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.
Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva (Chi:Guanyin) has been a source of inspiration and devotion for Mahayana Buddhists and non-Buddhists in Asia for centuries.
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