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Adages of Wisdom Quotes by Master Sheng Yen

In life, we must make the best preparations, and be ready for the worst.

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As long as we still have breath, we have boundless hope, and the breath we have is the greatest wealth.

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Those who aid and deliver the suffering are bodhisattvas, and those in the throes of suffering are great bodhisattvas.

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To transcend the sufferings of birth, old age, and sickness, keep to the three principles: live happily, face illness with a healthy mind, and embrace old age with hope.

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To transcend the suffering of death, keep to the three principles: never seek death, never fear death, and never wait for death to come.

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Death is an occasion for neither mourning nor celebrating, but one for solemn Buddhist practice.

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