By Dharma Master T’ai-Hsu: The Practice of Bodhisattva Dharma | The Five Precepts And The Ten Virtues

Bồ Tát | Nguồn ảnh: Chùa Việt   The Five Precepts, along with the Three Refuges, are the first step in the practice of Buddhadharma for both laymen and the Sangha. The Five Precepts are the fundamental discipline in Buddhist training and the necessary moral practice for humankind. Therefore, The Bodhisattva Garland of Precious Gems…

By Dharma Master T’ai-Hsu: The Practice of Bodhisattva Dharma | To Destroy Illusion, Establish The Right Faith With Respect For The Right Tao And Dispel Heterodox Views

This is the actual proof of the efficaciousness of right faith. For if one has solid confidence in the Buddhadharma based on wisdom derived from practice, then all doctrinal disputations or the pitting of one religious or philosophical view against another leaves one’s faith unmoved. Moreover, the use of mature wisdom can destroy all absurd…

By Dharma Master T’ai-Hsu: The Practice of Bodhisattva Dharma | Practicing Goodness And Generosity, Increasing Bliss And Dispelling Calamities

Faith or confidence in the Three Precious Ones is extremely wholesome because synonymous with this confidence is the desire to practice loving-kindness and perform acts of goodness. According to the Buddha’s Teaching, to respect, to make offerings towards, and to contribute to the happiness and welfare of all sentient beings are the primary field in…

By Dharma Master T’ai-Hsu: The Practice of Bodhisattva Dharma | Accepting The Three Refuges To Link Up With The Triple Jewel

In his acceptance of the Three Refuges, the essential point to be stressed is that the aspirant should develop a very fervent desire to behold the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. While maintaining a spirit of self-sacrifice in relationship to the Bodhisattva Dharma, extended to body, mind and even life, one should forge a vow in…

By Dharma Master T’ai-Hsu: The Practice of Bodhisattva Dharma | Acknowledgments | The Practice Of Bodhisattva Dharma

Translated by Dharma Master Lok To | Edited by Dr. Frank G. French May all the merit and grace gained from adorning Buddha’s Pure Land, from loving our parents, from serving our country and from respecting all sentient beings be transformed and transferred for the benefit and salvation of all suffering sentient beings on the…