2013.12.14 - THE LOTUS SUTRA (PREFACE 3)

posted Dec 12, 2013, 5:17 AM by Seminar Coordinator   [ updated Dec 14, 2013, 7:17 PM ]
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2013.12.14 - The Lotus Sutra (Preface 3)

Discussion Topics

Discussion Topics

  1. Let us think about Master's story of another great teacher, Socrates, and the Orchard.   Let's put this in relation to our decision to volunteer in Tzu Chi.   What do you think the distance from the entrance of the orchard to the exit represents?  What do the tangerines represent?  What do those who leave the orchard empty-handed represent?  Choose any of the above and tell us what you think from your perspective...
  2. Master Cheng Yen tells us that the direction we take is very crucial at the beginning of our Tzu Chi paths... a slight deviation at the beginning dictates a very large deviation later on...  If direction is so very important....me must follow Master closely... how do we do this?  What do you think?
  3. So, let us assume we have made a vow to become a Commissioner or Faith Corps Certified Volunteer.  We are closely following Master and volunteering many hours "doing Tzu Chi" in the Four Missions.  Do we need the Ten Precepts then?  If we are already on the Path and dedicating Merits and countless hours toward others...what will the Precepts do for us?  Do we really need to follow them completely?  What difference will it really make in the end?     

2013.12.14 - The Wondrous Lotus Sutra ‎(Preface 3)‎


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