Bodhisattva Mind, Chan Practice. Dharma Drum Mountain 法鼓山 English Dharma Class. Thursday November 17 th , 2011. Letting Go 放下. What is the problem with the “self”? What does the “self” do? Letting go is letting go of illusion What do we let go into?. Buddha Nature - revisited 佛性.
Sentient beings are numberless, I
vow to deliver them.
Afflictions are endless, I vow to end
Dharma gates are measureless, I vow
to learn them.
The Buddha’s Way is unsurpassed, I
vow to attain it.
僧璨大師 – 600 A.D.
The Great Way is not difficult
for those who have no preferences.
When love and hate are both absent
everything becomes clear and undisguised.
Make the smallest distinction, however
and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart.
If you wish to see the truth
then hold no opinions for or against anything.
To set up what you like against what you dislike
is the disease of the mind.
When the deep meaning of things is not understood
the mind's essential peace is disturbed to no avail.