租期14天 今日租書可閱讀至2021-12-16

Dharma Master Cheng Yen once said, “Time is the most precious thing in life. Every day, month, or year spent in peace is a thing of joy. At the new year, many people express that they have made it through another year, as if the new year is a key threshold in life. People place importance on this time, but in fact, we should be mindful of our lives every second. This is because life is impermanent. In the span of a second, life can end. This is why we say, ‘In every second, every hour, and every day, we should be mindful and present and strive to live a good life.’”
A Steady Heart and Steady Practice: Stories for Living a Good Life is a book of one hundred stories about the nature of the mind as told by Master Cheng Yen. Some of the stories in this book are from the Buddha’s time, while others describe instances from the lives of Tzu Chi volunteers. These stories are intended to help us learn to develop a “steady heart” that does not allow time to pass in vain, as well as a “steady practice” of the Bodhisattva Path. With these tools, we can lead a pure, “good life.”

Dharma Master Cheng Yen was born in 1937 in a small town in Taichung County, Taiwan. When she was twenty-three years old, she left home to become a Buddhist nun, and was instructed by her mentor, Venerable Master Yin Shun, to work “for Buddha’s teachings, for sentient beings.” In 1966, she founded a charity, which later turned into the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, to “help the poor and educate the rich”—to give material aid to the needy and inspire love and humanity in both givers and recipients.
In recent years, Master Cheng Yen’s contributions have been increasingly recognized by the global community. In 2011, she was recognized with the Roosevelt Institute’s FDR Distinguished Public Service Award and was named to the 2011 TIME 100 list of the world’s most influential people. In 2014, she was presented with Rotary International’s Award of Honor in recognition of her humanitarian efforts and contributions to world peace.
證嚴上人於一九三七年,出生於臺灣臺中清水。上人服膺上印下順導師「為佛教、為眾生」之慈示奉持不懈。一九六六年創辦佛教克難慈濟功德會,自此展開「濟貧教富」的工作。慈濟世界在法師慈悲呵護下,數十年來,一步一步地堅實茁壯;發展為慈善、醫療、教育、人文四大志業,以及國際賑災、環境保護、社區志工、骨髓捐贈八大腳印,透過親手拔除眾生的苦痛,以善與大愛膚慰人間。近年來,證嚴上人的貢獻獲得國際間一致推崇;於2011年獲美國羅斯福基金會頒贈「傑出公共服務獎」, 並被時代雜誌列為2011年全球百大最具影響力人物。2014年獲頒國際扶輪社「最高榮譽獎」,肯定證嚴上人對於人道主義精神與世界和平的貢獻。

  • Foreword
  • Forgiving the Unforgivable
  • Taking on and Letting Go
  • Are People Less Intelligent Than Birds?
  • The Fragrance of Virtue and the Fragrance of the Body
  • Turning Sentient Beings’ Views Into Pure Views
  • Earnestly Making Use of Our Lives in This World
  • A Deer’s Beautiful Antlers
  • The Cooperative Spirit of Ants
  • The Winter Sun
  • Using Our Time to Accumulate Spiritual Wealth
  • Putting Effort Into Being a Good Person
  • Bhiksus Old and Young Uphold the Precepts
  • Mr. Horse and Miss Poodle
  • Understanding the Affliction of Resentment
  • An Elderly Man’s Advice
  • The Toad and the Sea Turtle
  • Practicing Sincerity Is a True Merit and Virtue
  • A Blessing Attained Through Misfortune
  • Comprehending the Mysteries of Life
  • The Twins Who Could Talk
  • Using Loving-Kindness and Compassion to Employ Our Altruistic Potential
  • The Robbery of a Tzu Chi Commissioner
  • Broadening Our Minds to Contemplate Impermanence
  • Broadening Our Hearts to Make Way for Others
  • A Tranquil Spiritual Training Ground
  • What We Practice, We Attain
  • The Slightest Thought Creates Karma
  • The Young Environmental Protector
  • Loving Wholeheartedly
  • The Story of the Kendo Master
  • A Joyful Mind Eliminates Karmic Obstructions
  • Practicing Giving by Lighting a Lamp
  • A Proud Heart Obstructs Our Progress on the Path
  • The Awakened Nature and the Heart
  • Ignore the Mind That Behaves like a Stubborn Child
  • Cherishing the Present, Seizing the Moment
  • The Most Foolish Person
  • Obstructing Ourselves
  • The Story of Prince Sun and Prince Moon
  • Benevolently Guarding the Mind
  • A Life of Greatest Value
  • The Elderly Man’s Donation
  • The Grandson Becomes the Teacher
  • The Buddha and the Elephant Tamer
  • Time Is Running Out
  • Digging a Well to End the Drought
  • The Don’t-Pick-Fruit Bird
  • Comprehending and Practicing the True Principles
  • Making Good Use of Our Bodies
  • Opening the Door to Profound Wisdom
  • Lao Tzu and Shi Chengqi
  • Eliminating Afflictions With Sincerity and Uprightness
  • Treasuring Our Elders
  • The Cycle of Love
  • Between Heaven and Hell
  • Super Software
  • Eliminating the Flames of Affliction
  • Having a Surplus Is a Great Joy
  • Beginning With Ourselves
  • Filial Piety Is More Than Providing Care
  • Children’s True Nature
  • Effortless Patience, Effortless Practice
  • All Beings Are Our Classmates
  • A Big Tree Starts from a Tiny Seed
  • Acting on the Same Stage
  • Family Ties
  • More Money, Less Affection
  • The Mind Is like a Plot of Land
  • How Many of Our Friends Are Fellow Practitioners?
  • Leaving Footprints of Love
  • Liberated in Life and Transcendent in Death
  • Crossing Each Hurdle
  • Turning “Sentient Beings” Into “Human Beings”
  • Awaiting Jingming’s Return
  • The Strength of Senior Volunteers
  • A Record of Tzu Chi’s Karmic Affinities
  • Attachment to Neither Existence nor Emptiness
  • Cleansing Our Minds
  • May You Be Spiritually Wealthy
  • The Old Veteran Who Gathers Rocks
  • Remembering Venerable Yin Shun
  • “Knowing” and “Understanding”
  • Dragging People Along or Encouraging Them
  • Not Playing Emotional Games
  • Don’t Worry, I Am Here
  • Appointing a Guardian Spirit
  • Minimizing Our Ego, Being Tolerant of Others
  • Safeguarding the Right Dharma
  • A Mind Like a Bright Mirror
  • Teaching Knowledge and Teaching Character
  • Always Upholding Our Vows
  • Opening the Door of Our Hearts
  • To Eat Bread, We Must Make Bread
  • A Lesson Must Be Learned
  • Caring for the Elderly in Our Communities
  • A Required Course for Bodhisattvas
  • A Filial Son from Japan
  • Constantly Upholding Our Initial Aspiration
  • The Buddha Dharma Is Close at Hand
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