Words of Wisdom

Words of wisdom and guidance from the Buddhas, saints, sages, and others.

十二個放下 12 Relinquishments

posted Jul 3, 2018, 8:38 AM by Tai Jin   [ updated Jul 11, 2018, 6:09 AM ]

活佛恩師慈悲教導 Merciful Teaching by Holy Teacher

2018.06.10 美國加州淨化佛堂 (Jing Hua Temple, California, USA)


Let go of confrontation, learn to be loving and create a harmonious life.


Let go of suspicions, learn to trust and create a beautiful life.


Let go of indifference, learn to be caring and create a blessed life.


Let go of criticism, learn to compliment and create a happy life.


Let go of bickering, learn to be magnanimous and create an expansive life.


Let go of envy, learn to rejoice with others and create a peaceful and auspicious life.


Let go of greedy pursuits, learn to give and create a content and bountiful life.


Let go of anger and hatred, learn to be gentle and create a relaxed life.


Let go of rights and wrongs, learn to be dispassionate and create a tranquil life.


Let go of disputes, learn to introspect and create a life of wisdom.


Let go of complexity, learn to simplify and create a straightforward life.


Let go of letting go, learn to be thus (tathata) and create a life of suchness (tattva).

我們修的道是什麼 The Dao We Are Cultivating Is...

posted Nov 24, 2014, 5:44 PM by Tai Jin   [ updated Dec 9, 2014, 5:56 PM ]







Holy Teacher’s merciful guidance:

The Dao that we are cultivating is to clear up our sins, not so that we have neither illnesses nor difficulties.

The Dao that we are cultivating is to give us wisdom and enlightenment, not so that we can enjoy smooth sailing.

The Dao that we are cultivating is to let us understand and realize the truth, not so that we can get whatever we pray for.

The Dao that we are cultivating is to resolve our karmic debts and return to Heaven, not so that we can avoid misfortunes and calamities.

The Dao that we are cultivating is to let us transcend life and death, not so that we can live forever.

靈妙仙丹 Elixir of Life 2013.11.01

posted Aug 16, 2014, 12:18 PM by Tai Jin   [ updated Aug 18, 2014, 8:20 AM ]

靈妙仙丹 (發一同義 毓佛宮 澳門樂道佛院安座)

仙丹一帖十二粒 送給有缘福加被 不必花錢費力氣 取之用之任由你
按時服用莫忘記 百日自然可築基 二六謹慎勿大意 功夫精湛返無極
  1. 父母要孝順 心性要柔順
    待人要和順 因緣要隨順
  2. 觀念沒有偏頗 心中沒有怒火
    責任沒有閃躲 公正沒有私我
  3. 冷眼旁觀紛紛擾擾 醒醒覺覺不爭不吵
    歲月無情人生易老 常清常靜珍惜分秒
  4. 身體要照顧 心念要守住
    道德要維護 眾生要廣渡
  5. 耐得住寂寞 禁得起誘惑
    看得開起落 學得會沉默
  6. 忘了總比記著好 放下也比拿著好
    感恩真比抱怨好 起行是比坐言好
  7. 對立放一邊 互助功德添
    和諧存心間 團結為上天
  8. 惜緣又惜福 知止又知足
    抱道又抱樸 去假又去毒
  9. 錢財不貪不義 革除言不及義
    做人有情有義 遵守公理正義
  10. 學習看人好處 改正自己錯處
    戒慎恐懼小處 潔淨內心深處
  11. 找到修行的樂趣 培養人格如美玉
    面對考驗心無懼 了愿精神當永續
  12. 飲食要能漸清淡 生活要有好習慣
    笑容要再更燦爛 眼睛要常向內看
Elixir of Life prescribed by Holy Teacher (Ji-Gong Living Buddha) for everybody with affinity.

Take the following 12 "tablets" as often as needed for your physical and spiritual health. Do not skip a dose. Perfect your effort. You will see positive results in three months.

  1. Be filial to our parents; soften our hearts; Be courteous to others; follow affinity naturally.
  2. Refrain from biased/skewed thoughts; harbor no anger in the heart; Don’t shun responsibilities; be fair and just without ego (be impartial and selfless).
  3. Look on world’s chaos with a calm mind; be aware and do not be involved in arguments;
    Life passes on, waiting for no one; maintain constant quietude and cherish every second
  4. Take good care of our health; hold onto our proper mind; Maintain a high moral standard; widely bring people to Dao/truth
  5. Be able to endure solitude/loneliness; be able to resist temptation; Take life’s ups and downs easy (see through life’s ups and downs; Learn to be quiet/silent
  6. It is always better to forget than to remember; it is also better to let go of things than to hold fast to them; Gratitude is better than complaints; getting up to practice what we preach is better than just sitting and preaching it.
  7. Put aside antagonism; helping each other increases merit and virtue; Nurture harmony at heart; unite for the sake of heaven
  8. Cherish affinity as well as blessings; know where the limits are and be content; Hold onto the Dao and maintain innocence/purity; purge falsehood as well as poisons (greed, anger, fatuity)
  9. Do not ogle at unaccountable/unjustifiable wealth; eradicate unjust/unrighteous speech; Be a caring and righteous person; obey universal truth and principles
  10. Learn to look for good in others; resolve to correct our faults;Be extra vigilant with trivial matters; purify ourselves in the depth of our heart
  11. Derive pleasure from cultivating Dao; develop a character like flawless jade; Be fearless in the face of trials; have an undying aspiration in fulfilling vows
  12. Develop an appetite for light-flavored food; establish good habits in life; Make our smiles brighter; look inward often in introspection.

