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Written by Venerable Master Hsing Yun
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.
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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