Federation President Doc-Fai Wong, PhD.
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*All translations from Chinese into English by Winnie Yu

If you can lift your head, with a smile on your face, your heart filled with appreciation, then you are truly a fortunate person. Originally most people on earth can achieve this, but they have not done so. You must be the one to accomplish this properly.

要是你能抬起头来,面带着笑容,内心还有充满感恩的心情,你就是真的幸福人了。本来世界上大部分的人都可以这样做,但是他们却没有去做,你一定好好的去做。

When your aura is positive, and your energy level is high, accompanied by good cultivation and integrity, your field of energy is naturally good, you will attract positive things, and your fortune will assuredly rise.

当你的气质很好时,在你精神状况也好,还有修养和有道德,那么你的磁场就一定会好,就会为你吸引了好的事来,那么你的运气就一定会好。

Most people do not like to admit wrong. They like to blame it on someone else. Even if they did wrong they will feel that they were right. Actually not admitting wrong is a huge wrong in itself. If you admitted wrong, not only do you not lose something, it will show how much bandwidth you have. Learning to admit wrong is a virtue, and a great spiritual practice.

人一般都不肯认错,所有的事都说是别人的错。就算做错了也不肯认,总是认为自己才是对的。其实不认错就是一个大错误。认了错自己也不但不会少了什么,反而显现得你更有度量。学会认错是一种美好,也是一个大修行。

Good or bad comes from the heart. During troubled times, recognize that the bad result from karmic actions, and during good times, understand it's the fruit of good actions. If one doesn't practice diligently and do good deals, in future lives there will be more suffering, and even more difficult to be a human being.

好坏皆由心生,当在不顺景之时要明白这是恶果报。当在快乐之时要知道这是福报。今生再不好好修德行善,来生更加苦,日后做人也更难受。

A general was on an outing with his son. A beggar came up to them and paid respects, and the general immediately stopped to return the respects, bowing even deeper. His son asked "but he's only a beggar!" The general said, "I will not let a beggar surpass me in politeness. It's not that people pay respects to you because you are excellent; they pay respects because they themselves are excellent. An excellent person will be respectful towards everyone. " Manners and respect are a level of cultivation.

一个将军带着儿子外出,有个要饭的向他敬礼鞠躬,将军马上停步还礼,而且鞠躬弯腰更深。儿子问: "他只是一个要饭的呢!" 将军回答说, "我不会让一个要饭的比我更有礼貌。不是别人尊敬你,是因为你优秀,其实别人尊敬你,是因为别人很优秀,优秀的人对谁都尊敬"。礼貌和尊重是境界和修为。

Temperament is the biggest enemy of the practitioner of positive energy. Practicing positive energy means you have to cultivate not getting angry. Definitely one can not give rise to a heated temper. When facing any malicious situation, turn it to zero. It is said "hot temper destroys a forest of virtue". Everyone please keep it in mind!

脾气是修正能量者最大的敌人。修正能量的人先要修好不发脾气。绝对不能动肝火,面对一切恶事要转化为零。所谓"无明火烧功德林"。请大家一定要记住这一点。

A smart person will constantly look forward, a wise person will look to the past. A smart person wants to defeat others, a wise person wants to overcome himself. A practitioner of the heart wants purification, practitioner of the Way (Tao) focuses on abandoning of the self. The past was a reflection of one's past heart, and should not be tightly held in memory. The present's events reflect the present's heart, so let it unfold naturally. The future belongs to the future's heart, so no need to trouble your heart now.

聪明的人会一直向前看;智慧者是会事事往后看。聪明人是要战胜别人的人;智慧者是要战胜自己的人。修心是要以净心为要,修道当以无我为本。过去的事是过去的心,不可牢記;现在之事即是现在心,随缘即可;未来的事是未来心,未需劳心。

Did you know? Being capable is like being pregnant, after awhile other people are bound to notice. Since ancient times, abusing one's abilities without restriction never end well. No matter how worthy you are, you must maintain humility and carefulness, do your work well. Gold will always eventually shine!

你知道吗? 怀才就象怀孕一样,时间久了就会让人看出来的。自古以来,恃才放肆的人都没有好的下场。就算你最了不起,也一定要保持谦虚谨慎,做好自己的事情,因为金子总会发光的!

Those who are content, can sleep on a hard floor and feel like they are on a high, soft bed. The ones who are not content, would feel as though they are in a toilet even if you place them in a palace. In life the wealth within one's soul is the most important, while those who live by desire for materialism can never feel satiated no matter how much they have, and that is real poverty. On the other hand, even with minimal material possessions, one's spiritual fulfillment can be achieved. As the saying goes, "Knowing how to be content means constant happiness", and that's the real wealth!

知足的人,就算睡在硬地上,有如感觉在高软大床一样。不知足的人,即使身在皇宮,也像处于茅厕一般。人生心灵富有是最重要,若囿于物质欲望,即使拥有再多也会觉得不够,这就是贫穷。反之,物质生活清贫,并不影响心灵的充实。所谓知足常乐,就是真正的富有。

Speak carefully, don't run your mouth. "Good words in a sentence can make a deep winter warm, but a single hurtful word can make June cold". It's not beneficial to speak too much. Don't criticize others, only praise people, and naturally people will draw near to you.

说话要小心,不能信口开河,要知 "良言一句三冬暖,伤人一语六月寒"。言多无益,不说他人恶,只会表扬人。自有多人亲近你。

Truly smart people will be fuzzy about small matters but intelligent on important matters. One should be low key like water, use soft to conquer hard. Only those who strive by not fighting will be laughing at the end, being the true winners. Low key individuals can accomplish more, because no matter how accomplished you are, do not show off. Learn to be lowkey, know how to keep your abilities hidden, with true wisdom seeming as ignorant, and you can win your whole life.

真正聪明的人,以小事糊涂而大事睿智。做人要低调如水,以柔克刚。只有那些以不争为争的人,才能笑到最后,成为真正的胜利者。低调的人更容易成事,无论自己有多大的能耐,万不可锋芒毕露。学会低调,懂得藏拙,大智若愚,才能赢得整个人生。

One should use one's heart to understand someone else's heart. For example, if you are kind to me I have to be even kinder to you. If one was a beneficiary of kindness one must remember it for a thousand years. As the saying goes, "receiving flowers there is fragrance for a million years." However, if you benefit others, do not expect any return!

