MASTER SHEN-LONG | Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 36
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Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 36

Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 36

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

(Last week we ended with, “What we have explained, you must practice in your daily routine.  You cannot detach from it, and you cannot take it as a kind of worship or conviction – that will not work.”)

[Sutra] So, release oneself fromall obstructions caused by suffering and misfortune.              

[經文] 度一切苦厄

Commentary:

Release oneself, what does that mean?It means exceedingcontrol and to resolve.

Everyone understands this sentence, but not everyone knows how to apply it correctly. In fact, release oneself precisely is changing the concept. You can only change yours, not others. It is the same way as “keeping moral precepts”; you can use the precepts on yourself but not on others. If you have an abnormal fear of uncleanliness like being a neat freak, you cannot demand others to be the same way as you. If you have any unpleasant and unlikeable conditions, you cannot demand this on others. If you see people eating meat and you feel unpleasant, this would not do; you see others who are vegetarian, and you feel unhappy, this also would not do. You cannot manage others; you can only manage yourself. The best is being selfless, then you have truly deliver yourself, and this deliverance is called release oneself

Exceeding all obstructions caused by suffering and misfortune, what does all mean? It meansthe reincarnation of death and rebirth. Everything regarding to phenomena of universe has resolved entirely; in that case, this kind of merits and virtues and benefits are tremendous.

Misfortune means disasters. Nowadays we have many disasters such as natural disasters, human disasters and wars. If you have the stillness of mind control, then your energy is still.  Liking the recent earthquake which happened in Taiwan where many houses collapsed on the street yet one house stayed standing because that house owner’s energy was still and unmoved.

Does this kind of thing happen? Yes, it happens.

You look at that person’s external appearance is ordinary and nothing special, but you do not know his mind condition. Especially in ancient eras, on the battlefield it was all hand-to-hand combat.

Why was one being alright and out of danger under a storm of shots and shells?

Why the one was hiding behind and got killed by a shot?

All of you need to think, this is surely not incidental.

It is not incidentally, why? All is caused by yourself.

I have a friend who belonged to an organized crime syndicate. You should know that most of the people involved in organized crime syndicates have a condition that they kill for pleasure. My friend was under a storm of shots and shells, intense killing, suddenly he became enlightened.

At that time, he was right in the middle of cutting with his Japanese katana sword, cutting one down and another one down.   Cutting to the last, he abandoned the action, threw the Samurai (katana) swords aside.  The moment he no longer wanted to engage in this anymore, he was in a heavy encirclement of many people, everyone there with flesh and blood flying, but he walked out from the battlefield peacefully and freely. This was his own personal experience.

He said: “When you let go of all, all disasters are unable to get close to you.

How come? In that kind of condition, all turned to transparent, nobody could see you.”

This also is not a miracle. I can tell you it was the person’s mind thought. Therefore, a bullet can read a person, and if one is damned, then it shoots one down. It can also go around corners, so you can feel assured. Every one of you need to think about this, it is not joke, many this kind of things do happen this way.

Why do I make these examples? These examples are very important. All of them concern us and I wish that everyone can understand universe wave motion’s illusion from these examples.

If you have purified mind of defiling illusion, your energy is also purified, then you can release oneself from all obstructions caused by suffering and misfortune. When you are in a confused state of mind, frankly speaking, even when you walk you will slip, when you drink you get stuck. The mind must not be confused.

Today I have talked all these are to let all of you to understand wisdom condition. You have wisdom, which is equal to having a kind of hub to control life.  I am wishing for you all to go home and use a little bit of time, using the method of chanting Amitabha to compose your mind. When you need to resolve a very important matter, I advise you to relax, the more relaxed the better, and then chant Amitabha. Chanting Amitabha, chanting to the purified state of defiling purified of defiling illusion state, you will know immediately how to make that decision.

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

 

他講「度一切若厄」,「」是什麼意思?超越控制、解決。

這句話人人能懂,人人都不會用。其實「」就是改變觀念。你只能改變自己,不能改變別人。「守戒」也是戒自己就好,不要戒別人。你有潔癖,你不能要求別人。你有不愉快的、不喜歡的狀態,你不能要求別人。你看別人吃肉,你不愉快也不行。你看別人吃素,你不高興也不行。你不能去管別人,你只能管自己。最好自己都沒有,那你這個人就真正解脫了。這個解脫,叫「」。

超越一切若厄,這「一切」是什麼?就是生死輪迴。所有一切對宇宙現象的不明白,一切都解決了,那這個功德利益就太大了。

」是災難。現在很多災難,天災、人禍、戰爭,如果你自己的心是定的,磁場是定的,像921大地震很多人房子都倒,只有他一家不倒,他磁場是定的。

有沒有這種事情?有的。

你從那人外表上看,沒什麼很普通,這是你不知道他內心的狀態。尤其像古代大家打仗,都是肉搏戰。

為什麼有的人,在槍林彈雨當中他沒事?

為什麼有的人,躲在後面一槍給打死了?

大家要想一想,這絕對沒有偶然。

不偶然,為什麼?一切是你自己造的。

我有個朋友,是黑社會的。黑社會的人多半有個狀態,以殺為樂。他就在槍林彈雨當中,殺來殺去;突然覺悟了。因為他當時正在砍,砍來砍去,砍到最後他放棄了。他把武士刀一丟。他不做這個事情的時候,那個重圍是多少人?大夥兒殺的是血肉橫飛;他老先生是很安然自在的走生來。這是他自己的經歷。

他說:「當你一切放下的時候,所有一切的災難沒有辦法靠近你。為  什麼?那個狀態己經變成透明的,沒有人看的到。」

這也不是奇蹟。我可告訴你,是這人的心念。這子彈會看人的,這個人該死它就打那裡。它也會轉彎的,你放心。各位想一想,這可不是笑話,太多這種事情。

我為什麼要舉這些例子?這些例子很重要。這些都和我們切身有關,希望大家從這些例子去了解宇宙波動的幻覺。

你的心清淨,你的磁場清淨,就可「度一切苦厄」。你的心亂,老實說,你走路都會滑跤,你喝水都會卡住。方寸是不能亂的。

我講這些,是讓各位了解智慧的狀態。你有了智慧,就等於有了一種能控制生命的樞紐。我希望大家回去,利用小小的時間,用念佛的方法,把心定下來。當你要解決一件重要事情的時候,我勸你要放鬆,越放鬆,越好,然後念佛。念佛,念的清清淨淨,你馬上就知道,怎麼決定。

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