菜根譚-寶典篇

星雲法師:佛光菜根譚之寶典篇

世間以五欲六塵為樂
達人以禪悅法喜為真
世間以立德立功為務
達人以證悟般若為要
Ordinary people indulge in five desires and six senses;practitioners look for harma joy in meditation.
Ordinary people think of being virtuous and making achievements;practitioners focus on attaining prajna.

世間以百年長壽為久
達人以無量壽命為安
世間以迷信執我為真
達人以慈悲無我為實
Ordinary people look for long life;practitioners look for endless life in the Dharma.
Ordinary people are attached to superstition;practitioners attend to ompassion and non-self.

真正的富有,是歡喜而不是財富
真正的貧窮,是無知而不是無錢
The real wealth in happiness,not money.
The real poverty is ignorance,not want of money.

心生萬物隨識變,心有所主自能安
人生際遇隨業轉,視已經營聖凡分
Consciousness can manifest all things,good and bad;when your mind is healthy you are at peace.
Lives are driven by karma;how you manage your life will make you a sage or a simpleton.

多欲為窮,知足眼前皆淨土
人生有定,通達身外總浮雲
Desire is poverty;contentment is the pureland.
Destiny is decided by causes and conditions;wealth and position are floating clouds.

歷史有人,才成為歷史
人有歷史,才成其為人
People make history.
History gives fame to people.

因緣如條件,條件具備,才能成事
自性如明鏡,明鏡無塵,才能照明
心地如田地,田地肥沃,才能種植
佈施如播種,播種善緣,才能收成
Causes and conditions come before achievement.
Buddha nature is like a bright mirror:it reflects brightly when not covered by dust.
Mind is like a field:it produces when fertilized.
Generosity is like sown seeds:they yield a good harvest.

修行如和煩惱作戰
勸信如對未來傳燈
般若如造世間橋梁
菩薩如作眾生慈母
Practice and cultivation defeat defilement.
Converting others is handing down the light.
Prajna is building a hridge.
Bodhisattva is the nurturing mother.

愛語如春風
好言如冬陽
真心如光明
慚愧如瓔珞
Loving words are like the spring breeze.
Good words are like the winter sun.
A sincere heart is like a lamp.
Conscience is like a jewel.

求法如爬山
信仰如靠山
聞法如醫病
願力如根本
Seeking truth is climbing a mountain.
Having faith is relying on truth.
Hearing the teaching is curing an illness.
The strength of vow,like a root,is deep.

平等應視人如已,立場互易
平等應泯除成見,消滅對待
平等應尊重包容,促進和諧
平等應建立共識 倡導文明
Equality means treating others as yourself and acting in their interests.
Equality means getting rid of discrimination and biased thinking.
Equality means tolerating others to promote harmony.
Equality means shared ideas and civilization.

有心,即使十萬里路也不算遠
無心,即使近在隔鄰也走不到
With will,a hundred thousand miles is not far.
Without will,your neighbor is far away.

細胞基因可以改變人種品質
善惡因緣可以改變人生未來
The condition of our bodies depends on our genes.
Our future depends on good or bad causes and conditions.

有道之人的身中,常有情理
有道之人的手中,常有事理
有道之人的口中,常有法理
有道之人的心中,常有天理
Those who follow t’ao(way)are gracious.
Those who follow t’ao(way)are principled.
Those who follow t’ao(way)live the Dharma.
Those who follow t’ao(way)obey nature.

佛陀大雄大力大無畏
菩薩大慈大悲大救濟
羅漢大捨大離大犧牲
僧侶大願大行大情義
The Buddha is a valiant and powerful champion.
The Bodhisattva is compassionate and rescues sentient beings.
The Arhat is selfless and self-sacri-ficing.
The monastic vows to practice kindness and righteousness.

惜精神者,可以卻病
省財用者,可以卻貧
卻病者一身安樂
卻貧者一家安樂
Who does not squander strength has health.
Health is happiness.
Thrift is wealth.
Wealth makes family peaceful.

