An ancient tree survives wind and frost.
A skyscraper is raised with money and sweat.
An old business has its ups and downs.
An old man is tested by misfortune.
To succeed,one needs hardship.
To be celebrated,one needs pressure.
To gain honor,one needs to labor.
To achieve,one needs to sacrifice and be dedicated.
A thousand-mile road is paved with tiny pebbles.
Narrow roads lead to high mountains.
Gorgeous embroidery requires a fine needle.
A happy life needs attentive planning.
Pigeons are bred to fly letters afar.
Horses are praised that race like the wind.
Dolphins are loved that entertain greatly.
People are admired who strive to advance.
Repeated action becomes habit.
Habit becomes character.
Character becomes fate.
Fate rules your life.
Those who don't look back have no past.
Those who don't look forward have no future.
Those who don't seize the moment have no present.
Those who don't master themselves will not change society.
Avoid a moment's anger and gain endless merit.
A moment of compassion diminishes endless bad karma.
It is better to think about improving your future than to be discouraged by one bad moment.
It is better to take a momentary loss than to regret the rest of your life.
When honor comes,examine your mind,lest a wall of arrogance block your view.
When trouble comes,examine your mind,lest the fire to hatred consume your merits.
When your world is in chaos,examine your mind,lest the torrent of worry drown your will.
When you are worried about gain and loss,examine your mind,lest the winds of suspicion and jealousy blast your confidence.
Every experience is a footstep into the future.
Every failure or success is a glimpse into the future.
Don't violate people's rights,lest you be rejected by them.
Don't shirk responsibility,lest you lose your credit.
If you can examine yourself when you are slandered,you will be more virtuous.
If you can be modest when you are commended,your practice and cultivation will be strengthened.
Without moving the hind leg,one cannot move forward.
Without getting rid of attachment,one cannot be objective,intelligent,and open-minded.
If what you say cannot benefit others,don't say it.
If what you think cannot benefit others,don't think it.
If what you do cannot benefit others,don't do it.
Constant fault finding plants evil seeds.
Reflecting on your own faults opens the door of good deeds.
Those who constantly blame others must have seen such faults and shortcomings in themselves.
Making self-examination always makes you welcome.
Being able to tolerate mean people is the mark of great and magnani-mous beings.
Being able to get along with mean people keeps one virtuous.
Not bragging about good deeds accumulates merits,as streams flow into the sea.
Not mending minor flaws leads to failure,as a stone is worn away day by day,unnoticed.
Distrust loses us the trust of others.
Suspicion destroys our contnet-ment.
Jealousy blure our friends' faces.
Daydreaming loses all we have.
Flames of hatred burn forests of merits.
Rivers of malice wash away our good names.
Unmerited wealth is enfeebling.
Unmerited reward is depressing.
Unmerited fame is a trap.
The humble are humbled.
The reckless shall fall.
For the modest rich bounty.
For compassion the world.
Rulers must be strong but not despots.
Benefactors must be rich but not misers.
Teachers must be smart but not pedants.
Businessmen must be focused but not driven.
Avoid little bad deeds,which are like water dripping on rocks.
Eventually the water breaks the rocks.
Don't ignore little good deeds.They gather power day by day.
Don't intimidate others with your power.It will decline sooner or later.
Don't depend on your courage too much.It will get you into trouble.
The good are unmoved by gossip.
The serene are unmoved by hell.
Hope and fear do not move the contented.
Nor slander nor praise,as well.
Poverty is not lack of money,but lack of learning.
Inferiority is not lack of position,but lack of confidence.
Early death is not loss of life,but loss of will.
Loneliness is not absence of children,but absence of virtue.
Don't take what you don't deserve.
Don't tell what you didn't see.
Don't make friends with bad people.
Don't awaken evil thoughts.
A little vajra can topple Mount Sumeru.
A little spark can burn down a forest.
A little germ can shatter your body.
A little repentance can repair grave transgressions.
Master and disciple are not afraid of parting.
Able people are not afraid of problems.
Virtuous people are not afraid of slander.
Real Buddhists are not afraid of poverty.
Stagnant water cannot make a clear lake.
Wisdom cannot be cultivated without strong will.
Practice and cultivation cannot be successful without keeping one's word.
Enlightenment cannot be achieved without determination.
Those who endure misfortune will be able to strive.
Those who endure humiliation will strive out of conscience.
Those who endure like a punching bag will be able to get along with others.
Those who endure suffering will savor the taste of joyfulness.
Valiant and vigorous,optimistic people are welcomed by others.
Furious and chilling,hot-tempered people are feared by others.
