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With Wisdom, There Is No Discrimination

Master Cheng Yen’s Teachings Translated by the Dharma as Water Team Published #64 | Winter 2021 Issue SHARE:  Long time ago in Japan, a wise elder of high social status sought to help his nephew gain better skills as a leader. He felt that his nephew should form deep connections with his people and understand their situations. Thus, the elder dressed up as a farmer wearing straw shoes and brought

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The Buddha and the Herd of Cows

Master Cheng Yen’s Teachings Translated by the Dharma as Water Team Published #65 | Summer 2022 Issue SHARE:  A simple heart purifies life; a complicated mind corrupts it. Dharma Master Cheng Yen When we live in luxury and pleasure, our minds are easily deceived. This is because the more we seek, the more difficult it is to see the truth clearly, and the more afflicted we become. The Buddha lived

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A Miser’s Epiphany

Master Cheng Yen’s Teachings Translated by the Dharma as Water Team Published #63 | Winter 2021 Issue SHARE:  Happiness in life is not found in money, power, fame, or status but in the love and care among people. Dharma Master Cheng Yen During the Buddha’s time, there was a miser who was so obsessed with money that he was always suspicious of those around him. He worried that his wife

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The Japanese Samurai Who Dug a Tunnel

Master Cheng Yen’s Teachings Translated by the Dharma as Water Team Published #62 | Fall 2021 Issue SHARE:  Every day is a new beginning, every moment a time for self-vigilance. Dharma Master Cheng Yen In ancient Japan, there once was a handsome and strong samurai. He was given an important position by a general. Due to the nature of his work, the samurai fell in love with the general’s wife.

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The Kulapati’s Wish

DHARMA STORIES Translated by the Dharma as Water Team Published #60 | Spring 2021 Issue SHARE Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email As spiritual practitioners, we must treat everyone impartially, so that we can feel happy no matter who we meet. When we look at people with the heart of a buddha, everyone is a buddha. Dharma Master Cheng Yen I often say, “Faith

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The Four-Year-Old Elder

The Four-Year-Old Elder Master Cheng Yen’s Teachings Translated by the Dharma as Water Team Published #61 | Summer 2021 Issue SHARE: Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email If we awaken our true nature and sense of mission, then in everything we do, we will feel at ease and will have no grievances. Dharma Master Cheng Yen In life, we should strive to be able

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