MASTER SHEN-LONG | Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 16
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Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 16

Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 16

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

I have continuously talked from the beginning of this chapter until now about having “no fluctuations” as like having a motionless mind, this state of being “motionless”, everyone please by all means do not misunderstand, it does not mean to act as a dead person or as a blockheaded person. I have said many times, it is when you are not influenced and confused by outside phenomena. The greatest problem of our humanity is precisely that we are confused; we are confused by sentiment, environment, and self-illusion which then creates an unreal phenomenon that lets oneself to be reincarnated, lets oneself enjoy, and lets oneself suffer. If you want to stop this phenomenon, then I need to advise everyone besides exploring and study through deep meditation as Dhyana (Zen) Buddhism, or cultivation in the way of Esoteric Buddhism; you should chant Amitabha.

The past few hundred years’ people mistake the method of “chanting Amitabha” as a method for old folks to practice, or for uneducated folks who are the hopeless ones, let them go at that, and we tell them to chant Amitabha.

What is the condition of chanting Amitabha? Nobody knows.

Where do they go? No one knows.

What is the theory and doctrine of it? No one knows.

This is the biggest problem. Especially in current society, people still do not understand this method of chanting Amitabha.

Why? They do it with lack of understanding and by being superstitious.

I walked down many of these paths myself in the past; I was in contact with Esoteric Buddhism, Dhyana (Zen) Buddhism, and Pure Land Buddhism, and others like Catholicism and Christianity. I discovered a phenomenon where people are all superstitious, and they follow the masses and repeat what everyone says.

I constantly encounter many people who tell me: “Buddhism is very good.”

But when you ask them what is so good about it? They cannot explain.

Other people say Buddhism is a superstition, but when you ask them how is it superstition? One answers and says that they worship idols or other things, and still cannot explain clearly at all.

Therefore, may I offer a bit of advice for everyone, if you truly want to change your body and mind, you ought to become familiar with the teachings of the Buddha. After all, what is the Buddha teaching?

Because Prajna (wisdom) is the core of Buddha teaching, after you understand Prajna, then you will naturally have full access to the Buddha teaching. After understanding the Buddha teaching, then your Prajna is much easier to access.

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你看我從剛剛講到現在,我一直在講「不波動」- 心不動。這個不動。大家千萬不要誤會它,不是死人、木頭人在那裡。我也講過好幾遍,就是不為所動,不為所迷。我們人最大問題就從是「迷」。迷在情感,迷在環境,迷在自己的幻覺;然後造一個假相讓自己去投生,讓自己去享受,讓自己去痛苦。你如果要終止這個現象,那我要勸各位參禪、修密以外,念佛。

因為「念佛」在過去好幾百年以來,都被人誤會好像老太太、老公公,愚夫愚婦做的事沒救的人,算了,我們叫他念佛。

念佛是個什麼狀態?不知道。

到那裡去?不知道。

原理原則?不知道。

大問題。尤其現在社會,對念佛他還是不了解。

為什麼?他盲目迷信。

我過去自己走過很多路,「密教」也接觸,「禪宗」也接觸,「淨土」也接觸;那其它像「天主教」、「基督教」我都接觸過。我發現一個現象是什麼?人都很迷信,他人云亦云。

我常常碰到很多人跟我講,佛教很好。

你問他:為什麼好?說不出。

人家說:佛教迷信。

你問他:那裡迷信?拜偶像,他也說不出來。

所以我奉勸各位,如果你真的想把你的身心變一變,你應該去認識佛法。到底什麼叫「佛法」?

因為「般若」是佛法的核心,當然你了解「般若」以後,佛法你自然通達。了解佛法,你這個「般若」就容易進入。

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