心之道
  • 心不跟隨現下煩惱,不隨就不會生滅。
  • 學佛,就是學著拭去塵埃。
  • 不要看小小的慈悲,它是無盡的善心、無盡的智慧、無盡的接引。
  • 禪修,讓思緒單純,讓靈性清楚顯現。
  • 念頭在心頭,不舒服;轉個念頭,心頭就開。
  • 煩惱如同下雨,當雨過天晴,雨復何在?
  • 懂得消化煩惱,便能讓生活自在逍遙,讓生命更寬廣。
  • 負面是惡業,消極是惡業,悲觀是惡業;正面積極樂觀,就是生活禪。
  • 生命是不斷流動地,安靜下來,才能沉澱,才能傾聽。
  • 不執著、不妄想,當下即圓滿。
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用禪修閱讀自己

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學禪、學佛就是要回到原始的自己,透過禪修來寧靜,然後才能沈澱一切的妄念執著,從沈澱妄念執著裡,我們原始的自己才會露出頭腳,沒有寧靜就沒有辦法看到我們原始的自己。

禪修,是一個閱讀自己最好的方法,平常我們閱讀書籍、新聞,但從來很少有時間閱讀自己,閱讀自己最好的方法就是靜坐,什麼是靜坐?就是放下想法、放下許多放不下的東西,讓這個靈靈光光的自己,自由自在,讓它沒有任何的負擔,讓我們的靈性呈現出來,讓我們能夠擁有自己。

自己是什麼?身體是我嗎?我們的身體是由地、水、火、風等元素所組成,這個假象不是我們,那麼,真的我們在那裡呢?真實的我就是我們的靈性、覺性、佛性。我們的生命是永恆不壞滅的靈性,也因為靈性沒有時間和現象,所以沒有生死。

因為禪修,我們才能放下所有的想法,慢慢的也就能夠摸索到靈性的存在,來覺知我們靈性的面貌,來迴光返照我們的覺性。

─── 心道法師


To Practice Chan is to Read our Self

We practice Chan and study Buddhism to come home to our original Self. The practice of Chan helps us to quiet down, which then enables us to let go of our delusions and attachments. It is only when we`ve let go of our delusions and attachments that our true Self can appear. Without inner stillness there is simply no way for us to see our original Self.

Chan is a very good method to read our Self. We normally read books, journals and newspapers, but spend very little time reading our Self. The best method to read our Self is by practicing silent meditation. What is the meaning of silent meditation? It means letting go of our thoughts. It means letting go of so many things we simply cannot let go of. It means setting our luminous, spiritual Self completely free. It means taking away all of its burdens, so that it can freely manifest itself. It means allowing ourselves to fully own ourselves.

What am I? Am I my body? My body is composed of the 4 elements: earth, water, fire and air. But these elements are not me. What then is my true Self? Our true Self is our spiritual nature, our enlightened nature, our Buddha nature. Our life is our eternally indestructible Spirit. There exists no time nor thing in it, so it is unborn and never dies.

Through the practice of Chan we are finally able to let go of all of our thoughts and to slowly, slowly get in touch with the reality of our spiritual Self. We learn to see its face and to reflect its luminosity all around us.

Dharma Master Hsin Tao
(Translated by Maria Reis Habito)