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A Good Reputation

Venerable Master Hsing Yun Do not speak of others’ faults, and do not talk of your own virtues. Wisely contemplate the oneness and equality of all sentient beings, and you will enjoy a good reputation. –Sutra on the Principles of the Six Paramitas Do not speak of others’ faults We should always try to see…

Sitting Meditation

Venerable Master Hsing Yun Though sitting meditation was given to us from the ancient past it is a way for modern people to lead happy lives. Sitting meditation allows us to dispel the pressures of daily life that come from the mind’s confusion and a mistaken understanding of phenomena. Practicing sitting meditation quiets the mind…

Living Affinity: The Virtue of Giving

Venerable Master Hsing Yun If we want to understand what the Dharma teaches us about building affinity and living in harmony with others, we must first understand the four great all-embracing virtues. The Buddha teaches that for us to realize our true capacity of connecting with and serving our fellow citizens, we have to first…

Keeping Distance

Venerable Master Hsing Yun internet photo We sometimes see signs on the highway warning: “Keep a safe distance.” Actually, it is not only in driving that we need to keep a distance. For safety reasons, any person and anything in the world needs to keep a distance. Take, for instance, the human body. Our eyes,…