做人要以心比心,你对我好,我对你更好。如果得人恩典要千年记,得人花带万年香;可是施恩莫望报,望报莫施恩。

Upon rising in the morning, say to yourself "today will be the best day". No matter what happened yesterday, it is past and can not be changed. Don't let yesterday's unhappiness affect your happiness today. No matter how difficult or busy today may be, don't complain, don't let it affect your good mood today. You must happily live today.

早上起來就要对自己说:“今天是最好的一天开始”。不管昨天发生了什么大事,都已成过去了,是无法改变的。別让昨天的不开心来影响到今天的良好心情。不管今天有多忙和多困难都不要有抱怨心,別因为这些事情影响到我们的好心情。要好好的欢度今天。

If you plan to get married, I'll tell you an important advice: you must be patient with and tolerate your spouse's shortcomings. There is no such thing as a completely perfect and happy marriage, happiness comes from infinite tolerance and respect.

要是你准备结婚的话,我告诉你一句很重要的名言 "你一定要忍耐和包容对方的缺点,世界上没有绝对幸福圆满的婚姻,幸福只是来自于无限的容忍和尊重"。

The more outstanding you are, the more there will be people who hate you. The more you are doing well, there will be more and more people who will despise you. That's because your improvements show up other's deficiencies. So as you become more and more proficient, more and more gossip might surround you. Do not condescend and stoop down to meet their level, but keep moving forward with all your might. Once you have reached the pinnacle of success, you will find that behind those who criticize you, there are even more people who like you. Because those who admire you are often silent.

当你越出色,恨你的人会越来越多。你越好时,讨厌你的人也会越多。因为你的好,显现出别人不够好。因此当你越来越优秀时,会遭受到的非议就越来越多。不要自降身价来迎合人,更要全力以赴往前走,等你登上了顶峰时会发现到在非议你的人背后,还有更多喜欢你的人。因为喜欢你的人大多数是沉默的。

Our lives are like a glass of water, put salt in and it becomes salty, put sugar in and it becomes sweet. In truth, a life's sorrow and happiness all come from the inner heart. If the heart is bitter, your life will be like hell on earth. If the heart is sweet, your life will be like heaven on earth. If you can cultivate a positive heart, you will forever be a joyful happy person.

我们的人生好像一杯水,放盐入去就是咸的,放糖入去就是甜的。其实人生的痛苦和快乐都是来自内心。心是苦的,人生就如在痛苦的地狱;心是甜的,人生就如在快乐的天堂。能修好正能量的心,你永远都是开心快乐之人。

When there are many people around, mind your tongue. The more you say the more likely you might say something wrong, and naturally there will be more gossip as well. When there are few people around, control your mind. The more delusions, the more pain. Not managing those two above will invite vexations for yourself. Learning to manage those two are already a form of practice.

当在人多之时,要记得管住自己的嘴。说话多就会错多,是非也自然会多。在人少之时,要管住自己个心。若然妄想多,痛苦就会多,以上二者管理不对便是自寻烦恼。学会了管理以上就是修行。

"Putting down" and "Giving up" are fundamentally different. "Putting down" refers to when a person seeks to grow; "Giving up" means running away. "Putting down" is when you see that you are above a situation. "Giving up" is when you can not let go, and then just abdicating at the end. Wise ones know to let go and put down, the stupid and ignorant only know to give up.

“放下”和“放弃”的本质不一样。“放下”是一个人在寻找成长;“放弃”是一个人要逃避。“放下”是因为看到自己高于事情,因而放下;“放弃”是因为不能放下事情,最终只好放弃。智慧者懂得放下,愚痴者只会放弃。

Even a jar of very clear water containing sand, if you continuously shake it, it will become unclear. However, even a very muddled jar of water, if you let it sit still for some time, it will settle into a clear jar of water. Our minds are that way. If you don't spend the time to settle it, and constantly shake and move it, it will stay a muddled mind. Quiet your mind, and from the quietness, wisdom will emerge!

即使很清澈带有沙泥的水,如果在壸里不停地摇晃它,它是不会清澈的。即使更浑浊的水,如果将壶静静地放定,它便会变得很清澈。我们的心也是这样,如果你没用时间去沉淀它,而总是摇晃不停,它就会处在一种浑浊的状态。把心修静下来吧,靜极生智慧的!

Rather than get angry, get competitive. Rather than blowing your top, blow up your ambition. In life one will encounter all kinds of negative energies: unfocused, repressed, blaming, angry, arrogant, hopeless, gambling, petty, cowardly energies. If you swallow these kinds of attitudes you will get heartburn. If you ignore them they will disappear. But in its stead, if we use ambitious, courageous, positive, harmonious, grand, lucky, and fortunate energies to dissipate and replace those negative energies, transform anger into ambition, we will be rewarded with a satisfying life!

发脾气不如争气,发火不如发奋。人生会吸收到各种消极的气如:怒气、傲气、闲气、怨气、泄气、赌气、小气、闷气、窝囊气,这些气你吞下去会反胃,你若不理它,它会自消除。如果我们用和气、才气、志气、朝气、勇气、大气、福气、运气来取代和化解这些负面的气,把生气化为争气,你就会得到一个如意的人生。

Manifesting one's compassionate heart is the best way to dissipate hatred, and remove pain. If you feel that someone is bad, and wish to hurt that person, that person will know, since our hearts can resonate with each other. If you have good feelings, you will get good resonance. If you have bad feelings, you will have equally negative resonance. That's why you must manifest a compassionate heart to face everyone and every sentient being, which can dispel all misfortune and suffering. Having a compassionate heart is universal love, and can change fates.

发慈悲心是化解怨恨和解脱痛苦最好的办法。你觉得别人不好,想伤害此人,此人是会知道的,心的感应谁都有。你有好的"感",就会有好的"应";你有不好的"感",就会有不好的"应"。所以一定要发慈悲心,以慈悲心对待一切人和所有生灵,可以化解一切灾难和一切痛苦。慈悲心就是博爱,能改变你的命运。

Success means choosing the right direction and taking hold of opportunities. Doing the correct thing at the correct time, plus effort, means success. Finding the right spouse means a lifelong of fortune, finding the right partner means a lifelong of happiness, finding the right teacher means a lifelong of wisdom, finding the right career means lifelong success! Finding the right platform means a lifelong radiance! Choice is even more important than effort! Vision is more important than ability.

