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Joy in the Human World - 2018 Fo Guang Shan Joint Exhibition of Monastic Artworks
Most Venerable Hsin Bau
Head Abbot of Fo Guang Shan Monastery
The highly anticipated annual Fo Guang Shan Joint Exhibition of Monastic Artworks is officially underway. Encouraged and supported by Venerable Master Hsing Yun, the number of art submissions in 2018 is higher than ever. A total of 126 disciples signed up for the exhibition, and many of them are first-time participants. We have selected 208 artworks for the Exhibition from 359 art submissions. The overall artwork quality has improved noticeably and all participants’ efforts are praiseworthy.
In the midst of attending to busy monastic affairs, the disciples created their artworks during their limited free time. Although the artworks are mostly just simple illustrations, they are filled with creative originalities. The usage of materials are all from things readily accessible around them, including watercolor, ink, black pen, pencil, color pencil or recycling pennants, newspapers, bottles, and even leaves. It is a noteworthy demonstration of disciples’ simple living and the spirit of cherishing and loving all things around them.
Among Venerable Master Hsing Yun’s “Four Givings” of giving others confidence, giving others joy, giving others hope and giving others convenience, one of the most difficult is to give others joy because true joy must come from the depth of one’s heart. In Venerable Master’s propagation of Humanistic Buddhism, it is his hope that Fo Guang Shan can provide joy to others as he believes it is for happiness that we have come into this world as human beings.
Indeed, many people who come to Fo Guang Shan for first time are often surprised by why people here are all smiles. Even if they don’t know each other, they will greet each other. Venerables will always cordially greet and converse with our visitors ......, I suggest you attend the Exhibition and maybe you will find the answer among the joint exhibition of monastic artworks!
Venerable Master always said, the specialty of Fo Guang Shan is joy, an example of his compassions for all beings. I sincerely hope that everyone who comes to Fo Guang Shan remembers to bring joy back with them when they leave. Best wishes to you all!