With self-confidence, one could cross the Ganges River
even if empty-handed;
With self-confidence, one could soar into the sky
even after falling into a dry well.
In Chan Buddhism, to assume responsibility is considered a way of having faith in ourselves. There is a proverb that says, “With self-confidence, there is no obstacle that cannot be overcome.
Without self-confidence, even the simple act of breaking a stick cannot be accomplished.”
Indeed! Having faith in ourselves is like adorning ourselves with a jade or pearl necklace; it dignifies our body and mind.
Having faith in ourselves is like having a walking stick; it allows us to advance without obstruction.
Only by having faith in ourselves as well as an understanding of our own strengths and weaknesses, can we begin to create a bright future.