Words of Zen

If the rooster crows in the morning, the sky will be bright,
but if the rooster does not crow in the morning, it will still be bright.
The morning is not for a rooster to decide,
but for the one who wakes up.
Some people wake up to pass one day,
but some may live their lifetime without waking up(enlightenment).

A person bought a box of pears,
But the weather was bad for keeping pears,
So he picked the worst one every day to eat,
And finally ate an entire box of rotten pears.

To sum up, save the good ones and eat the rotten ones:
When we eat rotten ones, the good ones we saved become rotten,
So that we always eat the rotten ones.

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The image is from Secrets Of Zen (Japanese Chill Out) – YouTube

Life is like eating pears,
Because if you only see unhappy things every day,
Your whole life will feel unhappy;
Put down the bad things and throw them away instead,
And every day the sun will shine,
And you will be shining forever!
Cherish happiness now!
No one knows how to control the emotion by nature.

Knowledgeable people are always mindful not to let themselves fall into bad moods.

At the parents’ meeting, the teacher wrote these four questions on the blackboard:
2+2=4; 4+4=8

“You miscalculated,” The parents said.
The teacher turned around and said softly: “Yes, you see very clearly that this is wrong, but the other three were right. Why did everyone focus on the wrong answer, and never mention what was right?”
The teacher said, “Parents, education is not about finding what is incorrect, but appreciating what children did right.”
If you are good for a person a hundred times, they forget all of those times when you are bad once!
Here is human reason, where 100 – 1 = 0.

In fact, we make the same mistakes between family members.

The original Chinese text is from https://www.facebook.com/landagent0935239738/posts/1354135637967612.

For the Chinese text, you can click on  http://classic-blog.udn.com/singi28831/108754053.

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