Virtue of Masters
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Buddhist Masters of Past Generations

Since the establishment of Lingyin Temple, great reverent masters, such as Master Huili, Master Daoji, Master Hongyi, practiced Buddhism or served as the abbots of the temple. They played an essential role in the development of the temple as well as the harmony of Buddhist communities. Under the influence of these great masters, Buddhist monks in past generations of Lingyin Temple immersed themselves in the practice of Buddhism. The following is an introduction to each great Buddhist master.