Spring is not just a season,but a state of mind.
Life is not in body only,but also in the mind.
Old age does not mean living many years,but thinking you are old.
Our lives are measured by eternity,not years.
The setting sun teaches impermanence.
Clouds teach change.
Mountains teach grandeur.
Oceans teach infinity.
Rivers are long when they twist.
Mountains are high when thrust up.
Minds are encompassing when spacious.
Air flows easily when breathed in peace.
Sunrise and sunset give us rose-pink clouds.
The changing month gives us a bright full moon.
The sorrow of parting and joy of meeting let us cherish the time we are together.
The suffering,emptiness,and impermanence of the world manifest the truth.
With past life,the present life is possible.
With present life,the future life is possible.
With future life,three lives are complete.
With three lives,there is hope.
The life of the elderly is frail.
It is sad when the elderly are bedridden.
It is foolish when the elderly hoard their money.
It is happy when the elderly remember the Buddha.
Tender music keeps life harmonious.
Birdsong in the forest keeps nature wonderful.
Pure incense makes the environment pleasurable.
Silence keeps the world comfortable.
Those who cherish life sigh that it is too short.
Those who squander life whine that it is too long.
Those who understand life know it is suffering.
Those who master life are not afraid of suffering and emptiness.
Flowers are by nature beautiful.
Trees are by nature vital.
The world is by nature transient.
The mind is by nature dynamic.
Every tree and flower has a purpose.
Every mountain and stream has a place.
Every occasion has a reason.
Every cause has an effect.
The cosmos exists because it obeys its nature.
A being that obeys his nature thrives.
A venture that obeys its nature bears rich fruit.
A mind that obeys its nature is gentle and fair.
Good flowers need not be pretty,but must be fragrant.
Good knives need not be long,but must be sharp.
Good words need not brag,but must be true.
Good clothing need not be costly,but must fit.
The butterfly dances amid scented flowers.
The oriole nests in great trees.
The phoenix flies round the firmiana.
The dragon plies boundless seas.
We play in tiny little houses.
But the Dharma body fills infinite space.
The sound of wind in the pines,like waves,birdsong,and insects,inspires enlightenment.
Summer brook,autumn valley,spring flower,and winter snow are manifestations of truth.
With physical bodies made of four elements and five aggregates,how can we always be will?
With birth,aging,sickness,and death,how can we be rid of imper-manence?
To be well,realize the Dharma body.
To realize impermanence,get rid of delusion and follow truth.
A sturdy tree does not fear the slanted moonlight.
A stout beam does not fear the sloping roof tiles.
An honest man is not bent by slander.
A virtuous mind is not broken by demons.
The world's troubles arise from false distinctions between self and others.
The world's troubles arise from attachment to phenomena,whereby we attribute real existence and permanence to things.
Error cannot defeat reason.
Reason cannot defeat law.
Law cannot defeat power.
Power cannot defeat the law of causality.
Those who have faith in religion are the wealthiest.
Those who are virtuous can be the most peaceful in their minds.
Those who practice well are the most powerful.
Those who are intelligent are the most perspicuous.
In the midst of this life,don't puzzle over the life before.
In the midst of this life,don't worry about life to come.
Better to cultivate compassion than supernatural power.Such power can be good or bad,but compassion is always good.
Better to cultivate prajna than wealth.Money can be good or bad,but prajna is always good.
Seeing,we are the Buddha's eye.
Soothing,we are the Buddha's tongue.
Embracing,we are the Buddha's arm.
Healing,we are the Buddha's mind.
A tender mind is a comfort to the body.
A mind is not troubled when eyes and ears are at rest.
A family gathering is a fountain of happiness.
A happy socicty is virtuous and fair.
The deluded mind twists on a fishhook.
The pure mind is the bright full moon.
Non-self gains merits.
Non-arising gains merits.
Non-abiding breings you to the pureland.
Detachment brings you to ultimate bliss.
Greed cannot make fortune.
Joyful giving can bring good fortune.
Be modest when benefiting others.
Modesty can help save sentient beings.
The abode of fish is the sea.
The abode of birds is the forest.
The abode of people is houses.
The abode of practice and cultivation is the realization of the nature of emptiness.
Justice will not sleep long.
Karmic retribution will ripen sooner or later.
