Monday, July 28, 2014

27-7-2014 GM's Speech



2014年7月27日聖尊蓮生活佛盧勝彥開講「大圓滿九次第法」-彩虹雷藏寺(開示前直播中斷半小時)

http://vimeo.com/101880556



07/27/2014 Nine Stages Dharma of the Great Perfection Dzogchen by Grand Master Lu-Rainbow Temple
http://vimeo.com/101882512


Yidam : 大輪金剛 MahaChakra Vajra

    


The Aspiration of Samantabhadra 普贤王如来祈愿文

Penetrating Wisdom: The Aspiration of Samantabhadra Paperback – July 8, 2014
 

http://www.amazon.com/Penetrating-Wisdom-The-Aspiration-Samantabhadra/dp/1590304160

A description of the Tibetan Buddhist Dzogchen path of awakening, with instructions and guidance for following it.
With deep compassion, sharp observations, and arresting metaphors, the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche explicates "The Aspiration of Samantabhadra" for both new and experienced practitioners. 

This Dzogchen prayer explores the different manifestations of rigpa, our basic awareness in daily life, and constitutes a set of instructions for refining the path of practice. 

Taken from material from a series of talks in Germany and the United States, Penetrating Wisdom includes the text of the prayer, Rinpoche's always-lively commentary, and lucid answers to questions posed by his students.


This book is a commentary on an ancient, well-known Tibetan Buddhist prayer of aspiration that expounds on the Dzogchen path to enlightenment. 

Containing key fundamentals about the Vajrayana path--the guru-student relationship, the role of faith in Vajrayana Buddhism, recognizing basic awareness, and the notion of reality that is beyond mental concepts--this book is a clear and accessible explication of a complex system of philosophy and meditation techniques that are central to Tibetan Buddhism.


Buddhism and Cultural Forms | Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYLedF8Lagc


Dear all, 
I have yet to read the book of Penetrating Wisdom, but from the above video, a plus point is Ponlop Rinpoche speaks good English! :)

The Chinese version 
like the Flower Adornment Sutra 华严经, is not easy for most to decipher or comprehend. :)

Rest assured that if you have the Relevant Affinity, you will be taught with Alternative Means, that are Customised to your needs and mindset.

Thats also what the above video is about, Forms.
However, the video is about Cultural Forms, which are Forms inculcated through someone's else mindset and habits, that is someone becomes the leader and the rest just follow this leader. 

This is pretty similar in concept to what I have shared about Giving up Control of your own Destiny to someone else! 

Go enjoy the book and the video. 


Cheers all


Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
Lama Lotuschef

26-7-2014 GM's Speech




07/26/2014 Nine Stages Dharma of the Great Perfection Dzogchen by Grand Master Lu-Ling Shen Ching Tze Temple
http://vimeo.com/101832590



2014年7月26日聖尊蓮生活佛盧勝彥開講「大圓滿九次第法」-西雅圖雷藏寺http://vimeo.com/101832498


Today's yidam: Yellow Jambala & also Northern Heavenly King.


28-7-2014 Assignment 3 - Time 时间



在修行中的什么阶段 [时间]是 [精华/要]?
又在什么阶段 [时间]不是 [精华/要]?

At what stage in cultivation [Time] is [Essence/Essential] ?
And at what stage in cultivation [Time] is not [Essence/Essential]?

以上就是新课题, 欢迎投您的意见或观点至 purekarmaservices@gmail.com.
截止日期:2014 年 7月31日半夜12点
   


The above is the new assignment's topic.  
All are welcome to submit their statements/comments.
Closing date: 12 mid-night, 31 July 2014


哈哈哈!
以上课题,对那些真的有细心聆听师佛的教诲的同门与大众来说是[易如反掌]。

Hahaha!
The above Topic is [A Piece of Cake] to those students & public that have Truly & sincerely pay attention to Buddha Guru's, GM Lu's sharings all along. 


Special Note: 

Please be organised in your statements/comments.
Do not lump everything together in one paragraph.
Do not ask questions instead of giving your honest statements/comments too.
This is not a Test, just An Aid for you to gauge what you have missed out or lacking in comprehending.
Please do research before sending in any Submission.

Pure Karma is not obligated to give you answers too.
GM said each individual has to Cultivate dependant solely on Self Motivation & Efforts.


Cheers all


Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
Lama Lotuschef


Sunday, July 27, 2014

27-7-2014 Pure Karma Event [A]

Yidams for this session: Padmakumara; Amitabha Buddha, Ksitigarbha Boddhisattva with 
Special Guest : Surupakaya Tathagata/ Myoshishin 妙色身如来 [Invited through Script].










It was a very auspicious and amazing session, we felt the Dharma current from the beginning of this session. :)

We are doing Dharma Charity, a part of Boddhicitta!

Of course, the whole universe supports us! :)


Cheers all

Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
Lama Lotuschef

27-7-2014 Pure Karma Event

 The above: 3 x 108 lotuses for the Charity Bardo delivery  of Plane crash victims of MH 17 & GE 222. Also the victims of recent Typhoons & Bubonic Plague, that claimed many lives in China, Philippines, Vietnam.


 Above: The Ancestors Offering Packages with Gold-foil wrappings.


Shown above: 6 cartons consisting of Special Dedication to Homeless Spirits, Earth & City Deities.

