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Hello, I have a picture of buddha's teaching in Indonesian language, I translated it into the English one to share with others. And could any verify the grammatical of this translated one ? Thanks.

The 14 Human Life Guidance by Buddha

  1. The greatest enemy of a human is oneself
  2. The greatest failure of a human is arrogance
  3. The greatest stupidity of a human is being untruthful
  4. The greatest sadness of a human is the feeling of jealousy
  5. The greatest mistake of a human is not to be true to the best one knows
  6. The greatest sin of a human is being untruthful to oneself and others
  7. The most pitiful of a human character is feeling inferior
  8. The most commendable of a human character is one's determination
  9. The greatest destruction of a human is feeling desperate
  10. The greatest possession of a human is the health
  11. The greatest debt of a human is the debt of moral duty to others
  12. The greatest gift of a human is the tolerance and forgiving
  13. The greatest weakness of a human is the lamentation and does not have wisdom
  14. The greatest serenity and peace of a human is love in giving and helping


In case anyone understands Indonesian, here is the original one

14 Pedoman hidup manusia

1. Musuh terutama manusia adalah dirinya sendiri
2. Kegagalan terutama manusia adalah kesombongan
3. Kebodohan terutama manusia adalah sifat menipu
4. Kesedihan terutama manusia adalah rasa iri hati
5. Kesalahan terutama manusia adalah mencampakkan dirinya
6. Dosa terutama manusia adalah menipu dirinya dan orang lain
7. Sifat manusia yang terkasihan adalah rasa rendah diri
8. Sifat manusia yang paling dapat dipuji adalah semangat keuletannya
9. Kehancuran terbesar manusia adalah rasa keputusasaan
10. Harta terutama manusia adalah kesehatan
11. Hutang terbesar manusia adalah hutang budi
12. Hadiah terutama manusia adalah lapang dada dan mau memaafkan
13. Kekurangan terbesar manusia adalah sifat berkeluh kesah dan tidak memiliki kebijaksanaan
14. Ketentraman dan kedamaian terutama manusia adalah suka berdana dan beramal
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Eagerlearner: Teachings are difficult to translate precisely, and I do not understand the original. Here are my suggestions:

The 14 Human Life Guidance by Buddha

  1. The greatest enemy of a human is oneself himself.
  2. The greatest human failing of a human is arrogance.
  3. The greatest human stupidity of a human is being untruthful.
  4. The greatest human sadness of a human is the feeling of jealousy.
  5. The greatest human mistake of a human (or "the greatest mistake a person can make is") is not to be true to his true beliefs. the best one knows
  6. The greatest human sin of a human is being untruthful to himself and others.
  7. The most pitiful (or piteous) of a human characteristic is feeling inferior.
  8. The most commendable of a human characteristic is one's determination.
  9. The greatest destroyer of a human is feeling desperate desparation.
  10. The greatest possession of a human is good health.
  11. The greatest debt for a human is the debt of his moral duty to others.
  12. The greatest gift of a human can give is tolerance and forgiveness.
  13. The greatest human weakness of a human is is his lamentation for lack of and does not have wisdom. ((The greatest human weaknesses are lamentation and lack of wisdom.)
  14. The greatest source of serenity and peace of a human is the love for giving and helping.
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Thank you AlpheccaStars, that's a very good one, you not only correct the grammatical but also the semantic of it :-) May you be happy... :-)
Hello my friend,
Perhaps this is a more encompassing translation. Emotion: smile

1. The greatest enemy in life is the self
2. The greatest ignorance in life is deceit
3. The greatest failure in life is vanity
4. The greatest tragedy in life is jealousy
5. The greatest error in life is to lose oneself
6. The greatest crime in life is disloyalty to parents
7. The greatest pity in life is self-belittlement
8. The greatest pride in life is recovering from failures
9. The greatest bankruptcy in life is hopelessness
10. The greatest wealth in life is health
11. The greatest debt in life is affection
12. The greatest gift in life is forgiveness
13. The greatest short-coming in life is lack of awareness.
14. The greatest consolation in life is charity.