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The wisdom of Guidelines for Being a Good Person

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


quote 8867  |   Guidelines for Being a Good Person
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.


quote 8866  |   Guidelines for Being a Good Person
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.


quote 8865  |   Guidelines for Being a Good Person
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.


quote 8864  |   Guidelines for Being a Good Person
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.


quote 8863  |   Guidelines for Being a Good Person
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.


quote 8862  |   Guidelines for Being a Good Person
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.


quote 8861  |   Guidelines for Being a Good Person
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.


quote 8860  |   Guidelines for Being a Good Person
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.


quote 8859  |   Guidelines for Being a Good Person
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.


quote 8858  |   Guidelines for Being a Good Person
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.


quote 8857  |   Guidelines for Being a Good Person
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.


quote 8856  |   Guidelines for Being a Good Person
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.


quote 8855  |   Guidelines for Being a Good Person
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.


quote 8854  |   Guidelines for Being a Good Person
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.


quote 8853  |   Guidelines for Being a Good Person
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.


quote 8852  |   Guidelines for Being a Good Person
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.


quote 8851  |   Guidelines for Being a Good Person
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.


quote 8850  |   Guidelines for Being a Good Person
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.


quote 8849  |   Guidelines for Being a Good Person
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.


quote 8848  |   Guidelines for Being a Good Person
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.


quote 8847  |   Guidelines for Being a Good Person
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.


quote 8846  |   Guidelines for Being a Good Person
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.


quote 8845  |   Guidelines for Being a Good Person
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.


quote 8844  |   Guidelines for Being a Good Person
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.


quote 8843  |   Guidelines for Being a Good Person
Guidelines for Being a Good Person, Pure Land Translation Team, Chapter 3 



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