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                                                                Venerable Master Hua



If you have a big heart, then you have a lot of blessings.  If there is no room in your heart, then you have no blessings.


                                           Venerable Master Hua



http://img.tfd.com/wn/97/17E87D-unselfish.gifIf we are unselfish, we won’t bicker with others over anything, nor will we get angry.


                                           Venerable Master Hua





We should be compassionate; in all that we do, we should get along with each other in harmony, and treat each other with sincerity and honesty.


                                              Venerable Master Hua



 Let’s invite the god of happiness into our minds every day; then we won’t have any afflictions.


                                              Venerable Master Hua



      When one door of happiness closes, another one opens; but we often look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us . . .


                                                      Helen Keller



Japanese proverbs

Atama soru yori kokoro wo soré.

Better to shave the heart than to shave the head.

Au wa wakaré no hajimé.

Meeting is only the beginning of separation (All sensual desire invariably brings sorrow)

 Bonbu mo satoréba hotoké nari.


Even a common man by obtaining knowledge becomes a Buddha.

Hotoké ni naru mo shami wo heru.

Even to become a Buddha one must first become a novice.

Ingwa wa, kuruma no wa.

Cause-and-effect is like a wheel.

Jigoku Gokuraku wa kokoro ni ari.

Hell and Heaven are in the hearts of men.



“Not to do any evil, to cultivate good, and to purify one’s mind. This is the teaching of the Buddha.”


You are your own protector. What other protector can there be? With yourself fully controlled, you obtain a protection that is hard to obtain.”

Zen Quotes by Buddha

The path of the enlightened one leaves no track- it is like the path of birds in the sky.

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.

Taoist Proverb

We cannot see our reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see.

                                                                                                            Chinese proverbs

At birth we come.  At death we go... Bearing nothing

He who asks a question is a fool for a minute; he who does not remains a fool forever.

Zen Quote by Lao Tzu

The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.