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Explanation of the Title: Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Preface

Explanation of the Title: Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Preface

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Primarily, everyone’s self-nature is a universal phenomenon, they are one and undivided; it initiates endless and boundless meritorious functions, has wonderful Tathagata mind of non-creation (beginning) and non-extinction (ending) of all phenomena, and all does not extend beyond Prajna (wisdom). Shakyamuni Buddha explained the teachings for forty-nine years, all revealed from this mind, and all became the supreme truth of the Prajnaparamita Sutra. This is the great merit and virtue within the wisdom ocean of Buddha, who constantly roars like a lion awakening unlimited beings! He fulfillsall Buddha’s tasks and wishes, so all sentient and non-sentient beings can attain perfect Buddha wisdom,allis not apart from this indestructible enlightened omniscient penetrative ability andtrue wisdom of Prajna. This is named “the Diamond (Indestructible) Prajna-Paramita (perfection of transcendent wisdom)”.

The Indestructible Prajna (wisdom) is the key for all living beings to become Buddha which all living beingsand Buddha possess inherently. If one wants to recover the mighty ability of our indestructible Prajna, then one needs to turn from the distracting thoughts with affliction to being purified of defiling illusion and no desire. Transform one’s worry and fear into being the master of one self’s brightness.  At all times to be placid and with none dispute.  At every moment, to concentrate your attention to have mindfulness of Amitabha.

If one can follow this way to cultivate mentally and physically, and persist with it over time, then indulging in the ways of the human world will certainly vanish. At the right moment, one will have a flash of understanding to eradicate the unenlightened condition. Instantly, you will see your own nature,naturally realizing one’s own naive conscience. One begins to know that all Buddha and all the beings of present, past and future from ten directions of the universe are one and from the same Dharma Body (true nature body), and all is but oneself and that is all. So, one gets a thorough understanding of the truth, forever without doubt. To only see the phenomena of “birth, aging, illness and death” are as if they are illusions, the emotions of “delight, anger, sadness, happiness” are as dreams and images of “mountains, rivers and earth” are created from our fleeting thoughts; life of the universe is the phenomena of momentarily rising and falling in asplit second. From then on, you will have a playful manner towards life on earth, follow one’s predestined affinity to help and enlighten all, be the master of yourself, and freely go anywhere at will completely with no concerns. This is the normal life of all living beings and Buddha. The morality standard of one’s personal character and dignity is eternally unchanged, distinctly real and not unreal. Doing it this way is to bemindful of Amitabha wholeheartedly, directly entering the supreme and inconceivable state of the indestructible Prajna.

With the blessing of the awe-inspiring Buddha, I explain the Prajna-Paramita Heart Sutra publicly. I take the title of the Sutra and discuss it finely and in detail, to help peopleunderstand the objective and essential points of this Sutra; hoping one can comply with the meaning of the Sutra and simultaneously understand the Sutra scripture. I hope that people who are brought by fate from ten directions of the universe,all received the essence of true wisdom and all reality through contact by any one of the six sense organs. One is certainly capable of cutting off afflictions, exit the suffering sea, chant Amitabha, and verify one’s true feature. One understands fully and clearly that chanting Amitabha wholeheartedly is the indestructible Prajna. To be reborn in the Pure Land of Amitabha is Paramita. The essentials of all truth, all comes forth from the Heart Sutra. The entire realm of phenomena returns toward the state of nothing can lay hold of. A merciful ferry is universally ferrying across,an ordinary person and a saint are one and undivided. In the ocean of Nirvana Light, there neither exists any being nor Buddha!

Gatha:

Tripitaka divides into twelve volumes, without leaving Amitabha of my mind;
Practicing profound Prajna cultivation, mind observes being the master of myself Buddha.
If one knows nothing can lay hold of, one would chant Amitabha wholeheartedly;
Chanting Amitabha truthfully, granting oneself with a Dharma Body Buddha.

Tai-Yi Shen-Long
Xiao-Yao comprehended in Nirvana light

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般若波羅蜜多心經經題詳解

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元夫性相一如,大用無方,涅槃妙心,不出般若。而釋迦老子,四十九年所說一切法,皆由此心所顯,悉成第一義諦般若經也。斯乃我佛薩婆若海中之大功大德,常行獅子吼,醒無量大眾!成就一切諸佛所作所願﹔乃至情與無情,同圓種智,皆不離此金剛覺照、般若真智也!即名之曰:「金剛般若波羅密多」。

金剛般若乃一切眾生成佛之樞要,生佛皆具,人人本有。若欲恢復吾人金剛般若之大能大用,則應先將雜念煩惱,換成清淨無欲。把擔憂恐懼,變為自在光明。時時刻刻,平和無爭。分分秒秒,專注念佛!

果能如是修心修行,時日一久,迷情必消。時辰一到,豁破無明!當下見吾本性,自證天真靈覺。始知十方三世一切諸佛眾生,皆是共同一法身,全是一個自己罷了。徹悟真理,永無疑惑!但見生老死病,如幻如化;喜怒哀樂,如夢如影;山河大地,念念遷流;宇宙人生,剎那生滅。從此遊戲人間,隨緣渡化;自在逍遙,了無牽掛。此即一切生佛之正常生活,地道風光,恆永不變,真實不虛!如是乃一心念佛,直入金剛般若之無上妙境也!

玆承佛威神加持,宣講《般若波羅密多心經》;但將經題詳說細論,俾使大眾明了一經宗旨綱要;望能承順經意,兼解經文也。惟願十方有緣,六根所觸,皆收實慧,悉入真際!必能斷煩惱、出苦海、念彌陀、證本來。了知一心念佛,即金剛般若,往生極樂,乃波羅密多;一切法要,皆出心經,一切法界,歸無所得。慈航普渡,凡聖不二,寂光海中,生佛亦無!

偈曰:

三藏十二部,不離吾心佛;

行深般若時,心觀自在佛。

若知無所得,一心真念佛;

真念阿彌陀,許汝法身佛。

太一神龍

逍遙識於寂光中

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