Dharma Q&A

Translated by the Dharma as Water Team Published #59 | Winter 2020 Issue SHARE Dharma Master Cheng Yen responds to questions from visitors, volunteers, staff, and disciples. Remaining Calm Question: “How can I cultivate Samadhi, the power to stay calm and focused?” Answer: “Make mental concentration a habit. Once your mind does not get distracted, you will be in a state of Samadhi.” Generosity Helps Others and Ourselves Question: “It’s

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A Pure Land on Earth

Lyrics: Wang Si Xi (lyrics based on Master Cheng Yen’s teachings)Music: Lee Shou-Chuan and Li ZihengSinger: Prajna MurdayaTranslation: Dharma as Water Team, Tzu Chi USA Published #59 | Winter 2020 Issue SHARE Sincere faith is our great land,Love and joy our gentle breeze;Dharma is our wholesome rain,Diligence our warming sun Helping seeds of kindness grow,We uproot our ignoranceWalking firmly on the path,We spread love throughout the world Wisdom and compassion

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The Benevolent Deer King

Master Cheng Yen’s TeachingsTranslated by the Dharma as Water Team Published #59 | Winter 2020 Issue SHARE If we truly wish to protect and love living beings, we should not contribute to killing them. Dharma Master Cheng Yen We learn the Buddha Dharma to understand and realize our true nature. In learning the Dharma, we must first train our minds and understand that all virtuous deeds begin with the Five

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Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note By Anik Ghose Published #59 | Winter 2020 Issue SHARE: Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email All of us began 2020 in a particular place; now, we are ending it in a completely different one. Our spring issue of the Tzu Chi USA Journal focused on Tzu Chi’s decade-long relief work in Haiti and the celebratory photo exhibition, “Keeping Hope Alive: 10

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Contemplative Wisdom

Thoughts for meditation, contemplation, and reflection Dharma Master Cheng Yen Founder of the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Published #59 | Winter 2020 Issue SHARE Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email When we live our lives in accord with principles, we will naturally be in harmony with nature. If we wish for peace in the world, humankind must create blessings together and cherish all living

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