真理能阻擋愚痴的邪風
柔和能消滅瞋怒的烈火
喜捨能對治貪欲的洪流
謙虛能鏟除驕慢的高山
Truth is a refuge from blizzards of ignorance.
Compassion puts our the flames of hate.
Charity wards off torrents of greed.
Modesty flattens mountains of arrogance.

「慈悲喜捨遍法界」這是內修的自我涵養
「惜福結緣利人天」這是外弘的利生化生
「禪淨戒行平等忍」這是治學的思想方針
「慚愧感恩大願心」這是自他的人格圓成
For self-cultivation,let compassion,love,joy,and calm fill the dharma-dhatu.
To benefit others,cherish what you have and make good affinity.
To learn,practice meditation,observe precepts,and show tolerance.
To perfect yourself and others,be diligent and gracious to make a great vow.

地上的山水妙在丘壑之深邃
畫上的山水妙在筆墨之淋灕
夢中的山水妙在景象之變化
胸中的山水妙在位置之自如
Mountains are by nature splendid.
Mountains in paintings are splendid by art.
Mountains in dreams have a ghostly splendor.
But the mind’s mountains are the most splendid.

現實的家園會有成住壞空
自己的本性才能永恆安住
We must endure birth,existence,obliteration,and death.
Only our true nature is eternal.

務農耕者能知道種植方法,即是般若
建築業者能懂得規畫設計,即是般若
科學專家能發明利生用品,即是般若
家庭主婦能管理全家事務,即是般若
When farmers reap a great harvest,it is prajna,
When architects build to the sky,it is prajna.
When scientists make discoveries,it is prajna.
When mothers care for children,it is prajna.

志由事立,事立則志成
佛由人成,人成即佛成
To run a business you must set goals.
To attain Buddhahood you must perfect yourself.

佛法說「苦」目的是要眾生「除苦得樂」
佛法說「法」目的是要眾生「知空識有」
Buddhism says we can avoid suffering and be happy.
Buddhism says that all arises from emptiness.

受戒才是自由,欲得自由,必須持戒
喜捨才是富貴,欲得富貴,必須能捨
To be free,observe the precepts.
To be rich,practice generosity.

無你、無我,無生死分隔的「超越觀」是佛道
無自、自他,無怨親對待的「慈悲觀」是佛道
無彼、無此,無人我差別的「緣起觀」是佛道
無私、無欲,無利害得失的「平等觀」是佛道
The Buddha’s path carrier you beyond the delusive notions of self and death.
The Buddha’s path is compassion for all,even enemies.
The Buddha’s path is dependent origination without discrimination of self and other.
The Buddha’s path is equality for all and no selfish desires.

一水貫通五湖四海
一月遍照萬國九州
一雨普潤三春草木
一雷覺醒大地群迷
一言決斷千古猶豫
一理貫通千差萬別
一心廣含十方虛空
一念慈悲萬眾受益
Rivers flow to lakes and seas.
The moon shines everywhere.
Rain nurtures a forest.
Thunder awakens many deluded beings.
One word can stir the hesitant.
One sentence can scatter all doubt.
The mind can encompass the universe.
One compassionate thought can save the world.

力田不如逢春
善仕不如遇緣
巧辯不如誠實
考官不如選佛
Prefer happiness to drudgery.
Prefer good conditions to skill.
Prefer honesty to eloquence.
Prefer Buddhahood to business.

寡言者未必是愚痴
利口者未必是聰明
自尊者未必是傲慢
承順者未必是忠誠
Silence is not stupidity.
Cleverness is not wisdom.
Self-respect is not arrogance.
Subservience is ont loyalty.

根深本固,其果必茂
淵源流長,其水必清
登高遠眺,其境必寬
養深積厚,其志必大
Deep roots yield rich fruit.
Great rivers run clean.
You see the world from a moun-taintop.
To reach your goal,never give up.

