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Dharma lamp in constant illumination
Chan practice connects intellectual comprehension of BuddhaDharma to perosnal realization, from doctrinal theories to actual application...
This year, 2024, marks the 15th anniversary of late founder of Dhamra Drum Mountain, Master Sheng Yen's passing.
In this precious commemorative moment, Ven. Chi Chern and Gilber Gutierrez, Dharma Heirs of Master Sheng Yen, shared their gratitude and how they carry-on and pass-on his teaching.
Common Endeavor of Buddhists
Have faith in the Buddha, follow the Dharma, respect the Sangha;
The Three Jewels are a bright lamp shining throughout eternity.
Uplift the character of humanity
And build a pure land on Earth
Being grateful, repaying kindness: this is first;
Benefit others and you benefit yourself.
Foremost is to exert your wholehearted effort
Without measuring more or less.
Kindness and compassion have no enemies,
And wisdom engenders no vexations.
The busy make the most of time;
The diligent enjoy the best of health.
In broadly sowing the fields of merit,
Why fear any hardship or rebuke?
Those who give selflessly are blessed;
Those who do good deeds are happy.
In every moment feel the joy of the Dharma,
And abide in the bliss of meditation.
Recite “Guanyin Bodhisattva” everywhere
And chant “Amitabha Buddha” without end.
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