MASTER SHEN-LONG | Explanation of the Title: Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 39
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Explanation of the Title: Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 39

Explanation of the Title: Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 39

(Last week we ended with, “If there is no more affinity occasion left, then you remain in the eternal energy of the universe to enjoy the days of pureness without darkness. This kind of living is totally different.”)

 

I encountered many friends in the past who practice in accordance with Buddha teaching cultivation, and indeed they have attained benefit. Oneself knows which day they will leave here and go to which world. This is what we have often talked about the many Buddha worlds described in Sutras, there are many people who awakened to higher spiritual worlds. They did not have sickness, and also did not leave home to be a monk or nun. One is a man of common clay who did not talk much, did not blame the Gods or accuse others. His business did very well and he was involved with various businesses and professions. When the time was up, he left. How did he go? No sickness and left while standing.

It was the energy. He transferred the energy and moved to a pure, unconditioned and enlightened spiritual world. He no longer needed a physical body. To him the body was the same as clothing and can be taken off and donated, just like how people donate their unwanted clothing to the Salvation Army.

Nowadays, to be an organ donor is a trendy thing. Everyone must remember this, donating organs is not that simple. After you die, you will still have attachment to the body is youself, when they cut into your flesh to remove the organ, the surgical incision is very painful to endure because your feeling of pain remains.

Even after being dead for 24 hours, the soul has not left the body yet. The most serious cases cling to the coffin for an eternity, like the haunted stories we have often heard. This is not a haunted story; this truly happens. Nowadays, we see this frequently and many scientists’ report about the existence of the spiritual world. There are distressed ghosts, some are malicious souls, and there are other various kinds. How come they are that way? Their mind is uneven and discontented.

I have encountered many in my life and dealt with many cases, there are various kinds of ghosts. The ghost is a soul, a deluded or confused soul. They live in their heart of unfairness or injustice all day long. We try to communicate with the one and explained: “There is a better world out there, we use the enlightened one’s radiance to help you to escape from the bonds and obtain freedom, and let you enter a mother’s womb in preparation for rebirth into this world, and let you be reincarnated; would that work for you? “Most times, the ghosts are willing, but there are some ghosts who do not agree to it.  Why? Those kinds that dwell on hatred and mutual hostility are very difficult. Malicious souls are hard to help them to find peace.

They behave the same as us in the human world, put up a big fuss on small trivial matters, and struggle. Buddha mentions in the Sutra: Strong in fighting. In our era, everybody fights with everyone; we fight with ourselves. Therefore, speaking with you about Prajna (wisdom); if you can lean on experience about the sphere of Prajna, the fighting nature then becomes non-existent, and competition will also be gone. Competition and fighting do not exist in the Buddha worlds; for instance, the Bliss World of Amitabha Pure Land does not have that. All beings are purified without defilement in body and mind. They live in luminosity penetrating forth daily, free to manifest either with a body form or without a body form.

In our world on Earth, are there any high spiritual beings from the Bliss World of Amitabha Pure Land?  Yes, there are many here, but we do not recognize them.

How come? Their mission is to be with those beings who have the predestined affinity, before their affinity flares up as before his impact shows effect, he will not disclose his identity.

I have encountered a few of them in this life. I ran into a Bodhisattva who is from the Bliss World of Amitabha Pure Land; unfortunately, they are all gone now. Are there any left? Yes, more than before. When the condition of our world gets worse, the higher spiritual worlds will send more enlightened ones down to Earth. This is because they know that we are the same as them; we are merely having a dream that is all. Every day we have dreams filled with “greed (attachment), aversion, ignorance, arrogance and suspicion; the day we wake up from the dream, we are then the same as they are.

Stated in the Heart Sutra: Guan-Yin Bodhisattva (Avalokitesvara), next time we will explain the Sutra text, “Guan-Zi-Zai Bodhisattva (Having perfect insight of being master of oneself Bodhisattva)”, whose other name is Guan-Yin Bodhisattva (Avalokitesvara).

How many Transformation Bodies of Guan-Yin Bodhisattva (Avalokitesvara) are in our world? If our world has a population of 50 billion, then her transformations will be 60 billion or more. Her transformations are all kinds and sorts, and can be mountains, rivers and the Earth, where she can also assume these shapes. Why? If you can become enlightened through viewing scenery to comprehend the truth about the universe, and no longer do unwholesome activities; she then manifests the scenery for you to see.

