"Following and applying the teachings of Buddha in our daily lives and transforming ourselves into living Bodhisattvas” is the goal that Master Cheng Yen has ardently, and without reservation, pursued for more than four decades. How can one combine the Buddha’s teachings and life lessons? How can one make the Bodhisattva path the spiritual goal of present day people? Master Cheng Yen accomplishes these goals by translating the essence of the Buddha’s teachings into simple and easy to understand language and uses everyday events to exemplify life lessons. Her exquisite words and caring thoughts inspire wisdom and provide direction amidst delusional thinking.
Biography Venerable Master Cheng Yen
was born in a small town called Chingshui in Central Taiwan in 1937. When she was twenty-three years old, she left home to become a Buddhist nun. The Master has always led a simple and virtuous life. In her frugality, she made candles and bean powder to maintain a living. In 1966, she established the Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, and for more than forty years this organization has concentrated its activities in the major areas of charity, medicine, education, culture, environmental protection, community volunteers, international relief and bone marrow donation. In 1991, the Master received the Philippine Magsaysay Award, the “Asian Nobel Prize.” Living a simple life with only the basic necessities, the Master has actively pursued her work of helping the poor and educating the rich.Product Details
Pub. Date: Second edition, December 1996, 24th printing April 2008
Publisher: Tzu Chi Cultural Publishing Co.
Copyright © 1996 by the Tzu Chi Cultural Publishing Co.
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