In his junior high school days, Chung-Shih Lin’s house was very close to one marble factory. He was often attracted to the stone sculpture works on his way back home. After some times, he gradually became familiar with the sculptors, which leads to his love to stone sculptures.
From 1993 to 1998, Lin reached a crucial turning point of his life. He initiated to explore the meaning of his stone sculpture works, trying to explore their inner spirit and pondered the value and philosophy of life. He started to create more works gradually. However, in 1996, Lin got Pituitary lesions and caused Gigantism. An emergency surgery saved him from the imbalance of endocrine, but the syndrome never left and caused thick joints.
Just when Chung-Shih Lin was getting better, the Grand Master Wei Chueh of Chung Tai Chan Monastery visited him. Under the Grand Master’s guidance, he converted to Buddhism. Embracing the serenity in mind is as starting a new-born life, he chose to focus on Buddhist statues, especially Guanyin. He made the research for the various forms of Huanyin from Six Dynasties to Tang Dynasty, being aware of a gradual tranquility and peace in mind. Lin makes a great wish that he will be able to elevate his stone carving skills after making a profound research on a variety of Guanyin forms, so that he could create one hundred of Guanyin statues in the near future.