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CHAPTERNE

THECAUSEFURCHAICWRLD

TdlsscieiesinTiwonndeIsewheeinhe
wdehebn0mIphenomennhh0s
nbeenwinessedbeeeiheinheWeshe

Es.SmeWeseneshvepedicedhheend
ofhewoldwiIloccuinIgg9ndhChiswiIIe

un0e0hfoudgemenDo.Eseneshve
lsopedicecimpendingclisseshesimio
hosepedicinsinheWeshendiffeence
beingheimemewhichissomeweneos
eSomeheseencienpphecieswhich
weshouIdnopcemuchimponcen.
Hweveifweviewouenvinmen0beciveIYwe
wileIizehhisw0IdiseIindonge.
EnvinmenlpoIuionhosbecomeseiuS
pobIemndn0whumnkindhsfinlbegun
undesndheneedopecingouenvinment
HowevehepbemomenIospiiupoIIuion
ismnimesmoeseiushnhfheenvion
menThisishesucewoIdliIshnmnY
pepeeoizeTheChinesehveosingllEcuc
inismsesseniesbishnin0inis

ledesndispepe.iIFocenuiesheChinese
hvewsbeievecinhepimcfeclucin

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whichiscnsideedhef0undi0nfpeceu
ncpspeussocie.Ipovideshesuin
myidfsociliIsncledshewchnging
onelssufeinginohppiness.EdUcinhos
sngimpconhenionndispepIe.Moeo
veeemenYschoisheoundionhebsic
buiIdingblckinneducoinssem.

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CHAPTERTW

BUDDHISMASANEDUCATlN

Buddhismoicicme0Chinin67ADThe
EmpehclsenspecienvosoIndiinvie
Buddhismnksoc0meChinechBud

clhismwhichinhpeiodwsegdedsn
eclucionssemndnseigin.Rege-
fulIbuwohundedesghepcicef
8udclhismhckennmeeigiuscde
Theef0ehepupsehisolkiscechis
misundesndingbleclingusbckheoigin
fmBucldhismsughb8uddhShkmuni.

TheGheBuddhIsTeching

BuclclhismisBucldhShkmunilseclucoi0nl
ssemwhichissimiIhofCnfuciusfoboh
pesenedsimilviewpinsndmehods.Theg
Buddhiseducinisoinwisdm.InSnski

hengugencienncliqheBucldhiswiscom
wscIIedlAnuo-smk-smbhdillmening
hepeecuimewisdom.The8uddhughus
hheminbeciveupcice0cuIivin
wschievehisuimewisdm.Hefuhe

ughushevenehshepenIIeIize
hissefulimewisdomsiisnininsicpof

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unuensmehingneboinsexenI.
Hwevemsushvebecmeconused

h0ughgeneImiscncepinsndheefoee
nobeoeoizehispeniI.Theefoaifwe
bekhoughhisconusionwewiIIeizehisinin-
sicpunueThusBuddhismisneduc
i0nssemimedegininguownininsicno-
ue. IoIsoeochesbsoueeuiYwhich
semmedmBuddhoIsecogniionhsenien
beingspssesshisinnoewisdomndnue.
Theefeheeisn0inheendieencemng
beingsEveYneisdifeennwbecusewehve
losuuenuendhvebecmecnfused

hedegee0wisdomexhibiedbindividusde
pendsonhedegeecleIusinndhsnohing
dowihheuenueheindividuI.TheBud-

dhlsechinghepsus0elizehinnepe-
ecuimewisdm.Wihwisdmwecnhen

sveIIoup0blemsndun.sufeinginohppi
ness.Dueulckowisdmwepeceiveview
ncbehveooishndhussuehec0nse-
uencesevokeclb0uinc0eccions.fwe
hvewisclmuhughsviewpinsondbehvi
wibec0ec;hwhencnwesufewhenhee

enoicnseuencessueom?fcuse
wewillbehppFomheewecnseehsu-

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eingiscusedbdelusionndhesoucehp-
pinessisu0wneIizinowisdom.

TheC0e0heBuddhisTeching

TheBuddhsechingc0ninsheemI
pins:discipinemediinndwisdm.Wisdmis
heglnddeepmediincnceni0nis
hecuciIpcessowdchievingwisdom.Disci
pinehughobseinghepecepsishemehd
hhelpsoneochievedeepmediion;wisdm
wiIhenbeelizednu0.BudclhIsenie
echingsscnveedinhesusneveede-
pomheseheepinsBuddhismencm-
pssesheeniecoIecinowksbBudclh
ShkmunindiscledheTipikThiscnbe
cssiiedinheecoegoies:suvinpe
cepsulesndsscmmenieswhich
emphsizemediindiscipinendwisdme-
specivel

heBucldhisEducinognizininChin

Bucdhiseducinisbsedniipiesis
heChinesecuue.PiheinducinofBud-

dhismChinfililpiewshepiIscie
ondwssupp0edbhewisemenofncien

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Chin.When8uddhism0nksmIndi0cme

ChinoondseddiscussBuddhismwihgven
menoicilsiwsimmedieppoenoeveY-
nehBuddhismsh0ednumeussimilnieswih

heindigenousCnfuciondiins.CnseuenI
hegovenmenembcedhemondeuesed
hhem0nkssYinChinpemnenI
TheiswomnkswhcmeChinMon

ncChulnweeeceivedbheIHngLuSiii
whichisecluivIenupesenFeignMinisYo
SeDepmen.iISilIwsclesignedsminisY
ofhegovenmen.TheChieH0nguSiis
equivIenofeignminiseSeceYSe.
HweveHong-LuSiculdnIeceiveeign
guessempilnde00IIwhem0s
pemnenIheEmpedclednheminisY
iBi-M-SiIokechgeBuddhiseducin
iginIIhellSillhdnhing0dwihempIe
bumeeden0edminisYheimpeicu
n0wiclenoesempeinconempoChinese.
Sheeweewminisiesinchgeoeducion.
TheiIiBulmngedbhePnmeMinisewosin
chge0he0diinCnfucineclucinlss-
em.Thisgnizinseedhesmeunci0nuni
heeII900Is.AsheEmpehdgiveneno
mussuppoheBiSilBuddhiseducion

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pidIYspedhughouChinInmninsnces
ihdevenexceededheeseduce

pepIehnhecliinIeduc0inssemoMLi
Bu.IlCnsequenIheem0n0hvebeeno
CnucinoMnucinschIineveYviIIgebu
heewSlSilleveVwhee.AginheBuddhis
IlSiIlempIeusedbeneducoinolinsiuin
nddidnpemeigiousceemniesolIun
likewhooenkespIceinconemp0VempIes
nowds.
AnoheimpnmissinheiginIMSi
wssunsIi0n.hescoefhensoinef

ishodoimgineod.Duinghesevenh
cenuVhemusmnkXun-Tsunghdsupe-
visedsixhundedschlsinsunsionPio0

his0mnknmedKumoohdnsloin
eom0obououhundedsch0Is.Theeehe

lSiIIwosIgegovenmengnizion.Uno-
unoeiwoscompeelnsomedin0oplce
odeIwihSupesii0nndspiisunclwhun
clecesgo.seduci0nchceisics
IdisppeedwhichwsuIegeuI.

heFouCuenTpes0Buddhism

Tdhee0eupesBuddhiSmbeing

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pcicedFisheeisheeIigiusBuddhismwhich
cnbewinessedinempIeshughuTiwn.
Howevehisd0esnepesenheelBuddhism.
SecondheeishecodemicBuddhismbeing
ughinmnunivesiiesdwheewesee
BuddhismbeingeeclpuelsphiosophYn
cdemicpusuiespeciinpn.Thisisnoex-
cIBuddhiseclucineihe.Thidndhemos
ununeoisheIdegeneoionoBud
dhismincuI.ThishidpeofBudclhismiSmuch
m0edmgingohepubichnhefiswo
pesFinllheeishecliinBuddhismhe
echingsoBuddhShk0muniinisueessence
whichisveYoeinoudndge.

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CHAPTERTHREE

HEAUTHRISWNEXPERIENCEWITHBUDDHIS

WhenIwsoungsudeninlnIingIdiclno
beieveinneigion.lwenochuchwihsome
cIssmesenbuChisini.AhjghI
iecloundesndiIc0uIdnoindwoc-
cepi.Mvoieeligi0nhimewsIslm
becuseisemphsiswsnmIpincipesnd
ehicsondlhoughhhiswsemongelig-
ins.WhenIencuneedBuddhismbckhenhe

mnksween0veVconvincingThee0eIculd
noccepBuddhismeihendiwsheonele-
sisedhemsIws0ounghoimend
hdnomeuepciione.
AeIivedinTiwnIhedPoess

Dng-MeiFngwhowshenmousphiIosphe
ndpess0heNi0nToiwnUnivesi
Hvingbec0mendmieohisIwoehimoee
skingboukingclssfomhimheunivesi
Pessngwsoninhisfieshime.He
invieclmehishusendoldmellNowdsin
schopofesssdncikepoess0sndsu
densdnocikesudenseihe.Ioucmeo
heunivesindexpecensmehingouwi
besedisoppinedllWhenhechisIws

ll
peupsesinceheh0dbosicIIYp0uedcodw-
eovempIns.Finhelclme:llWeIIwh
clonucomemhouseeveYSundndlwil
giveoupesonlinsucionwh0us.lIIc0uId
nbeievehhewssocompssinewds
melIenedbouphiIosophiesPessoFngls
smIbleinhisIieIiving0mnenne.This
wsexemepeciousome.Hein0ducedhe
philsphiesoheWesChinqlndindinl
Buddhism.HeughmehBuddhismishepin
ncehewodisphiIsphndhipvices
hegeesenomenhumni.Whheld
mewssciningndsonIelizedhBud-
dhismcninedsmehingmgnificen.Isedo
visiheemplesinTipei.H0wevehemnksIme
inhoseempesuscouIdn0ceYexpIinBud-
dhismonineecuIskepicIikeme.Hweve
hemonksemuchbeeineching8uddhism
d.ThenIsemfissighonShn-D0Siwhich
wsogeempleinTipeiwihvscIIecion
sus.DuinghpeiodimehewidepubIic0-
ionndcicuin0BuddhisbookswosveVe.
Them0nksoSh0n-DoSiweeexemeIkindme
SheollowedmeobT0wmonohepecius
ndesus.Thiswsgeohelpome.
SoneIsedIenBuddhismseiusII

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wsunemeeMseZhongiHewso
weIlccmplishedEseicpcii0newhugh
ndguidedmeinmsudndpcice.uslike
M.Fngheughmewh0useveYweekf
heeesuniIhepossedwo.IhenwenTo-
izhngoIIowM.BingNneendsedsud
ingnclpcicingwihhim.
BuddhismisspeciIkindoknwedge;iisn
eligi0n.Indeodeiveuebenei0miwe
hveundesndisuenue.hveheums

especBuddhismndlbelieveBuddhShk
munibeheoemoseduc0inhehisoYof
hewId.HewsusIikeCnuciusinhhe
ugheveY0neielessIndwihoudisciminin.

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CHAPERFUR

THEETHDGYANDSM8SMFTHE

8UDDHISEDUCATINASYSTE

TheC0ninuingEducionSsemoTeches

Thecninuingeducinsseme0ches
wsisesbishedbBuddhShkmuniMn
ohissudensweeweccmpishedundehisin-
suci0nEveehesesudensweessigned
oechodifeenplcesninem0nhsInIndi
heinsesonunsommid-Apiomid-ul
Sinceiwsinconvenienve0ndechduing
hoseheemnhslhesudenswuIdcome
bckomeewihheBuddhoeceiveddiinl

eochingsndoIenomech0heinclssdis
cussins.ThiswscoIedhesummeeendi

pleswhoiscuenIknownsconinuingedu
cineches.hemodencninuingeduc
ionIssemisnecessiedbhedvncemenin
echnolgHwevewen-ivehundedYes
g8uddhhdeoddopedhisidein
binginghissudensbckddii0n0lechings.

TheAuBuddhisTeching

BuddhisechingisuIIisicexpessi0ns.I

l5
wsiginlneducinwhichcmbinedwh
wseuivendlsmuseumndschss
em.TheeeheIlSilIcmbinedhediionI

schollibndmuseum.InncienChinqhe
diionlschIssemw0snunivesI.Mssu-
denswenollSiIlosudbecuseiusulhd
cmpeecIIecionfbkssimi0dYlsIi
bY.ThecoIIecinsincIudedn0nIYsusbu
smsevekindfpubicoion.hem0nks
weemiIiwihBuddhismCnucinismToism

ndncienChineseexs.Theweecpbef
nsweinguesinsndweewellvesednvious
subecs.CnsequenlBuddhisinsiuinsbegn
okeoveheeducinImijsinChin

picIBuddhisbuiIdingseexpessins0
whichecIedlIExpessinsfBuddhismH0w
eveBuddhndBdhis0vsuesd0n0epe
senpheismhew0ship0mehnnegd
Echsueseesinspiewisd0m0nd0wokening
inechfusTheIsepesenceoinspecs
Buddhismwhichemindpciinesfhep-
icuI0pice0chingFexmpIeGuonYin
BdhisvhemsppuIBodhisvoinChin
epesensIninieCompssin.Whenweseehis
sueiemindsusppIcmpssionwhen
de0Iingwihhewodispependsuundings.

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Hwevepeplenwod0swshipGunYinBdhi
svsgdndpheeIieSueing
ndeimineobsces.Thisisosupesiiusview
ndmisc0ncepinbecusepepIeogehec
hhesueseexpessionsocncepsinBud
dhism.

Buddhischiecueissn0isicexpes
si0nwihheempIelsmincuIivinhIbeing
simiIoolgemeeingechinghI.Fmhe
exeiippeshvewsiesbuheeis
onlnesoVinside.Theexenlwsiesepe-
senlbsoIueuhllheueeIififendhe
univesendMeIiveuhllwdIviewssilI
cIoudedwihdeIusion.TheineisinglesVilIus
eshbohehesmeuh.ThedeIuded

hewppeodisincnddifeen;h0weveo
heenlighenedheenendhesme.
InhecenefhemincuivionhIIhee

eheesuesneBuddhndw8dhisvs.

Buddhepesensheuenueheunivese
ndhumnIiewhichiscIIedlBuddhnuelI
uemindBuddhlIisnsledmSnskind

menssmenewhis0lIenIighened.The
BuddhsueepesensuiginIenlighenmen
ondheBdhisvossuesepesenheppIic
inouiginIenIighenedmindAIIheepe

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seninsnclppici0nsoeininiendcnbe
clossiiedinowocegoies:wisdomndpcice
F0exmpIehePueLndSchIp0sespeco
heBuddhndwBodhisvsheWesen

Pdise.Amiobh8uddhIninieiendlnfinie
LighepesensheininieenIighenmenhisn
ininsicpunue.BodhisvsGunYin
ndDShiZhiGeSenghoMhs
hmoppespecivelp0cmpossinwih
kincnessndgeowisdm.Weshudbec0mpos
sionendkindowdlbeings.uhughs
viewsondbehvishudbeinhehn

emoionIemi0nIbehovispels0ubIe.
TheefoeweshoudneheBuddhndBd-

hisvssgds.BuwiIIheheIpus?YeshewiIl
bp0vidinguswihheknwedgeohwpo-
ecusevesfmdeusinheebobininge
esemsueingncewehveenedhe
bckgundheisiccomp0nensinBuddhis
chiecuemusicndsueswewilIg0in0nen
ichedexpeiencewhenpingvisidi
inBuddhisempIe.
Hwevenowdosmnpepednunde
sndhemeningndeochingsof8uddhism.The
miskehemuiepesen0ions.8dhisvs5
signpIheismWhpeopIeoiI0undesnd

l8
ishefchhesuesinBuddhism0eeching
idsndnos0uesg0ds.AlBuddhsnd8dhi
svsepesenunuendcuIivinofviue.
Wehoveininiec0pbiIiieswihinuuenue
hoconnbeexpessedbiusnesingIeem.
Theeewehovemulipeepesenins;in
sncecpbepesndmYhvemn
iesnhishebusinesscdsshwhisheposi
ionsondccompishmens.TheBuddhndBdhi
svosoe0cuolepeseninshenue
wihinuseves:Buddhsinuuenue

mindndheBodhisvsinouviuecuIivo-
in.WeoIlpssessheseuoiies.lunilwe
comeeoizehemeoningBuddhissmbIism
wiIweppeciehesphisicinndcmpIee-
nessiseducin.

TpicISillbuildingseed.Theishll
0lSiishehII0HevenIGudinsIso
knwnosDhmP0ecs.Siuedinhecene

0hehIIfocingheondoisMilePuSoMoi
e8dhiSvwhisepeSenedbheim0ge
hehisicIm0nkBuD0iMiLePuS0hsobig
smiIehcnveYsheidehindeuIen
BuddhismneshouIdIenbecheeuIndcu

e0usIl.HeIsohosohugebeIhepesens
oinessIexibiIiYimpiIipiencendIe-

lg
nce

SondingbesideMiLePuS0ehefouHev-
enGudinsDhm0Pecs.The0esm-
bIicgudinshepciinesheBuddhis
w.Whmdhepec?Thepecusb
eminclinguseduceuselves0nclseguod
heppeknwedgewhichweshulden.Ech
gudinpsdifeen0spechugh
cin.

TheE0senDhmPec0hcingue
smblizesespnsibiIindsegudsheeITiV
whichmenshluseespnsibefu
seIvesumisciendhecounYoso
whoIe.Ifechuspefmsuduieswelfufilling
ubIig0inswesuppechohenduseves
sweTheSuhenDhmPoecoh0ding
swdsmbizespgessondechesusdiligence.
Heemphsizesheimponcecons0nIcuIi-
vingnddvncing0uviuewisdmond
knwIedgendimpvepemnceinu-
sevesnduduies.ThisissimiIConfucin

idesdilseimp0vemen.
TheWesenDhmPoecohoIding
dgonsnkesmbizescompehensivevisin
ndknwIedgeginedhughexposue0he
wIdHeepesensheneedo0penouees0

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obseenuendmneinewhoweseend

Iennd0disinguishgdmi.TheNhen
DhmPoecoholdingnumbeIIsmboIizes
compehensivesudnceningBhechwYs
opciceondhowochieveheg0Isinespn-
sibiiYuIilImenndselimpvemen.Ashen
cienChinesehvesid:Tedenhousnd

boksndovelenhousndmies.Weedo

ginmeknwedgendvelbseem0e
effecive.Wewilhenbebeimp0veu
selvesndpemuduiesmseffecivel.
TdopepIevisiheHIoDhmPoecs
bunincensepsoendefowesndui
pingpecinndseY.hisissupesiion.
AlheciIiiesimgesBuddhndBochisvs
nconfeingsmoceeechingsclesigned
inspie0umindondwisdm.hesoseeo
emindusheimpncebeingenighened
inseodfdeudedviuusinse0dodevied

pueinsedfp0luedTheseeheheepinci
pIesBuddhisechingndpocice.

