Wednesday, Oct 24

Tzu Chi’s Eight Footprints

Tzu Chi volunteers selflessly contribute through a mindset of gratitude, expressing their sincerest care and support to each and every individual in need.

The shared goal of Tzu Chi volunteers is to cultivate sincerity, integrity, faith, and honesty within while exercising kindness, compassion, joy, and selflessness to humanity through concrete actions. Transcending the bounds of race, nationality, language, and religion, they serve the world under the notion that “when others are hurting, we feel their pain; when others suffer, we feel their sorrow”. Not only do the volunteers endeavor to promote the universal value of “Great Love,” they also fully employ the humanitarian spirit of Chinese culture to its utmost.

Tzu Chi Foundation’s “Four Major Missions” consist of Charity, Medicine, Education, and Humanity. Adding the efforts in Bone Marrow Donation, Environmental Protection, Community Volunteerism, and International Relief, the undertakings are now collectively known as “Tzu Chi’s Eight Footprints”.

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“There is great strength when everyone does good deeds. There is good fortune when everyone creates blessings.” – Dharma Master Cheng Yen

About Tzu Chi Foundation Philippines

In 1991, founder of Taiwan-based Tzu Chi Foundation, Master Cheng Yen received The Magsaysay Community Leadership Award from the Philippine Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation. This is the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in Asia. Along with the award came a prize money of US $30,000 (worth approximately Php825,000 then) which the Master distributed to two beneficiaries - the victims of the China flooding and of the Mt. Pinatubo eruption. The award paved way to the exposure of the Master’s compassion to the Chinese community in the Philippines.

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Life's greatest value lies in our shouldering responsibilities for the world.

生命的價值,在於能為人間負責任。

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Live a life guided by principles, sensibility and generosity.

人生要懂事,懂理;懂得做人,懂得付出。

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Setbacks are unavoidable, but to cultivate wisdom and grow spiritually, one must overcome life's trials.

人生難免遭遇挫折,要經得起考驗,才能保住慧命,突破難關

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The most precious possession is life, and the worst torment is illness. Ridding the world of suffering begins with ridding people of illness.

人生最寶貴的是生命,最痛苦的是病痛,所以拔苦從拔除病苦開始。

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A Blessed life is one filled with love.

有愛的人生才幸福。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

A life without mission is a life without value.

沒有使命的人生,是沒有價值的生命。

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A beautiful life comes from love and devotion.

有愛心與奉獻,就是美麗的人生。

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Giving more and demanding less is the secret to a delightful life.

計較少一點,付出多一些,就是可愛的人生。

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The four treasures in life are: sleep soundly, eat happily, laugh joyfully, and work healthily.

安心睡,快樂吃,歡喜笑,健康做,是人生四寶。

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The three desirable qualities of a senior citizen are: a lifetime of experience, good health, and the willingness to volunteer and share.

老來有「三好」: 經驗豐富好,健康長壽好,走入社會當志工更好。

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We cannot control the length of our life, but we can strive to extend its depth and scope.

人生無法掌握生命的長度,卻能自我拓寬生命寬度與厚度。

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Life is filled with pain and suffering, but also with hope and love.

雖然人生充滿苦難與悲痛,但是也充滿希望與愛。

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Take setbacks and defeats in life as education. Do not be afraid of difficulties. The greater the difficulty, the braver one becomes. This is the way of a spiritual warrior.

將人生的挫折視為教育,不畏艱難,愈挫愈勇,即是生命的勇士。

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The most beautiful life is one in harmony; the most blessed society is one in peace.

和諧的人生最美,安定的社會最幸福。

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Only through the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty can life itself be dignified.

追求真善美,才能美化人生。

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A simple heart purifies life; a complicated corrupts it.

簡單,可以淨化人生; 複雜,會醜化人生。

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Suffering can provide a priceless lesson.

苦難是一堂寶貴的人生課程。

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With a broad and joyous heart, accept the play that is our life for its script was authored in our past.

以寬廣的歡喜心,接受過去所寫的人生劇本。

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Life's abundance lies not in the material, but in the spiritual.

人生富足之道,不在於物質,而在於自心。

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Before discussing life and death, first understand how to eliminate afflictions of the mind.

談生死,應瞭解如何去除煩惱。

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From birth till death, what's important is to develop and cultivate virtuous activities in life.

從生到死的這段時日,重要的是立德與立行。

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In life there is no turning back; meet adversity courageously as it comes.

人生沒有回頭的機會,遇逆境應勇敢面對。

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The measure of our life lies not in its longevity but in the awareness and vigor with which we contribute to humanity.

愛惜生命並非計較壽命長短,而是應時時提高警覺,把握分秒利益人間。

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Understand the truth, safeguard principles, and observe propriety. This leads to a radiant and open life.

