|My compassionate vow is to save sentient beings;
My body is that of the Dharma ocean that binds no boats;
Ask me what have I achieved in this lifetime?
May the Buddha's Light shine over the five continents.
- Venerable Grand Master Hsing Yun
A great monastic who promotes Humanistic Buddhism
Buddha's Light International Association is founded
and established by Venerable Grand Master Hsing
found a reformer, an innovator, and an educator.
Under his strong leadership, Buddhism has extended
beyond traditional temple life to integrate and further
enrich the modern living of city dwellers. Today, it
has transcended national boundaries and has
opportunity to be a part of it.
BLIA is not the organization of a certain sect, temple,
or person. It is an organization that belongs to all the
Buddhists in the world. People who subscribe to the
guiding principles of BLIA are welcome as "Buddha's Light Friends." Along with India
and Indian sub continent, BLIA chapters have been established worldwide. There are
establishments in the United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand,
France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Russia,
Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong, Macao, Thailand, Brazil,
Argentina, Africa, etc. Gradually but surely, there will be BLIA establishments
throughout every corner of the world where the presence of BLIA members will make
a difference for the benefit of humanity.
Due to the fact that BLIA is able to meet the challenges dictated by modern
technology, the seeds of Buddhism can easily be planted throughout the five
continents. In addition, under the strong support in the ideal of "Respect and
Magnanimity," members of BLIA strive to emulate the Bodhisattva's spirit to help
actualize the motto of BLIA:
|"May kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity pervade all dharma realms;
May all beings from heaven and earth benefit from our blessings and friendship;
May our ethical practice of Chan and Pure Land help us to realize equality and
patience;May we undertake the greatest vows with humility and gratitude."
Modeling our behaviors on the Four Great Bodhisattvas, we recite this motto before each meal to remind us
of our vows to help others, to make this world a better place, to bring joy to humanity, and to achieve peace
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