Today is First day of Lunar 7th Month.
The beginning of a month of praying and dedication to ancestors and spirits.
Also filial Piety is observed by many, in these dedication & prayers. :)


Cheers all


Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
Lama Lotuschef

Assignment 2 - Late Submission [2] - A Fresh Angle




Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 1:28 AM
Hi Fashi,

Sorry for my late submission.
I am still digesting what i read recently and hope to apply my understanding on your topic on
"修行以无念为正觉佛宝"。

I had just finished 普贤王如来祈愿文 while on a business trip for 2 weeks.
It is a very good read that i would recommend. I read it while on plane.

I would like to try to offer my understanding on your topic through my understanding on the teachings of Samantabhadra.

Brief introduction of 普贤王如来祈愿文:
这是大圆满本初佛普贤王如来的祈愿。
祂是法身正觉佛, 是真理的證悟身。

修行: Meaning Cultivation
You need to explain what is Cultivation or what it means to you. :)

无念: It may not necessarily mean 无念头, no thoughts. 
Or try not to think of anything or refrain or supress thoughts that arise from 贪, 嗔, 痴

In 普贤王如来祈愿文, it focus on 本觉。本觉指的就是證悟或正觉的根本境界。

本觉也是我们的自心。而自心本性原本就是清净的, 原本就是佛果。

*This is an important point:
本觉 = 自心 = 正觉 = 佛果 = 清净 (this is the original state, 本初)

无念 might not mean No Thoughts or refrain/ suppress the thoughts from the physical "head/brain".

In fact thoughts always arise from the heart (自心)。
And it clouded your 本觉 (refer to * if you are confuse).

And the more you suppress or engage it, the more it will spread like wild fire.

In contrary, we "welcome", "accept" and "recognize" the thoughts as it arises from 贪, 嗔, 痴 as its natural state. 
No judging, no denying, no supressing...just look at it at its natural state like how its true self reflected in a mirror. 
只要认出, 观察它就好。
不需要以逻辑作任何推理, 不需要概念化地禅修任何东西。
让它起于心, 息于心。This is, in a way, 无念 state.

安歇在情绪原本的状态中, 我们的心便会慢慢回归到自心根本的本觉境界, 了悟赤裸无遮的本觉根本境界时, 佛智自然而展现。

By observing at 贪, 嗔, 痴 in its natural state. 
We slowly free ourselves from 贪, 嗔, 痴 actually. 
The antidote comes from the poison itself.


This is a method of transformation or as you said: poison & antidote!

We use Buddha Dharma or Buddha's method to resolve "issues" created by Self & thus only Self can eliminate. :)

Few weeks ago, a HK Drama - Return of the Condor Hero 神雕侠女 appeared in my vision.

The scene was at a cliff and some of them were poisoned.
Then they found the antidote nearby! :)
Their theory is that Poison & Antidote CO-EXIST in the same place or nearby.

I have been thinking about it and chatting to GM on this one too. :)

Thus GM also spoke about [贪, 嗔, 痴] in 2 opposing Usages!

Using the good to counter the bad!

I also wrote about Maintaining Universal Balance!
Same concept as Middle Path Theory.


Therefore, in Higher Conceptual perspective, as long as we don't touch the Poison, then we have no need of the Antidote!

Actually, there are lots of theory to [无念]!
There is really No Absolute in terms of Buddha Dharma & Philosophy. :)

As long as you can convince Yourself & Cultivate to Attain [No Thought], You can Yoga easily with any Buddha, Boddhisattva, Dharmapala, or Deity; or a combination of them too!


Someone link [No Thought] to [Samadhi].

However, have to clarify that [Samadhi] is a state that One can be moving about or at rest!
Most think that in [Samadhi], One should be at Rest, no moving, inactive!


[No Thought] as per the 6th Zen Patriarch, Hui Neng, is a state when One is unaffected by any thought with resulting action/actions.
A single thought can expand into Thought Chain/Chains, like Cancer Cells multiplying, resulting in Lethal and Fatal consequences.

At some stage, one has to apply [Halt/Stop] [止].

What's your problem?
Hahaha!

Same as most or all of us, me too!
We mixed up ideology or philosophy of Buddha in all their various stages and myriad mindsets INTO ONE, when we attempt to discuss a topic like [No Thought].

Actually, Avatamsaka or Flower Adornment Sutra has very clear statements, that states that Buddha has Infinite ways Customised to succour Each Individual, as per their Individual Intelligent level or corresponding to Individual's Karmic Influences.


So in Assignment, submission from each one is look into and gauged.

Like the article: Gave Up On Self, this one finds Assignment 1 - BB's Email too much and gave a ton of excuses.

WHY?
Buddha's Affinity has yet to ripen or matured.

This one is just not ready at the present moment, thats all.
It doesn't mean that we will neglect or abandon this one completely. :)

Another Student, makes references to materials from GM, Padma Guru, Tilopa, Hui Neng, .....

Cultivation also means your Vows to make a difference to Self and ALL by learning and practicing to benefit ALL, including Self.
But Prioritising All before Self!

This happened when we took refuge vows!


It was a real wakeup with BB's email, that most didn't even practice these Vows at Refuge.

Is it anyone's fault but Self that are not practicing as Vowed?

Cultivation also means that It is a Responsibility Only of Self!

Hahaha!

There are many aspect to explaining Cultivation alone, concur?

You brought up lots of "Abstract" ideology & concepts which you need to explain clearly to yourself though. :)

Because YOU are the one that has to practice accordingly to your Individual Mindset & Not Me or any one else!


Hahaha! I had lots of Fun!
How about you? :)

Thus, the importance of 无念 in our cultivation.

This is my preliminary understanding of your "修行以无念为正觉佛宝" through 普贤王如来祈愿文.

I hope it's ok. Do correct me if I am wrong.

Many thanks and goodnight,

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Cheers all


Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
Lama Lotuschef