能知理、惜理、守禮,就是光明磊落的人生。

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A good thought generated in one second, if maintained, can become the direction and purpose of a lifetime.

一秒鐘一輩子,能恆持一念心,就是一生的方向。

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The true value of life is judged by how well we use it, not by the opinions of other people.

人生是否有價值,不在於他人眼光,而在於善用生命良能。

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One who leads a content life with the least desire is the wealthiest.

少欲知足,是最富有的人生。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

If one works only to make a living, life is not satisfying. Live for our work. This is the true value of life.

為生活而工作,人生不快樂; 為工作而生活,才是人生的真價值。

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Life is beset with difficulties, but with a determined heart they will no longer be difficult.

人生困難重重,有心就不難。

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Life may be long or short, but virtuous deeds carried out with genuine sincerity create beautiful melodies of life.

無論人生長短,只要真實地付出善念,就是很美的生命樂章。

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Events illustrate principles; principles guide actions.

以事顯理,以理行事。

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Only by treating others with kindness can one lead a happy and peaceful life.

對人和睦才能歡喜,自在地過日子。

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Success is achieved by seizing the moment and accepting its challenges.

與時競爭,接受考驗,才會成功。

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Overcoming difficulties in human relationships not only sharpens our wisdom but also strengthens our resolve and courage.

人事的艱難,不但是智慧的磨刀石,也能長養毅力與勇氣。

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True wealth is the peace of mind attained from applying one's wealth to benefit humankind.

善用世間財利益人群,獲得輕安自在,才是真正屬於自己。

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While thrift is a virtue, spending money on a worthy cause generates greater virtue.

省錢是美德,用錢用得有意義是功德。

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Accepting adversities in human relationships with a joyous heart creates positive affinities and generates good karma.

人事逢逆境,當歡喜順受,自有好因緣、好果報。

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Those who know principles are not necessarily sensible; those who are sensible always understand principles.

懂理的人,不一定懂事; 懂事的人,一定懂理。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Life is a balancing act of people, affairs and principles.

生命需用在人、事、理會合的生活中。

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There is great satisfaction in work when no task is left undone and no one is left idle.

人人有事做,事事有人做,則愈做愈歡喜。

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Great strength comes from unity of minds and efforts.

心合、齊力,力量就大。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

To learn the truth of life, adopt the spirit of a student.

以上課的精神,學習人生的真實。

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Excellence is achieved by being mindful.

用心就是專業。

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If we pursue our profession with a sense of mission, we will find both joy and meaning in life.

用志願的精神從事專業工作,就會很愉快也很有價值。

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Motivated people get things done because they want to, not because others want them to.

有心做事的人,是「事因人做」,不是「因人做事」。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Make good use of time! Changing the way we work is a way to rest.

分秒必爭,換一個工作方式就是休息。

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Self-discipline is being responsible for oneself and managing oneself-well.

自我管理,就是每個人應對自己負責、管理好自己。

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It is right to take one's work seriously but wrong to get caught up in gossips and disputes.

對「工作認真」是正確的,對「是非認真」則是錯誤的。

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Human miseries come from struggling with oneself and with others.

人生的苦惱,莫過於與自己、人事過不去。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

When we experience friction with others, we should thank them for tempering our spirit and allowing it to shine.

與人摩擦,應感恩對方願意磨練自己,使我們的心靈光亮。

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Entrust love to discipline oneself and care for others.

以愛自我管理,用愛關懷他人。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Effective team leadership is to "guide with wisdom and administrate with love."

引導團隊的良方,在「用智慧輔導,以愛心對待」。

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A committed person will transform pressure into a mission and thus tap into an inexhaustible well of joy and energy.

勇於承擔的人,會將壓力轉為使命,則力量源源不竭,能做得歡喜。

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Excessive justification weakens relationships. When relationships are weakened, it becomes difficult to accomplish tasks together.

理講太多,情就薄; 情感淡薄,事難成。

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It takes wisdom not to inflict suffering on others when oneself is suffering.

受人折磨,能注意不折磨他人,也是增添一分智慧。

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Engage in positive speech, refrain from gossiping.

好話多說,是非不談。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

One must be sensible and reasonable in daily life in order to realize the truth.

能合情、合事、合理,才是真理。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Do not get entangled in petty conflicts; instead, focus on bigger issues concerning the world.

個人是非莫計較,大是大非應明辨。

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Wisdom is cultivated by freeing our minds from distractions, and adopting an optimistic and pragmatic attitude in all that we do.

心無雜念、凡事樂觀、踏實做事,就會有智慧。

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Forging harmonious relationships in daily living requires that we be flexible and accommodating when upholding our principles.

待人處事,在原則中有方便,在方正中有圓絨,才能和諧。

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Only through the challenges encountered in human affairs is a gentle heart cultivated.

