Sincerity in words engenders trust.
Sincerity in thought engenders pure living.
Sincerity in generosity engenders loving-kindness.
May ignorance give way to understanding,
May hatred yield to compassion,
May war surrender to peace.
The absence of expectations results in the reduction of disappointments.
Contentment is born of the capacity,
To love impartially,
To listen uncritically,
To give unconditionally,
To forgive unreservedly,
To laugh at oneself unaffectedly.
Gently and impartially comfort the uneasy,
Give selflessly to those who are in need,
Teach without reserve those who wish to learn.
Excessive desires lead us to put our own interests before those of others.
They drain our goodness, pollute our heats, immerse us in animosity.
Nothing is permanent.