The Triple Gem of religion:
Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.
The Triple Gem of nature:
Sunlight, air, and water.
The Triple Gem of speaking:
Please, thank you, and sorry.
The Triple Gem of getting along with others:
Humility, respect, and praise.
The Triple Gem of family:
Happiness, humor, and understanding.
The Triple Gem of the household:
Harmony, happiness, and peace.
The Triple Gem of eating:
A balanced diet, in moderation, and with gratitude.
The Triple Gem of health:
Walking, few desires, and balanced energy.
The Triple Gem of knowledge:
Applicable, extensive, and definite.
The Triple Gem of learning:
Listen, accept, and think.
The Triple Gem of making friends:
Honesty, righteousness, and dedication.
The Triple Gem of the heart:
Truthful, wholesome, and forgiving.
The Triple Gem of work:
Skilled, polite, and diligent.
The Triple Gem of the workplace:
Compliance, loyalty, and saying “yes”.
── from Fo Guang Cai Gen Tan
(Roots of Wisdom)
Wealth is not a permanent friend,
but friends are permanent wealth.
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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