Sunday, July 5, 2009

A great inner revolution can change humankind

A great inner revolution in just a single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of an entire society and, further, will cause a change in the destiny of humankind.

Effort and happiness are indivisible

In one of his writings, renowned microbiologist Rene Dubos, stated: "History teaches that man without effort is sure to deteriorate, man cannot progress without effort, and man cannot be happy without effort." This is indisputable. You may be experiencing various hardships now, but because you continue to make efforts in the midst of those challenges, no matter how painful they are, you will definitely become happy. Effort and happiness are indivisible.
There's a Mongolian proverb, "A hundred friends are more precious than a hundred Tugrig.' People who have friends are rich. Quite often, the encouragement and stimulation of friends spur us towards self-improvement. We are inspired to lead fulfilling lives and create a better world, and to work together with our friends towards that goal.

Only those who give their best sparkle with true individuality

Only those who are determined to give their all, to try their very best and make effort upon effort, sparkle with true individuality. Such people can also respect and appreciate others' individuality. They never try to sabotage others' success or pick on people because they're different.'

Success is a measure of quality of life

Success, is not a matter of accumulating more of this or that; it is not measured in quantity. It means changing the quality of your life. Wealth, power, fame and knowledge alone cannot make you happy, no matter how much you acquire them. Nor can you take them with you when you die. But by improving the quality of your life you will at last approach true happiness.
What is the purpose of life? What is the purpose of learning? Without a profound philosophy that addresses these questions, our lives will be superficial and shallow. How can we deepen ourselves as individuals? How can we attain a rich, fulfilling view of what it means to be a human being? And how can we lead lives that make the most of our potential? These are the basic questions we face in life.

人生的目的是什么? 学问的目的又是什么? 如果没有高深的哲学作为根据,人生便会变得肤浅。怎样提高自己的人格? 怎样充实自己的人物观? 怎样才能渡过有价值的人生? 这就是人生的根本课题。

Forge a solid self... for happiness of self and others

Forge a solid self and develop within you the power to attract happiness to your life. Then you yourself will be happy and fulfilled, and you will be able to lead your family, your relatives and your friends to happiness, too.

要刻下自己本身的历史,在内心持幸福的种子。自己变得幸福, 便能够拯救一家、一族和朋友。

No one becomes great without a struggle

No one becomes great without a struggle. All of life is a struggle. Only those who have faced and triumphed over adversity possess genuine greatness; without this struggle, no matter how famous or celebrated one may be, any claim to greatness is merely an empty facade.

没有不经奋斗而成为伟人者。人生一切皆是战斗,若非抵 抗、战胜苦难的人,即使是名人也不过是浪得虚名。