Monday, January 26, 2009

My Journey of Knowing....

For about 4-5 years, I was on a roll. I was so happy that every now and then I either understood more or deeper of our Teaching. During these years, I often shared quotations I treasured earnestly. I was on top of a mountain of jewels.

Then I began to differentiate, categorize, compare and sort through my precious findings. In this pursuit of absolute truth, I continued to fine-tune my thoughts, upgraded my logic process. Though I sometimes even did a complete reboot, I was having fun. I was excited. Truth is getting closer.

Then one day I said to myself, "I know now. Now I know completely and absolutely. Now I know the absolute truth. I know everything what my teacher was trying to teach." Wow, I was in heaven.

You know what? Since the first "I know", I can't count how many times that the "I know" was replaced by the new "I now really know."

Then I realized that all knowing is for the conscious mind which is in a complete separate domain from my spiritual domain. I shared my realization at our Monterey Retreat, "Words is in a parallel world on top of the world of life force. These two domains never intersect and one can not experience one through the other."

There is nothing needed to know. And there is nothing to know.

All discussions are to satisfy our conscious mind. Of course to many, especially me, it is an avoidable journey.

Then I realized that I actually learn more by applying what I have learned through other sentient beings. I see myself in each of them. There is so much beyond the sutras and the books. Every moment is a lesson for me. Just be still, don't try to know, open my heart, sync through my chi, dharma will unfold itself and wisdom always come.

I wish each of you a fruitful 2009.

Perhaps I may need to add, there is no fruit. :-)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

沒『信』沒『仰』

有人問,請問你們是什么『信仰』?

我想了半天,想不出任何『信仰』。我只好誠實的回答說,『我們是沒信,沒仰的。』

那人很驚訝地,看著我。我只好接著解釋,『我們的師父,要我們每一個人,都要實修,實證。』

盲目的信他,是沒用的。光是聽信他的話,而不照他的話去修,去證,只是在原地踏步而已。

此外,我們師父為人謙卑,篤信,篤行,『佛性平等』。從來也不要求弟子『敬仰』他。

所以,我們是沒信也沒仰。。只有自修與自證。

Friday, January 2, 2009

覺與行的超越

濟公是瘋子,觀音是菩薩。但是為了渡眾,他們都可以應化為不同的形象。我們為什么不能?

我們可以做老師,也可以做學生。我們可做父母,也可做子女。我們可以做朋友,也可做敵人。為了渡眾,我們也可以『應化』為不同的角色。

只要不把自己當為某一種人,放下身段,放下執著,超越以往的說話的內容及行為方式。每一個人,都有他需求。這就是師父說的『覺他』。

圓滿眾生的需求,才渡得了眾生。 修是『自覺』。行是『覺他』。

師父說,『佛是覺者。成佛必須,自覺,覺他,覺行圓滿。』