Wednesday, Aug 15

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 Social 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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We do not have ownership of our life, only the privilege of using it.
人生只有使用權,沒有所有權。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

A healthy mental attitude is vital to good health, which in turn leads to a happy and fulfilling life.
要活得健康,重要的是心理健康,人生才會幸福。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Happiness is not about wealth, power or position; it is about living in peace, joy and harmony.
幸福不是財富多,權大,位高,而是自在,快樂,平安。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Living to serve humanity is the life of a genuine human being. Working just to make a living is the life of an ordinary living being.
為人群服務,是 「人生」 ;為生活服務,是「眾生」。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Our responsibility in life is to do the greatest good for all of humanity.
人生的責任,是要做利益人群的事。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Founder

Life's harshest punishment is regret.
人生最大的懲罰是後悔。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Founder

Understand the truth of life - turn greed into generosity, hate into compassion, and ignorance into wisdom.
要看清人生的道理---以布施的心轉慳貪,以慈悲心轉瞋恚,以智慧心轉愚癡。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Founder

Truth is to be practiced in our daily living.
真理就是人生可行之路。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Founder

Gratitude, rather than complaint, opens the doors to life.
常懷感恩心而不埋怨,人生道路才能暢通無礙。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Founder

A Life filled with desire and expectation is a life filled with pain and affliction.
有所求的人生,就有痛苦與煩惱。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Founder

An enlightened life means knowing how to give and create blessings.
覺悟的人生,知道如何付出與造福。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Our life is valuable only to the extent that it is well used.
生命無價,會用才有價值,不會用則是白白浪費。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Make today count! It comes only once in a lifetime.
今天只有一次,應好好把握做該做的事。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

If one fully realizes the truth, one will not walk astray from life's path.
心若能融會貫通道理,人生的方向就不會走錯。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

The true value of life is in accomplishing meaningful deeds.
做對人生有意義的事,才是生命真正的價值。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Without hardship in life, we cannot fully understand the truth nor develop our full potential.
沒有吃過苦的人生,就無法真正探討道理也無法充分發揮良能。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Life's most valuable gift is a healthy body; more valuable yet is following the right direction.
人生最有價值的,是健康的身體;比健康更有價值的,是正確的人生方向。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Only with a proper view on life can one enjoy a happy life.
擁有正確的人生觀,才能擁有幸福的人生。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Live a life guided by principles, sensibility and generosity.
人生要懂事,懂理;懂得做人,懂得付出。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

A beautiful life comes from love and devotion.
有愛心與奉獻,就是美麗的人生。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Life is filled with pain and suffering, but also with hope anf love.
雖然人生充滿苦難與悲痛,但是也充滿希望與愛。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder