15 Oct Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 9
[Series of Master Shen-Long expounding on the Prajna Paramita (Perfection of Transcendent Wisdom) Heart Sutra]
What kind of habit should we form? A habit of being able to relax at any time and in any place. This is very important.
This kind of relaxing does not mean you do not care – this mental attitude is extremely subtle. This is not to say that you are not concerned with everything; rather, it is to reduce pressure on yourself, whether in front of the public or alone by yourself. Some people, when in front of the public, will be ill at ease and uncomfortable – it is the pressure. Also, at the time one faces oneself, and during that moment of transition, one gets agitated – this is also called pressure. This kind of problem needs to be resolved by a method.
Relaxing; in fact, to speak bluntly, when one has achieved true relaxation, then that is called “Samadhi”. Samadhi refers to being pure and having a mind completely without fluctuations. One must not misunderstand the cultivation to Samadhi (the highest level of the mind unmoved and undisturbed) through meditation by just being seated there; this is only one of ten thousand types and one of numerous methods. In fact, the high classification of Samadhi is when the mind is unmoved every second. For instance: When war is coming, he sees the war as a dream.
Would a bullet hit him?
Basically, he does not react to it. Even if the bullet penetrates his body, his body is transparent. This is not a fairy tale, it’s because you have not verified into the truth. After you verified into the truth, just like scientists obtaining proof, after verifying by experience rather than theory, then you will truly see it. Before, I talked about how atoms and ions exist, and modern scientists have admitted that they do exist and refer to them as wave motions. Wave motions are very intriguing; thirty years ago, scientists were still unable to prove it; why can they do so now?
The scientific instruments are more advanced now. Unpleasantly said, scientific technology is king, but the human mind has not advanced.
Currently we tend to rely on scientific technology too much which will hugely ruin us, for it will be hard for the human brain to recover back to their normal stage again.
Therefore, when other people talked about the year 2000 coming, we all became nervous. We were afraid that by that time we were going to run out of water and electricity, which was all controlled by computers. I am telling you, if your mind becomes purified of defiling illusion, this kind of phenomena fundamentally would not exist.
Why? All the Milky-Way galaxies are an illusory dream and vision in bubbles. When one has truly seen the true facts, then one can see the wave motions of the stored memory bank in every brain.
This is very scientific and can be tested. For instance: many people do not believe they had a previous life or they do not believe in the six realms of reincarnation, but hypnosis has proven to them that they had a past. For instance: one was an extraterrestrial, an Egyptian, an American or from all other countries. How they died is documented in history records, and one can even find one’s tomb. There is a book called Many Lives, Many Masters; I believe many people have read this book. This book was written by a western scientist and sought to prove whether the six realms of reincarnation existed. It proved that a person has reincarnated not just one life but many life terms through many existence of world-periods, which represents a kind of phenomena. This phenomenon shows that you have measureless and boundless dreams – we call it illusory dreams and visions in bubbles.