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Advice From A Sage<br />by Venerable Master Sheng Yen<br />Enjoy Your Work!<br />
Don’t measure success and gain by wealth and rank: <br />to benefit ourselves and others as best we can is all that matter...
To take on tough tasks, one must prepare to tough out complaints, and to be in charge is to be in for criticism. <br />
Yet complaints help foster compassionandpatience, and criticism often holds golden advice.<br />
Stay at ease under all circumstances, <br />and give whenever conditions allow.<br />
Grasp opportune conditions when they come, <br />create them when there are none, <br />and never force a thing to be done...
Simply deal with matters with wisdom and treat people with compassion, without worrying about personal gains or loss. Then...
To let the circumstances dictate one’s state of mind is human; <br />to let the mind dictate the circumstances is sage.<br />
A BIG duck cuts a BIG wake; <br />a small duck cuts a small wake. <br />Big or small, each duck will paddle its own way to...
If the mountain won’t move, build a road around it. <br />If the road won’t turn, change your path. <br />If you are unabl...
Diligence doesn’t mean stretching beyond our limits. <br />It means displaying unremitting persistence.<br />
A passing boat leaves no trace upon the waters; <br />a bird’s flight leaves no traces in the sky. <br />When fleeting suc...
To be accommodating to others is to be accommodating to ourselves.<br />
Pressure usually stems from caring too much about externals and other people’s opinion.<br />
Offer your service with a heart of gratitude, as if repaying a kindness, then you won’t feel weary or tired.<br />
and give unstintingly <br />of <br />your wealth, <br />physical strength, <br />mental effort, <br />and wisdom.<br />Alw...
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  1. 1. Advice From A Sage<br />by Venerable Master Sheng Yen<br />Enjoy Your Work!<br />
  2. 2. Don’t measure success and gain by wealth and rank: <br />to benefit ourselves and others as best we can is all that matters. <br />
  3. 3. To take on tough tasks, one must prepare to tough out complaints, and to be in charge is to be in for criticism. <br />
  4. 4. Yet complaints help foster compassionandpatience, and criticism often holds golden advice.<br />
  5. 5. Stay at ease under all circumstances, <br />and give whenever conditions allow.<br />
  6. 6. Grasp opportune conditions when they come, <br />create them when there are none, <br />and never force a thing to be done.<br />
  7. 7. Simply deal with matters with wisdom and treat people with compassion, without worrying about personal gains or loss. Then we’ll never be plagued by vexations.<br />
  8. 8. To let the circumstances dictate one’s state of mind is human; <br />to let the mind dictate the circumstances is sage.<br />
  9. 9. A BIG duck cuts a BIG wake; <br />a small duck cuts a small wake. <br />Big or small, each duck will paddle its own way to the other shore – <br />but only if it paddles.<br />
  10. 10. If the mountain won’t move, build a road around it. <br />If the road won’t turn, change your path. <br />If you are unable to change your path, <br />just transform your mind.<br />
  11. 11. Diligence doesn’t mean stretching beyond our limits. <br />It means displaying unremitting persistence.<br />
  12. 12. A passing boat leaves no trace upon the waters; <br />a bird’s flight leaves no traces in the sky. <br />When fleeting success, failure, gain, or loss leaves no trace upon the heart <br />the great wisdom of liberation has been achieved.<br />
  13. 13. To be accommodating to others is to be accommodating to ourselves.<br />
  14. 14. Pressure usually stems from caring too much about externals and other people’s opinion.<br />
  15. 15. Offer your service with a heart of gratitude, as if repaying a kindness, then you won’t feel weary or tired.<br />
  16. 16. and give unstintingly <br />of <br />your wealth, <br />physical strength, <br />mental effort, <br />and wisdom.<br />Always feel gratitude in your heart<br />

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