菜根譚-修行篇

星雲大師:佛光菜根譚之修行篇
 
小人專希望人給,給過就忘
君子不輕受人恩,受則必報
A mean person expects all things from others,and then forgets to reward the favor.
A virtuous person does not expect things from others,and always thinks of repaying favors.
 

為兒孫作未來計,十望九空
為社會作眾人謀,點滴有功
Schemes to advance posterity usually fail.
Working for society today gains merits.
 

慳吝嫉妒的人,即使財富滿室也走不出內心的貧乏
埋怨自憐的人,縱使四肢健全也跨不出內心的框框
Even with all his money,a jealous miser cannot rise above mental poverty.
Even with his strong legs,a whiner cannot walk away from his inner weakness.
 

吾人必須要求自己,健全自己才能得以生存
吾人必須反觀自省,培植善緣才能邁向佳境
We must be wholesome to survive.
We must think and cultivate good causes and conditions to improve our state.
 

世間最貴者,就是尊重生命
世間最惡者,就為殘殺生靈
The best thing in the world is to respect life.
The worst thing in the world is to kill.
 

要用倫理淨化所愛
要用道德領航所愛
要用善美成就所愛
要用祝福加持所愛
Transform your loved ones with virtue.
Guide them with morality.
Help them with kindness to succeed.
Wish them blessings.
 

管理的秘訣
要公開、公正,更要公平處事的訣竅
要知人、知情、更要知理
Fairness is the key to management.
Understanding people and knowing management rules is the key to business.
 

勤儉淡泊 為自己開創美好的明天
慈悲喜捨 為子孫準備美好的未來
Diligence,frugality,and detachment from worldly desires bring you a better tomorrow.
Compassion,loving-kindness,joyfulness,and equanimity bring happiness to posterity.
 

耳聞不如目見 目見不如足踐
口說不如手做 心想不如圓成
It is better to see than to hear. It is better to act than to see.
It is better to do than to speak. It is better to carry on than to be deterred by excessive doubts.
 

學習佈施,是改造自己慳貪的性格
嚴持戒法,是改造自己惡性的行為
修養忍耐,是改造自己瞋恚的惡習
發心精進,是改造自己懈怠的因循
修學禪定,是改造自己散亂的思想
開發智慧,是改造自己愚痴的認知
To transform greed,learn to be generous.
To transform evil actions,observe precepts strictly.
To transform hatred,practice tolerance.
To transform laziness,vow to be diligent.
To transform discursive thinking,learn to meditate.
To transform ignorance,cultivate wisdom.
 

我們不畏黑夜,要走向黎明
我們不怕寒冷,要迎向陽光
我們不嫌臟亂,要改造環境
我們不懼挫折,要勇敢擔當
Don’t fear night,but greet the dawn.
Don’t fear cold,but embrace the sun.
Don’t fear disorder,but cleanse your surroundings.
Don’t fear frustration,but bravely shoulder responsibility.
 

環保是對於地球的愛護
沒有地球,何能生存?
護生是對於生命的尊重
沒有生命,何來意義?
Ecology means protecting the earth:without earth,houw can we survive?
Protecting beings means respect for life:without life,can anything have meaning?
 

能者,懷抱福利大眾的願心
能者,發揮互助合作的美德
能者,擁有突破困難的勇氣
能者,具足改良創新的抱負
A great being makes a great vow to benefit others.
A great being shows virtue in his work.
A great being has courage to transcend crises.
A great being aspires to be creative.
 

晝行要惜陰
日用要惜物
遇言要惜口
逢事要惜情
Cherish the hours when you walk in sunshine.
Cherish the little things you need in your life.
Cherish friendship in commerce.
Don’t waste breath on the ignorant.
 

彼此尊重
才能建設一個有道德、有尊嚴的國家
互相友好
才能建設一個有秩序、有禮貌的社會
Shared respect makes an honest and noble nation.
Friendship makes a polite and ordered society.
 

