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6/11: BIOGRAPHY OF DONG YU (EXCERPT)

Chen Shou (233 - 297, Western Jin Dynasty)
English translation: Miao Guang

When a pupil approached me for instructions in learning, I refused to give so and said instead, “You should first read the teaching a hundred times.” I further added, “Having read the book a hundred times, the meaning shall come to you.”

“What if we do not have the luxury of time?” asked the pupil.
“Employ the three spare times,” I replied.
“What are these three times?”
“The spare times of winter, night times, and rainy days.”

── from Sanguo Zhi (Records of the Three Kingdoms)

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INSPIRATION


Recorded by Leann Moore         0:22

Treating others should be gentle
     like a spring breeze.
Conducting oneself in society should be pure
     like a summer lotus.
Disciplining oneself should be rigorous
     like the autumn air.
Benefiting others should be warm
     like the winter sun.

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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