It is not that the whole world is against you;
The hardships of life come purely from the workings of your mind.
If you feel that every day is hard to get by,
It is because you never want to be at peace with yourself.
The Chinese character for “endure” has the radical “fire” at its bottom part.
The Chinese character for “forbear” has the radical “knife” at its top part.
(In following the Bodhisattva path,) one should patiently endure the endless adversities and suffering
And resolutely forbear the countless insults and offense
Otherwise, one will either be scorched by a fire
Or killed by a knife.
When one’s mind is burning with jealousy,
It may slip into a totally chaotic state, quite beyond control.
If one can bring one’s mind under control and eliminate one’s jealousy,
Whether in dealing with people or matters,
One will definitely get the best result that one desires.