The Value of the Buddhism Practiced by Fo Guang Shan

Liu Chengyou
Professor, Minzu University of China
Buddhism has a long history with a vast body of texts and many schools of thought. Throughout its history, Buddhism has blended with cultures and ethnic groups of different regions, creating a Buddhist landscape where different schools of thought have blossomed. Especially in a modern society, there is a mixture of good and bad in this process. The ascetic style of Da Bei Monastery in Haicheng, the noisy style of Shaolin Monastery on Mount Song, the majestic style of Lingshan Temple in Wuxi, and of course Taiwan’s Chung Tai Temple style and Tzu Chi style are just a few of the many “blooms” that are accumulating in the “social image” and “social perception” of Buddhism.
Liu Chengyou,Studies on Humanistic Buddhism IV:Human Life(Kaohsiung:Fo Guang Cultural Enterprise Co. Ltd,2021)103-107.

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