無牽無掛的心理是快活的
無欲無求的眼界是寬闊的
無得無失的人生是豁達的
無來無去的生命是自然的
When you are not troubled,you will be serene.
When you desire nothing,your scope will be large.
When you don’t care for gain,you will be content.
When your life is tranquil,you will be natural.

不忌殘缺,懂得欣賞殘缺之美,就是圓滿
不妒賢良,懂得廣納賢良之才,就是成功
Don’t shun the disabled:recognize their talents.
Don’t resent the able:employ them.

物不在奇,缺之則珍
才不在高,適用則優
施不在多,即時則貴
道不在深,應機則妙
Ordinary things are cherished when scarce.
Ordinary people shine in the right vocation.
A small gift at the right time has great worth.
A small lesson has great value when it contains a priceless truth.

樹高萬丈不離根
花開千朵不離心
聳雲高樓不離地
萬乘之尊不離民
A tree cannot grow high without roots.
A flower cannot rise without a stalk.
The highest building begins at the ground.
Au emperor has no glory without subjects.

識見不高,易生事端
德望不足,易生怒氣
誠信不夠,易生流言
道理不明,易生詭辯
Misunderstanding leads to trouble.
Misbehavior leads to resentment.
Dishonesty leads to disapproval.
Confusion leads to disputes.

人之心量大,心境自閒
人之心境閒,心術自正
人之心術正,心事自少
人之心事少,心情自樂
You are tranquil when you are magnanimous.
You are upright when you are tranquil.
You are not anxious when you are upright.
You are happy when you are not anxious.

安全是回家唯一的路徑
努力是成功唯一的大道
正義是勝利唯一的坦途
真理是解脫唯一的慈航
Safety is the only road home.
Hard work is the only road to success.
Virtue is the only road to triumph.
Truth and compassion is the only road to liberation.

人世間最美麗的是感動的笑容
宇宙間最寬廣的是真理的道路
The most beautiful thing in the world is a smile of gratitude.
The most wonderful thing in the world is the path to truth.

一念反躬,便是天理
一念為人,便是天堂
One reflective thought teaches righteousness.
One righteous thought brings you to paradise.

表現「真理」的最高境界是「因果」
學習「做人」的最高境界是「圓滿」
The law of causality is the central truth.
Compatibility is the essence of getting along.

外道不可怕,邪道才可怕
迷信不可怕,邪信才可怕
Don’t fear non-Buddhist thinking.
Fear perverted thinking.
Don’t fear superstition.
Fear perverted faith.

知足如點金石,可使接觸的東西變黃金—幸福
感恩如仙女棒,可使所處的境界變境土—快樂
Happiness is the philosopher’s stone that turns everything into gold.
Gratitude is the magic wand that turns every place into a pureland.

蒸氣是雨水之因,有蒸氣之因,才有雨水之果
理想是現實之因,有理想之因,才有現實之果
Evaporation is the cause,and rain the effect;rain is the fruit of evapo-ration.
The ideal is the cause,and its realization the effect;realization is the fruit of an ideal.

種善因得善果,種惡因得惡果,人是自己的圓丁
存好心得好報,存歹心得歹報,心是自己的主人
Good or bad fruit comes from good or bad causes and conditions;you are your own gardener.
Good or bad karmic justice comes from good or ill will;you are the master of your will.

月亮不一定要圓滿,殘缺也是一種美
人生不一定要擁有,享有也是一份福
Don’t wish for a full round moon;deficiency also has beauty.
Don’t seek possessions;pleasure without property is wealth.

小覺小悟,久而久之,自能大徹大悟
小因小緣,日積月累,自成大因大緣
Small steps to enlightenment reach enlightenment at the end.
Accumulated small causes and conditions find great causes and con-ditions in the end.

水,不為外境所動,即能波瀾不生
心,不為外境所動,即能堅忍其性
Water is quiet if not stirred by wind.
Mind perseveres if not stirred by distractions.

