In today’s Buddhist sphere, numerous claims have been made on what the Buddha has taught. However, were they truly spoken by the Buddha? The Buddha-Dharma: Pure and Simple series is an exploration of over 300 topics, where Venerable Master Hsing Yun clarifies the Buddha’s teachings in a way that is accessible and relevant to modern readers. Erroneous Buddhist views should be corrected, the true meaning of the Dharma must be preserved in order to hold true to the original intents of the Buddha.
This third installment starts with the question “Who am I?” Venerable Master explains what it means to be a true Buddhist practitioner by describing the roles and responsibilities of a Buddhist in upholding and passing down the legacy of the Buddha.
About Venerable Master Hsing Yun
1. Who Am I?
2. Buddha, Where are You?
4. Taking Refuge
5. Stages of Aspiration
6. Understanding Generosity
7. Filial Piety
8. Repayment of Kindness
9. Never Disparage
10. Song of the Ten Practices and Cultivations
11. Solving Our Own Problems
12. Be Your Own Mentor
13. Think Outside the Box
14. A Step Back is a Step Forward
15. Where There is the Dharma, There is a Way
16. Befriending Illness
18. Eminent Masters are Born from Austerities
19. Stick and Shout
20. A Monastic’s Possessions
21. Having by Not Wanting
22. Monastics Are Without Families
23. Age of Renunciation
24. Renunciation in Youth or Adulthood
25. Chan Associates
26. Aligning the Eyes, Nose, and Chest
27. Sacrificing Body and Flesh to Feed Eagles and Tigers
29. Seven Admonishments
30. I Am Among the Multitude
31. Keeping People in Mind
32. Give Others Causes and Conditions
33. Being Used by Others Shows One’s True Worth
34. Not Going Against the Will of Others
35. Eliminating Calamity and Hindrances
36. Dharma is Our Home
37. Every Day is a Good Day
38. Shine Your Light
41. Pick Up and Let Go with Perfect Ease
42. Indestructible Diamond
43. What is the Value of Life?
44. Infinite Life
45. We Need Three Homes
46. Never Forget One’s Initial Aspirations
47. Practice the Buddha’s Way
49. Great Nirvana
50. I Am a Buddha
Venerable Master Hsing Yun
Venerable Master Hsing Yun is the founder of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order. A Buddhist monk for over eighty years, he has dedicated his entire life to propagating the teachings of Humanistic Buddhism throughout the world.