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BLIA FOUR-LINE VERSE

by Venerable Master Hsing Yun (1927 - , Fo Guang Shan)
English translation: Fo Guang Shan Monastery

May kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity pervade all Dharma realms;

May all people and heavenly beings benefit from our blessings and friendship;

May our ethical practice of Chan, Pureland, and Precepts help us to realize equality and patience;

May we undertake the Great Vows with humility and gratitude.

WORKING CREED FOR BUDDHA’S LIGHT MEMBERS: THE FOUR GIVINGS
English translation: Zhi Yue

The meaning of life can be found by working towards a more truthful, virtuous, and beautiful humanity, and by understanding the everlasting vitality of life through giving. Giving is the most beautiful action in the world, especially when we give with kind words and good will, as well as by smiling at others and giving them a helping hand.

Therefore, Buddha’s Light members practice the Four Givings: to give others confidence; to give others hope; to give others joy; and to give others convenience.

── from Renjian Fojiao Yulu (Record of Teachings on Humanistic Buddhism)