MASTER SHEN-LONG | Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 34
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Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 34

Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 34

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

(Last week we ended with, “Therefore, regarding the word “death”, we avoid it as taboo and it is an extreme weight inside our mind.”)

In the past, there was once a man on death row, the moment of his death execution, a very wise doctor asked him: “How do you want to die?”

The man answered: “I must not be executed by firing squad, I must not have death by hanging, I request a proper death.”

The doctor said: “No problem, I will help you by bloodletting; there is no pain with bloodletting. I am injecting anesthetics. So now, turn your head and give me your hand. You will leave here pleasantly.”

The prisoner, after listened to what the doctor said, agreed and gave his hand to the doctor.

The doctor said: “I am now going to cut open your artery, then I will do the bloodletting;  you will gradually fall into the state of sleep.”

After not too long the doctor said: “Let go, you can leave now.” The man left.

As a result, the man’s family members came to examine the body and saw that there were no cuts.

How come? It’s because the man thought he had died, so his soul left.

This doctor was very smart; he did not do anything, and with a couple of words he resolved the whole thing. It’s clear that “death” is not a real thing. All those examples mentioned were based on fact, it is not talking nonsense.

All of you need to think, inside our heads there are the two words – life and death, then you are controlled by it forever. Therefore, I suggest that all of you change this concept.

Change to what kind of concept? To initiate the omniscient penetrative ability with crystal clear perception that thenature of theFive Skandhas (the five composition elements of our existence) are all absentof inherent existence,to turn you to have perfect insight of being the master of yourself.

To have perfect insight of being master of yourself does not have life and death.

Why?

[Sutra] All material phenomena are not different from no phenomena; the fundamental essence ofno phenomenon is not different from all material phenomena. So, material phenomenon is specifically no phenomena, and no phenomenon is specifically material phenomenon.                 

[經文]色即是空,空即是色,色不異空,空不異色。

Commentary:

They know life and death are the fluctuations of the mind and body; a concept attachment; if you have this conceptual attachment then you will surely die. Many people who immigrate here have already prepared a lump sum fund for medical expenses and retirement. I am telling you, they will surely get sick, surely grow old, and their funeral arrangements are taken care by themselves.

Is there a person here who thinks: I am just born, or my life is infinite?

I have seen a person, the older he gets, he feels more and more rejuvenated and has recovered his youthful vigor.

Everyone, look at yourself and look at people besides you, then you will know.  We do not need to ask others. Therefore, a clean head person does not have this kind of problem.

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過去有一個死刑犯,要執行死刑時,有個醫生,很有智慧的說:「你  要怎麼死?」

他說:「我不要槍斃,不要吊死,我要好好的死。」

這醫生說:「沒有問題。我幫你放血,放血也不會有痛苦。我給你打  麻藥,你把頭轉過去,把手交給我。你會很愉快就走了。」

這個犯人一聽很好,就把手交給他。

醫生說:「你的動脈,我先給你割開,然後再給你放血,你慢慢的會  進入睡眠狀態。」

等了沒多久,醫生講:「放開來,你可以走了。」

這個人就走了。結果人家來驗屍,沒有一點傷口。

為什麼?因為他以為自己死了。他的靈魂離開了。這個醫生非常聰明,也沒做任何動作,就兩句話把他給解決了。可見這個死亡不是真的。我們今天講這些例子都是有根据,都不是亂講的。

大家想一想,我們的腦袋裡面有生死兩個字,你就永遠給它控制了。所以我建議各位改變觀念。

改變什麼觀念?「照見五蘊皆空變成「觀自在」。

觀自在」沒有生死。

為什麼?「色即是空,空即是色,色不異空,空不異色」。

他知道:生死是身心的波動、觀念的執著,你執著死,你一定死。很多人老了,退休了,到溫哥華來;準備一筆錢作為醫藥費,養老金。告訴你,他一定生病,他一定老,後事也辦好。

有沒有人這樣想:我現在才出生,或是我的生命是無限的。

我看過一個人,越老越是返老還童。

各位看看自己,看看旁邊的人就知道了,我們都不要問別人;所以腦袋裡乾淨的人沒有這些問題。

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