MASTER SHEN-LONG | Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 33
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Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 33

Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 33

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

(Last week we ended with, “What is Divine vision? His eyes have not been defiled, and some of the condition in his head has not been defiled.”

We constantly hear how in our society many people with supernatural ability, and of course there are many fake ones, and of course some are real.

The so-called real ones are what? The real ones precisely have this ability.

Acting in accordance with their own statement, some abilities are inherent and innate, some are acquired from seated meditation, or from life energy cultivation (involves moving meditation, coordinating slow flowing movements, and calm meditative state of mind), or exercising in other methods. It is possible that this ability can be honestly attained by using methods to recover a certain extent of abilities.

Once, many people went to listen to the Sutra explaining of a Master, and within the group there was a US pilot who was shot down during the Vietnam War by a machine gun, whose whole body hurt with bullet wounds. He ran to a Temple, and the old Master there was very merciful and kept him there, so the communist party of Vietnam could not find him. After he recovered, he learned seated meditation from the venerable Monk and recovered his supernatural ability of the Divine Eye.

This person went to listen to the Buddhist Master explaining the Sutra, and each time before the explaining started his eyes were open and he chatted with everyone, but as soon as the Sutra explaining started he would shut his eyes.  People around him thought that this was strange.

After a while one of them asked him: “Why do you close your eyes during Sutra explaining?”

He replied: “I close my eyes to enjoy the Buddha light. A Master who has enlightened into the Buddha-truth who explains Sutra and light emits. Because I have this ability, I can see it. “

This kind of thing cannot deceive people. Even illuminating through the pictures and everyone can see it. We look at the picture of the venerable lay practitioner Xia, Lian-Ju: his body and mind are transparent and without any defilement. This photo has aged from people making so many copies, originally behind his head and under his feet with light emissions; but you can still see that the original photo shows light emission. Before, the photo of Patriarch Yin-Guang is the same way. All of them showed a transparent body and mind.

Why? They do not have afflictions.

Let us talk more, seem like many old women have not read the book also have a transparent body. We have seen this in the central region of Taiwan there are many like that. They are all common people including old men and old women, and nothing special to look at. But when we see them, we are very respectful towards them, and Buddha Bodhisattva all pay homage to them.

Why? Their minds have been purified without a hint of defilement.

The common person only sees the external face, but Buddha Bodhisattva and spirit ghosts see them with respect. There are many examples like this.

Why? His person has a purified mind with compassion and mercy. Any matters one will not grab tightly in hand, like money, houses, cars, son and daughters, grand kids, nothing is put in the mind and will let go of all completely. Therefore, the ghost spirit sees one, and not only respects one but also helps. Examples like these are too many because everyone has different natural affinities, everyone comes into different contact and do not talk about these kinds of things.

I remember before there was an experienced cultivator and she said that when she practices true cultivation, her hand is transparent. When sunlight shines on it, it is transparent.  She is a modern generation, no one asked her, and she spoke out about it herself. She said: “The so-called master hand in cultivation practice, they are truly transparent.” Because themselves have this experience.  For instance, she said: “Her master’s whole body is transparent.”

What is the meaning of transparent? It means the cells of one’s mind is without metabolism, expressing there isno exist of creation (rising) and extinction (perishing). In modern language, it is without life and death. The assemblages of cell ions are images of light entirely. Ours are vague flesh and blood bodies, it is our delusional thought and attachment have let it turns into materiality. Therefore, regarding the word “death”, we avoid it as taboo and it is an extreme weight inside our mind.

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我們常常聽到社會有很多神通,當然很多是假的,有的當然是真的。

所謂真的是什麼?真的就是他有這個能力。

据他們自己講有的是先天,天生的。有的他講,他因為打坐或是練氣功。有些是練一些方法,這些說真話都有方法的,他用這種方法達到一定能力的恢復,是可以的。

以前有很多人去聽一位師父講經,有一個人大概是美國的飛行員,在越戰中被机關槍打下來,全身受傷都是彈孔。跑到一個寺院,老和尚很慈悲收留了他。越共來抓,抓不到。身體好了,跟老和尚學打坐,得「天眼通」。這個人就去聽某某法師講經,他每次去,還沒講經以前,他眼睛睜開跟各位聊聊天;一聽這法師講經,他眼睛閉起來。旁邊人都覺得很奇怪。

久了,就問他:「你為什麼閉眼睛?」

他說:「我閉起來享受佛光,真正得道的人講經,是有光的。我有這  個能力,所以我看的到。」

這是騙不了人的。即使是照片上,都看的出來。我們看夏蓮居老居士的照片,他身心是透明的,沒有一點污染。他本來連腳下、頭後面,都放光。他這張相片,翻印太久了,但你們還是看的出來那原始照片是放光的。以前印光祖師也是一樣。

這些人身心透明,為什麼?人家沒有煩惱。

我們再講一些:好像沒有念過書的老太婆,他們也是透明的。我們在台灣的中部,那看的太多了。你不要看他凡夫,老太婆、老太公,有什麼好看。我們看到他們,說真話,很尊重。佛菩薩都禮敬他。

為什麼?他身心清淨、一塵不染。

凡夫肉眼,只會看面子。佛菩薩、鬼神看到他,尊重他。這種例子很多。

為什麼?他心清淨,他慈悲,他對什麼事都不抓在手上,財產、房子、汽車、兒女、孫子,都不放在心上,完全放下。連鬼神看到他,不僅對他禮敬,而且都幫他。像這樣的例子,太多了。只是說,每個人的緣不同,接觸不同,不會談到這些事情。

我記得以前有一位老修行,他自己講過:「他真正在修行的時候,他的手是透明的,太陽光照上去透明的。」他是現代人,沒有人問,是他自己說出來的。他講:「所謂修行的高手,他們真的是透明的。」因為他們自己有這個經驗。譬如說:他的師父是全身透明的。

透明是什麼意思?就是他內心的細胞沒有新陳代謝,表示沒有生滅。現代話,沒有生死。他的細胞離子組合完全是光的影像。我們是糢糊的血肉之軀,妄想、執著,讓它變成物質。所以我們對於死字,非常的忌諱,非常沉重的擺在心裡。

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