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Tzu Chi’s Eight Footprints

Tzu Chi volunteers selflessly contribute through a mindset of gratitude, expressing their sincerest care and support to each and every individual in need.

The shared goal of Tzu Chi volunteers is to cultivate sincerity, integrity, faith, and honesty within while exercising kindness, compassion, joy, and selflessness to humanity through concrete actions. Transcending the bounds of race, nationality, language, and religion, they serve the world under the notion that “when others are hurting, we feel their pain; when others suffer, we feel their sorrow”. Not only do the volunteers endeavor to promote the universal value of “Great Love,” they also fully employ the humanitarian spirit of Chinese culture to its utmost.

Tzu Chi Foundation’s “Four Major Missions” consist of Charity, Medicine, Education, and Humanity. Adding the efforts in Bone Marrow Donation, Environmental Protection, Community Volunteerism, and International Relief, the undertakings are now collectively known as “Tzu Chi’s Eight Footprints”.

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“There is great strength when everyone does good deeds. There is good fortune when everyone creates blessings.” – Dharma Master Cheng Yen

About Tzu Chi Foundation Philippines

In 1991, founder of Taiwan-based Tzu Chi Foundation, Master Cheng Yen received The Magsaysay Community Leadership Award from the Philippine Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation. This is the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in Asia. Along with the award came a prize money of US $30,000 (worth approximately Php825,000 then) which the Master distributed to two beneficiaries - the victims of the China flooding and of the Mt. Pinatubo eruption. The award paved way to the exposure of the Master’s compassion to the Chinese community in the Philippines.

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Life's greatest value lies in our shouldering responsibilities for the world.
生命的價值,在於能為人間負責任。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Live a life guided by principles, sensibility and generosity.
人生要懂事,懂理;懂得做人,懂得付出。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Setbacks are unavoidable, but to cultivate wisdom and grow spiritually, one must overcome life's trials.
人生難免遭遇挫折,要經得起考驗,才能保住慧命,突破難關

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

The most precious possession is life, and the worst torment is illness. Ridding the world of suffering begins with ridding people of illness
人生最寶貴的是生命,最痛苦的是病痛,所以拔苦從拔除病苦開始。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

A Blessed life is one filled with love.
有愛的人生才幸福。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

A life without mission is a life without value.
沒有使命的人生,是沒有價值的生命。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

A beautiful life comes from love and devotion.
有愛心與奉獻,就是美麗的人生。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Giving more and demanding less is the secret to a delightful life.
計較少一點,付出多一些,就是可愛的人生。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

The four treasures in life are: sleep soundly, eat happily, laugh joyfully, and work healthily.
安心睡,快樂吃,歡喜笑,健康做,是人生四寶。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

The three desirable qualities of a senior citizen are: a lifetime of experience, good health, and the willingness to volunteer and share.
老來有「三好」: 經驗豐富好,健康長壽好,走入社會當志工更好。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

We cannot control the length of our life, but we can strive to extend its depth and scope.
人生無法掌握生命的長度,卻能自我拓寬生命寬度與厚度。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Life is filled with pain and suffering, but also with hope anf love.
雖然人生充滿苦難與悲痛,但是也充滿希望與愛。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Take setbacks and defeats in life as education. Do not be afraid of difficulties. The greater the difficulty, the braver one becomes. This is the way of a spiritual warrior.
將人生的挫折視為教育,不畏艱難,愈挫愈勇,即是生命的勇士。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

The most beautiful life is one in harmony; the most blessed society is one in peace.

和諧的人生最美,安定的社會最幸福。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Only through the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty can life itself be dignified.

追求真善美,才能美化人生。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

A simple heart purifies life; a complicated corrupts it.

簡單,可以淨化人生; 複雜,會醜化人生。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Suffering can provide a priceless lesson.

苦難是一堂寶貴的人生課程。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

With a broad and joyous heart, accept the play that is our life for its script was authored in our past.
以寬廣的歡喜心,接受過去所寫的人生劇本。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Life's abundance lies not in the material, but in the spiritual.

