Perseverance and Courage|
|Speech by Master Cheng
Russo, Boston, MA
The Buddha said that one of the eight
sufferings in this world is when you cannot get what you desire.
Since you cannot always get what you want, why should you keep
want things? Trying too hard to satisfy your desires only brings
suffering, so you do not need to ask for success in everything.
What you really need are perseverance and courage, which are the
most important things in life. Tzu Chi has endured more than
thirty years because of perseverance and courage. Not only I
myself, but also all Tzu Chi members must have perseverance and
courage. There is a well-known saying in Tzu Chi: "The women work
like men, and the men work like supermen." This is what
perseverance and courage mean.
Born as human beings in this world, we cannot
get away from our responsibilities. We should not fear heavy
burdens and responsibilities, but instead should ask for more
strength. It is true that nothing in this world is difficult if we
have the strength and ability. I have always kept a positive
attitude. I feel that if we work together, there is no rock that
we cannot turn or mountain that we cannot move. So we must always