Philosophical Sayings About Worldly Matters 36-40

  (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.)

  XXXVI.

  Moral excellence is the total addition of small good deeds. Great roads are built when grains of sand are put together. To a person aspiring to become virtuous, nothing that helps is too trivial to claim his attention.

  XXXVII.

  Excessive pride in one’s own merits is self-defeating, for it is distasteful and leaves the person friendless.

  XXXVIII.

  Correct faith is the foundation of success. The way to achieve success is to maintain true faith and translate it into action. A person’s success is derived from the faith inside him.

  XXXIX.

  A mean, inept person will become envious at other people’s success. He will say scandalous things about them in an attempt to cover up his own incompetence. In contrast, a person of high morals will always respect successful people and take them as inspiring examples.

  XL.

  Success is built on the experiences accumulated from setbacks. Giving up hope in an adverse situation is foolish. By pressing forward in the face of difficulties one will become wiser and achieve success.


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.