Below are the audio links to our last night’s WPCS Sunday class dated 20th May 2018 recording for sharing by all. Also enclose below are the short note outline of the sharing:
Short notes for WPCS Sunday class dated 20th May 2018
The 6th Patriarch’s Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra sharing from Page 379-382 (Chapter X Final Instructions) :
The 6th Patriarch’s teaching points directly to the True Mind (the silent mind – with no thought), i.e. in involves training the mundane mind to be mindful leading to heedfulness to cultivate the Noble Eightfold Path.
Master Hui Neng does not teach thought based meditationwhich cannot lead one to realize the enlightenment which is beyond thought and beyond time.
Real cultivation is to be developed while in the midst of life. Meditation developed under conducive/peaceful environment alone may not be of much use, i.e. stability of daily mindfulness under all conditions and circumstances must be developed. One must be able to be heedful at all time.
Do not cling to the form and mind. The form and mind are just our vehicle and tool in this existence for us to use with understanding.
Bro Song’s question: Apart from the handful of leaves (i.e. the 4 Noble Truths and its 3 Turnings) that the Buddha taught he also mentioned about the rest of the leaves in the forest that the Buddha did not teach. What are those teachings? Bro Teoh’s answer: They are those teachings related to the cultivation of the Bodhisattva way leading the perfection of Samma Sam Buddhahood via Cultivating the 5 stages of the Bodhi Mind development (to refer pages 97 and 98 of the blue transcript book – ‘Cultivating the Bodhisattva way’ for details).
Bye! and with metta always,