Teachings of the Platform Sutra. Prajna Ch 2.

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Teachings of the Platform Sutra. Prajna Ch 2.

Postby White Lotus » Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:39 pm

:namaste: The McRae translation has the teaching of Hui Neng (in quotations):

p. 29. The fundamental nature is Buddha. There is no other buddha apart from this nature.


since you cannot escape from your fundamental nature, every moment of every day, why are people seeking what they have already got?

p. 30. When the one mind is true, all [things] are true.

how could anything be false. all is the dharmakaya. all and every teaching is perfect suchness. everyone is a buddha and expounds the law. having buddha's nature how could you not all be buddhas?

p. 31. To practice in every moment of thought is called the true nature.


your very existence is that of the buddha, how could you not with your perfect natural awareness see things just as they are. without complication. the tea is a cup of tea.

p. 31. Good friends, ordinary people are buddhas, and the afflictions are Bodhi.


how could you not be a buddha? is not everyone pricelessly special, just as they are? whether good or bad?

p. 33. When one is Enlightened for [even] a single moment, the sentient beings are buddhas.


since there is no thing to realize, and since all are no different, all beings are buddhas. having realized that there is no thing to realize, one realizes No Dharma and No action, having had it all the time anyway!

with love, from, White Lotus. x

love sings brightly,
its given to you on a plate (free)
you always had it!
just Be, how can you not.
what need to know yourself,
you already do. simply
perfectly.
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Re: Teachings of the Platform Sutra. Prajna Ch 2.

Postby White Lotus » Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:43 pm

:namaste: ps. if you are studying the Platform Sutra, please do feel free to place comments and questions in this thread. i have started with Chapter 2 on Prajna (wisdom).

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Re: Teachings of the Platform Sutra. Prajna Ch 2.

Postby meindzai » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:59 pm

Sorry to be dim. Where was Chapter 1?
"The Dharma is huge." - Rael
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Re: Teachings of the Platform Sutra. Prajna Ch 2.

Postby White Lotus » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:25 pm

:namaste: why dont you create a thread for chapter 1? (if you want to). Chapter 1 is the background biography, not explicitly the teaching of Hui Neng.

best wishes, White Lotus.
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Re: Teachings of the Platform Sutra. Prajna Ch 2.

Postby meindzai » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:29 pm

White Lotus wrote::namaste: why dont you create a thread for chapter 1? (if you want to). Chapter 1 is the background biography, not explicitly the teaching of Hui Neng.

best wishes, White Lotus.


Ah! That's ok. I remember the story - and I re-read it last night. Carry on!

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Re: Teachings of the Platform Sutra. Prajna Ch 2.

Postby White Lotus » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:38 pm

Meindzeye, some more thoughts from the dear old master...

McRae p35/prajna.
I transmit only the dharma of seeing the nature... It is only the teaching of seeing the nature which stupid people cannot comprehend.


p33/prajna.
If you recognise your own mind and see the nature, you will definitely accomplish the enlightenment of Buddhahood.


p38/prajna.
If you recongnise your fundamental mind, this is fundamental emancipation.


p37/prajna.
when false and correct are completley destroyed, the nature of bodhi is just so.


what could be more simple. (or more complicated for an egoistic mind).

best wishes, White Lotus. x


seeing prajna i see myself... just as i am.
this is it! just so. so.
is not everyone perfectly enlightened?!
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