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June 24, 1974, Monday evening

204. On Good Roots

Ven. Master Hsuan Hua  


This summer, many people came from quite a distance to study here. These are all people with abundant good roots. Perhaps they came from the heavens, other planets, or other worlds. To be able to encounter the Buddhadharma in a country where Buddhism hardly exists, one must have massive good roots. They spent the golden days of summer engaged in a most worthwhile activity—investigating the Buddhadharma. Therefore, none of you should fear hardship or too much homework. Bring forth your patience to study the Buddhadharma. Then your trip to Gold Mountain Monastery will not be in vain. Having come here, you should not return empty-handed.


(Timely Teachings p. 111)