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The "Heart Sutra" is written in ancient language and contains passages that are difficult for the average reader to understand.

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The video describes the many ailments that can be treated with pine and cedar trees, the origins of Chinese medicine.

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Knowing the basis of the Chinese character for illness opens the door for learning many more characters.

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This video explains the origins of the Chinese character for pain.

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This video explains how the character for illness evolved into its present form.

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In this episode, the origins of the Chinese characters for "illness" are explained.

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We are constantly saying goodbye to our friends, to our family, to our past selves. Master Hong Yi is no different. These goodbyes became an inspiration for his song, "Farewell".

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After becoming a monk Master Hong Yi deepened his study of Buddhism. The Buddhism value, love is compassion, became a part of his doctrine.

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The transitions in Master Hong Yi's life happened naturally and are connected to his growth as an individual. Some wonder whether or not in his decision to become a monk he abandoned this world.

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When Master Hong Yi left to become a monk everyone was shocked. Even his wife and kids didn't understand.

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Through fasting Master Hong Yi began to adjust his lifestyle and mindset to fit that of a monk. Afterwards he shaved his head and formally became a monk.

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When he was in Japan Master Hong Yi came in touch with Western art, which lead him to start his magazine. It was through magazines that he first heard of fasting.

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In our lives we experience pain and sorrow, Master Hong Yi is no different. One of the most painful experiences he went through was loosing his mother.

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Master Hong Yi grew up in a wealthy and prosperous family. He had everything he could possibly need. Why would he ever want to leave?

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"Farewell" or "Songbie" was composed by Master Hong Yi. This song reflects the vicissitudes of Master Hong Yi's life. More importantly it talks about parting, something Master Hong Yi has experienced numerous times through out his days.

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Hong Yi was a master painter, musician, dramatist, calligrapher, seal cutter, poet, and Buddhist monk. His calligraphy version of the "Xin Jing" is greatly beloved by all.

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While we use Christmas trees and stockings to decorate during Christmas, let's see what kind of decorations the Chinese use for their New Year's celebration.

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It is a Chinese tradition to put up a blessing as a decoration in the home during the Chinese New Year. This is quite similar to saying grace before eating Christmas dinner.

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The "Heart Sutra" encourages one to embrace and adapt to change.

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This video examines four famous characters from the "Heart Sutra": "Se Ji Shi Kong."

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Time is an intangible thing that is difficult to measure. This little video talks about the different tools used to measure time in history.

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Time is an intangible thing that is difficult to measure. This little video talks about the different tools used to measure time in history.

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Liu Yong's "Lantern Festival at Longshan Temple" tells a multitude of stories simultaneously.

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