Wednesday, June 28, 2017

6 Paramita: Virya – Ketekunan



Ditulis oleh Lotuschef – 27 Juni 2017
Diterjemahkan oleh Lotus Nino
Sumber: 六度~精进 6 Paramitas ~ Virya - Diligence

Patung Maitreya di Biara Zen Zhong Tai, Taiwan.

Mengacu ke rekaman ceramah Mahaguru Lu:
2017年6月18日聖尊蓮生活佛盧勝彥開講「道果」-彩虹雷藏寺

Di atas ini: Mahaguru Lu sedang membabarkan Lamdre di Vajragarbha Pelangi, Seattle, 18 Juni 2017. Di saat itu beliau membahas kalau telah mendapatkan semua yang dijanjikan oleh Maitreya Bodhisattva kepada-NYA.
Namun Mahaguru Lu tidak memperhitungkan semua harta tersebut, punya juga sama artinya dengan tak punya.
Karena apa yang menjadi milik Bumi yang Agung ini pada akhirnya akan kembali juga ke Bumi yang Agung.
Yang benar-benar dimiliki adalah Tanah Suci Maha Kolam Teratai Kembar.

Semua harta ditunjukkan kepada Mahaguru Lu saat Maitreya membuka kantong kainnya.
Pada kenyataannya, semua Buddha dan Bodhisattva memperhatikan dan peduli padamu,
Kamu hanya perlu tekun bersadhana dan menulis, maka tunas bunga lotus akan muncul dari bumi secara alamiah.

Paramita adalah istilah Sansekerta yang berarti “kesempurnaan.”
Enam paramita di dalam Bahasa Tibet dan Sansekerta adalah:
(1) sbyin-pa (dana, “kemurahan hati”),
(2) tshul-khrims (shila, “etika”),
(3) bzod-pa (kshanti, “kesabaran, menerima, pengampunan”),
(4) brtsong-’grus (virya, “usaha yang penuh sukacita, ketekunan, semangat”),
(5) bsam-gtan (dyana, “konsentrasi meditatif”), dan
(6) shes-rab (prajna, “kesadaran-kebijaksanaan yang tajam yang mampu membedakan, wawasan”).

Pagi ini, aku bermimpi seseorang mencuri sebuah patung Maitreya Bodhisattva.
Tinggi patung sekitar 15 inchi, panjang bagian dasarnya sekitar 15 inci, dengan lebar 9 inchi. Ia dibungkus dengan kain linen warna krem beige.
Aku mengejar si pencuri dan akhirnya ia meninggalkan patung tersebut di stan resepsionis kecil. Setelah mendapatkan kembali patung tersebut, aku berjalan menuju suatu rumah ibadah. Di sana sepertinya sedang ada sebuah acara.

Hahaha!

Lantai yang menuju ke rumah ibadah itu tiba-tiba tenggelam dan air menutupi jalan masuknya.
Saat aku sedang berdiri sambil menyaksikan, ada seseorang yang mengangkat sebuah papan dan lantai kembali muncul!
Supaya tak membahasi bajuku, aku mulai berjalan masuk ke dalam rumah ibadah tersebut.
Apa yang terjadi? Aku berjalan setinggi 2 kaki di atas tanah dan seperti sedang melayang!
Wah!
Rumah ibadah ini berada di dunia akhirat, dan semua penghuninya bertampang sengsara karena menahan derita hebat.

Teman-temanku sekalian, Mencuri merupakan salah satu sila yang tidak boleh dilanggar.
Ia akan menjerumuskanmu ke dalam Neraka karena perbuatanmu sendiri!

Seperti yang Mahaguru Lu katakan: Selama kamu bersadhana dengan bersungguh-sungguh, para dewata akan memberkatimu dengan segala barang kebutuhan supaya kamu bisa terus melanjutkan hidupmu.

Kalau kamu ingat di tahun 2010 saat Mahaguru Lu mengunjungi Hong Kong,
Vajra dan Lonceng dicuri setelah Mahaguru Lu menggunakannya, begitu juga dengan patung Vajrasattva turut dicuri.
Siapa yang memberitahumu kalau barang-barang yang telah digunakan atau disentuh Mahaguru Lu akan membuatmu jadi kaya dan menambah berkahmu?
Hahaha!
Memiliki barang-barang tersebut dengan menghalalkan segala cara, malah menjerumuskanmu ke dalam Neraka, jauh sekali dari Tanah Suci!

Bila kamu adalah salah satu orang yang masih belum sepenuhnya memahami ajaran Mahaguru Lu, maka sudah pasti kamu akan jatuh ke 3 alam samsara yang lebih rendah!

