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HUMANISTIC BUDDHISM THUS SAID

Venerable Master Hsing Yun (1927- , Fo Guang Shan)
English translation: Zhi Yue

As Humanistic Buddhism is practiced in our everyday lives and thoughts, we can cultivate at any time of day. For instance, we can practice generosity irrespective of the time of year. We can give at any time and at any place.

The act of giving, is limitless, immeasurable, boundless, and endless. When we give joy, confidence, hope, and convenience to those in need, the world is filled with happiness and peace.

── from Renjian Fojiao Yulu (Record of Teachings on Humanistic Buddhism)


A RESPECTFUL MIND TO CULTIVATE PROSPERITY AND WISDOM

English translation: Miao Guang

In Chinese culture, the well-known teachings of the “Three Principles and Five Virtues” are mainly to elucidate what filial piety means:

Filial piety is the most genuine expression of family bond;
Filial piety is a due responsibility of the self to others;
Filial piety is an intimacy between people.

Moreover, filial piety towards brothers is fraternal love; filial piety towards friends is righteousness; filial piety towards all living beings is benevolence. The way to reinstate moral ethics is to begin by advocating the spirit of filial piety.

── from Hsing Yun Fayu (Dharma Words by Venerable Master Hsing Yun)