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Long considered one of the primary sutras of Pure Land Buddhism, the Infinite Life Sutra, also called Buddha Speaks the Mahayana, Infinite Life, Adornment, Purity, Impartiality, and Enlightenment Sutra, is widely chanted and studied in Asia. Regrettably, without an approved English translation, the teachings in this crucial sutra and their explanations have not been available to English-speaking readers.   

Until now.

The eminent Pure Land master, Venerable Master Chin Kung, who has lectured over a dozen times on the sutra, once selected sixty excerpts from it, explaining, “The excerpts are the essence. Whether one reads them or listens to lectures on them, one will be greatly inspired to learn and practice them.”



Essence of the Infinite Life Sutra    ( PDF 1530 KB )  ( epub 754 KB )   ( mobi 1556 KB )

our environment can be transformed by the mind.”our environment can be transformed by the mind.”

 


With their true sincerity, purity, equality,

Ultimate wisdom and compassion,

Saints and gods of all religions

Benefit all people in acting as

Leaders by guiding,

Parents by nurturing, and

Teachers by educating.


~ Love, Teachings of Master Chin Kung ~



For over sixty years Venerable Master Chin Kung has been learning the Buddhadharma. For over fifty, with skilful means, great patience, and profound clarity–-and the sincere wish that all beings awaken and find true happiness–-Venerable Master Chin Kung has tireless taught all who wished to learn.

Countless gems of wisdom exist throughout all his talks, writing, and correspondence. The book that you are holding holds just a taste of them. A taste of the Buddhadharma for you to savor.


For the Sake of All Beings    ( PDF 859 KB )   ( epub 337 KB )   ( mobi 971 KB  )

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This book is a collection of several of Master Chin Kung's talks which have a connecting theme of personal growth and interfaith harmony. Included are "Everyone Can be a Buddha" and "The Foundation of all Religions: Loving-kindness and Compassion." (PDF 306 KB)


The Awakening of Loving Kindness    ( PDF 305 KB )

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This is an excellent book on Mahayana Buddhism, with a focus on the Pure Land school. After explaining that Buddhism is an education, it discusses the goal of practice as well as the symbolism of Buddhist images and offerings. Covered in depth are the Five Guidelines of the Three Conditions, Six Harmonies, Threefold Learning, Six Paramitas, and Ten Great Vows.


Buddhism: The Awakening of Compassion and Wisdom    ( PDF 553 KB )  ( epub 797 KB )   ( mobi 1514 KB )

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A commentary on Liaofan's Four Lessons, this book tells how Yuan Liaofan, destined to be heirless and to die young, learned from a Zen master how to change destiny. Following the master’s advice, Mr. Yuan attained all that he sought, and more. The life-changing principles in his book are as important today as they were 500 years ago.


Changing Destiny    ( PDF 1443 KB )  ( epub 1557 KB )   ( mobi 2985 KB )

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In this compilation of two talks, Master Chin Kung explained the meaning of taking the three refuges: Taking refuge in the Buddha—awakening without delusion; taking refuge in the Dharma—proper understanding without deviation; taking refuge in the Sangha—purity without pollution.  


Taking The Three Refuges ( PDF 185 KB )

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Master Chin Kung discussed what to do in the face of adversity and criticism, described some of the qualities of a Bodhisattva, and briefly explained the Ten Attainments, his list of the essential qualities of a Buddhist.  


The Benevolent Person Has No Enemies ( PDF 129 KB )

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The events in the life of Buddha Sakyamuni. All the photographs in this book was shot in Yuanheng Temple, Kaoshiong. Yuanheng Temple was built in the reign of Qianglong of the Qing dynasty. It is one of the remaining historical temples in Taiwan.

There are 32 sculptures. All captions for the sculptures are the original explanation. Minor footnotes were added for clarification purpose.


The Buddha Came to Our World to Teach All People to Eliminate Suffering and Attain Happiness     ( PDF 23,364 KB)

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Quotes from the teachings of Venerable Master Chin Kung.


Path to True Happiness ( PDF 100 KB )

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Several of the eBooks are available for download for Kindle (mobi) and iPads (ePub).

Most eBooks are available in pdf for Macs and PCs, and are viewable with Adobe Reader 5 or later. If you have an earlier version or do not yet have the reader please clickhere for a free copy.

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