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The wisdom of Guidelines for Being a Good Person

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I f we have a question, we should make a note of it. Then ask someone who knows the answer.




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 7 





W e should not, because of our arrogance, harm ourselves by doing something improper. We should not, because of our lack of confidence, give up on ourselves. With effort, we will gradually become a noble person.




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 7 





E ven when in a hurry, we should carefully put our book away. If it is damaged, we should repair it.




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 7 





I f we do not properly care for our writing tools, it shows carelessness. If our words are written sloppily, it shows disrespect.




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 7 





B ooks should be organized and placed on the bookshelves in their proper places. After reading a book, we should put it back where it belongs.




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 7 





I n our studies, we should set a reasonable timetable and then study hard. With enough time and effort, we will thoroughly understand the text.




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 7 





W e should keep our room clean, our desk tidy, and our pens and pencils in their proper places.




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 7 





W hen studying, our mind, eyes, and mouth must be focused on our learning. All three must be wholeheartedly dedicated to learning.




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 7 





I f we are sincere in what we are doing but not acquiring knowledge, we will only be stubbornly following our viewpoints. We will never see the truth.




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 7 





D o not read books that are untruthful or immoral, for these will block our wisdom and undermine our aspirations.




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 7 





W hen reading a book, do not contemplate another. If we have not completed one, do not start another.




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 7 





A fter Doing the Above, the Arts Come Next ???? If we acquire knowledge but do not sincerely apply what we have learned, we will have only increased our conceit. What then will we become?




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 7 





W e should not readily talk about something we have not seen for it may not be the whole truth. We should not readily pass on to others what we do not know for sure.




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 4 





W hen we see the goodness of others, we should encourage ourselves to learn from them. Even if we are far behind them, gradually we will achieve as they have.




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 4 





W hen we see the faults of others, we should reflect on our own behavior. If we have the same fault, correct it. If we do not have this fault, we should always be alert and not make the same mistake.




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 4 





I f we accidentally make a mistake, it is only an error. But if we do it on purpose, it is definitely wrong.




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 4 





I f criticism makes us angry and compliments make us happy, we will attract bad company, while good friends will leave us.




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 4 





W hen our morals, knowledge, and skills are not as good as those of others, we should encourage ourselves to try harder.




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 4 





I f someone asks us to do something and we are not sure whether it is appropriate, we should not carelessly promise. If we do promise to do something [and it is inappropriate], we will be wrong whether we keep or break our promise.




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 4 





I f the clothes we wear and the food we eat are not as good as what others have, do not feel sad.




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 4 





C unning, deceptive speech and foul language should never be used. We should never conduct ourselves in an unruly manner.




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 4 





I t is better to talk a little than chat too much. Tell the truth; do not speak insincerely.




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 4 





I f we correct our faults and mistakes and do not repeat them, then they will cease. But if we try to cover them up, we will be doubly wrong.




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 4 





B eing Trustworthy ? When we speak, honesty counts the most. Deceit and lies are unacceptable.




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 4 





S ome people like to gossip and comment about the faults or good points of others. But if something does not concern us, we should not get involved.




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 4 



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