MehdsfPcicingBuddhism

ThewsinpocicingBuddhismenumeus
bueighuh0usondEchphisdifeen

2l
fmhehesbuuimeleclsohesome
goIs:enlighenmenppehughsndview
poinsndpui.AssuchphseeuIwih-
unebeingsupei0oheohePeopIehove
dieenobiIiiesondIevelsooccmpishmen.Fu
hemoehee0mdieenenvionmensncl
shuldch0sephmossuieclhem.Wecn
chosenneheheeglscncene
upciceon.Whenwechieveonneo
hemhehewowiIcmenu.
TheeeenschIsopciceinChinese
BuddhismZensesseshepusuiohepefec
ceomindenIighenmen.ThePueLndndTi
benBucldhism0V0nschoIsessbining
hepuemind.heschlsconcenoehei
pociceonppehughsndviewp0ins.Re
gdIess0whichmehd0scholnechses
heledhesmeuc0meInohewds
ncewebecmeexpeinnemehdwewiIbe-
cmenexpeinoImeh0ds
Thepuihewdc0mesmnindivid
uoIsinnepui.Wihpuemindmindwihu
disciminionochmenhigheevewis
d0misesinwhichhewoIdundusnuo
comesinohmn.BeciingheBuddhls
nmemedi0ingeciingsusm0noSnd

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PcicinginccodncewihBuddhlseoching
newioinenlighenmenp0peh0ughsncl
viewp0insndpuiomindhusbec0mingvoidf
IdeIudedh0ughs.
nheohehondoneis0IlYnhew0ng
phifnechnsBuddhlsnomeinheh0pe
g0iningp0mion0weIh.h0iseIiginnd
supesiinndigoesginsheeching
ShkYmuniBuddh.

How8uddhisTemin0ogllIusoesho
BuddhismisnEducion

Budclhismisheeoching0BuddhShkYmuni
shewsisounde.WecIHimheigino
echelIusIikeheChinesec0IConuciushe
llGeoessgeondecheIlTheeIinshipbe
weenBuddhndouseIvesiseche-suden

eionshipwhichisneigiusinnue.Inelig
ionheeisnoechesudeneIionshipbu
hpenchidmsese0n.
AbuwenesgoIgoveseiesflec
uesinFu-RenCohoicUnivesiYondughinhe
ThmsMnsef0nesemese.Ioldmsu
denswhweemoinpiessondnunskee-
ugeinheBuddhnd0IenBuddhismwelI.

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TheeisobsueInoc0nicbeweenBuddhism
ndeIigi0noneisechesudenndheohe
he-son.Ifhepiessndnunsweepocice
8uddhismndinunbndnheiowneligionI
beIievehevenBuddhwuldnccephem
fiisginshumnehicsdiscdhep0enfo
heecheTheeoeeIigiusIIweswiIbenei
ifhepociceBuddhism.AswepocicewewiIl
inheuewisdomoknowexcwhoHe0ven
isikendwiIIbebIedecidewhenndhwwe

wnghee.ThusBuddhismisw0ech-
ingsiechesushwegoinuuewisdm.
Whenmonkisc0IedMHe-ShngIlheis
euivlenhepincipoindlSschheis
hedieceducionsegies.Aohec
uImembeseeocheswhexecuehepinci
p0lseducinIsegiesndcs0Iem0deIs
fohesudenslbehvindspeech.YIe
eochePofessoFngconsnssuedmeh
8uddhismisoneducion.Loeinmsudiesohe
susIeimedhissemenhBuddhismishe

pinncehewodswisdm.Ipvideshe
geeseniYmen0humnkindlhveexpen-
encedheunsupssblelobeingeeomo
IicinsdeusionsondwndeinghoughsM
bodndmindecIen0ndpue0oeseI

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mhehppiespes0ninhewodheefeIfeeI
indebedoPoessoFng0wihouhimIw0ud
nhovelenedBuddhismnw0udIhvesuch

compIeehoppinessdeivedf0mpcicingBud-
dhlseoching

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CHAPTERF|VE

THENTEGRATN

CNFUClANlSMANDBUDDHISM

BudchismsuccessfuImegedinChinesecu-
ue;hebecomeinsepbe.Thebsiccncep
hhesheisgiveupneIswnineeshe
skef0hesConucinismnd8uddhismdv
ceheenhncemenndgliicinoiipi-
eheespecnclcevoinnindivicuo
heipensndeches.iiIpieisml
eemeninccompishingwoIdpece.
Whiseducion?Iishemeningndhe
vIuehumnieheeoinshipsbeweenhu-
mnbeingssweshsebeweenhumnsnc
heunivese.Conucionechingencompsses
heeminpoinsFisiisimp0noundesnd
heeli0nshipbeweenhumnsncehisisunde
soodwewilenoovepeopeSecondiisim
ponundesndheeionshipbeweenhu-
mnsndhevenoncehisisundes0dwewill
enespechevenlbeingsncspiis.Thici
isimpnundesndheeIinshipbeween
humnsndheenvinmen0ncehisisunde
sodwewiIIIenokeceoheenvinmen

nd0ppecieevesingehingundus.

27
TheeeusudieswihinC0nucineochings:
viuespeechskillseningIivingndhe.
TheechingofviueishecoeoConfucinism;i
isbsIuecucilwihum00iYndppe
cnducwebecmeselfishndcncenedonIY
wihusevesheexpensescieY.Suchbe
hviconesuinwldchs.TdYueduc
inhsshemphsis.SchlsnechskilIs
hesupeficindnhe00educin.
Whenheoisoenishokeshe0undin

socieYndc0useshechshweeexpen
encingod0.EIemenschooseikeheo0o
educion:unihighshighschoIsndcoleges
eheIwesondeves.Techescns

eochingiIiIpieYuchiIdenseYospssi-
b|e.

BIoking0hewChinesechceswee
ceedwecnnobudmie0unceso!shigh
IeveIwisdm.Wehnkhemhvinggivenus
smehinghoissvubIeondexquisie.TheChi-
nesechcelpieYIembceshespinoBud
dhismndhefundionoeducionsiis

cmbininhechcesMoIdllndMson.il

Nwdspepekbouhegeneiongop
beweenpen5ndchidenwhichissomehing
diinlomiIiesdidnhve.nheChinesedi

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ionnooneohendsonneuni;gndfo
hes0ndgndsnsec.eIpohesme
cninuum.ThisisuniueconcepWesenes-
enskwhChinesepeopep0espec0onces-
ssincewebeknwhem.Theemembnce
f0unces0sishefundinConfucinism
ndBuddhiSmwhichishesouceh0mnins-
ciendpeceinhewod
TdeveYonelongsw0ldpecebuwe
neec0sfmhe0undioniipieb
ini.Budclhismemphsizesuncndiinc0mps
D

sin00senienbeingsinheunivesendbe-
ond;inhepspesennduue.Thecninuum
imendspceisinsepobleomnesefWe
AeA0neEniV.nedesninchisexensive
c0ncepineligionlThusCmenellnehe
ennmes8uddhS0ndsonenlighened
beingwhichisubsicnuencshees-
senceoheunivesendhumnie.Thiscncepis
embdiedbheChinesechcelIpieIInclhe
nmeoAmibhoBuddhinhePuendSchl.

Thenmesmbedieenbuhemeningse
hesme:uncncionloveollbeingshsu
pssesspcendime.

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TheFiveHumonRelinships

Conucinechingsebsednivehumn
eionshipsheundednmlpincipIes.
ThefivehumneIi0nshipsincudehosebeween
husbndwiepenchicsibIingsfiendsndpo-
iicoeodesndhepubIic.Husbndwieepe-
senshesm0esondhemosinimeciceo

humneinshipsusidehesmlIciceishe
exendedfomiwhichincludesheelionshipsbe-
weenfhendsnndhsemnghesibings
usidehefmiheeiss0ciewhichincucles
ddiinleionshipsbeweenheindividulnd
hisedendcicIesfiendsWenwenlk

b0uheneeduniepeople.Inncienimes
heChinesehdnuseohewodunieIhe

ivehumneoionshipscefineheunionoflpe-
pe.EveYnenhisehiSoubohe.Echise-
spnsiblehehe;pensbeingcmpssin-
esnsndcughesbeingiiIoheipens
sibingsncliencsbeingespecfuIeoch0he.
Inhiswhecunndispepeeled
pefecunion.heeIionshipsbeweenpeope
sclefineespnsibiliies0moneohehe.
EvenehshiswndunclespnsibiiuIilI.

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ThePciceoCnucinismndBuddhism

Humnbeingscliefmnimsbdheing
humnelinshipsnclbsicmoIpincipes.The
pciceoConucinismisbsednhvingsincee
ndpopehoughscoecbehviwe-
ognizednchm0niusfmindcunYnd
peceo.ThisisidenicIheviewsofBuc-
dhismwhichsoemphsizespcicingndIen
inglllsosmgeneinghe8oclhicimind
llBodhilisSnskiw0dmeningenighenmen
EnIighenmenmensnwkenedlmindIis
simihesinceehughndpopemindocl
vocedbCnfucionismAChinesegovenmen
0ficilceinedsinceivewe.Henedh
SinceimenshvingnsingehughIIThee
wiben0sinceislongsheeoecuped
houghswndeinghughsevenheise0f
singIehugh.Hisdeiniionisidenichoo
BuddhismTheSixhPoiochHuiNengncesoid
lIhepuemindcnoinsnohinghee0ec0
ecsnodusllHwevepeopeingenehve
ofwndeinghughs.Howcnonebeidf
hesewndeinghoughs3TheConucinnsweis
ll0igh0ginsupisingdesiesnclochievewis-
dom.Thispocicewssesseclinheelemen0V

3l
sch0IofheCnucinssem.Buddhsidsev
eingIIdesiesisosplwomesnd0ubes

TheCnucinEIemenYScholSYsem

InhepsheChineseeIemen0YschooIsu
densweewellinedgud0ginsheupnsing
desies.Schsemphsizedininginsudenls
cnceninndwisdm.SudenSsedschoI

heogesevenThesedwihheie0ches
ndnwenhmeduinghlidYs.Thewee
ughhececwine0cwiheveVdYIie
ndheppemnneooendheieches
ndeldeschomeS.Thiswscolledheeduc

ionmlpincipesb0sednhumnelin
ships.WhenhechiIdenwenhmehew0ulcl
heneheipoensondsibIingswihiIipieY
ndespec.
Fomhegesseven0weIvesudenswee
euiedomem0izendecieuenhencien
exs.Thee0chewouldisseecmeiIswhich

coninedhepundwiSdmsgesndsins
nclhenencugedhesudensoednde
ciehemeiup0onewhundedimes
dChiclenwudhvesc0eedh0ughsiheY
weenssignednsk5ocl.Thepupse0

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eciingwosocusheimindsohhewouId
evenu0boinpuemindconcenoi0nnd
wisdm;evenh0ughhemYnohveunde
s0dhemenings.H0wevehecuTeneduco
in0sseminexisencesinceheRevIuino
,IIeiminedhiswhusnd-Yelddii0n
nddpedheweseneducion0Issem.This
chngeuponcIseexminoi0nIedsnehe
fmdenChinoIssciolpobems.

TheCnucinTiSchoSsem

AhegehieenchidenweesenTi
schoIsheeweenIunihighschsinn-
cienChinTischoolemphsizedhenlsisnd
diScussinfhemeissudensh0doed
memoizedineemenschl.Theecheswee
expesinheiiedsndwuIdcncenenh
fiedhoughuheieniecee.Echfhem
ughsmIcsswihenowenYsudensnd
heecuesweenonecessiIgiveninhecss
0omwihexbo0ksDuinghpeiodIheex-
boksweepinedinheunivesIom:wen
w0dspec0umnndencoumnspepgewih
nspceinbeween.Theomwssnddo
heeniecunYegdessofhepublishe.B0h

33
echendsudensmemizedheexb0kss

weIhheevenknewexcIwheehesud
meisweeIcedSinceeveVhinghdbeen
memizedeieheewsnneedfbksfe

eemenYschI.
eches0enookheisudensnieldipso
bclenheiknwIedgendexpeience.AsheV
veIedknowedgewsimpedohemIong
hew.Thusheipsweewihouexboksce
sinsbucc0mpniedwihwineondodnd
iIedwih.Thesudensw0uIdendohe
needsoheeche.Theeoeshecncuded
heivelsohemnbeuifuIplceshecuse
wouldcosesweII.FomnendingToischol
wshemosoulimeoheiives.
Iniwnhosewheinheieighiesnine
iesmhveexpeiencedhiskindeducin.
MleecheM.Leeheninhisnineiescud
siIIpplmeishehdmemizeclineemenY
schoIwhenwiingices;neeencemoeils
weeneededThiSwshemehodheusedc

cluiehe0iginwisdmhcmesmhepue
mind.Wihhepueminduewisdomises.Hv
inguewisclmiskn0wpesnlspsnduue
ndlsundesndheIwscusendeec.

neshoudnudgehingsbheippeonce

34
buknwndundesndhwevenscomeobu.

hewisd0mofknowingnhingemph0sizedinBud-
dhismisheoiginowisdomnIwhennehs
pueminclwhichcninsnhingwiIIheIsknw
eveVhingwhenheisincnocwihheexenl
wodTheefoehep0cicingondsucingo
BuddhismbeginswiheliminingIhoughsin0de
0binpuemind.
Ahismodemehinko0uchidenwhes

puesoinncenndunc0n0minedinhei
hinkingwhichiswhiisbesuchiclens
leningBuddhismeinchiIdhdWihiIeef-
ochidenconuIndesiIbenefimi.The
expeiencesofopesnwihpuemindoesodi
eennclp0undhn00dinoYpes0ncn
ulppeciehem.

WodPeceCnbeAchievediheMindondBd
eWelinedheFmiisWeII-unondheCoun
YisWelg0vened

AuepciinewiIkeephimseffombeing
geedngYignonnd0gnwoclohes
ndhisenvi0nmen.Ionehsn0heeemens
usmeninedhenheisneihesinceenppe.
Sinceindppehughsndviewpins0ehe

35
b0sisfoininghemindApesonwihpue
mindndbdwiIInobecmeil.Wesueom
illnessesbecuseumindseileclwihwondeing
hughsndwTieshedeived0mgeed
ngeignnce0ndoognce.
Asmenionedeiesinceinclppe
hughsndviewpoinsehebsisopuiing
onelsmindApuiiedmindeds0puiiedbod
ndnullpesnwibecmeimmunem
ilness;huseIizedpcii0newoudnevege
sei0usil.Me0veiopes0nisdeemined0
folwhephBucIdhheoshewiIIndiein
hecnvenionlmnne.AconveninIdeoh

mensopesndesnoknwexcwhenhe
wilIevehiswIdnwheehewillge
wds.nhehehnduepciioneswih
cnidenceinhemselvesndinAmibhBuddh
wh0cuIiveinccdncewihBuddhisech

ingswibecpbecnlingbohheime
levinghiswdncbeingbninheWesen
PueLndThisisneiheunusuon0fiYIebu
hesimpleuhondcnbechievedbcuIiving
hepuemindndvwingechheWesenPue
LondTheefoeneneedsundesndh0wim

pooniisbeeeowoiesndochmens.
EveBuddhisshudmininpuemindnd

36
bod0limeseingeveYnendevehing
wihequindcompsue.nhenwuldhe
mibeinhmnhesocieinuniondhe
wdpeceIVongewuIdwehovefeuds
c0nicsows.hepecendhppinesswhich
wewish0dwuIcnongebedeom
WdpececnbechievediwecombineCn-
ucinismndBuddhisminueducionIssem.

TheEighBsicC0nfucinMolPincipes

ilipiecompossionloveus
whinessespnSibiIipecencleuliehe
eighb0sicConucinmooIpincipIesondeep-
esenedbfuBdhisvsin8uddhism.DiTsng
WngEhSoeKisighbBdhisvepe-
sensililpie0ndheefehe DiTsonSu IS

knownshe FiiIPievSu Thisisbecusei

echesfilioespec0bhpensndeches
wheboheciuIimpninBucdhismnd
Conucionism.Toenelspenswihfiipie
nd0espececheseheinneviueso
humnnoue.ThegoBucldhisechingis0
useIizeheuenueohemindwhichcn

nlbechievedbdiscveingisviuusnue
wihuwhichnewiInevebecmeenlighened

37
GunYin8odhisvsmbolizesc0mpssin
ndepesenskindnessndI0ve.WenShuShii
MnusiBclhisvsmb0izeswisd0mndepe
sensfihndII.PuXinUnivesW
hSmnbhclB0dhisvosmbizesgeo
vowsnclpuinghe8uddholsechinginpc-
iceincIuclingiIipiecompssionndwisdom.
Heepesenspeceondeuoi.Wihc0mpssin
ndwisdmnecngeneemeis.T0enI
meisisbuiIclupnhe0undionofecluind
puihisishegeoesen0menhumnkind
Tcuivemeisinchidhodgeneemeisin
middlegendenImeisinoldgeede
scibeclinChinesesuhviuendbeu.ne
whensmeiinocgeiscIedhecmpIee
pes0nwhichissimiIoBucldh.Wemusuncle
sondhoBuddhsndBdhisvsen0gds
buhem0speecondhppiesbeingsus
Ienm.

WisencessinChinngevkedhesepin-
cipleslngogbee8uddhismwsincIucecl
hee.BucdhShokmuniCnuciusndMencius
nevemebuhehdidenicolcncepsnd
eochingmehds.ThwosuIocoincidence
ndsissidinChinesellHeeswudhvesimil

viewssidinheWesGemindshinkIikell.

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CHAPTERS|X

THEBUDDHAlSTEACHINGSAREREVERYNE

Recensudencmemeondskedhw
pocice8uddhism.TheonsweisheuUnive-
slVwsoBuddhsndBdhisvs:

Senienbeingseinnumebe
Ivow0hephem;
Aflicionseinexhusibe

Ivowoendhem;

Ws0pciceebundess
Ivw0msehem;

EnlighenmenisunsupssbIe
Iv0woini.

Thepohesisdoubesinssisinghem
bekhoughdeusinndbecmewkenecl
henhewibebleinuehppinessnc
levesueingbehindln0dehelpIbeings
escpemsueingneshuldbegodcuiv-
excellinginmlnclccemicchievemens.
AcuivcnIeonbuphlclinghepeceps
guclginshmucnsecluencesceecb
speechbclnclmincli.e.wclsdeedsnd
houghs.BeecompehensiveIeninghoweve

39
iisnecessYculivegodviuebending0u
fIicinsincIudinggeeddngeign0ncend
gncesheYehesoucesoIdesiesnd
deIusins.Tuewisdmsesomculivionofhigh
mchceomopuenndiscimino0V
ndcmpssi0noemindndn0omkn0wedge
ginedmbks.Wihupuemindheknw
edgeginedIedsdeviedviews.Theefoehe
ispiiYinpcicingBuddhismisopunfYou
mindnclcuffIlochmensenoneusws.
WihhepuemindwecnheneIeceveYhing
cIeIndknwoIIhusoininguewisdmnd
enIighenmen.
BuddhismisoeveneegdIessogende
geccupi0nninliYeigion.EveYne
cnenondpciceBuddhismfoiishee0ch
inguIimepefecwisdmTheeisneed
BuddhlsechinginlIpsohewdH0weve
iisnesonuueBuddhisechesThedii-
cuYieswihhefchmospe0pIeconne
nunceheiwdlYomendwehwhich0ehe
mobscIesinIening0ndpcicingBuddhism.
WihupuemindheeisnwulYunde
sondBuddhlsechingsondeoizehec0uses
oIhepbemsinhiswdeonwhiIewihou
viuemeisndgdc0uses0ndcndiins

40
p0ciionescnnoindgdechesTheefel
0Iw0Ysencouogeungpciineseslve
sve0ucunndhewd

4l
CHAPTERSEVEN

THEKEYTTHEGREATESTTREASURE

RecenlwehveesbishedPueLnd
eningCeneinheUniedSes.Thegis0
inducehediionChinesecuueoWesen-

esndohephempciceBuddhism.unces-
sinvenedhemospeciousncimeessvehice:
cIssicChinesengugeclledWen-YenWen
indeonsmihenciencuue0uuegen-
eionsndus.Wihhispoweuvehicewecon
edhepubIicions0CnuciusoMenciusho
weewienwenivehundedesg0.Be
cuseuncesseizeclhongugewoucl
bechngingfomimeoimeheusedhiscssi
cChineseIongugeopssonheiwisdom
hughsskillsndexpeiences.lisnodifficu0
leonWenYenWen.M.Leejmeochehs
ughushesece0ecinghecssicln
guge;oneonIhsecieuenIichopes
ncienChineseieoue.Indeowieincs-

sicoChineseneneedsmemoizeonehunded

chpes.WihhiskeWen-Yen-Wenwecnhve
ccessondIen8uddhismndoncienChinese

wisdmf0heloesnsIions0heBuddhissu-

sweeinhiscIssicInguge.AI0ngwihhe

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puenondisciminingndcmpssionemind
wecnhusunIockouuIimewisdom.