說話,要有柔和贊美的內容
做事,要有勤勞忍耐的精神
待人,要有親切尊重的態度
讀書,要有用心仔細的思惟
In speech,tender words of praise for others.
In business,industry and fortitude.
In friendship,consideration and respect.
In study,care and attention.
 

儉而能施,仁也
儉而寡求,義也
儉而傳家,禮也
儉而訓子,智也
From the thrifty,and gift is generous.
To the thrifty,virtue means desiring little.
A thrifty parent fittingly bestows habits of thrift on his children.
A thrifty parent wisely teaches his children to be thrifty.
 

在家庭里,要做誠信孝順的兒女
在學校里,要做尊師重道的學生
在工作上,要做勤奮謙讓的君子
在信仰上,要做正信真理的智者
Be an honest and filial child at home.
Respect teachers and books in school.
Be conscientious and humble at work.
Believe in the truth of your faith.
 

人,要從愚痴迷夢中覺醒
才能認識生命的真諦
人,要從向外貪求中回頭
才能找到內心的寶藏
Wake from your ignorance and delusion:grasp the essence of life.
Stop searching outside:find the treasures in your mind.
 

生活艱難時,要面對它
生活辛苦時,要體驗它
生活清閒時,要計劃它
生活滿足時,要享受它
When life is hard,face it.
When life is painful,learn from it.
When life is easy,plan for hard times.
When life is pleasing,enjoy it.
 

國家的政治能夠廉潔清明
就沒有貪污賄賂
世界的族群能夠包容異己
就沒有種族紛爭
If politicians are upright,there is no corruption.
When everyone is tolerant,there are no ethnic disputes.
 

用語言贊嘆大眾
用雙手大做好事
用腳步走出善路
用力行創造淨土
Praise others with your tongue.
Do good deeds with your hands.
Tread the right path with your feet.
Create a pureland with your energy.
 

以融合的心胸,尊重異己他人
以融和的氣度,包容各種信仰
以融和的雅量,超越種族藩籬
以融和的懷抱,溝通全球人類
Welcome all people with sympathy.
Embrace all religions with understanding.
Transcend ethnic barriers with generosity.
Speak to all nations with love.
 

工作要不拖延,能敬業而不偷懶
報告要不隱瞞,能積極而不頹唐
上示要不違逆,能受責而不怒顏
隨眾要不特權,能圓融而不極端
Don’t put things off,work hard.
Don’t hide things in your report,be positive but tell the truth.
Follow your boss’instructions,but don’t be distressed when there is censure.
Follow the rules and don’t seek privileges,get along and avoid extremes.
 

對世間要不望益我
對眾生要不妒人有
對學道要不怕艱難
對辦事要不諉過失
Don’t expect any profit from this world.
Don’t be jealous.
Don’t fear adversity when you seek the truth.
Don’t cover up mistakes.
 

對自己要有尤患意識
對修道要有篤實心態
對事務要有敏銳覺知
對度眾要有慈心悲願
Prepare yourself for what may come.
Cultivate yourself devotedly.
Handle matters with keen insight.
Vow to save sentient beings and be compassionate.
 

禮,可以端正風俗,促進人我和諧
樂,可以淨化身心,提升本性氣質
志,可以激發潛能,開闊思想視野
道,可以啓迪性靈,完全人格修養
Etiquette and good manners foster harmony.
Music purifies body and mind and softens passions.
Determination awakens our potential and broadens our vision.
The t’ao (way)enlightens our minds and perfects our cultivation and practice.
 

能給歡喜快樂給人,是菩薩情懷
願將利益與人分享,是隨喜功德
別人有理錯失在己,是謙讓美德
行善去惡自淨其意,是實踐佛法
Sharing your joy is the Bodhisattva’s way.
Sharing your blessing is highly to be praised.
A dmitting your error is a virtue.
Preventhing evil,doing good,and purifying body and mind is Buddhist practice.
 

