Wednesday, June 10, 2015

赶走文殊师利 Chasing Away Manjushri

Terjemahan Indonesia: Mengusir Manjushri

In recent speech, GM Lu recounted the story of Mahakasyapa and Manjusri.
Mahakasayapa went to Sakyamuni Buddha and related that Manjusri's behaviour is very inappropriate as he entertains women in his room with door closed, frequently.
He asked that Manjusri be expel from their sangha community.
Buddha replied that there is no way Mahakasyapa can chase away Manjusri.
At the wave of his hand, the Buddha showed Mahakasyapa that Manjusri abdies in every room, realms like the Hell and the 28 Heavens.

Well, this is a concept shared profusely in the Avamtamsaka or Flower Adornment Sutra. :)

The following is an example of existence in "billions of world-universe, and everywhere there was " Manjusri....


The Gandavyuha Sutra from Avatamsaka Sutra:

Gaṇḍavyūha Sutra, which details the pilgrimage of the youth Sudhana at the behest of the bodhisattva Manjusri.
Sudhana would converse with 52 masters in his quest for enlightenment. 
The antepenultimate master of Sudhana's pilgrimage is Maitreya

It is here that Sudhana encounters the Tower of Maitreya, which along with Indra's net, is a most startling metaphor for the infinite:
In the middle of the great tower... he saw the billion-world universe... and everywhere there was Sudhana at his feet... 
Thus Sudhana saw Maitreya's practices of... transcendence over countless eons (kalpa), from each of the squares of the check board wall... 

In the same way Sudhana... saw the whole supernal manifestation, was perfectly aware of it, understood it, contemplated it, used it as a means, beheld it, and saw himself there.

The penultimate master that Sudhana visits is the Manjusri Bodhisattva, the bodhisattva of great wisdom.


Now see?

Sudhana saw the manifestation, then learning >> understanding >> using.

This is same with anyone attempting to cultivate Buddha Dharma.
One needs to following the same process too.

I wonder anyone recall the speech GM Lu gave in Rainbow Villa after Homa, about Padmakumara existing everywhere and you just need to ask for help anywhere anytime!

Is there need to be physical near GM Lu?
Is there need to push others out of the way to be close to GM Lu?
Is there need to chase after GM Lu at all cost, irregardless of One's own limiting circumstances? ( I know of people that borrow funds to go attend GM Lu's events and never ever able to get out of these constant debts!)

Cheers all.

Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
Lama Lotuschef

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