I gnorance and perverted thoughts bring bad karma.
Laziness and negligence ruin careers.
Blaming yourself is useless.
Whining and blaming others makes things worse.
Powerful and intelligent people can be tolerant.
Tolerance reveals courage,ability,dedication,and responsibility.
Able people are calm in crisis.
Inept people panic at a trifle.
Hatred is a blast that blows away good affinity.
Ignorance is a flood that washes away happiness.
Arrogance is a reef that sinks your career.
Jealousy is a wave that drowns your intellect.
Those who wish to be great are not necessarily great.
Those who work behind the scenes are not necessarily unimportant.
The spirit of open-minded people is ample.
The spirit of dissolute people is dispelled.
The spirit of frugal people is firm.
The spirit of stingy people is shrinking.
The spirit of prudent people is stable.
The spirit of restrained people is stagnant.
The spirit of silent people is harmonious.
The spirit of deceitful people is sunken.
The spirit of frank people is candid.
The spirit of wild people is tense.
The spirit of calm people is concentrated.
The spirit of hollow people is haughty.
The spirit of honest people is spacious.
The spirit of ignorant people is dull.
The spirit of keen people is clear.
The spirit of cold-hearted people is hurried.
Trees cannot grow unless bathed in heat and rain.
People cannot be pure without strict training.
Wealth frustrates the will of the virtuous.It is better to become virtuous after becoming rich.
Wealth increases the faults of the stupid.It is better to get rid of ignorance after becoming rich.
When you stumble,find out why and pull yourself up.
When you are frustated,find the reason and start again.
When you have problems,ask if you are the cause and break your stubbornness.
When you are baffled,examine your goal and follow causes and conditions.
Don't whine about inferiority:some are worse than you.
Don't swell with superiority:some re better than you.
Gratitude makes for progress.
Conscience makes for virtue.
Arrogance is the chief hindrance to improvement.
Arrogance is the chief enemy of practice and cultivation.
If we have not learned,we should think more.
If we have not thought,we should practice more.
Making good affinity helps you attain good karma and dissolve bad causes and conditions.
Making bad affinity brings failure.
The truly deaf do not listen to good advice.
The truly blind do not look at others' good deeds.
The truly dumb never speak well of others.
The truly retarded reject the truth.
When you work hard,don't worry about success or failure.
When you have done your best,don't worry it you failed.
Some will pass their examinations,some fail.
Those who pass won't necessarily succeed later,and those who fail will not stay down forever.
When baffled,don't be upset.
When frightened,be carefree.
When criticized,examine yourself and change.
When frustrated,work harder.
When we are not afraid of stumbling, we learn to walk.
When we determine to do good,we win trust.
When we are not afraid of obstacles,we find a way.
When we have the courage to subdue demons,we march towards success.
The pity is not to be unemployed,but to lack will.
The pity is not to be uneducated,but not to try to learn.
The pity is not to lack talent,but to be immoral.
The pity is not to fail,but to lack hope.
Influential people are at their best when they do not flaunt their power.
Important people are great only when they rely on their character,not their position.
Self-examination is the mother of progress.
Self-humiliation is the source of degradation.
Better do good anonymously than do ill famously.
Cultivate good habits diligently.
Transform bad habits diligently.
The determined cannot be brought down.
The courageous do not crave sympathy.
Doing the impossible is the task of great beings.
Tolerating the intolerable is the cultivation of sages.
Always relying on others leads to failure.
Taking responsibility leads to success.
Look at yourself when pointing out flaws in others.
Think twice the before you condemn.
The worst fault is unwillingness to get along.
The worst ignorance is blindness to truth.
The wisest thing is not to repeat a mistake.
The best cultivation is not to blame others for your faults.
As the earth is willing to carry all things,we must strengthen our endurance.
As the high moutain is hard to climb,we must get rid of arrogance.
As the weeds of defilement grow most quickly,we must cut defilement away.
As the wind of thought is hardest to catch,we must protect our frue minds.
Admitting faults leads to correction.
Correcting faults leads to progress.
Helping others leads to good affinity.
Self-examination leads to virtue.
One who behaves badly,but corrects others,is whithout virtue.
One who is rude,but expects courtesy from others,is without manners.
Persist in your goal of a successful business.
Work hard to make your dreams come true.
A mean person loves to hear that good people have made mistakes;he prefers a world in chaos.
A virtuous person hates to hear that mean people have done bad things;he enjoys a tranquil world.
Do your duty if you hope to advance.
Be charitable if you want a rich harvest.
People lose who fight.
People win who yield.
The sick teach us the fortune of good health.