Pertolongan buatmu hanyalah dengan membuka lembaran baru kembali setelah Bertobat dengan sepenuh hati!
Tak ada yang hilang bila kamu bisa meneguhkan kemauanmu dan mengambil tindakan dari sekarang!


Salam Metta,

Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
Lama Lotuschef

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

37 bodhipakṣa dharma 三十七菩提分法


The thirty-seven factors of enlightenment (Skt. saptatriṁśa-bodhipakṣa-dharma; Tib. བྱང་ཆུབ་ཀྱི་ཕྱོགས་ཀྱི་ཆོས་སུམ་ཅུ་རྩ་བདུན་, Wyl. byang chub kyi phyogs kyi chos sum cu rtsa bdun) are thirty-seven practices undertaken and perfected at specific stages of the first four of the five paths and present thereafter as qualities of enlightenment.

They are as follows:

1-4: Four applications of mindfulness (Skt. catuḥ-smṛtyupasthāna; Tib. དྲན་པ་ཉེ་བར་བཞག་པ་བཞི་, Wyl. dran pa nye bar bzhag pa bzhi)
the body (Skt. kāya-smṛtyupasthāna, Tib. ལུས་དྲན་པ་ཉེ་བར་བཞག་, lus dran pa nye bar bzhag)
feelings (Skt. vedanā-smṛtyupasthāna, Tib. ཚོར་བ་དྲན་པ་ཉེ་བར་བཞག་, tshor dran pa nye bar bzhag)
the mind (Skt. citta-smṛtyupasthāna, Tib. སེམས་དྲན་པ་ཉེ་བར་བཞག་, sems dran pa nye bar bzhag)
phenomena (Skt. dharma-smṛtyupasthāna, Tib. ཆོས་དྲན་པ་ཉེ་བར་བཞག་, chos dran pa nye bar bzhag)

5-8: Four genuine restraints (Skt. catvāri samyakprahāṇāni; Tib. ཡང་དག་པར་སྤོང་བ་བཞི་, yangdakpar pongwa shyi; Wyl. yang dag par spong ba bzhi)
to avoid generating any negative states that have not arisen, Tib. མི་དགེ་བ་མ་སྐྱེས་པ་མི་བསྐྱེད་པ་, mi dge ba ma skyes pa mi bskyed pa
to abandon negative states that have arisen, Tib. མི་དགེ་བ་སྐྱེས་པ་སྤོངས་བ་, mi dge ba skyes pa spongs ba
to generate virtuous states that have not arisen, Tib. དགེ་བ་མ་སྐྱེས་པ་བསྐྱེད་པ་, dge ba ma skyes pa bskyed pa
not to allow any virtuous states that have arisen to deteriorate and to develop them further, Tib. དགེ་བ་སྐྱེས་པ་སྤེལ་བ་, dge ba skyes pa spel ba

9-12: Four bases of miraculous powers (Skt. caturṛddhipāda; Tib. རྫུ་འཕྲུལ་གྱི་རྐང་པ་བཞི་, Wyl. rdzu 'phrul gyi rkang pa bzhi)
intention (Skt. canda, Tib. འདུན་པ་, 'dun pa)
diligence (Skt. vīrya, Tib. བརྩོན་འགྲུས་, brtson 'grus)
attention (Skt. citta, Tib. སེམས་པ་, sems pa)
discernment (Skt. mīmāṃsā, Tib. དཔྱོད་པ་, dpyod pa)

13-17: Five powers (Skt. pañcendriya; Tib. དབང་པོ་ལྔ་, wangpo nga; Wyl. dbang po lnga)
faith (Skt. śraddhā, Tib. དད་པ་, dad pa)
diligence (Skt. vīrya, Tib. བརྩོན་འགྲུས་, brtson 'grus)
mindfulness (Skt. smṛti, Tib. དྲན་པ་, dran pa)
concentration (Skt. samādhi, Tib. ཏིང་ངེ་འཛིན་, ting nge 'dzin)
wisdom (Skt. prajñā, Tib. ཤེས་རབ་, shes rab)

18-22: Five strengths (Skt. pañcabala; Tib. སྟོབས་ལྔ་, top nga; Wyl. stobs lnga)
faith (Skt. śraddhā, Tib. དད་པ་, dad pa)
diligence (Skt. vīrya, Tib. བརྩོན་འགྲུས་, brtson 'grus)
mindfulness (Skt. smṛti, Tib. དྲན་པ་, dran pa)
concentration (Skt. samādhi, Tib. ཏིང་ངེ་འཛིན་, ting nge 'dzin)
wisdom (Skt. prajñā, Tib. ཤེས་རབ་, shes rab)