聖云 Saint’s Words IV

posted Jun 25, 2013, 7:50 AM by Tai Jin   [ updated Jun 26, 2013, 4:56 AM ]

Saint’s Words IV
When karma/affinity unites us, be kind and endearing to each other.
When fate sets us apart, bid farewell naturally without attachments.
When we are alive, be wholehearted and magnanimous.
When we die, leave this world freely with a perfect ending.

聖云:凡事感激 Saint's Words III: Be Grateful for Everything

posted Jun 13, 2013, 7:38 PM by Tai Jin


Saint's Words III: Be Grateful for Everything

Thank those who hurt us, because they harden our determination.
Thank those who deceive us, because they promote our wisdom.
Thank those who defame us, because they temper our character.
Thank those who defeat us, because they inspire our winning spirit.
Thank those who desert us because they teach us to be independent.
Thank those who make us stumble, because they help strengthen our legs.
Thank those who criticize us, because they make us aware of our shortcomings. 
Be grateful to all who make us stronger…….

聖哲云 Saint’s Words II

posted Jun 11, 2013, 7:38 PM by Tai Jin


Saint’s Words II

The body comes into being long before wisdom; Wisdom comes about when the body becomes old.
The body regrets that wisdom comes too late; Wisdom regrets that the body was born too soon.
Because body and wisdom do not coincide; The cycle of birth and death is continuous.
If body and wisdom coincide, Buddhahood is attainable here and now.

聖云:捨得頌 Saint’s Words I: An Ode to Giving

posted Jun 11, 2013, 7:31 PM by Tai Jin


Saint’s Words I: An Ode to Giving

Our life in this world is but a few decades long.
Let go whenever possible; Give whenever we can.
Don’t be obsessed with gaining things; Be dedicated to nurturing virtues.
What is ours inherently will always be ours; They come by without our asking for them.

現代生活十則 Ten Rules for Modern Life

posted Jun 11, 2013, 7:21 PM by Tai Jin



Ten Rules for Modern Life

1. Sweeten our words
2. Sharpen our mind
3. Take action more quickly
4. Improve our efficiency
5. Do a little more work
6. Find fewer excuses
7. Increase our tolerance
8. Reduce our temper
9. Speak more gently
10. Smile more often

濟公活佛慈勉 Holy Teacher's merciful exhortation

posted Feb 18, 2011, 7:29 PM by Tai Jin   [ updated Feb 19, 2011, 11:46 AM by Tai Jin ]

The most important factors in one's achievement is to have the proper mindset and effort. It is entirely up to us to achieve or not to achieve. The power of one's heart and mind is more than one can imagine. External factors that appear to affect us are all illusions created by our senses and emotions. But when we let our True Buddha Nature be our master, all those illusions disappear. That's the goal of cultivation: to become fully aware of and to fully realize our True Buddha Nature.
Hope is given to those who are always positive
Success is given to those who persevere to the end
Health is given to those who nurture body and mind
Wealth is given to those who are hardworking, frugal and willing to give
Blessing is given to those who are always grateful
Happiness is given to those who are content
Serenity is given to those who are always at ease
Harmony is given to those who cherish everything
Wisdom is given to those who can humbly learn
Mission is given to those who are willing to take responsibility
Opportunity is given to those who are fully prepared
Lotus platform is given to those who attain complete enlightenment

濟公活佛慈訓 Holy Teacher Ji-Gong Buddha's Merciful Dharma

posted Feb 14, 2011, 8:09 AM by Tai Jin   [ updated Feb 14, 2011, 9:55 AM by Tai Jin ]




沒有惡口與兩舌  沒有綺語和妄言
不會東嫌又西嫌  出口猶如吐青蓮
多言瑣碎要避免  利益眾生為重點
溝通善巧來表現  說話得當人人羨
我讚美你  你肯定我  大家相處樂綿綿


學會看人的優點  福慧一直在增添
善意解讀每一件  人事物都成善緣
知足不會常抱怨  感恩不會小心眼
心境願意來改變  進步自然看的見
天堂不會太遙遠  從找好處來創建
我看眾生  眾生看我  彼此愈看愈順眼
If we are unable to control our mouth, we will be unable to gain others' respect.
If we are unable to control our temper, we will be unable to change our fate.
If we are unable to control our heart and mind, we will be unable to transcend the cycle of reincarnation (birth, death and rebirth).
If disciple constantly sees faults in others, that means disciple needs to improve their cultivation.
If disciple constantly speaks of others’ faults, others will also criticize us behind our backs.
If disciple constantly finds the good in others, and praises and admires others,
then your cultivation is progressing, and others are certainly praising and admiring you.

Say good words

No harmful words and double talk
No embellishing (flattery) and deceptive talk
No complaining about this and that
What comes out of the mouth is like a pure lotus (pure goodness)
Avoid talking too much and talking about petty matters (i.e., get to the point)
Focus on benefiting sentient beings
Manifest good-hearted and effective (skillful, tactful) communication
Proper speech is admired by everyone
Dissolve conflicts/discord in an instant
Say good words
I praise you, you uphold me
Everyone gets along joyfully
Recite five times daily, self-reflect and introspect, transform oneself, meticulously improve oneself and apply it in one's daily life

Find the good in others

Learn to see the good qualities in others
Fortune and wisdom will keep accumulating
Interpret everything with good intentions (i.e., view things positively)
People, matters and things (everything we do) will turn into good karma
With contentment we would have no complaints
With appreciation (gratitude) we would have no narrow-mindedness
Willingly change our frame of mind
Progress (improvements) will naturally come about
Heaven is not far away
Establish ourselves by finding the good in others
Find the good in others
I look at others, others look at me (i.e., at each other’s conduct)
The more we see (the good) in each other, the more pleased we will be with each other.
Recite five times daily, self-reflect and introspect, transform oneself, meticulously improve oneself and apply it in one's daily life

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