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108 Dharma By Venerable Master Hsing Yun


星雲大師108法語

1

常做“难遭难遇”想,要把握当下的机遇。

Opportunity seldom knocks twice; seize the moment.

2

钱财是五家共有的,

健康、福德才是自己的。

Monetary wealth is never truly yours.

At the end of the day,

it is your health and blessings that are truly yours.

3

心甘情愿,

要能不忘初心,

凡事要自己负责。

Be perfectly willing in all your endeavors;

never forget your initial resolve;

take responsibility for your actions.

4

懂得享有,

比拥有更富足。

Appreciation of what we have instead of mere possession of what we have makes us wealthier.

5

不比较,不计较,

不怕难,不怕苦。

Never compare,

never fuss,

never fear adversity,

and never fear suffering.

6

忙,就是营养,

要忙得欢喜,忙得有意义。

Regard a busy life as a nutritious one.

Keep busy with joy, and with purpose.

7

圣人也会给人批评,

知错必改就好。

Even sages are criticized,

it is more important that you are willing to admit fault and correct your mistakes.

8

因缘能成就一切,要给人一些因缘。

All things are created by causes and conditions;

make it a point to give others causes and conditions.

9

世间事苦乐都是当然的,

要能看破放下。

All the joys and sufferings of this world  occur as a matter of course;

the key is to be able to look beyond and let go.

10

小,不能忽视,

涓涓细流可以成为大海汪洋。

Small things should not be overlooked;

even the smallest stream may one day turn into a grand ocean.

11

你重要,他重要,我不重要,因为吃亏是福。

You are important and he is important;

I am not important.

because it is a blessing to be at a disadvantage.

12

重新估定价值,

凡事都不要那么执着。

Constantly re-evaluate your values;

there is no need to be attached to anything.

13

你大我小,你对我错,

你乐我苦,你有我无。

You are important and I am not;

You are right and I am wrong;

You enjoy happiness, while I take on suffering;

You can have, while I keep nothing.

14

要做义工,因为救苦救难就是菩萨。

It is important to volunteer, because anyone who relieves the suffering and hardship of others is a bodhisattva.

15

不知道有不知道的乐趣。

Sometimes there is joy is not knowing.

16

从善如流,

真善美都是我们的目标。

Forge ahead in doing what is right;

it should be our goal to accomplish the truthful, virtuous and beautiful.

17

要知道惭愧与苦恼,因为这样才会更进步。

It is important to feel shame and grief,

for these make us better people.

18

不要随人情起舞,

人情的喜恶变化无穷。

Do not get wrapped up in personal favors,

for human emotions are impermanent and may change any time.

19

利用零碎时间,

时间才是我们的财富和生命。

Make every second count,

for time is our wealth and life.

20

要能皆大欢喜,

不要给人难堪,

要给人祝福。

A happy outcome for all is best.

Do not humiliate others;

give them our blessings.

21

有佛法就有办法。

忍耐、慈悲都是佛法。

Dharma always offers a way;

patience and compassion are forms of Dharma.

22

生气不能解决问题,

要能争气才更重要。

Anger does not solve problems;

working hard to resolve a situation does.

23

破铜烂铁也能成钢,对自己要有信心。

Have confidence in yourself, for even scrap metal can be turned into steel.

24

做什么要像什么,

把人做好才最重要。

Play your role well,

nothing is more important than living your life well.

25

我是佛,嗔恨、嫉妒、傲慢、恶口,我能吗?

I am a Buddha.

As a Buddha how can I possibly have hatred, jealousy, arrogance, or foul language?

26

善的因缘难得再来,

不要错失良机。

Good causes and conditions are hard to come by,

do not let a good opportunity pass you by.

27

给人利用才有价值,

吃亏、服务才是赚的。

Being used by others gives us value.

Those who are at a disadvantage and willingly help others are the real winners.

28

不要贪嗔痴无明,

因为无明就是不明理也。

Do not be greedy,

angry,  or ignorant;

being ignorant is the same as being unreasonable.

29

在世间上什么都是我的,

什么都不是我的。

In this world, everything is mine,

yet nothing is mine.

30

要做好人,诸恶莫作,众善奉行。

Be a good person,

do no evil,

and do good deeds.

31

人我之间要跳探戈,

该进则进,该退则退。

A relationship between two people is like dancing  Tango:

sometimes you lead and sometimes you follow.

32

结缘总比结怨好,

要实践三好、四给、五和。

It is better to develop affinities than making enemies.

Practice the Three Acts of Goodness, Four Givings, and Five Harmonies.

33

拒绝要有代替,

能干的人都是肯定的。

Refusual requires the presentation of an alternative;

this is how competent people solve problems.

34

天堂地狱都在一念之间,

上天不入地也。

Heaven and hell are all creatiosns of the mind;

one would rather go up than go down.

35

空是建设宇宙万有,

要空,

才能有。

All that exists in this universe is built upon emptiness.

Only with emptiness is there existence.

36

自我要把持正派的、善美的、净化的心念。

We must discipline ourselves to remain righteous, virtuous, and pure in thought.

