慈濟傳播人文志業基金會
Jing Si Aphorisms

The Buddha says:

We live in houses for protection

from cold and heat, wind and rain,

and the invasion of mosquitoes,

not for vanity or indulgence.

 

 

Material goods in this world are meant to be used by people. Unfortunately, due to their lack of wisdom, people who are never satisfied become slaves of their materialism.

 

Desire only brings suffering. If we always demand things from others, we will only get endless misery for ourselves.

 

What should we do when people criticize us without good reason?

Everyone has limited energy and time. Instead of getting upset when others criticize us unreasonably, it would be better to just forget about it and do the best you can.

Spring 2017