Saturday, December 15, 2012

懶菩薩 / The Lazy Bodhisattva


懶菩薩

心平如靜水,慈悲植心靈。
天天立雄志,普渡天下民。
志向當強烈,慈悲放光芒。
濟世不拼命,無為順自然。
所做平常事,造福天下人。
你這活菩薩,救世也好玩。


The Lazy Bodhisattva

With deep inner peace,
And great compassion,
Aspire daily to save the world.
But do not strive to achieve it.
Just do whatever comes naturally.
Because when aspiration is strong
And compassion blossoms,
Whatever comes most naturally,
Is also the right thing to do.
Thus you,
The wise compassionate being,
Save the world while having fun.


I wrote the English version first, so the Chinese version is a rewrite of the English poem.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Search Inside Yourself is #1 in Korea


I have just been informed by my publisher that the Korean edition of Search Inside Yourself was the #1 bestseller in Korea in the self-help category. 

My wife and I both watch a lot of Korean TV, so we both already feel a kinship with the Korean culture.  This is very exciting news for us.  Thank you, Korean friends.