5 edition of sutra of Wei Lang (or Hui Neng). found in the catalog.
sutra of Wei Lang (or Hui Neng).
Reprint of the 1944 ed. published for the Buddhist Society by Luzac & Co., London.
|Statement||Translated from the Chinese by Wong Mou-lam. New ed. by Christmas Humphreys.|
|Genre||Early works to 1800.|
|Contributions||Wong, Mou-lam, tr., Humphreys, Christmas, 1901-1983., Buddhist Society of Great Britain and Ireland.|
|LC Classifications||BQ9299.H854 L613 1973|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||128|
|LC Control Number||73000879|
To be sure it had found a certain affinity with Confucian scholarship and ethical idealism, and with Taoist mysticism and naturalistic iconoclasm. Now Buddhism is known as having no two ways. The Chinese while being notably intellectual were not especially philosophical or religiously minded. We vow to learn the countless systems in Dharma of our Essence of Mind. Those who train themselves at home may be likened unto a native of the East who is kind-hearted, while those who stay in monasteries but neglect their work differ not from a native of the West who is evil in heart.
So far you have reached the 'door of enlightenment', but you have not yet entered it. One the other hand, even if you were a native of the West an impure mind could not free you from sin, When the people of the East commit a sin, they recite the name of Amitabha and pray to be born in the West; but in the case of sinners who are natives of the West, where should they pray to be born? Ignorance and infatuation are the brutes. The software we use sometimes flags "false positives" -- that is, blocks that should not have occurred. In the Pali Canon, and throughout the Theravada tradition, it is explicitly made clear that the Buddha rejected naming anyone as his successor. These metaphysical ideas can even be used to support social discrimination, since the metaphysical realm is hierarchical itself.
We moved to Guangzhou Canton and were then in very bad circumstances. The lamp is the quintessence of the light and the light is the expression of the lamp. He who is able to keep his mind unperturbed, irrespective of circumstances, has attained Samadhi. Our very nature is Buddha, and apart from this nature there is no other Buddha. You could know them by their deeds. All distinctions of self and not-self, comfort or discomfort, joy or suffering, desire or aversion, success or failure, and mental discrimination of all kinds must be ignored and left behind, in the sole effort to merge oneself with Mind-essence which alone is reality, Inasmuch as one's own inner conscience is Mind-essence, why seek for it elsewhere?
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The fletcher whittles his arrows. Since some men are wise, the so-called superior men, and some are ignorant, the so-called inferior men, the wise preach to the ignorant when the latter ask them to do so.
Take good care of yourselves. Huineng impressed Hongren with a clear understanding of the ubiquitous Buddha nature in everyone, and convinced Hongren to let him stay. This includes questioning all our notions about Buddha, nirvana, emptiness, self, no-self, god etc.
In name they are two things, but in substance they are one and the same. A very difficult point to decide, indeed! The word 'Mahaprajnaparamita' is Sanskrit, and means 'great wisdom to reach the opposite shore' of the sea of existence. The fifth is the Incense of 'Knowledge obtained on the Attainment of Liberation.
He asked a low-ranking official named Zhang Riyong from Jiangzhou to read the verse to him, and then immediately asked him to write down a stanza that he composed.
In addition, Wei Shou was criticized in that, as an official of the Eastern Wei and its successor state Northern Qihe included the sole emperor of Eastern Wei, Emperor Xiaojingamong his imperial lists while intentionally omitting the three emperors from the rival state Western Wei after the division of the Northern Wei in Although the Dharma is uniform, men vary in their mentality.
To keep our mind free from defilement under all circumstances is called 'Idea-lessness'. However, the basic meaning of the first proposition still remains. I replied, "Although people exist as northerners and southerners, in the Buddha-nature there is neither north nor south.
Learned Audience, our physical body may be likened unto an inn i. The Sutra distinctly says that we should take refuge in the Buddha within ourselves; it does not suggest that we should take refuge in other Buddhas.
He saw the state of spirituality of his time, men in caves meditating and shutting off the entire world, immune to pain, anger, hunger, and saw the contradiction of this -- if these men were buddha's, they were what he called "stone buddhas", like a statue.
We should use this great wisdom to break up the five Skandhas  for to follow such practice ensures the attainment of Buddhahood. Eventually groups of wandering ascetics who emphasized meditation practice began to come together to form communities of practice.
I was selling firewood in the market one day, when one of my customers ordered some to be brought to his shop. When they had sat down, the Patriarch continued The first is the Sila Incense, which means that our mind is free from taints of misdeeds, evil jealousy, avarice, anger, spoliation, and hatred.
On the other hand, if you do not practice it, what progress can you make in the spiritual path, even though you cut your hair and leave home for good i. However, if this is so, we would find ourselves in the awkward position of studying and honoring the teaching of a teacher while practicing the complete opposite, for as anyone who has ever practiced in any Zen tradition knows, sitting meditation is central to practice.The first one to translate the book into English was Chinese scholar Huang Mao-lin, whose translation Sutra Spoken by the Sixth Patriarch, Wei Lang 1, on the High Seat of the Gem of Law was.
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Foreword to New Edition. The first, and apparently the only published translation into English of the Sutra of Wei Lang was completed by the late Mr. Wong Mou-Lam in and published in the form of a 4to paper-covered book by the Yu Ching Press of Shanghai.
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