Truth is Selfless

Master Jingzong; English translation by Foyi, edited by Jingxing True beauty belongs to everyone. Nobody has the right to make it his or her own private possession. The sun shines on everyone, the air is for all to breathe, and the roads are open for both you and me. Consider the early riser who sees the […]

Amitabha Buddha’s Twelve Kinds of Light: A Brief Explication (General Exposition)

Dharma Master Huijing; translated by Sam Suen, edited by Householder Fojin —Part 8— 8. Hope for All Sentient Beings The Buddha of Infinite Light relates to time while the Buddha of Boundless Light relates to space. Both surpass time and pace, and cannot be impeded. As elaboration normally follows a chronological order, let us start […]

Be a Bystander

Master Jingzong; English translation by Foyuan, edited by Jingxing A proverb says, “[In a chess game], bystanders see the game better than the players.” The famous poet Su Shi also had this to say, “One cannot see the true shape of Mount Lu because one is in the mountain.” The [chess] player cannot see clearly […]

Don’t be Deceived by “Efficiency”

Master Jingzong; English translation by Foying, edited by Jingxin In this day and age, individuals and (especially) corporations obsessively emphasize the need for efficiency. Some would even say that efficiency equals life itself; as though without it one is condemned to mediocrity, failure and even premature death. True efficiency is harmoniously following the ebb and flow […]

Vanity and Substance

Master Jingzong; English translation by Foying, edited by Jingxin Everything we do is basically done for one of two purposes–to massage our ego or to accomplish something of substance. The former is mere vanity while the latter has real benefits. We must not pursue both purposes entirely for ourselves, leaving others empty-handed. If substance is what we […]