“Philosophical Sayings about Worldly Matters” XVI-XX

by Sharon S.

《世法哲言》 16~20

Written by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

XVI.
When a person says that he never erros, he is whitewashing his error and thus erring.
凡出語之余無非也,謂詞似為非也,言無失者乃以詞奪理之失,故為非也。

XVII.
What makes the sun the greatest thing man has ever known? It is admired for providing light and warmth for all the beings under it. A truly great person is one who is willing to sacrifice his own benefit for the well-being of others.
太陽性之于偉,何以故耳?面萬法與群生施光放熱故耳,故為人讚,由是之道,為或之流為眾而消益者是為其大也。

XVIII.
There is nothing more foolish than for one to believe that all one sees is reason and the universe is created from it. Whenever one measures everything from one’s own standards, that person is demonstrating ignorance.
人愚之最癖是為我見是理,萬物由己量之由是而生,此屬心之弗明所至無知故也,凡為余衡量諸物似為尺度者,實則無識也。

XIX.
Anger over other people’s faults is a demon. It torments the person possessed by it while leaving the wrongdoers alone.
陰魔之出是為生氣,視他之非而為煩惱,實乃暗敵自傷,何塗他人之皮毛耳。

XX.
The respect a person enjoys comes from his devotion to the well-being of other people. A swimming pool is admired in summer because it provides relief from the heat.
人之敬者,由布益于或而所至也,如眾之讚游池妙哉,原在它之解暑施涼故耳。

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