造惡如欠債,欠債當受報
受報如還債,還債即解脫
Doing evil leads to karmic retri-bution.
Karmic retribution pays your debt and leads to liberation.

幽默是睿智的禪心,它是自我解嘲,而非取笑別人
詼諧是智慧的言談,它是自我調侃,而非諷刺別人
Humor is the Ch’an mind of wis-dom that laughs at self,not others.
Humor is the speech of wisdom that mocks self,not others.

因果並非命定,認命的人不會進步
業報由於自造,玩命的人不能善終
The law of causality is not destiny;those who yield to destiny cannot progress.
Karmic justice is determined by actions;those who act thoughtlessly cannot earn karmic merit.

父母是幼年的偶像
老師是學生的偶像
聖賢是成人的偶像
佛陀是眾生的偶像
Parents are models for children.
Teachers are models for students.
Sages are models for grown-ups.
The Buddha is the model for all.

只要有根,當春雷驚蟄,就能頂天立地,枝繁茂盛
只要有翼,當秋風吹起,就能展翅上揚,探索碧空
With roots,a tree thrives after a spring rain.
With wings,a bird soars in the autumn wind.

只要有德,當時機成熟,就能樹立形象,贏得人敬
只要有道,當因緣聚會,就能照破無明,見自本性
With virtue,respect is granted in the ripeness of time.
With t’ao(way),causes and condi-tions help you overcome ignorance to realize your Buddha nature.

施捨者,內入見己,外不見人,中不見物,雖粒米之施,當如萬種之粟
利人者,望人回報,計己之能,美施之物,雖百億金銀,難比一文之值
There is no merit in giving millions when you wish for a reward.
A grain of rice given without attachment is the same as a thousand bushels.

信心如瓔珞,可以令人身心莊嚴
信心如手杖,可以令人行進無憂
信心如寶藏,可以令人獲得財富
信心如城池,可以令人安全無慮
Faith is your jewel of body and mind.
Faith is your walking stick.
Faith is your fortune;faith is your treasure.
Faith is your mortar and brick.

學道容易入道難
入道容易守道難
守道容易悟道難
悟道容易行道難
Easy to learn the path,harder to find it.
Easy to walk the path,harder to stay on it.
Hard is enlightenment,easy to look for it.
Hard to practice it,harder than finding it.

能忍者必有力
能忍者必有勇
能忍者必有智
能忍者必有仁
Those who endure are powerful,brave,wise,and benevolent.

善的一半,眼前雖然看似吃虧,最後必然會勝利
惡的一半,本來雖會佔些便宜,最後注定要失敗
The world is half good and half bad.
Though the good half seems to be losing,it will win in the long run.
Thouht evil seizes the initial advantage,it will fail in the end.

歲寒三友:松、竹、梅
宇宙三要:天、地、人
人生三德:智、仁、勇
心中三毒:貪、瞋、痴
Three friends of the cold winter are pine,bamboo,and plum.
Three elements of the universe are heaven,earth,and humanity.
Three virtues of living are wis-dom,benevolence,and courage.
Three poisons of mind are greed,hatred,and ignorance.

心中有人,是立德、立言、立功之本
心中有佛,是修真、修善、修美之道
Keeping people in mind lets you attain virtue.write for posterity,and accomplish great deeds.
Keeping the Buddha in mind lets you walk the way of truth,kindness,and beauty.

「前線」是英雄最好的戰場
「謙讓」是聖賢最好的戰場
Combat is the battlefield of heroes.
Modesty is the battlefield of sages.

心中有禪味的人,耳中所聽聞的都是八萬四千的詩偈
心中有歡喜的人,眼中所看見的都是賞心悅目的景色
Meditation unseals the 8,400 verses.
Dharma teaching brings together the virtuous.

心中有道念的人,臉上所展現的都是祥和愉快的笑容
心中有佛法的人,身上所感受的都是善人共聚的快樂
Faith inspires contented smiles.
Joy makes the world a delight.

