English translation: Man Ho and Zhi Yue
The wise are not delighted by praise;
great virtue comes from admitting and correcting one’s mistakes.
The benevolent are not delighted by freedom from suffering;
great morality comes from sharing one’s goodness with the rest of the world.
It is good to believe in the Buddhist truth;
it is better to realize the law of causality.
It is good to understand the essence of equality;
it is better to follow the principle of dependent origination.*
Only compassion can turn enemies into friends,
and diminish resentment and opposition.
Only compassion can turn adversity into favorable circumstances,
succeed in the endeavor to benefit all beings.