Dharma Master Cheng Yen announces three general resolutions every year: May all minds be purified, may there be peace in the community, and may there be no disasters in this world. Right before the ground-breaking ceremony of Hualien Tzu Chi General Hospital in January of 1983, Master Cheng Yen delivered three more resolutions for herself: I will not pray for health, I only hope to have a spirit filled with wisdom and acuity. I will not seek to have everything to go as I want, I only wish for perseverance and courage. I will not look for fewer responsibilities, I will only ask for greater strength. Master Chen Yen has said that she has never asked for anything in her life. If she talks about ...read more..
There is an old saying, “All things, good or evil, are created by one’s mind.” All acts of mankind are determined by their mind and hearts. ...read more..
Dharma Master Cheng Yen made three vows in the early years when she first became a Buddhist nun. The first was not to accept offering; the second w...read more..
“Be well-rounded in character;” “Be well-rounded when dealing with things;” and “Be well-rounded in principles” are prerequisites t...read more..
Forty years after Tzu Chi was established, Dharma Master Cheng Yen officially announced the formation of Tzu Chi’s dharma path. All disciples...read more..