The deepest desire is the hardest to quench.
Ignorance brings the deepest darkness.
Hatred causes the worst resentment.
Jealousy causes the greatest hindrance.
Where there is error,there is punishment.
Where there is achievement,there is award.
Where there is palnting,there is harvest.
Where there is karmic action,there is karmic retribution.
Whoever has health has good fortune.
Whoever has merit has life.
Whoever is content has wealth and hobility.
Whoever is at ease is carefree.
Wise people are not deluded.
Those who know Buddhism are not corrupted.
Magnanimous people are not jealous.
Serene people are not bothered by adversity.
In society,confronting challenges is easier than shrinking them.
In business,intelligence is easier than tolerance.
In practice,diligence at the beginning is easier than persistence to the end.
In Buddhism,understanding the teachings is easier than becoming enlightened.
Loyalty and reliability enhance virtue.
Self-respect and self-reliance stave off misfortune.
Magnanimity prolongs life.
Faith leads to enlightenment.
Real friends help when you are poor or sick.
True friends stay with you in adversity.
Whether you advance or retreat,do it the right way.
Gain and loss follow the law of causality.
When you learn from good teachers,you can possess the Dharma joy.
When you practice the teaching,you can be peaceful and harmonious.
Peace and harmony lead to nirvana.
Nirvana brings the joy of liberation.
Karmic retribution is the visible law.
Conscience is the inner law.
Custom is the common law.
Causality is the ultimate law.
A peaceful mind abides joyfully in a hut.
An equable mind savors the simplest fare.
A tranquil mind comprehends the world.
A tolerant mind makes lifelong friendships.
Transform stupidity to wisdom.
Banish ignorance to gain enlightenment.
Avoid evil to be good.
Abandon delusion to seek the truth.
The compassion of water bathes and nurtures all sentient beings.
The justice of water purges defilement.
The courage of water tenderly subdues the stubborn.
The wisdom of water makes rivers flow.
Cultivate the merits of filial piety for your parents.
Cultivate the merits of respect for your teachers.
Cultivate the merits of caring for patients.
Cultivate the merits of offering to the Triple Gem.
To gain merit,cherish merit first.
To cherish merit,know merit first.
To know merit,practice merit first.
To practice merit,have merit first.
Action goes with vigor.
Stillness goes with intelligence.
Spaciousness goes with magnanimity.
Emptiness goes with possessing.
Modesty goes with sincerity.
Knowledge goes with action.
Generosity goes with wealth.
Loving goes with cherishing.
Morality regulates our actions.
Actions carry out morality.
The greatest wealth in the world is not gold or diamonds,but faith and morality.
The greatest wealth in the world is not an estate,but the true mind and the Buddha nature.
Birth and death are like the fire passed from one burning log to another.The fire of life will never cease.
The changes in our lives are like moving from one house to another.
As the owner of the house,we are unchanged.
A mountain is high because it does not shun rocks.
An ocean is great because it does not shun streams.
Because heaven and earth are selfless,they contain everything.
Because Buddha nature is formless,it is everywhere.
Like the beauty of a flower,spread the beauty of your heart to everyone.
Like the fragrance of a flower,spread the fragrance of your love to everyone.
Like the purity of a flower,offer the purity of your heart to everyone.
Like the color of the flower,make good affinity with your good heart.
Fragrant flowers bring joy because they are alive.
Tree give pleasure because they are alive.
Birdsong is agreeable because it is alive.
Moving clouds make us happy because they seem alive.
Streams make us think of the purging of defildment because they are alive.
Human muscles give us joy and hope because they are alive.
With righteousness,a good foundation is laid.
With a good foundation,the t'ao(way)arises.
With the t'ao,the mind is purified.
With a pure mind,everything comes into being naturally.
If there is no evil cause,there is no evil effect.
If you cultivate good causes and conditions,you will be happy.
Content people are rich.
Greedy people are poor.
Those who help are noble.
Those who desire much are degraded.
Repentance enhances virtue.
Acting with causes and conditions leads to success.
Joyful giving,like sowing seeds,produces a rich harvest.
Greed,like pulling rice out by the root,deprives us of a decent harvest.
Water that breaks rocks softly nurtures crops.
Fire that burns crops gently warms homes.
Tiny seeds become trees to shade passersby.