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SIX POINTS OF REVERENT HARMONY

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


Physical harmony through living together:
Live happily without infringing upon the rights of others.

Verbal harmony through avoiding disputes:
Speak caring and loving words without arguing with others.

Mental harmony through shared happiness:
Extend our wishes by sharing the same spiritual path.

Moral harmony through sharing the same precepts:
Everyone is equal before the law.

Harmony in view through sharing the same understanding:
Establish common understanding to unite different perspectives.

Economic harmony through sharing things equally:
Have a balanced distribution of benefits.

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


NOTE: The Six Points of Reverent Harmony pave the way to getting along with others well. By understanding that everyone is mutually dependent and through fostering the strength of teamwork, harmony without dispute can be achieved in all situations for a happy and peaceful society.