成功首先要选对方向和把握机会。在正确的时间做正确的事,再加上努力才会成功。找对了爱人会一生幸福,找对了伙伴会一生快乐,找对了良师会给你一生的智慧,找对了行业会一生的成就!找对平台会得到一生的辉煌!选择比努力更重要!眼光比能力更还重要!

Benevolence is positive energy, malevolence is negative energy. how does one practice increasing positive energy? there are three simple methods: think positive, speak positive, do positive. To reduce negative energy: abandon all unwholesome thoughts, not speak ill of others behind their backs, avoid any actions which harm others either spiritually or physically. it doesn't mean that you can accomplish this right away, it will take some time to practice. if you wish to have good luck, then start your practice right away!

善就是正能量,恶就是负能量。怎样才能修练正能量呢?很简单的三个做法:想好的,说好的,做好的。脱离负能量是:赶走所有坏的念头,背后不说别人的坏话,凡是有损害别人精神和肉体的事都不做。以上不是说做就能马上做到的,要经过一段时间去锻炼才可做到。你想有好运气就从现在开始修吧!

The natural world is very interesting, cats like to eat fish but can not swim in the water, fish like to eat earthworms but can not go on land. Life is like that, sometimes you possess it and sometimes you lose it. Sometimes while you are busy choosing, you lose something else. Life can not always be satisfying, nor everything always going your way. Therefore, do not be petty with others as that is not worthwhile. Do not give yourself a hard time as you can't afford to be hurt. Do not hold on to the past as that is meaningless. Don't nitpick reality either as you must still live on! In this world, nothing is really yours, and only health can belong to you.

上天很有意思,猫喜欢吃鱼,猫却不能下水,鱼喜欢吃蚯蚓,鱼却不能上岸。人生就是一边拥有,一边失去; 一边选择一边放弃。人生哪有事事如意,生活哪有样样顺心。所以不和别人计较,因为不值得,不和自己计较,因为伤不起,不和往事计较,因为没意义,不和现实计较,因为还要继续! 在这个世界上,什么都不是你的,唯有健康的身体是属于自己的。

When you are standing on a high place, those who recognize you will acknowledge you. When you have fallen off, you will know who your friends are. Some will consider you a treasure, and others may see you as a blade of grass. As long as you know yourself what you are worth, you will be worth that much more!

你站立在高处的时候,认识你的人就会知道你是谁;在你坠落的时候,你就会知道你的朋友是谁。有些人当你是宝,也有些人当你是草 。只要你知道自己的价值,你的价值就有几多了!

How you treat others may not be how others treat you. Your honest straightforward approach may not be reciprocated. You might keep your promises, but others may not. You might treat others kindly but it doesn't mean others will treat you kindly. Once you have clearly understood this you will neither be vexed nor angry anymore.

你怎样对待別人,并不是別人会同样的对待你。你忠诚的对待他人,不一定他人会忠诚的对待你。你可以做到守信,但别人不一定会像你一样的守信。你自己对人很好,不是别人会对你同样的好。只要你看透了这一点,你就不会生气和烦恼了。

People must help each other to feel warmth. Effort must be applied at tasks together in order to feel their simplicity. The road must be travelled together in order for it not to feel long. Friends must mutually think of each other to deepen their bonds. When you can use all your strength to help others accomplish their goals, you have inadvertently accomplished your own.

人要互相帮助才感觉到温暖。事要共同努力才可知道简单。路要有人同行才不觉得漫长。友要互相记挂才能体会情深。当你不遗余力的成就了他人,也就是不知不觉成就了自己。

One must learn to be humorous. When others are joking around, do not be offended, but learn to self-mock to remove their mocking. When you are joking around, be sure to stay on the positive. Don't let the other person feel embarrassed or angered. To be an old rascal, this is a way to stay young at heart!

做人要学会幽默。別人开你玩笑之时,你千万別生气,要懂得自嘲解嘲。你跟別人开玩笑时也要往正面处搞,別让对方觉得不好意思或惹怒了他。要当个老頑童,这样才能返老还童。

Those who do good deeds are like the grass in a garden, though we don't seem to see them grow, they are actually increasing height daily. Those who do evil deeds are like the whetstone, you may not see it grind down, but as days go by it will wear out. The saying goes "there may not be a door in front of fortune or misfortune, but it is always in the heart". When you do an evil deed, while others may not know, you yourself always knows. When you do a good deed, others may not know to praise you, but you have reached peace in your heart.

行善之人等于园子里的草,虽然不见其长高,但天天正在增加。做恶之人有如磨刀石,看下去不见其损失,但日子久了就有亏损。所谓「福祸无门总在心」是说:做了坏事未有人知道,但自己知道。做了善事不在乎别人的夸赞,但达到了自己的安详。

One must accomplish being respected and not feared. Be trustworthy to friends, filial to parents, respectful to teachers and elders. Stand on a higher ground without others feeling the difference in height, and it will win the discerning eye of others. This is the breadth that a successful person possesses.

做到要让人感觉敬重而不是敬畏。对朋友忠诚,对父母孝顺,对师长尊敬。站在一定的高度而从不让别人感觉你的高度,更能赢得别人的刮目相看。这是成功者必有的气量。《美国黄德辉》

One day you will understand, kindness is harder to achieve than intelligence. Intelligence is god-given while kindness is a choice. Kindness is the source of positive energy, a successful person's requisite path of cultivation.

有一天你会明白,善良比聪明更难。聪明是一种天赋,而善良是一种选择。善是正能量的本源,成功者必修之道。

Those who do not want to take action will always find excuses, while those who want to accomplish something will always find a way to do it. When you can accomplish something complex with simplicity, you are a specialist. Simple matters that you do repetitively makes you an expert. Repetitive tasks you do with attention makes you a winner. Your sense of responsibility will be the guiding post of your success, while your personality determines the fate of your life.

不想去做的人总是会找籍口;若你想去做时总会找到方法。复杂的事情你简单的去做就是专家;简单的事情你重复的去做就是行家;重复的事情你用心的去做就是赢家。你的责任就是你成功的方向,你的性格就是你人生的命运。

When you have completed a benevolent deed, even if you have not received any meritorious return, your misfortunes have already far departed. When you have done an evil deed, even if no retributions have occurred, your merit has long departed. That is called "even if no one sees you accumulating merit, your kind actions were always known by the heavens".