IhveencougedpciionesoedheIni-
nieifeSuqwhichiswieninosimpefomfhis
cssicChineselnguge.ThepublicshouIdesiI
undesndEighpecenofiscnen.Thee0e
neighchpesinhisc0mpiinoheIn
inlelifeSuqwhichiscseohemunhM.

Leeequiedusomemoize.Thisisgdw
seninghiscssicoIChinesenguge.Ae
edingondmemoizinghissulbelieveheewiI
benomoebscIesinedingheBuddhisSu
s.ls0ngIugen00npciionesbuIs
Weseneswh0wnoeonheChineseculue

ndBuddhismmemizeichpesWen
en-WenheInfinieLieSuWihwohee

esoeff0onecnboinhekeoexpoehe
wndesooncienChinesewisdmndhe

someimensmheBuddhissuosinnels

ownpiveesue.WihuhiskeYhvingl
hesec0lecinssusndncienChineseIie

uewouIdbeuiefoheeisnenYinohe
esu.

ElemenVSchooliSheFundion0HppinesS

44
LdiesndgenIemenpensndsudens
eemenYsch0olisheundi0nohppinessin
humnIieheoohec0unVIsuuendhe
ceke0fhefuuescie.Youhvemde
suchconibuionshisgeesoskinhumnie
ndsocie.IismosmeningulndvubIeo
scienuuecpobIendviuusouh.I
wudIikeexendmgiudenclhighese
specouIwishollouinnepecendhp-
piness.MeveYnehovegehehndps-
pei!

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HEEDUCATNF8UDDHASHAKYAMUlI
URRIGINALEACHER
#

lIEducoin-ThefieldosudY
cncenedwihechingondIeningll
-THEAMERcANHERITAGEDIcTINAR

BuddhismisneducinbuuIivingenvi
nmenndus.TheBuddhoechesusoecog
nizeuseves;uhughsspeechondcions
ndheconsequencesheevoke.osimp
nIheBuddhwonsuseseuoiginI
ndcmpIeewisd0m.Hee0cheshoeveYne
possesseshebiIiYincompeeundesnd-
ingIiendheunivese0ndiisonIbecouse
delusionh0weeunbIeeIizei.Weoe

bindedbdiscimininw0ndeinghoughsnd
chmensnd0gehenginIpuemind
useI-nue.nhiswwehvecusedu-
selvesmuchunneededsuenng
TheBuddhoosechesusviewuenvi

nmencIe0I.Envi0nmenees0hepe0ple

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mesndbecswecmeocsseveVd.
WhenouheseeemdisciminV
hughsnclchmenswewiIIbebIeoview
eveYhingcIenddeIwihhempp0pie.
Thusweconiveinhmnwihhes0ndsuc-
ceedinuende0vos.

WhdidheBuddhmenwhenheughus
cuive?Hisinenwsm0inIidusfu
deusionsndchmens.Iwedewgehehe
SixPincipespcice0ughbheBuddhqwe
w0uIdnYendupwihhepcicegiving.Giv-
ingsimpIYmensIegIwecnIegoou
geedngeign00ncend0gncehenwe
wouldoIwsdwelIinpuimindfwecnIeg
IIdiscimininswmesndchmenshen

wewoudoinpeocespiiuIibeionhelh
ndngevi.wecnegfuownviewsond
wkgehehebeneif0heshenwec0n
chieveh0m0nwihheshm0nYinscieY
nduimeIwoIdpe0ce.Fomhisweconsee
hhemoinpocicefheBuddholsechingsis
nne0hehngiving
WhenBuddhShkmuniwosinhewdhe
n0nusedwdse0chbumode0nexmpIe
himself00Illivingbeingso0Iow.Heeg
desieswdIenmensmeondweoIhIed

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heiele-homepes0nHeIivedliesim-
pIicipuimind0ndbodnclhppiness.-
dinYpeoplemighseehissbiendmiseble
buhisis0ncueheiIockunclesnding
newihwisdomwoudviewhingscieenI.The
wisewouldseeheBuddhlsIiesneuelib

einhppinessndulilmen.TheBuddhdoes
nhveuselessh0ughsdiscimininsch-
menswiesHweseheis!Heccds
wihllcondiinsndemneswisdmineve
hughndcinechsenienbeingsinhis
wd

TheBuddhsIiveives0wisd0mwhiledin
peoplelivelives0fflicinBudclhShkomunils
echingsshwushowchngeolicedivesin
nesfgeowiscomomheseecheswewi
eonhw0eseheulimenclcmpeewis-
d0mndobiliies0ouse-nue;0wingus
inuehppinessndp0spei.ThisisheBud-
dhlsEducin

5l
CHAPTERTW

THEFURKllDSFBUDDHISTDAY

lnuwolddoheeeeosoudie-
enpesofBuddhism.TheisisheuhenicBud
dhismheeducionoundesndingheuee
iliendheuniveseiginIughbBud
dhShkmuni.UnuneIheuhenicedu-
cionisenddiicuencunenwodYs.
heeminingpesBuddhismemeoessdis
oionsoheiginIechings.
ThesecondpeisheeIigiusBuddhism.igi
nlBuddhismwsnoeiginbunowihosbe-
cmene.Wecnnongedenhheeiso
BuddhiseiginbecouseeveYwheeweokes
peciIinAsiiisclisploedseligi0n.Unlikehe
monseiesinhepswhichheIdeighh0u
cossespedoondpovidednheeighhous
selfcuivi0nodlsBudchisemplesnoInge
uphdsuchpesevencefheBuddhIs
Techings.Todweminseepe0pIemkingof
eings0heBucdhsuesndpoingobess
ingsndgdoune.Inhisw0Buddhismhs
beenwngIchngedineIigi0n.
ThehidYpeBuddhismishephiIsphicl
sudYheBuddhlse0chings.Mnunivesiies

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doecusesonhesud8uddhisSus
cnsiceingheechingssophisph.hecn-
enheBuddhlseduciniScucom
peeunivesiknwedgendwisdom.Philoso
phisnne0fisc0uses.ussiiswng
ecgnizeunivesissingecuseiislsin
pp0pieohinkondlimiheBuddhlsedu
cionnlphiIsph.The8uddholseduc
inconhepuses0veupbIemsomfmiIY
diiculiesohege0issueoifenddeh.The
Buddhlseochings0epo0undndvsnd
echusheuhsoiendheunivese.Ishud

nbemiskensnophisphY.
TheuhYpef8uddhismweseeinuw0Id
dishedevinndexenisBuddhismThisis
nexemeIunounoedisoinwhichnY
cmebeinheposhi0Yes.ReIigius
8uddhismencugespeopebedecennd
philsphicoI8uddhismpusuesuhneihecuse
muchhmosocieY.HweveiBuddhismis
chngedindevionndexenoIisphusing
heweknesshumnnueche0ndhm

livingbeingsdisubinghepecendsefs
ciehenhisconvesinhsgone.The
speechndcionshesedevinndexen
phscnbeveYocivendenicingne

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shulcbeveYcefusnobemisedbhese
devinwYs0egeingiwouIdbele.
ThesefoupesBudclhismexisinus0cie
odweshuIdecognizehemowhhee
ndhinkceusowhichwismsbeneficil
0usndhe0newewilIuimeIoIlow.

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CHAPTERTHREE

THEARTFLVIlGSELECTEDPASSAGES

uginsudingBuddhismispenupou
wisdm;inhisg0Iweculivepuif
mind.InodlssocieugeesobscIese
TVdinewsppesndmgozinesheseI
conincnenshcnpIueouminds.en
encugepepenecIisen0hese
hings.Whenuheseeemheseun-
neededlicinswecniveechdinpece
ndhppiness;huswingumindseun0
puiY.Wihnundeudedmindonewiseemes
IiecIeemoedeepIndfhehnhes.
Thisisbecuseseedndconcenedmindis

mindwisdm.ThekeincuivingheBuddhls
echingsishvingseedndconcened
mind.InpcicinghePueLndmehdpuio
mindisofemosimpnce
ThelninieieSugechesusculivepu
ieuIindenlighenmen.8eingminduIf
heBuddhiscuivinghebveBuddhAmi
bhispuiYeuIindenIighenmen.When
weeciehe8uddhlsnmeweeeminded

hesequiies.
InChinBuddhismcnbedividedinen

57
schls.AsidemhewSmIVehiceschs

whichhoveoIe0ddecIinedheeighem0ining
schIsbeIngheGeoVehice.Tw0sch0Is
ZenndShingeneheBuddhdsechings
hughhemehdIEnIighenmen.IlTheYseek
hegeenlighenmenundesndhe
hemindnduncveheseI-noue.UsuI
hselessecpobiIiiesbecomeenlighened
nhei0wnhvemuchdiicuinechinghei
gIshughhismehdThusocuiveheZen
Scho0lequieshighleveIwisdmbiIiYond
considebYpuemindWihuhesenewoud
hveos0eningomhebsis0Buddh
ShkYmunilsechings.
ThesudoheseechingsisoheIpesbIish
ppeundesndingndviewpoins;hushe
mehod0MPopeViewsndKnowIedgellisused
heeoeneheBuddhlseochings.Theeefou
schsinhiscegYinToiShinShouFoShi
ngndSnLwun.Thepociionesohese
sch0Issudndf0lIowheeochingsoBuddh
ShkmuniocoTecheienoneousviews
hughsondcins.ospepIeecopbIeo
eninghismeh0dbuiisIongouneYsuchs
gingscho0.nemusso0meIemenY
schIhengduoIIdvncegdebYgdeo

58
uniohighhighschooIndcoIIege.Infinishing0ne
godene0inshebeneihsingIegde.
TheinIwschlsehePueLndndheEs-

enc.hesesessheimpncefcuIivingpunY
mind;husheimehodopcicingheBud
dhiseochingsishughpui.Pepelc-
pobiIiiesegdesSbwhehehe0eineIIigen

IessblecnpcicehePuendSch.Alc0n
pcicendsucceedincuivingPueLnd
meh0dnhehehondheEseicSch0ole-

uieshighlevepu0mindmkingiveY
diicuechinment

ThedifeencebeweenhecuIivi0nfpui
inhePueondSchIondheEsoeicSchis
hhePueLndSchoIechesusocuive

puimindwofmplluinwhileheEseic
Schechesuscuivepuimindinhe
midsfp0Iuinheleinvvessebeing
immesedinpouinbunbeingcnmined;
nuIhisseisodiicu0mospeopeo
in.

Tuewisdmisesfompuimindhushe
wisdmspkeninheBuddhlsechingSisn0
ined0medingondsudingb0ks;hewis
dmwe0infomeodingondsudingisonl
wdIknowledgendn0uewisdm.

59
TuewisdmisheuncinouseIfnue.

usen0ueiscmpeewihininiewisdomvi-
uesndbiIiies;u0iieshepesenineveY
0nelsseIf-nuendweneedknowhwobnng
hemu.

BuddhollisPuiYEu0liYondEnlighenmen.
TheBuddholsechingscnbesummizedinen
simpIephses:

ueSinceiV
wdshes

Puiind
Win

Equli
ineveMhingwesee
PPeUndeSnding
f/ifeondmeun/verse

Cmpssin
inhelpinghesnwlseuneminoond
uncndiIno/woy>
SeeThugh
heuhfimPemonence
leG

fowondenghughsondochmemS
Aineedm

fmindondsp

60
AccdWihCndiins

glngwihhesiuin
BeinduIBuddhAmibh

fwinghisechngsndvwingbebm
nhePueLnd

TheisiveepesenheBuddhlshend
heviueso0use-nue.Pesenweoeun-
bleocompleeImniesheseculiiesclue0
uIckcuivingheIeive.Diligenpc-
iceisneededbingouheseviuesofheBud-
dh-nuewihinus.

TheuimegoIinleningBudchismishe
gePefecion.InlwkslieBudcIhsnd
Bdhisvscs0emdelsllpeopleo
ow.Sucenshe8uddhcnbegoodexmpes
ohesmiieshfIowheBuddhls

echingscnbehveinwhiswhbe
ingheem0demiies.foneissisu
clenhennelsschIwkcnducndheh
becmenexmpeonelscssmes.Thisis
beingsuclenoheBudclh.Ingingowok
unningbusinessonecnbe0em0deIl
businesspesns00w.ThuseveYhinginhe
8uddhdhmcnbenumbene.Aomi
clweinginpefecwisdmishem0sc0nenu-

6l
nendhppYmiIinhewd
Buddhismisheeducoionwisdm;iencm
psseshingsondexceedshebundiesbe
weencunies0ces0ndeIigins.SinceBuddhism
isoneduc0inlIwesoIeIigionsoeweIc0me
ndcnIenndcuIivehiseducinofue
wiSdm.

InheVisuIizi0nSuqheTheeCndiins

eheundinculivininBuddhismUpn
peecingheTheeCndiinsnewiIhvecom-
peewisdmg0dfune0ndviue.
Theiscondii0ncnsissfupcices
bsednheundmenIm0shumonkind:

l) 8eingiIi0lupens
2} Respecingechesndedes
3) Beingc0mpssineondn0kiIing0niv
ingbeingnd
F0l|wingheTenGoodCnducs

Thesecndcndiinconsissheepcices
bosedncuIivingheseI:

5) TkingReugeinheTipleeweIs
6} AbidingbYpecepsuIesndcusms
7) CnducinguseIvesinp0pe0nddigni

62
iedmnne

Thehidcndiinconsissffupcices
whichIIowhepocicesBoclhisvs:

8GeneingheBdhimind
,Deepbeievinginhew0Cusend
Eec

I0ReciingnduphocingheMhnsus
nd

IIEncouginghesnhephEnIigh-
enmen.

AogeheheseeIevenpcicesechhoving
ispooundondvsmeningneedsobepuo
useinevedIiefheehe0undin0
heninees0echingsgivenbBuddh
Shkmuni.
GeoVehicIeBuddhisminChinocnbeepe
senedbhegeB0dhisvs0heFouFmous
Munins.FisisEohTesueBodhisvoi

uhuMuninepeseningilipiendespec.
SecondisGuonYinGeCompssionBodhis0v
ofPuuMouninepeseningcompssionThidis
MnlushiBdhisovWuiMunoinepesen
ingwisd0m.FouhisUnivesWhBdhisv

63
EmeiMuninepeseninguep0cice.These
ougeBodhisvsepesenhecoecuIivo-
ionAsbeginneswese0ningomEh
TesueBodhisvfheehisheIieof

Ilivingbeings.Becusehegeehnuuesl
beingsndisheesuYfIlhoispecioushe
Budclhusesiepesenoumindgundll
mindeohuuemindoiginIn0ueiscm-
peewihininiewisdomviuusbiIiiesnd
ens;wemusknwhow0penhisesuYinde
o0inisbenefis.EhTesue80dhisv

echesusbeililupoensndespecuI
ouechesinhesepcicesiesheke
openingheesuuse-nue.
heieIdiipieisvos.upensh0ve
shwnusgekindnessinbingingusupndin
educoingusheeeweshudnnnuue
heigingb0diesbuweshudlsnuuehei
spiiuweIl-beingndmindshusheIpinghemo
behpp:hisispcicingiipie.
RegodinghepciceiIiIpieweshud
siveodoubesinIivingupoupenlsex
peci0ns.Whenhewishus0begdpesons
ndbeneiscieweshouddos;oc0h-
ewisewudbeuniiI.FchilclengingschI
iwoudbeunfiIiI0dopooinschw0kcus

6
ing0nelspensobewITiednddisppined.I
woudbeuniIiIinelsconducwspooi
nelshehwspionewosdisespecuI
nelsechesocuIdngeIngwihhes.
Aeeching0duhdondeneingsciei
wuIdbeuniIioIobeebeiouswdsnelsboss

ounbe0co0peewihcwkescusing
neIspensowoYFmheseweeIizehow
vShefied0fcuivoingfiIiIpieeoIisnd
h0heenieBuddhdhmisocuoiuseoch-
ingheWFilioPie.InBuddhismhepefec-
infiipieisoncmpIeeduponeching
heUnsupssedEnighenmenoBuddhhod
Nwdshumonkindh0sbeenseiuspo
luedinheh0ughsviewsspiindbdhus
ledingoheppence0mnsngeilI
nesses.Theo0cuseiInessnddiseseisp0lu
i0n;ifnelsboclndmindepueonewiln0f
i0gwoId.Tonbec0meiIgowoldisue
hoppinessndgoodf0une.Tooinhisgowe
nlneedolenndcuiveccodinghe
Buddholsechings.
Inuw0d0dwhee0odshvebeenpo
uedbpisonsweshouldhbcmpssino
c0mpossionishenid0eo0Ipisons.Aul
cmpssinehecnneulizepisns.The

65
BuddhoncesidMEvehingoisesfmhemindil
ThuspueequIondenIighenedmindhe
nouIIbingsheIh0nelsbod.
Whenweeciemoningndeveningceem
niesinnofheBuddhndBdhisvimgesi
isussifweweevowingbidebYheiech-
ingsighinheipesence.ningeciincs
semindepeveningusfmfgeinghe
Buddhlsechingsondemindingus0cc-
cdinginhecusehed.Eveningeci-
iniseecin0hedIspocicechecking
seeiweced0ccodingheBuddhlsech
ings.wedidhenwecnwkevenhdenex
imeinhenweneede0mseekinge-
newouselvese0chd.nIbpcicinginhis
wcnuebeneisbeined.M0ningnd
eveningeciinsehemsbsicpcicesin
leningBuddhismIisnecessooemind0u
sevesechdndeecnde0m.
newh0wishesbecomesudenhe

BuddhshoudisIen0mIieBodhisv
beeknwninAmeicsllTheHppBuddhll
ieoB0dhiSvepesenshemosbsicc0n-
diionsnecessVbecmeBudclhissmiing
ceondbigheepesenedbhisbigbe.
AheBuddhim0gesseeoemindusohe

66
echingsnden0id0Isogodsowship.MThe
HppBuddhlIechesus0givensenn
disciminingmindndobehpp;husbeing
bIeeneheBuddhWo.
TheconenheBuddholse0chingsisinfi-
nieIpundndvs;neisunbespekoi
lIfheessenceiisunoh0mbIe.Under
snclingicnbinggehelp0uIivingwok
ndinecingwih0Ilpeplemoesndis.
Buddhismulsup0sseshebundiesfnionol
iYcendeIiginiencmpsseseveYhing
TheBuddhdsechingisulpefeclcmpIee
educin

67
CHAPERFUR

TAKIlGREFUGEINTHETRPLEEWES

TkingReugemens0eunnde.When
wekeeugeinheBuddhweeeuningm
oudeludedse0mindndeingup0nn
AwkenedEnIighenedmind.Whenwekeeuge
inheDhmweeeuningmdevinviews
ndeIingup0npopeviewsndunclesnding.
WhenwekeeugeinheSnghweoeeun
ingompluinnddishmnndelingupn
PuilindndheSixPincipesivinginH
mon.TkingefugeinheTipeeweIsesoeshe
compeewisd0mndbiiies0ouSeIue.
WewiIIinPuiEu0IiHnesFeedom
CompssinndvellJueH0ppiness.

