As expressed by the three jewels and the Bodhisattva path.
Thank you, wonderful retreat participants! You all made our retreat and precepts ceremony an auspicious and meaningful experience.
Our study of the platform sutra only leads us to our own minds, nowhere else, no other Buddha. ‘Each of us must practice ourselves. No one else can do it for us. Nor can any text take our place‘ It isn’t that the teaching is direct or not, sudden or gradual. ‘The teaching is simply so. When we finally understand it, it appears direct because it is right in front of us. When we don’t understand it, it appears indirect […]
The audio clip from “The Sutra of Hui Neng” in this Dharma Talk was taken from “The Diamond Sutra, The Heart Sutra, The Sutra of Hui Neng: Three Key Prajna Paramita Texts from the Zen Tradition”, available as an Audiobook on Audible. It is also available in Print on Amazon.
The Six Paramitas (Generosity, Morality, Patience, Diligence, Meditation, and Wisdom) are the actualization of Right Action.
The great seat of Prajna Paramita has three legs. “Don’t Know”, “What is this?”, and “Insight’”.
The Bear Encounter…
Anger has no hold on the awakened Heart/Mind.
A non-Buddhist asks Buddha a question.
Buddha’s Mind is expressed through the Diamond Sutra, Mind to Mind.