当你做了善事后,虽然未见有福报,但你的灾祸已远离。当你做了坏事后,就算未有灾祸到,但你的福份已远离。所谓「积福虽无人见,行善自有天知」。

A good attitude means good luck! Only with a reasonably good attitude can you maintain a full and satisfied mood. Once your attitude is positive, your luck will also turn for the better. Become energetic, and fortune will follow on its heels. If only you can learn to adjust your attitude, with positivity your work will gain direction. One who does not lose one's direction will definitely succeed.

心态好,运气就会好!只要有良好的心态,你才能每天保持饱满的心情。心态好,运气就好。精神打起来,好运自然来。只要学会调整心态, 有良好的心态工作就会有方向,人只要不失去方向就会成功。

A person must learn to tolerate being fooled, withstand being lied to, live through perfunctoriness.  Please understand that persistence may not lead to success, giving up may not mean losing. Rather than flashily smash against the wall, why not elegantly turn a corner? Give yourself the space to make a turnaround. Success means learning to contemplate, wait, and make adjustments.

做人要忍得住欺骗,经得起谎言,受得了敷衍。须知道坚持未必会胜利,放弃未必定是认输。要华丽撞墙不如优雅转身,给自己一个迂回的空间。成功要学会思索、等待和调整。

If you wish not to lag behind in action, then keep company with those who are proactive.
If you wish to become mentally agile, keep company with intelligent people.
If you wish not to be confused by situations, hang out with people with wisdom.
If you want to smile often, be with happy people.
If you wish not to have darkness in your heart, stay with sunny people.

想行动不会落后就与进取的人在一起。
想做事就变机敏必和聪明的人在一起。
想遇事不会迷茫就与睿智的人在一起。
想嘴角常带微笑就与快乐的人在一起。
想心里不会晦暗就与阳光的人在一起。

Work with rigor, play with limitations; in treating friends, do not use manipulations; in handling  work, do not get agitated or angry; be discerning with lifestyle, and manage your inflow and outflow; be content and you'll always be happy, and fortune is bestowed upon your whole life.

勤奋做事,娱乐有度;对待朋友,不玩心术;处理事务,不躁不怒;生活讲究,量入为出;知足常乐,一生幸福。

Happiness means knowing contentment, joy comes from helping others, accumulating merit requires doing good, for longevity one must abstain from killing, meditation opens your wisdom, and reciting the Buddha's name dissipates vexations.
开心要知足,快乐多助人,积福须行善,长寿戒杀生,打坐开智慧,念佛消烦恼。

First, cultivate yourself well, nourish positive thinking. Settle yourself, contemplate often, learn constantly. It's alright if you do not achieve pacification of your clan, governing your country, bringing peace to the world etc., but do not ever give up on your inner being. Expand your horizons, jump as high as you can, go as far as you are able.

先把自己修养好,养好你的正念心思。沉淀自己,多思考,多学习。安邦治国平天下你可以做不到,但内心永远不要放弃。放开眼界,能跳多高就跳多高,能走多远就走多远。

Being fortunate is not driving the most luxurious  car, but driving a car safely home. Fortune is not how much money saved up, but a daily life of freedom in heart and mind, doing what you like to do. Fortune is not how much you have accomplished, but rather, everywhere you go, people praise that you are a good person!

幸福不是你开多豪华的车,而是你开着车平安到家;  幸福不是你存了多少钱,而是天天身心自由,做自已喜欢的事;幸福不是你有多少成就,而是无论走到哪里,人们都说你是个好人。

A person should strive to be authentic, being a good person leads to good fortune. One's actions should be sound in order for one's steps to be solid! One who follows one's fate is a commoner, one who determines one's own life is a strong person. One without personal views follows others blindly, while one who contemplates carefully is a wise person. Wealth is a temporary friend, while friends are an eternal wealth. Prestige is temporary, while one's integrity is the eternal foundation. Education is knowledge for a short duration, while continuous learning is the eternal wisdom!

做人要地道,好人有好报;做事要踏实,步履才坚实!听从命运安排的是凡人;主宰自己命运的是强者;没有主见的是盲从,三思而行的是智者。财富是一时的朋友,而朋友才是永久的财富;荣誉是一时的荣耀,做人才是永久的根本;学历是一时的知识,学习才是永久的智慧!

One must accomplish being respected and not feared. Be trustworthy to friends, filial to parents, respectful to teachers and elders. Stand on a higher ground without others feeling the difference in height, and it will win the discerning eye of others. This is the breadth that a successful person possesses.

做到要让人感觉敬重而不是敬畏。对朋友忠诚,对父母孝顺,对师长尊敬。站在一定的高度而从不让别人感觉你的高度,更能赢得别人的刮目相看。这是成功者必有的气量。

You should appreciate those who inform you of your shortcomings, as those are the only ones who treat you the best. Do not lie, because with one lie you must fabricate 10 lies to cover up, so why agonize thus? Vengeance will not dissipate hatred, only forgiveness can. Don't often feel like you are so unfortunate, because in reality there are many more people who are less fortunate and suffer much more than you!

你要感谢告诉你缺点的人,只有告诉你缺点的人才是对你最好的人。不要说谎话,说一句谎话,要编造十句谎话来弥补,何苦呢。报复不能化解仇恨,只有宽容才能化解仇恨。不要常常觉得自己很不幸,其实世界上比你不幸、比你痛苦的人还多得很呢!

The successful person is neither the smartest nor the dumbest, but one is always learning, will succeed.  The successful person is not one who works the fastest, nor the slowest, but the one who holds the most confidence. The successful person is not the one who is the strongest, nor the weakest, but the most persistent one succeeds. The successful person is not the most beautiful nor ugly, but the one who understands how to cooperate with others, succeeds. Learning plus confidence plus persistence plus cooperation equals success!

成功的人不是最聪明的,也不是最笨的,而是最有學習心的人才會成功。成功的人不是做事最快的,也不是最慢的,而是最有信心的人才會成功。成功的人不是最强壮的,也不是最弱小的,而是最有堅持心的人才會成功。成功的人不是長得俊美的,也不是生得丑怪的,而是懂得合作的人才會成功。学习加信心加堅持再加合作才能成功!

