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The Bodhi Way (三乘菩提)

Re: The Bodhi Way (三乘菩提)

Postby Buddhism » 20 Jul 2016, 18:46

"A Chan practitioner should not by way of dhyāna cultivation bring the conscious mind (manovijnana) to a state where it is “non-knowing of the six sense-objects.” Such a mental state exists only in the samāpatti (deep mental absorption) in the Second Dhyāna or above, wherein the consciousness no longer discerns the five sense-objects. Since this kind of mental state is still within the bounds of the consciousness, it is not the Prajna Wisdom of True Reality that a practitioner should seek to realize via the tenet/principle of Chan. On the contrary, a Chan practitioner should first acquire the skill of meditative concentration, specifically, the ability to guard a “huatou 話頭” (word-head). However, once his consciousness has acquired concentration skill, instead of entering it into a samādhi state, the practitioner should allow it to immerse in and experience all six sense-objects in daily life. This is the correct way to locate the True Mind, the Mind that is truly “non-knowing of the six sense-objects” yet exists in concurrence with the consciousness. In short, the conscious mind is aware of the six sense-objects, but a Chan practitioner ought not regard the conscious mind’s detachment from the five sense-objects as the awakening to the True Mind."

The Dharma Eye of Chan School, p.360
《宗門法眼》360頁
“It is difficult for the correct dharmas to manifest if the erroneous ones are not destroyed 若不破邪,難以顯正.” Bodhisattva Xuanzang (玄奘菩薩) stated in the past.
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Re: The Bodhi Way (三乘菩提)

Postby Buddhism » 24 Jul 2016, 23:17

"World-Honored One! Embracing the true dharma is the Mahayana (the Great Vehicle). Why? The Mahayana generates all the mundane and transmundane wholesome dharmas of Sound-Hearers and Solitary-Realizers. World-Honored One! Just as the eight great rivers originate from Lake Anavatapta, all the mundane and transmundane wholesome dharmas of Sound-Hearers and Solitary-Realizers originate from the Mahayana."
Srimaladevi Simhanada Sutra (CBETA, T12, no. 353, p. 219, b10)
「世尊!攝受正法者是摩訶衍,何以故?摩訶衍者,出生一切聲聞、緣覺世間出世間善法。世尊!如阿耨大池出八大河,如是,摩訶衍出生一切聲聞、緣覺世間出世間善法。」《勝鬘師子吼一乘大方便方廣經》卷1

"Only the Mahayana (the Great Vehicle) Dharma is the teachings of ultimate reality. The Sound-Hearer Dharma and the Solitary-Realizer Dharma are just expedient teachings. The Two-Vehicle Dharma, which comes from the Mahayana Dharma and is only a small portion of it, enables sentient beings who fear the cycle of births and deaths to eliminate this cycle quickly. Through the elimination of this cycle of births-and-deaths, the Two-Vehicle learners have complete faith in the Buddha, and can be gradually guided to the teachings of ultimate reality. That is the reason why the Mahayana Dharma is said to generate all the mundane and transmundane wholesome dharmas of Sound-Hearers and Solitary-Realizers."
A Discourse on the Srimaladevi Simhanada Sutra, Vol. 1, p. 336
《勝鬘經講記》第一輯,336頁
“It is difficult for the correct dharmas to manifest if the erroneous ones are not destroyed 若不破邪,難以顯正.” Bodhisattva Xuanzang (玄奘菩薩) stated in the past.
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