The8uddheweI

BuddhisSnskimeoningAwenessndEn
Iighenmen.WhenwekeeugeinheBucldh
wev0weun0mbindihnddeusinnd

eIuponUndesondingndAwenesSsw
Iie.ImgesheBuddhseesemindeus
opcicewenessndundesondingnde
nobecs0woship.Psoingndsh0winge

69
specwdsheseimogesoeonIwsc0un
eITgncendcuIivehumiIiY.Thisisking
eugeinheBuddh

TheDhmoewe

DhmomensPpeUndesndingnd
Views.DeIusinhsbsucedusfmseeinghe
uecepepIendheeIiYbehindmes
ndobecs.Thishscuseduskliend
heuniveseindisoednddevinwo.When
deIusionisceecnclouminclsepuenex
enwegiveisewisdm.Wihwisdomwee
bIeseeIpependmesc0mpeenc
clel.Whenouheos0epuewec0nseehe
pspesenncIfuue.nIwhenweh0vece
seenheWhecnuviewpoinndUndesnd
ingbecnsideedPpe.
heBucldhlsmindispuewihuhesighes
pIui0hndheeeseesevehingcle0lnd
enieI.WecneIuponheSusecded
echingshe8uddhbecusehespeken-
ieIheuhsheBuddhhsseenTheech
ndshwushewinPuioMindsee
liendheunivesem0scendbecmeIus
likeheBuddhs.Whenweencunesuswe

70
shoudimmedieIbinghmindoespecnd
eminduselvesculivoeRighUndesnding
ndViewsThisiskingeugeinheDhm.

TheSngheweI

SnghmenspuindhmnTodls
wdisfiledwihpIIui0n;pluionfmindspii
viewsndbcl.Evenheehndhems
pheeehzdpuedThe8ucldhugh
Theenvionmenchngesoccoclingohemind
WeshuldeunfmIhesepuionsndeI
up0npuiofmindPuiMindishekesv-
ingouEoh
Theeiss0gedishmninouwod0d
omngspousesfmiiesiencsscieiesnccoun
ieswhichhsbughusmuchsueingndmn
disses.TheBuddhughus0eluponheSix
PincipesLivinginHmnesobishhmoni-
useIionshipsmong0hesncl0useves
Snghlseesgupffoum0e
pesnswhpciceheBudclhlsechingsnd
biclesbheSixPincipeivinginHmnY.This
incucleshemnksndnunswemencune.
Whenweseem0nksndnunsweshoudimmedi-

eIgiveise0mincl0puindhmn.This

7l
iskingefugeinheSngh

7Z
ETHREEREFUGES

bheBuddhoeumondey
eumingmdeusnsnd
eyingupn
AwenessndUndesnding.

bheDhmeunndey
euningmeneusvewsnd
eyingupn
PpeViewsndUndesoncling

bheSngheunndey
euningmpunnddishomony
ndeyingupn
PuiMinclndhe
SixPincipesHmon.

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CHAPTERF|VE

HWHMEMAKERSCANCULTIVATETHE

BDHISATVAWAYINEVERYDAYLFE

ImusbeveYiesomedhesmekindo
wkeveYdndespeciIIohomemkesI
seemssinecnnobeeeomh0usehld

choes0singedondmonege0u
bledbheiduies.Howeveiweconeno
chngeuwoIookinghingswewiIbeble
pef0mucheswihgeo.
MuchhepoblemishoodinVpeopee
vemuchoochedoheMseIhehinkllm
doinghiswok;p00memsoied;whshould
dohishem3ThemoehehinkhiswYhe
moeflicedhebecomeIfweweeIe0nhe
B0dhisvoWheWoUndesndingndEn-
ighenmenndv0wunivesIhelpliving
beingshen0uviewpoinwoudbemuchdifeen.
InfwingheBodhisvPhheishing
weIenishePciceGiving.Bseinghe
mihomehehomemokeB0dhisviso
edcuivingGivingGivingincIudesheGiving
0WeIhheGiving0fTe0chingnclheGivingof
FeesSnessTheGivingofWeIcnbedivided
in0ueweoIhndinneweh.FexmpIe

75
oueweIhees0mkingm0nefoufmiIY
ndpvidingheme0nslivingInnewelhe
esusingouphYsicIenegndwisd0msup-
pumi.Shepcicegivingcnbe
cmpIeedpefecIh0me.
Whenweduhousew0kwihcend-

gnizeuhme0becIenndnehisisbing
ingcomIhemil0ndodmiinf0m0u
neighbs;hisiscuivinghePcicePecep
bseion.AbidingbpecepssimpYmens
bidingbuleS-uIeshecunYs0cieYnd
minddoingevehinginong0nizednd
ppewo.Endunceindoing0ucheswihu
cmplinoigueiscuIiv0inghePcicefP0-
ience.Inseekingimp0vemeneveVdYhoping
homTwls0inmenwiIexceedhf-

dIsiscuIivoingheP0ciceDiIigence.n
pef0mingnelsviusduiesdoibusiImin
iningpuendundeIudedheiscuiving
hePcice0fConcenininPui0findbeing
pmdiscimin0inghughsnd0chmens.
FmwihinpuiYmindnewiIIgiveisewis-
domndwiIIbefiIledwihinnepe0cendhoppi-
nesshisiscuIivoinghePciceoWisdm.Thus
wihueundesndingwewiIdiscovehhese
SixPinciplesCuiv0edbBdhisvsGivingPe-

76
cepsbseinPienceDiIigenceCncen-
ioninPuiMindndWisd0mcnbepciced
opefecininheeveYdcsodusing
sweepingwshingndc0king
ncewehvepefomed0uduiesweIlwe
becmeemdelshmem0kes0vehe

wldndnexmpIeImiIiesIIow.Thus
noncnweheIpouneighbsbuexendecl
wecninIuences0ciehecunYndevenhe
wdinposiivew.F0mhiswecmesee
hindusingsweepingwshingondcking
hmemkeB0dhisvisculcoVinguhe
gevwhepingIIivingbeings.ThisisuYbe
ingosudenoheBuddhSiwecnc0nem-
pIe0uduies0sdescibedbovewewiIIbeiIIed
wihpeocendhoppinessinuwok.Hwhen
cudnYhingubeus?
ThemsimponocoinIeningndcuIi-
vingheBuddhlsechingsishonebebIe
pciceheminevedIie.Undesondinghis
wewuIdbebIepciceheSixPincipesCuIi-
vedbYBdhisvsuwkndice.A
Bdhisvin0wIks0Iiewheheppeings
monwmnedechidcuIivesbIivingup
hishewnespnsibiIiies.CuIivi0nndIiving
e0nehisisheIieoenIighenedbeings.

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CHAPTERS|X

SEECTEDPASSAGESFRMLIVlGBUDDHlSM

Buddhismisneducionnooeligion.We
donow0shipheBuddhweespechimso
eoche.Hisechingsenbeus0levesufeing
ndinuehppiness.

lisbesoepeopIewihespecncl
sinceibeingespnsibIefuocinsnd
ceuwhenhndling0helsp0pe.Bec0nse-
vivewihspeechndcinsovidhming
hes.

Iisbesshowougiudehosewh0
hvesh0wnuskindnesssuchospenseches
ndevenscie.EveY0neinhescieisinede
pendenndineeled;wecnpociceg00d
deedsoephem.

H0wmonpepeecognizehekincness
shownbpoens3UsuIIYpeplednoeizeun
iIhehemseIvesbecmepensIseheip
ensWeconshwug0iudehughpcicing
filiIpiebbeingesp0nsibIecnsideend
c0mplinoupoens.

79
TbepcnenndhppYpesnIs
beehnbeingnewhisnchwmednd
fIicedwihgeed

Buddhismisechingwhichshwsushw
0IivehppuIiIIingndcnenIife.

TueL0veisundiscimin0ingunching
nduncndiino;wecnshoehislovewih0II

beings.ThisiscIedcmpossion.

wewishbingpe0cehew0Idwe
needsbchngingoueoneuswoYs.
Wdpecesemsminnepece.

ug0IinsudingheBuddhlsechings
ndcuIivinisincmpeeundesnding
fiendheunivese.

BecnsideendkindinY0uspeechT
pudwnonhepesonisonIpvinguwn
Tgncendckseconidenceohes.

ieissh0ondgiIewhn0cuivekind-
nessinsedfcmmiingcswhichcusehm
Iivingbeingsndnese|?

80
Cuivingviueisokeepkindhe
spekkindw0dsonddkindcsbenei0hes

Wisepesnsconohb0eeingsogino
oss.InhiswhecnsnIdweinheIof
possessinggepecemind.

Thep0inpcicinggiving0ndchiYiso
oskegeeclhedignncendoITgnce

Whenhepingohesweshoudhinkbou
beneiingheeniescieevenhewodin
sedoflimiing0uhepusheoneswel0ve.
Expndingheb0undiesouceohes
mkesouiveSmoemeningfuueedomnd
hppiness

The8uddhlsechingseoeching
wisdm.ivingBudclhismisofilouliveswihumos
wisdmndhppiness.

lnIcicumsnceswemusiseecupon
useIves.ConuciusoncesidllDongiveh-
eswhou0used0ndesiell.Thisiseching
us0keephumne0ndsinceehe.wewon
0hessmieuswemusissmiIeohes.In

8l
deingwihmeswemusnseekpesonIgin
bushudwkhepubicwee.

Auecuivdesnoseehe0uIsof

hes.Whenwehinkoheslusibecmes

u0wnIicion.Evenehsheigdondbd
sidesbuwemusenkohegdpinsof
hesndsiveespecIbeings.

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THEARTFIVINGI

DALLAS/TEXAS
ULYI,95

BuddhisminsucsushwivehppYndfuI-
iIingives.IwsnsmiecoChinin67ADncl
sincehenhosspedndluishedhughuhe
cunY.Hwevenhinghhsbeenpssed
dwnIngpeiodcnbeexpecedoexpei-
encesmedisinndBuddhismisnexcepion
iginBucldhismwsBuddhShkYmunils
echingpeecinenlighenmenollsen-
ienbeingsinhenineeIms.Unoun0eIve
heIswoheehundedessmebegno
egdioseliginTheninhepswenY
hiesibeg0nobeviewedosphios0ph.
Hwevehemsdiss0usIIisisdisionbY
smeincutThesehveseiouslmisedpeope
wmheiginoechingsIfwecmmiou-
seIveshepciceweneedoceIuncle
sndexocIwhheBuddhughus.
AfewYesginSnFnciscIgveIki-
ledTUndesndBuddhism.llUnuneldue
0heonendhhouimecnsinIwsun

0bIeeboeosmuchsIhdwned0.

ThensevemnhsIe.DovidZhenginvied

83
me0Mimi.HebhhsedndpvidedheEng-
Iishnsli0nmsevendecueseieson
BuddhismieclMTUndesndBuddhism.Theks

weevicleopedohimendepublished
TundesondheBuddhisechingsis0uisnd
m0sbosicess0n.PcicingBudchismndn0
knwingwhhegolsecneduce0upocice
oblindsupesiion.
FisheBudclhisuechendnogod
Bodhisvse0usenicIssmeswihwhom

wesheequsus.Buddhismisneduci0n.
Whodesiech3TheBuddhlso-ninees
fechingeecdedssuos.Thesehve
beencmbinedwihsucmmeniesbgeo
mseshoughouhisoYindensececin
cIIedTheBuddhisCnonwhichheeeove

hivesionsinexisence.Theseechingsexplin
heuhb0uiendheunivese.Lieeesus

ndheuniveseefes0ouivingenvinmen0nd
benc.Whismoeeevnhnoundesnd
heelionshipbeweenheunivesendus2
SeveIe0sgIwsIecuingopoessos
heUnivesiiesoBeingIIning0ndiling.Upn
eninghBuddhismis0neducinmucli
encewssnishedThenwe0soglIenecl
hoheeweenehundedsevnpesss

84
cossChinsudingheechings.Thisisgoocl
sign.We0ughischngeupecepi0nsnd
undesndhenuefhisunsupssededuc
i0noulbeneiomi.
TheBuddh0dushnenlighenedpesnis
onewhocompeeunclesondsbulieondhe
univese.ABuddhisbeingwh0ispeecen-
ighenedwhiIeBodhisvccdingoMse
XuonTsungisnowkenedsenienbeingllThe
eemenhodifeeniesusomBuddhsnd
BdhisvsishesoeoconsciousnessoenIigh-
enmen.EnighenedbeingSeeendinde-
pendeninnenvinmenwhiIeween.The
ChinesehveosinglWhenoneisconsicedb
socie0neisunbleocccdingoonelswiI.
FoinsncemoseveYonewishesomkeo
uneinhisIieimebuook0unclhowmnpe

pelsdemshvecucomeue?Buddhissu
shvepvidecluswihmehodsochieve
whevewewish;osheIhoungnclhpp
swes0endheccIeofbihncldeoh.P
ingoheBuddhsBclhisvsospiissimpdes
nd0i.

Thesushveughushew0okecnl
oudesin.lweIowheechingswecn
hvewhwewish.HoweveiwefiIo

85
chieveougooIiisbecuseweeihehvep
piechewngmehdmisinepeedhe
meningswihinhesus.Buddhismiseching
fwiscloms0nIwisdomcneslveupblems
ndulilI0uwishes.

Howdweginwisdm2IvnYpepIewh
gewupinoumdensciewuIdogeeh0
wisdomisginedminmion0kn0wIedge.
TheBuddhldusheppsie!Heughush
wisdomisIedwihin0useInue;idesn
cmemheuside.Upnechingenlighen-
menheSixhPichZenMseHui-Nenge
pedohisechehwisd0missmehingwe
possessndhiisinne.ugodounec
pbiIiondwisd0m0ecomplee;nne0hem
cnbeboinedexenl.TheBuddhechesus
lkhemwihinumindupuemind.
TheeeBuddhismisosuclheinnese.
Eliehiseg0uppesssms
hemfmheUnivesi0TiwnndheCenI
EducionRese0chCeneeuesedmek
nheDimondSuAIhughhdnecued
nhissufoIm0swenesIgdlYc-
cepedheinviin0snppouniYleveu
ueBuddhiss0ecueseiesoidheminhei

sudies.

86
TheDimondSugisuonimponpoo
MhnpociceoswelshecoeoZenpc-
ice.Iconcenesonheundesndingowis-
dom.DueohedvocionZenlsFifhndSixh
PiochshissubecmewideknowninChin
veivehousndeighhundedwdsinenghi
isoopooundomospeopIeocompleeunde
sndTheehvebeensevehundedexplno-
ionscmmenieswienonhissuone

hough0uChinesehisoV.EolieinhiscenuVM.
Wei-Nongingwhspenoessudinghis
suwewhhsbecomeweIIedcmmen

Y.Hecmbinedheessencebohhencien
ndcuencmmenoies0mokeiesieopeo
peoundesndhesundhusheue
meningsliendheunivese.
TheDimondSuike0hesusconinshe

pinciplesondmehdsochieveenighenmentI
wecnmSehepinciplendcuivewihcn
fidencewewibecomeenIighenedegdless0
hemehdwechose.Hweveiweeno

chievingimp0vemeninoudoiIpcicehen
wemushoveveokedhepincipIesndmeh-
dshesu

Fmne0sIhvebeenlecuingnhe
PueLndmehd.SmeneskedmeTeche

87
ouhvebeenspeokinghePuendechings
slngwheounwecuingnheDi-
mgn-L1g?ilWhenYuhinkbuiheDim0nd
UigheAmibhoSundheInfinieLieSu

eIhesmeinhheencugeusecie
heBuddhisnmewihuonchmeninF
deobebnin0heWesenPueLnd.Iwedid

nIedhvehighdegeefwisdmgd
osmeisndgdc0ndiionswewouIcln
hvechsenhePueLndSchoIsupcice.
WhenIwsoungIm0dehemiskehink-
inghhissch0lwosnohigheveIpcice.
FunoeImegdecheswhiedcn-
vinceme0fisimpnce.Silwsunble
cmpIeelccepi.ThecnficlenceIn0wpssess
comesmhvingecuedonheAvmsk
FweAd0nmenSu0 fseveneenes.IeIls
hwMonusiBodhisvSmnbhdUni-
veslWhBodhisvMieB0dhisv
heneIeveIsenighenedBdhisvs
Sudhnndhei-heespiiuIguidesluned
hePueondSch0oIinheend.AsIbecome

c0nvincedisimpnceIsoedsudhe
PueLndsus.IeizedhpcicinghePue
LondmehdwscuIhehigheseve8ud-
dh0Sh0kYmunilsechings0nd0IIheBuddhs

88
inheendiecinsshesveohepIIsenien
beingschieveenighenmen.
IhveecuednheDimndSuheninie

LiendheyisuizionsusThelecn
cenedwihheighndppewofIivingThe
Dim0ndSuspeksohepincipIewhilehelniL
nie ifeSundheyisuIizi0nSuspekhe
speciicsinpcicend0inmen.M.WeiNong
ingemphsizedhnewhocuIivespoIn
innewisdmshudchnhenmefBuddh
AmibhindebeboninohePueLnd

PciinesneedcmpIeeundesndhe
Buddhlsechingsbecuseheleduspe
eceespiiedndpospeousivingIwemisin-
epeheechingshenwewiInobeneiom
hem.WhieBuddhismemphsizeshepincipIesi
pusmoesessnupcice.I0upciceiIs
ofoIwhesepincipleshenwehvemissedhe
pin.
TkeheDim0ndSu0oexmple.Asibe-
ginsheBuddh0kesusinhisdiIIie.Thisisun-
ike0heM0hYnsusinwhichhewulde
IeseodinIigh0hebeginninghisIk.Hw
evehisIkisIIbouevedie!EveYcin
heBuddhh0s0kenh0seveedhisviuesnd

meisduehiscmmimenpcicingBuddh

89
hdhughinfinieIieimes.
The AvmSokFoweAdnmenSu elIs

h
ushneisIndoIis0ne.neees

m0esubecexmpedeSsingis0neociv-
iYeingisonohe.F0mhemmenwedecide
obeginoup0ciceiIheimewechieveEn
ighenmenumenseccumuIednde-
veoIedhughuefsndcommimen.Di
civiies0ehewoopcice;howevems
uscnnseehis.Whn?8ecuseulckf
wisdm.SubhuineheBuddhlsmoinsudens

expinedius.WeIgeupeveYmoning
dessndeo.Whdwehveshwhis?

