Wednesday, Nov 21

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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If everyone exercises 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。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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

每個人都有一念善心,只要被啟發,愛心就能被點燃。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Wholeheartedly perform good deeds and one will be naturally blessed.

一心做好事,自然就有福。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Love and gratitude form a cycle of kindness.

愛與感恩是善的循環。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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

愛心一啓發,行善有信心。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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

行一分善,得一分福,就減一分災難。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Acts of generosity enrich the heart.

樂於付出,心靈富足。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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

心善造福是福氣。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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 word 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 expectations of repayment will be miserable if the expectations are not met; even if one 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 and 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