待有餘而後濟人
必無濟人之日
待有暇而後讀書
必無讀書之時
If you don’t help others until you become rich,there’s no chance you’ll help others.
If you don’t read until you have time, you will never have time to read.
 

有才不足傲,有德才可貴
有財不足恃,有功才可敬
Don’t be proud of your talent:virtue is true worth.
Don’t be proud of your money:achievement is true worth.
 

念佛時
自己心念專一是自受用
他人看了起信是他受用
佈施時
自己內心歡喜是自受用
他人看了贊嘆是他受用
Chanting the Buddha’s name with feeling benefits self and family and friends.
Your munificence brings joy to you and those praise you.
 

用智慧來傳授人生
用經驗來提攜後學
用修行來開發生命
用培德來探索未來
Share your wisdom with others.
Share your experience with the young.
Develop through cultivation and practice.
Embrace the future by cultivating virtue.
 

捨不得財,不能為義士
捨不得命,不能為忠臣
捨不得施,不能為善人
捨不得放,不能為智者
You cannot be righteous and attached to property.
You cannot be a good citizen and attached to life.
You cannot be a good man and a miser.
You cannot grow wiser and cling to attachment.
 

辨別是非之道在於明理
促裁糾紛之道在於公正
Judging disputes requires intelligence.
Mediating disputes requires fairness.
 

交友之道在於「淡」
讀書之訣在於「明」
止謗之方在於「聾」
改過之要在於「悔」
Virtue and detachment is the key to new friendships.
Intelligence is the key to learning.
Ignoring gossip is the key to disarming slander.
Self-examination is the key to repentance.
 

「互相體諒」 是消除紛爭之道
「互相成就」 是集體創作之方
Mutual respect is the key to resolving disputes.
Helping others succeed is the key to teamwork.
 

施人之恩,莫大於助人為善
害人之甚,莫大於引人為惡
成人之美,莫大於揚人之德
壞人之事,莫大於揭人之短
The best favor is to help others do well.
The worst evil is to tell others to do ill.
The best help is to praise others’ good merits.
The worst hurt is to reveal others’ shortcomings.
 

道人長短,一句話也是多嘴, 故要少說
啓人生信,千萬言也是嫌少, 故應多講
One sentence of gossip is too much:don’t talk.
Spreading the faith,a thousand words are not enough:keep talking.
 

淨化人心 是環境保育的根本之道
改善風氣 是社會教化的究竟目標
The fundamental way to a sound environment is to purify people’s minds.
The ultimate goal of social education is to improve social morale.
 

「自他一如」的觀念 是人際和諧之本
「同體共生」的精神 是世界和平之基
The non-discrimination is funda-mental to world harmony.
The integration and co-existence is the foundation of world peace.
 

能做好事就是「般若手」
慈眼視人就是「般若眼」
能言好話就是「般若口」
胸懷大眾就是「般若心」
Doing good,you have prajna hands.
Seeing with compassion,you have prajna eyes.
Praising others,you have prajna tongue.
Embracing the multitude in your thought,you have prajna mind.
 

人,要給人利用 才能創造價值
人,要學習偉大 才能留下歷史
Being used by others shows your worthiness.
Learning greatness leaves your mark in history.
 

自己可以不聚外財 但不能不開發內心的寶藏
自己可以不仗勢力 但不能不開創國家的地位
It is better to grow your mind than to be rich.
It is better to advance the nation’s interests than to use your connections for private gain.
 

知足,是解脫慾望的妙方
感恩,是擁有財富的法門
Content knows how to be free from desires.
Gratitude is the gateway to wealth.
 

有人登山遇難
有人游河翻船
有人損他利己
有人自我犧牲
Some die climbing mountains.
Some die stormy seas.
Some harm others for profit.
Some yield their livers for justice.
 

