Master Sheng-Yen on the Six Paramitas

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Master Sheng-Yen on the Six Paramitas

Post by Dharma Flower » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:44 am

This is Master Sheng-Yen's commentary on the Six Paramitas:
http://chancenter.org/cmc/wp-content/up ... amitas.pdf

Master Sheng-Yen was greatly responsible for the modern revival of Chinese Buddhism.
Master Sheng Yen is a living gem of the contemporary Buddhist world. He is credited internationally, for sparking a revival of Chinese Buddhism. Since becoming a monk at age 13, Master Sheng Yen always felt that “the Buddhadharma is so wonderful, it’s a pity so few people know of it and so many misunderstand it”. Hence he vowed to study the Dharma diligently so that he could help more people benefit from it.
http://www.ddm.org.au/chan-master-sheng-yen/

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Post by Dharma Flower » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:44 am

Are there other commentaries available online on the Six Paramitas I should also read? I appreciate your help. :thanks:

Here is another one I found:
http://www.bodhicitta.net/Six%20Perfections.htm

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Re: Master Sheng-Yen on the Six Paramitas

Post by Ayu » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:02 am

Dharma Flower wrote:This is Master Sheng-Yen's commentary on the Six Paramitas:
http://chancenter.org/cmc/wp-content/up ... amitas.pdf

Master Sheng-Yen was greatly responsible for the modern revival of Chinese Buddhism.
Master Sheng Yen is a living gem of the contemporary Buddhist world. He is credited internationally, for sparking a revival of Chinese Buddhism. Since becoming a monk at age 13, Master Sheng Yen always felt that “the Buddhadharma is so wonderful, it’s a pity so few people know of it and so many misunderstand it”. Hence he vowed to study the Dharma diligently so that he could help more people benefit from it.
http://www.ddm.org.au/chan-master-sheng-yen/
:thinking: Isn't he the head of a cult? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lu_Sheng- ... troversies
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Re: Master Sheng-Yen on the Six Paramitas

Post by Dharma Flower » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:08 am

Ayu wrote:
Dharma Flower wrote:This is Master Sheng-Yen's commentary on the Six Paramitas:
http://chancenter.org/cmc/wp-content/up ... amitas.pdf

Master Sheng-Yen was greatly responsible for the modern revival of Chinese Buddhism.
Master Sheng Yen is a living gem of the contemporary Buddhist world. He is credited internationally, for sparking a revival of Chinese Buddhism. Since becoming a monk at age 13, Master Sheng Yen always felt that “the Buddhadharma is so wonderful, it’s a pity so few people know of it and so many misunderstand it”. Hence he vowed to study the Dharma diligently so that he could help more people benefit from it.
http://www.ddm.org.au/chan-master-sheng-yen/
:thinking: Isn't he the head of a cult? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lu_Sheng- ... troversies
No, two very different people with similar names. Dharma Drum Mountain has nothing to do with the "True Buddha School":
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dharma_Drum_Mountain

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Re: Master Sheng-Yen on the Six Paramitas

Post by seeker242 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:40 pm

Ayu wrote:
:thinking: Isn't he the head of a cult? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lu_Sheng- ... troversies
No, as the wiki article states:

Lu Sheng-yen
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Not to be confused with Dharma Drum Mountain's Sheng-yen.

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Re: Master Sheng-Yen on the Six Paramitas

Post by Dharma Flower » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:10 am

Dharma Flower wrote:Are there other commentaries available online on the Six Paramitas I should also read? I appreciate your help. :thanks:
I appreciate any recommendations that you might have. Thank you.

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Re: Master Sheng-Yen on the Six Paramitas

Post by tomschwarz » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:59 pm

Dharma Flower wrote:
Dharma Flower wrote:Are there other commentaries available online on the Six Paramitas I should also read? I appreciate your help. :thanks:
I appreciate any recommendations that you might have. Thank you.
I wish i had a written reference for you... ...but from his holiness the Dalai Lama, the practice of Buddhism has three areas ethics, meditation and wisdom.

These three practice areas map to the six perfections. The first four perfections cover Buddhist ethics: discipline generosity patience and moral strength. The remaining two perfections are meditation and wisdom.

Good luck to you dear flower in your practice of the three areas of Buddhism. They will do you right!!!!
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