Buddha-Dharma Pure & Simple Vol. 1
In today’s Buddhist sphere, numerous claims have been made on what the Buddha has taught. However, were they truly spoken by the Buddha? The Buddha-Dharma: Pure and Simple series is an exploration of over 300 topics, where Venerable Master Hsing Yun clarifies the Buddha’s teachings in a way that is accessible and relevant to modern readers. Erroneous Buddhist views should be corrected, the true meaning of the Dharma must be preserved in order to hold true to the original intents of the Buddha. This first installment contains 52 articles on topics of faith and doctrine, laying the foundation for readers to learn and practice in the Buddha’s footsteps. Moreover, it also serves as an inspiration for practitioners to strive for buddhahood and believe that “I am a buddha.” Through easy to understand language and stories, the reader can, in a “pure and simple way,” relate to the content regardless of age, faith, belief, or sociocultural distinctions. We hope that through these articles, any superstitious practices and misconceptions transmitted from generation to generation not aligned with the original intents of the Buddha’s teachings can be averted.