The life that the Master Hsuan Hua led was inconceivable. Ever since he began his destiny to be able to bring all of the Proper Dharma many people from far and wide have come to seek instruction/ advice from him. Although I never got the chance to see him in person, I have a really good impression on him since I was born.
When I was little, everything I heard was Ven. Master Hua. I always speculated, who is this man which everyone praising in being very auspicious and can fi everyone's problems. I began to investigate by reading his books at night. The first book that I had successfully read was his commentary on the Amitabha Sutra. It was then that I realized how this man is able to teach everyone. His commentary is quite simple but profound in meaning. Slowly I began to take interest in his teachings, and every Sunday, my parents would take me to one of his branch monasteries, Gold Sage Monastery to attend the weekly Sunday school. In the time that I was attending these weekend classes, I could conceive how a man from Manchuria is able to see the importance of education and the lack of the Proper Dharma and bring it to the West. I really am I able to say that I really appreciate the Venerable Master for setting up a Buddhist private school right in the middle of a modern and western society. As I matured, I would get very special moments that felt like miracles. Within these miracles, I had the feeling that the Master was by my side, guiding me towards the right path.
The best impression that I had of him was that, he was a kind and compassionate teacher to all living being and sacrificed all his time and energy to spread the Proper Dharma throughout the whole whole country. Therefore all in all, I would like to thank the Ven. Master for being able to stand up and create to school for all of us here to be learning all sorts of different material from all over the place and many teachers.