MASTER SHEN-LONG | Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 25
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Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 25

Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 25

[Series of Master Shen-Long expounding on the Prajna Paramita (Perfection of Transcendent Wisdom) Heart Sutra]

(Last week we ended with “Every day we have all been angry about something; this is certain. Regardless of whether it is with immense anger or minor anger.  You need to think, who gets hurt in the end? It is yourself.)

One does not realize life is but a dream.  One does not want to have a good dream; instead, one insists on having a dream that makes life difficult for oneself. This is very interesting, because we are this type of person, and we all have this kind of experience, am I right?

We all want to free ourselves of worldly afflictions, but the fundamental problem is there is no such thing of freeing oneself of worldly afflictions, and neither do afflictions; all cause from the restless and un-peacefulness of your mind. This is very important.

For instance, we come here, you sit there, and if your mind is purified, you will perceive everybody’s way of thinking, and looking at things. If your mind is not purified, then you are restless and unable to sit still, never mind others. Therefore, everyone is different. If everyone can, within the scope of one’s life, compose one’s mind for one to two minutes, this would be very beneficial to all of you.

Of course, first you must change your concept; worldly concepts, ego face, money – all needs to be removed. After you have removed them, then making money will be easier.

Why? There is no gain and loss.

Our society is precisely about gain and loss. Gain and loss has taken every one of us from our pure state into absolute defilement.

Why?  I say absolutely 100%, you have become its slave, and even after death you will not let go of it. Many people still want to come back after they have died.

Come back for what? To do things. One still wants to occupy one’s own way of thinking and looking at things in their mind. All things already do not belong to one.

Are there not many haunted houses?  The previous owner loved the house and will not let go, so they come back. There are many of these kinds of instances and phenomena in modern society, as well as in ancient times.

We have often talked about malicious spirits – is it real? It is surely real.

All phenomena of this world are real. But let me tell you, their veracity is only in a dream. If you know this is a dream, your life will change.

Change to what? It will change to a Bliss World.

Everyone must not be superstitious; the Bliss World is not the religious idea of the Bliss World of Amitabha Pure Land, do not be mistaken. That world does exist, and that is a phenomenon and a dream too. However, that dream is unadulterated and has no life and death, yet it is still a dream. You all need to try to understand this thoroughly.

The purpose for my encouragement for everyone to go to the Bliss World of Amitabha Pure Land is to let you all have a good dream. After you go there, then you will realize that the purpose is for you to wake up from this good dream. If you are truly awakened, you can be called Amitabha.

“A” means infinite.

“Mita” means quantity or capacity.

“Bha” is enlightenment.

It is infinite this kind of life, inextinguishable spiritually and inextinguishable materially. Therefore, the function of the Buddhism certainly is not a religion. Religion is superstition; rather, the teaching of the Buddha is an education.

Why do I mention this concept again? All of you are still unclear about this kind of concept. Especially Buddha teaching, which you need to practice in your daily life; you need to apply Prajna Paramita in your daily life.

Giving it a try! In your daily life, you can insult and do whatever is needed to fix things up, which is no problem; but your mind needs to be purified of defiling illusion. I am performing every second today, it is a dream, and there is no need to be overly serious about it. If you take it all seriously, then you are making things difficult for yourself. In the future, when you want to die, frankly speaking, you will be unable to die. Everyone is unable to die.

Why? It is because all of you in the past were humans and have been reincarnated into the six realms.

Why are you back again today, you are taking a new lease on life again?  It is because every time all transforms into the same condition and you cannot get out of this reincarnation. Therefore, this is a big problem, you need to have perfect insight of being master of yourself.

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他不知道人生是夢,所以他不會做個好夢,他非要做個跟自己過不去的夢。這很妙,因為我們自己就這樣的人,我們都有經譣對不對?

我們都希望能解脫,問題是根本就沒解脫這回事,也沒有煩惱;是你內心的不定、不安。這很重要。

譬如說:我們今天到這裡來,如果你坐在那個地方,你的心是清淨的時候,你會感覺到每一個人心裡的想法、看法那是一定的。如果你的心不清淨,不要說別人,你自己都煩燥坐不住。所以每個人不同。每個人如果在生活範圍當中,能夠把自己的心定個一、二分鐘,這對你們有非常大的好處。

那當然,首先,觀念要改變。把世俗的觀念:面子、金錢觀念都要拿掉。你拿掉以後,賺錢你就輕鬆。

為什麼?沒有得失。

我們這個社會,就是有得失。得失就是把一個人從純真帶入絕對的污染。

為什麼?我說絕對百分之百,你將來就是它的奴才,死了也不會放手。這很多人死了以後,還是回來。

回來做什麼?做事。還要佔据他內心的想法和看法。已經不屬於他的。很多房子不是鬧鬼?對不對?

前任的屋主,太愛這個房子,捨不得,回來。這個現象,在現代社會很多。古代當然有。

我們常常講厲鬼,是不是真的?絕對是真的。

所有世間一切現象,沒有假的,都是真的。但是我告訴你,它那個真實性,都在夢裡。你要知道它是夢,好了,你的生活變了。

變成什麼?變成極樂世界。

各位千萬不要迷信,極樂世界:不是說我們宗教上講的有個阿彌陀佛的極樂世界,那搞錯了。那是有,那是一個現象,那也是一個夢。他那個夢,純真而沒有生死,但也是夢。你們大家要搞清楚。

我勸各位到極樂世界去的目地,是要讓你們做一個好夢。這個夢,等你們到了那個地方去了以後,才知道原來我的目的,是要從這個好夢中覺醒。你要真的醒了,你就叫阿彌陀佛。「阿」是無。「彌陀」是量。「佛」是覺。無量的這種生命,精神不滅,物質不滅。所以佛教的作用,絕對不是宗教。宗教是迷信的,佛法是教育。

我為什麼要把這種概念再提一提?各位對這樣的概念還不是很清楚。尤其佛法;你要用在生活中,你要把「般若波羅密多」用在生活上。你們來聽一遍,就實行一遍。

試試看,生活上你須要辱罵如何都沒有問題,但是你的心要清淨。我今天分分秒秒是在演戲,是做夢不必太認真。你認真,跟自己就過不去。將來要死,說真的,也死不成;人人都死不成。

為什麼?各位過去都是做人,都在六道輪迴。為什麼今天又回來?

又搖身一變?因為每一次都變成同樣的狀態,逃不出這個輪迥。所以這個裡面有個大問題,你要「觀自在」

>>Click here to read the full series of Master Shen-Long expounding on Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra

 

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