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Letter from Master Cheng Yen: COVID-19 pandemic

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In the letter, Dharma Master Cheng Yen encourages all Tzu Chi volunteers to gather people’s love together to help mitigate this pandemic. At this time, we need to have a peaceful mind. As we stay at home, we should “stop, listen and read.” We must “stop” going out while putting more time into “listening” and “reading” the Buddha’s teachings. This is like we must stop creating bad karma, and continually relearn the Dharma. By opening up our hearts and minds, we’ll be able to truly take in the Dharma which will nourish our wisdom-life. And, when you open your heart and give rise to wisdom, it’s like you and I are together in the same space all the time.  

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