About two and a half years ago, after leaving home, Gwo Wei, Gwo Rong, Gwo Lwo, Gwo Ching and I first came to Long Beach Monastery. The Venerable Master was also living in the temple. At that time, almost every day, the Master would come down and check on us. Sometimes he would tell us to memorize the "Song of Enlightenment"; sometimes he would give a lecture, or teach us the Forty-two Hands and Eyes. He always smacked our heads with his hand to eradicate our karma. My closest relationship with him was during this period at Long Beach.
Now, although the Venerable Master has entered Nirvana, his Dharma body is still everywhere. His words and teaching are already planted deeply in our minds. I feel as if he is here. We should always remember the Venerable Master's teaching, follow his conduct, practice the Six Great Principles and, to learn the Buddhadharma, use the spirit of the Three Guidelines.
Freezing, we do not scheme; starving we do not beg;
dying of poverty, we ask for nothing.
In this way we will not let the Venerable Master down.