Do no evil,
Practice all wholesome deeds,
Purify one's own mind;
This is the teaching of all Buddhas.
── from Ekottara Agama
(Gradual Discourses of the Buddha)
Neither slander nor be jealous,
One shall abide by the precepts.
Be content with our diet, enjoy one’s leisurely times.
A concentrated mind will take joy in diligent practices,
This is the teaching of the Buddhas.
── from Dharmaguptaka Vinaya
A person should be like a rubber ball:
the harder you hit it,
the higher it bounces.
A heart should be like a ball of dough:
the more you knead it,
the greater its resilience.
Venerable Master Hsing Yun grants voices to the objects of daily monastic life to tell their stories in this collection of first-person narratives.
The Heart Sutra is a short sutra, commonly chanted individually or in groups, that contains the core teachings on prajnaparamita, or the “perfection of wisdom.” The sutra is short, at only 260 Chinese characters. Included is an English translation of the sutra’s meaning, followed by the Chinese characters and their pronunciation
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