MASTER SHEN-LONG | Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 19
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Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 19

Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 19

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

For those who explore and study through meditation of Dhyana (Zen) of then and now; speaking truthfully, individuals who had truly verified into the truth like the Sixth Patriarch of Dhyana (Zen) Buddhism are very, very few; cannot say that there are none.  Secondly, the practice of Esoteric Buddhism having “body, mouth (words) and mind” united with the Buddha is truly difficult to attain. Especially for the ordinary person, it is not possible to be that way, and without that kind of training, it is impossible. As the result, it is better to rely on the name of Amitabha.

This name of Amitabha can let person verify to what sphere? People of the majority do not know. Buddhist Sutras have already stated this, but we are careless and overlook all of this, but the sphere of one’s verification is the same as Amitabha’s personal verification- 100% Prajna (wisdom).

This is the reason I talk about the Bliss World of Amitabha Pure Land – it is directly related to Prajna.  His mind has already been completely purified of defiling illusion and without rising afflictions; therefore, under this condition, the benefits, merits and virtues are extremely infinite.

Everyone during ordinary days are all busy with things to do, and when you deduct the time of eating and sleeping, and further deduct time for your delusional thoughts and afflictions, think how much time of clear-headedness do you have?

Probably what is left in your lifetime is not even 10%. If you truly concentrate on chanting Amitabha and form a habit of chanting Amitabha daily – the habit of enlightenment – then I congratulate you, for you yourself will naturally know when to resolve your life and death. Because you are all here today, I need to offer a method to you, otherwise all this talking is wasted.

Because Prajna (wisdom), by using other school’s methods to verify is too difficult, even if your supernatural ability manifests before you, it is no use; besides it does not link up with your supernatural ability.  I have seen many people who have supernatural ability; they truly have this ability, achieving many inconceivable situations, but I am telling you, they have piles of afflictions.

Why? Just like what I said, they think their entire life is real.

If after you go to the Bliss World of Amitabha Pure Land to relook at this world, then it will be different, you will have recovered complete purity, and you will never be confused again regarding this world.

After you are no longer confused, what do you do?  You will come to help and enlighten all living beings, by that time you are able to completely help all living beings.

Why? You have the ability, where not only your supernatural abilities have recovered, but also the immeasurable and boundless Buddha Bodhisattva bless their power on you, and you have verified into Buddha enlightenment perfectly.

Therefore, do not underestimate this name of Amitabha; when you chant it, you arise and resonate with all Buddha Bodhisattva and you already enter their world, only you do not understand and do not know. Wait until the favorable circumstances have ripened and your mind will be crystal clear.

Therefore, the only function of Prajna is to have clarity. To have thorough clarity is called “achieving supreme enlightenment”.

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古今「參禪」,說真話能真正證入像六祖這樣的境界的人,實在很少。不能說沒有。第二,像密教「三密相應」那真的很難。尤其凡夫不可能做到,沒有那樣的訓練不可能。所以還是靠一句佛號。

這個佛號所證的境界是什麼?大部分的人也不知道。佛經上也講過,不過我們粗心大意,都忽略了。他證的境界,就是阿彌陀佛親證的境界,百分之百「般若」的境界。

所以我講「極樂世界」不是沒有道理,它跟「般若」有直接的關係。他的心已經完全清淨到不生任何的煩惱,所以這個狀態,利益、功德太大了。

我相信各位平常都有事情,那你把吃飯睡覺都扣除,加上你的妄想煩惱,你想一想你清醒的時間有多少?

你剩下的生命可能十分之一都不到。那你想,如果你真的專心念佛,每天養成念佛的習慣,我們講,就是覺悟的習慣,那我恭喜你。你自己自然知道什麼時候解決生死。因為今天各位來這裡我要堤供一個方法給你,不然就白講了。

因為「般若」這用別的法門去證太難,就算你神通現前都沒有用;它跟神通沒有關聯。我見過很多有神通的人,是真的有神通。甚至很多不可思議的狀態,他們都做得到。但是我告訴你,他們煩惱都一大堆。

為什麼?就像我講的,他以為人生都是真的。

如果你到了極樂世界以後,再看這個世界那不一樣了。你恢復了完全的清淨,你對這個世界再也不迷了。

不迷的時候,做什麼?你來救度眾生,那個時侯你是完全幫助眾生。

為什麼?你有能力,不僅六神通,你還有無量無邊佛菩薩對你的「加持力」,然後你自己是證入了圓滿的佛道。

所以不要小看這一句佛號,這一句佛號,說真的你念的時候就跟一切諸佛菩薩引起共鳴,你進入他們的世界,只是你不了解不知道吧。等到機緣成熟,你的心就清清楚楚。

所以「般若」的唯一作用:清楚徹底的清楚,就叫「大徹大悟」。

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