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What caused you to be born? -Emperor Liang's Jeweled Repentance and cultivation2014-10-09

One reason we are familiar with Emperor Liang’s Repentance is because of Lady Chi, empress of Emperor Wu of Liang. Reborn a python, she asked the emperor to perform prayer services for her. This is the cause of the origination of repentance ceremony that is known to many people.

Spoken by Dharma Master Heng Yi

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The True Meaning of Being Thankful2014-01-16

It will be Thanksgiving in a couple of days. Emperor Liang’s Repentance at Gold Sage Monastery is always held during Thanksgiving break. Therefore, I think that we should all learn to be thankful.
Actually, Buddhism also talks about being thankful. In Chinese, the word for being thankful is made of the two characters “gan” and “en.” “Gan” means to be moved or touched. Our minds are always moved by different things, which cause us to do either good or bad deeds. As a result, we reap what we sow. However, in our case we should be thankful for the kindness that other people have shown us.

Spoken by Dharma Master Heng Nian

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Blessings Comes from Cultivation2013-12-04

Long time ago, there was a person, who was named Evil by his father. Wherever he was, people made fun of his name Evil. “Evil,” he came to think, “means something not good.” It troubled him that people call him Evil all day long.

Spoken by Dharma Master Heng Rung

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Liberating those who are hanging upside-down2013-10-24

I believe that many people already know how Ullambana Day came about. In order to help is mother leave the suffering of the hells, the Venerable Mahamaudgalyayana asked the Buddha to think of a method that would enable his mother to leave suffering and attain bliss.

Spoken by Dharma Master Heng Yun

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With the banner of precepts rising up high, the proper Dharma dwells forever2013-10-24

Today, seeing twelve Bhikkhus and sixteen Bhikkhunis took the complete precepts, I was touched, not only because I saw so many new preceptees, especially the twelve new Bhikkhus, which is the most number even since I left the home-life.

Spoken by Dharma Master Heng Yun

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