There is a book called Records of Seeing and Hearing of Being Born in the Pure Land of Amitabha by Lay Practitioner Miaoyin which has a more detailed description of this. An old man who chants Amitabha for over a year made a vow to be born in the Pure Land of Amitabha, and at the end, Amitabha came to meet and receive him, accompanied by Guan-Yin Bodhisattva (Avalokitesvara) and Da-Shi-Zi Bodhisattva (Great Strength – Mahasthamaprapta).  This is a true story that happened in the current era, and it is not an ancient story. In this modern era, there are many people who end up in the high spiritual world, only we do not have the affinity occasion to hear about their stories, do not have the natural affinity to come across with them. In this kind of phenomena, I have encountered many. I have had the natural affinity to come across them as friends or hearing about it from others as well. I have been truly been in touch with this as well, there are many.

In that case, they all are ordinary people, how can you recover your pure and radiant essence?

How can you go to a better world?

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(上星期講到: 如果沒有緣,自己在宇宙永恆的磁場當中,享受清淨而沒有黑暗的日子。這不一樣的。)

我過去遇到很多位朋友,有的真正照佛法修行,確實得到好處。自己也曉得那一天要走,到什麼世界去。就是我們常講《佛經》說很多佛的世界,很多覺悟者的世界,高級的靈性世界。他們也沒有生病,也沒有說是出家。你平常看他,也沒有話,沒有怨天尤人。公司的事情做得好的很,各行各業都有。時間到了,就走了。怎麼走的?不生病,站著就走了。

就是能量,他就把能量轉移,移到清淨、無為的、覺悟的那個靈體的世界。身體不需要了,身體就跟衣服一樣不要了,所以捐到救世軍去了,這捐掉了。

現在不是流行什麼捐贈器官,各位要記住,捐贈器官不是那麼簡單的。你死了,還執著這個身體是你,他割你的肉,你就受不了,你還有痛覺。

人死二十四小時,靈魂都不見得離開。嚴重的一輩子守著那個棺材,這講鬧鬼。這不是小說裡面講,真的有這事情。我們現在常看到,很多科學家都研究出來,有;有靈界的這些事情,有鬼魂,有冤死的,有厲鬼,各式各樣。那為什麼?心不平。

我們這一生遇到的很多,處理的也很多,什麼樣的鬼都有。鬼就是靈魂,就迷了以後的這個靈。他們一天到晚就活在他內心的不平之中。把他找來,跟他溝通,跟他講:「這裡有好的世界,我們拿覺悟者的光明讓你解脫,讓你去投胎,讓你去超生,行不行?」大部分的鬼都願意,可是還有別的鬼不願意。為什麼?仇殺的,互相結怨的,很難。這厲鬼很難超渡。

這跟我們人世間一樣,一大堆的這些,講起來雞毛蒜皮;實際上就是鬥爭。佛在經上講「鬥爭堅固」。我們這時代,每一個人都鬥,自己也要跟自己鬥。所以跟你說「般若」,如果你今天能夠稍稍體會到「般若」的境界,鬥跟爭就沒有了,競爭也沒有了。競爭和鬥爭在佛的世界,譬如說:阿彌陀佛極樂世界,沒有的。那地方的眾生身心清淨,一塵不染。每天活在光明之中,想變身體,就變身體,不想變,就不變。

我們世間我們在這地球,有沒有極樂世界來的這些高級靈體?多的是,我們都不認識。

為什麼?他的任務是跟這些眾生有緣,緣還沒有發作以前,就是他那個影響力還沒有發作以前,他不會顯露身分。

我這一生也遇過,我遇過極樂世界來的菩薩。有,不過現在都走了。那剩下來還有沒有?有,更多。因為世間越壞的時候,高級靈界他們派來的覺悟者就更多。因為他知道我們跟他是一樣,我們不過是在作夢而已。每天作「貪、瞋、痴、慢、疑」的夢,那天夢醒了,跟他們是一樣。

經上講:觀音菩薩,我們下次會講到經文。「觀自在菩薩」,觀自在菩薩就是觀音菩薩。

觀世音菩薩在世間的化身有多少?我們如果有五十億,她有六十億。各式各樣的化身,山河大地,她也可以化身。為什麼?如果你會因為看到一段風景而開悟 -了解宇宙真相,不再造作惡業了﹔她就化現風景給你看。

我們有個小冊子,三重妙音居士會印的,叫《妙音居士往生見聞記》,裡面講的就實際了。這個老先生念佛一年多,發願往生極樂世界。阿彌陀佛就來接他,大勢至菩薩、觀音菩薩也來接他了。這真的事,現代發生的,不是古代。現代發生到高級靈體的世界去的人,多的不得了。只是我們沒有緣聽到,沒有緣碰到。在這樣的現象中,我自己碰到很多,有緣碰到,朋友也好,聽人家講的也好,自己真的接觸到的也好,有。

那你想都是普通人,怎麼樣才能恢復清淨、光明的本體?

怎麼樣才能到好的世界去?

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