Home | 365 Days for Travelers

PRICELESS

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

With will, a hundred thousand miles is not far
Without will, your neighbor is far away.

── from The Everlasting Light


English translation: Zhi Yue

With will, even small matters can be turned into a major event.
With strength, even slander can be transformed into praise.

Putting icing on a cake brings only momentary happiness;
Help when it is needed most brings everlasting gratitude.

── from Fo Guang Cai Gen Tan (Roots of Wisdom)


English translation: Tom Manzo and Shujan Cheng

Money can buy food, but not appetite.
Money can buy medicine, but not health.
Money can buy a bed, but not sound sleep.
Money can buy reputation, but not close friends.
Money can buy books, but not a beautiful disposition.
Money can buy lovers, but not love.
Money can buy people, but not their hearts.
Money can buy vacations, but not tranquility.
Money can buy houses, but not security.
Money can buy treasures, but not wisdom.

── from Humble Table, Wise Fare