The hungry teach us the happiness of prosperity.
The overworked teach us the delight of leisure.
The imprisond teach us the joy of freedom.
Heat and cold may kill us.
Storms can destroy our belongings.
Cliffs and precipices threaten our safety.
Sensual pleasures eat away at our minds.
There's a dangerous abyss in the lure of a beauty.
They are demon's claws that ensnare you with gold.
There's a vicious trap in a life of drugs.
There's moral rot in the life of idleness.
If you rise above failure,you may yet succeed.
If you withstand disappointment,you will succeed.
Like sailboats we go,billowing with confidence.
Like soldiers in battle,we persevere under fire.
Caring without intruding increases our virtue.
Respecting without annoying makes good affinity.
Tolerating without aversion accumulates merits.
Flexibility without attachment frees us from care.
Relinquish the sword of hatred,free your body and mind.
Sever the bond of obstinacy,profit from meditation.
When powerless and worried,be calm and patient.
When powerless and lonely,be confident and strong.
We seek happiness,but too much of it leads to sorrow.
We fly from suffering because too much of it is dispiriting.
Do not see what you should not see;it will trouble you.
Do not hear what you should not hear;it will trouble you.
Do not ask what you should not ask;it will trouble you.
Do not do what you should not do;it will trouble you.
A gifted person gains energy from adversity.
A gifted person turns harsh words into the music of compassion,lovingkindness,joyfulness,and equanimity.
Those who respect themselves do not humiliate themselves.
Those who respect others do not humiliate others.
Don't be discouraged by failure;it is the first stage of success.
Don't boast about success;it masks the shadow of failure.
To practice and cultivate,don't be attached to money,love,or hate.
To get along,don't be arrogant,whine,or blame yourself.
To make friends,don't be false,corrupt,or unprincipled.
To carry on in society,don't be faithless to the nation,the people,or yourself.
Those worthy of being used will be successful.
Those willing to be used will be useful.
Those who cannot be used will hardly be successful.
Those who refuse to be used will hardly be useful.
The determined will do everything to succeed.
The irresolute think it's impossible to achieve anything.
The nuisance anger is the father of misery.
Determination is not turned aside by worry;determination is the mother of brilliance.
If you do not learn from a good teacher,you will regret it.
If you do not make friends with a sage,you will regret it.
If you do not show filial piety,you will regret it when your parents die.
If you are not loyal to your boss,you will regret it when you are fired.
If you do not have the courage to do what's right,you will regret it always.
If you do not save someone from danger,you will regret it.
If yiu do not believe in the law of causality,you will regret it after the karmic retribution.
If you do not walk the path of Buddhahood,you will regret it after you die.
Attain virtue to gain repute.
Go into business to improve your life.
Make a plan to succeed in business.
Write with skill to be celebrated by history.
For the hesitant,a thousand words do not help.
For the determined,a word or two is like spring rain.
You are your biggest enemy.
Subduing yourself is your greatest victory.
You must spend greatly to squander greatly.
If you spend greatly,you must scheme grandly.
If you scheme grandly,you will demand greatly.
If you demand greatly,you will be humbled massively.
A magnanimous person may be learned.
A learned person may be great.
A great person will be tolerant.
A tolerant person may be wealthy.
To cultivate magnanimity,study the lives of the great.
To cultivate determination,weigh your ideals and aspirations.
To cultivate virtue you must renounce fame and gain.
Your career will fail if you don't renounce selfishness.
Better to admit a mistake than to lie.
Better to be wronged than to do wrong.
Better to be taken advantage of than to have bad relations.
Better to be thought useless than to bring ruin to the world.
Use magnanimity to grow more magnanimous.
Use frugality to sustain your family.
Use earnestness to cultivate your resolve.
Use detachment to enlarge your virtue.
In your lifelong journey press forward,but relax when things sometimes bog down.
In your lifelong journey be steadfast,but stay calm when you feel overwhelmed.
If your mind is proud,you will be arrogant.
If your mind is vacillating,you will be impatient.
If your mind is modest,you will be astute.
If your mind is pragmatic,you will be resolute.
We must recognize that a good deed that is harmless is far better than one that harms a few.
The wise know that a bad deed that helps somebody is far worse than one that helps nobody.
Salt makes a delicious dish sumptuous.
Honeyed words cannot make you rich.
Practice is rquired for attainment.
Opportunism cannot make you a success.
More useful than theory is practice.
More powerful than words is action.
More valuable than genius is edu-cation.
More practical than intellect is hard work.
Cautious speech averts eavesdropping.
Cautious behavior arrests gossip.
作者 ： 星云大师