Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall possess the land.
Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice, for they shall have their fill.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see Truth.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of the Most High.
Blessed are they that suffer persecution for the sake of justice, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Not to serve the foolish, but to serve the spiritual; to honor those worthy of honor —this is a great blessing.
To dwell in the station befitting your condition; to consider the effect of your deeds; to guide the behavior aright —this is a great blessing.
Much insight and education; self control and pleasant speech, and whatever word be well spoken —this is a great blessing.
To support father and mother; to cherish spouse and child; to follow a peaceful calling —this is a great blessing.
To bestow alms and live righteously; to give help to kindred; deeds which cannot be blamed —this is a great blessing.
To abhor and cease from error; abstinence from strong drink; not to be weary in well doing —this is a great blessing.
Reverence and lowliness; contentment and gratitude; the hearing of the Law in due season —this is a great blessing.
To be long suffering and meek; to associate with the tranquil; religious talk in due season —this is a great blessing.
Self-restraint and purity; the knowledge of the Noble Truths; the attainment of Nirvana —this is a great blessing.
In the midst of the eight world miseries, like the person of pure life, be calm and unconcerned —this is a great blessing.
Listener, if you keep this Dharma, the Law of the spiritual world, you will know indescribable joy. This is the greatest blessing.