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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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A broad and forgiving hearts is the foundation of happiness.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

If we take good care of our mind, we will be happy; otherwise, we will experience more suffering.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Be willing to give and happy to accept whatever comes.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

The living must be at peace of the deceased to depart in peace.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

If we mindful, the truth is near us; otherwise, the truth is distant.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Optimism and pessimism are on. By changing our thoughts, we can turn pessimism to optimism.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Do not let the environment influence our mind. We need to improve the environment with diligence and perseverance.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Rather than searching for a path, search within own mind; instead of asking for directions, ask our heart.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Only by being mindful can we realize our true nature.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

The body can tire but the spirit must not tire, for the spirit is the fountain of wisdom.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Physical illness is not frightening; what is frightening is illness of the mind. Lacking material goods is not devastating; what is devastating is poverty of the spirit.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

It is better to have a big heart than a big house.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Natural disasters are caused by human wrongdoings that originated from the human mind.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Faith is the foundation of life.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

The best remedy for mental ailments is a focused mind free of distractions.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

A joyful heart creates optimism; a grumbling heart creates resentment.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

A content heart is not be suspicious of others; a heart full of gratitude will treat others with love.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Happiness and optimism are excellent vaccines against spiritual viruses.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Simplicity in living is a blessing; simplicity in thinking is bliss.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

The three prerequisites of good spiritual health are; optimism, understanding, and love.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Think not about things one cannot do; worry not about things beyond one's reach.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

By reducing our wants and worries, we make space in our heart for wisdom.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

We need to cherish current circumstances and be at ease with their passing to avoid disturbing our mind with worries.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

To prevent spiritual calamities, one needs to learn how to nurture a resilient and healthy spirit.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

To clearly see the world, we need to constantly clear away the shadows in our minds.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

A regretful heart is laden with worries; a willing heart gives with joy.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Clear away the haze covering the mind to reveal one's beautiful nature.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Do not reject or resent those who do not have a good affinity with us. Do not be overly attached to those who have good affinity with us.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

When one's mind is free of attachment, one will feel a great sense of harmony.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

The best way to live a long life is to uphold the right views and avoid covetous thoughts.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

So-called "hard times" do not refer to the length of time that passes, rather that time passes slowly because the heart is saddled with burdens.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation, Founder

The hearts desires are the causes of life's greatest miseries.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation, Founder

A broad and open heart is a heart of kindness; simple and pure mind is a mind of beauty.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation, Founder

Spiritual disabilities are devastating, while physical disabilities are not.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation, Philippines

The way to keep our mind unpolluted is to let bygones be bygones.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation, Philippines

With a tranquil and peaceful heart, the road is smooth. With a broad and open heart, the road is wide.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Be a spiritual farmer who cultivates fields of blessings for oneself and others.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

A strong mind can carry our missions without fear of external pressure.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

So long as one is optimistic and determined, no challenges are too hard to bear.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

We can choose to bear grudges or forgive. With a change of thought, we can tolerate everything.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Self-reflection reveals the most alluring sceneries of our mind

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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