In an ordinary life, the two greatest tragedies are often: not being able to obtain what you want, and receiving what you don't want. Being able to obtain something does not necessarily spell fortune, but don't be disappointed if you did not obtain it either as there is always hope. The earth is in constant motion, no one will forever stay in a bad spot. As long as you do not give up on your dreams, eventually you will reach your goals. If your friends tell you you are insane, then it must mean you are not far from success!

平凡的人生里的两大悲剧莫过于:得不到想要的东西和得到不想要的东西。得到了不一定如意,得不到的不要失望,因为还有个希望。地球是运动的,人不可能永远停留在倒霉的位置。只要你不放弃你的梦想,迟早定会如愿。当身边的朋友说你是疯子的时候,可能成功离你不远了。

People with wisdom will control their hearts when they are alone, and control their mouths when they are with others. When one is with others, it is an opportunity to learn from others with humility. When one is alone, it is a good opportunity to reflect on yourself.

有智慧的人,在独处时会管好自己的心,在不是独处时则会管好自己的口。与他人相处时,是谦虚学习的好机会;在个人独处时,是反思自省的好机会。


Mankind would rush to grow, and then subsequently bemoan the loss of childhood. They exchange their health for money, and then try to use money to restore their health. They are very anxious about their future, but neglect their present happiness. Consequently, they don't live in the now, nor do they live in the future. They live as if they will never die, but felt as though they have never lived when they are at their deathbed. Please treasure this very minute!

人類急於成長,然後又哀嘆失去的童年;他們以健康換取金錢,不久後又想用金錢恢復健康。他們對未來焦慮不已,卻又無視現在的幸福。因此,他們既不活在當下,也不活在未來。他們活著彷彿從來不會死亡;臨死前,又彷佛從未活過。請你珍惜現在這分鐘吧!

If you can accept those whose views differ from yours, your days will flow more easily. If you keep wanting to change them, it will be very painful for you. It is more correct to learn to accept and embrace them. That is the perspective of a successful person.

你要包容那些意见跟你不同的人,这样日子比较好过。你要是一直想改变他,那样你会很痛苦。要学怎样接受他和怎样包容他才对。这才是成功者的心态。

When you are right, you don't need to say anything. When you are in the wrong, then whatever you say will not matter! Someone once said: "if you are on the correct side, there is no need to lose your temper. If you are on the wrong side, you have no right to lose your temper". This is true wisdom.

当你是对的时候,你并不需要说什么;在你理亏的时候,不论你说什么也没用!有人说过:“如果你是对的一方,你没必要发脾气;如果你是错的那一方,你没资格去发脾气” 。这才是真正的智慧。

In a person's road to success, there are many curves, alleys, dangerous roads, hidden ways- only those who are determined without stopping their progression can reach the successful destination. Without a clear mind, however fast a footstep, you will still go to a detour. Without a careful process, you will fall on even very level ground. To leave behind the evidence of your life, you must place one footprint at a time. To minimize detours, think carefully before proceeding.

在人生成功的道路征途中有许多弯路、小路、险路、暗路,只有意志坚定且永不停步的人,才有希望到达胜利的远方。没有清醒的头脑,再快的脚步也会走歪;没有谨慎的步伐,再平的道路也会跌倒。要留下人生足迹,就必须一步一个脚印;要少走人生弯路,就必须三思而行。

Life is about accumulation, particularly in the area of knowledge. Even if you are aging, you have to maintain motivation and a hardworking learning attitude and habit. For example at the end of every subject or event, immediately analyze the situation, the experience, and derive at some conclusions and share those. To become a successful person, learn to habitually make conclusive analysis.

人生是积累,特别在知识领域尤为重要。虽然年龄大了,但要保持积极和勤奋的学习态度和习惯,例如每次项目或者事情的结束,都应该进行项目的情况进行经验总结和分享。要成为成功者,必须要有总结的习惯。

The cultivation of "Abstaining from all evil, abiding by all benevolence"- that is the true practice of positive energy.

修"諸惡莫作,眾善奉行"就是修真正的正能量

Following a fly means you'll find a bathroom, following a bee you'll get to flowers. Following a wealthy man you might earn millions, but following a beggar you might just learn to get alms! Walk with a wise man and you will be at a different level, befriend a superior person and you can get to the top. In real life, who you are with is really important, as crucial as possibly change the course of your life, determining its success or failure!

跟着苍蝇找厕所,跟着蜜蜂找花朵,跟着富翁挣百万,跟着乞丐会要饭!与智者同行,你会不同凡响;与高人为伍,你能登上巅峰。现实生活中,你和谁在一起的确很重要,甚至能改变你的成长轨迹,决定你的人生成败。

In your life, how many people you can respect, will be how many people respecting you. How many you trust, is how many will trust you. How many you help succeed, will help you succeed in the future.

一生中,你能尊重多少人,就有多少人尊重你。你能信任多少人,就有多少人信任你。你能让多少人成功,就有多少人帮助你成功。

Your latter life physiognomy is based on the condition of your heart. If you cultivate benevolence daily, cultivate compassion, your countenance will improve constantly. If you do ill deeds everyday, your countenance will look worse and worse. Those who practice positive energy will particular improve fast, as he understands the method and philosophy- his or her countenance will change to be more and more stately , more and more beautiful.

你后半辈子的相貌,是取决于你的心。如果你天天修善、修慈悲心,你的相貌一定愈变愈好;如果你天天作恶,相貌愈变就愈难看;修正能量的人尤其变得快,他懂得方法、懂得理论,他的相貌愈变愈庄严、愈变愈美好。

One must remember the virtues of others in order to cultivate one's own humility. There is no such thing as a perfect person, so being forgiving of others is being forgiving of oneself. To treat others kindly is actually to treat yourself kindly. Those who remember the benevolence of someone who gave even one drop of water, will be someone who is able to emulate the sages. Such a person can learn from others' strengths with humility, and improve one's own value. This will increase one's attractiveness and popularity, and gradually, amassed great spiritual wealth!

