Translated by the Dharma as Water Team


Dharma Master Cheng Yen responds to questions from visitors, volunteers, staff, and disciples.

Passing on Virtue to Future Generations

When Master Cheng Yen was talking to some businesspeople, she brought up the subject of children’s education.

“What is more important than leaving huge fortunes and businesses to our children is to pass virtue on to future generations. We should guide our children to do good for others. Then, they will lead good and proper lives.”

Teaching Knowledge and Imparting Wisdom

Q: Today’s students are very clever, but once they leave the classroom for the real world
and start working, will they be able to apply the humanistic spirit that they have learned
from Tzu Chi?

A: To guide these children at every stage of life to
cultivate their wisdom is indeed not easy. I hope
that in addition to teaching specialized knowledge
and professional skills, we can help to awaken the
wisdom and potential for goodness in our students.

The Power of Collaboration

Sometimes I feel powerless when I’m working on something.

A: Everything is created by the mind. “Powerlessness” occurs when one feels alone. The more people you collaborate with, the more strength is gathered, and the more power can be exercised. Others will assist you when you are consistently content, grateful, understanding,
and accommodating.


Excerpts from Jing Si Aphorisms, Volume 2 compiled by Jing Si Editorial Group (Jing Si Publications, 2015). For more information, please visit Jing Si Books & Cafe (directory on Pg. 64) or

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