Infinieieimescmmiingmisdeedsndhee-
suInsufeingsdueincecundesonding
hepupseieonduenvinmen.
BuddhsndBodhisvsshowusheond

hececw0iving.IweundesndheDi
mndSuqwewiundesndeveYhing0undus
ndinheunivese.Beingswh0dundes0nde
cIedBuddhsondBdhisovs:hosewh0dn0

ecIIed0din0YpepeWe0Ipssesshec
p0biiiesBuddhsbuweeempiIYsnd
hveg0enwh0wep0ssess.ThisiswhYwemus
pciceIenhwIiveuIives.Pocicing
Buddhismme0nscecingueneushoughs

90
ndcinsinudiIives.Th0seuswh0unde-
sndcusonhe0hepbIemwhichmens
weocusncoecingouhoughswhileohes
cusonheicions.BnIcoecingoucions
wemYginsmeimpvemen;h0wevehiSis
similnkingcehebnchesnd
IevesoeewhilenegIecingisoos.Thems
eecivewspoinedouinheDimnclSu
iscoecuhoughsboockinghesoII
hiSwngeneous.
WheheguideinesfpcicingBud-
dhism?BuddhShkmuniIclusheehe
TheeeningswhichepecepsuIesc0ncen-
inndwisdm.PecepseellwingIf
heBuddhlsechingsnoushebsicfive0en
peceps.TheIs0incIude0IIwingcusmsules
ndIwswheevewee.ow-bidingpe0pIe
hvececonsciencesheimindsepece
undheconmeesiIconcenewheeos
pe0pewhofenbekheIwegeneIun-
bleoconcene.heeoef00winguIeSnd
obeinglwsenblesuschieveheconcen
inhl0wsusouncvehewisdmhwe

leodpossess.
ThePmSu0heSixhPichHui-Ieng
ispisew0hishigheve0wisdm.Wecn

9l
undesndwhheSixhPoicholdhismse
hhe0engeneedwisdm.Wenhehe
hondoengeneeicinHechievedhis
highIeveIbecousehismindw0spue.umindse
filledwihicionschmensdisciminingond
wndeinghughs:oIlcusesfeincnoin.T
Iehiscuseeuiesusocenseumindso
hesepoIluns TccmpishhisBuddh
Shkmunigveushee-meni0nedhee
guideineswhichesoconinedinhemfinieie
LigheuIlilewhichis TheBuddhSbeoks
heIninieLieSuAdnmenPuivEouli

ndEnIihenmenheM0h0vnSch0I puiY
efespeceps;equiYees0deepcncen
in;enighenmeneeswisdm.Thesee
IsexpessedsheTpIeewesepeseninge-
speciveheSonghheDhomndheBuddh
PIesedonomiskehephsiclimgesfheTi
pleewesheiueessenceTheDim0ndSu
ceIeIsusnewhseesimgesooneseI
hehumnbeingsIbeingsndifeisn0Bod
hisov.IIInhewdslokingbeY0ndphsic
specsishececwoundesndhese
guidelines.
TheBuddhepesensenIighenmen.The
Dhmsmb0Iizedbsu0sepesenshe8ud

92
dhlswisdomviuendppeundesnding
lifendheunivese.TheSnghepesenspui
hesixsenseshvingnopoIuin.TheTheeewes
ebeingenIigheneclndnodeudedpopend
ndeviedpueondn0pIuedWhenweke
eugeinheTipeewesweequesguidnce
mM0nkoNunegdingpuieuind
enighenmen.Iisimp0noundesndhis
hebeginningf0upcice.Weneedouse0n
wkenedmind0pefominoudiIives.The
Dhmcomesomheselnuewihin.Thego
oheleningpocessisoinduuesenc0
egoofouincecse0fmind
ThisincoecsemindisembiIedinnon

sopushhoughs.WhenweegofIou
wndeingnddisciminingh0ughsouuese
wilsucendshenwiuewiscl0m.n
h0ughhepcessocnceninndpuiico
ioncnwisdomouishT0occmplishhishePue
ndSchuseshe8uddhNmeChoning
MehdwhieZenusesdifeenmehd.Eve
pcicehosisownmehdccompishhe
smegooenighenmen.AIws0pcice
eequoI.
BudclhSh0komuniughusinnumeobe
ws0fpocice.Iisupuschsehene

93
hiscmpibewihhedephu0nue
eveIfochievemenndmnne0fIivingRe
godIesshepcicewechseheheebsic
guideIineseenIighenmenighndppe
houghsndpui.
Wehve0beexemelceuIivingin0u
ime.The Sun0mSu eIsushweoenw

ivinginheDhm-endinggewhenpIIuionf
bohhemindondheenvionmene0hei

wostTheeoecunlessnumbesdevied

hinkingechesinhisimewhoeceingge
chos.Iiscucihoweusehesnddsough
bheBuddhodisinguishbeweenpopend
devied

ThePueLndsusechushws0u

pocicewihheTheeCondiinsTheseheehve
beenheoundinBuddhhdhoughu
eeni.ABuddhsShBuddhhdis
chievedh0ughonnenininienumbe
mehds.HweveevemehodecluiesheThee
Cndii0nssfundinThisissimiIbuiIding
house.Nmehwmnhusesweebuid-
ingechequiesgdfundin.TheFisCn
diionincIudes:

Shwingespecondcoeoonespoens

94
Lisenin9ceundespecingech-
esndeIdes

Showingcmpssionbnokiingnd
FoII0wingheTenGoodConducs.

lwecccodinghenwewilIbenefiom
hisFisCndii0n.ThepciceFiiIPieis
shwingespecnclcingnelspensThe
undin0Chineseciviizinhsbeenbuion

fiiIpieswsBuddhisminndiTheChinese
chcellXioolImensfiipie.The0ppo
mens0d0gewhieheboompmeonsson.
Whenhewepugeheigivesushe
meoning0oneeniIisvsIexpnsivend
neve-enclinglspeksohegenei0nsbefe
usndofh0seofI0w.

Ihvememnweseneswhskedme
b0uheChinesediinpingespecn-
cesoshedidnevenknowobu.Thedidno
undesndholfifeisIusoneeniwihno
beginningndnoend.nBucldhismcncYfi
ipieopefecion.
BeingiIi0ldoesnosimpmenkingcoeo
poensinncilligesbe0ndhheIping
hemcuIiveheimindshigheeveIoiving
ndwisclom.BudclhShkmuniulligin

95
echeoughhisus.Iucinssuchsn
d0ingweIschon0Ilowinguesndisening
oechesnogeingngwihnendseI0ives
ocwkes;geneInivingupupoenls
expecoinsw0nhemhenwehvednep
iliIpie.Inohewdsmokingoupens
hppispfiipie8umsimpnIYno
uniIweechhesoe0Buddh0h0dwiIwe

pefecIfuIfilIfilioIespecoupensnd0n
ces0s.

ThesecondpheisCondiinisfIowing
ndespecingechesndedesnhisY-nine
esechingBuddhShkomunish0wedus
h0wocoecIiveuIives.Fol0winghisechings
showsouespecohim.
ThehidpoheFisConcliionisculiving
compossionndnkilingTheeisbigdifeence
beweenIvendcmp0ssin.Lvecmesm
eeings;compssincmesomwisd0m.veis
unsbenduneIibe.Weml0ves0mene0-
dobunomoT0w.WhensomeneeIsush
heshel0vesohesuswewudd0welIno

keioseiousI.Hwevecmpssinis0o-
evebecuseiisbsednhewisdmhisp
oheueminduoiginseI.Iisnobosecln
emi0nWecnsobshwingcompssinnd

96
kindnessooumindkeepexpndingunilwe
incIucleeveYsenienbeinginheendiecins.
Develpinghisevelocmpssinisnhep
hecuIivinhwiedusenighenmen
ThefuhpfheiSCondiinincIudeS
lwingheTenG0dCnducs.TheseenokiIing
selingsexuImisconducingbusivelonguge
beingesseducivewodsgeedngeig
nonce.TheisheeediscipIinesohebd
henexouediscipineshemuhndhels
heeedisciplinesohemind
newhoflwsheTenGoodCnducsinhei

diifeocuiesosolidoundoi0nfseIf
culivoinTbeuhuundesnclinghepinci-
pesises;h0wevepuingheminopcicee-
cluieshighevewisdm.Theeiss0melexibii
inpcicingheTenGodC0nducswhichiswh
heguidncegclechendheencu-
gemenouewcssmesopociinese
esseniinheIpingusinenlighenmeninhis
lifeime.Thisiswhheespecndsincei0wds
ouechesoncedesepoheunclin
ndpeeuisieucuivin.
HvingchievedheFisC0ndiioninhisoeo
wilIhvepsiiveeeconnelspospeind
webeinginbhhehumnndheheven

97
wIds.ThesuscoIIhosewhcc0mplishhis
llg0dmenndgdwmenIlbec0useheYe
edoccephee0chingsndfIwhepe
cepsinpuimind.
TheSecndCndiinis:

AbidingbkingefugeinheTipIeewes
fhe8uddhDhomndSngh
FollowinghepecepsIwsndcusms
ond

Behvinginodigniiedndppemnne.

hvediscussedheseeIieinhisk

TheThidCndiionis:

GeneingheB0clhimind
DeepIbeIievinginhewCusend
Eec

Reciingnduph0dingMhonsus
nd

Encuginghesdvncenhepoh
oen|ighenmen.

IngeneingheBodhimindonecommisne
chievingulimeenIighenmen.Enighen-
sechievingulimeenIighenmen.EnIighen-
meneespeecndcompeeundesnd-

98
ingieondheunivese.Iwecnnoeochi
henwecnle0sbincIeundesnding0
i.

ThesecndpheThidCncliionisdeepY
beievinginhewoCusendEec.Nhingis
beVndhisIw.AI0helwsinheunivesee
vIveoundi.HwevenecnconIonels
wncusendeec.Howconhisbedne3

Theeisnhingwecndboupscusesonce
hehoughcinhsbeendnebuwecon
conhelondiion.llFcuseogeneen
eeccndiionhsexis.Bconolinghe
cicumsncecondiiononepevenshecuse
mcminginoeec.FoexmpeifwepIceo
seecono0ckiwiInog0w.Howeveiwepn
iineiesilwheehesunshinesndwei

ceuhenicngow.ncewelenhow0
cnoIhecondii0nheneveYhingwewish
cnbebinedKn0winghisondcing0ccd
ingwewilbeibeoedomgingsicknessncl
hecceofbihnddeoh.
AldhmosoegeneedbhemindFex
mpewhcoespesonbecomeoIc3When
pesnechesceoingeheoshesshink
ingId.llIhvespkenwihonumbefBuddhis
dcsb0uwhpeplebec0med.The

99
geedwihmehwhenpeopeoew0kinghe
donhinkbouIdge.Howeveofehe
hvebeeneiedewesheloksifhe
weewenesoIde!Wh3Reiedpe0pIewho
enIngewkingshinkingeveYclobu
becomingdAfewhiehesogemoe
pidlndhenbecomesick.ncehege
sickheshinkingbugoingohehspiI.
Ahiscmebou0mwncleinghughs.
Howevehisisnhecsepepewho
successupciceheBucdhNmeChning
MehodMeeoche.Bing-NnLeelivedo
beninesevenesodbukedmoeikesev
enHecookedhimsendwshedhisown
ches.ounilhisIswoesclidheccep
nce.Hewshehhdsngvoicend
wsgivingecuesupunilwweeksbeehe
pssedw.Wh?Hedidnhinkbousickness
o0cge.WewiInogesickiwedonhink
bougeingsickwewilnogeiwedn0hink
bouodgendwewiInodieiwedon0hink
b0udeh

Budclhismp0videshepincipIesmehdsnd
pcices0occ0mpIishhis.Theivingcnbe
mseedoncewefuIundesndndpcice
Buddhism.Iechesus0mininhelhmind

l00
Aheohmindceeshelhbd.Asickness
cmesmp0lui0nnchewsplluinish
hemindTheBuclchcledhispluionhe
TheePoisons0fGeedAngencllgnoonce.Be-
weenheplluionoheenvionmenndhof
umindhwcnwenogesick?Howeveeven
wihhewspoIIuinounduspesonwhis
fee0fheheep0isnswillnobecmesick.
AlheBuddhsndBodhisvsseexompes

sobeingscnseehwemivehpppospe-
usondpeeclives.SeeinghispeopewiIwn
folIw0uexmple.Weesupposedobee
modelsfscie.HweveifpepleseeBuddhiss
ivingmisebleIienoonewilwon0lenm
US!

ThemoeweundesndheBuddhIsech-

ingsheheowewileceiveomhem.To
compehenclhepooundmeningwihinne
needs0pciceeones.UndesndingndcuI-
ivioneeuIlimp0nincompemening
echoheooinevendeepeundesoncling
ncculivinAchievinghis0newiIexpeience
ueinneondpece.Iween0expeiencing
some0fhisooncleinsedfiledwihwies
henweneedokegodlkouseIves
seewhehenoweepcicinginccodnce

l0l
wihheechings.Ininduwheehepb
emliesndceci.DinghisppeYwewibe
nheighphoBudclhism.
Regdess0fhesiuinsweencouned-
vesev0obekeepocusedndconcene
onchievingenIighenmen.Thefiheevisisho
SuclhnhclinheIoweAcl0nmenSuepe-
senedpeopIef0mwIksifep0YedbfifY-
heeenighenedBodhisovs.Thisshowsush
pepeonpoessincnbecomeBuddh
Bdhisv.Wednhvechnge0uob
heenvinmeninwhichweivebucnpcice
wheevewee.hebeneisbeginheminuewe
scoecouhoughsndcins.
Wewuddoweolive0uIiveswihcIe

mindndobepopeinhughondci0nno
beingempecbeneousinfuences.wee
bledohishennmewhichmeh0dwe
cho0sewewilbeueowesheBuddh.As

oudihinkingbecomescleeoumindwibe-
comepueenbinguslivehppiepeceul
nduIfilingives.
WhenIhedofsuggesionmclebhele
M.inuiXiousehenmePuendBuddhis

LeningCeneinsedohediionnmeo
empeIhoughiwsppopiefocllssci-

l02
e.BuddhismhsIwsbeenowdhinkingno
bckwdhsdpedoexisingculuesnd
lociies.WhenBudclhismiscmeoChiniook
nspecsheChinesecuIueTheempIeshod
Chineseppencehemonksnclnunsc0h
ingwsinheChinesesle.Ifheempeshcfl-
lwedIndindesignheChinesewouIdnhve
wnedenesuchoeign0okingplce.The
echingsweeinepeedinwhenbecl
heChinesepeopemegehemin0heidil
iveshusheweeecliccepedheDimoncl
SuoeIlsushnhingispemnenwhiehe
nIouIc explinshevehingshuId
cc0dwihhemindsosenienbeingsAhisis
emindusoccodwih0ccondiins.

AIk0neimeinimiheeweeuie
ewBuddhisswh0weewesenes.Ildhemh

Buddhismhdneoicilcme0Ameic
TheskedwhlhclsidhwhenBuddhismws
veYppuIinAmeic.skedhemlHveu
eveseenBuddhissueswiheueshesem

bewesene2llThebieflhughbouind
eizedhwhIhdsidwsue.WhenBud

dhismspedoChinpicuesndsuesof
BuddhsondBdhisvscl0pedChinesee
uesInpnhehvepnesefeuesThe

l03
smeppiesThindJibends0n.Buddhs
ndBclhisvsdnh0venneixedp
penceheheppeinhefmhis
m0sccepblendcmbefheIocI
peop|e
FuhemeBuddhismdpsokenhe
specshelc0Iculue.InAmeicqYpicI
Buc|dhisempIeneeds|ok|ikeheWhieHuse
ndnoikediinChineseempIe.When
AmeiconsseeChineseempehewuIdhink0
isoeignncmighnfeecmbegingin.
Hweveihebuildings0klikeheWhieHusa
hewouIdgoinuninviedIDounohinkh
hew0uIdbehpposeeBuddhsndBodhi-
s0vswihwesenfeues?TheYceinIwuld
WeneedemembehBuddhismisnedu

cion.AsispedshughAmeiciwillkeon
mewesenppenceussididwhenn
clionechesboughiChin.qwheei0kono
Chineseppe0nce.AsBuddhismd0psnew
cuuesiwilemincuTenwihheimeshusp-
peoingmepepe.hsewhccepiwil
bebeppIheechingsinsoIvingheipe
snswelSSciIpbIems.ASBuddhiSmisoc
cepediwilbingpecendp0speih0se
pepesweIos0hewhIewIdUndesnding

10
hiswiIlhepusobeginucuIivoin.
AehePueLnclLeningCenewsi-
cilIesobisheclFiveGuideIinesweeseupo
pcice:

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I235

TheTheeCndiins

TheSixPincipIesfHomn
TheTheeenings
heSixPomiosoPinciplesond
TheenGeVwsoUniveslWohBod-
hiSv

TheseFiveGuidelinescnbingushppiness
ndp0speiifwemkehempofucloil
|ives.

TheSixPomisoPincipes0neoheseFive
GuideinesepesenhesixgolshBodhisvos
pocice.Theegivingpecepspiencedii
gencedeepconcenionndwisd0m.Ahme
mokewhdipe0mshesmechoesonc
cnsonlcmpIinsbuhemwilindhwih
hisiudaheshehsceedoceindesin
wihinhecclefbihndcleh.nhehe
hndi0neiswkenednddeveshimselohe
seoccompishingheSixPincipIesheesulswiI
bequiedieen.

l05
oexmpehePincipIe0Givingischieved
whennekescefhemiwihwisd0mond
ielesslb.ThePincipefPecepsischieved
whennesespiiiesnclpushingsincde;
hePincipefPiencewhenoneinceosesp
iencewhilewking;hePincipleDiigencewhen
oneiesimpveclil;hePincipleoC0ncen-
inwhenneisnngeecedbexen
csndhePincipeofWisdmwhenneis
ce-mincled.Apueminclhsnochmens
heefoeinevegesiednhehehnd
puedmindbecmesesiiedwihuhving
dingmuchThedifeenceliesinhewwehink
whenhischngesswilheesus.Wheeveone
isowkowihfiends0necnsiveoochieve

heSixPincipIesCuivinisnbeingseped
mfmiIsciebuispeecedwihinnels
cliIIienewhouknwshowculivec-
cumul0esininiegodounendmeis.
Incncusinhemosimponpincipes
heBudchlsechingsehvingpui0mind
houghseeinghughueeoiIeinggoo
ciwTiesndchmensnclseingllsenien
beingswihuIhe.
MoueonndpociceheAivingll
shuiveswibehopponcfuiing.

l06
QUESTNSANDASWERS

guesin.Howdwepuif0umindssowecn
emin0eveoung3
Answe.Thisisgduesi0n.Thesuseus
hnhinghohsphsicoimgeisunel.
Wecnpplusehesephsicimgesbuwe
cnnfsechmenshem.Achmens

ceeimpuiin0uminddeeingusfm
chievingenIighenmentThisoppiesoms0
pciceinBuddhism.EvenhePuendSch
whichmngeeisheesiespciceeuies
h0Ihughnewhwishes0bebninhe
PueLndcnkeheieminingkmwihhem
hecnnohvenexisingwiesoch-
mens.Theeepesonwihwiesch-
menscnnonscendhecce0bihnd
de0h.iebecmeshdeswepsshughhe
ccesofebih.
Eieinhisklspokeoiilpie.Upuni
Igg5heonlochmenhodewosm
nineneecm0hewh0ivedinChin
WhenImewihhebueneseieinHng
KngIpesucledhepciceheBuddhNme
ChningMehodWhenIspkewihheonhe
eephnesevee5ogshesilIhdsong

l07
chmensohesonsndgndchiden.Nunil
egodidshefinIegooIchmens.
SheoIdmehshehdseenBuddhAmibh

wicendGunYinB0dhisvonce.nddii0n

shehdpioknowledgewhenshewoudbe
levinghiswldnM2gI9,5shepssedon
ndwsbonin0heWesenPuendAheu

nepeopeweeweoodingwnd
plesingeunmiIignce.Hecmpexin
ppeedsimiIo0hofIivepesonAeeigh
closheb0clwssilIso.Uponhecem0i0n
m0ehnheehundedshi0eIicswee

ound.AIhisisevidencehshehdbeensuc-

cessulb0ninohePuend
InCOnClUSiOnOnCeweeidOfwOTieSnd

chmenswecongo0heWesenPueond
whenevewewish.Bminoiningpuenn
disciminingc0mpssionendkindhene
hodshekeoeminingouhfu.

