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5/21: GREAT PERSON OF STRENGTH

Translated into Chinese by Prajnaruci (Years unknown, Northern Wei Dynasty)
English Translation: Fo Guang Shan International Translation Center

Patience is a virtue that surpasses the precepts and practicing asceticism.

Those who are capable of patience can be called strong and superior.

── from Fo Yi Jiao Jing
(Sutra of the Teachings Bequeathed by the Buddha)

POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE KARMA FOLLOW

English translation: Miao Guang

Harmful yet bearable
The blade of fire, and poison of hatred;
Shall one commit unwholesome karma,
The suffering will surpass the aforementioned.
Families and relatives separate,
Except for karma, which will never forsake.
In the future lives, be they good or bad,
Karma shall follow at all times.
Wherever the flowers may be,
Their scents will follow always;
Once karma is committed,
Whether wholesome or unwholesome,
Will also follow.
Birds abide on forest trees,
Departing at dawn, gathering at dusk;
The same goes for sentient beings
Who shall later, meet again.

── from Saddharma Smrty Upasthana Sutra
(Sutra on the Right Mindfulness on the Dharma)

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Recorded by Leann Moore         0:13

A gentle voice is more touching
     than a splendid song;
a cynical tone is a sharp arrow
     that hurts others as well as self.

Dharma Instruments

Venerable Master Hsing Yun grants voices to the objects of daily monastic life to tell their stories in this collection of first-person narratives.

Sutras Chanting

The Medicine Buddha SutraMedicine Buddha, the Buddha of healing in Chinese Buddhism, is believed to cure all suffering (both physical and mental) of sentient beings. The Medicine Buddha Sutra is commonly chanted and recited in Buddhist monasteries, and the Medicine Buddha’s twelve great vows are widely praised.

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