Three Vehicles (Yanas), One Dharma - read this book to feel and enjoy the genuine essence, core spirit and totality of the Buddhadharma!
Although the writings collected here are not some word-by-word translation of Dharma Master Hsin Tao’s teachings and thoughts, they are indeed some rare and precious teachings that we have gathered from various sources, for example, Zen talks, private conversations, and public discourses. Most of these materials are directly derived from a Mandarin book by the name of The Zen of Happy Living (快樂生活禪).
Hsin Tao means “a path with heart” in Mandarin Dharma. Master Hsin Tao is a rare legend who embodies the integral teachings of the Buddha. He is a living example of the authentic essence, nonsectarian spirit, and universal truth of the dharma, which all of us should admire, if not emulate, on our path to perfect awakening and total freedom. He practices and actualizes the essence of the three yanas, for example, Theravada, Mahayana, and Tantrayana, the major three traditions of contemporary Buddhism, as one dharma. Through this unique book, he exemplifies and propagates the genuine spirit of great equanimity, and truly embodies the living example of “three yanas, one dharma.”
From Zen to Tantra, from enlightenment to daily lives, from Buddha nature to modern day trivia, from the Way of his heart directly pointing at your True Nature - May you enjoy the liberating wisdom nectar that flows from the sincerest heart of this humble and simple monk. May you grow in your wisdom and compassion and then benefit and liberate others in the same way.