Quesin:WhdsmeBuddhissexcudehe
ivepungenvegebes0mheidie2
Answe.SmeBuddhisswhoIowsicdie

d0noeheivepungenvege0bles;nionsg-
icchivesgeenni0nsndIeeks.TheBuddhsid

l08
hhesedveseechosewhoeinhe
esgesocuIivineenckche
poducehomnesEenwhemeche
Iiveledingonebecomeiibendessbe
ocncene.PIeoseundesndhohison
h0ppensifouehemingeuniies.Theeis
nop0bIemiom0cleem0unisusedoc0k-
Ing

Thesmeppies0coh0lndinxicnsIn-
xicincnbecincusingeneousbe-
h0vi.TheBuddhwnedpeopleoginscoho
inxiconsoguideheminhevoidnceo
commiingmisdeedsdueoinoxicoionTheeoe
hepecepshheBuddhseohedepend
up0nheenvionmenondhesiuionhweoe
In

usocieisdieen0mh0Buddho
Shkmunils.IheweeeppeinhiswdI
omsueheBuddhw0uIdencougeheuseo
giOsimpIbecouseiconbeusedcuesome
disesesespeciIIungdisese.
MnesgIwsechingoheEsen
BuddhisCIlege.Duinghpendweundu
h0oewhesudensh0dlungdiseses.D.
Tngwh0wosonehepfess0ssuggesedh0
heuseg0ice0men.Heodusneven

l09
hhdhppenedinChins0meimeogo.Ap
ienwsodbhisdcohdueohisendsge
TBheonhclheem0nhsoive.ThepienIs
miwssoldoIehimhvenYhinghe
skeclfowihnecndiin;hheivedp
omhisfmi.HisomilheeoebuiIom
himoliveinvegebegdenndceIiveecl
mes0himeveYd.
nhgclengewgemoungoic.
DueohisisoIionncboed0mheiedhegic
wonddiscoveedhheenI0edheseofi.
S0onheglicbecmemesnckhim.
Theem0nhsIehewssilivendm0nhsf

ehhewsbecominghelhiendhehie.
Hisfmiundisngendhinkingheehd
beenomisdignsisokhimbckohehospil.
Thedcowss0nishedwhheswond

immediegheedgupofspecilissoinves-
igehispienlscseFinIheouncui
wosheg0ichcuedhedisese!F0mhenn
mnmedicinesoungclisesehvebeenmode
wihgic.RegeullwhenD.Tngsuggesed
hhosesudensusegicemenhissug
gesi0nwsnccepedThesudenscidn
wonvilehepecepsevenhoughheiilness
wscongious.Thee0epecepshve0be

ll0
fexibIendc0nsideenvinmen0cndiins.

Nwdsm0sevehingwee0suchsme
ishondevenvegebIescn0inseihechemicls
peseiveswhichehmuIous.nddiin
weeseeingmendm0epepewihdiseses
hhvenpeviusexised
Evenheoseomeisdieennow.Yes

gchicksndpigesweeisedinhepens
heweehoppieondhecedhesefhe
me.Nownimlseisedinnwspce
wihnoplocem0veD0ouhinkhe0e
hpp?heodhiniwnhepigesein
ecedwihchemicIsshegowmecluick.
Theiliesponisnsixmnhsonclhechickens0nI
Iivesixweeks!Evenvegebesondginseno
excepionsbeingcnminedHwcuclwe
ngesick2
Theeoegicisgo0dushoughiis
hmuIoueeswhenkeningecluniies.

gL1DTheBucldhooughusnkibu
whsh0udweclbuinsecssuchsmscuies
ondies?

Answe.TheBucldhnonlughusop-
ecInimsbuIspns.EvenpInshve

lll
ivesndg0wwihdigni.Theeeunlessheeis
bsouen0spceus0wIkundhemwe
shoudnseponhembecousehbehviois
disespecuIndninsuohepIns.
NomlwheneeissIshumnheeis
eespii.nncienimesmnksenIivedin
mouninhus.Theedsbe0ehecueeo
buidhehuhewoudespecuIeIoheiin-
eni0nndskheeespiimoveose
pce.Thismehdconbeppiedinsecs.In
deokeepouhousesnclenvionmencIennd
oumihehwecnsndinn0sue
ofheBuddhBdhisvheedYsbeoe0u
cionsndskheinsecsmove.Somepe0pIe
whohvedonesowihsinceeondkindheshve

eceivedg0odesus.

ll2
T

Undesnd

Buddhism

VenebelseChinKung


MTUNDERSTANDBUDDHISMil
EXCERPTSFRMTHETALKINAUSTRA[IA
ANUARYI,

CHAPTERNE

AVIRTUUSANDPERFECTEDUCAT|N

TclYweseenincesingnumbeopeople
undhew0dsingopociceBuddhism.
Hwevenomnpeopleulundesndwh
Buddhismis.heeoehisbecomesveimpo
npicWhexcisBuddhism?Weneed0
undesndiceIBucldhismisomsviuous
ndpeeceducincliecedbheBuddho
wdssenienbeingsinhenineeIms.Howcn
weeIhBuddhismisoneduci0n3Fiswecn

elIomhewwecllBuddhShkmuniou
lIiginTecheilhheishefundeoBudclhism
ndh0weoehissudens.Fmhisiisvep-
penhheBuddhndwesheeche
sudeneinshipThisisonloundineducin.
lBuddhismishisechingwhhenisheBud
dh?8uddhisSonskiwoclmeoningwisdom
nclenIighenmen.Howevehiswisdmisnhe
wIcllwisdmwehinkd.BdISpeking
heBuddhdswisdomishebiIi0uimelpe

ll5
eclnccecIcmpehendheueelif
lienclheuniveseinhepspesenndfuue.
newhhspeceivedhiSwisdomiscled8ud-
dhBuddhShkmuni0ldusholsenien
beingsincudinguseIvespssesshisinnewis-
d0mndbii.ThusBucldhismegclsIbeings
eu.AIhughweeecluiniginpesen
wecnn0seehisbec0useeveonelswisdomncl
biIiiesdie.

InuscieheeehsewheineIigen
ndhsewhoenhsewihgeobilind
hsewihess.H0wdhesehingscmebue
TheBuclch0clushheedueo0uving
degees0delusion.uinnoewisdom0ndbiiies
eempiIosduehisdelusionbuen
uIpemnenlos.fwecnbekh0ugh
hisdelusi0nhenwewibebeecovehese

biIiies.Theeoehe8uddhlsechingsshwus
howoidousevesfdeusinnduncoveu

inneobiiies.

lisensedinMohnsushhe
8udclhclidn0diecIhepsenienbeings.Then
h0wdosenienbeingsbecmeBudclhs2Bhem
seves.TheBucdhonIssissfmhesidebex-
piningheueeIifhwwedeIudeuseves
AfeeIizinghiswecliIigenpuhisechingsin0

ll6
pciceoinenighenmenfueeli.We
henbecmeBuddhs8uddhShkomunicIeI
expIinedhbecomingBuddhisinbleb
senienbeings.
FmhiswecnseehBuddhismiseoch-
ingH0weveechecnnIeduceusbou
hepincipeseIIusohisheexpeiencesinpc
icendinmenndsuggesviousmehods
oouinmen.heesuIimeIdependsupn
us.Weeheoneswhoneed0beenhusisic

nddiIigenin0deoinchievemen.nce
weunclesndhBuddhismisneducionwe

wiIgiclegdheBuddhosue0che.
FomhisweundesndhinppeWoPlces
wed0noegclheBuddhBodhisovimges
sgodsobew0shippedWemkefeingso
heseimgeswesns.Fisoemembend
epougiudehisuIgeeducion
whichwehvesfounoelenc0uneedndc
cepedinhislieime.
he0peningveseosusssiveYwe;llIis
exemedificuoencounehisechinginini
nieens.ThedebgiudeweweheBud-
dhissimi0heemembncewhichsmeChi-
nesehvewdheincess.Weeecnou

iginsfwihouhesencesswewuIdnexis.

ll7
Thesecncleos0nwemkefeingshe8uddh
isoowheexmpesofheviuous.Budclh
ShokmuniwsnoclinVpes0nikeus;ehe
w0sbIe0bewkenedndbecomeBuddh

WhisheeosopusfomchievinghissweI?
Theeehepicuessues0he8uddhsee
emincIuseveVmomen0dvncediigenY
wdshisgoI.Theimgesenbee
gdedsgdsooblecs0supesiion.
InBudclhisWPcesheimgesoBuddhos
ndBodhisvshvemnppences.Thishs
0eneclhemiscncepionhnnisBud
clhismeIigionbunehw0shipsmuideiiess
weI.lndeedBuddhsndBdhisvshvemn
nmes.FoexmpleinheTipikheeisheTen
ThouSndBuddhNmesSuwhichgivesusove
wevehusndBuddhlsnmesndevenme

nmeso8dhisvs.Wheheesomn
BuddhsncBodhisvs3Wihinouoigin-
noueheeexissinfiniewisdomviuousndis-

icbiiieshcnnobecmpeeIepesenec
bmeeonenme.IissimioohighIccm-
pishedpesninpminenposiin;hishe
businesscdcuIdh0venumeousies.

ThenmesoheBudclhsepesenhecm
pIeeinnendviuusbiIiieswihinuSef

ll8
noueAhe8dhisvnmesepesencuivo
i0nodiffeenviues.Theiginbiiieswihinou
se-ndueeininiebuempoiIIs.Wih0u
genuineculivi0nwewin0beble0uncve
nhem.AIlheBuddhondBdhisvnmes
en0neohehonouselvesnceweunclesnd
hiswewilelizehhighIeveoisVepe-
sensheslesheBuddhlsechingsex-
ompescupuesndpicuescnexpesshe
DhmUndesondingheuemeninghese
imgeswilhelpusginheuebenefisfhe
8uddholsechings.
lfBuddhismisneigi0nwhisin0heno
philosph2Inphisophheeisb0hsublec
ndnbec.InMohnBuddhismheeisno
clieencebeweensubecndoec;heYoe
one.hismeningisvepfoundnddiicuI
undesncFoexmpegemsesiclllUi
izinggodomuensiIsIIuensisegoldll
Aehegldndheuensihesmehingdife-
en3Fmheioppenceshekikewdi-
feenhings.H0weveomheicmp0siionwe
eIizehheehesme.
Weneedpundinuiivecompehensino
uIundesndheei0ie0ndheunivese.
AIfheMhnSusoexpIoinhisc0n

ll9
ceponcluh.Wewilshehesmeviewpoins
wihheBuddhwhenweulundesndnd
ceecgnizehisuh.dinYpepelikewe
edeludednwhwBecuseweseeeveY
hinginpp0siinohehenoknwinghin
eieveVhingiscuInendnwo.

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CHAPTERTW

THEGA<FTHEBUDDHAlSTEACHING

Fomheininsicnue8uddhismwep

ceedoheg0oheBuddhlsechings.This
g0Iisobeokhoughdeusionndchieveen-
ighenmen.TheBuddhpoinedououswhwe
eecinglivesosufeingndwhhesixems
eincninexis.issobecusehewisdom

ndviu0usbiiiesinuiginlnuehovee
beunc0veedThusuviewp0insondwYso
inecingwihieondheuniveseeincTec.
Theeneuscscommieddue0heseinco-

ecviewpoinsndwoshveesuIedinhesufe-
ingofeincnionwihinhesixeIms.
ThegoIoheBuddhlsechingsis0hep
ndoguideusbekhough0udeusion0be
wkenedndoescpehissueingond0bin
hppiness.Whd0weseekin8uddhism?Weseek
Annu-Smok-Smb0clhihePeecC0mplee
Enlighenmen.TheBuddhechesndhopesh
ouswilinhisuimeenlighenmenin
ohewodswibecmeBuddh.

ThePefecCmpleeEnlighenmencnbeex
plinedsheeIeveIs:AhsBdhisvsnd
Buddhs.TheisisllPpeEnighenmen.n0u

l2l
wIclheeoesomeveineigenndwisepe-
pesuchsscienissphisphesndeIigius
Iedeshehoveechedhigheelizoionh0n
mospepehve.HwevehughheYm
hveechedceinIeveIoe0IizionheBud-

dhwuIdn0ecognizeheiknwledgeoshe
ppeenIighenmenbecusehehvensev
eedheiicionsThesiIdweIInheighsnd
wongsfohesongeedngeignncend
gnce.ThesiIhbwndeingdiscimin
oVh0ughsondchmens.lnhewdshei
minds0enpue.Wihouhepuemindnom
ehwhighheeveoeoiz0inneechesiis
silnhepopeenighenmen.
n8uddhismhes0ndodppeenighen
menishepuemindmwhichwisdomises.Iis
hewishoIlBuddhshweinhisppeen
ighenmen.ThisisheeveIodegeefnAh
nclissimiencingunivesioennun-
degduedegee.TheefeAhBdhisov
ndBuddheiIessimiIdegeesofenIigh-
enmeninedinBuddhism.hosewhochieve

ppeenIighenmenecledAhs.Ahsd
nohveilIusYomisIedinghughsndview-
pins.ThedndweIlnheighs0ndw0ngsof
hesnh0ughsfgeedngeign0nceo

l22
Tgnce.

FomhiswecncmpehendinuiivelYhe
diffeencebeweenBuddhismndwldIeduc-
in.F0mheBuddhqweleonheueechings
ndpopeenighenmen.nwihhisppeen
ighenmencnweescpesueingsbin
uehppiness.Ashumnbeingsweundegohe
sueingsbih0dogesicknessncldehWe
d0ninwhweseekoep0edwihou
vedonesndindusevesinhepesence
hsewhomweesenevenhe.Weesu

undedblhesesueingswihnppoenw
obeinguIfee.nIfeIeningBucldhismwi
webebeoechgenuineIibein
TheEweAd0nmenSuexpins0usMAIl
senienbeingspssesshesmewisdomndviu-
uscpbiiiessheBuddhbuheseuIiies
eunoinbIeclueowndeinghughsnd
chmens.lIThiscleexpinshe0cusef
oupbems.PcicingBuddhismisccdwih
heechingsoheBucldhoiduswndeing
discimininghoughsndchmens.Thuswe
uncoveoupuemindinungivingiseuewis
dmwhichisppeenighenmen.Theef
BuddhsndBdhisv0swouldnecognizehe
ineligenndwldIwisd0msi0ckshepue

l23
mindhepopeenIighenmen.Up0nining
ppeenlighenmenwehvehebiIiYn-
scendheencessccIesbihnddehn
meninhebiisveevedp0bIems.
WheheIkingbuheBuddhdseducion
owldIeduciniisesseniooundesndhe
cncepdeIvingcleepinonemehdinde
inchievemen.ThisisespecioIIsinBud
dhism.newhoulwishes0Ieoneecivel
needslI0wonneechendpciceonY
onepohensuesm0ohI0une.Whenfow-
ingwecheswihwdieenphswee
b0undbecmeconfusedswhichpho
ke.Evenwsef0lIwingheeechescches
usTsee.Wihueochesweecugh
cosssee.Todlsoungpepeikeeon
lbuiingodesuIThepbemies
wihbeingcughhosecssseescnuseds
whichwoke.Tsucceedondin
ochievemeninpcicingBuddhismweneed
fIIwusoneeochendcncenenusne
mehd

Wh0ishischievemen?Tuechievemenis

iningpuemindUp0nchievingsmede-
geepuemindwewiIIhveeweIici0nsond
husninceseinuewisdmen0bIingussve

l24
pobemsinhiswdndbendWihouhisue
wisclmheeisnwusIvepblems.
Theeoeuewisd0misesseniinedinghpp

ncluliIIinglifenb0descIeicnheIpus
oslves0cielsp0bems
TodYheeemninelligenpiicinswh
houghheweevesmobuhveendedup
bingingheicunieshebinkdisseswel
spuingheiciizensh0ughmuchmise.Whis
heesonohis2Theseedeshvenoseveed

heioicinsdisciminingndwndeing
hughsndchmens.CnseuenYheifis
cnsideoinisheiownbeneiheisel
chmen

TheBuddhughusinuewisdomb
fisbekingeeofouwnviewpinsWihouhis
wisd0mwecoudmisinepehemeningswihin
heIvhonsuos.Ifweebeop0mhe
selishmindhenuebenefiswiIdeinielbee
ceivedWihppeenIighenmennwhenwe
hven0egsefchmenwillwebebeo
dieenieuemseppeomdevied
ighomwngndbeneici0mhmu.Wih-
oubekingh0ughu0wnviewpoinswewiln
hvehesebiIiies.0mhisweundesndheeis

snddheppeenIighenmen.

l25
neeveIbovehepopeenighenmenishe
EqundPpeEnighenmen.EuImens
euheBuddhbunehvingbecme
Buddh.ThisleveishighehnhfonAh0.he
equndppeenighenmenequiesusbeok
hughnedegeefignonce0innede-
geeDhmbd.AhispinhewYweview
heeIiiendheuniveseisveYcIseh
heBuddh0s.newhchievesheequInd
ppeenIighenmenwuldbecledBdhis
v.

TheFlweAdonmenSuexplinsheY
onelevelsoBdhisvsIwhichh0vehese

evelsoenIighenmen.Aebekinghughhe
veYsdegeeoign0ncepeecingwisdm
ndenighenmenonechieveshelPefe
Cmp/eeEn//ghenmenIhoisBuddh0hd
TheefeBuddhqB0dhisvondAho0ecm

moniesn0speciicnmespecificpesn.
TheoeiIessimih0seDcal0seo
Gcu0edegees.FoexmpeinhenmeGuon
inBdhisvGuonYinepesensgecmps-
sinondkindness.Theile0fBdhisvissimi0

MsesDegee.PesenIpepehvemiscn
cepinsobouBuddhsndB0dhisvshinking
hesenomesespeciicbeings.Thednounde

l26
sndhheseiesee0nbeingwhpos-
sesseshosechceisics.8uddhBodhisvq

whenddednmeissimpefeingospe-
ciI.
Fomheininsicnue0f8uddhismweeIize

hupuposeopciceisoSeekwisdom.In
ZenhisgiscledInpusuiofcliomind0
seeinnelsse-nueInohew0dslCompIee
Enighenmen.lIInhePuendSchIhisis
cedneMindUndisubedThePueLnd

Schoisuniqueinhn0nldweseekhve
neMindUndisubedbuoIs0seekbihin0he

WesenPuendhisisunike0heschooswhich

el0n0nelswnsenghocuivininseeking
s0IeIneg.hePuendmehdhsw
g0shcnbechievedinonelieime
newhisvemiliwihheInfinieieSu
ndundesdisechingswoudbeeeo
dub.ThefuIliIehissuevesheglsf
oupcice: he8uddhSbeksfheInfinieie
sUf Adonmen PUiV EuIiv0nd Enihen-

menheMhvnSchooI.nfinieifend

donmenewhoPuendpcIinesseek
nnieifeefeshemeisndviuesnes

peecsef-nue.Adnmenefespeec
compeewisdmwihgeesenduiIImen

l27
Puequoiondenighenmenehemehds
heheewosfpcice.Upnining0nY0ne
heeeinedfheschsBud-

dhismnnesupssheseheewspocice.
TheZenSchouseshewkeningph0
echhegeenighenmenndinheci
oseeinnelsuenue.Buddhisschs0he

hnZensesshepciceofundesndingo
popeviewpinsuniIechinggecompee
uncesnclingThePueLndSchnheohe
hndc0ncenoesonhepuemind.Apesonwih
puiomindwiIlnulbenncisciminingncl
wkenedAnwkenedpesonwiIInuYhove
pueondnn-clisciminingmind.Theouech
senmbedieenbuIIechhesmegoIn
Zenpciceiisexpessedslobiningci
minclndseeinginnelsuenue.ll
Difeenschosmusedieennmesbu
heesusheIeve0hesoefhindehe

some.Theee0ciicizenoheschIswould
beslndeb0hhe8uddhndheDhomAl

hesemehodsweepsseddwnousomBud-
chShkomuniChsingonphwiIenbeus
0inchievemen.Howcnweshne
mehodisbeehnnhe3Fmhesedife

enmehdsweiusneedknwhwochose

l28
henemehdhismssuibeusndou

Ieve|.