23-29: Seven elements for enlightenment (Skt. saptabodhyaṅga; Tib. བྱང་ཆུབ་ཀྱི་ཡན་ལག་བདུན་, changchup kyi yenlak dün; Wyl. byang chub kyi yan lag bdun)
mindfulness (Skt. smṛti; Tib. དྲན་པ་, dran pa)
discernment of phenomena (Skt. dharmapravicaya; Tib. ཆོས་རབ་ཏུ་རྣམ་པར་འབྱེད་པ་, chos rab tu rnam par )
diligence (Skt. vīrya; ; Tib. བརྩོན་འགྲུས་, brtson ‘grus)
joy (Skt. prīti; Tib. དགའ་བ་, dga' ba)
pliancy (Skt. praśrabdhi; Tib. ཤིན་ཏུ་སྦྱངས་པ་, shin tu sbyangs pa)
samadhi (Skt. samādhi; Tib. ཏིང་ངེ་འཛིན་, ting nge 'dzin)
equanimity (Skt. upekṣā; Tib. བཏང་སྙོམས་, btang stoms)

30-37: The noble eightfold path (Skt. āryāṣṭāṅgamārga; Tib. འཕགས་པའི་ལམ་ཡན་ལག་བརྒྱད་པ་, Wyl. ‘phags pa’i lam yan lag brgyad pa)
correct view (Skt. samyagdṛṣṭi; Tib. ཡང་དག་པའི་ལྟ་བ་, Wyl. yang dag pa'i lta ba)
correct intention (or thought) (Skt. samyaksaṅkalpa; Tib. ཡང་དག་པའི་རྟོག་པ་, Wyl. yang dag pa'i rtog pa)
correct speech (Skt. samyagvāc; Tib. ཡང་དག་པའི་ངག་, Wyl. yang dag pa'i ngag)
correct action (or conduct) (Skt. samyakkarmānta; Tib. ཡང་དག་པའི་ལས་ཀྱི་མཐའ་, Wyl. yang dag pa'i las kyi mtha')
correct livelihood (Skt. samyagājīva; Tib. ཡང་དག་པའི་འཚོ་བ་, Wyl. yang dag pa'i 'tsho ba)
correct effort (Skt. samyagvyāyāma; Tib. ཡང་དག་པའི་རྩོལ་བ་, Wyl. yang dag pa'i rtsol ba)
correct mindfulness (Skt. samyaksmṛti; Tib. ཡང་དག་པའི་དྲན་པ་, Wyl. yang dag pa'i dran pa)
correct concentration (Skt. samyaksamādhi; Tib. ཡང་དག་པའི་ཏིང་ངེ་འཛིན་, Wyl. yang dag pa'i ting nge 'dzin)


三十七菩提分法 37 bodhipakṣa dharma



菩提分法(巴利文:bodhipakkhikā dhammā、bodhapakkhiyā dhammā;梵文:bodhipakṣa dharma),有三十七項,即三十七菩提分法,又譯為三十七道品,三十七品助道法,為四聖諦道諦的仔細開展,是佛教修行的基本內容,是趨向解脫、獲得證悟的道路。

菩提分法是佛陀自覺證道之法和最後付囑之法,三十七菩提分法分為七種:
四念住
身念住,觀身不凈;
受念住,觀受是苦;
心念住,觀心無常;
法念住,觀法無我。
主要對治執身為凈、執受為樂、執心為常、執法為我的“四顛倒見”。

四正勤
未生惡法令不生;
已生惡法恒令滅;
未生善法令出生;
已生善法令增長。
精進的重點在於行善去惡。

四神足:意為產生精進的基礎。
欲神足,欲得見道;
勤神足,精勤習禪;
心神足,心神專一;
觀神足,正確觀想。

五根:修習佛法的根本所在。
信根,深信三寶;
勤根,修行不懈,指“四正勤”;
念根,憶念正法,指“四念處”;
定根,修習禪定;
慧根,開發智慧。

五力:由五根產生的五種力量。
信力,堅信真理;
勤力,修四正勤的力量;
念力,破邪、念正的力量;
定力,置心一處的能力;
慧力,產生智慧的能力。

七覺支:修習止觀的注意事項和感受。
憶念覺支,憶念集中而念念分明;
擇法覺支,選擇正確、適宜的修法;
精進覺支,任何階段都不能懈怠;
喜悅覺支,修禪定得到的喜悅;
輕安覺支,得到的輕鬆安適感覺;
禪定覺支,攝心不散深入禪定;
等捨覺支,捨一切念,不即不離。

八正道
正見解;
正思惟;
正語言;
正行為(正業);
正職業(正命);
正精進;
正意念;
正禪定。

包坛 Custom a Ritual Session


2017年6月18日聖尊蓮生活佛盧勝彥開講「道果」-彩虹雷藏寺
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRpa3Vv-8m4&t=1690s

At about 34 minutes into the above video speech, GM Lu talked about those that dream of encounters with ghosts and being hurt by these ghosts.

