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The Gates of Chan Buddhism - Venerable Jing Hui

The Gates of Chan Buddhism - Venerable Jing Hui

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Published by Low Beng Kiat
Venerable Jing Hui is a Chan Master and a vice–president of the Buddhist Association of China.
Venerable Jing Hui is a Chan Master and a vice–president of the Buddhist Association of China.

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Published by: Low Beng Kiat on Aug 30, 2013
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by Venerable Jing Hui
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ByVenerable Jing Hui Note: this e-book is authorized by Venerable Jing Hui for  buddhanet.net.(Venerable Jing Hui is a Chan Master and a vice–president of the Buddhist Association of China.)® Jing Hui, 2004
 
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To begin, I would like to express my deep gratitude to theAbbot and executive directors of the Yufo (Jade Buddha)temple, the Sangha and the laity, for inviting me to this grand occasion in commemoration of the late Abbot Zhen Chan(1916 - 1995), who passed away five years ago. I feelhonored to be given this opportunity to have an exchange of views on the Dharma. What I address here though, I suppose,is far from being a discourse on sutra, neither is it a formalcommentary.During the time of the later Qing Dynasty (1840 - 1911),the Republic (1911 - 1949), and the founding of New Chinain 1949 – and up until the present day, Shanghai was and stillis a Buddhist center, a stronghold where Buddhism came and continues to come into full play. It is here in Shanghai thatvarious venerable masters and elders proclaim the Dharma;many young masters are progressing daily; and what is more,such people as household followers and Buddhist scholarswho study the Buddha’s teachings and try to impart theDharma to others, are by no means rare. I really feel quiteuneasy about coming here to talk, because there are so manywell-established masters and talented scholars in Shanghai.Fortunately, with the presence of several elders and,dedicated household followers here today at the temple, there

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