Fisiheevelhemehdwechsewee

beondusmkingidificupcicewew0uId
nsucceedesiIwihhmehodSecndi
needsobesuibendconvenienoumnne

oivinghidineedsbecmpiblewihmod
ensociebecusewecnnsepoeuseIves
msocieohehumnbeings.Theefewe
need0cnsidehesecswhenchsingu
mehodofcuIivi0n

Hweven0mewhichmehdnepc
icesiisesseniIobeidoseIf-viewp0innd-
chmeninodebinhebeneismpc-
ice.esalikesomonhoveexpeiencedhe
geespuinhepcicewillhvebeenin
voin.Smepciioneshveehevenofe
esopcicehehvechievedviunh
ingevenhepineelinghoheweebee
befoehepocicedIseemedsifhem0e
hepcicedhewsehefe.Alhiscmes
mhvingchsenmehdhwsunsuiobe
hem.Thisissimi0cho0singnunsuible
miinscho.Whenwecho0semhoisn
suieduounclinndbiIiwehvenex-
emediicuimeYingsucceedChsing

l29
heighmmkessudingmucheosieswe
wiIlhvemuchbeechnceosuccess.The

smehinggesf0pcicingBuddhism.Ifwed
nknowuownc0pciwecnesuselves.
LikemseIexomple.Afeedingmn
Mohnsushughmseincopben
chievemen.Iw0nedveYmuch0sevem
wondeingdiscimin0inghughsndch-
mensbuwsunbe.FinIIchsehePue
ndmehodinchievementIdoesne

quienebecmpIeeidobuhesup
pessheSehindnces.AsI0ngsweebIeo
suppessIIfIici0nswecnsiIbeboninohe
WesenPueLondconYing0veouexisingkm
ThismehdsuismeveweIIndhusishowI
chosei.PeviusIYhdiedZenheTeching
SchoIsheEseicSchIndhepcice0I-
lwinghepecepsbucudnoechchieve
menwihhem.ThusIcmebckhePueLnd

mehdndwhIeheedIdelveddeeplinohe
BuddhNmeChningMeh0dwhiIecncen
ingsIeIonecuingnhePue0ndsus.These
emexpeiencesmdecdesfpcice.

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CHAPTERTHREE

SYMB[ISIANDTHEARTS

AeweundesnccIeheg0heBud-
dhlsechingswewiIviewhesusdifeen.
Thesesuse0neohewodlsgesieY
clecins.IbeIievehwhencnsideinghe
ngeIlcdemiqnnehemsupssBud
dhism.TobinhebeneismhisvscIIec-

i0niisnecessYusknwndundesndhe
essenceofiscnenwhichisheueeoIiYI
Dhmheueelilifendheunivese.Lie
efes0useves.UniveseeesheIivingenvi
onmenhsuundsus.lwuIdbeincoec

eBuddhismsnbscndbscueening
h0hdnhingodwihudiIives.Eve
wdinhesu0closeeloesooudoiYiving
uhemeiisdeiniensupesiin
Hwndwheedwes?Fcnvenience

hepefecininhemehdsoheBuddhls
echinguseshighevelceoiviYBuddhism
whusnclesghdIedYokennis
icphFex0mpelheBuddhlsnomesnd
scupuesepesenuviuusnueinn0euIi
ieswisdmviuousobiIiiesndisicens.

AII0heBdhisvlsnmesnd0msepesen

l3l
0ucuivinviue.Theinsucushwopp
heechingsinudiivesbinguouviu-
usnuesowemeceiveBuddhismlsbeneis.
InChinesevohno8uddhismouge
B0dhisvsepesenouodeopcicend
Ievechievemen.TheisisEhSeBdhis-

v.WheheweehinkingfwodIYechings
hedhmoBuddhism;nhingcnbeccm
pishedwihuheehopIceofexisence.
Theexisencehumnscnnbesepedfm
ugeehsweeIup0ni0suiv0l.
WheheoodcI0hingIivingwokinglel
onhep0ducion0heIndhusheininiees-
ueshohegeehencompsseseseem
ingIendlessousouse.ThewdMehllinhe

nmeEhSoeB0dhisvepesenshehind
ndhew0dllsemensesue.

TheBuddhlsechingsguideusoisshe
pcicem0umindsuuenueencom-
possesheininiewisdomoncviuusbiiiesh
enodifeenmhseofBuddhsBdhi-

svs.Hwevediseemssiwehvels
0uinnewisdomndviuousbiiiesTheBuddh

odush0IIhesequoliiesen0uIIsiusn
euncveedlnhepesenmmenweendIess
immese0usevesinwndeingdiscimining

132
h0ughsnclchmenswhichhveesuedin
hisempYssofbiliiesHoweveinsidehe
uemindnwncleingh0ughsexis.Imindhs
wndeinghoughshenhminclisflsene.
WeiginIpssessedhisuemindspcicing
BuddhismissimpIecoveingiTheee0uis
g0IinpciceisuncovendI0okhees
ueinumind.lnhewodsheBuddhls

echingsdnseekomheusidebuhe
heseekomwihinusefnue.
EhSeB0dhisvepesensiliopie;
husheEhSeSuqisbufiilpieobsic
cncepheveYnew0uddweosm.
hekindnesshupenshveshwnbgiving
usIifendnuuingusisbenddescipinT0be
iIilndkeceoupensisnullub-
sicesponsibii.Nnd0weneedokece
ofheimeilneedsbufheispiiulieoswel
Meveweneednuueheispiionsus
ndushisishehclesll.Penswishhei
chidenohvesuccessuceesbehvewe

ndbeespecedbcuennduuegeneo
ions.In0hew0dswewouddowelocin

mnnewhichwilImkehempudfus.Thee-
feheuIimendpeecchievemen0fiIiI
pieisbecmeBucclh.Webeginupcice

l33
f0mhee0nclexpnduiIipieYndespec
incIude0lIsenienbeings.
ThesecndBdhisvqGunYinepesens
hecuivionfgecmpssinndkindness.
Wh0ishemeningmkingeingsGunYin
B0dhis0v?IisoemindushwewuIddweI

elIpepewihgecmpssinndkind
nessuseuncndiion0IvendcoehepI
senienbeings.
Thehid8dhisvM0niusiepeSenswis-
dmncli0nIeemindingushwhenwepc-
iceondinecwihhesweneedfulfilIuii

dueupnwisdmndinIenn
emion.TheuhBdhis0vqheGeSmon-

bhclUniveslWhepesenscingou
hecuIivoinuhfullppIingfii0piecmpos
sinkindnessndoionleinoudilYlives.When
wepefecchievehewUnivesIWhY
BdhisvwebecmeBuddh8uddhism

echesushwoIiveinhmnwihheueeo
ioIifeondheunivese.Inohewdswewud
IivepefecndwondeulIivessimilhseof
BuddhsndBdhisovos.Thisisheueuime

ndpeech0Y0n0eching.
TopciceBuddhismwesb:

134
I} BeingfiIiIndespecfuwodpens
echesndeIdes

2} Hvinghegeocmpssinemind
3) Nuuing0uhinkingondwisdomnd
Bdeningoumind.

Alh0ughinsecluenceheIscnbepc
icedsimuneuslsechencmpssesheoh-
es.FexmpebeingiiIpensincludes
compssinondkindnessesningndwisdm.
Wisdmincludesbeingililjcompssionend
kind

ncewehveogenelundesndingo8ud-
dhismhowdoweppIi0oudiIiving?Fiswe
needoknowwhechBuddhondBdhisv

epesens.Iweclonhen8uddhismwouldbe
eclucedsupesii0nondwewuldnoeceiveis
uebeneis.AlIBuddhissusc0ninheseuli-
ieschooceisicsndhews0pcice;hee
foeeningonnesuwibeenugh.We
needoknwhowundesndndpplYhe
echingseeciveI.
UsuoIinhecene0heminhoemple
heeesuesoneBuddhndwBodhi-

svswhichepesenousenuend0igin
eni.ThewBclhisvosepesen0uviu0us

l35
biIiieswihinuseIf-nue;neisundesnding
ondheheispocice.IheBuddhinhemic-
deisBudclhShkmunihenhewfigueson
eihesicehimwiIbeIvnIusindUnivesIW-
hBclhisvsepeseningwisdomndppIic
inespecive.Thusundesndingnclpcice
ecombinedinone.IhehoIhshehee

sges0fWesenPueLndwihBuddhAmibh
inhemiclceepeseningse-nuehenhew
figues0neihesidefhimwibeGunYinnd
GeSenghBdhisvs.TheespeciveIep-
esencompssinndwisd0mcompeesmbl
izingheininiewisdmndviuuscpbiliies.
TheefeweginseehBuddhismiseoching
Theeep0undechingswihinhenmes
fheBuddhosondBodhisvsexompIehe
nmeBuddhShokmunielsushepincipIesf
heBudclhIseducionllShkmenshumni
ndkindness.IlMunimenspuiomind.The
echings0hesewouiiesedvcoedbe
cusepe0pleinuwdckcompssionnd
kindnessndeensefish.MeveIlsenien

beingsIckpui0mindconsnldweIIingin
wndeinghoughsgeedngeignoncend
ognce.AnB0dhisvwhbec0mesBud
clhinhiswoIdwilbenmeclShkmuniech

l36
usheemedfoupbemsnceheepesen
insoBudclhondBodhisvosouesoeun
clesclinuiiveusbkingohemwewill
peeclcompehenclhegool0heBuddhIs
eochings.
Whenweenehefishl0wopcehe
HllHevenlGudinswewilseehesue
IvieBodhisvsuoundedbhefouHeov
enGudinsinhemidcehehl.vie
BdhisvknwninhewessheHppBud
dhqhshugesmiIeepeseninguIness.His
gesm0chepesensenomousolenceond
bod-mindednessechingusoinecwihoh-
esndmeswihobenn-discimining
ndoIeon.Nex0himefouHeovenlGuodi
nsDhmPoecswhoechushowopo
ecouseves.

TheEsenDhmP0ec0smblizesui
ing0udundesponsibiiechingushe-
godIessposiinweneedouiIouduies.Heis
hodingueinhishndThesingSheinsu
mensh0udnobe00ighesehewillbek;
noshouIdhebeoIoosehewinpYweI.
Whenpopediusedndblncedheinsu-
menwilplbeuiuIIcIeIsmbizinghowe
need0kehemiddIepohwheninecingwih

l37
Tespependobecs.Whenechofusulfils
ouespnsibiiiesncobiginshowcouldhe
ninnopospe?
TheSuhenDhmPoec0smboizesim-
povemennddidvncemen.Nonld
mesneedbekenceoppopie;
coninu0usimpvemenlsoneedsbesugh.In
hisighhndheSouhenDhomPoechlcls
heswcl0wisd0mnclinhisefhndingsm-
bizinghepefecionwisdomshwingusho
weneedusewisdminseekingimpvemen.
Theswdsmbizeshwweneedoseveic
ionsbeeheeou0conoI.
ThehidondfouhHevenGudinsehe
WesenndheNohenDhmPecosepe
seningc0mpehensivevisinndliseningespec-
ivelBohechusbseendisenme
ceuII0swes0ednumeusbksnd
vemnplces0cmpehensiveening.
Thee0chusdweIinouIbdphe
goodcluliies0sweIlsdisegodhesh0cm
ingsofhes.
TheWesenDhomPecepesens0-
sighedbseoinndhIdsdg0nsnoke
ThedgonsnkesmbIizescnsnchonge.n
hishehndhehldsbedsmboizingpinci

l38
pes.Pepemoesncl0becsinsocieundeg0
chngesc0nsn.WeneedobseeveY
ceuInclh0ugh0hveimgospnhe
pincipeswihinindebebeocn0his
ldgnsnke.llheNhenDhnIPoec
hds0numbe0pevenusombeingcnmi-
ned.Thisemindsushwihincomplexscie
weneed0knowhowpecoubdndmind
fmpIIuionndc0upin.Fmheseexmpes
weconseehheisicspecsheBuddhis
educineubeouiu.UnouneImn
pepeegdheseDhmp0ecsosgocs
bewshippedwhichisowong

l39
CHAPTERFUR

THEFIVEGUDEIlESPRACTlCE

memeeCndins

AfeesbIishingPuendeningCenesIn
sevec0unieswesefiveguiceinesfPuencl
pociinesoIowTheseiveguiceIinesweeex-
cedmhefivePuenclsuos0beppied
indiiving.TheisguideineisheTheeC0ndi-
insexcedmheuizionSuwhich

povidesveimponoundi0ncuivion.
TheBuddhsedinhesuhheseThee

Cndiionsehep0pecuses0whichlhe
Buddhsomhepspesennduuepcice
heipuekom.InohewdsIhepeopIewh
becmeBuddhspeecedhesesheifound
ion;huswecnndisegodhem
TheFisCndiincncenshegdfoune
hevenbeingsndhumns.8eewecnbe
cmeBuddho0oBdhis0vweneedfis

becmegdpesn.Thecieiohise:

I) BeingiIiIw0dpens
2) BeingespeculowclseIdesndeches
3) Beingcomp0ssionendnkilingnIiv

l4l
ingbeingnd
qPcicingheenGdCnducs.

Wihhisfissepwebegin0pciceBud-
dhism.TheSecondCndiioninc|udes:

5) kingheTheeRefuges
6) Abidingbwscusomsndpecepsnd
7> Cnducingnesefinp0penddignified
mnne

Theminpincipefoupciceiswkening
popehughsndviewpinsndpui.Abe-
ginningsepineningBuddhismisoTkeRefugein
heipleewes.Afewegene0ehehe
TkeReugeinheTipeeweIsbocceping
eningondpcicingBuddhismweeues
DhmoIvoseop0ssonhepincipIegI0nd
diecionop0cicingBuddhismTheTipeewes
eheBuddhheDhmondheSongh.In
ppeonceheepicuesosculpues
BuddhsBuddhissusndmnks0ndnunse-

speciveI.Anohewounclesonclinghemis
hheeheueTipeeweIswihinuue
mind.

TheBuddh00ughuskeefugeinheTipIe

l42
ewesoouselnoue.oeunndeuponhe
Buddhoisoeonhewkeninginouselnue.
Whishisowkening?CuTenlweedeIuded
ndnowkenedH0wdidwebecomedeIuded3

Deusinisdue0oudisciminingmindndo
chmens.wepomhisdisciminingmind
ndchmenscnwesilseeblecsceY?
Weconnoswedn0seehembuiwesee
hemveVcelwih0udiscimininghoughs
ndchmenshenweewkened.When

heeisheslighesdiscimininoochmen
neisde|uded

Thesomeppiesoouchingheom
weeI0okingo;iisdelusion.IniiIIobecsd
n0hvenmesbuoegivenhembpeope.The
nmesikehe0bIecenoel.Apfomhe
nmesndppeoonceswhweseeisheue
fm.Weedeudedb0uhesefmshei

phsicleuesondheinmes.Conseuen
whenweidouselvesofhesedeIusionswewiIno
beochedhisish0wwecninouseves

eunndeuponheBuddheweEnighen
men.

Isomeonepoins0bendskswhiis
wewilInuIlsoiisbebecusehiswho
evebdclIsitWeg0o0ngwiheveYb0dls

l43
ochmenbuiweenched0iu-

seveshenwewiIlbewokened.Theefehe

mindsohe8uddhsndBodhisvsepuend
wih0uhesighesplui0noheecompeeY
wihouhesechmens.Whenwihheswe

cngongwihhembuminoinoupuiYin-
side.InhiswYweeunndeuponwken
ing.Aekingeugewhenwepphisc0ncep
udiIivingwheheinecingwihpeope
mesoobecswewillnongebedeuded.
umindwillwsbepuenn-clisciminingncl
behepIsenienbeingsThisiseunnd
euponwkening0heBuddheweI.
TheDhmhweeunndelupne
esp0pehoughsndviewpoinswhichishd
occompIishnwhenweeuYenighened
wilouhoughsndviewpoinsbecec.Bee
weechenIighenmenwecndophepope
houghsndviewpoinsBuddhSh0kmunis
0us.AlIheh0ughsndviewpoinswihinhesu
sec0ec.WecnfiseIonBuddh
Shkmunibuonowhieshedesn
wnus0elupnhim0eve.Thisisikesuden
eIingnechesinschIbubecminginde
penclenegduin.Likewisebefoewe
ingeenighenmenweneedeIYonBud

l4
dhShokmunindBuddhAmibh0sou
eches.

WheeisheBuddh?TheBuddhiswihinhe

sus0sBucdhoShokmunisedinheninie
Suooncl8uddhAmibheIedushough
heFoeighGe0Vows.Reingnheeochings
wihinhesuiseing0nheBuddh.Wewulc
dwelIopciceeoneswhheBucldh
ughusocl00efinmdoinglnhiswwe
wiIbeuendgodsudensAppIinghiscon-
cepin0uciivingis0eunndeluponhe
Dhmewel.

TheSngh0heSngheweepesenspu
indhomnsinheSixPincipIesHmn.
Cnsequenlwheneveweseemnkndnun
wednwnodweonwhehehispes0nis
gecuIivo0ovi00opeceps.Whehe
heeenoisnuc0ncen.Seeing
monknunemindsusoseewhehewe0u-

seIveshoveIivedbheSixPincipesHmno
hvecuivedpuiomind.T0uIokeefugeis
knwhwoeflec0nouselvessincewesiI

hveIlhesmebodhbisndecommiing
hesmeenseshvingbeendeudedoinfinie
ens

lw0uIdbehelpuIfBuddhissseupheTi

l45
peewesinheihome.Whenwemokeeingso
heBuddhsue0picuewewiIbeeminded
howeneed0bewkenedHow?Whenousix

sensesencuneheexenIenvionmenwe

w0udncliscimineochogiveisen
hughs.FoexmpIemediinisnogivingise
ndiscimininghughs0ochmens.Thus
onechieveshighleveIowisdomndisbe0
seesiuoionscel.HweveodinYpeopIe
ikeususehefsemindndconsongiveise
wndeingonddiscimininghughsndch
mensinhesesiuions.TheppenceeveY
hingweseeisse.nceweh0veundesood
hesepinciplesndlenedhwnhvewn-
deinghughsndochmenswecnIsbe-
cmeBodhisv8uddh

TkingheTheeRefugesisbeginningsepin
pcicingBuddhism.Fmheewep0ceedn
heundinThevdBuddhismhenM-

honBuddhismheThidCndiinwhichis
cmpised:

8GeneoingheBdhimind
9DeepIYbeIievinginheLwCusend
Eec

I0ReciingnduphdingMhoYnosus

l6
nd

IIEncuginghesnhephEnligh-
enmen.