要记住别人的好处,可以培养自己谦虚的品质。人无完人,对人宽容就是对自己宽容。善待别人其实就是善待自己。记住别人"滴水之恩"的人,则往往能见贤思齐,虚心学习他人身上的优点,因此自己身上的"好处"也会越来越多,人际吸引力就会越来越强,无形中就拥有了更多的精神财富。


The greatest pain in one's life is to not have a sense of spiritual belonging, whether you are aware of it or not, admit it or not. If one's heart is full of beauty, then there is nothing to be vexed about. If one's heart is full of goodness, then there is no one to hate. If the heart is of simplicity, then all the conflicts in the world become empty. When one is a good person, the body is straightforward, the heart is at peace, and the spirit rests in safe dreams. Doing benevolent deeds, the heaven are aware, the earth testifies, and gods and demons alike offer their respect.

人生最大的痛苦,就是心灵没有归属,不管你知不知觉,承不承认。心存美好,则无可恼之事;心存善良,则无可恨之人;心若简单,世间纷扰皆成空。做好人,身正心安魂梦稳;行善事,天知地鉴鬼神钦。

Our heart is like an umbrella. When it is open, there is warmth and sunlight. When you close it, you are filled with frustration and sadness. It is not always smooth sailing in our everyday lives, but the umbrella of our soul is intertwined with our fate. Happily embrace the joy of the opened umbrella, close up the umbrella of painfulness. Real life is like that. Once your perception is open, however open your heart, is how open your umbrella. The fact that one can lift open, and also close and put away, is the greatest happiness in life.

我们的心就像一把伞。在你打开的时候,拥有温暖与阳光。收起来的时候,摈弃烦恼与苦楚。我们在日常中不一定会顺利,但心灵的伞却和命运息息相关。好好的拥抱盛开的快乐之伞,快收起来痛苦之伞。真实的生活就是这样。当你想开了,心有多大,伞就有多大。撑得开、收得起就是人生最大的欢乐。

Benevolence, is positive energy。Maleficence, is negative energy. Benevolent deeds can accumulate good fortune. Doing maleficent acts will cause bad return. Kind hearted people will have good luck, while those with evil intent often meet misfortune. What is benevolence? Thinking with good intentions, doing good deeds, saying good things. What is maleficence? Crooked thoughts, crooked actions, unwholesome words. What is positive energy? Openhearted-ness, happiness, joy, cheerfulness. What is negative energy? Anger, sadness, envy, vindictiveness. If you desire good fortune, you must practice a kind heart; to succeed you must learn positive energy.

善,是正能量;恶,是负能量。行善就能積福,作恶就有恶报。有善心的人必有好运气;不怀好意的人常倒霉。何为善?想好的,做好的,说好的。何为恶?心念不正,行为不正,言语不正。什么是正能量?开心,高兴,愉快,爽朗。何为负能量?生气,悲哀,妒忌,仇恨。要运气好你必修善心;要成功你必学正能量。

In the life of a person, no one can truly help you but yourself. Like an egg, for example. If broken from the outside, it is food. If it breaks free from within, a life is born. Human life is also thus. If broken from the outside, it is from pressure. If broken free from within, it is growth. If you wait for someone to break you from the outside, then you have set yourself up to be some one else's food. If you can allow yourself to break through from the inside, then you'll find that your personal growth experiences what is like a resurrection of your life.

人在世上除了你本人,没人可以真正能帮到你。一个鸡蛋从外打破是食物,从内打破就是生命。人生也是如此,从外打破就是压力,从内打破就是成长。如果你等待别人从外打破你,那么你注定成为别人的食物。如果能让自己从内打破,那么你会发现自己的成长相当于一种重生。

In terms of how to treat people near you, such as friends, and others around you, always treat them with kindness. The heart is made of flesh, after some time emotional attachment grows. Do not force some one to a dry well, into a mountain valley. One should understand that fengshui is always taking turns, so always leave room for someone to exit, which is also leaving room for yourself. Learning this principle means success is not too far from you.

对待身边人,朋友,周围的人,都要以善良相向。人心是肉做的,久而久之会生长感情。切莫逼人入枯井,迫人入山坳。要知道风水是轮流转的,凡事都要给别人留条后路,也就是你给自己留条退路。学会此心法,成功就离你不远了。

 If you feel that you are capable, then you are capable. Other people thinking you are capable does not necessarily affirm it. Success is created by self evaluation. The mother of success is failure. The more failures, the more wealth. You must always think of what you got, rather than what you lost. Only think and act in the direction of the positive. This way you will achieve success for your goals.

如果你认为你行你就行。别人认为你行,你也不一定行。成功是要自己否定自己的。失败是成功之母。失败越多,财富越大。你要永远想你得到的,别想你失去的。只往正面方向去想和去做,这样你的目标才会成功。


"Better die in the vast ocean than live in a little pond'- it means that ambitious men should go out and explore the world, there is no growth opportunity staying in a little village. In a big metropolitan city the risk is great but the chances of earning big money is also great. In a village, although life is stable, one lives in relative poverty. For the sake of supporting family and earning a living, one needs to take some risk. Once the fortune is earned, return home and settle down. A good man should be able to expand or contract appropriately, as long as one is not too greedy, one will have a good life.

"宁愿死在大海里,总比活在小池塘"。 意思是说有志气的男儿应该往外创创世界,留在小村庄里是没有出息的。 在大都市虽然风险大,但赚钱的机会也大。在村庄里虽然稳定,但过着的是贫苦日子。为了要养家糊口是应该冒些风险。一旦赚了钱就要归家安定下来。一个好男儿是能屈能伸的,不要过贪就会有好日子过。

Understand that while wealth is ever flowing, but your heart and horizon are the sources of wealth. How large your heart is, is how great your accomplishments will be, and how far your horizon is, is how much wealth you can amass.

要知道财富是流动的,但您的心胸和视野也许正是财富获取的源泉。你有多大的心胸就能做多大的事业,有多远的视野就能聚拢多大的财富。

Everyone likes to gossip, everyone likes to discuss others' behind their backs. Try not to talk about others' shortcomings in idle talk, and contemplate your own mistakes in silence.

谁人面前无是非,谁人背后不说人, 闲谈莫论他人非,静坐常思己过失。

Learning from the successful pathways of top notch individuals allows us to minimize twists and turns. Associating with successful individuals can expand our human resources. With willpower to fight for what we want, even greater obstacles will not deter us. Once you lose your willpower, often you end up with no accomplishments.

