Illustrated Jing Si Aphorisms

The Buddha says:

For one who loves truth, the mind is clear and calm because it is totally pure.

A sage regulates his mind like a carpenter cutting a straight piece of lumber,a bowyer straightening the shaft of an arrow,or a builder cutting a new canal.

The truth can only be expressed in real, concrete action.

The true way to enlightenment is not something you can see or hear. You have to go do it!

I tend to lose my temper easily. I know I shouldn’t, but I just can’t control myself.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen: “It is often easy to know what to do, but hard to go do it. Try to make yourself smaller so that you won’t get in other people’s way, but expand your heart so that you can embrace the whole world. If you can do this, there will be nothing worth getting angry over.”

Translated by E. E. Ho and W. L. Rathje; drawings by Tsai Chih-chung; coloring by May E. Gu

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