08 Apr Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 32
[Series of Master Shen-Long expounding on the Prajna Paramita (Perfection of Transcendent Wisdom) Heart Sutra]
(Last week we ended with, “If you can change to having perfect insight of being the master of yourself, then you can transcend all the obstruction caused by suffering and misfortune.”
[Sutra] Practicing the profound Prajna Paramita initiates his omniscient penetrative ability with crystal clear perception that all nature of Five Skandhas (the five composition elements of our existence as – all materialistic phenomena, feeling towards all materialistic phenomena, thinking starts from the feelings, mental formation from thinking continuously, and consciousness) are the absence of inherent existence.
When practicing the profound Prajna Paramita, remember practicing is the skill of implementation. When the skill attains a deep and profound state at its core; where this kind of unmoved skill of yours has been attainted entirely and the moment your Buddha-nature appears – this is called initiates omniscient penetrative ability with crystal clear perception that all nature of Five Skandhas (the five composition elements of our existence) are the absence of inherent existence.
When practicing the profound Prajna Paramita, you have already crossed the suffering sea to the enlightenment and happy shore; at that moment, you will see all materialistic phenomena, feeling, thinking, mental formation and consciousness – Five Skandhas (the five composition elements of our existence) are unreal.
The Five Skandhas: Skandhas are a kind of aggregate, like dreams and visions in a bubble, and the bubble assemble. In fact, they are the five kinds of optical illusions and mirages.
All materialistic phenomena are the wave motion of all material phenomena.
Scientists now have made this discovery, where before there were electrons, ions, neutrons; and now no more. Presently science talks about wave motions of light, wave motions of thought. The most advanced and sophisticated science and technology all talk about this. Wave motions like it on the computer, our current computer nowadays can be replicated, right?
Any forms can be replicated, and I heard that even humans can now be replicated; I trust that this certainly now can be done.
Then you ask, where does this kind of replication technology come from?
How do scientists know this?
How did they discover this?
They discovered that originally there exists wave motions.
What is the person with extrasensory perception? They are people who have not forfeited their original ability.
Before there was a little girl, and she could see and penetrate through all substances. If you covered her eyes, her nose could also see; her six sense organs had interoperability and her ears could also see – this is inconceivable! When we hear this, we think that this is simply impossible, and that it sounds like a fantastical story, but it is true.
Why? She has already transformed herself to become a type of wave motion ions, her whole head can see, and she is using her omniscient penetrative ability.
Other people say that there are those who can even using their pores to see. Buddhist Sutras describe the disciples of the Buddha, and many of them have supernatural ability, and every one of them has different kinds of supernatural ability. In fact, the ten great disciples of Buddha all have identical powers in their supernatural ability, they only express their teachings differently.
You need to think, what is supernatural ability? Supernatural ability is our inherent ability. Our inherent ability does not function currently.
Although some people still retain a little bit of it. I have a friend whose ability has not been lost. Since he was little he could see things in different dimensions, and he could see the ghost and deity worlds. When he was born, his memory was not completely lost, and he knew which family he would be born into, and he very clearly knew how he reincarnated and since very little he could see certain phenomena. For instance: when he looks at a fish, he does not see it as we see it, he sees its bones. Why?
When he was young, his teacher said goldfish are very beautiful, so let us draw goldfish. Everyone drew fish, but he instead drew the bones of the fish.
So, the teacher asked him: “Why are you drawing the bones of the fish? Everyone else is drawing pretty gold fishes, and you draw fish bones.”
He replied: “No, it is not that way, teacher; I see you also as a skeleton.”
His teacher found him to be very strange and asked his parents about this, and his parents said: “Correct, he has this ability.”
His teacher did not believe this, so he tested him: “Since this is this way, how much money do I have in my pocket right now?”
He looked and immediately told the teacher how much money he had in his pocket.
His teacher then said: “Granted I have met you and seen this, I still do not believe it.”
He replied to his teacher: “Whether you believe or not does not concern me; I see things this way, I am honest, and I am saying it.”
For instance: when looking where to drill a water well and find the water source.
Workers went to the place, and he said to them: “No that is not right, the source should be here.”
One of the workers said: “Little kid, what do you know.”
The other workers then said: “Let us give it a try here; based on our experience, it seems there should be water under here.”
Thus, they drilled, and water came out.
Why could he see this? He has Divine (Heavenly) vision.
What is Divine vision? His eyes have not been defiled, and some of the condition in his head has not been defiled.