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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 Php825,000 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.

空過一天,不如實用一秒。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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

事不做,才困難; 路不走,才遙遠。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Do Much and gain much; do little and lose much

多做多得,少做多失。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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

能精進向前走,努力做,就不遲。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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

能精進向前走,努力做,就不遲。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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

感恩過去,展望未來,把握現在。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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

福,不是用求的,是用做的。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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

人生要恆持當下這一刻,不要空談、妄想。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Seize the present moment and make it everlasting.

把握當下,恆持剎那。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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

虔誠地為人群服務,不要「加減做」,加加減減就不會進步。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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

該做的事,要有毅力與勇氣,堅持到底不畏艱難。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Gratitude needs to be expressed through action.

感恩要表於行動。

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.

把握當下做的歡喜、心安,就能得到道理。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Right view and right path keep us from going astray

心正、路正,走下去就不會偏差。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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

要將困難當助力,不要當阻力。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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

不要怕壓力,只要自問做得對與否。

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.

道理不在於聽得多, 而是能實踐。

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.

只有感動還不夠,一定要行動才能深刻體悟。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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

有多少時間,就要走多少路、做多少事。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

With perseverance and courage, the roughest roads can become smooth.

有毅力、勇敢,坎坷的道路也能走到平坦。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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

做,才有心得; 付出,才有力量。

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.

法不在深,而在能行。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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

雙足能行萬里路,雙手能做天下事。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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

步步都要用心當下,若走一步、看一丈,腳步容易踏空。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Fulmination Founder

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

能清楚、篤定內心方向,就不會計較。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

To seize the present is to seize the future.

守住現在,就是守住未來。

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.

盡一切可能做正確的事。盡一切可能不做錯。

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.

健健康康時,就做來「囤 (積)」,不要做來「抵 (消)」。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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

不做事、不動手就事事困難,只要有心動手做,沙漠也會成綠洲。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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

既定的方向是對的,就要大步向前邁進,做就對了。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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

有辛苦的付出,才有美滿的結果成就。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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

小事不做,大事難成。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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

不簡單的事能堅持,才是真本領; 困難的事能突破,才是真耐心。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Taking action is better than thinking and talking about it.

說做、想做,不如動手做。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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

管理不是開口指揮他人,而是身體力行做好榜樣。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

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

知道,是知而行道; 能「行道」才是真「知道」。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Awareness leads to action; action leads to guiding and inspiring others.

想得通,才做得到; 做得到,才能引導他人。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Putting into practice is better than listening. Taking action is better than talking.

聽,不如行; 說,不如做。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Only when we witness suffering firsthand will we appreciate our blessings.

親身體驗,見苦才能知福。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

History is made up of each passing moment. Seize this moment to make history.

歷史是時間的累積,把握時間就能創造歷史。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

One needs a sense of propriety in order to guide people to goodness and the truth.

道字下有分「寸」,才能「導」人向善就理。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Compassion is not only expressed through words; it is to be realized through service to humanity.

慈悲不只用口說,而是要身體力行,走入人群付出。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

The joy of life comes from giving and using life to the fullest extent.

生命的樂趣是親身付出,發揮生命的價值。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder

Answer in life are found in the realizations acquired from taking actions.

尋找生命的答案,在於身體力行地體悟。

Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation Founder