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Dharma as Water:volume 1《法譬如水 - 慈悲三昧水懺 1 》英文版

Dharma as Water:volume 1《法譬如水 - 慈悲三昧水懺 1 》英文版


作者:釋證嚴 Shih Cheng Yen
譯者:Tzu Chi USA Editorial Team
出版日期:2013 年 02 月 06 日

  • About Author

    Dharma Master Cheng Yen was born in 1937 in a small town in Taichung County, Taiwan. When she was twenty-three years old, she left home to become a Buddhist nun, and was instructed by her mentor, Venerable Master Yin Shun, to work “for Buddhism and for all living beings.”


    In 1966, she founded a charity, which later turned into the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, to “help the poor and educate the rich”—to give material aid to the needy and inspire love and humanity in both givers and recipients.


    In recent years, Master Cheng Yen’s contributions have been increasingly recognized by the global community. In 2011, she was recognized with the Roosevelt Institute’s FDR Distinguished Public Service Award and was named to the 2011 TIME 100 list of the world’s most influential people.

  • Introduction

    The Compassionate Samadhi Water Repentance, also known as Water Repentance, written by Tang Dynasty Dharma Master Wu-da, is an explanation of the power of karma and the strength of repentance. It catalogues the innumerable afflictions and obstacles that Bodhisattva-practitioners encounter on their journey of spiritual practice. And it presents a practice of repentance to eliminate these obstacles.


    Dharma as Water consists of three volumes. It is a compilation of five years of lectures taught by Master Cheng Yen. The first volume of the book is an introduction followed by an explanation of how to cultivate the Seven States of Mind that are used in repentance practice.


    The second volume covers the Obstruction of Afflictions. Each chapter of the main teaching begins with a selection of text from the Water Repentance over a gray background, and is followed by Master Cheng Yen’s explanation. It is hoped that people will come together to study and practice these repentance teachings, and in doing so, bring purity to their minds and to the world.


    Preface to the English Edition

    Translators’ Note



    Origin of the Water Repentance

    The Meaning of Opening this Lineage

    Opening the Dharma-door to Repentance

    The Text of the Water Repentance

    Transforming Negative Conditions into Positive Conditions

    Tzu Chi Is a Bodhisattva Training Ground

    Entering the Repentance Practice




    The Beginning of the Water Repentance

    The Causes that Give Rise to Transgressions

    The Foolish Actions of Ordinary People

    Committing Transgressions and Breaking Precepts

    The Conditions for Eliminating Transgressions

    Pay Respect to the Three Treasures

    The Three Obstructions that Arise from Transgressions


    Developing the Seven States of Mind

    Introduction to the Seven States of Mind

    A Sense of Remorse

    A Sense of Fear

    A Sense of Renunciation

    Developing Bodhicitta

    Impartiality toward All Beings

    Repaying the Buddha’s Grace

    Contemplating the Empty Nature of Evil

    No One Can Bear Painful Retributions for Us

    Openly Repent and Hide Nothing



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