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A Horse Teaches Remorse and Compassion

A Horse Teaches Remorse and CompassionThere was once an Arab merchant, Mr A, who owned a horse that was very strong. She could run thousands of miles in one day and was the best method of transport at that time. She was much cherished and protected by his owner.Full story

[ Master's Teachings ]
With a heart heavy with grief and worry, Dharma Master Cheng Yen talks to Tzu Chi volunteers about the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunamis that devastated Japan on March 11: Full story

The Power of Joy and Happiness

The Power of Joy and HappinessTime truly passes quickly – it is already the end of the year. During the final month of the year, everyone is busy preparing for the New Year. We should take this as a reminder; it is not only during the year's end, but every moment of every day, that we wish to be mindful and bring forth the power of love, which enriches and brings meaning to our life.Full story

The Compassionate Deer King

The Compassionate Deer KingOnce upon a time, there was an emperor who loved to eat venison, so he often went hunting with his chancellor. The animals in the jungle all lived in fear everyday, especially the deer population as it experienced the most severe injuries and deaths compared to other animals.Full story

A Sense of Direction for the New Year

A Sense of Direction for the New Year [ Master's Teachings ]
At the beginning of a new year, everyone is looking forward in time and considering the future. Knowing this, Dharma Master Cheng Yen took care to give her disciples a sense of direction. Below are excerpts of her key messages: Full story

Youth, Health and Poverty

Youth, Health and PovertyWith youth, we have more time to fulfill our wishes; with health, we have vital energy to utilize our wisdom in life; with poverty, we are more driven to succeed.

As time passes by and we reflect on our life, we see that humans live in space and diminish with time. Everyone's lives and accomplishments are completed with space and time. So all of us must cherish time and use it wisely to accomplish ... Full story

Seizing the Present Moment

Seizing the Present Moment [ Master's Teachings ] Time is something that I talk about frequently, especially in terms of how it just keeps on passing by, non-stop. The Buddha spoke about time in three periods: the past, the present, and the future. Full story

Guarding Our Heart and Mind

Guarding Our Heart and Mind [ Master's Teachings ]
In our daily life, we need to guard our heart and mind. Why? Because our thoughts are like wild beasts, whenever we're not careful, unwholesome thoughts will appear in our mind, creating perils for us. The unwholesome thoughts of greed, anger, and ignorance are like a torrent of impurities rushing into our heart and mind. So, in our cultivation, what we need to do is be very pr... Full story
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