石頭用堅忍行走
星球用引力行走
歷史用過去行走
偉大用卑微行走
A stone sits unmovable.
A satellite bends with gravity.
History moves beyond the past.
A great person walks humbly.

因為無知、無明,所以有煩惱、有痛苦
因為無爭、無求,所以有法喜、有自在
Ignorance brings defilement and suffering.
When you do not cling,you have freedom and Dharma joy.

能知,才能有所悟
悟者,明心見性也
能行,才能有所證
證者,圓成菩提也
Through understanding,realize Buddha natrre and become enlightened.
Through practice,be perfectly enlightened and attain Buddhahood.

悟得心上之本來,方可言了心
懂得世間之常道,才堪論出世
When you realize the true nature,you can teach how to cultivate the mind.
When you know the world’s ways,you can teach how to transcend them.

所謂法會,是以法為會
所謂法會,是以法為師
所謂法會,是以法為軌
所謂法會,是以法為樂
Dharma function meets to promote the Dharma.
Dharma function treats the Dharma as teacher.
Dharma function follows the dharma rules.
Dharma function has joy in the Dharma.

平等是人間的和諧
互尊是人本的要義
環保是世界的規律
自然是生命的圓滿
Equality is world harmony.
Mutual respect is the core of humanistic thought.
Ecology is the law of the world.
Nature means the perfection of life

慈悲為本,方便為門
慈悲可以表達佛法的道德
方便可以傳遞世情的智慧
Compassion is fundamental:de skillful in practice.
Compassion is the Buddhist virtue.
Being skillful shows your wisdom in handling worldly affairs.

「明理」,是事業成功的條件
「無理」,是人格修養的缺陷
「真理」,是宇宙人生的規則
「道理」,是世間萬象的本性
Intelligence and open-mindedness are essential to business success.
Irrationality is a crucial character defect.
Truth is the law of the universe.
Order is the principle of worldly phenomena.

數學是用邏輯統一知識
哲學是用思惟統一知識
科學是用分析統一知識
佛學是用悟道統一知識
Mathematics unites knowledge and logic.
Philosophy unites knowledge and reason.
Science unites knowledge and analysis.
Buddhism unites knowledge and enlightenment.

遠離顛倒妄想,才能觀人自在
遠離分別臆測,才能觀境自在
遠離執著纏縛,才能觀事自在
遠離五欲塵勞,才能觀心自在
Free of delusion,you abide people happily.
Free of discrimination,you accept your surroundings peacefully.
Free of attachment,you carry on cheerfully.
Free of five desires,there is joy in your mind.

諸供養中,法的供養第一
諸功德中,心的祝福為上
Offering of the dharma is the best possible offering.
A deed quietly done has the best possible merit.

小孩以啼哭為力
婦女以嬌媚為力
比丘以忍辱為力
國王以威勢為力
羅漢以無欲為力
菩薩以慈悲為力
A child’s power lies in crying.
A lady’s power lies in her charm.
A monk’s power lies in tolerance.
A king’s power lies in force and influence.
An Arhat’s power lies in detach-ment.
A Bodhisattva’s power lies in compassion.

巧心慧手,可以化腐朽為神奇
善心美意,可以轉惡因成好緣
With creative mind and skillful hands,you can turn corruption into magic.
With creative mind and good will,you can turn bad causes and condi-tions into good ones.

一點慈悲,不但是積德種子,也是積福根苗
一念容忍,不但是無量德器,也是無量福田
A little compassion is both seed for cultivating virtue and root for accumulating merits.
A little tolerance is both the vessel containing endless virtue and the field for cultivating endless blessedness.

人生只管現在享福,則如點燈,愈點愈枯竭
人生能為將來積福,則如添油,越添燈越明
Indulgence in pleasure is like a lamp burning;the oil grows less and less.
Accumulating merits is like adding oil;the lamp grows brighter and drighter.

