Master Hsing Yun has transformed the role of Chinese Buddhism in the modern world. Under his leadership large centers have been established in Taiwan, Los Angeles, and Sydney, along with a host of other organized groups throughout the world. Perhaps it is better to abandon the wish to explain greatness and simply look at the life story and delight in the lore and happenings. Like other persons of fame, Master Hsing Yun will never be completely explained. While recognition and support were given in extraordinary amounts, he had to overcome obstacles that would have defeated most people. The forces of history were not favorable for a young Chinese Buddhist monk in the mid-twentieth century. He survived and held to his career as spiritual teacher in the face of formidable odds. Perhaps his greatest accomplishment has been the courage to achieve great success and recognition without retreating from it. It has not been in his way to enjoy a peaceful life in a hermitage after achieving acceptance from a community of disciples. His energy and commitment seem as powerful today as they much have been when he arrived in Taiwan, a strikingly handsome and charismatic young monk. No future histories of Chinese Buddhism will be complete without reference to the influences of this leader.
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Subtítulo: THE BIOGRAPHY OF VENERABLE MASTER HSING YUN