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Venerable Ming Yang passes away by Yin Zhuo

Shanghai Long Hua Buddhist Temple

I will start this article with the final instructions of an Unforgettable Master. Venerable Master Hsuan Hua.

My intent is not to contend with anyone for fame or benefit. If there is any advantage that other people want, I don't want it. What others don't want, I pick up. The Buddha treated everyone with kindness, compassion, joy and giving. He didn't exclude or give up on anyone. Even though I'm not the Buddha, I want to learn to be like the Buddha.

After the cremation, scatter my ashes in the air. I…

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Vesak Day by Mala Matina

Vesak Day - Copyright 2002-2003 and on,

Vesak is the holiest day in Buddhism and a season of special holy significance to all Buddhists around the world. Vesak Full Moon is the holiest of all the full moon days. On this day are celebrated the birth, the Enlightenment, and the death of the Buddha.

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What did Jesus have to say about Himself by Mark Bond

Jesus Christ

In his famous book Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis makes this statement,

"A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic--on the level with a man who says he is a poached egg or he would be the devil of hell. You must take your choice. Either this was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool or you can fall at his feet and…

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What do Muslims think about Jesus? by Ali Argis


Muslims respect and revere Jesus and await his Second Coming. They consider him one of the greatest of God's messengers to mankind. A Muslim never refers to him simply as 'Jesus', but always adds the phrase 'upon him be peace'. The Quran confirms his virgin birth (a chapter of the Quran is entitled 'Mary'), and Mary is considered the purest woman in all creation.

The Quran describes the Annunciation as follows: 'Behold!' the Angel said, 'God has chosen you, and purified you, and chosen you above the women of all nations. O Mary, God gives you…

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