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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 Php 825,000 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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To elevate one's character, one needs to embrace everyone and rejoice in their achievements and admirable qualities.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Strive not to compete with other but to strengthen our resolve.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

We need to be firm in our moral ideals and empower them with courage and persistence.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

To elevate one's character, one does not need power but rather loving care.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

One becomes virtuous as one learns from giving,

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Composure is the ability to avoid becoming angry at the insults of others or smug from praise.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

One must first engage in self-scrutiny to earn the trust of others.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

With determination, one will move forward. Without determination, one will fall back.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Ideals should be far-reaching; actions should be practical.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Character building starts with trustworthiness.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

What is manifest on the outside can reveal one's inner character.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

No matter how knowledgeable a person is, the most important things are to remember one's roots and look after one's character.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

To be happy, first make others happy; to be successful, first help others become successful.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Determination and great vows are the forces which create happiness in life.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Virtue commands respect. One should act in moderation and curtail desire.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Upholding precepts and discipline is a meritorious practice.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

By observing propriety, one cares for oneself. Only when one cares for oneself is it possible to love others.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

When we make great vows and put them into action, we realize our true virtues.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Good relations with others come from giving selflessly and earning the fondness, trust, and admiration of others.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

If one's heart is often filled with kindness and sincerity towards others, one will win the hearts of others.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

To covet and take from others is to harm one's own character.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

With deep humility and comes great character.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Morality is a duty and observing propriety is an obligation for a human being.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Compare one's material life with those less wealthy; elevate one's character, and the maturation of wisdom.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

True wealth is measured in virtue; true character is measured in filial gratitude.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Uphold the spirit of sincerity, integrity, trustworthiness, and honesty.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

The beauty of people lies in their virtue; it is displayed through their good deeds, good words and good heart.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Courteous people are liked by everyone; reasonable people are respected by everyone.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Good morals provide hope for humanity and are the foundation for happiness.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

One must do good deeds with sincerity, deal with affairs with integrity, treat people with honesty and stay trustworthy at all times.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

One can be materially poor, but one must not be poor in determination and spirit.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation, Founder

There is great wealth as one lives a simple life. There is great willpower

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation, Founder

Propriety is revealed with every action and every movement.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation, Founder

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