慈悲智慧是心靈的財富
發心立願是精神的動力
勤勞精進是軀體的資產
真如佛性永恆的寶藏
Compassion and wisdom are mental riches.
Aspiration and vow are spiritual energy.
Diligence ang hard work are physical assets.
Buddha nature is the everlasting treasure.

一束鮮花,不如一臉微笑
一杯清水,不如一念清明
一曲音樂,不如一句好話
一首詩歌,不如一聲贊嘆
Better a smile than a fragrant flower.
Better a thought than clear water.
Better a poem than a symphony.
Better praise than poetry.

富者能知足是真富者
貴者常助人是真貴者
貧者不知恥是真貧者
窮者因多貪是真窮者
The truly rich are content with what they have.
The truly noble use their power to help others.
The truly bankrupt have no con-science.
The truly poor are rich in greed.

水深波浪靜
學廣語聲低
山高鳥飛集
德厚人自親
The waves of the deep ocean are silent.
The speech of a learned person is muted.
Birds gather at the mountain’s summit.
Mankind gathers round virtuous people.

要享事功,先要提得起
要享閒情,先要放得下
To enjoy success,do your duty.
to enjoy leisure,surrender attach-ment.

富貴榮華,總難滿意,歡喜就可滿意
天地日月,總無主人,欣賞便是主人
Wealth and glory please only con-tented people.
Heaven and earth,sun and moon belong to whoever delights,in them.

便利的交通,尊重的和平,讓世界天涯若比鄰
良好的溝通,種族的和諧,讓人我關係如一家
Modern transportation and global peace make everybody neighbors.
Modern communications and global harmony make everybody family.

慾望愈少,心靈愈清明
成見愈少,生命愈寬廣
Less desire makes you virtuous and wise.
Less prejudice makes your life expansive.

「竪窮三際」的時間觀,可以拓展我們過現未來的知見
「橫遍十方」的空間觀,可以擴大我們東西南北的視野
The Buddhist view of time can expand our vision of past,present,and future.
The Buddhist view of space can expand our vision in all directions.

在政治上,沒有比自由、民主更美好
在社會上,沒有比幸福、安樂更寶貴
在國際上,沒有比尊重、融和更迫切
在人生上,沒有比解脫、放下更自在
The aim of government is freedom and democracy.
The aim of society is cooperation and happiness.
The aim of diplomacy is mutual respect and peace.
The aim of life is liberation and detachment.

河水流動,才能涓涓不絕
空氣流動,才能生意盎然
財富流動,才能造福社會
心意流動,才能通達無礙
Rivers must flow to be useful.
Air must flow to refresh.
Wealth must flow to be fruitful.
Mind must flow to be clear.

心好命又好,榮華富貴早
心好命不好,一生能溫飽
命好心不好,前程不能保
心命都不好,窮苦直到老
With good character and good luck,you can become rich when you are young.
With good character and bad luck,you can still get by.
With bad character and good luck,your career cannot prosper.
With bad character and bad luck,you will be poor until you die.

愛語如和諧的音樂
微笑如盛開的花朵
善行如濁世的清流
真理如久旱的甘霖
Loving words are like sweet music.
A smile is like a budding flower.
Kindness is like a clear stream in a muddy world.
Truth is like a rain after drought.

因果,是最高的法律
真理,是無盡的寶藏
佛性,是不死的生命
煩惱,是生滅的假我
The law of causality is the highest law.
Truth is the infinite treasure.
Buddha nature is the undying life.
Defilement is rising and ceasing of the false self.

遠古的人類,因發明瞭火炬而走出洪荒
千年的暗室,因點亮了油燈而頓生光明
夜航的船隻,因燈塔的照亮而認清方向
陋巷的行人,因標誌的指示而知道前途
Ancient society escaped primi-tive living through the invention of the torch.
A room that has been dark a thousand years grows bright from a little lamp.
Sailors are saved from the rocks by a lighthouse.
Drivers are guided by traffic sig-nals.

