Prajnaparamita Sutra – the path to wisdom

PEI  20 June 2017

The main purpose of Buddha coming into this world is to help all sentient beings clear their obscuration, to achieve real happiness.  

Afflictions and ignorance are the main hindrances in achieving wisdom. One can achieve true wisdom by relying on the Dharma to find courage and strength to persevere in the studies.

Prajnaparamita Sutra (Heart Sutra) is the king of Sutras that teaches us emptiness – the highest level of wisdom. Learning this Sutra might be difficult for most people, so it is important to contemplate its benefits, eventually we will come to experience supreme joy in the learning.

Rely on a Teacher is absolutely necessary for all Dharma studies too. Because teachers have the great wisdom and compassion to lead us out of the cyclic existence. We should contemplate and appreciate their kindness, as a way to cultivate the virtue of gratitude.

Thus, practise towards developing the qualities of the Bodhisattva, with great desire to learn from great teachers are the foundations to reach ultimate happiness, or pure land. 

May all who learn under a lineage Master attain ultimate wisdom and happiness as Buddha wishes us!


6月20日

不死甘露药

生死轮回有没有边际?如果证得空性,生死轮回可以截断;如果不求空性,生死轮回永无出期。如法华经云:“诸佛世尊唯以一大事因缘故,出现于世。”一大事因缘即是令众生,开、示、悟、入佛之知见,解脱生死。

轮回之因是无明、烦恼,对治之方则为空性智慧。被称为“经中之王”的《般若经》,详细地阐述空性慧,犹如大宝珠,照彻无明。因此每个人都应发心要学《般若》,即使障碍现前时,仍应念诵、思维《般若》以除障碍。

通过这次加国的学习,庆幸自他值遇善知识,期勉今后抱着欢喜心、希求心学习经论,学习动摇生死的根本——空性,得到究竟的快乐!