“Virtuous ones, the unsurpassed Dharma King possesses great dhāraṇī-door, named as ‘Completely Aware.’ Flows out all purity, suchness, Bodhi, nirvana and paramitas, teaching bodhisattvas.
This morning is the sixth Patriarch Nirvana anniversary,
Should be celebration and praise? Should be grief and sorrow?
Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva practicing deeply prajna paramita at the time illuminates the five skandhas are all empty, crosses beyond all adversity and suffering.
Since become ordained monk, one must do great deeds. Set your aspiration high and strength of vows must be deep. Courage must be great, mind must act with subtlety.
The expressions of a Zen poem come from a poetic state, which is a state of consciousness. That state of consciousness is a state of mind, a state of realization.
It was often said, “The Buddha Dharma that is rare to hear, now has been heard; the human body that is difficult to obtain, now has been obtained.”
The practice of Buddha dharma is not based on discursive thinking; one should not take what he sees, hears, perceives and thinks as definitive.
Essence is the source of life. Essence is that which has dominion over all things and manifests according to conditions in every aspects of reality.
Zen dharma transmission is achieved through the Mind Seal. Accordingly, the disciple must realize the innate Mind, and he must receive confirmation from a master.
The mind is formless. This formless mind is not empty, it can generate function. Everything in existence is all from the mind. The mind is the source of life.