What should I do when others do not appreciate my full devotion?

Thursday, 28 July 2011 11:23 Tzu Chi Foundation
Question: I do my work wholeheartedly. Why don’t others appreciate me but instead,criticize me?

Dharma Master Cheng Yen replied
In fact, you should be happy to run into these situations. It is a test for us to understand and learn how to deal with the difficulties and frictions in human relationships.

Like a sword that needs be pounded in order to become sharper, jade only reveals its glory after being polished by a rough stone.

Source: "Master Cheng Yen’s Lotus of the Heart"
Translated by Tiffany Hsiao, Edited by Jenner Yeh, Meiping Yang

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