淡定的智慧 － 弘一大师
(Wisdom of Being Still)
1. 我们常常将悲欢掌控在他人的一颦一笑间，为了一句话耿耿于怀，为了件小事困坐愁城。 佛法有云：增加一份定力，就减去一份痛苦，能放下一份是非比较，即能远离人间的煎熬。所以，做人不要太计较，不要因为一些小事动不动就发火，这样，你就会少一分伤害，多一分快乐。
Our happiness and sadness are often consequences of the smile or frown of another -we may be troubled and hold a grudge for a statement made or be bothered endlessly by a minor incident. Buddha had said: When you become more calm and still, you will have less suffering. When you can let go of right and wrong and stop comparing, you will be relieved of the chaos and pain of the (phenomenal) world. Hence, as a person, do not begrudge, do not give in to anger over small matters. This way, you will have less hurt and more happiness.
Tranquility is a wisdom that comes to those with inner strength and is accessible when you do not hold fears in your heart.
3. 人生是一个患得患失的过程，鱼和熊掌不可兼得乃是常事，不肯舍，就不会得。 当你抓住一件东西不放时，你就只能拥有这件东西；但如果你肯放手，表面上虽然有所损失，可是会得到更多的选择机会。不肯放下，你的人生路只会越走越窄。
Life has its ups and downs, sometimes things go our way and sometimes they do not. And often we have to make the difficult choice of giving one thing for another at these junctions. But remember, when you hold on to a thing and refuse to let go, you will only what is in your hand. If you are willing to let it go, it may appear that you have lost some precious, but you may also have more options and opportunities. Not knowing to let go, the journey in one’s life will only get more and more constricted as the years go by.
With an open-mindedness and strong morals, complemented by a mind that is not easily ruffled, frustrations will not take roots. Even if the (phenomenal) world is rife with chaos, one will be able to stay at ease.
There are 100 flowers in Spring while Autumn has her moon. There is a cool breeze in Summer while Winter has her snow. If one does not have frivolous thoughts in his mind, the season becomes beautiful/ you can better appreciate the season.
If you buried yourself in endless tasks and let yourself be bogged down by the many mundane stuff, you will never be able to find a pure and generous heart/mind. Let go of these unnecessary clutter and you will discover it.
7. 低调之人淡定从容在功名利禄面前不争不抢，在荣华富贵面前不奢不贪，在金鼎玉食面前不咸不淡，在成败得失面前不喜不忧。因为低调，平凡如你我者皆可以取得成功； 因为低调，成功人士可以更进一步走向卓越。
Keeping to oneself with collectedness and ease, there is no need to snatch or wrestle with others when profits come along, no need to be greedy and extravagant with riches that befall, no need to be picky with food when served with delicacies, no need to be happy or sad when success or failure is encountered. Success or more is within the reach of everyone without the fanfare. Keeping to oneself with collectedness and ease.