What is Dharma?
Cause, effect, and retribution are Dharma. Sour, sweet, bitter, and spicy tastes are Dharma. Compassion, loving-kindness, joy, and equanimity are Dharma. Benefiting others and the world is Dharma. Tolerance and selflessness are Dharma. Proactively doing good deeds is Dharma.
The Noble Eightfold Path is Dharma. The Six Points of Reverent Harmony is Dharma. The Seven Factors of Enlightenment is Dharma.The Three Emancipations is Dharma. The good deeds and undertakings in this world are all Dharma! Truly, where there is Dharma, there is a way.
── from Mi Wu Zhijian
(Between Ignorance and Enlightenment)
Digging a well when thirsty
shows lack of forethought;
being conceited and rude
leads to few helpful opportunities;
observing without moving forward
increases shame and affliction;
having no sense of conscience brings
misfortune upon a house.
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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