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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.