Tuesday, Sep 17

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 Php 825,000 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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Only by first purifying and changing ourselves can we ever hope to purify and change others.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

The world needs peace, society needs tranquility, and people need harmony.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Have faith in our selfless nature, and have faith that everyone has a loving heart.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

When everyone has a pure heart, we can turn wasteland into Pure Land.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Spiritual insecurity is the source of unrest. Only when everyone is at peace can society be tranquil.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

When discussing "benefit", one must discuss the benefit for the world. When discussing "love", one must discuss the love for all living beings.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Society's disorder originates from covetousness of the heart.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

To purify people's hearts, one must first illuminate the light within oneself, then act as a lantern-bearer to light the way for others.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

To purify people's hearts, one must give with a loving heart, guide with wisdom and accompany with patience.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Those who want to change others but not themselves create a spiritual imbalance.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

If one takes care of one's own heart, society will be harmonious. If everyone's heart is at peace, the world will be blessed.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Repentance brings purification; great vows bring blessings.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

A wholesome life begins with vegetarianism.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Use understanding to filter out disputes and gossip, and transform a muddy flow into a clear stream.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Abandon a worry and gain a sense of purify; abandon a belonging and gain a sense of ease.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Retain a pure heart without greed and we shall have peace and serenity.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Genuine selfless love can purify all.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

When we make great vows and put them into action, we realize our true virtues.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Good relations with others come from giving selflessly and earning the fondness, trust, and admiration of others.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

If one's heart is often filled with kindness and sincerity towards others, one will win the hearts of others.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

To covet and take from others is to harm one's own character.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

With deep humility and comes great character.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Morality is a duty and observing propriety is an obligation for a human being.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Compare one's material life with those less wealthy; elevate one's character, and the maturation of wisdom.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

True wealth is measured in virtue; true character is measured in filial gratitude.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Uphold the spirit of sincerity, integrity, trustworthiness, and honesty.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

The beauty of people lies in their virtue; it is displayed through their good deeds, good words and good heart.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Courteous people are liked by everyone; reasonable people are respected by everyone.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Good morals provide hope for humanity and are the foundation for happiness.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

One must do good deeds with sincerity, deal with affairs with integrity, treat people with honesty and stay trustworthy at all times.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

One can be materially poor, but one must not be poor in determination and spirit.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation, Founder

There is great wealth as one lives a simple life. There is great willpower

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation, Founder

Propriety is revealed with every action and every movement.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation, Founder

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