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A semester of more than 90 days is now over, and I must remind myself to check if I have really studied hard. I am really thankful to my teachers, friends, and parents, who have taught me and helped me so that I can slowly improve and become a good student.
Teachers manifest eight kinds of kindness:
1. They teach a student even if he doesn't behave.
2. They help every student.
3. Day and night they do not rest.
4. They give their wisdom like the sun, breaking through the students' ignorance.
5. They are great heroes.
6. They help every student to be successful in his or her studies.
7. Everyone respects the teachers.
8. Their wisdom benefits living beings everywhere.
These are a teacher's eight kinds of kindness. It is because of this that we respect them. I have made a poem for my teacher:
The teacher's virtue is great indeed.
Benefiting others, he is not selfish.
He understands all good wisdom.
I must really study harder.
Right now I am very greedy, I am most greedy for sleep, food, and play, so I must change my ways and study more, memorize sutras, and do homework. I hope I can study more of: Chinese phonetic symbols,
The Records of the Historian (a classic), and the
Standards for Students (Note: Rules
for being a student), and read more Chinese books. I would also like to learn other languages, such as: Sanskrit, Spanish, Malay, Taiwanese, Cantonese, Thai, etc., but I have to finish learning Chinese first. I have composed a poem:
Study, study, study Chinese.
How do we repay the teacher's kindness?
We have to really study hard.
In the future we can be great sage
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Comments from the teacher: If you can put your words into practice, you will be a real hero. The sages did not fear suffering from the time they were young. You are intelligent, love to learn, and full of resolve. I bow to you as my teacher.