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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.




Confucianism Quote n8892 | 
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.




Confucianism Quote n8891 | 
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.




Confucianism Quote n8890 | 
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.




Confucianism Quote n8889 | 
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.




Confucianism Quote n8888 | 
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.




Confucianism Quote n8887 | 
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.




Confucianism Quote n8886 | 
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.




Confucianism Quote n8885 | 
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.




Confucianism Quote n8884 | 
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.




Confucianism Quote n8883 | 
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.




Confucianism Quote n8882 | 
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?




Confucianism Quote n8881 | 
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.




Confucianism Quote n8880 | 
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.




Confucianism Quote n8879 | 
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.




Confucianism Quote n8878 | 
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.




Confucianism Quote n8877 | 
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.




Confucianism Quote n8876 | 
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.




Confucianism Quote n8875 | 
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.




Confucianism Quote n8874 | 
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.




Confucianism Quote n8873 | 
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.




Confucianism Quote n8872 | 
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.




Confucianism Quote n8871 | 
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.




Confucianism Quote n8870 | 
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.




Confucianism Quote n8869 | 
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.




Confucianism Quote n8868 | 
Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 4 

   




I f we are appreciative of criticism and uneasy with compliments, people who are virtuous, sincere, and trustworthy will gradually become our friends.




Confucianism Quote n8867 | 
Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 4 

   




W hen speaking, say each word unhurriedly, clearly, and correctly. Do not mumble or talk too fast.




Confucianism Quote n8866 | 
Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 4 

   




W e should not hide any possession, no matter how small, from our parents. If we do, they will feel hurt.




Confucianism Quote n8865 | 
Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 1 

   




E ven when a matter is trivial, we should not act without permission or just do as we please. If we do so, then we are no longer a dutiful child.




Confucianism Quote n8864 | 
Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 1 

   




I f we injure ourselves, we will make our parents worry. If we do something unvirtuous, they will feel ashamed.




Confucianism Quote n8863 | 
Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 1 

   




F or three years after our parents passing, we should remember them in sadness. We should live simply and not adorn our home. Avoid merry-making, meat, and alcohol.




Confucianism Quote n8862 | 
Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chap. 1 

   




W e should arrange our parents funeral in a proper manner. We should always honor them as if they were still alive and, especially on the anniversary of their death, remember them with a sincere heart.




Confucianism Quote n8861 | 
Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 1 

   




W hen our parents are ill, we should make sure that they take the right medicine. Care for them night and day, and do not leave them alone.




Confucianism Quote n8860 | 
Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 1 

   




I f our parents do something wrong, we should urge them to change. Do so with a kind expression and caring voice.




Confucianism Quote n8859 | 
Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 1 

   




W hen something pleases our parents [and is proper], we should try our best to provide it for them. When something displeases them, we should remove it.




Confucianism Quote n8858 | 
Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 1 

   




W hen our parents love us, it is easy to be respectful and loving. When they do not love us, respecting and loving them means we have a noble heart.




Confucianism Quote n8857 | 
Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 1 

   




W hen our parents instruct us, we should listen respectfully. When they scold us, we should sincerely accept what they say.




Confucianism Quote n8856 | 
Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 1  

   




W hen our parents call us, we should answer them right away. When they tell us to do something, we should do it promptly.




Confucianism Quote n8855 | 
Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 1 

   




W e should make sure that our parents are warm in the winter and cool in the summer. In the morning, we should greet them and show them that we care. At night, we should make sure that they are resting comfortably.




Confucianism Quote n8854 | 
Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 1 

   




S hould our parents not accept our advice, try again when they are in a better mood. If they still do not listen, our sincere tears will show them how deeply we care. Should they get angry with us, do not hold it against them.




Confucianism Quote n8853 | 
Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chap. 1 

   




B efore going out, we should let our parents know. When we return, we should tell them that we are back. We should lead a routine life, and we should not be constantly changing our mind in whatever we do.




Confucianism Quote n8852 | 
Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 1 

   




B eing Close to Kind and Virtuous People ?? We are all human beings, but we are not the same. Most of us are ordinary; only a few of us are kind and virtuous.




Confucianism Quote n8851 | 
Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 6 

   




I f we associate with and learn from people of great virtue, we will benefit greatly. Day by day our own virtues will grow and our faults will lessen.




Confucianism Quote n8850 | 
Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 6 

   




I f we do not associate with and learn from these people, we will suffer a great loss. We will attract people without virtue, and nothing we do will succeed.




Confucianism Quote n8849 | 
Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 6 

   




T ruly virtuous people are held in awe by others. They are not afraid to speak the truth, and they do not fawn on others.




Confucianism Quote n8848 | 
Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 6 

   




W e should put our clothes away in their proper places. We should not leave them lying around for they will get dirty that way.




Confucianism Quote n8847 | 
Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 3 

   




B efore using something that belongs to another, we should ask for permission. If we do not ask, it is stealing.




Confucianism Quote n8846 | 
Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 3 

   




D o not step on doorsills or stand leaning on one leg. When sitting, do not sprawl or fidget.




Confucianism Quote n8845 | 
Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 3 

   




A void doing things in a hurry, since acting in haste will lead to many mistakes. Do not be afraid of a task that is difficult or become careless when a job is easy.




Confucianism Quote n8844 | 
Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 3 

   




I f someone asks who it is, we should say our name, not me because such a reply is not clear.




Confucianism Quote n8843 | 
Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 3 

   


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