人生富足之道,不在於物質,而在於自心。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Before discussing life and death, first understand how to eliminate afflictions of the mind.
談生死,應瞭解如何去除煩惱。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

From birth till death, what's important is to develop and cultivate virtuous activities in life.
從生到死的這段時日,重要的是立德與立行。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

In life there is no turning back; meet adversity courageously as it comes.
人生沒有回頭的機會,遇逆境應勇敢面對。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

The measure of our life lies not in its longevity but in the awareness and vigor with which we contribute to humanity.
愛惜生命並非計較壽命長短,而是應時時提高警覺,把握分秒利益人間。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Understand the truth, safeguard principles, and observe propriety. This leads to a radiant and open life.
能知理、惜理、守禮,就是光明磊落的人生。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

A good thought generated in one second, if maintained, can become the direction and purpose of a lifetime.
一秒鐘一輩子,能恆持一念心,就是一生的方向。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

The true value of life is judged by how well we use it, not by the opinions of other people.
人生是否有價值,不在於他人眼光,而在於善用生命良能。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

One who leads a content life with the least desire is the wealthiest.
少欲知足,是最富有的人生。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

If one works only to make a living, life is not satisfying. Live for our work. This is the true value of life.
為生活而工作,人生不快樂; 為工作而生活,才是人生的真價值。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Life is beset with difficulties, but with a determined heart they will no longer be difficult.
人生困難重重,有心就不難。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Life may be long or short, but virtuous deeds carried out with genuine sincerity create beautiful melodies of life.
無論人生長短,只要真實地付出善念,就是很美的生命樂章。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Events illustrate principles; principles guide actions.

以事顯理,以理行事。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Only by treating others with kindness can one lead a happy and peaceful life.

對人和睦才能歡喜,自在地過日子。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Success is achieved by seizing the moment and accepting its challenges.

與時競爭,接受考驗,才會成功。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Overcoming difficulties in human relationships not only sharpens our wisdom but also strengthens our resolve and courage.
人事的艱難,不但是智慧的磨刀石,也能長養毅力與勇氣。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

True wealth is the peace of mind attained from applying one's wealth to benefit humankind.

善用世間財利益人群,獲得輕安自在,才是真正屬於自己。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

While thrift is a virtue, spending money on a worthy cause generates greater virtue.
省錢是美德,用錢用得有意義是功德。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Accepting adversities in human relationships with a joyous heart creates positive affinities and generates good karma.
人事逢逆境,當歡喜順受,自有好因緣、好果報。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Those who know principles are not necessarily sensible; those who are sensible always understand principles.
懂理的人,不一定懂事; 懂事的人,一定懂理。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Life is a balancing act of people, affairs and principles.
生命需用在人、事、理會合的生活中。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

There is great satisfaction in work when no task is left undone and no one is left idle.
人人有事做,事事有人做,則愈做愈歡喜。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Great strength comes from unity of minds and efforts.
心合、齊力,力量就大。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

To learn the truth of life, adopt the spirit of a student.
以上課的精神,學習人生的真實。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Excellence is achieved by being mindful.
用心就是專業。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

If we pursue our profession with a sense of mission, we will find both joy and meaning in life. 用志願的精神從事專業工作,就會很愉快也很有價值。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Motivated people get things done because they want to, not because others want them to.
有心做事的人,是「事因人做」,不是「因人做事」。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Make good use of time! Changing the way we work is a way to rest.
分秒必爭,換一個工作方式就是休息。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Self-discipline is being responsible for oneself and managing oneself-well.
自我管理,就是每個人應對自己負責、管理好自己。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

It is right to take one's work seriously but wrong to get caught up in gossips and disputes.
對「工作認真」是正確的,對「是非認真」則是錯誤的。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Human miseries come from struggling with oneself and with others.
人生的苦惱,莫過於與自己、人事過不去。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

When we experience friction with others, we should thank them for tempering our spirit and allowing it to shine.
與人摩擦,應感恩對方願意磨練自己,使我們的心靈光亮。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Entrust love to discipline oneself and care for others.
以愛自我管理,用愛關懷他人。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Effective team leadership is to "guide with wisdom and administrate with love."
引導團隊的良方,在「用智慧輔導,以愛心對待」。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

A committed person will transform pressure into a mission and thus tap into an inexhaustible well of joy and energy.
勇於承擔的人,會將壓力轉為使命,則力量源源不竭,能做得歡喜。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Excessive justification weakens relationships. When relationships are weakened, it becomes difficult to accomplish tasks together.
理講太多,情就薄; 情感淡薄,事難成。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder