MASTER SHEN-LONG | Explanation of the Title: Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 27
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Explanation of the Title: Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 27

Explanation of the Title: Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 27

(Last week we ended with, “What is the self-confirmation aspect? It is yourself having verified the phenomena of the purified mind in its nature state free of obscuration. The phenomenon one sees and would not rashly let know to other people is called “esoteric”. It is not concealed and not to let people know or not to pass on. People should be very clear with this point.”)

 

 

Adding the word “profound” to esoteric practice is precisely the extraordinary refined phenomena of universal energy called Vajrayan (or Esoteric Buddhism, Tantric Buddhism). There exists absolutely no superstitions. You should not be mistaken seeing a person wearing the five-petal lotus hat and think one is the Dharma King, that is only a religious appearance -an external appearance. You really need to learn from his self-confirmation aspect in Buddha enlightenment; has he experiential entry into Buddha truth?

A minimally qualified one has attained the 4th fruition of Arhatship, one who has all illusions and temptation of things seen and thoughts abandoned is the attainment of the 9th meditative concentration (Samadhi) level. There are cultivation tiers and it cannot be you announcing that one is the Dharma King (Dharmaraja) and he becomes one, things do not happen this way. If you practice cultivation and have experiential entry into the Buddha truth, with one glance, you would know. Currently, 99% of Esoteric Buddhism is provisional practice.

How come they are provisional practice? That is in the religion name.

Why do I say this out loud? Currently there is no true Buddha teaching anymore. It is also the same in Exoteric Buddhism. All are busy with religious assembly, bustling with noise and excitement, using it to set up enterprises, or set up group corporations. There is already no teaching of Buddha.

Where is the true teaching of Buddha? The true teaching of Buddha must wait for the next-arrival of Mi-le Buddha (Maitreya) again from the Mahabrahma Heaven to seek the teaching of Buddha.

Now in this period of degeneration and extinction of the Buddha teaching, nothing is there. In this period of degeneration and extinction of Buddha teaching, all is for looking good. People see many splendid religious mountain groups occupied with many magnificent high-rise monasteries and temples, looking good externally. The meaning of the true Buddha teaching is gone, let alone the cultivation practices and self-authenticating, even the Dharma Body and Reward Body are not here, and need not to speak of the Transformation Body.

We often hear about how in Esoteric Buddhism, there are many “Dharmarajas—Dharma Kings” who are the manifestation of so-and-so past prominent master. If you do cultivation practice and are self-authenticating, taking one look and you would know they are fake. In past lives, he was a monk with some good karmic reward and due to his advantageous rewards and having this vow, only then did he transmigrate back. He is not a Buddha Bodhisattva. People should not be mistaken or confused by this.

The same way as we come to this world with karmic reward so that we can live in a nice house and drive nice cars, he must have affinity with this religion like many who become Pope or Cardinal of the Catholic Church who have this advantageous reward. You truly think that he is the transformation of angels? No, he is not. However, it has happened in the past such as, the Venerable Pope John Paul II, who was sent from Heaven. He was very clear about his life mission on earth. In addition, Mother Teresa is also the same. These people came from the Heaven world.

We need to talk about the Buddha world, it is not easy.

Are there any transformation bodies of Buddha Bodhisattva from the Buddha world? Have any of the Buddha Bodhisattva come? Yes, there are.

The population on earth is about five billion and there are about six billion Transformation Bodies of Buddha Bodhisattva here on earth. However, we are unaware.

Why? From their Transformation Body’s phenomenon, it is invisible for you tell.

From my personal observation, true cultivation depends on the self, it is useless to rely on others. Today, if you truly want to see the true facts of the universe, as just mentioned a moment ago, you need to compose your mind, and practice cultivation truly. To remove afflictions and attachments during each mind activation with thought arousal this is called “become enlightened” and “enlightenment”.

Buddha teaching is enlightenment, not a religion. Buddha teaching is not created by Buddha; everyone has this fundamental essence of enlightenment and all living beings can become Buddha.

In Western society, they do not acknowledge this. In Western religion, God is the almighty who creates everything. It is the same perspective as Brahmanism. In Brahmanism, all is created by Brahma, the followers even refer to themselves as the people of Brahma. In the Hindu religion, Brahma is pure, clean and unchanging. Buddha is not like that and he states:

All living beings can become Buddha.

Everyone can recover one’s fundamental essence and regain one’s inherent pure mind furthermore, to attain the state of being the master of one’s self. The Reward Body Buddha is the master of oneself.

Where does one live? One lives in numerous spatial dimensions.

Does one contact with us? Yes, one does contact with us. However, without moving to respond through feelings, you are unlikely to sense it.

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心經     卷(二)   法、化、報三身  

(上星期講到: 什麼是「自證分」?就是你自己證入法界的現象。這現象是什麼,不輕易告訴人家,這叫「密」。不是祕密不傳,不是,這要搞清楚)

那個密加一個「深」,就是非常細微的宇宙能量的現象,這個叫密宗。絕對沒有迷信的。不要看他外面戴個法王帽,又是這個法王,那只是一種教相 – 就是外相。真正要跟他學「自證分」;他有沒有證入?

最低要證四果阿羅漢,四果羅漢要「見思煩惱」全部斷光光 – 這是第九次第定。這有次第的,不是你說他法王,他就法王,沒有這種事的。你自己有修有證,你一看他就知道。現在的密教百分之九十九全是假的。

為什麼是假的?就是一個宗教名義。

為什麼我要把它講出來?現在已經沒有佛法了。顯教也是一樣,全部搞法會、搞熱鬧、搞企業、搞集團,沒有佛法了。

真正佛法在那裡?真正佛法,要等下一尊彌勒佛來的時候,大梵天再來請法。現在「末法時期」,啥子都沒有。

「末法時期」,就是好看;很多山很多山頭,好看。真正佛法的意思沒有了;不要說修證,「法身、報身」沒有了,「化身」也不用談。

我們常看密教裡面有很多 – 某某法王,他是「化身」來的,怎麼樣怎麼樣。你自己有修有證,你一看就知道,假的。那是過去生,有一點福報的出家人,他有福報有這個願力,他才回來,不是佛菩薩。不要弄錯。

就像我們到世間來,現在有點福報,住好房子,開好汽車,就是這麼回事,一樣。他跟宗教有緣,就像天主教很多做教皇、做紅衣主教,這有福報的。你真的以為他是天使來的,不是的。可是以前有,教宗若望保祿二世剛剛走,各位知不知道?他是真的。他這個人不能講他是人了,他是清清楚楚來的,像德蕾莎修女也是,這是天界。我們要講佛界,難。

佛界真正來「化身」的有沒有?有沒有佛菩薩來?有。

我們世間五十億,佛菩薩化身有六十億到我們世間來。可是我們不知道。

為什麼?他化身的現象上,你看不出來的。

據我觀察,真正修行還是靠自己,靠別人都沒有用。如果今天真的想看到宇宙的實相,剛剛講把你的心能定下來了,真正修行了。起心、動念中把煩惱、執著拿掉了,這就叫作「開悟」,這就叫作「覺悟」。

佛法是覺悟,不是宗教。佛法不是佛創的,一切眾生、每個人都有這覺悟的本體,一切眾生都能成佛。

西方不承認,西方宗教是上帝最大,是他創造。就跟婆羅門教一樣,婆羅門教講一切眾生是梵天所造,所以他們叫「梵民」,印度叫「梵」。「梵」是清淨不變的意思。

佛不是,佛說:「一切眾生皆能成佛。」可以個個恢復他的本體,個個恢復他的本心,而且可以達到自在。報身佛是自在。

他生活在那裡?生活在無數度空間。

跟我們人間接不接觸?接觸。

可是沒有感應的時候,你不會感受到。

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