Master Chin Kung 浄空和尚の仏法 Master Chin Kung
He promoted Buddhism as Buddhist education, meaning“Buddhism is a complete education given to the world by Buddha.” To further understand the true meanings of Buddhist teachings, there is an emphasis on the content and not the form. For example, the three refuges of Buddhism are the “Buddha, Dharma, Sangha”, but that actually means “To realize from illusion, to return to good from evil, to purify from pollution.” Worshiping the Buddha is not idolatry, but actually“giving back blessings”and“gaining wisdom."
The monk believed that Buddhist education in the 21st century should employ Audio-visual equipment, the internet, and satellite television to spread kindness and compassion to the people. Many organizations around the world consider the monk as an advisor and seek to learn from him even from long distance.
The famous British historian Dr. Toynbee indicated in his research that“societal harmony in the 21st century need Confucianism and Mahayana Buddhism.”The monk always gave his best in cultivating teachers, in order for everyone to receive true benefits. Therefore, we actively promote “religious university”or“multi-discipline university”, as well as“traditional culture education center,”with the hopes of providing qualified teachers of all religions and traditional cultures. Using the Confucian Di Zi Gui, the Taoist Treatise On the Response of the Tao, and the Buddhist Karma as basis for education, as foundational rules, to full understand karmic education and establish a harmonious society and world.
For half of a century, the monk has traveled the five continents and attended various international conferences. This made him realize that for others to understand the good nature of humanity, there must be a harmonious demonstration. To test this, the master established a cultural education center in his hometown of Tangchi, Lujiang, Anhui, to train moral teachers and educate the locals, to show the world that “harmonious society” is not just a slogan. From there, he wishes to expand to demonstrate at a province level, at a national level, and eventually the world. The monk has consistently lived by the principles of “sincerity, purity, equality, righteousness, compassion; seeing through, letting go, being free, following, and chanting Buddha.”“Compassionate love”,“cultivate first, then educate”are the master's way of teaching; “enlightening all sentient beings to escape suffering and obtain joy” is the true meaning of life.