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Takai yama wa Yukkuri nobore Climb a high mountain slowly. – Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii

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Kokorozashi wo takaku Mokuhyou wo tatete Jinsei ni torikunde ireba Hibi no shigoto nimo Asobi nimo imi ga Dete kuru By setting goals, one will derive greater satisfaction from both work and play. – Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii

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Koremade wa dekinakatta koto mo Korekara dekiru kamo shirenai Kako ni torawarezu Yatte miru koto da Do not dwell on past failures. Focus on doing your best from now on. – Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii

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Kurushimi ya kanashimi no Okage de kokoro wa Fukaku nari Utsukushiku naru no desu Be thankful for suffering; it gives you a deeper and richer understanding of life and a greater appreciation for life’s beauty. – Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission...

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Omoi kitte, arigatou to Hitokoto itte, minasai Sono, hItokoto de Aite mo Kawaru shi, Jibun mo, kawaru kara Resolve to always say “thank you.” That simple phrase will transform both your own attitude and that of the hearer. – Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii

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Rakuna michi wo kurushimi nagara Aruiteiru hito wa chikakute mo Tootatsu dekinai kurushii michi mo Tanoshimi nagara aruiteiru hito wa Tookutemo tootasu dekiru He who maintains a positive attitude will reach his destination notwithstanding great difficulty, whereas he who complains and feels sorry...

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Are mo shitai, Kore mo shitai de Nani mo shinai de Kotoshi mo, owari If one keeps on saying, “I want to do t his and I want to do that” long enough, one will eventally realize that...

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Hito no sewa ni narazu Jibun no chikara dakede Yareta koto ga Hitotsude mo aru ka Can you name even one thing you have acomplished without the help of others? – Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii

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Gatagata wa Gatagata tagai ni Kokoro ga awanai to Gatagata ni naru “Gata Gata” means ricketiness, written in Chinese character as “Oneself-Others Oneself- Others”: Working with others without harmony would result in Gata Gata. – Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii

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Amai kotoba wa Ato de nigaku naru Nigai kotoba wa Ato de amaku naru Sweet words may later turn bitter and bitter words may turn sweet. – Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii

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