Many seek out people like XX and they were told that they have to pay to Customise Ritual Sessions to save themselves. 

XX charges about USD 30 thousands for each such session, and must custom 200 sessions.

Another one who is student was asked to custom a session costing USD 160 thousands!

I remember that some fellow students believe in another fellow student who resides in Taiwan, who also recommend that they custom ritual sessions by him to help them clear karmic negatives!
Most were recommended to pay for 108 ritual sessions!

Hahaha! 
Advising fellow students to steer clear of religious cheats like these also drew hostilities and they also stopped joining me in cultivation! 

Ignorance of sentient beings and their karmic negative levels are paired!
No wonder most hurl hostilities at me when I tried to sound them out and save them!

You have only yourself to Blame, because GM Lu has been expounding 正法 Right Dharma, all these whiles and you have not been able to tune in properly!

Yes!
If you are one of XX victims or someone like XX, and a student of GM Lu, your "misfortunes" resulted from your giving priority to the Poisons of Greed, Aversion, Ignorance!

Study Pure Karma's way to share with all with affinity!
We reaches out to all, by extending opportunity to participate in our events at affordable prices.
There is no need to fork out large sums for transportation, accommodation & meals for us.
We pay our own way! :)
I always say that Needed Resources comes from GM Lu! :)

The Criteria: you are a participant of the cultivation session which means you are also cultivating! :)


With Metta

Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
Lama Lotuschef

六度~精进 6 Paramitas ~ Virya - Diligence


Terjemahan Bahasa: 6 Paramita: Virya – Ketekunan

Above: Statue of Maitreya at Zhong Tai Zen Monastery in Taiwan.


Referring to the recorded sermon:
2017年6月18日聖尊蓮生活佛盧勝彥開講「道果」-彩虹雷藏寺

Above: GM Lu expounding Lamdre in Seattle's Rainbow Temple on 18th June 2017. At this juncture he is talking about having all that Maitreya Boddhisattva promised to gift to HIM.
However GM Lu doesn't put weight on all these materials, have equal to don't have.
Because what belongs to the Great Earth will eventually be returned to the Great Earth.
Truly possessed is Maha Twin Lotus Pond Pureland.

When Maitreya opened his cloth pouch, all materials were shown to GM Lu.
In actual fact, Buddhas & boddhisattvas are all caring & concern to you, 
you only need to diligently cultivate & write, lotus will naturally sprout from the earth/ground.

Paramita is a Sanskrit term and means “perfection.”
The six paramitas in Tibetan and Sanskrit are:
(1) sbyin-pa (dana, “generosity”), 
(2) tshul-khrims (shila, “ethics”), 
(3) bzod-pa (kshanti, “forbearance, acceptance, patience, forgiveness”), 
(4) brtsong-’grus (virya, “joyful endeavour, diligence, zeal”),
(5) bsam-gtan (dyana, “meditative concentration”), and 
(6) shes-rab (prajna, “discriminating wisdom-awareness, insight”). 

This morning, I had a dream of someone stealing a statue of Maitreya Boddhisattva.
This statue is about 15inches in height & length of base is about 15 inches & 9 inches wide & wrapped up with beige linen. 
I went to chase this person and eventually he left the statue at a small reception booth. After recovering the statue, I walked into the temple as it seems an event is being held that day.
Hahaha! 
The floor approaching the temple proper suddenly sunk and water floated the way in.
As I stood by watching, someone sort of lifted a plank and the floor resurfaced!
Thinking to not wet my clothing, I started to step out towards the inside of the temple.
Guess what, I was walking about 2 feet above the ground and sort of flying!
Gosh! 
This is a temple in the underworld and the inhabitants all have miserable looks from great suffering sustained.

Dear all, Stealing is one of the 5 precepts that all should not breach.
It will land you in a Hell of your own making!

As GM Lu said: as long as you are diligent in cultivation, all divinities will bestow you with all necessities to carry on.

