Veneral Chuk Mor was born on 13 August 1913 in China and came to Penang in 1954. He had a Master’s Degree in Commerce and Economics. He was the first president of the Malaysian Buddhist Association and was the founder of the Triple Wisdom Hall and the famous Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang which has an 80-foot Kwan Yin Statue.
In his younger days, he made many porcelain Buddhist artifacts. He used to spend 12 hours a day producing beautiful porcelain items. He also traveled to India, Nepal, Tibet, Thailand and Sri Lanka to learn more about Buddhism. In his travels, the Buddha, Kuan Yin and Amitabha Buddha appeared to him.
His spiritual practices included the chanting of Kuan Yin’s mantra, OM MANI PADME HUM and the teachings of Amitabha Pure Land. When he was older, he practiced Zen Buddhism.
He wrote many bestsellers on Buddhism and opened the “Manjusri” bookstores in Ipoh, Tanjung Malim and Shanghai.
He taught that the highest dharma is to maintain a constant state of mind which is always happy and cannot be disturbed or provoked.