MASTER SHEN-LONG | Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 47
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Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 47

Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 47

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

(Last week we ended with: What is the state of tranquility? It is when the body and mind have been purified of defiling illusion and have less desire.)

Buddha Bodhisattva also eat, how do they eat? They eat any food you give him.

If you give him wood, he will eat it. If you give him nails, he will also eat it. He does not have “eating” in his thought. Therefore, when things go into his mouth it transforms into light ions because he is a light ion. Therefore, all things become light ions, and fundamentally there exists no hindrance. Therefore, even if you hit him, scold him, or kill him, all is without hindrance. He and materiality have no distance.

For instance, scientists here have researched that there are atoms, electrons, and neutrons, but Buddha Bodhisattva do not have these concepts.

How does the image of Buddha Bodhisattva form? It is our attachment; they move to respond to our appeal.

Buddha Bodhisattva do not have phenomena fundamentally. If you say they have phenomena, it is troublesome; it shows you are using your way of thinking to look at this phenomenon.

Many people say: “In any case, Buddha Bodhisattva will protect me.”

This speaks nonsense; there is nothing of that sort. Or some feel that if they do not chant Amitabha then they have let Amitabha down; this way of thinking is even more troublesome. One must bear in mind that one must turn your concept back. This is not religion. This is the truth of the universe.

Then where do we entrust the care of our heart? We do not have a heart, then you succeed.

Most people are unable to do this; what do you think we need to do then?

Therefore, Buddha Bodhisattva say, okay and it is very simple, in what you called the suffering sea of life, then I build you a boat.

How does he build it? He uses the same “sight, sound, smell, taste, touch and the idea” from the “eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body, and mind” to build. He uses the delusional thought and attachment of yours to build. He teaches you to let go of all your delusional thought, to have attachment on one thing which is the delusional thought of Amitabha and attach to Amitabha, to have delusional thought that there is a Bliss World of Amitabha Pure Land and to have attachment to there is a Bliss world of Amitabha Pure Land. He teaches you to take control of your mind. All methods to enlightenment are all like that.

Is the Bliss World of Amitabha Pure Land real? Yes, it is real.

I am telling all of you; it is illusion which manifests from the pure mind. Although it belongs to illusion, it does not have the phenomena of “birth, aging, sickness and death”; and, it does not exist with “right or wrong, virtue or evil, good or bad”. It is complete pureness, but within the purification that variations still exist, but very, very minimally. You would be unable to tell its variation across several tens of thousands of millions of years. Even after the open space has been destroyed, you would still be unable to see the difference. But Buddha Bodhisattva can see the difference because their minds are thoroughly purified of defiling illusions. The Bliss World of Amitabha Pure Land is also thoroughly pure. However, our world here changes every second. Looking at the plants and flowers, if you do not water, they will die after two to three days.

If you lack one day of meals it may be fine, how about after five days without food?

Average people cannot do it. This is not about endurance, it is done naturally. Our body will die if it lacks water. After death, the body will dry and become dust. Human beings become dust after cremation.

You need to think; this dust is still materiality, where does it come from?

If an enlightened person sees this, one would know this thing is from one’s thought.

Therefore, the ancients were smart, what kind of attitude does a smart person from ancient times use regarding life in the universe? One will certainly not fuss about it and would have no attachment.

Therefore, their way of living is known as no impurity and no purity. One will not be more inclined on the pure side, and one will also not be more inclined on the impure side.

Which side does one walk on then? One has no attachment to either side.

You see how clean this mind is, he is no increase and no decrease. This is also our living being’s shortcoming. This so called increasing and decreasing is the same as making money. On top of our deserved profits today, we wish to have a bit more; to be able to have a bit more then is called increasing. The meaning of decreasing is to eliminate, to reduce and to gradually enter calmness. Increasing is gradual entry into anticipated mental changes.

Therefore, increasing or decreasing has great influence on our life. The clean or filthy is our living environment from the attachment of our inner being. Increasing and decreasing are also the same. Then increasing and decreasing, very obviously as we mentioned just a moment ago, is exactly the reality of our livelihood: That house is comfortable and very nice, but then one day the old man gets restless again, and he wants to build another one. He wants to look for a better house again – this is increasing. In addition, other people feel the house is too big and I want to move into a smaller one – this is decreasing. All are afflictions.

During this increasing and decreasing, examine whether your mind has moved or not. If your mind moved, you cannot be the state of no increase and no decrease. It is increasing and decreasing.