37

未来一定比现在更好,

应该要加倍努力。

The future will definitely be better than the present,

so work extra hard.

38

有理想才能实践,

要有愿力才能完成理想。

Before anything is realized, you must first aspire for something.

Your aspirations can only be accomplished with resolve.

39

永不退票,信守承诺。

Never go back on your word,

keep your promises.

40

健康、安全、缘分、欢喜,

都比金钱重要。

Good health, safety, affinities and joy are more important than money.

41

能舍,必有得。

有播种,才会有收获。

Gain only comes after giving.

You must sow before you reap.

42

我们都在写历史,

要立功,立德,立言。

We are all creating history,

therefore we must establish ourselves in merit,

in virtue, and in speech.

43

面对问题,

不要退缩,

心存善念,

光明在前。

Don't run away from your problems,

when your mind is filled with goodness,

a bright future lies ahead.

44

人生无量寿,

精神的生命是永远不会老死的。

Life is infinite,

for a spirited life neither ages nor dies.

45

不能不信因果,

因缘果报是宇宙的真理。

You must believe in cause and effect,

for the rule of cause,

condition, and effect is the Truth of  the universe.

46

愿心的升华,

闻思修三慧有重大的帮助。

Resolve is strengthened with the assistance of listening to ,

contemplation of ,

and practice of the Dhama.

47

千载一时,

一时千载,

好好把握机会。

Opportunities arise in rare moments in time;

seize the moment.

48

爱,就是惜,

就是慈悲、服务、包容、智慧。

To love means to cherish,

to be compassionate,

to be of service,

to be tolerant,

and to be wise.

49

排难解纷不是闲事,会出生功德。

Reconciliation is not a trivial matter;

it has the potential to give rise to merit.

50

有情有义,

情义是人生的基石。

Sentiment and righteousness are the cornerstones of life.

51

先检查自己的心,要知道自己的心是善是恶?

Start with examining your mind,

for you must know whether it is good or evil.

52

满树桃花一棵根,

因缘果报重重无尽。

A tree full of plum blossoms all trace back to the same root,

the relationship between causes, conditions and effects is endless.

53

从今做起,从己做起。

不拖延,不依赖。

Start with today, and start with yourself.

Do not procrastinate and do not rely on others.

54

忍耐就是力量,

就是智慧,

就是心量。

Patience is power,

patience is wisdom,

and patience is magnanimity.

55

向自己革命,

革除私心、陋习,

前途光明。

Challenge yourself by overthrowing your selfishness

and bad habits, and a bright future lies ahead.

56

要将欢喜布满人间,

要把自己活在欢喜中。

Spread happiness around the world,

and live in happiness.

57

要有向困难挑战的勇气,

有心,无难也。

Be brave enough to face your challenges.

Nothing is difficult in the face of determination.

58

好事从我做起;

好话从我说起;

好心从我生起。

Be the one to start doing good deeds,

be the one to start speaking good words,

and be the one to start thinking good thoughts.

59

做自己的贵人,自己有力量,才能解决问题。

Be your own mentor.

Only when your are strong will problems be solved.

60

幸福,就在当下;

幸福,要感受,要善思。

Happiness is in the here and now.

Experirence your happiness,

and think well  of it.

61

人要有信仰,

信仰的人生才是健康的。

We must have faith,

for a life wiht faith is a healthy one.

62

做人,不为钱动、不为情动、不为境动。

Do not be moved by money,

do not be moved by emotions,

and do not be moved by circumstances.

63

凡事思前想后,

要提起正念,

不要自作多情。

Consider past causes and future effects for all matters you encounter;

uphold right mindfulness;

do not be overly sentimental.

64

要做正人君子,

人我是非,不要计较。

Be a person of moral integrity;

do not fuss over disputes of right and wrong.

65

你应该欢喜,

因为你自己可以做自己的主人。

You deserve to be happy,

because you are your own master.

66

做人,就是要修身养性。

To be successful in life,

one must cultivate moral character.

67

提得起,放得下,

要能提放自如。

Picking up and letting go;

one must learn to do both with ease.

68

要人接受,

礼貌、勤劳、负责、服务不能少。

To gain acceptance by others,

manners, diligence, responsibility, and service should not be amiss.

69

我在众中,就要能接收大众的挤压。

As a member of the community, I must be able to accept the pressure that it gives.

70

当笑要笑,

当说要说,

当做要做。

Laugh when it is time to laugh,

speak when it is time to speak,

and act when it is time to act.

71

随缘、随分、随心、随众,

你能随顺众生吗?

Follow conditions,

follow your role,

follow your heart,

and follow your community.

Are you able to follow and oblige all sentient beings?

72

服务奉献中成就他人,

努力工作中实现自我。

Help others succeed through your service and delication.

Realize the self through diligence and hard work.

73

多听一句谴责自己的话,

虚心接受就是进步。

Humble acceptance of criticism leads to improvement.

