STONEPEACE (1031-1040)

[1031]

The truth of any matter 
is usually more simple or more complex; 
seldom exactly what we assume it to be.

[1032]

Instead of endless lamenting 
of past fruits long gone, 
have diligent cultivating 
of future fruits to come.

[1033]

Mere hoping for a dream 
to come true is like 
mere wishing for a fruit to grow well, 
without nurturing its seed.

[1034]

If we keep learning, 
the older we are, 
the wiser we get; 
instead of getting more steeped 
in deep-set ignorance.

[1035]

May we be as humbly repentful 
for all our misgivings 
as we are joyfully grateful 
for all our blessings.

[1036]

Even eating 1 animal 
is 1 too many an animal.

我们要度一切众生,
不是肚一些众生。

[1037]

因为一般人士,
依人而不依法,
邪师所说对的,
也不应该提倡。

[1038]

It is nice to be nice,
but the nice is not always right.
It is nasty to be nasty,
but the nasty is not always wrong.

[1039]

Improve your ‘self’ conventionally first,
to realise non-self ultimately later –
which is your true ‘self’.

[1040]

It is not realisation of truth that hurts. 
It is attachment to delusion that hurts.