向一流人士学习他们的成功经验可以帮助我们少走弯路,与成功人士为伍可以扩大人脉资源。有斗志再大的困难都不怕,一旦失去斗志,你将往往一事无成。

If you wish to lead an indulgent life, then you have to first learn to establish limits, self regulation, and self control. Learn to regulate oneself, from such habits as staying up late, so one may rise early in the morning, controlling appetite so to lose weight, all the way to controlling resentment, jealousy, attachment to success or failure- and other kinds of inexplicable delusions. Only then will happiness emerge.

要想肆意放纵人生,就要先学会收敛,自律和克制,从控制熬夜争取早起,到控制食欲减轻体重,还要控制各种不甘心,嫉妒心,得失心等和莫名其妙的妄念。这样快乐的心才会出现。

For a human being on earth, success or failure happens within the gap between acquiring or foregoing. One must forego something to make room for acquisition. WIthout allowing room by giving something up, there is no space to acquire. Willing to make room for forgiveness, one can acquire happiness. Willing to stick through thick and thin, one can find love. Willing to put down attachments, can one become unfettered. Let go and smile, harmony is created. Forego material goods, and your spiritual life becomes rich. Leave behind pettiness, and friends will gather. Foresake stubborness, and life becomes light and stress-free.

人生在世,功败垂成,皆在取舍之间,有舍才有得,不舍则不得。 舍得宽容,才有幸福;舍得相守,才有爱情;舍得放下,才有洒脱;舍得微笑,才有和谐。 舍得物质,精神才能充盈;舍得计较,朋友才会聚合;舍得执着,生活才会轻松。

In life the greatest cultivation is in 'inclusive tolerance'. Inclusive tolerance is not weakness, and also not acquiescence. It is manifested in noticing others' difficulties, overlooking others' weaknesses, pronouncing others' accomplishments, forgiving one's faults. If your heart is accepting, it is always springtime. If you wish to be petty, there is no person or situation that can satisfy you. Only through enlarging your heart and horizon, practice inclusive acceptance, can your inner being be at ease.

人生最大的修养是包容,包容不是懦弱,也不是忍让,它是察人之难,补人之短,扬人之长,谅人之过。 心若包容,时时都是春天。
若要计较,没有一个人、一件事能让你满意。只有大其胸怀,包容万事,才能让内心自在。

Rather than read a thousand books, better to have travelled a thousand kilometers. Rather than travel a thousand kilometers, it's better to have met myriads of people. But even better than having met a thousand people, it's better to get pointers from an excellent teacher. Everything is a result of action, not words. One's actions will serve to convince more than one's words. There is nothing one can not accomplish in the world, only people who can not accomplish anything.

读万卷书,不如行万里路,行万里路不如阅人无数,阅人无数不如有明师指点。 任何事都是做出来的不是说出来的。 行动比语言更能取信于人。 世上没有做不成的事,只有做不成事的人

People who are doers are always searching for ways to succeed, those who are slackers are forever looking for excuses. In this world there is no obstructed pathway, there are only people with obstructed thoughts. Success does not come from speed, but from methodology. If you go forth with a goal, then come back with results!

要干的人永远在找方法,不想干的人永远在找理由;世界上没有走不通的路,只有想不通的人。成功不是因为快,而是因为有方法。 带着目标出去,就要带着结果回来。

Whether things are going smoothly or not in one's life, it is all like passing clouds and smoke. As long as your mood is good, everything is good. No matter what difficulties you might face, dress up to be bright and beautiful before you leave home each day, raise your head and lift your chest, and face life with a smile! As long as you can truly prop yourself up, no one can repress you down. The strength of your heart is true strength.

做人无论如意不如意,一切都是过眼云烟,只要心情好,一切都好!不论遇到什么困难,在你出门时,一定要打扮得光鮮和漂亮,昂起头挺起胸,面带笑容的面对生活!只要你自己真正撑起来,别人是压不垮你的。内心的强大才是真正的强大。

Without seeking comparison to others, one should reach to surpass oneself instead. Rather than wasting tears on what brought on today, why not use sweat to struggle towards tomorrow? Choose what you love, and love what you have chosen. Not giving up this very second means there is hope in the next second. No one will accompany you your entire life, so learn to adapt to being solo. No one will help you your entire life, so learn to strive your whole life!

不求与人相比,但求超越自己。与其用泪水悔恨今天,不如用汗水拼搏明天。选择自己所爱的,爱自己所选择的。这一秒不放弃,下一秒就会有希望。没有人陪你走一辈子,所以你要适应孤独。没有人会帮你一辈子,所以你要奋斗一生。

It is not that you do more that it means you are applying effort. You should spend the time on the most important things. The biggest losses of time comes from procrastination, expectation, and reliance in the future. The biggest success in life is being able to accomplish the most goals in the shortest time. The wealthy like time, the poor like money. That's because time can never be regained back, but one can spend through thousands of gold and can still re-accumulate.

并不是你做得多就代表你是用功的,应把时间花在最重要的事情上。时间的最大损失是拖延、期待和依赖将来。人生最大的成功就是在最短的时间内能达到最多的目标。富人爱时间穷人爱金钱,因为时间一去不复返,千金散尽还复来。

You can not change the weather but you can change your mood. You can not predict tomorrow but you can take charge of today. You can not choose your looks but can express your smile. You can not control others, but you can control yourself. You can not change the past, but can change the present. You can not change reality, but you can change your attitude. To be an unsurpassed happy person, is more important than anything else.

你不能改变天气,但你可以改变心情。你不能预知明天,但你可以把握今天。你不能选择容貌,但你可以展现笑容。你不能控制他们,但你可以控制自己。你改变不了过去。但你可以改变现在。你改变不了事实,但你可以改变态度。做个快乐无比的人比什么都重要。

When others do not yet understand but you already understand, when others reach understanding you are already taking action, when others are taking action you have already succeeded, when others succeed you have already become wealthy- that is a sign of extraordinary thought process, and having forethought!

别人不明白的时候你明白了,别人明白的时候你行动了,别人行动的时候你成功了,别人成功的时候你富有了。这就是超常思维,先见之明。

When you are happy, remind yourself this happiness is not permanent. When you are sad, you must also remind yourself the sadness is not permanent. Not being attached means being happy. Do not have intent to hurt others, but always be wary of others intending to hurt you. There are still petty people in the world! Stay away from petty people, draw near those with kind hearts.

