When I went to Hsinchu, Taiwan last 2008 to attend a conference, I had the opportunity to meet then Hsinchu’s Mayor Lin Cheng-tse, who gave us an inspiring book called “Jing Si Aphorisms” as souvenir.
“Jing Si Aphorisms” or “Still Thoughts” by author Master Cheng Yen is a collection of her thoughts on Buddhist teachings and life lessons. Master Cheng Yen received the Philippine Magsaysay Award, the Asian Nobel Prize, in 1991. Living a simple life with only the basic necessities, she has actively pursued her work of helping the poor and educating the rich.
I may not be a Buddhist but I find Master Cheng Yen’s words undeniably thought provoking. It transcends religion as it teaches about life, love and goodness to which everyone can relate. The book, in fact, contains her quotations translated in English, Chinese, Japanese and Spanish.
To bring you excerpts from this inspiring book, I’m using some of my photos as backdrop. Looking for some hugot lines with a twist of moral lesson? Then, scroll on…