The Mind of a Practitioner

Author: Venerable Master Hsing Yun

When we can experience the truth of the Dharma in everyday matters, it is true cultivation.”

This book addresses the common problems and situations we all face in our hectic and complicated lives in this modern world, whether these are our personal relationships, family concerns, financial problems, health issues, and so on.  The topics covered within these pages offer us specific attitudes and behaviors we can adopt that are not only beneficial for the matter at hand, but also further our spiritual cultivation as a whole.

The outward manifestations of spiritual practice such as religious services and ceremonials, or specific methods of cultivation like chanting and meditation, can sometimes lead us to ignore how the common and everyday incidents in our lives can really call upon us to apply our spiritual principles in an effective manner.  Like water that can slowly and imperceptibly wear away even the hardest rock, the course of our lives from birth, old age, sickness and death is formed by how we choose to act and respond to these small, everyday matters in life.

Readers will also appreciate the practical and easily accessible style in which Master Hsing Yun offers his advice and guidance; lightly sprinkled with quotations from classical texts.  Give yourself time to ponder and reflect upon the topics addressed; the words may appear simple and straightforward, gut their meaning is quite profound, so keep this book handy.

Translated by: Venerable Miao Hsi and Cherry Lai
258 PP., 5.5″ x 8.5″
ISBN #: 978-1-932293-26-5
Price: US $15.00