365 Days for Travelers: Oct 1

THE MOST AUSPICIOUS

Take a moment to ponder before taking three steps forward;
Take three steps backward, and then use a moment to think.
Consider the moment when hatred arises;
Most auspicious it is to put out the fire of anger.

A SMILE WIPES OUT FEELINGS OF REVENGE

Those who are not foes will not meet;
A single smile suffices to wipe out feelings of revenge.
All are urged to make things easier for people;
Seize every opportunity to grant mercy to others.

CULTIVATING IN THIS LIFE

The human body is hard to obtain,
Yet I have obtained it today;
The Dharma is difficult to encounter,
Yet I have encountered it today.
If this body is not used to cultivate in this life,
Till which lifetime would this body be delivered?