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Leading a Meaningful Life

Leading a Meaningful LifeIn a lifetime, how many years are actually there for one to render service to humankind?

Oftentimes, people become listless and waste their lives away in a deluded life. They are no more awake than a sleeping person having a confused dream. While adequate sleep indeed helps us to replenish our physical strength after a hard day and to reestablish the balance of body and mind; however, that is its p... Full story

Around the World, From Rich and Poor, an Outpouring of Love

Around the World, From Rich and Poor, an Outpouring of LoveOne often hears the claim that "Man, by his efforts, can conquer Nature." Is that really true?

In the few years since we stepped into the 21st century, there have already been many significant calamities. Natural calamities and man-made misfortunes destroy the Earth like a giant blowing out a candle. A light breath can darken the world. Many beautiful lives have been blown out or disturbed, and man... Full story

The World is Impermanent

The World is  ImpermanentAll our lives rely on the land. The Buddha said, "The world is impermanent, the land is fragile." This truth was recently proved during the attacks of two typhoons.

Herb Was Heartless, But There is Love in Taiwan
Typhoon Gloria just passed through Taiwan at the end of July. Supertyphoon Herb (1996) followed with full fury. Herb landed at Suao, Ilan County, sweeping the northeastern corner of Taiwan ... Full story

Be a Drop of Life-Nourishing Water

Be a Drop of Life-Nourishing Water [Master's Teaching]
Seconds and minutes tick away; days and years quickly vanish into the past. On October 16, we commemorated the 20th anniversary of our mission of education and the 15th anniversary of our medical school. A look back reveals the truly arduous trail we’ve blazed. The road to building Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital (now the Hualien Tzu Chi Medical Center ) was fraught with obstacles; start... Full story

Eternal Life With Goodness and Beauty

Eternal Life With Goodness and BeautyWhile alive, make the best of every second to fulfill your filial duties, do good deeds, and contribute to the welfare of mankind. When you have passed on, let your body be put to good use by donating it for medical education. Then you will live life to the fullest.

In mid-September, Typhoon Sinlaku wreaked dreadful havoc in central Taiwan. Take Nantou County for example. In Lushan, a hot spring re... Full story

Cherishing the Opportunity to Learn the Dharma

Cherishing the Opportunity to Learn the Dharma[ Master's Teachings ]
We're very blessed for being able to learn Buddhism. Nevertheless, because we often do not realize this we don't really cherish having the opportunity to learn the Buddha's teachings.Full story

Meeting with a TV News Anchor and Producer

Meeting with a TV News Anchor and Producer Mr. Bai Yansong, an anchorman for China Central Television (CCTV), and producer Liu Aimin, came to visit Dharma Master Cheng Yen to learn more about Tzu Chi. They were both impressed after hearing that many middle school and college students were spending their summer vacations volunteering at Tzu Chi General Hospitals.

"Children nowadays are well protected by the love and care of their parents. Th... Full story

When East Meets West

When East Meets West To most Western people, "Tzu" and "Chi" are just two transliterated Chinese words; but to Sister Angela M. Doyle, "Tzu Chi" is a bridge of Great Love that transcends all races and religions.

Despite the onslaught of Typhoon Nari on September 16, 2001, which flooded northern Taiwan and inflicted severe damage to the whole island, Sister Angela Mary Doyle, rsm, former superintendent of the Brisbane M... Full story
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