Remember back in 2010 when GM Lu visited Hong Kong?
The Vajra & bell were stolen after GM Lu used them, and a statue of Vajrasattva was also stolen. 
Who told you that things that GM Lu used or touched will enhance your lot and enrich you?
Hahaha!
Possessing these items at all cost, will land you in Hell, far far away from Pureland!

If you are one of those that still don't fully comprehend what GM Lu shares, then you are surely bound for one of the 3 lower realms of samsara!

Your only recourse is to start fresh from the very beginning after wholehearted Repentance!
All is not lost if you muster up your all and take charge from now!


With Metta,

Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
Lama Lotuschef

Monday, June 26, 2017

Acquisition 收购



Aquisition
noun
1. the act of acquiring or gaining possession:
the acquisition of real estate.
2. something acquired; addition:
public excitement about the museum's recent acquisitions.
3. the purchase of one business enterprise by another: the acquisition of a rival corporation;
mergers and acquisitions.
4. Linguistics. the act or process of achieving mastery of a language or alinguistic rule or element:
child language acquisition; second language acquisition.
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What is an 'Acquisition'
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An acquisition is a corporate action in which a company buys most, if not all, of another firm's ownership stakes to assume control of it. An acquisition occurs when a buying company obtains more than 50% ownership in a target company. As part of the exchange, the acquiring company often purchases the target company's stock and other assets, which allows the acquiring company to make decisions regarding the newly acquired assets without the approval of the target company’s shareholders. Acquisitions can be paid for in cash, in the acquiring company's stock or a combination of both.

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Chinese Drama


无懈可击之美女如云 Unbeatable
 

无懈可击之高手如林 Unbeatable 2

Hahaha! 
Just happened to watch these dramas that are related to Acquisition and of a pretty hostile nature! 

But lets be open minded.

The way most perceived "Acquisition" of a business is of a hostile kind.
WHY?

Influenced by dramas you watched?
Influenced by news that you heard or read?

Hahaha!
For One that is into Dharma Cultivation, it is of utmost import that You Have A Mind of Your Very Own!

Why do you acquire anything?
You have a NEED for it!

Of what Nature is this NEED?
AH! Think!

Have Fun!

With Metta
 
Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
Lama Lotuschef


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The stupa tray of offering is almost equivalent to the Master Tray of offering in contents! :)
For those attending in Person ~ SGD 128 per tray per person.
For those not attending in Person ~ SGD 108 per tray per address.
These stupa trays are similar to being main sponsors or dedicators of events.
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Dear Fashi
I would like to register:
1) Stupa (Main Tray) for my mother. My brother said he will register for our father in a separate email
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Sorry fashe there is also additional that I would like to register for the event
1) Stupa (Main Tray) for my new workplace.
Please advise if there is any comments
Regards
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Hi dear, the one for your workplace is 
a dedication from you on behalf of all at work 
Or 
on behalf of Earth deities & spirits of that address?
Please choose.
Cheers
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Please provide address of your NEW workplace as well. :)
I thought you were offered to stay on in the same company?
Cheers
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Dear Fashe
Yes. My old company was dissolved and all of the "old" employees are given two options on that time either to choose voluntary MAT (Mutually Agreed Termination) or imposed MAT/"in the box" option
Imposed MAT/"in the box" option means the old employee names who did not choose option 1 will be chosen to continue to the new Company based on the new management perspective, needs and the Company ability ......

I think i will choose option 1: on behalf of all at work....I never choose this option before Fashe
Regards
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OK.
Stupa Tray of offering
For One parent ~ SGD 48 (Special Filial Piety Dedication)
For All at work including self ~ SGD 88(Special Event Price)
Total ~ SGD 136

What I am teaching you is
1. Filial Piety
2. Bodhicitta ~ to share with all without discrimination
Hahaha!
Guiding you up the Ladder to Nirvana!
Cheers
Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
Lama Lotuschef
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Hahaha!
I do weird things?
If you think so! :)

But do bear in mind that Buddha Dharma Cultivation has immeasurable or infinite Pathways! 

GM Lu said that "IF you can afford, Give to the Needies!"
If your Frame of mind is that you are one of the needies, you didn't step onto the Path to Nirvana! 
If your Frame of mind is that you are a Boddhisattva or Buddha and HAS No Needs, and you can Give to All, then you already have the criteria of a Buddha's heart or Bodhicitta! 
Yes! 
Its Mindset that I have been stressing on, which is similar to Mind Development or Lojong by Atisha!


With Metta

Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
Lama Lotuschef