Still Thoughts: A Collection of Short Teachings and Jing Si Aphorisms Volume 2, Revised Edition

Author:Shih Cheng Yen
Translation:Dharma as Water Team, Tzu Chi USA
Publisher: Tzu Chi Publishing Co.
ISBN: 9789869335270


Since the publication of the first two volumes of Dharma Master Cheng Yen’s Still Thoughts in English (“Jing Si” in Chinese) in 1996, many people have been touched by her wise and compassionate words.

Still Thoughts Volume I and II were followed by an additional volume called Jing Si Aphorisms Volume 3 in 2010, as well as several other aphorism collections in books and other formats. These Still Thoughts and Jing Si Aphorisms have been translated from the original Chinese into as many as eighteen languages, making their concise wisdom accessible to people the world over.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Tzu Chi, the organization Dharma Master Chen Yen founded in 1966, we are honored and grateful for the opportunity to offer a revised translation of these short teachings.

This volume includes a total of 365 short teachings, which makes it particularly suitable for daily reading and reflection over the course of a year. The second part of the book includes a Q&A with Dharma Master Cheng Yen, where she answers questions from visitors regarding love and relationships, life and death, religion and everyday living, and much more. We sincerely hope that you will find wisdom and inspiration in these pages and that they will benefit your life and the lives of those around you.