The Eight Guidelines of the Buddhist Text Translation Society
A volunteer must free him/herself from the motives of personal fame and reputation.
A volunteer must cultivate a sincere and respectful attitude free from arrogance and conceit.
A volunteer must refrain from aggrandizing his/her work and denigrating that of others.
A volunteer must not establish him/herself as the standard of correctness and suppress the workof others with his or her fault-finding.
A volunteer must take the Buddha-mind as his/her own mind.
A volunteer must use the wisdom of Dharma-Selecting Vision to determine true principles.
A volunteer must request Virtuous Elders in the ten directions to certify his/her translations.
A volunteer must endeavor to propagate the teachings by printing Sutras, Shastra texts, andVinaya texts when the translations are certified as being correct.