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Zen

Find Your Mind Treasure

Transcript: Finding the Treasure in Your Mind is a True Practitioner
Finding the Treasure in Your Mind is a True Practitioner
We think that we should learn and accept while meditating on a daily basis.
But more important than that is you must save yourself.
The enlightenment of a Buddha’s true nature is in your own mind.
We should live Buddha’s life with that Buddha Nature.
Knowing this and putting it into practice.
This is the real practice.
That’s why we are here and practicing because sentient beings are foolish.
Mind and behavior are different.
We have to come to this distant place because we have to retreat according to the shape of the karma.
You better cut off everything – such as desire, anger, ignorance, delusion, worldly matters and family matters.
If I only talked about liberating – do not be attached to it or accept (as a fixed view) with any boundaries
(Pointing Out Your Intrinsic Buddha Nature)
(Look and see for yourself)
It should be a calm mind forever and eternally like the empty sky everywhere.
Therefore in the end it is necessary to take off from all troubles naturally with clear and pure minds (all your troubles disappear in the Buddha Mind)
Isn’t it right?
Seeking vain honors and speaking truth with that mouth do not let your mind be like monkeys.
The difference between words and action is that you deceive yourself if you fall into hellish hell.
Do not pursue vain honors and pleasure living in the world without knowing yourself (first).
Without knowing yourself you will suffer disease for all eternity.
Be diligent (Chris one of Master’s senior students) hardwork and make effort.
You are saving yourself.
The Buddha and I cannot save you – the enlightenment too.
You are just guidance (these are just guides)
We just lead you to be meditators to get into the meditation world.
If the Buddha could save the sentient beings, which are more than the dust of the world, he would have finished saving all sentient beings already
But why are we not leaving samsara and the circle of reincarnation and being Buddha until now?
Therefore sentient beings should save oneself.
Not the Buddha saving.
So you understand that clearly – diligence and effort are meditate yourself and you should not rely on the power of another Buddha from outside.
(Rely on the Buddha within)
What would I like to attach?
We usually see ourselves or those around us living – it’s called “sentient beings”.
The Sixth Patriarch Hui Neng said, “Seeing and looking at the surface, right and wrong and distinguishing minds are called sentient beings. It is not sentient beings that is revealed in all kind of images of the world as the state of life.”
Jealous mind
Anger mind
Dispute mind
and deceived mind
This is called “sentient beings”.
When we live with a mind that we comprehend (small mind/thinking mind).
If you call this kind of mind – sentient beings
If there isn’t that kind of mind – if that mind disappears – then all sentient beings are saved and attain enlightenment at that moment.
When sentient beings disappear then the Buddha’s world will appear.
Thank you
Finding treasuring in your mind is a true practitioner
So Phuon she already found it – Kwan Seum Bosal (Quan Yin/Avalokitesvara)
I asked Elaine to make that frame and I think Phuon gave her some kind of information.
Actually that frame and this picture is Phuons.
Phuon – alway in her mind is Kwan Seum Bosal.
So I would like to give you all of this picture. One each.
Ok?
What is your treasure?
What is in your mind? What is in there? (Master points to his heart)
You better find out.
So – Phuon – she already found – maybe about two years ago.
She always says, “I’m Kwan Seum Bosal.”
Always she’s thinking Kwan Seum Bosal.
Everybody have one of these.
And also – another one is this one. (Master holds up a picture of a statue that’s shaped like a meditator clothed in a black robe and at their heart is the Buddha and their face/mind is golden)
I took this picture from Korea.
With Kelly and Rebecca.
I took this picture in Seol Korea. Then when I come back I asked Elaine to make it like this.
Meditators here – inside – Buddha is inside.
OK?
You can try to find out what is in your mind.
Maybe that is a Buddha or Dharma or Kwan Seum Bosal.
Kwan Seum Bosal is mercy and compassion Bodhisattva.
From now – everybody try and find out what you got in your mind.
Ok?
Thank you.

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Buddha Nature

Slowing the Mind Down

When in a completely dark room, someone can be holding a burning stick of incense perfectly still. You will only see a glowing orange point.
But if the stick is spun in a circle rapidly, you will see an orange circle of light, a “fire circle”.
If the spinning is slowed down, the circle disappears all by itself.
One doesn’t have to try to change the circle itself to make it disappear.
Likewise, during shamatha meditation, when the speed of thoughts slow down enough, the sense of self and its personal story of being a suffering or seeking “me” will disappear automatically without those illusions having to be addressed analytically.
Just like we discovered that no “fire circle” ever really existed, we also discover that no personal self as a “me” nor its alluring stories ever existed.
By Jackson Peterson – http://www.wayoflight.net/

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Zen

What is the Way?

Joshu asked Nansen, “What is the Way?”
“Ordinary mind is the Way,” Nansen replied.
“Shall I try to seek after it?” Joshu asked.
“If you try for it, you will become separated from it,” responded Nansen.
“How can I know the Way unless I try for it?” persisted Joshu.
Nansen said, “The Way is not a matter of knowing or not knowing. Knowing is delusion; not knowing is confusion. When you have really reached the true Way beyond doubt, you will find it as vast and boundless as space. How can it be talked about on the level of right and wrong?”
With those words, Joshu came to a sudden realization.

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Dzogchen

Suchness Speaks

I am the nature of all phenomena.
I am the root of existence.
This pervasiveness is your true state.
I am the sublime source of all manifestation.
My own being is the mind of perfect purity.
Pure is taught to be my nature.
The nature of what is called awareness is taught as being ceaseless, all encompassing, and all creating.
Everything is made and generated from my mind of perfect purity.
I am the core of all the Buddhas of the three times.
I am the father and the mother to all sentient beings of the three-fold worlds Nirmanakaya, Samboghakaya, and Dharmakaya.
I am the cause for all that exists, both animate and inanimate.
Not one thing is that does not emanate from me.
I am known through direct experience where there is no attempt to reify this pure experience of awareness.
My pristine awareness permeates the universe and is manifested as the universe and is known through beauty.
I gaze into everything and into everyone as my own being.
My pristine awareness presents itself in every aspect of existence,
and I am not a punishing ruler;
my pristine awareness cannot be anthropomorphized.
The world of phenomena is nothing else than the manifested forms of my awakened awareness.
I am the all-creating one.
I am the awareness of perfect purity.
The multiplicity of all emanates from my awareness.
The multiplicity of things appears in individuality.
I rejoice in the way sentient beings appear to us as form, appearance, and color.
This rejoicing reveals the innate, compassionate nature of my pristine awareness.
All that appears is my reality.
These words are the expression of the seminal heart essence in its purest form.
Understanding the message of the teachings means discovering one’s own true condition.
Excerpt from The Dzogchen text the All Creating Sovereign