萬貫家財,不如一技在身
滿腹經綸,不如一善在心
高談闊論,不如一言九鼎
長篇累牘,不如一字千金
Better have skill than property.
Better be virtuous than learned.
Better keep your word than be eloquent.
Better write well than profusely.
 

讀書容易明理難
做事容易做人難
對外容易對內難
修身容易行道難
It is easier to study than to be intelligent and open-minded.
It is easier to manage business than to get along well with others.
It is easier to handle outer affairs than to tackle inner problems.
It is easier to cultivate oneself than to walk the path of the Bodhisattva.
 

不說謊,就是信用
信用即財富
講愛語,就是慈悲
慈悲即功德
Not lying,you will believed;belief brings fortune.
Speaking loving and tender words is compassion;compassion brings merits.
 

日行一善存好心 每一髮心 必為人間的利益著想
日發一願做好事 每一髮願 必為人間的莊嚴用心
Perform a good deed every day;aspire to benefit society.
Vow to perform a good deed every day;each vow must aspire to beautify society.
 

給人利用也是一種結緣
幫助別人就是幫助自己
Being used by others is a kind of affinity.
Helping others is helping self.
 

人若無求,心自無事
心若無求,人自平安
Shun greed and have peace of mind.
 

遇才不妒
有過不避
當仁不讓
立功不居
Don’t be jealous of the talented.
Don’t shirk responsibility.
Take the initiative to do good.
Don’t take credit for a success.
 

讀書要能明理
思想要有正見
辦事要具信心
修道要存正念
To study,be intelligent and open.
To think,have the right understanding.
To handle business,be confident.
To practice and cultivate,have the right mindfulness.
 

學佛 就是向自己的煩惱魔軍作戰
念佛 就是對自己的煩惱習氣革命
Learning from the Buddha fights defilement.
Chanting the Buddha’s name purges bad habits and defilement.
 

用捨心廣結無量善緣
用淨心遠離貪染色慾
用禪心安頓順逆境界
用願心創造圓滿人間
Make good affinity with the mind of serenity.
Avert greed and defilement with the mind of purity.
Face good or bad with the mind of meditaion.
Make a perfect world through the power of a vow.
 

不一定靠化妝來修飾容貌
要用道德來莊嚴身心
不一定籍名位來提高身份
要以慈悲來充實內涵
Beautify yourself with goodness,not make-up.
Cultivate compassion,not position.
 

修養心性之道,應審度自己所長
補強自己不足
對待他人之道,應包容他人不足
贊揚他人所長
To cultivate yourself,recognize your merits and improve your shortcomings.
To cultivate others,tolerate their shortcomings and praise their merits.
 

人,只為自己而活很自私
人,只為親人而活很辛苦
人,能為他人而活很偉大
人,能為社會而活很踏實
It is selfish to live for yourself only.
It is painful to live for family only.
It is magnificent to live for others.
It is practical to live for society.
 

人以無貪最為富有
人到無求最為高貴
人若無瞋最為自在
人能無痴最為清明
Who covets not is rich.
Who hates not is free.
Who is not blind is wise.
Who wishes nothing blessed.
 

一日之計在於晨
一生之計在於勤
一事之計在於明
一家之計在於和
The best time is morning.
The best practice is diligence.
The best approach to a problem is reason.
The best principle for a family is harmony.
 

忍耐是修行的力量
包容是做人的修養
柔和是處事的良方
感恩是惜福的資量
For good business,discretion.
For good relations,tolerance.
For merit,gratitude.
For cultivation,patience.
 

寬恕能恢宏氣度
包容能促進和諧
慈悲能助長道德
喜捨能增加人緣
From tolerance,harmony.
From generosity,magnanimity.
From compassion,morality.
From joy,good affinity.
 

謙則人和
寬則得眾
信則存譽
勤則有功
Modesty brings harmony.
Magnanimity brings good relations.
Credit brings honor.
Diligence brings achievement.
 

