Below is the drop box link to our today’s Sunday class recording of the 45th lesson, Chapter VI (Repentance and Reform) of the 6th Patriarch’s Platform Sutra for sharing by all.
The sharing is on:
The 5-fold Dharma-body refuge of the self nature, and the mark less repentance & reform teaching including details of how the cultivation is to be developed.
5-fold Dharma-body refuge of the self nature are: i) The first refuge is the Morality-refuge, which is when your mind is free from error, envy, jealousy, greed, hatred and delusion;
ii) The second refuge is the Samadhi-refuge, which is just when your mind is not confused when seeing the marks of all good and evil conditions;
iii) The third refuge is the Wisdom-refuge, which is simply your own mind when it is unobstructed and when it constantly uses wisdom to contemplate and illuminate the self-nature, when it does no evil, does good without becoming attached and is respectful of superiors, considerate of inferiors and sympathetic towards orphans and widows;
iv) The fourth refuge is the Liberation-refuge, which is simply your own mind independent of conditions, not thinking of good and evil, free and unobstructed;
v) The fifth refuge is the refuge of Knowledge and views, which is simply your own mind when it does not dwell on emptiness or cling to stillness.
You should study and cultivate the above diligently to realize your original mind and penetrate the true principle of all the Buddhas. Your should cultivate without the mark of a self or others, to arrive directly at Bodhi, the unchanging True nature.
Bye! and with metta always,
From: Sis. Lee Siew Gaik
Bro. Teoh’s Sunday class sharing