未經人事磨練,磨不出柔軟心。

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In the face of difficulty, just wholeheartedly do our best with all our strength and effort.

面對困難,當下盡心、盡力、盡人事就對了。

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Sincerity in relationship begins with respect and gratitude.

對人虔誠,要尊重; 對事虔誠,要感恩。

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Only by realizing the truth of suffering, can one attain happiness.

若能知苦,才能得樂。

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Simplicity is beauty.

簡單就是美。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Love's true power comes from its purity.

單純就是愛的力量。

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Parents provide the mold and teachers provide the model; through each of their actions they teach children the right view of life.

父母是孩子的「模」,老師是學生的 「樣」; 以好模樣,培育孩子正確的人生觀。

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One who can show us the right path is a good teacher. One who can walk the right path with us is a good friend.

能指引正路,是良師 ; 能同行正道,是益友。

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Blessings come from being sincere and pious in each and every moment. Peace comes from being compassionate and kindhearted in daily life.

時時虔誠,無不吉祥; 日日好心,無不平安。

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With a loving heart, nothing is impossible.

愛心的力量,比什麼都有用。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Love is taking care of oneself by freeing one's mind of worries and conducting onself with propriety.

愛心是照顧好自心 ---對內,不起煩惱;對外,不破壞形象。

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Society needs love and human beings need love. Love is the greatest blessing in our lives.

社會需要愛,人人需要愛;愛是人生最大的幸福。

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A heart brimming with love can transcend hatred and hostility.

心有滿滿的愛,能化解仇恨與敵對。

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The power of love can soothe our mind, harmonize society and eliminate suffering.

愛的力量,可以撫平心靈的不安,讓社會安定祥和,消除一切的災難。

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There is no regret when one acts out of Great Love.

為大愛付出的願,不會有失落感。

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Humanity at its worst manifests egotism and hatred. Humanity at its best manifest great compassion and tender loving kindness.

人生最醜陋的是私愛與仇恨; 最美的是大愛與溫情。

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One who has love and works together with others with one heart and one mind never walks alone.

人生有愛,同心同力就不孤單。

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Carry love in the heart and express it through actions.

心中有愛,也要「行」中有愛。

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Only by transcending individual love can one's ability to love and be loved be free of stress and anxiety.

超越迷情小愛,才能愛得一方心無掛礙,一方解脫自在。

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Great Love embodies individual love, but individual love cannot comprehend Great Love.

大愛包含小愛,小愛卻無法體會大愛。

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Individual love is saddled with anxiety whereas Great Love is liberating.

小愛充滿煩惱,大愛輕安自在。

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Love transcends distance and eliminates chaos in society.

有愛,就沒有距離; 用愛調和,能消除社會亂象。

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A loving heart is beautiful; it leaves lasting memories.

愛心最美,愛心的記憶最深。

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Those who donate their body for medical education are heroes of life.

人生的最後,奉獻軀體作醫學教育,是生命的勇者。

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Wisdom empowers Great Love.

有智慧,能發揮勇猛的大愛。

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Needs and desires render one subservient to outside influences. Only without needs or desires can one be brave and determined.

有求有私,會受環境控制; 無求無私,才能勇敢堅定。

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Forgiveness arises from love, and it is life's most moving chapter.

寬恕由愛而起,是人間最動人的篇章。

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Helping the poor requires Great Love; educating the rich requires great patience.

濟貧要用愛心,教富要用耐心。

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Pure and sincere love is the force behind world harmony and humanity's hope.

真誠的愛,是天下和平、亮麗的力量。

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With love in our heart, we can act as a positive influence on others.

有愛心,就能成為他人生命中的貴人。

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Respect for life is protecting the well-being of life.

將放生的心態轉為護生,才是真正的尊重生命。

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In this world, everyone is family and everywhere the place for spiritual growth.

人間何處非家人,天下無處不道場。

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We are connected like one big family. Therefore, love each other during peaceful times and help each other when calamities strike.

天下一家親,平安時要互愛,災難來臨時要互助。

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With love, even hell can be transformed into heaven.

只要有愛心,地獄也可以改造成天堂。

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Doctors are the guardians of life; teachers are the guardians of wisdom.

人醫,是守護生命的磐石; 人師,是守護慧命的磐石。

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The love one receives is as great as the love that one gives.

付出的愛有多寬,得到的愛就有多廣。

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Love is a miraculous means of gaining wealth.

愛是致富的妙方。

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Great Love makes no distinction between rich or poor, sees everyone as equals, and engenders kindness and harmony.

大愛無貴賤,眾生皆平等,不分他你我,心善即氣和。

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Great Love ends human suffering. Compassion and kindness bring joy to the world.

大愛人間除苦難,慈悲濟世得歡喜。

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True happiness is measured by love, and not by one's possessions.

