修心路上煩惱多，悟者自心守本源， 多劫多難心來化，心中無念福壽延。 The spiritual path to enlightenment is riddled with afflictions and obstacles. It is important that the enlightened guard their inherent Buddha nature. It takes the mind to overcome whatever hardship or calamity that comes our way. Only when one’s mind is devoid of thought can one be blessed with good fortune and longevity.
一個人知足，就擁有快樂和富有。 有福氣的人要學會低調，就福壽延綿。 A contented person enjoys happiness and wealth. A blessed person should learn to keep a low profile, then they will be able to prolong their good fortune and their lifespan.
學佛人要懂得知恩圖報。 心有感恩，就會少生怨氣，少生瞋恨心， 時間長了會生出善心， 無怨無悔的為了眾生恆生善心。 We as Buddhist practitioners should find ways to repay the kindnesses extended to us. The more feelings of gratitude we nurture, the less resentment we will harbour in our heart.
身體髒了，要洗澡。 內臟髒了，要大量喝水，裡面“洗澡”。 《黃帝內經》曾說，水是最好的藥， 大量喝水，可清洗內臟。 精神上“洗澡”用什麼方法？ 許願、念經、放生。 We need to cleanse the body when it is dirty. Similarly, we need to drink plenty of water to cleanse the internal organs when they are dirty. According to the foundational work of Chinese medicine, Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic , water is the best medicine. Consuming plenty of water [...]
心平安了，意念乾淨了， 世界都會對你微笑。 當你對自己微笑的時候， 世界上就沒有煩惱能纏住你； 當你對自己非常真誠的時候， 世界上沒有人能欺騙你。 The whole world will smile at you when your heart is peaceful and your mind is clean. When you can smile at yourself, not a single trouble in the world will affect you. When you are sincere to yourself, no one in the world can deceive you.
在人間， 什麼路都可以走，唯獨絕路不能走； 什麼路都可以選擇，唯獨歧途不能選擇。 人生的道路很挫折， 但是我們要昂首闊步地走上坡， 你會避開很多彎路、小路、險路。 精進學佛，再長的路也能走過。 學佛不僅僅在於持續， 更重要在於保持正確的學佛方向。 We can take any road in the world, but never the road to ruin. We can choose any path, but never the one that leads us astray. Despite the many obstacles along the path in life, we must walk uphill with our heads held high. In [...]
憤恨只能增加悲傷， 只有慈悲才能讓心情舒暢。 Holding onto resentment only deepens our sadness. Showing compassion opens our hearts.
懂得快樂的人， 每一天活在世界上沒有不快樂的。 何須頓足捶胸、長吁短歎， 正所謂聽得春花秋月語， 必先識得如雲似水心。 記住：萬物唯心造。 One who knows how to be happy will not live a day without happiness. It is no use stamping one’s feet and beating one’s chest lamenting and moaning. Only when we understand our ever-changing mind can one identify their feelings and perceptions in relation to their surroundings. Remember that [...]
人如果懂得生活的真諦， 就可以從一些微小的事情中獲得快樂； 理解人生無常， 就會珍惜和快樂。 When we realise the true meaning of life, we are able to derive happiness from the minutest of things. When we understand the impermanence of life, we will be appreciative and happy.
一滴墨汁落在一杯清水裡， 這杯水立刻變色，不能喝了； 一滴墨汁如果融在大海裡， 大海依然是蔚藍色的大海。 為什麼？因為兩者的肚量不一樣。 不熟的麥穗直直地向上挺著， 成熟的麥穗低垂著頭。 為什麼？因為兩者的分量不一樣。 寬容別人，就是肚量； 謙卑自己，就是分量。 合起來，就是一個人的品質。 A glass of water changes its colour and becomes undrinkable when it is stained by a drop of ink, whereas the ocean remains blue even when a drop of ink dissolves in it. Why is it so? It is because their capacity differs. Wheat [...]