Still Thoughts

                                                         October 16, 2005

To Lea,
       For meditation... and for guidance toward a more beautiful and fulfilling life.

                                                         Linda Cababa- Espinosa

Still Thoughts by Master Shih Cheng-Yen
        .....moments of meditation and inspiration. A positive guide for loving and appreciating our lives.

  1. The sunlight is bright; our parents' love is great, a gentleman's forbearance is strong, a person who lacks moral cultivation is arrogant.
  2. Say good words, have good thoughts, and do good deeds.
  3. To forgive others is to be good to oneself.
  4. Success is bringing into full play one's good points; failure is the accumulation of one's weak points.
  5. Do not underestimate yourself, because everyone has boundless potential.
  6. Palm facing down is to help people, palm facing up is to ask for help; helping brings happiness while begging brings pain.
  7. The more you do, the more you gain; the less you do, the more you lose.
  8. Be willing to do, be happy to bear.
  9. Always bear in mind the following virtues: understanding, forgiving, gratitude, contentment, and treasuring one's blessings.
  10. To do whatever should be done is wisdom; to do whatever should not be done is ignorance.
  11. If one has a bad temper and a foul mouth, then no matter how good one's heart is, one is still not considered a good person.
  12. Only when knowledge is truly contemplated and reflected upon can it become your true wisdom.
  13. Love is not asking from others, but is giving of oneself.
  14. Our greatest enemy is not others but more likely ourselves.
  15. Let us compete on who is more likely ourselves.

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