Question on wake up sermone ?

Question on wake up sermone ?

Postby Arabic Buddhist » Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:18 pm

Hello Dharma friends

I have question on wake up sermone statement :

The essence of the Way is detachment. And the goal of those who practice is freedom from appearances. The sutras say, Detachment is enlightenment because it negates appearances .

What is mean appearances ?
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Re: Question on wake up sermone ?

Postby Astus » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:28 am

Appearance () means all the things that we see, hear, smell, taste, touch and think. So the Heart Sutra says, "no form, sound, smell, taste, touch, or dharmas".
"There is no such thing as the real mind. Ridding yourself of delusion: that's the real mind."
(Sheng-yen: Getting the Buddha Mind, p 73)

"Neither cultivation nor seated meditation — this is the pure Chan of Tathagata."
(Mazu Daoyi, X1321p3b23; tr. Jinhua Jia)

“Don’t rashly seek the true Buddha;
True Buddha can’t be found.
Does marvelous nature and spirit
Need tempering or refinement?
Mind is this mind carefree;
This face, the face at birth."

(Nanyue Mingzan: Enjoying the Way, tr. Jeff Shore; T2076p461b24-26)
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Re: Question on wake up sermone ?

Postby Zhen Li » Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:41 am

Lakṣana. It can mean marks, defining characteristics, signs. All appearances are defined by: rise, stay, change, cease, i. e. birth, life, old age, death.

Detach from stuff that does that, and you'll be free!
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Re: Question on wake up sermone ?

Postby Arabic Buddhist » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:33 am

Thank you very much dear friends
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