廉不言己貧
勤不言己苦
忠不言己好
功不言己能
The guiltless don’t complain they are poor.
The diligent don’t complain lift is tough.
The loyal don’t brag they are useful.
The successful don’t brag they are capable.
 

說義不宜深,但要明
下令不宜繁,但要簡
教人不宜嚴,但要慈
待人不宜苛,但要寬
Make profound teaching understandable.
Make complicated orders simple.
To educate people,be compassionate.
To deal with others,be magnanimous.
 

學習彌勒菩薩的胸懷,寬容豁達
效法觀音菩薩的慈悲,憨念大眾
具備文殊菩薩的智慧,遠離惱害
Learn the tolerance of Maitreya Bodhisattva,be magnanimous and open-minded.
Emulate the compassion of A valokitesvara Bodhisattva,show concern for sentient beings.
Follow the wisdom of Manjusri Bodhisattva,keep away from troubles and defilement.
 

實踐普賢菩薩的行願,普皆回向
擁有地藏菩薩的勇敢,圓滿菩提
Tread the path of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva,transfer merits to all.
Be courageous like Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva,march towards perfect enlightenment.
 

君子不責人所不及
君子不強人所不能
君子不苦人所不好
君子不計人所不便
A virtuous person does not blame others for their inabilities.
A virtuous person does not force others to do what they cnanot.
A virtuous person is not bothered by other people’s shortcomings.
A virtuous person does not encourage others to do wrong.
 

真君子辭富不辭苦
真君子慶道不慶貧
真君子知義不知利
真君子成人不成己
A virtuous person rejects wealth but not hardship.
A virtuous person worries about practice but not poverty.
A virtuous person cares about justice but not profit.
A virtuous person helps others but not himself.
 

處人不可太任己意
應洞悉人之常情
處事不可太任己見
應明白事之常理
To get along,don’t be grasping but think about others.
To handle business,don’t be stubborn but understand the rules.
 

思量嫉妒苦,包容便是福
思量我慢苦,尊敬便是福
思量計較苦,放下便是福
思量挫折苦,結緣便是福
Better than the suffering of jealousy:magnanimity.
Better than the suffering of arrogance:respect.
Better than the suffering of competition:co-existence.
Better than the suffering of frustration:making good affinity.
 

思量貪欲苦,滿足便是福
思量瞋恨苦,慈悲便是福
思量愚痴苦,明理便是福
思量煩惱苦,歡喜便是福
Better than the suffering of greed:content.
Better than the suffering of hatred:compassion.
Better than the suffering of ignorance:intellgence.
Better than the suffering of defilement:joy.
 

持身不可太皎潔
一切污辱垢穢要茹納得
處事不可太分明
一切賢愚好醜要包容得
Don’t be too reproachful in your practice and cultivation:tolerate the impure and unclean.
Don’t be judgmental in handling affairs:you have to put up with all sorts of people.
 

見人成就不要忌妒
見人發心應當隨喜
見人有難不可旁觀
見人沈淪要能提攜
Don’t envy.
Praise good deeds.
Offer a hand to people in trouble.
Help the disadvantaged.
 

人要知苦惱
才會本份不妄求
人要知慚愧
才會謙虛不自大
Know your demerits and what should be improved,so as not to ask for more than you deserve.
Let conscience guard you from arrogance.
 

被人等待固然是一種殘忍的行為
學習等待卻也是一種至高的藝術
It is hard to be kept waiting,but it is an art to wait patiently.
 

有的人用精勤寫「歷史」
有的人用金錢寫「歷史」
有的人用血汗寫「歷史」
有的人用逢迎寫「歷史」
有的人用忠貞寫「歷史」
有的人用諂媚寫「歷史」
有的人用智慧寫「歷史」
有的人用慈悲寫「歷史」
Some write history with diligence.
Some write history with money.
Some write history with blood and sweat.
Some write history with flattery.
Some write history with loyalty.
Some wirte history with sub-servience.
Some write history with wisdom.
Some write history with compassion.
 

