2014年8月24日 星期日

Let it be

Picture used from: http://markbolender.wordpress.com/2010/03/02/top-7-outdoor-yoga-spots-in-santa-clarita/
[Chan Master Wu Jue Miao Tian’s Book of wisdom] Let it be.
Quoted from Zencosmos magazine No. 1

Chan practice emphasizes the importance of surpassing every materials and forms. When it comes to our daily lives, just let it be. Instead of being attached to physical needs, we are encouraged to experience what our inner spirit needs, that is, the purity.
Out inner spirit does not need earthly things. For our inner spirit, the things on earth are obstacles to reach the realm of Buddha. Let us try to understand the meaning of “being plain.” Practitioners do not say “being rich” in terms of material world, for when people have nothing are they richest. Only when we ask for nothing and desire nothing can we truly focus on the spiritual practice.


Money enough for our daily life is sufficient. If we could transform our physical’s needs into the spirit’s needs, then we are having potential to achieve the realm of Buddha. Only the wise can transform the finite wealth to infinite hope and formlessness wealth of the inner spirit.

[悟覺妙天禪師開示集]生活順其自然就好
本文摘錄自禪天下雜誌NO.1「禪修園地」單元
禪宗法門就是要破一切名相,生活順其自然就好,不要太執著於色身的需求,要多去體會靈性需要什麼,那就是清淨.
靈性不要人間的一切,對祂而言,這都是成佛的障礙.平常要多去體會「貧道」的道理,修行人不會說「富道」.因為只有什麼都不要的時候最富有,才能專心於靈性成就的修行.
錢只要夠用就好,如果能將色身的資糧轉變成靈性所需的資糧,那就是大根器者.因為能夠把有限的東西變成無限的希望(或是無限的實相),那只有善知識才做得到.


出處:http://www.zen.org.tw/web/teachings_detail.php?id=3058