(lectures given by Master Sheng-yen during the May 1990 retreat.) During the retreat, I have spoken of many things that will aid your practice and increase your understanding of Buddhadharma. Specifically, I have told you about a number of important aspects of practice: confidence, a sense of karmic repentance and karmic shame, and the making of vows and the transfer of merit. Tonight I will go over these points in detail and show the connections between them.more