The Path to Truth presents the principles of the Jing Si Dharma-lineage and the Tzu Chi School of Buddhism in an organized manner so that readers can gain a more comprehensive understanding. The book is divided into three parts.
People are sentient beings with an intrinsic Buddha-nature, but when they are influenced by their environment, inauspicious causes and conditions cause them accumulate complex and negative habitual tendencies, which can cause them to turn away from their Buddha-nature.
This book is a collection of 19 stories told by Dharma Master Cheng Yen which are adapted into vivid illustrations, allowing readers to easily capture the wisdom of Buddhist teachings as they follow the twists and turns of each story. Through the stories, readers will learn about the karmic law of cause and effect, as well as to cultivate right views and correct thinking, and to comprehend the meaning of life.
The Compassionate Samadhi Water Repentance is a well-known text in the Chinese Buddhist tradition. It was written by Tang Dynasty practitioner Master Wu-da after an encounter with the force of karmic retribution that manifested as a human-faced boil on his knee. Having personally experienced the inevitable results of karma, Master Wu-da wrote this text to caution future generations and make clear the necessity of repentance.
This book is a collection of 12 stories told by Dharma Master Cheng Yen which come alive with vivid illustrations, allowing readers to easily capture the wisdom of Buddhist teachings as they follow the twists and turns of each story. Through the stories, readers will learn about the karmic law of cause and effect, as well as to cultivate right views and correct thinking, and to comprehend the meaning of life.
Master Cheng Yen translates the essence of the Buddha’s teachings into simple and easy- to- understand language to exemplify life lessons. Her exquisite words and caring thoughts inspire wisdom and provide direction amidst delusional thinking.
Jing Si Aphorisms, Volume One (then called Still Thoughts) was first published in 1996. The Jing Si series volumes succinctly and directly penetrate the heart of the Dharma to offer guidance for life in these modern times. Each short saying carries deep wisdom that leads readers to reflect and engage the Buddha’s teachings in their daily lives. The second part collects the common doubts and worries the general public holds; Dharma Master Cheng Yen answers these life questions with Dharma’s wisdom.
What comes to your mind when you see the phrase, “from austerity to prosperity,” for the first time? Poverty? Hardship? How can prosperity be achieved through austerity? In our modern society, people seek fame and fortune and strive to satisfy their every need. So why are we advocating austerity? What is the purpose of introducing this concept now, and who is the intended target?
The state of the earth’s ecology is truly very worrisome. If we wish to mitigate this ecological crisis, we must first purify our minds. We must all unite and work together to help those who suffer. We must seize the opportunity to make good use of time and space, and inspire others to do good.