condi-tions help you overcome ignorance
to realize your Buddha nature.
There is no merit in giving millions when you wish for a reward.
A grain of rice given without attachment is the same as a
Faith is your jewel of body and mind.
Faith is your walking stick.
Faith is your fortune;faith is your treasure.
Faith is your mortar and brick.
Easy to learn the path,harder to find it.
Easy to walk the path,harder to stay on it.
Hard is enlightenment,easy to look for it.
Hard to practice it,harder than finding it.
Those who endure are powerful,brave,wise,and benevolent.
The world is half good and half bad.
Though the good half seems to be losing,it will win in the long
Thouht evil seizes the initial advantage,it will fail in the end.
Three friends of the cold winter are pine,bamboo,and plum.
Three elements of the universe are heaven,earth,and humanity.
Three virtues of living are wis-dom,benevolence,and courage.
Three poisons of mind are greed,hatred,and ignorance.
Keeping people in mind lets you attain virtue.write for
posterity,and accomplish great deeds.
Keeping the Buddha in mind lets you walk the way of
Combat is the battlefield of heroes.
Modesty is the battlefield of sages.
Meditation unseals the 8,400 verses.
Dharma teaching brings together the virtuous.
Faith inspires contented smiles.
Joy makes the world a delight.
A stone sits unmovable.
A satellite bends with gravity.
History moves beyond the past.
A great person walks humbly.
Ignorance brings defilement and suffering.
When you do not cling,you have freedom and Dharma joy.
Through understanding,realize Buddha natrre and become
Through practice,be perfectly enlightened and attain Buddhahood.
When you realize the true nature,you can teach how to cultivate
When you know the world's ways,you can teach how to transcend
Dharma function meets to promote the Dharma.
Dharma function treats the Dharma as teacher.
Dharma function follows the dharma rules.
Dharma function has joy in the Dharma.
Equality is world harmony.
Mutual respect is the core of humanistic thought.
Ecology is the law of the world.
Nature means the perfection of life
Compassion is fundamental:de skillful in practice.
Compassion is the Buddhist virtue.
Being skillful shows your wisdom in handling worldly affairs.
Intelligence and open-mindedness are essential to business
Irrationality is a crucial character defect.
Truth is the law of the universe.
Order is the principle of worldly phenomena.
Mathematics unites knowledge and logic.
Philosophy unites knowledge and reason.
Science unites knowledge and analysis.
Buddhism unites knowledge and enlightenment.
Free of delusion,you abide people happily.
Free of discrimination,you accept your surroundings peacefully.
Free of attachment,you carry on cheerfully.
Free of five desires,there is joy in your mind.
Offering of the dharma is the best possible offering.
A deed quietly done has the best possible merit.
A child's power lies in crying.
A lady's power lies in her charm.
A monk's power lies in tolerance.
A king's power lies in force and influence.
An Arhat's power lies in detach-ment.
A Bodhisattva's power lies in compassion.
With creative mind and skillful hands,you can turn corruption
With creative mind and good will,you can turn bad causes and
condi-tions into good ones.
A little compassion is both seed for cultivating virtue and root
for accumulating merits.
A little tolerance is both the vessel containing endless virtue
and the field for cultivating endless blessedness.
Indulgence in pleasure is like a lamp burning;the oil grows less
Accumulating merits is like adding oil;the lamp grows brighter
Compassion and wisdom are mental riches.
Aspiration and vow are spiritual energy.
Diligence ang hard work are physical assets.
Buddha nature is the everlasting treasure.
Better a smile than a fragrant flower.
Better a thought than clear water.
Better a poem than a symphony.
Better praise than poetry.
The truly rich are content with what they have.
The truly noble use their power to help others.
The truly bankrupt have no con-science.
The truly poor are rich in greed.
The waves of the deep ocean are silent.
The speech of a learned person is muted.
Birds gather at the mountain's summit.
Mankind gathers round virtuous people.
To enjoy success,do your duty.
to enjoy leisure,surrender attach-ment.
Wealth and glory please only con-tented people.
Heaven and earth,sun and moon belong to whoever delights,in them.
Modern transportation and global peace make everybody neighbors.
Modern communications and global harmony make everybody family.
Less desire makes you virtuous and wise.
Less prejudice makes your life expansive.
The Buddhist view of time can expand our vision of
The Buddhist view of space can expand our vision in all
The aim of government is freedom and democracy.
The aim of society is cooperation and happiness.
The aim of diplomacy is mutual respect and peace.
The aim of life is liberation and detachment.
Rivers must flow to be useful.
Air must flow to refresh.
Wealth must flow to be fruitful.
Mind must flow to be clear.
With good character and good luck,you can become rich when you
With good character and bad luck,you can still get by.
With bad character and good luck,your career cannot prosper.
With bad character and bad luck,you will be poor until you die.
Loving words are like sweet music.
A smile is like a budding flower.
Kindness is like a clear stream in a muddy world.
Truth is like a rain after drought.
The law of causality is the highest law.
Truth is the infinite treasure.
Buddha nature is the undying life.
Defilement is rising and ceasing of the false self.
Ancient society escaped primi-tive living through the invention
of the torch.
A room that has been dark a thousand years grows bright from a
Sailors are saved from the rocks by a lighthouse.
Drivers are guided by traffic sig-nals.
Don't just revere the Buddha;study the teachings.
Don't just teach the sutras;read them.
Don't just think about doing good;do it.
Don't just cultivate your mind;take action.
Truth comes from awakening the mind.
Kindness comes from consideration.
Good temperament comes from wisdom.
Beauty comes from compassion.
Nature is majestic because it is life.
Life is precious because of causes and conditions.
Nature is the t'ao(way);t'ao is the life of causes and
Life is power;power is handing down the light of life.
Death is the beginning of birth;birth is preparation for death.
Birth is not truly birth;death is not truly death.
Birth arises from causes and con-ditions;death arises from
destruction of causes and conditions.
Birth and death have no existence.
See endless worlds in a grain of sand.
Hear truth in the roar of raging waters.
Grasp eternity in a moment's cause and condition.
Discern your Buddha nature in the bright moon and cool breeze.
The sound of ancient temple bells drifts far without wings.
Effective writing stirs us though it is silent.
A withered lotus remains fragrant.
The spirits of the great survive death.
Birdsong,hum of insects,and waterfalls are the chorus of nature.
Bright flowers and green leaves are the landscape of nature.
Laughter of children is the textbook of nature.
Smiles of delight are the portrait of nature.
A garden without flowers is not pretty.
A dish without sauce does not please.
A child who is not praised is not clever or good.
A speech without applause does not move people.
Better to hear the midnight cries from the slaughterhouses than
to be troubled by war and calamity.
Better to hear the moaning of the slaughtered animals in our
plates than to bewail unending calamity in society.
Plum flowers grow fragrant is cold weather.
Germs grow resistant through adversity.
Minds grow determined through suffering.
Truth grows clear through debate.
Nature is harmony;resistance is anarchy.
Nature makes favorable conditions;excess makes trouble.
Nature is beauty;every good thing has charm.
Nature announces success:pursue causes and conditions.。