苦海无边，回头是岸 (苦海無邊，回頭是岸) kǔhǎi wúbiān, huí tóu shì àn
The sea of bitterness has no bounds, turn your head to see the shore . Only Buddhist enlightenment can allow one to shed off the abyss of worldly suffering.
Domain: Proverb 谚语
Notes: (CC-CEDICT '苦海無邊，回頭是岸')
the ocean of suffering is boundless; only by turning back can one reach salvation
Domain: Buddhism 佛教 , Subdomain: Fo Guang Shan
Notes: (Glossary of Humanistic Buddhism)