Philosophical Sayings About Worldly Matter (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.
(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.)
Below is not an official translation, just for reference.
Some people are very respected in society, what is the reason for this? Mainly because they have noble morals and rich knowledge. They can bring advantages and benefits to people. They always show care and warmth to others, are selfless, and always try their best to help others when they encounter difficulties.
Because of this, people love and respect them, which is an unbreakable truth. Just like in summer, everyone usually likes to say that swimming pools are good. The main reason is that in the hot summer, swimming pools can relieve heat and refresh people, eliminate hot fatigue, and bring comfortable coolness. For these reasons, everyone will praise the swimming pool. Therefore, in the same way, as the swimming pool is seen as an honorable person, you must bring goodness to human beings and benefit the masses, so that, the public will naturally respect you.