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Tzu Chi’s Eight Footprints

Tzu Chi volunteers selflessly contribute through a mindset of gratitude, expressing their sincerest care and support to each and every individual in need.

The shared goal of Tzu Chi volunteers is to cultivate sincerity, integrity, faith, and honesty within while exercising kindness, compassion, joy, and selflessness to humanity through concrete actions. Transcending the bounds of race, nationality, language, and religion, they serve the world under the notion that “when others are hurting, we feel their pain; when others suffer, we feel their sorrow”. Not only do the volunteers endeavor to promote the universal value of “Great Love,” they also fully employ the humanitarian spirit of Chinese culture to its utmost.

Tzu Chi Foundation’s “Four Major Missions” consist of Charity, Medicine, Education, and Humanity. Adding the efforts in Bone Marrow Donation, Environmental Protection, Community Volunteerism, and International Relief, the undertakings are now collectively known as “Tzu Chi’s Eight Footprints”.

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“There is great strength when everyone does good deeds. There is good fortune when everyone creates blessings.” ~Dharma Master Cheng Yen

About Tzu Chi Foundation Philippines

In 1991, founder of Taiwan-based Tzu Chi Foundation, Master Cheng Yen received The Magsaysay Community Leadership Award from the Philippine Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation. This is the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in Asia. Along with the award came a prize money of US $30,000 (worth approximately Php 825,000 then) which the Master distributed to two beneficiaries - the victims of the China flooding and of the Mt. Pinatubo eruption. The award paved way to the exposure of the Master’s compassion to the Chinese community in the Philippines.

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A wasted day is worth less than a meaningful second.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Nothing is easy to the unwilling. No road is too long for those already on it.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Do much and gain much; do little and lose much.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

It is never too late to cultivate ourselves diligently and to strive to advance forward.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Be grateful for the past, look forward to the future, take advantage of the present.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

A blessing is something to be created, not wished for.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Always strive to live in the present moment; refrain from empty talk or day dreaming.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Seize the present moment and make it everlasting.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Serve others wholeheartedly; halfhearted work will never bring us improvement.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Have the courage and fortitude to do what is right and persevere until the end.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Gratitude needs to be expressed through action.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

To realize the truth, seize the present moment and give with joy and a sense of peace.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Right view and right path keep us from going astray.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Look at adversity as a stepping stone, not a hindrance in life.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Do not fear pressure; only ask if one is acting correctly or not.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

What matters is not how much teachings one listens to but how one applies them in daily life.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Simply being inspired is not enough; one must be an active participant to truly realize the truth.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Use time to experience life and do as much good as possible.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

We learn by doing, and grow by giving of ourselves.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

What matters more is not the profundity of the teachings, but whether they are practiced in daily life.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Travel the world on foot; make a difference in the world by hand.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Focus on each step one takes; stumbling is likelier if the focus is distant.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

One who has a clear and firm direction in life has no need to compete with others.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

To seize the present is to seize the future.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation, Founder

Do whatever it takes to do what is right. Do whatever it takes to not do what is wrong.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation, Founder

While healthy, it behooves us to accumulate merit by doing virtuous deeds, rather than waiting until our merit runs out.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation, Founder

Inaction brings difficulty and hindrance. Action transforms even the driest land into an oasis.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen , Tzu Chi Foundation, Founder

If sure about where to go, start making great strides towards it.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation, Founder

Only by giving all one has can the satisfaction of a job well done be gained.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation, Founder

If one does not do small things, one will not be able to accomplish greater things.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation, Founder

True skill is persistence despite difficulty. True patience is overcoming obstacles despite challenges.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation, Founder

Taking action is better than thinking and talking about it.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation, Founder

True management is setting good examples for others to follow rather than giving orders.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation, Founder

Simply knowing is not enough; it must be validated through action.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation, Founder