有了感動,就能心甘情願的發心
有了感動,就能無怨無悔的故事
別人的善言懿行,自己要能感動
自己的所言所行,也要感動他人
Being moved,we have perfectly willing aspirations.
Being moved,we act without regrets.
Let yourself be moved by good deeds and words.
By your good deeds and words,move others.
 

「隨緣」是立場互易,隨順環境
但決非隨便行事,苟且偷安
「不變」是擇善故執,一以貫之
但不是墨守成規,泥古不化
To act according to causes and conditions means to act in the interests of others.
To act according to principles means to choose what is right and stick to it,not just to cling to the old rules.
 

「耐煩」是一種藝術
「有恆」是一種希望
耐煩有恆,做事才能成就
耐煩有恆,做人才能通達
Patience is a skill.
Persistence springs from hope.
Patience and persistence lead to success and harmony.
 

求知要進一步想
處事要退一步想
能受天磨方鐵漢
不被人忌是庸才
To learn,think.
To handle business,relax.
A great person accepts his ordeals.
A capable person cannot avoid being envied by others.
 

「推諉」,阻礙一切進步
「擔當」,成就一切事功
「強辯」,招來一切非議
「認錯」,化解一切責難
Shirking responsibility impedes progress.
Taking responsibility impels progress.
Obstinate error incurs reproach.
Admitting error dispels reproach.
 

能幹者
總會多受一點折磨
不能幹
則要多受一點委屈
Competent people survive their trials.
Incompetent people succumb to frustration.
 

在受苦的時候,要感到快樂
在委屈的時候,要覺得公平
在忙碌的時候,要自然安閒
在受責的時候,要安忍擔當
Be happy even when suffering.
Be fair even when wronged.
Be relaxed even when busy.
Be tolerant even when criticized.
 

慚愧反省,是悔過的勇氣
慚愧反省,是自知的鏡子
慚愧反省,是明日的祥和
慚愧反省,是智慧的果實
慚愧反省,是進德的階梯
慚愧反省,是自修的功課
Self-examination and repentance are courageous.
Self-examination and repentance are a mirror in your hand.
Self-examination and repentance lead to harmony.
Self-examination and repentance reap the fruit of wisdom.
Self-examination and repentance are a stairway to virtue.
Self-examination and repentance are lessons to practice.
 

覺人之偽,不形之於色
吃人之虧,不動之於口
施人之恩,不發之於言
受人之惠,不忘之於心
Don’t show that you know someone is cheating.
Don’t complain when you are taken advantage of.
Don’t brag when you do a favor.
Don’t forget when you receive a favor.
 

求全之心,可用之責己
但不可用以交友
滿足之心,可用之處境
但不可用以求知
Be critical of yourself,but not of your friends.
Be satisfied with your situation,but not with your learning.
 

「難得糊塗」是解決煩惱的最好辦法
「實事求是」 是解決問題的最好態度
To get rid of defilement,be humble.
To solve problems,be pragmatic.
 

懂得化繁就簡
才能舉重若輕
懂得韜光養晦
必是大智若愚
A simple life gets you through hard times.
When you are under pressure,wisely conceal your talents even at the cost of seeming dull.
 

眼睛要生在心裡,觀察自己
嘴巴要長在心上,評論自己
Use your eyes to examine yourself,not others.
Use your mouth to criticize yourself,not others.
 

不計較小事
才能卸下心靈的負荷
不聽聞閒言
才能避免無謂的爭端
Not worrying about trifles lets you unload mental burdens.
Not listening to gossip lets you avoid disputes.
 

「容」人不是處,自無紛爭
「忍」己難過處,自無怨言
Put up with mistakes to avoid arguments.
Endure the unendurable to avoid complaints.
 

