Philosophical Sayings About Worldly Matters 46-5

  (This is a translation of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu’s philosophical sayings about worldly matters originally written in Chinese.)


  What breaks ignorance? Books and the application of what they teach. Ignorance, caused by a lack of understanding of the ways things work, will give way to wisdom when knowledge from books is applied to daily use under the intelligent guidance of a teacher.


  Envy boomerangs, for it is a distasteful attitude and easily detectable. It hurts its originators instead of those it is meant for.


  Once you are set to achieve a goal, pursue it with doggedness and refuse to be distracted by anything deceptively attractive. A mountain climber should not stop to pick leaves and branches on the way, or he will never reach the top. This applies to everything.


  You will never get anything done by putting it off until next time, because the next time may turn out to be a life time.


  Unworthy knowledge will never bring out lofty ideas, and vulgarness tends to generate wickedness, which is often displayed in the form of envy. But envy hurts no one but its originator, for the resentment it breeds always backfires.

Also, the following is a glass painting by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III,  previously know as Master Wan Ko Yee. This transparent image look like something found in a heavenly palace. It is even more spellbinding under the skillful use of lighting.