We still have a long way to go on the path of Tzu Chi. Our work in Tzu Chi is never-ending. This generation of volunteers must continue to work relentlessly.
During the evening recitation, we recited, “The universe has a limit, but our vows are limitless.”
Buddhas and bodhisattvas spread compassion and great love throughout the world so that they may fill the universe. While the universe has an end, the Buddha’s great love is inexhaustible, and his great vows are boundless. As Tzu Chi volunteers, we must form greater aspirations, and we must be sincere in carrying them out in our actions.
For example, whenever we have the opportunity to help bathe someone who is otherwise unable, we should give rise to joy. We must realize that those with physical challenges suffer greatly when they cannot do certain things, such as clean themselves. If we put forth a little bit of effort, we can help them to wash themselves clean.
As we help others clean themselves physically, we can also clean ourselves mentally. Sometimes, we need to rely on our circumstances to train our minds. Let us be grateful and diligent and never retreat from our spiritual aspirations.
Our time is limited. We must make the most of the present moment, for we might never get another chance. So, I hope that everyone will form great aspirations.