The Art Gallery at Hsi Lai Temple will showcase Venerable Master’s recent calligraphic works during the 2016 Master Hsing Yun’s One-Stroke Calligraphy Exhibition.
The key exhibition this year is a 20 piece set of Venerable Master’s “Twenty Foremost Teachings in Life.” This set is part of the temples private collection where Venerable Master encourages devotees to develop their spirit of the humanistic bodhisattva and benefit of oneself and others. Additionally, the calligraphy includes verses of the Chan school, mottos of BLIA, and poems from Roots of Wisdom, totaling more than 60 pieces. Another very special piece is an enlarged copy of the Heart Sutra transcribed by Venerable Master and printed onto cloth which allows guests to draw near and experience the focus and intention of our Master.
A sea of guests arrived the morning of August 13 for the opening ceremony including Overseas Community Affairs Council Ong Guitang and Zhuang Bozhi, wife of LA County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, Mrs. Hu Huiling, and BLIA Chapter President Jerry Chen.
Ven. Abbot Hui Dong noted the origin of Venerable Master’s One-Stroke Calligraphy aside from thanking everyone for coming. He also mentioned the first of the Twenty Foremost Teachings in Life, “The foremost enemy in life is oneself,” which reminds us that we should constantly examine ourselves and reflect upon ourselves in order to improve on a daily basis. Mr. Ong also expressed that when he saw “The foremost courage in life is to admit mistakes,” he realized that most ordinary people, as they become older and older, become increasingly unwilling to let go of their pride. The One-Stroke of Venerable Master Hsing Yun is not only calligraphy but is also a lifetime of wisdom of Venerable Master. Seeing his words, comprehending his heart, can wisdom be increased.