74

至道无难,唯嫌拣择,

凡事不可过分多疑。

Attainment is not difficult;

the only obstacle that exists is being picky;

do not over-think matters.

75

人活在希望之中,

要感觉到明天会更好。

Live within hope;

believe that there will be  a better tomorrow.

76

立定脚跟做个好人,

风霜雨雪不足畏也。

Stand firm and be a good person,

storms and harsh weather will not be sufficient to arouse fear.

77

事可以做完,

话不要说尽,

要知道祸从口出。

Tasks should  not be left undone,

but certain words should be left unspoken,

for disaster follows careless speech.

78

对人好,是没有错的。

存好心,更为重要。

No wrong can come from being kind to others.

It is most important to think good thoughts.

79

不要太小气,

跟人结缘,

才有人缘。

Do not be too stingy.

The willingness to develop affinities will broaden your connections.

80

施舍不一定用钱,

微笑、赞美都是布施。

Giving is not always done with money.

A smile or words of compliment are also forms of giving.

81

勤有功,戏无益。

不当的坏习惯要改进。

There is merit in diligence and no benefit in play.

Improve unwholesome habits.

82

好事不做,

好话不说,

以后就会后悔。

If you hold back on doing good deeds or speaking good words,

you will regret it in the future.

83

成就好事,

要有恒心、毅力。

To accomplishment of good things requires persistence and willpower.

84

舍去一步,才能向前;

给人利用,才能成功。

Only by relinquishing your previous step,

can you make the next one forword.

Success comes from allowing others to take advantage of your abilities.

85

不要冷淡别人,

对人要宽,

对己要严。

Do not treat others with cold indifference.

Treat others with tolerance, but treat yourself with strict discipline.

86

什么都可以缺少,

慈悲喜舍不可少也。

You can be short of anything,

as long as it is not loving-kindness,

compassion, joy and equanimity.

87

人我是非的烦恼不要放在心上,

会污染本性。

Do not take the stresses generated by gossip to heart,

for it will taint your nature.

88

冤屈、委屈,不要计较,

这些都是逆增上缘。

Rise above the occasion,

do not let the feelings of injustice or being wronged bother you;

these are opportunities to improve.

89

世间事情,欢喜微笑可以化解怨恨和对立。

Any animosity that exists in this world can be resolved with joy and smiles.

90

不要悲伤、沮丧,要勇敢面对现实。

Instead of being sad and depressed, face reality with courage.

91

能承担世间忧悲苦恼的万事,才是人间行者。

A spiritual practitioner is one who can shoulder the world's sadness, sorrow, suffering, and troubles.

92

掌握时间,善用空间,和谐人我之间。

Take control of your time,

make good use of your space,

and harmonize the self and others.

93

要从工作、做人中找到欢喜快乐。

Discover joy and happiness in your work and life.

94

心量有多大,

成就就有多大。

The bigger your heart,

the greater your achievements.

95

敬人者,人恒敬之;

佛法就是在恭敬中求。

One who respects others will be respected.

Dhama is sought within respect.

96

不要谴责别人,

宽心、宽容最好。

Do not reproach others,

tolerance and magnanimity is the best.

97

不要紧张,放松自己,

没有解决不了的问题。

Don't be nervous.

Relax.

There is no problem that cannot be resolved.

98

要修习赞叹法门,

赞叹别人妙用无穷。

Practice the act of giving praise and complements,

for its benefits are inexhaustible.

99

智仁勇三达德,智是般若,仁是慈悲,勇是菩提。

The Three Great Virtues consists of wisdom,

benevolence, and courage.

Wisdom is Prajna,

benevolence is loving-kindness

and compassion,

and courage is bodhi.

100

皈依佛即是佛,民主也;

受五戒不侵犯,自由也。

When one takes refuge in the Buddha,

the Buddha and democracy exist;

when one observes the five precepts,

and does not trespass against others,

then one is free.

101

喜悦的人,应将烦恼、忧郁抛向海洋里去。

A joyful mind throws all troubles

and worries into the ocean.

102

爱心是没有对立的,

对立就有你我纠纷。

When there is love,

there are no oppositions;

when there are oppositions,

there are disputes.

103

不要住在色声香味触法里,

要住在慈悲喜舍中。

Do not abide in form, sound, smell, taste, touch or dharma.

Abide in gentleness, stablity, and happiness.

104

不要迁怒别人,

不二过是正人君子的本分。

Do not take your anger out on others.

A gentleman is one who never repeats the same mistakes.

105

不要护短,

不要自赞毁他,

会愈描愈黑。

Do not cover up your shortcomings

or downgrade others to praise yourself,

if only makes matters worse.

106

对朋友不念旧恶,

所谓友直、友谅、友多闻。

Do not hold grudges against your friends.

Friends forgive, and friends listen.

107

人我之间,

热战固然不好,

冷战也是不当。

Within a relationship,

heated battles are not good and cold wars are also inappropriate.

108

想成功,要有通路,

事通,理通,人我都通。

In order to succeed, the path must be clear,

matters must be clear,

reason must be clear,

and communication between people must be clear.


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