1. 10

    Do not go about complaining how hard it is to live in this world. such behavior is entirely unworthy of a real man.

    39
  2. 9

    By an increase in anger, warfare arises. By an increase of greed, famine arises. By an increase of stupidity, pestilence arises. Because these three calamities occur, the people's earthly desires grow all the more intense, and their false views thrive and multiply.

    46
  3. 8

    Flint has the potential to produce fire, and gems have intrinsic value. We ordinary people can see neither our own eyelashes, which are so close, nor the heavens in the distance. Likewise, we do not see that the Buddha exists in our own hearts.

    52
  4. 7

    Winter always turns into Spring. Never, from ancient times on, has anyone heard or seen of winter turning back to autumn.

    64
  5. 6

    We ordinary people can see neither our own eyelashes, which are so close, nor the heavens in the distance.

    68
  6. 5

    Never let life's hardships disturb you. No one can avoid problems, not even saints or sages.

    70
  7. 4

    Summoning up the courage to take action is always the same regardless of how seemingly big or small the challenge. What may look like a small act of courage is courage nonetheless. The important thing is to be willing to take a step forward.

    81
  8. 3

    Worthy persons deserve to be called so because they are not carried away by the eight winds: prosperity,decline,disgrace,honor,praise,censure,suffering, and pleasure.They are neither elated by prosperity nor grieved by decline. The heavenly gods will surely protect one who is unbending before the eight winds.

    108
  9. 2

    That which you give to another will become your own sustenance; if you light a lamp for another, your own way will be lit.

    109
  10. 1

    If you light a lantern for another, it will also brighten your own way

    187
  11. Last Update: 29 November 2021

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