禮佛更要學佛
講經更要讀經
念善更要行善
修心更要發心
Don’t just revere the Buddha;study the teachings.
Don’t just teach the sutras;read them.
Don’t just think about doing good;do it.
Don’t just cultivate your mind;take action.

真理從清醒而來
善良從體諒而來
氣質從智慧而來
美麗從慈悲而來
Truth comes from awakening the mind.
Kindness comes from consideration.
Good temperament comes from wisdom.
Beauty comes from compassion.

自然的可敬,是因為生命與自然相互依存
生命的寶貴,是因為生命由眾緣和合而成
自然,就是道,道,就是自然的隨緣生活
生命,就是力,力,就是生命的燈燈相續
Nature is majestic because it is life.
Life is precious because of causes and conditions.
Nature is the t’ao(way);t’ao is the life of causes and conditions.
Life is power;power is handing down the light of life.

死,是生的開始
生,是死的準備
生也未嘗生,死也未嘗死
生,是緣生故有;死,是緣滅故無
無生也無死,無死也無生
Death is the beginning of birth;birth is preparation for death.
Birth is not truly birth;death is not truly death.
Birth arises from causes and con-ditions;death arises from destruction of causes and conditions.
Birth and death have no existence.

從一砂一石中看到無限的世界
從飛湍鳴澗中聽到真理的聲音
從剎那因緣中感覺永恆的未來
從明月清風中體悟清淨的自性
See endless worlds in a grain of sand.
Hear truth in the roar of raging waters.
Grasp eternity in a moment’s cause and condition.
Discern your Buddha nature in the bright moon and cool breeze.

古寺的鐘聲,雖無翅,也能飛揚
感人的文章,雖無聲,卻能印心
池塘的荷花,雖凋謝,但能留香
世間的偉人,雖犧牲,必能傳後
The sound of ancient temple bells drifts far without wings.
Effective writing stirs us though it is silent.
A withered lotus remains fragrant.
The spirits of the great survive death.

鳥叫蟲鳴、飛泉流瀑,這是自然的音樂
萬紫千紅、綠葉婆娑,這是天然的圖畫
稚子童言、肺腑剖白,這是本然的詞篇
燦爛笑容、自在神情,這是渾然的雕塑
Birdsong,hum of insects,and waterfalls are the chorus of nature.
Bright flowers and green leaves are the landscape of nature.
Laughter of children is the textbook of nature.
Smiles of delight are the portrait of nature.

沒有掌聲的講演,不會精彩叫座
沒有贊美的兒童,不會乖巧聽話
沒有花朵的庭院,不會美麗動人
沒有配料的菜餚,不會色香俱全
A garden without flowers is not pretty.
A dish without sauce does not please.
A child who is not praised is not clever or good.
A speech without applause does not move people.

與其為世上的刀兵劫難而悲憤
何如傾聽夜半屠門傳出的哀號聲
與其為社會的災禍頻傳而嘆息
何如傾聽平日碗盤眾生的怨恨聲
Better to hear the midnight cries from the slaughterhouses than to be troubled by war and calamity.
Better to hear the moaning of the slaughtered animals in our plates than to bewail unending calamity in society.

自然界,梅花愈冷愈芬芳
生物鏈,細菌愈衍愈進步
人世里,心性愈練愈堅強
宇宙間,真理愈辯愈明白
Plum flowers grow fragrant is cold weather.
Germs grow resistant through adversity.
Minds grow determined through suffering.
Truth grows clear through debate.

自然則和,違反定律,就會導至紛亂
自然則順,矯枉過正,終將帶來弊患
自然則美,渾然天成,最能傳達神韻
自然則成,隨順因緣,必能水到渠成
Nature is harmony;resistance is anarchy.
Nature makes favorable conditions;excess makes trouble.
Nature is beauty;every good thing has charm.
Nature announces success:pursue causes and conditions.

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