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Practice extensive giving
 
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The cultivation of bodhisattva path starts with giving. With a mind to give constantly, one’s greed, aversion, and hatred will thus diminish. This is to cultivate a mind of compassion and wisdom, and to practice the bodhisattva path.(37min.)
 
 
 
A mind of patience and persistence
 
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The effect of Chan practice may not be obvious sometimes. Nevertheless, one must develop perseverance and generate an enduring aspiration, then one will benefit eventually.(13min.)
 
 
 
Spiritual practice requires patience and persistence
 
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Some people make efforts at their practice little by little like dripping water that will eventually penetrate a stone, while some others advance like exploding rocks. Regardless of which way to adopt, most importantly is to be patient and persistent.(11min.)
 
 
 
The Bodhi-mind
 
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To be able to become an enlightened person, one must first generate the Bodhi-mind. But, how should we develop, and grow our Bodhi-mind?(9min.)
 
 
 
The true purpose of spiritual practice
 
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Spiritual practice requires one’s time and bodily and mental efforts. Why do we need spiritual practice? Why am I practicing? Hear what Master Sheng Yen has to say about the true purpose of spiritual practice.(15min.)
 
 
 
Chan and Life
 
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Everyone yearns for smooth living with no vexations. However, the peaceful and happy environment is not outside the mind, but within our minds.(91min.)
 
 
 
The Dignity of Life and Death
 
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Life and death is like two sides of the same coin. The dignity of life is experienced and illustrated through how we live our life. When life comes to an end, it also discloses the dignity of death.(124min.)
 
 
 
Care for Oneself, Care for Others
 
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Is it selfish to take care of oneself? Taking care of oneself is actually for the purpose of caring for others. Only when one understands oneself can one properly care for others.(94min.)
 
 
 
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