Philosophical Sayings About Worldly Matters 16-20

  (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.)

  XVI.

  When a person says that he never errs, he is whitewashing his error and thus erring.

  XVII.

  What makes the sun the greatest thing man has ever known? It is admired for providing light and warmth for all the beings under it. A truly great person is one who is willing to sacrifice his own benefit for the well-being of others. 

  XVIII.

  There is nothing more foolish than for one to believe that all one sees is reason and the universe is created from it. Whenever one measures everything from one’s own standards, that person is demonstrating ignorance.

  XIX.

  Anger over other people’s faults is a demon. It torments the person possessed by it while leaving the wrongdoers alone.

  XX.

  The respect a person enjoys comes from his devotion to the well-being of other people. A swimming pool is admired in summer because it provides relief from the heat.


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.