若事尚可为,云何不欢喜? 若已不济事,忧恼有何益?

#1

My 班长 shared this in class again:

《入行论》说:
若事尚可为,云何不欢喜?
若已不济事,忧恼有何益?

My translation as I understand it:
《A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life》says:
If there is a remedy,then what is the use of unhappiness ?
If there is no remedy,then what is the use of frustration?

This quote encapsulates for me the profound but grounded nature of Buddhist teaching.
Just remembering these 4 lines of text and I feel prepared to meet the challenges of the day!

#2

Master Zhenru has a discourse on this:

From which, we can get a more complete version of the quote:

在《入行論》的第六品,也就是安忍品中,有這樣的偈頌:「遭遇任何事,莫擾歡喜心;憂惱不濟事,反失諸善行。若事尚可為,云何不歡喜?若已不濟事,憂惱有何益?