17 Sep Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Part 5
[Series of Master Shen-Long expounding on the Prajna Paramita (Perfection of Transcendent Wisdom) Heart Sutra]
Therefore, returning to our main topic, if you have the ability, you can see yourself as composed by ions, then I congratulate you; you are starting to enter Prajna, you are opening your intelligence and become enlightened.
To have what kind of enlightenment? You truly understand the source of the universe and the origin of all phenomena, such as the mountains and rivers, Earth, people, events, places, objects, germs, ants, so on and so forth. Everyone has this ability. I have mentioned this several times already.
Why am I continuously emphasizing this point? It is because you do not apply it; that is such a pity because you are treating yourself unjustly.
We live in a dream, and truly speaking all is not worthwhile. Today you are either very rich like a multi- billionaire or you are in dire straits and dejected, or you are of mediocre quality, or you are tired of living; it all does not matter, for all is unreal.
Why do I say it this way?
All of you think, from when you were very little until now: What have you gained?
What have you lost?
If you have this concept, it is called Prajna (wisdom) insight.
Why? Because you have seen clearly, you have broken the concept of time and space. So, if your mind attitude is calm and orderly like this, then when other people laugh you will also laugh with them.
Why? You can perceive their situation, but you are not deluded by it; in addition, you are not only into their situation, you are unrestrained physically and mentally.
Today, honestly speaking, living in this society is very exhausting. I believe all of you are on average over 25 years of age, and like those of us who are middle aged are probably all in a kind of decline, as our lives are, step by step, closing in on the next life.
In this kind of environment, how do you remove the concept of time and space?
This is very important.