Master Cheng Yen has been called "the Mother Teresa of Asia" and the "Red Cross of China" - where everyone knows her name. As head of a small Buddhist temple in Taiwan, her generous followers number over four million. Her work and influence through the Tzu Chi Foundation provides disaster relief throughout the world - from sending truckloads of food, blankets, and housing directly to the people in need - to building hospitals, colleges, research centers, and developing educational, social, and cultural programs. This is the chronicle of her search for wisdom and its flowering in the many social works of compassion performed by her followers worldwide. Master Chen Yen was recently awarded the Eisenhower Medallion for her contributions to world peace. She had also been nominated (1996) for the Nobel Peace Prize for her selfless dedication to helping others and for bringing to a troubled world a renewed vision of compassion in action.