This increasing and decreasing causes what? It causes your phenomena of “birth, aging, sickness and death”.

When we were born and little we all had one concept, which was the wish to grow up fast. However, after having affliction to a certain stage, you wish that things were like before during your childhood, when you were happier and naiver. Once you get older, you resume your childhood, so the behavior of old age and young age are mixed together. Until approaching your death and then you become reluctant to part from it all. This kind of situation happens to us almost every day.

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佛菩薩吃,他怎麼吃?你給他什麼他吃什麼。

你給他木材他也吃,你給他鐵釘他也吃,他不是以吃為念頭。所以他人了嘴巴以後,這些東西變成了光離子,因為他本身就是個光離子。所以所有一切東西都是光離子,根本沒有妨礙。所以你打他,罵他,殺他,都沒有妨礙,他跟物質之間沒又距離。

譬如:科學家研究原子電子中子,有,但是佛菩薩沒有。

佛菩薩那影像是怎麼來的?是我們眾生執著,感應來的。

實際上佛菩薩根本就沒有現象,你要說他有現象那麻煩了,那表示你用你的想法看這個現象。

有很多人會講:「反正佛菩薩會保佑我」。

這個叫癡人說夢話,沒有這回事的。要嘛,就是我不念佛對不起他,這更麻煩。千萬記住,一定要把觀念轉回來。它不是宗教,它是宇宙的真相。

那我們的心寄託在那裡?我們沒有心,就成功了。

這大部分人辦不到,你說怎麼辦?

所以佛菩薩講,好,很簡單,你所謂人生苦海中,那我給你造條船。

他怎麼造?一樣用「色、聲、香、味、觸、法」,「眼、耳、鼻、舌、身、意」來造。他用你的這個妄想、執著造。他教你所有一切妄想都放下,執著一個東西就是妄想阿彌陀佛,執著阿彌陀佛,妄想有個極樂世界,執著有一個極樂世界。他教你把心收回來,所有一切法門都是這個樣子。

極樂世界,是不是真的?真的。

我告訴各位,它是屬於清淨心中所變現的幻覺。但它雖屬幻覺,但它沒有「生老病死」,也沒有「是非、善惡、好壞」。它完全清淨。但是它清淨當中還是有變化,變化的很少,大概幾百億年變化你都看不出來。可能虛空毀滅以後,你也看不出來。但是佛菩薩看得出。因為佛菩薩的心是徹底的清淨,極樂世界也是徹底。可是我們這個地方分分秒秒都變化。你看那個植物,花,你一天不澆水,二天,三天它就完了。

你這個人一天不吃可以,五天可不可以?

一般人做不到。那不是用忍耐,那是自然的。我們人體一缺水,死掉。乾,乾以後變成灰。你看人火化後,經過加熱變成灰。

那你要想一想,這灰還有物質,這物質那裡來?

如果一位覺悟者看見這個東西,他就知道這個東西念頭來的。

所以古代的聰明人,他對於宇宙人生,用一個什麼態度?絕對不計較,絕對不執著。

所以他們的生活叫「不垢不淨」。他不傾向於清淨這一邊,他也不傾向於汙穢這一邊。

他走那一邊?他那邊都不執著。你看這個心多乾淨。

他「不增不減」,這也是我們眾生的毛病。這個所謂「增減」,那講出來跟賺錢一樣。我們今天該有的利潤,有,希望還多一點,能夠有一點就有一點,這叫「」。這個「」的意思表示消,消長,消掉,慢慢進入平靜。「」,慢慢進入預期心理的變化。

所以「增、減」對於我們人生影響也非常的大。這個「淨、穢」是我們環境,我們內心的執著。這「增、減」也是。那「增、減」,很明顯的我們剛剛提過,就是現實生活。那房子住的不錯,也很好。那一天他老先生又不安了,他又要去造一個;他又要去找一個好一點的,「」了。還有人家房子太大了,我搬個小的,「」了。全是煩惱。

就這個「增、減」當中看你的心動不動。你動,你就不叫不增不減;就是叫增增減減。

這「增、減」造成什麼?造生老病死。

我們生下來,小時候都有一個觀念,希望快快長大。可是到一個程度煩惱,希望還是以前小時候,快樂一點,天真一點。老年了呢,就恢復跟小時候一樣,老跟小扯在一塊。最後面臨死亡的時候,就依依不捨。像這樣的狀態幾乎每天都在我們的身上。

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