Dharma Master Cheng Yen responds to questions and comments from visitors, volunteers, staff, and disciples.
WISDOM LIFE LASTS FOREVER
Question: “Master, what is your view on life?”
Answer: “Human life is insignificant, but there is one thing that can be heavier than Mt. Tai, and that thing is our wisdom life. Our wisdom life can continue on incessantly, allowing people who come after us to follow our footsteps as they move forward.”
FORM GOOD AFFINITIES
Question: “How can we live a meaningful life?”
Answer: “When we are physically well, we must create more blessings. When our conditions allow, we must form more good affinities, and never waste our time.”
RECOGNIZE THE VALUE OF LIFE
Question: “How can we inspire the mindset of saving others?”
Answer: “We must first awaken to the meaning of life and understand what is most valuable. After thinking about this, I have come to believe that there is nothing more valuable than life itself. If we can fully recognize the value of life, we will naturally respect life. With the sentiment of respecting life, we will be awakened sentient beings, and we will be able to love and protect all lives equally and universally.”
Excerpts from Illuminations: Words of Insight from Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Volume 1 compiled by the Jing Si Sangha Editorial Team (Jing Si Publications, 2022).