Life of Pluses and Minuses
In the essays in this book, the Master demonstrates with warmth and wisdom how to put the Buddha's teachings into practice in order to be a positive and productive force in the world. He addresses modern challenges such as the difficult jo . Market, work-induced stress, environmental protection, and health. In each instance, we are encouraged to approach our experiences with a mind to foster compassion and find joy.
Master Hsing Yun writes about the potential of "one seed," and how hardship and sickness can be vehicles for a better life: "Without suffering," he quotes, "one cannot attain Buddhahood." These simple essays contain fascinating illustrations and tidbits of historical fact. Information on pioneering Chinese monastics like Xuanzhang and Fahsien; glimpses of the life of the Buddha; lessons learned from the history of China; references to the fabled Shaolin Monastery-the Master weaves together modern life and ancient wisdom into a fabric of challenge and encouragement.