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Wisdom from Chinese Literary and Buddhist Classics

365 Days for Travelers

4/20: PEACEFUL MIND, PEACEFUL LIFE

Zheng Xie (1693 - 1765, Qing Dynasty)
English translation: Miao Guang

To be at gain creates the cause for one to be at loss; to be at loss means the start for one to be at gain.

One’s loss will become a benefit for others. On the outside, the gain is calmness acquired by others, while on the inside is peace of mind for the self. Having both calmness and peace, one is thus blessed with good fortune.

THE OCCASIONAL MINDLESS

It is hard to be clever, and also hard to be mindless. It is even harder, to turn your cleverness into mindlessness.

Let go, and take a step back; it is all about gaining instant peace of mind rather than coveting for future gains and merits.

ON BAMBOO AND ROCK

Biting tightly onto the green mountains, not letting go;
Roots already taken deeply in creviced boulders.
Still resilient after endless grinding and hammering;
Withstanding winds from every direction.

── from Banqiao Quanji
(Complete Works of Banqiao)

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Humble Table, Wise Fare

INSPIRATION


Recorded by Leann Moore         0:16

Words of praise are like perfume:
even a small drop
     will fill the air all around.
The voice of admonishment is like
     a majestic bell:
even a small toll
     will shake the world.

Dharma Instruments

Venerable Master Hsing Yun grants voices to the objects of daily monastic life to tell their stories in this collection of first-person narratives.

Sutras Chanting

The Medicine Buddha SutraMedicine Buddha, the Buddha of healing in Chinese Buddhism, is believed to cure all suffering (both physical and mental) of sentient beings. The Medicine Buddha Sutra is commonly chanted and recited in Buddhist monasteries, and the Medicine Buddha’s twelve great vows are widely praised.

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