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Gratitude

Venerable Master Hsing Yun When someone benefits us even a little, we should repay them with all our hearts. Even if someone is angry with us, we should always treat them well. — Upasakasila Sutra Gratitude Is Fundamental to Buddhism A natural outgrowth of heartfelt gratitude is the desire to repay others for the kind…

The Medicine of Buddhism

Venerable Master Hsing Yun full lotus sitting The occurrence of a disease is closely related to one’s mental health, physical health, spiritual health, behavior, habits, living environment, and even the society and culture in which one lives.  Harmonizing all of these elements and engaging in specific practices can help to bring about optimum health and…

Master’s Advice on Daily Practice

Venerable Master Hsing Yun As we live, we must strive for a life of value. Buddhism is different from philosophy, for it does not only deal with knowledge and theory. Rather, Buddhism calls for devout faith, developed morality, and most importantly: spiritual practice. All we need is the right intention to begin any form of…

Overcoming Greed

Venerable Master Hsing Yun Greed causes sadness; Greed causes fear. If there is no greed, How can there be sadness and fear? — Dharmapada The Causes of Greed Greed is a basic disease of all sentient beings. In our realm, the desire realm (kamadhatu), the force and effects of greed can be felt especially strongly.…

Buddhism–Healing the Body

Venerable Master Hsing Yun internet photo Technological progress and advances in modern science have led to material improvements that have enhanced the quality of people’s lives on many levels. Yet, no matter how much we have progressed or how advanced our technology is, there still remain fundamental problems in life that science will never be…

Buddhism–Healing the Mind

Venerable Master Hsing Yun internet photo People suffer from a variety of diseases of the mind, such as being greedy, judgmental, or quick to anger. The Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra says, “There are four kinds of diseases of the body, which are due to excessive wind, heat, phlegm, or other causes. There are also…