MASTER SHEN-LONG | Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 27
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Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 27

Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 27

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

(This week continues the explanation Bodhisattva has perfect insight of being the master of one’s self.)

What kind of person is a Bodhisattva [who] has perfect insight of being master of one’s self?                                                                                                                                       

A Bodhisattva has perfect insight of being master of one’s self, to say the least, is someone like Guan-Yin Bodhisattva (Avalokitesvara). An Absolute Universal Enlightenment Bodhisattva (Samyak-Sambodhi attained the 51st of the 52 cultivation tiers), who is equivalent to Buddha and one remains one last grade of the unenlightened condition or fundamental worry such as the first thought activation of un-enlightenment and confusion.

Why one does not eradiate this one last grade of the unenlightened condition?

Speaking truthfully, why one keeps this last grade of unenlightened condition? If they eradicate this last grade of the unenlightened condition, then they will have no more contact with living beings, for they will be in the state of Nirvana.

This “state of Nirvana” is to live in the endless spiritual source of all things eternally, and they will have no connection with our dream. Therefore, the Absolute Universal Enlightenment Bodhisattva (Samyak-Sambodhi) are very compassionate but it does not mean that one cannot eradicate the last grade. But one would rather not eradicate the last grade, so they can be in our dream to help us attain enlightenment.  With regards to Guan-Yin Bodhisattva (Avalokitesvara), regardless from which religious school, very few have not heard of Guan-Yin Bodhisattva. Guan-Yin Bodhisattva is number one in the public consciousness, and Amitabha is number two. In other religions, there are none who do not know about Jesus Christ, this shows their deep affinity with all living beings.

Guan-Yin Bodhisattva represents infinite compassion and infinite mercy, where “infinite” means boundless. Therefore, ancient people have said:

Have unconditioned mercy towards one that do not have natural affinity; to have unconditioned compassion is to look upon all as having the same Buddha-nature.

It means that even if people do not have a natural affinity with you, you treat them equally. To have unconditioned compassion is to look upon all as having the same Buddha-nature is the same as saying that we are all from the same source in the universe.

Some people say the source of the universe is called “God”, others say the source of universe is called “Buddha-nature” – they are the same thing.

Who controls you? You are in control of it, no one else can control.

In the Bible, it says:

God creates the world.

Truthfully speaking, it is you who does the creation.

People without wisdom cannot see the true facts about the universe, and therefore have a vague concept of this.

How do you know it is vague? If your mind has been purified of defiling illusion up to that level, and you will see all the worlds in the Milky-Way galaxy crystal clear.

Who can see it? Shakyamuni Buddha already saw it a long time ago.

Therefore, he speaks about the condition of the universe clearly, and he left us 5,000 volumes of the Tripitaka which talks about the true facts of life in the universe – this is very important.

This can be proven, why is it that so many people through practice cultivation to Samadhi (the highest level of the mind unmoved and undisturbed) can know the past, present and future?

Many people, when looking at a person, can know a person’s way of thinking, looking, and doing, even to the extent of other related materiality. There is no other reason; it is that one has already recovered one’s undefiled capability of Buddha-nature. Looking at those people who truly practice cultivation:

You asked the one: “Do you have a supernatural ability?”

One would tell you: “No.”

You ask one, who answer everything with no. Does one answer correctly? Yes.

Why is it correct? Originally there exists nothing. So, all ideas are from yourself. It is not that he does not want to tell you.

Buddhism mentions the phrase “cannot talk”; it does not mean that something cannot be said, rather there is no way to describe with words. There is no way to describe the function of your pure fundamental essence.

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所以「觀自在」菩薩是什麼樣的人?

觀自在」菩薩至少像觀世音菩薩這樣的人。等覺菩薩等於佛,他還有一品生相無明沒有破。

他為什麼不破?

老實講,他留這一品不破為什麼?他這一品破了,他就跟眾生沒有交道,他涅槃了。

所謂「涅槃」,就是永遠在這無盡的精神源頭當中生活,他跟我們的夢無關。所以等覺菩薩很慈悲,他不是沒有能力。他有能力,他不破,他入我們眾生的夢裡。像觀音菩薩,我們中國人跟觀音菩薩不論你是那個宗教,你大概從小就聽過觀世音菩薩。觀世音菩薩是第一知名度,阿彌陀佛是第二知名度。你看別的宗教,沒有人不知道耶蘇的,這個就是他跟眾生的緣深。

觀音菩薩代表的大慈大悲大是沒邊際。所以古人講:「無緣大慈,同體大悲」。跟你沒有緣的人你對他也是平等。同體大悲:我們同樣是一個宇宙來源。

有人說:宇宙的來源叫「上帝」,有人說宇宙的來源叫「佛性」,一模一樣的東西。

誰控制你?自己控制,沒有人可以控制。

聖經上講:「上帝創造天地」,說真話,你自己創造。

人沒有智慧,見不到宇宙的真象,所以有糢糊的觀念。

怎麼樣知道這是糢糊?你如果心清淨到某個程度,你就見到銀河系所有一切的世界,一清二楚。

什麼人見到?釋迦牟尼佛見到。

所以他把宇宙的狀態,講的清清楚楚,留下五千卷的【大藏經】就是講宇宙人生的真象,這是非常重要的。

這個東西是可以証明的,為什麼很多人在禪定當中能知道過去、現在、未來?

很多人看一個人時,就知道他的想法、看法、說法、做法,甚至他物質的情形。沒有別的,他己經恢復了佛性上沒有污染的能力。你看這些真正有修行的人:

你問他:「有沒有神通?」

他告訴你:「沒有。」

你問他:什麼他都說沒有。他答的對不對?對。

為什麼對?本來就沒有,本來都是你自己想出來的。他不是不告訴你。

佛家講:「不可說」,不是不能說,而是無法形容。無法形容,你那清淨本體的作用。

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