Thursday, October 21, 2010

三色光的意義

綠光是真,代表清淨,身心靈的清淨,或是清淨心,靈的修為,也是藥師佛的顯現。

金光是善,像太陽光,大家都照得到,代表平等,或平等心,也就是智慧心,心的修為,釋迦摩尼佛的顯現。


紅光是美,代表完美,慈悲,或是圓滿心,也是身的修為,與阿彌陀佛的顯現。

有時候看,綠光在外圈,紅光在中間。
有的時候,紅光在外圈,綠光在中間。

每人的修為與因緣不同,看到都不一樣,這要自己去參。

放下 III

說了一大堆的放下。假定有道理的話,那我們要如何才能做到呢?做不到,不等於 白說嗎?

我所知道唯一的方法,就是禪坐了。禪坐讓我們放下我們的『意識心』,不再用們 有限的知識或經驗來處理人與人的關係。不再用對或錯,好或壞,有道理 或沒道 理,來對自己與他人。而讓我們本有的『愛心』顯現,讓它發揮力量。

那我們怎麼才知道,我們有進步了呢?

那就得仔細觀察我們的心是否清淨,是否時時刻刻都在超越我們以往的想法與看 法。是否有超越我們的習性。是否更加圓融,更加體諒。還是與往常一樣的 堅持?

如果我們每天,還是想一樣的事情,有一樣的看法,做一樣的事,我們不還是在原地打轉嗎?我們又如何才能活得更好呢?

所以放下之後,才能勇敢的,坦誠的面對自己,不要再找藉口原諒自己明知道不該 有的習性,或是躲在原來的享樂裡。這些意念,都是在一剎那之間,就發 生了。 要特別小心。

當我們的『心』能夠超越我們的『習性』,他就能打開他人的心門,也能打開去天
堂與佛國的大門。

那就進入了瀟灑自在,快樂無比的境界,那也就是佛國,也就是天堂。那不遠,就
在我們的心中。

在那個境界裡,我們將會體驗到原來我們已經活在天堂了。而進一步的能了悟到,
死亡已不需要去恐懼了。

那時,我們的靈性,將海闊天空,快樂如神仙。任何人,任何一句話,任何一件 事,都不會再影響我們。

佛家說,這就是徹底的離相了。轍地的離了我相,人相,眾生相,與壽者相。不再 被相所轉。
讓我們一起來努力吧。

放下 II

當我第一次聽到『放下』的時候,我總是以為是放下一切,什麼都不管了。或是出 家了。放棄了。。。

在過了好一陣子以後,我才漸漸暸解到,原來『放下』主要的意思,是要我們放下我們心中的想法與看法。。。

放下我們的擔憂心,放下我們的對與錯,好與壞,放下我們的分別心,我們的堅持與執著。

當我們放下了我們一貫的立場與堅持,一貫的想法與看法,我們的心理就比較不會 有掛礙。比較更能夠接受他人的想法與看法。因此更能夠了解他人的不得 已與苦衷。我們與他人的關係將會更好,我們的心會變得更寬廣,更悠然自在。

漸漸的,我們的堅持與立場會越來越少,活得會更圓融,更快樂。因為到那時候, 他人的看法就是我們的看法。他人的心,就是我們的心。

我們與他人毫無分別。

讓我們大家一起努力好嗎?

What Mind

Yesterday's class, we talked about what mind to observe.

Our Teacher taught us, detach from all the forms, sync with Buddha's heart. But what do we do, how do we begin?

We begin by constantly observing our mind at every moment. Is it active? differentiating? blaming? criticizing? looking for reasons? finding answers? confused? worried? etc.

If yes, then we are lost in forms.

If our mind is deep into any of the above states, then we are unaware how our body feels, unaware the needs of others, disconnected from the wisdom of the universe, disrupted the flow of the universal life force, shut the door for our heart to shine. In this state, our body, heart and spirit are no longer one.

In this state, we are living with our mind, which is filled with incomplete knowledge and interpretive experience.And this mind darkened the power of our heart. Hindered our power to harmonize, fulfill and satisfied.

A liberated life is based on having a harmonious heart first, then using the mind only as a tool to execute. And not the other way around.

We can make our world more harmonious.

Sit down please.

SSSSS

It does sound harsh and mean when I said, "Sit down. Shut up. Stop Thinking..." Doesn't it.

Perhaps it is time for me to continue with these S's and add some more??

No different from Buddhist practice of "discipline, meditation, wisdom", "Sit down. Shut up and Stop thinking" is just a pre-requisite same as "discipline". Besides as you all know, the phrase "Sit Down and Shut up" was actually introduced by someone much more notorious than I am.

To be correct, I should have stated, "Sit down. Shut up. Stop thinking. Start belly-breathing. Sense your breath." or just "S.S.S.S.S." in short.

When we do all the S's, let us specially focus on the last one. Sense our breath all the way down our legs, to our knees and our toes. Then sense this breath through out our organs, all major energy points, our energy channels, etc. Once we are able to sense this breath throughout our entire body, then we have surpassed the karmic "Hindrance of our Body".

This "sense" is done with our Inner Awareness or our Inner Self. This "breath" is called prana in yoga and chi in Chan, or Yellow Emperor's Inner Canon. Please wiki these terms.

As we stop thinking, we are detaching from all forms, we are cultivating our innate awareness through the practice of sensing our chi. As this awareness is enhanced, we be able to observe our mind with it. As we become clearly aware of every notion of our mind, then we have surpass the karmic "Hindrance of our Mind".

Then our heart will shine. Heart is where our Inner Self reside. It is through this heart, we connect with the heart of the universe, so to be connected with its energy and wisdom, for our body, heart and spirit. At this stage, we become pure wisdom, pure compassion and pure joy.

Then only the karmic "Hindrance of Spirit" remain, which will be addressed in future post when causal relations mature.

Surpassing The Three Karmic Hindrances is what Buddhist called, Surpass The Three Eons.

人的想法與方法

常常有同修問我,『他/她』都不聽我的,我要怎麼辦。我通常的回答都是『口說的都是相,試著用心去感化他。』

但是我常常又覺察到以下的,無聲的回應,『如何去感化呢?那不是太便宜他了嗎?不是把他寵壞了嗎?』等等。。

事實上這些想法,都是把我們放在對等的位置,公平合理的位置上在考量的。因為每個人都要面子,都有自我的價值觀,要用道理來說服人家,是很需要時 間來教育,要有耐心與堅持的。所以是很慢,很不容易成功的。

試想,兩個完全對等的個體,有可能讓一個來聽另外一個嗎?

所以我們如果可以超越這個對等的關係,能夠先讓對方覺得不對等的時候,是否就比較能夠聽我們的話了呢?

那我們是否就得做出一些,他人做不到的事,忍下他人忍不住的事,圓滿他人不願意圓滿的事了呢?

那麼按照    師父的語言來解釋的話,是否就是要把我們自己,從人的層次,提升到菩薩的層次了呢?是否可以試試看,放下人的想法與方法,起用菩薩的心與行為。

是否當我們能夠放下自我,作出菩薩的行為,讓他人起了感恩與尊敬心的時候,是否就比較能夠影響他人了呢?