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Tending Life’s Garden
Between Ignorance and Enlightenment VI | 迷悟之間 6
“A garden of plum blossoms and lush willows will look forlorn if they are surrounded by withered branches and dead leaves. When our morals and character are flawed, we cannot win the respect of others no matter how great our accomplishments. Therefore, we should never stop tending to our life’s garden, trimming and ridding it of its impurities and decaying matter.”
– Venerable Master Hsing Yun
In Tending Life’s Garden, volume six of the popular Between Ignorance and Enlightenment series, Venerable Master Hsing Yun meditates on this theme of tending to life with wisdom and compassion. He charts a sound and empathetic course for tending to the causes and conditions of human suffering. This volume also offers ways to celebrate and enhance the beauty in the garden of life, inspiring people of all generations and walks of life to realize their potential for growth.
Tending to life’s garden is ultimately about renewal, just as trimming a rose bush is about expecting it to bloom more beautifully. Venerable Master Hsing Yun captures this spirit when he reminds us, “When we pour our life into the stream of the universe, the whole world will jump and dance with us. Then, any season, any age can be the spring of life.”