当你开心时,你要想这开心不是永恒的;当你痛苦时,你要想这痛苦也不是永恒的。不执着就是快乐。不要有害人之心,但要有防人之意,毕竟这世界上还是有小人的。自己远离小人,多接近善心的人。

Success will not come to us, we must walk towards victory. Wisdom won't just drop in on us, we must rigorously contemplate. Happiness will not just appear, we must use our hearts to experience it.

成功不会向我们走来,我们必须走向胜利;智慧不会向我们走来,我们必须勤奋思索;快乐不会向我们走来,我们必须用心体验。

A person should learn to be able to distinguish, and not make friends based on wealth or poverty. Even if he has billions of dollars in assets, that has not a cent of difference to you, so don't make yourself a tail wagging dog. On the other hand, perhaps he has nothing, but when you are hungry, share his only piece of bread with you.


做人要学会分辨,不要看贫富来交朋友。他有亿万家财跟你一毛钱关系都没有的,别把自己弄成哈巴狗。他也许一无所有,但当你饥饿时却可以把唯一的馒头分给你吃。

People who do not waste time do not complain that they have inadequate time. They never delay in their actions. They set time limits while disciplining themselves to accomplish things into reality. Priorities have to be clear: what can be done must be done immediately, tasks which need to wait have to be recorded, what needs to be retained should be filed away immediately, and things that can not be accomplished discard first. Action immediately, record promptly, spare and save daily, improve expediently. That is the behavior of a successful person.

不浪费时间的人,不会抱怨时间不够用。做事从不拖延。给自己设定时限,并督促自己去实现。条理要清晰,能做到的要马上行动,待做的事情记入日志,保留的东西立即归档,做不出决定的先扔掉。要马上行动,立即记录,立即行动,天天省,马上改进。这才是成功者的行为。

One must remember the virtues of others in order to cultivate one's own humility. There is no such thing as a perfect person, so being forgiving of others is being forgiving of oneself. To treat others kindly is actually to treat yourself kindly. Those who remember the benevolence of someone who gave even one drop of water, will be someone who is able to emulate the sages. Such a person can learn from others' strengths with humility, and improve one's own value. This will increase one's attractiveness and popularity, and gradually, amassed great spiritual wealth!

要记住别人的好处,可以培养自己谦虚的品质。人无完人,对人宽容就是对自己宽容。善待别人其实就是善待自己。记住别人"滴水之恩"的人,则往往能见贤思齐,虚心学习他人身上的优点,因此自己身上的"好处"也会越来越多,人际吸引力就会越来越强,无形中就拥有了更多的精神财富。

A good person can be defined as someone who doesn't have time to do bad things. If you view someone with disparagement, then it is due to a lack of cultivation yourself. If you wish to succeed, you must first learn to change your mentality, condition, and shape. The path to success requires the ability to contemplate, plus ability to action upon, and ability to express.

一个好人就是没有时间去干坏事的人。看别人不顺眼,就是自己的修养不够。要想成功首先要学会改变心态、状态、形态。成功之道必须要有思考力加行动力和表达力。

One must treat others kindly in the path of life, and must also treat yourself kindly. Treating others kindly will allow one to travel even farther in life, while treating yourself kindly allows your life to be nourishing. Even simply act with more approachability, or a warmer attitude, are ways of treating others kindly.

人生路上要善待他人,也得善待自己。善待他人可以让人生走得更远;善待自己可以让生命活得滋润。就是一个亲切的姿态,一种温和的态度也是算善待。

A truly charitable person does not act out of desire for merit. Those who desire merit for their actions are not truly charitable. The root of happiness comes from helping others, but those who truly want to help others are not doing so to seek happiness. Compassion is the greater love, and greater love requires forgiving others. In forgiving others, you have let go of vexations, and freeing from vexations produces happiness. Happiness is truly obtaining merit.

真心行善的人不是为了福报,为福报而行善不是真的善心人。助人为快乐之本,真心助人不是为了快乐。慈悲就是大愛,大爱必須宽恕别人,宽恕别人就是解脫心中的烦恼,沒有烦恼就是快乐,快乐便是福报。

 

Inspirational Quotes from Abbot Hsuan Hua

Master Hsuan Hua: Always try not to produce vexation, and doubt. 'Always regulate oneself and minimize regulating others'. Always control yourself, don't try to control others. 'Admit more wrongdoing, don't argue so much'. Always admit your own mistakes, don't twist and argue. 'From calmness and purity, wisdom grows'. If you can achieve these you will be very safe, and be able to sprout forth wisdom.

宣化上人:时时都不生烦恼、不生怀疑。“总要管自己、少管人”,常常只要管自己,不要管旁人。“多认不是、少争理”,常要认自己的不是,不要尽那么狡辩。“安然清净智慧生”,只要你能这样做就会很平安,就会生出一种智慧。

There is no need to learn a lot of Buddha Dharma- simply learning to not get angry, not having a temper, that is already Buddha Dharma. The saying goes 'everything can pass, if the temper can dissolve, and one can truly not get angry, then one has a priceless treasure. Never blame others, everything can be perceived positively, and vexations will never rise again. Where can bad karma be found then?' - Abbot Hsuan Hua

学佛法不用学多,学得能不生气、没有脾气,那就是佛法。所以说 “事事都好去,脾气能化了,真能不生气,就得无价宝,再要不怨人,事事都能好,烦恼永不生,冤孽从那找?” 《宣化上人》

Abbot Hsuan Hua said: 'when we experience suffering we are ending the suffering, but when we enjoy our fortunes we are also using up our fortunes. If we can understand this very realistic, very simple level, then we can understand Buddha Dharma. Don't look for it in a faraway land nor a lofty place, it is present in the everyday reality you face. If you can transform this phenomenon, then this phenomenon is not moving you. Else when reality strikes, you will have no idea how to face it. If you can maintain immovability in all conditions, and constant clarity in all ends, then you understand Buddha Dharma.'

宣化上人说:"我们人受苦是了苦,享福是消福。就在这很简单、很现实的地方上,能明白了,就是明白佛法。不要到远的地方去找、高的地方去找,就在你每天所面对的现实中。这个境界你要能把它转过来,就不被境界所转。不要到这个境界一来,就不知道怎么样才好。时时都能如如不动,了了常明。你能这样,那就是明白佛法"。《美国黄德辉转》