(英)說法無量義無量INFINITE TEACHINGS INFINITE MEANINGS
Dharma Master Cheng Yen was born in 1937 in a small town in Taichung County, Taiwan. When she was twenty-three years old, she left home to become a Buddhist nun, and was instructed by her mentor, Venerable Master Yin Shun, to work “for Buddha’s teachings, for sentient beings.” In 1966, she founded a charity, which later turned into the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, to “help the poor and educate the rich”—to give material aid to the needy and inspire love and humanity in both givers and recipients.
In recent years, Master Cheng Yen’s contributions have been increasingly recognized by the global community. In 2011, she was recognized with the Roosevelt Institute’s FDR Distinguished Public Service Award and was named to the 2011 TIME 100 list of the world’s most influential people. In 2014, she was presented with Rotary International’s Award of Honor in recognition of her humanitarian efforts and contributions to world peace.
What is karma?”
“Which is more important: harmony or principles?”
“How can we understand ourselves?”
“How can we be understanding toward others?”
“What is true spiritual cultivation?”
Dharma Master Cheng Yen answers these and other questions from people seeking guidance in their spiritual journey.
Infinite TEACHINGS, Infinite MEANINGS is a collection of questions and answers that are organized based on the key concepts in Chapter Two of the Sutra of Infinite Meanings ─ “Expounding the Dharma.” In this book, Dharma Master Cheng Yen wisely answers questions related to a variety of issues people encounter in daily life, such as parent-child relations, education, career, marriage, etc., as well as offers guidance on the Buddhist faith, morality and ethics.
The Master’s compassion and eloquence, which shine through every page of the book, exemplify how Bodhisattvas impart infinite teachings with infinite meanings to suit the different capacities and dispositions of sentient beings as described in Chapter Two of the Sutra of Infinite Meanings. The pure wisdom found in each of the answers she provides not only enlightens readers, but also inspires them to guide others onto the path of awakening.