Master's Teachings

Taking Hold of the Present Moment

Do not pursue the past. Do not lose yourself in the future.
The past no longer is. The future has not yet come.
Looking deeply at life as it is in the very here and now,
the practitioner dwells in stability and freedom.

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Master's Teachings

What We Can Repent For

In Buddhism, we say that the essence of the Buddha, living beings, and true mind are in fact of the same substance. We have the same capacity for enlightened understanding and insight as the Buddha; but with the arising of an unwholesome thought, we have tainted our mind. Our work now is to return to this pure, untainted true mind of enlightened wisdom.​

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30th Anniversary

This month, Tzu Chi USA is bringing you stories that showcase the impact of compassion in action since we began in 1989.

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Master's Teachings

The Practice of Repentance

If there are good men and good women who do not wish to be reborn as hell-dwellers, animals, or hungry ghosts, they should repent of their sins and should not conceal them. After they have accepted the precepts, they should not do evil again.

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