自己的好處,要掩藏幾分
別人的短處,要掩蓋幾分
Don’t disclose all your merits.
Don’t expose everybody else’s demerits.
 

感化人是德的施與
同情人是義的行為
It is right to improve people’s conduct.
It is right to have sympathy for them.
 

不積錢財,而能喜捨結緣
不計毀譽,而能與人為善
不念舊惡,而能從善如流
不壞承諾,而能守時守信
Don’t hoard:generosity makes affinity.
Ignore slander and praise:encourage good deeds.
Don’t be bitter:do what is right.
Dont’t break promises:keep your word.
 

一滴之施濟人當厄 就如春風化雨
一言之惡傷人之心 好比冰雪寒霜
To the needy,a good deed is like a gentle breeze.
Cruel words are like snow and frost.
 

社會問題何時了,淨化人心最重要
七誡運動若遵守,何悉亂象不能消
一誡煙毒把命保,健康平安笑到老
拒煙反毒做得好,家齊國治罪犯少
二誡色情切莫嫖,夫妻恩愛神仙侶
What should we do about social problem? Purify people’s minds.
If everyone observes the seven precepts,all social problems the seven precepts,all social problems will be resolved.
The first precept is to abstain from drugs,keeping healthy and joyous into old age.
If everyone does this,the family will be harmonious,the country peaceful,and crimes few.
The second precept is to abstain from illicit sexual relations,promoting harmonious family life.
 

可憐雛妓年紀小,助人助己菩薩道
三誡暴力瞋恨少,處處禪和有禮貌
凡事忍讓退步想,如意吉祥好果報
四誡偷盜莫貪小,知足守份沒煩惱
清心寡慾走正道,以無為有樂消遙
五誡賭博不貪心,十賭九輸惹災禍
Behave like a Bodhisattva,not a prostitute,helping others and yourself.
The third precept is to refrain from violence and hatred,promoting harmony and courtesy everywhere.
When you are tolerant,you bring on good fortune and good darma.
The fourth precept is to refrain from stealing,being tranquil and detached.
Walk the path of a carefree life, desiring nothing.
The fifth precept is to refrain from gambling,breserving your money and honor.
 

爾虞我詐傷和氣,身敗名裂划不來
六誡酗酒莫狂飲,神迷智昏愚痴因
甘露法水潤我心,大願慈悲日日新
七誡惡口積善緣,好話一句三冬暖
毒言一句六月寒,積德行善福綿延
Avoid the disharmony that arises from cheating.
The sixth precept is to refrain from alcohol in excess,avoiding delusion and ignorance.
With ambrosial water nurturing my heart,I vow to be compassionate every day.
The seventh precept is to refrain from abrasive speech.
A kind word brings warmth in the chill of winter,while a harsh word burns more than the summer’s heat.
Do good to gain merit and good fortune.
 

給人方便而不磨人
做事秉公而不偏私
守持戒法而不妄為
群處和睦而不怪僻
Give people comfort and not distress.
Work by the rules and without prejudice.
Observe precepts and refrain from evil.
Get along and don’t be eccentric.
 

仁的施與,望風偃然
德的教化,所向披靡
道的興設,近悅遠來
法的勝利,無以匹敵
Compassion is like a calming breeze.
Teaching morality is a potent enterprise.
Teaching the t’ao(way)draws the people together.
The Dharma victory is unsurpassed.
 

「忍」是一種擔當 忍之為德,在於負重
「退」是一種涵養 退之為德,在於和眾
Tolerance lets you shoulder your duties.
Detachment makes you tolerant and friendly.
 

忍讓是詩人最重要的修養工夫
精進是勵己最確實的實踐方法
In society,tolerance is the best thing.
In life,diligence is the main thing.
 

氣和心境好
心平無煩惱
性謙人緣好
克己樂逍遙
A good temper puts you in a good mood.
A tranquil mind frees you of defilement.
A modest character makes good affinity.
Freedom from desires fills you with joy.

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