24 Sep Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 6
[Series of Master Shen-Long expounding on the Prajna Paramita (Perfection of Transcendent Wisdom) Heart Sutra]
We have so many things that need to get done, and if there was nothing to do, our inner mind would become anxious and restless. This is normal. If this kind of phenomena did not exist, then everyone would become Buddha and become masters of ourselves. Therefore, if you want to resolve this affliction of birth and death, it is most important that you start from Prajna. The simplest way to start is to learn how to be disillusioned with all and to let go of all.
Just a moment ago, we mentioned a major phenomenon – life is but a dream. How do you maintain a clear-headed condition within this dream and resolve this dream with life and death – these are matters of top priority!
I offer that all you need to do is to be disillusioned with all. To be disillusioned with all is not like what is described in novels: “to reject the world for a monastic life”. This is the incorrect way of doing. To be “disillusioned” is when your mind no longer has any worries; it is not to detach from this human world. Everything is the same as usual in all walks of life. If you are an entrepreneur, you are smooth and steady running your business. If you are retired, you play golf daily and happily. However, your mind has nothing to worry about any more, this is the difficult part.
I think everyone knows this; everyone wants to be without worries. How to be without worries?
It is simple, “being disillusioned with everything” is to see the true facts of the reality. There are two ways:
(2) Cessation insight, meaning to be calm and have an insightful mind through any external disturbance and delusional thought.
I am going to talk about “analysis” first. For instance, on this table there is a cup, clock, and a piece of paper. Now with new scientific developments, explanation of this is now easier, for they are all composed by ions.
When you place these objects under an X-ray they become transparent, and when you place them under infrared ray they turn into another dimensional space and placed under the ray of αβ they turn into another phenomenon; it’s clear that they are composed by waves of ions. If you have this concept, then making money will be very pleasant.
Why? Money is a wave motion, so is your mind. If your mind is without the wave motion, then bills of money are controlled and used by you.
All of you need to think: why does your mind have wave motions?
You take all matters seriously and are overly attached to them. Regarding “taking seriously”, it does not mean to tell you to not take work seriously, one must not misinterpret this, I do not mean it this way. “Taking seriously” means that your mind knows what you are doing and trying your utmost to do it, but the amazing thing is that when you are doing it, your mind will not be influenced. For instance, even under a clamorous environment, your mind is unmoved.
Why is it unmoved? You are not affected by it! However, your mind also knows the conditions of this clamorous environment, therefore you need to use the way of analysis.