Thursday, June 13, 2013

Bloodstream Sutra

Dear All,

As our Teacher said repeatedly, "we meet our self nature, when we constantly see a white light emitting from our heart chakra."

Below I have translated Bloodstream Sutra by Bodhidharma relating to "seeing the light" for your reference.

With palms together,
JM
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若夢中頻見異境,輒 不用 疑,皆是自心起故,不從外來。夢若見光明出現,過於日輪,即餘習頓盡,法界性見。

若有此事,即是成道之因。唯自知,不可向人說。或靜園林中行住坐臥,眼見光明,或大或小,莫與人說,亦不得取,亦是自性光明。

或夜靜暗中行住 坐臥,眼睹光明,與晝無異,不得怪,並是自心欲明顯。

或夜夢中見星月分明,亦自心諸緣欲息,亦不得向人說。夢若昏昏,猶如陰暗中行,亦是自心 煩惱障重,亦自知。

若見本性,不用讀經念佛,廣學多知無益,神識轉昏。

設教只為標心;若識心,何用看教?

If, as in a dream, you see a light brighter than the sun, your remaining habits will suddenly come to an end and the nature of reality will be revealed.

Such an occurrence serves as the basis for enlightenment. But this is something only you know. You can't explain it to others. Or if, while you're walking, standing, sitting, or lying in a quiet grove, you see a light, regardless of whether it's bright or dim, don't tell others and don't attach on it. It's the light of your self nature.
Or if, while you're walking, standing, sitting, or lying in the stillness and darkness of night, everything appears as though in daylight, don't be startled. It's your self nature about to reveal itself.
Or if, while you're dreaming at night, you see the moon and stars in all their clarity, it means the workings of your attachments are about to end. But don't tell others. And if your dreams aren't clear, as if you were walking in the dark, because your mind is masked by worries. This too is something you would know.
If you meet your self nature, you don't need to read sutras or chant Buddhas. Erudition and Knowledge are not only useless but also cloud your inner divine. Doctrines are only for pointing to the heart. Once you know your heart, why pay attention to doctrines?


Thursday, June 6, 2013

The science of Chan

Dear All,

As I mentioned, Chan is ALL and ONE. It means Chan can be applied to
everything and can be explained by all logic. The entire world is
Chan. Below is my interpretation of the science of Chan.

As we know, the sun, moon and earth are bonded by some form of energy.
The plants, animals and humans are bonded by some form of energy so that
it could live. In this world, there is no need of languages.
Everything grows and dies naturally. Everything is driven by energy.
And everything is in harmony. This harmony, this balance, we called
wisdom. Chan is the life force and wisdom of this universe.

As we all know, Chan is taught without words. It is so because Chan
needs to be experienced, and it can not be studied or analyzed. It needs
to be felt, connected, sensed, synced and witnessed. Therefore Chan, or
true dharma, is formless by nature and it is also empty by nature.
Because energy is real time and formless. Chan is also real time. Once
we lost our focus to the present moment, we lost our connection to Chan.

There are two distinct domains. One domain is the energy world, where
everything manifests naturally and automatically through cause and
effect. The other domain is a domain of languages for describing the
energy domain. This language domain does not intersect with the energy
domain. This language domain is empty, filled with interpretations, and
often hinders us from being connected to the energy domain.

To practice Chan, to experience Chan, to witness Chan, to obtain its
wisdom, we need to be totally in sync with this universal energy (chi)
and wisdom with our entire body, mind and spirit. Everything else is
just our mental construct.

Therefore it is essential that we begin our meditation by cultivating our chi.

For your reference.

Thank you for your time.

with palms together,
JM

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Inner Divine II

Hi Joe,

Well since you asked me to go on...  (Thank you)

Therefore Buddha nature is not a just mental condition, or a flashy phenomenon.  It needs to be a consistent state of being.  And once it is in charge, it involves our entire being, physical, mental and spiritual.  All three parts will be harmonized, integrated and work in unison.  So much so, it even extends beyond ourselves to each sentient being we encounter with at each moment.

Buddha Nature needs energy for it to be powerful.  Without Chi(qi) there is no power. With energy, its sensibility enhances.  It becomes all knowing.  It also can manifest in unison with the energy of the universe to harmonize all phenomena.  Many label this universal energy, "love".

In essence, this wisdom, this loving kindness, this power are one of the same, can not be separated.  Some call it God.  Some call it Buddha.  Some call it Allah.  We are, by nature, it.  There is no need to analyze it, practice it, study it, master it, or discuss it.  Just meditate properly, it will shine through.

Buddha Nature is a spiritual state simply can not be described by words.  After all, it is our Inner Divine.

Hope you like it.
JM


On 6/4/2013 7:49 AM, Joe wrote:
 

JM,

Yes? Go on.

--Joe

Monday, June 3, 2013

Inner Divine

The practice of Chan is to let our Inner Divine unfold.

The same as the Outer Divine, our inner divine is all knowing, all
loving and all powerful.

When our inner divine is in charge of our lives, we would know it all,
love all and be all powerful.

This inner divine, in Buddhist terms, is called Buddha nature.