The “Heart of a Buddha” contains teachings by the Buddha, Venerable Master Chin Kung, and Venerable Wuling.
First, cultivate peace in the garden of our heart by removing weeds of selfishness and jealousy, greed and anger,pride and ego.
Then all will benefit from your peace and harmony.
We already have perfect compassion, perfect wisdom, and perfect joy.
To allow them to arise from deep within,we only need to settle our minds.
We wish to express our deepest appreciation to Master Chin Kung for providing the inspiration and conditions for writing and preparing this book.
Also to Venerable Thanissaro Bhikkhu for his beautiful translation of the Dhammapada.
Gudelines for Being a Good Person (Di Zi Gui) was written by ancient Chinese sages. It teaches us the guidelines for being a good human being.
First, it teaches us to respect and love our parents, and to be kind to our siblings. Second, it teaches us how to interact with people and engage in daily tasks. It also teaches us to be a trustworthy person. Furthermore, it teaches us to love all beings and to be close to kind, virtuous people.
It's necessary for us to have correct understanding before practicing Buddhism; otherwise all spent in cultivation would be futile, as the most superior result would not be obtained. Dharma Talks by Venerable Wuling.
hough still in its formative years in the West, Pure Land Buddhism is widely practiced in Asia and its roots extend all the way to ancient India. While almost all of the teachings by Sakyamuni Buddha were the result of his being asked a question, Sakyamuni initiated the teaching that introduced Amitabha Buddha and the Western Pure Land.
For countless people, Pure Land practice is eminently suitable. It is relatively easy to practice in almost any environment: alone, with other practitioners, or amid everyday life. Also, there are no difficult entry-level criteria. Even if one’s abilities and knowledge are modest, with belief, vows, and practice, we will be reborn in the Pure Land.
Belief means that we believe in the Buddhas and their teachings, and in causality. We need to believe in ourselves and that we have the same true nature as the Buddha. We need to believe that through our practice—living a moral life and being mindful of Amitabha Buddha—we will be born into the Western Pure Land and become a Buddha in one lifetime.
LUNDEERIA--THE TALE OF A JOURNEY TO ANOTHER LAND COURAGE AND COMPASSION
Lundeeria: The Tale of a Journey to Another Land, Courage, and Compassion
In this tale of discovery and courage, two Earth children awaken to find themselves not at home in their beds but on a rock in the center of an immense crater on a world called Lundeeria! Everywhere the amazed and frightened children look, they see animals staring back at them, also in amazement. But that's just the beginning for Justin and Emma. As they watch, the animals begin to speak. And what they say seems incredible. While Earth and Lundeeria seem to be very similar, there are two big differences: there are no humans on Lundeeria and all the animals get along peacefully. As Justin and Emma are about to learn, on Lundeeria no animal eats another.
by Shi Wuling (Author), Ann Marie Napoli (Illustrator)
Twenty-five hundred years ago, when the Buddha was teaching what he had awoken to, his world was similar in many ways to our world today. There were great centers of culture, and there were lands of stagnation. There were rulers with great power who thirsted for even more, and there were oppressed people who only wanted to live in peace. There were men who said that they alone held the key to spiritual secrets, and there were those who searched for differ¬ent answers. There were people who had great wealth, and there were those who had nothing. There were people who said we must change, and there were those who denied there was anything wrong. Perhaps that distant land and time is not that distant after all. Greed, anger, ignorance, and delusion are still very much with us. But they do not have to remain with us for each of us has the ability to transform them into selflessness, compassion, and understanding. (From the back cover)