only before noon and ate only twice a day both at about 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. His dietary was very simple. He never wasted the food. His living supplies were only the things that he took when he was ordained as a monk. This had been unchanged in 26 years. One of his monk robes was ragged with 224 sewed patches. These relics can also be seen at Master Hong Yi Memorial in Quanzhou.
ĦĦĦĦTo be a Buddhist, one must is to stay away from greed. The vinaya requests that the Buddhist monks must not return to the old business so as not to interfere with the practice. After he became a monk, Hong Yi almost gave up all the secular knowledge, but only insisted on his calligraphy. The Buddhist monks often had an easy place to live. Without definite residence, Hong Yi only had a simple yet quiet life, fully reflecting the unrestrained mood of relief.
ĦĦĦĦSecond, he promoted the vinaya for lay Buddhists.
Vinaya is the principle of behavior. Vinaya is a standard to distinguish the right from the wrong. Not only the monks and nuns,