Philosophical Sayings About Worldly Matter (XXXI)
Updated: May 15
Life is a long journey during which the traveler has to clear many checkpoints before he reaches his destination. The things he needs to conduct himself through them are his good name and ability.
(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.
In the human world, various certificates are required to prove one's identity and various certificates are required to pass various checkpoints. Life is full of checkpoints for us to pass, On the path of life, the checkpoints are numerous, and the sentinels guarding them are as dense as stars in the sky, guarding against everything. At this time, what kind of certificate do we need to pass through these checkpoints? All the certificates in the world are not as good as having the best certificate, which is one's own morals and learning. If we have noble ethical morals and extensive knowledge and talent, this is the best certificate, which can surpass all the certificates of the world's laws.