前人 (陳大姑)

    前人陳鴻珍女士,生於西元1923年,河北省天津市人,前人於民國三十七年,追隨老前人,來到臺灣,從此在台灣寶島與眾生結下了很深的善緣,五十年來,不論多少痛苦與挫折,都在前人的堅強意志下忍耐、突破與接受,而後化為一聲聲的喜悅和一句句的道喜。誠如前人常感恩地說:「一切的成功都是 師尊、師母天命領導,諸天神聖、萬仙菩薩打幫助道,老前人大慈大悲,再憑自己一股真誠的毅力。」
    從鄉下走到大都會,從農村走到學界,從國內走到國外,建立了國際性道場的道務,這不是一般人所能承擔的大任,必有大智慧獨到的見地,將道場規劃得有條不紊,在各道場提出「集體領導、整體帶動」,在道務領導或道親成全上確實做到情、理、法兼顧。
    在事務上「十組分工」團結合作。在修辦精神上,力求「學、修、講、辦」四好。這是道場未來遠景的藍圖,一年復一年,逐漸雕塑,前人在修辦理念拉動力行「建立國際化的修辦人生」,在德行涵養上實踐「內德─溫良恭儉讓,外德─恭寬信敏惠」達成五輔之德,對坤道尤其注重「坤範四德」,對乾道要求「理直氣和,得理且饒人,確實做到心誠、氣和、色溫、辭婉」的涵養。
    道場的成長,更是費盡苦心,從平安道場欲達到模範道場,必須所有點傳師、講師、壇主都做到標準化,也就是道親的標杆。因此,前人風塵僕僕,隨處提攜教誨。更重視人才的培養, 經建道務中心光慧文教館,成立崇德學院,積極造就修辦人才。
    在道親教育上,規劃了新民、至善、培德、行德、崇德的五年進修班,為了成全老年道親成立了長青班,為了照顧幼小道親成立青少年界,可說是包含了老、中、青、少,對各界道親都給予溫馨的成全與照顧。
    為了回鎖社會,照顧學界道親,先後成立了崇德、崇仁、崇禮、崇義、光慧等文教基金會,不斷投入相當的人力、物力、財力,推行修道生活化、社會化、家庭化。經常舉辦淨化人心、活水系列、心中有晴天等文化講座,以及高中、青少年夏令營、成年禮,叉成立發一崇德慈善基金會,辦理各項慈善、義診、濟貧恤孤等工作,對社會國家盡一份心力。推行「寓教於道」的實質活動,更將大道推廣到東南亞等二十餘國,連於世界五大洲,以期建立一道同風的彌勒家園。
    前人集信心、愛心、耐心、恆心、用心於一身,帶著吾們踏上人間最光明的大道,為我們排除了許多修道、辦道的障礙,如同燈塔一般,照亮後學們修道、辦道的前程,獲政府頒發餘次獎章,是眾生的表率。吾們應手牽手,心連心,團結在前人辦道的方針上,履行前人修辦的精神,共同創造永恆不朽的慧命。

 

Qian Ren (Senior Elder) Ms. Chen

 

    Qian Ren (Senior Elder) Ms. Chen, given name Hong-Zhen was born in the city of Tianjin in 1923. She was very pious since childhood and born with great wisdom. Ms. Chen was deeply loved by her parents just like the most precious pearl. At the age of 14, she imitated Guan-Yin Bodhisattva and vowed to stay single all her life. She received Tao at the age of 18 and realized Tao is the Way to save the suffering world, and Tao is the source and transcends the 5 world religions (Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, Biblicalism, Islam). Ms. Chen vowed to practice and propagate Tao and forsake all earthly attachments. In 1947, she vowed to start a mission to Taiwan and had to return home shortly because of sickness.

    On the journey back she encountered heavenly revelation. The next year she accompanied Lao Qian Ren back to Formosa to propagate Tao. Ms. Chen spread Tao like farmers working on desert fields. After countless hard work, misunderstandings, and tests from the public, tribulations from the governments and most of all the testing of her will and determination from Heaven; Qian Ren was able to overcome all the hindrances.
With her great mercy, compassion and charitable ways, Tao propagation started from Yunlin and spread to Zhanghua, Taipei, Taichung, Miaoli, Kaohsiung, and Tainan. After more than 20 years Tao was spread all over Taiwan; hence propagation abroad started, form Japan, South East Asia, and America..., now Tao propagation is in more than 20 different countries under Qian Ren's leadership and cultivators are all over the world. Qian Ren possesses the heart of Heaven, the aspiration of Shi-Zun and spreads the virtues of Han Lao Qian Ren. For more than 10 years she has propagated Tao and hosted charitable events with the 5 cultural and educational foundations. Qian Ren also established centers for elderly and orphans. For all the charitable events and activities, Qian Ren constantly received numerous praises and awards from governments and public.

    Under Qian Ren's sagacious leadership, there are 20 major Tao societies in the world. The five-year cultivating courses have nurtured tens of thousands of model citizens each year, and everyone is working toward the goal of Maitreya utopia. For more than 50 years, Qian Ren propagated Tao tirelessly and modeled herself after Tao. Acknowledged by the Almighty, Qian Ren was honored with the Heavenly Decree to continue the works of our Shi-Zun, Shi-Mu and Lao Qian Ren to salvage the suffering world. With thankful hearts, all the cultivators are honored and will follow Qian Ren's leadership to help accomplish this sacred mission.