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W hen we are young, we should not drink alcohol. The behavior of those who are drunk is unsightly.




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 3 







W hen we are about to enter a house, we should ask if anyone is inside. As we enter, we should make ourselves heard.




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 3 







W hen entering a room, we should open the door quietly. When walking, we should be aware of our surroundings so as not to bump into anything.




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O ur hat should be properly put on, clothing correctly buttoned, and socks and shoes neatly worn.




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W hen eating and drinking, do not be fussy. Eat only the right amount; do not overeat.




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K eep away from rowdy places. Do not be curious about things that are bad or unusual.




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W hen we get up, we should wash our face and brush our teeth. After using the toilet, we should always wash our hands.




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G et up early and go to bed at a reasonable time. Knowing how time flies, we should treasure every day.




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W alk in an unhurried manner and always stand up straight. Whether greeting friends or elders, do so properly and with respect.




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H old empty containers just as carefully as if they were full. Enter empty rooms as if they were occupied.




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I t is more important that our clothes be neat and clean than fashionable and expensive. We should wear what is suitable and appropriate for our age, and within our family’s means.




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 3 







A fter we borrow from others, we should return the items on time. Later, if we have an urgent need, we will be able to easily borrow from them again.




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 3 







A person of good character is highly respected. Respect is not based on external appearances.




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 5 







G ossiping about the wrongdoings of others is in itself wrong. When we slander another excessively, we too will suffer harm and great misfortune.




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N either flatter the rich nor despise the poor. Neither ignore old friends nor take delight in only new ones.




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I f we force others to do as we wish, they will silently rebel. But if we convince them with sound reasoning, they will happily agree without complaining.




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B y mutually encouraging one another to do good, both of us will improve our character. By not advising one another to correct our respective faults, our characters will diminish.




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W e should neither expose the shortcomings of others nor disclose their private matters.




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W hen others are busy, do not bother them. When someone is troubled, do not make things worse by talking unnecessarily.




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B efore we ask others to do something, we should first ask ourselves if we would do it. If not, then we should not ask others to do it.




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L ove all beings, for we all live under the same sky and are supported by the same earth.




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W e should repay the kindness of others; we should let go of our anger. Spend less time holding grudges and more time repaying kindness.




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I t is good to praise the virtuous actions of others. Knowing that they are being praised, people will be encouraged to do better.




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W hen we interact with people who serve us, we should act in ways that inspire respect. And while being dignified and proper is important, it is also important to be kind and generous.




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A capable person will naturally have a good reputation. People are not won over by boasting or self-praise.




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I f we are good at something, we should be willing to use that ability to benefit others. When we feel others are more competent than us, we should not criticize or slander them for being so.




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W hen giving and receiving, we should be clear in what we are doing. It is better to give more and receive less.




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B efore an elder, speak softly. But if our voice is too low and hard to hear, we are being improper.




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I nteracting with Others Away from Home ??? Older siblings should love and care for the younger ones; younger siblings should love and respect the older ones. Getting along well with one’s siblings is a sign of respecting one’s parents and caring that they are happy.




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W e should regard our aunts and uncles as if they were our parents, and our cousins as if they were our siblings.




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I f we are in a vehicle and see an elder whom we know passing by, we should get out and greet the person [if the situation safely allows]. We continue on our way only after the elder has left us.




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W hen meeting elders whom we know, greet them promptly and respectfully. If they do not greet us in return, respectfully stand aside.




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W hen addressing elders, do not call them by their first name. When in the presence of an elder, do not show off.




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W hen an elder is standing, do not sit. After an elder sits down, sit only when invited to do so.




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W hen an elder is asking for someone, find that person right away. If we cannot find that person, we should immediately report back and ask if we can help instead.




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Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 2 







W hen siblings value family ties more than possessions, resentment will not arise. When siblings are careful with their words, feelings of anger naturally dissolve.




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W hen meeting elders, walk briskly towards them; when leaving, do not do so in haste. When answering a question, look attentively at the person.




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W hen drinking, eating, walking, or sitting, let the elders do so first; younger ones follow.




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