真正的歡喜,不在於擁有多少,而是有愛。

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If everyone exercise the love in their heart, then goodness and blessings will accumulate, creating a cycle of kindness.

人人發揮心中的愛,能凝聚善的福業,形成善的循環。

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There is a kind heart in each of us. If inspired, the love in us will kindled.

每個人都有一念善心,只要被啟發,愛心就能被點燃。

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Encouraging good deeds is a means to awakening our pure and genuine loving heart.

鼓勵善行,在於喚起人人清淨的愛心。

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Caring for others is caring for oneself. Helping others is helping oneself.

關心別人就是關心自己,救助別人就是救助自己。

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Competing for wealth or fame brings affliction. Doing good deeds brings happiness.

煩惱起於名利竸爭,快樂來自及時行善。

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Charity is like a well that never runs dry, but one has to first dig the well.

為善如汲井水,即使汲取再多,仍會不絕地湧出,怕的是不掘井。

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Wholeheartedly perform good deeds and one will be naturally blessed.

一心做好事,自然就有福。

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There is a fine line between fortunate and unfortunate. Being able to give is fortunate; wishing to receive is unfortunate

幸與不幸一念間,能付出是幸福,希望被幫助是辛苦。

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Whether the road is smooth or rough, always be grateful to the people who paved the way for us.

無論路途坎坷或平坦,都應感恩鋪路的人。

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Acts of generosity are perceived as helping others when we ourselves are the true beneficiaries.

布施,有形的救濟別人,無形的幫助自己。

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The healthy should look after the sick; the untroubled should look after the suffering.

健康的人,要照顧不健康的人; 平安的人,要照顧有災難的人。

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Doing good deeds is one's duty. By giving without expecting reciprocation, one's spirit will be at ease.

行善是本分、付出無所求,不執著 「善有善報」,自然輕安自在。

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Love and gratitude form a cycle of kindness.

愛與感恩是善的循環。

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Wholeheartedly gather the power of love and create a circle of love.

用心凝聚愛的力量,創造愛的循環。

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The more good deeds we do, the more worries we let go of.

多做一件善事,就放下一項煩惱。

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One who has a loving heart also has faith in doing good deeds

愛心一啓發,行善有信心。

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Each act of goodness translates to a blessings and reduces suffering in the world.

行一分善,得一分福,就減一分災難。

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Tender loving care is found in all corners of the world. Everyone can be a Bodhisattva to help those in need.

人間處處有溫情,菩薩無處不現身。

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Acts of generosity enrich the heart.

樂於付出,心靈富足。

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Good fortune is to have a kind heart and create blessings.

心善造福是福氣。

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Get inspired, be mindful, and bring out in everyone. Share resources, make efforts, and gather strength from everyone.

發心、用心、集人人愛心; 借力、用力、集人人大力。

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There is great strength when everyone does good deeds. There is good fortune when everyone creates blessings.

善需大家做,力量才會強; 福需大家造,福氣才會大。

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Only with a loving heart can there be blessings in life. Only with acts of generosity can there be gains in life.

心中有愛才有福,有付出才有所得。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

A kind thought creates a good karmic connection; a kind world brings a sense of joy.

生一念好心,則結一分好緣; 說一句好話,則多一分歡喜。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Only when we have discovered our basic goodness can we hope to harness its latent power.

啓發良知,才能發揮良能。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

One who gives with expectation of repayment will be miserable if the expectations are not met; even if on e receives what one wishes for the happiness gained will be short-lived.

付出有所求,求不得,苦不堪言; 若求得,歡喜也短暫。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Doing good deeds requires self-confidence in order to dispel all doubts and fear.

為善要有自信,才能發揮不畏懼的堅定力量。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Start with good intentions and one will head in the right direction. Make good vows and one will have the strength to contribute.

發好心,就有正確的方向; 立好願,就有付出的力量。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Poverty is temporary; only by having a loving heart can one experience eternal wealth.

貧窮是一時,能啟發出愛心,才是永恆的富有。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

To have love in one's heart is to lead a rich life. To accumulate blessings is to create a kind a beautiful world.

心中有愛,就是富有人生; 福緣共聚,就是美善人間。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

When there are many good people, the power of blessings and kindness is great.

好人多,福氣與善的力量就大。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Collectively, Kind thoughts and good deeds from everyone will generate enough merit to triumph over calamities.

人人起一念善,造一分福,可以匯聚為福氣,消弭災殃。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Acts of kindness from each one of us are like the nectar of love that can enrich the hearts of many.

一人一善,點滴付出,可以讓人人心地滋潤到愛的甘露。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

People who share a common mission in life need to constantly encourage and inspire one another to maintain their kind thoughts.

有志一同的人時時彼此鞭策、勉勵,才能照顧好自己一念善心。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder