Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation

Apr 07th
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home Our Founder The Master Answers What should I do when others do not appreciate my full devotion?

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

E-mail Print PDF
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

The Beauty of the Jing Si Abode


Are you prepared to put your kindness into actions and join Tzu Chi in promoting the goodness and beauty of mankind?
You are always welcome to join our Tzu Chi’s Great Love missions by becoming a member or volunteer. Please contact the Tzu Chi location near you.

" Let us not ask for good health, only clarity of mind. Let us not seek for everything to go our way, only the courage and strength to persevere. Let us not wish for lesser responsibilities, only for the ability to shoulder more. "
Jing-Si Aphorism