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<ul><li> 1. Buddhist Association of Canada Cham Shan Temple Introduction toChn Meditation 2010/12/18 </li></ul> <p> 2. Buddhist Association of Canada Cham Shan Temple nmftu Namo Buddha nmdm Namo Dharma nmsngqi Namo Sangha 3. CHAPTER 6 The Actual Cultivation Calming The Treatise on the Awakening of Faith states, "If the mind has run off and become scattered one should immediately draw it back in and establish it in right mindfulness. With this right mindfulness, one should be aware that everything is mind-only and is not a true external object. This very mind itself is devoid of any inherently existent characteristic. There is no instant in which the mind (thoughts) can be grasped. 4. CHAPTER 6 The Actual Cultivation Calming Calming through realization of truth: No matter what the mind dwells upon, if one understands that all dharmas are produced from causes and conditions and are devoid of an inherently-existent nature, then the mind will not seize upon them. 5. CHAPTER 6 The Actual Cultivation of Samatha Consciousness arises when faculties and objects are placed in mutual opposition.When faculties and objects have not been placed in mutual opposition, the production of consciousness is fundamentally nonexistent. KshitigarbhaBuddha 6. CHAPTER 6 The Actual Cultivation Calming The names "production"and "extinction"are only falsely established. When the thought which is characterized by production and extinction is extinguished, then stillness of the mind manifests. There is nothing whatsoever which can be found in the mind. This is the so-called stillness of nirvana. [Having carried out this contemplation], one's mind naturally comes to a halt. 7. CHAPTER 6 The Actual Cultivation Calming Nirvna - the perfect peace of the state of mind that is free from craving, anger, and other afflicting states. It is also the end of the world. There is no identity left and no boundaries for the mind. The peace is achieved when the existing volitional formations are pacified and the conditions for the production of new ones are eradicated. In nirvna, the root causes of craving and aversion have been extinguished, so that one is no longer subject to human suffering or further rebirth in samsra. - 8. CHAPTER 6 The Actual Cultivation of Samatha As for the past, thoughts have already been destroyed,As for the present, thoughts do not abide, andAs for the future, thoughts have not yet come. 9. CHAPTER 6 The Actual Cultivation Calming Although the practitioner contemplates and finds that thoughts do not abide and are entirely nonexistent, still, it is not the basis that there is not a single ksana in which there is carried out the arousal of awareness and mindfulness. 10. CHAPTER 6 The Actual Cultivation Calming Within each and every one of all the dharmas,Causes and conditions are empty, devoid of a ruler.Put the mind to rest; penetrate to the original source.Based on this one is referred to as a Shramana. 11. The VajraPrajnPramit Sutra The VajraPrajnPramit Sutra Translated by Tripitaka Dharma Master Kumrajiva 12. Chapter 17 Ultimately There is No Self Then Subhuti said to the Buddha, World Honored One, if a good man, or good woman, resolves his heart on Anuttarasayaksabodhi, how should he dwell, how should he subdue his heart 13. Chapter 17 Ultimately there is No Self The Buddha told Subhuti, a good man, or good woman, who has resolved his heart on Anuttara-sayaksabodhi should think thus: I should take all living beings across to extinction, yet when all living beings have been taken across to extinction, there actually is not a single living being who has been taken across to extinction. 14. Chapter 17 Ultimately there is No Self And why? Subhuti, if a Bodhisattva has a mark of self, a mark of others, a mark of living beings, or a mark of a life, then he is not a Bodhisattva. For what reason? Subhuti, actually there is no dharma of resolving the heart on Anuttarasayaksabodhi. 15. Chapter 17 Ultimately there is No Self Subhuti, what do you think? While the Tathgata was with Burning Lamp Buddha, was there any Dharma of Anuttarasayaksabodhi attained? No, World Honored One as I understand what the Buddha has said, while the Buddha was with Burning Lamp Buddha there was no Anuttarasayaksabodhi attained. 16. Chapter 17 Ultimately there is No Self The Buddha said, So it is, so it is, Subhuti. There actually was no dharma of Anuttarasayaksabodhi which the Tathgata attained. Subhuti, if there had been a dharma of Anuttarasayaksabodhi which the Tathgata attained, then Burning Lamp Buddha would not have given me the prediction, you will in the future attain Buddhahood and be named Skyamuni. 17. Chapter 17 Ultimately there is No Self Since there actually was no dharma of Anuttarasayaksabodhi attained, Burning Lamp Buddha gave me the prediction saying these words, You will in the future attain Buddhahood and be named Skyamuni. 18. Questions and Comments www.ChamShanTemple.org www.shengguangshi.blogspot.com ShengguangShi@hotmail.com Shengguang Shi Tom Cheung Kam Cheung Dennis Yap </p>