BefepcicingMhnBuddhismwe
needogeneeheBodhimindBodhimens
wkeninghusheB0dhimindisnwkened
mind.HwwiIIwebewkened?Whenweise-
Iizendundesondhhiswodisuosue-
lngS.

Up0ncefuIndi0nobseinofscie
wemYinducnclusionsigheningL0king
bckoveheshieosweseehpeopIe
used0bekindendmecnsidee.Wheeos

peopIen0wdsemoesefishndusuIon
hinkbeneiingneseloheexpense0hes.
Thisselishnesshsceedch0icwdmking
evenhecIimebnom.Theeoeheishing
ingeneinghe8dhimindiseIizehhis
woIdisilledwihsuffeingsndhoheWesen
PuendisfiledwihbIiss.Tuewkeningiswhen
weseek0escpehesesueingshenoin
hppiness.
Secndwkeningishespiionbenei
ondheIpIsenienbeingsohinkohesncl
n00neseWheheugenneedsfsen

l47
ienbeings?Theeisnhingmoeimponhon
heBuddhlsechings.Thusumospessing
needisnuuingnciningecuesocninue
pssnBucldhismTddueoudvncecl
piningskisnumeoussushvebeendisibued
hughouhewoclbuegeulewpeopelec-
uenhem.Sincepeplehveheendenco
misundesndhemeningswihinhesuswe
needuIifiedpepeoecueonndexploin
hem.Todhebeswobeneiohesis0in
lecuesondhesmeimegininnumebe
meis.Wewokowdhisgwihgeoe
nminclnusfoneWPcee0cun
bu0hewhlewoldlnI0nec0unYpospes
ndheohesoepohepowiIlenvnde-
senhepospeousedingconicsowse.
H0wcouIdwepsshedspeceulknowing
his?IfeveYneispspeushenoIwiIbehppY
ondpecefu.
nceheeis0gdnumbeofIecues0heIp
hesceuncesnchepinciplesfheBucl-
dhlsechingshewiinungduhelp0h-
esineochingwokeningobeokhoughdeusin
ndescpesueinghusininghppiness.Thisis
hemsbeneiciIwuspuheBdhimind
inpcice.

l8
TbeieveceepinheLowCusendEffec
doesnsimpIefeollWhgesoundcomes
und.Thepf0undmeningisMBeingminduIo
BuddhAmibhishecusendbecming8ud
dhishecnseuence.
FhePuendpciioneeciingndup-
hoIdingMhonoSuscnbeccompishedb
eciingheIninieieSuDevingdeepino
0nemehclcnbechievedbconcenoing0n
0nesu.weclonhinkhisissuicienheou
ohesusondnecommenYofhePueLnd
SchooIcuIdlsbeeciedThesesixemoe
hnenughSimpIlwhemookeoond
Iuish.Finolweencougehes0nhepho
enighenmen.TheisheepsfheThidCon-
dii0nbeneiheseTheIsoneechesuso
dedicehebenefiswehoveeceivedlhes;
heIphem0undesndpcicendsucceed
inheicuivinoBuddhism.Whenining
chievemeninheBuddhlsechingswesuc-
ceeclinininginfiniewisdm.

meSixHmnies

TheTheeCndiinseheisTheFive

GuideIines0fhefundion0Pueondpcice.

l49
WehveebecmeBuddhsodepfm
hiswoIdEvenwhenwebecmesBuddhwe
d0n0IeovebehindsBuddhswnoheIpII
senienbeingsinheendiecions.
H0wdoeswegelongwihoheshm0ni
ous?TheBuddhsesixpincipesousolow
NnehesepplicbIewihinoBuddhis
cmmunibu0IsoinoIgnizinsgups.
WhenwekeeugeinheTipeewesheeis
singTeunndeup0nheSnghhe
mswhoespecIgoups.IlGupmens
gheing0pepe.Inusociehesmes
gupfpepeismiIgeneisnoin
ndhegesisheuni0nfmnYnins.Acu
IlhewhoIewdisgupowhichwele
p.WhYisBuddhiscmmunihemspecius
fgoups?ThesixuIeshhe8uddhsef
BuddhiscommuniiesesmehingIIismembes
Iwmokinghisguphemsw0hfespec
ndbeingIemdeoII.
TheisoheSixPincipesHmnisshe
hesmegsndviewpinsinhewocs0es-
bIishcommncnsensus.EveYnewihinhis
gupshoessimiIh0ughsndviewpinsp-
viclinghefundinIivinginhmn.IeveY
nehsdiffeenviewpinsndideshencnfIics

l50
wudbeunovidbIemkinghegupdisc
dn.hee0eshinghesomegsndview
p0insisveimponmkinghishefisheSix
PincipIes.
ThesecndhePincipesisbseehe
smepecepsnduIes.Theeeb0hbdnd
nowmeningswihinhewdI!Pecep.The
nITwmeningincludesuphIdingheiveen
IYpes0npecepsmnkIsnunlspecepso
BdhisovpecepsndheBudclhlsechings.
Inbclesensellbseingpecepsliincludes
bidingbeiueecusmsulesndIwshe
eniewId

Tdohughhedvncemenoechnog
inveIndc0mmunici0nouspheeoociviis
nIimiedoucunbuexponds0hec0un-
iessweII.Whehesighseeing0nbusinessvis
iinghesiisesseni0bseehelcIcusms
ndwsliveinhmnhusbeingweIcmed
ndespecedbohes.ThispincipeispcicI
ndbingsi0hes;heeoeuphdingBud-
dhispecepssincIudes0owinghecusms
ndIowshecun.Allgvenmenswecme
Iwobidingciizenss0uIpom0eondbe
benecBuddhismisupholdhepeceps.
Wihhissbsepepeculdhenh0mniusI

l5l
livewihugumensndshehelopcic
inggehe.Whenivinggeheondshnngo
cmmoncnsensusogupwuldnuIn
hvencnlicsTpcicewihhesmegol
ncchieveimpvemendiwucensue
h0hecmmuniYwoudexpeiencenclinne
pece.

ThelsofheSixPincipesisshebenefis
hmoni0us.8eneiseeooucinecessiies.
ASnghcesn0meeepesencommunio
mnksnclnuns.AhmehemiIcnspoc-
iceBuddhismndcc0dwihheSixPincipIeso
HmnmkeupsnghEvenwihincm-
pneveYonefmheempehewokes
cnpciceBuddhismomkeupsngh
Theeoesnghh0svebodmeningWihin
Snghwesiveshebeneis.F0lef-hme
pepeimensh0vinghesmemnneiving
fmhebbo0onewihnomesp0nsibiiies
wihinhecommunieveYnesheshesme
mnneoIivingwihnospecilemen.
WewouIddowelIolivebheSixPincipesf
HomonIenhwbeegelongwihh
es.Whenwih0heognizionsgupse
gdessfwhehenhef0wheSixPinci
pIesH0m0nweusevesneedccdwih

l52
hespiiohesePincipIesoulllowheBud-
dhIseochings.
BuddhsndBdhisvseoubese
mdelswhieweeobego0doemodeIsfoh-
eswhenBuddhiss.ThisishespiiBud-
chismjusingouownbehvioinuencend
beneioheshuspomoingBuddhism.Wedn
eochohesinheomsensebusimpIlehem
bseeus.husudilcnducndpcice
cnunbusivelndimpecepiblhelpinIu
encendchnge0heslikeBucldhsoB0dhi-
svsmniesinginhiswcoechsenien
beings.

memeeLenings

hehidguideineisheTheeLenings:cisci
pineconcenoinndwisdom.TheTheeLen-
ingssummizeheechings0mBuddh
ShkmunindheBuddhsinhepspesen
ndfuue.TheGeCnonSusisdividedin0
heeseci0ns:susvinpecepsndsss
ocmmenies.Susincudeheechingsof
mediinvinincIudesheechingsofdisci-
pIineopecepsssincudesheeochingsf
wisdm.TheseTheeLeningsofdiscipIineconcen-

l53
0ion0ndmedi0inepesenhecefhe
8uddhlsechings.
TheeochingspecepspIcemsemphsis
nuIeseguIins0ndIws.Theehhsu
sesnchonges:spnngsumme0uumnndwin-
e.WeneedulesndwsosuccessuIIineoc
wihpeopIeondm0eshusenoblinghemembes
scieY0enYowondefulnduiIIinglie.A
wdbsenfIwonddeisw0dchs.

AIh0ughwem0pssessg0dfounendweIh
wem0siIbeunhppivinginfeo0ndinsecuiY.
Wh?Wehovediscdedlwondode.Thepe
cepshoughIexplinhepnncipIesmehodsnd
heevemindweneed0bingbouIwnd
de.TheTheeeoningscIeIexpinhiscon
cep.WepciceheBuddhlseochingsinode
oinheuIimepeecwisdm.ncewe
uncovehisinnewisdmwewiIknwheueeol-

iYfliendheuniveseincudinghowes0e
ou0iginIbiliies.
TheBuddhooIdushIlsenienbeingspos
sess0Buddhlswisdmndviuousobiliies.WhiIe

heknowIedgehepspesenonduueisp
0unginbiiYheeunfoun0eIYcoveed
ndhiddenbudeIusi0nDeIusionoccuswhen
hemindheisn0siIwhiIenenighenedone

l54
emoinsunfecedWhenusixsensesencune
heenvinmenumindhemvesgivingise
wondeingh0ughs.
TheBuddhughnumeouswsopcice
swecneminunecedinIIsiui0nsn

givingiseonwndeingdiscimininghoughs
chmenshusec0veinguiginIcpbiIi
ies.Thissemindisdeepcncenin.Cui-
v0iniscecingueneushoughsspeech
ndbehvio.Whoehesnddsfhese?

The0ediscipIinenclcncenion.Discipineis
heexenlsnddndpecep0bsei0nishe
inenIsndd;concenionishesndd
hepuemindTheexensnddisveYimp-
onbumuchmeimp0nisheinensn
ddbecuseihepsus0chieveugoinhe
pciceoinwisd0m.
Wihdisciplineweinhecnceni0nh
givesisewisdm.Thisulimepefecwisdmis
cIedllAnu-Smk-SmbdhiIIHwdowe
isoinpopeeizionheneundppe
eizinndinlpeeccompeeeizin?
TheseIeveIs0finmendependnhesengh
cncenionheexenofhepuiomindAs
BuddhisshegoIupciceisPeecCm
peeEnlighenmen.Iwedepfmues0fde

l55
ndpuiY0mindweenpcicingBuddhism.
NmewhichmehdwepcicewheheBud
dhNmeChningpecep0bseionmno
ecioinZenmediin;iwednfoIwhe

guideIineswecnninhepuemindA
wudbeuswindowdessing.Wihnedegeef
puemindwe0innedegeewisdm.Wih
wodegees0puemindwe0inwdegeesf
wisdmec.heeepcicingccodingInd
moininingndpecinghepuemindwhich
givesiseuewisdmisexcepinIimp0n.

meSxPomosPincipes

ThefuhguideIineisheSixPincipIesPomi-
oshehepim0VIivingpnncipIesfBdhi
svs.Echpincipeencmpossesouwhewo
Iiving;exmpleheisoheSixPincipesis
IlGiving.lISomepeopIehinkogivingssimpIYd
ningm0ne.AcuIIhisisnIne0fheininie
kindsgiving.Fmheppe0ncegivingisscn
ficingnesegive0hes.Hweve0misin-
insicnouegivingiseingg.
Wecnpcicegivingouwehphsicl
sengh.Foexmpeohmemkekeepshuse
diIYpvidingcmoobeenvionmenfohe

l56
fmiI.Wih0uppeundesndinghish0me-
0

mkemeeIhesediIchoeseepeiive;
h0wshingclhesndcokingmeIseboing
fhowevehehmemkeceundesndsh
heosheiscuIivingheBodhisvWbpc
icingheSixPincipeshenheShewibefiIed
wihIo.ChnglngnelspecepInofd0inghe
smechoeswihgivingnn-chingheis
pcicinghepincipeogiving.N0nd0es0ne
sevehewh0emilbkeepinghehousene
buonels0sevessoemde0elives

ndneighb0s.InhiswnIus0nebubeings
benei.neishusfmiIoem0def0mi-
iesWhehemngingos0eobusinessbeing
0lemdeIo0hesispcicIngheBodhisvo
Winguidingsenienbeings.Thepincipefgiv-
ingcnbeexpnded0heininieuniveseond
bendWihhisexensivebdmindednessneis
Mhon8dhiSv
Givingisc0mpised0fheeceg0ies:weIh
echingndeessnesshegiving0wehin-
cudesinenlndexenweh.Inenoweh

inv0vesII0f0umenndphsic0bsh
beneiohesExenweIhishegivingl
hehingseg.m0nedecGiningweIh
isheesuIogivingwelhThegivingoechingis

l57
hewiingnessinsucheswhiIen0selfishlY
hdingbocknknwIedge.Iisd0oubesin
educingwiIingsudens.AsesuIweginine-
igencendwisd0m.ThegivingeIessnessin
cludesshingwooheIsesndp0viding
eeIingfsecui.AsesulweginheoIhnd
ngie.M0spepewishweIhineIIigence
wisdmhe0Ihondngie.Whenheeisgd
cuseog0dewdwifIw.Wedneceive
ewdwihuispIninghegodc0use.B
pcicing0Iheekinds0fgivingwepeecI0
inIheseewds.

bseingceuwewiIlseehheee
nmnYwhhve0lIhewish.S0meweoIh
empesdnpssessgeineIIigencewis
d0mbuhveineIigenondwiseempleeswk
ingundehemflIwingheiinsucins.Thesein-
eigenndwiseempeeshvecuivedwis-
dominheipsIivesbudidncuIivegodo-
une.nhehehndheseempYescuIived
gdunebudidncuivoewisdm.Cuse
ndeecmbecmpexbunhoddisin-
guish.Thususing8uddhispincipesbsees
cieenobIesusoknwhw0cnducouseIvesin
heuue.

neliuewisdmismeimponhon

l58
god0une.Wehisgdfunebuhwwe
usendIceweoIheuies0higheve0wis
dmWihuwisdmpssessingwelhmYled
usoceeininiebdkommbddeeds

hinkingweedinggdWihuwisdmwe
eunbedisinguishuemflseppefom
deviedighfmwngbeneficiolfmhm
u.enweeigno0nfhvingcnducedu-
selvesinneneuSmnne.

AIIhesepincipesoeexpIinedveYcIeIin
LioFonlsFuessns.Wihingdndbdhee
exissuendoIsehIndfulIighndwng
Fmisppencewhmppe0beue
gooddeeddueochongesinisnuesmeime
ecnunuhvebeenbdne.nhe
hehndwhminiiIIppeo0be0bd
deedcnunuhvebeengdone.
heeeweneedinsighundesndheu
cmegdndbddeedsondn0oudge
hembYheiiniiol0ppeo0nce.Weneedhigh
eveIfwisd0mundesnddeepInd0befo
sigheden0ughdisinguishcoITecheuh.
ThesecndpincipIeisPecepbse0inl
which0Ishsbdmening.WeIIwhe
Buddhlsechingsccdswihhecus0ms0
scieYndbidebYheulesndIwsc0un

l59
Y.Inb0hhespiiheIowsweIIsheIee
lIuIesndlwsneedbeowed

ThehidpnncipleiSMPienceIIPiencein
cudesIngempiencewheheinecingwih
peplem0esblecs.AsheBuddhex-
pinedinheDi0mndSugdhmisined
fompiencendendunce.T0succeedineihe
wdIspiiudhmwemush0vepience.
Wihuiweconn0inchievemenHving
hispienceoenduewhhesconnowe
chievewhohescnn.nhenwiIwec
cmplishgedeeds
TheuhpincipIeisllDiIigence.llDiligenceis
seekingfcusedimp0vemend0iIYnYing
dvnceinm0nYdieendiecinsAdv0ncing
wihdiIigenceoce0inIeveIwe0inconcen
in.Thiscncen0indoesnsimpIYmeoncuI
ivingwhiIesiinginIuspsiioncing0wII.l
ishveimhdoumindndnoobeinu

encedbexenlcndiins.Thisccdswihhe
DimndSueminunmvedbndun0-
ched0nphen0menn.N0chingn
phenmennisnbeenicedbemp0ins
mexenlinfuences.Wechievecncenin

whenweeunmovedbphenomenqsuchos
heodvncemenfscieniicechn0gsocn

l60
usingYedozzIingooueesIisseeingeveYhing
cIeIndkn0winghoisinuiivewisdmhe
p0nwisdom.lnhiswwewiIhenlivehppiIY
FexmpIewhenwebuefige00use
ndminininiceiconsle0senes.
DuingheseeneosheewiIbeimpvemens
ndchngesineigemnucuingWiIIwe
wnoexchngeinewone?Whenheeis
noneednewnendwecninueusei

wehvecncen0i0n.Whenweemvedupn
seeingnewm0clelinhesendwnbui
eploceheldoneidhoguesswiIlugh
heelsoppeonce;wehveneihec0n
ceni0nnwisdm.Livinginhisw0wewud
nbehppYbecuseouincmewouIdsIip
hughufingesusYing0keepupwihnew
poducs.BuddhismcshisMowhocmes
mkeussueinhiscseoempus0spendl
uhdeonedmone.AuIwisepesnwuId
beunmvedndiveohppulfilingiewihu
woies0ficinsunikeodinpeope.

meTenGeoVwsf

UnveSWhyBdhisv

TheihndIsheguideIinesisheTen

l6l
GeVowsoUnivesWoh8dhisvUniveF
sWhB0dhisvisunIiken0heBdhisv
duehisgebodmindednesswheehiseveV
h0ughisohepingsenienbeings.Hedesn
hinkohimsehismiIcounVw0Idbufhe
ininieunivesendbendechinguepeec-
in.WihhisgebdmindIhhepcices
iSge
TheodeinpcicingBuddhismisbeIiefunde
sndingpcicendoinmen.isweneed
hveunwveingbeieffwihouiweeunbIe
ccepheBuddhoIsechings.Iisnhes
insihisbeliefsidependsnfinicncli-
i0n.InBuddhismhesecnciinsincudegd
0sgdunemeisviuesndcuse.Wih-
uheseiwuIdbeexemediicuIhvehis
unwveingbeie.InbeIievingweneedisbe
ievehwepssessheBuddhonuendhwe
cndefiniebecmeBuddhSecondweneed
hvecnidenceinuiginlecheBuddh
ShkmuniknwinghhewudnIieus.We
sneedobeIievehwhhegemses
ndPichshvepssedd0wnusisuhfu.
H0wevesimpbeievingisnenough.
EquoimponishweseekhecoTecnd
peecundesnding.Afeundesndingwe

l62
needooccmpIishpciceoppIBuddhis
pincipIesmehdsndleveIsoinmeninu
doiIivingLosIhe0inmenisp0vewihin
udiIivesh00lheechingsndunde
sndingsoecec.
LelIhvehe0dsomeeI0wp0cii0nes
meninhIckingobessingmnEseicMos
ewuldseemmkeusineihesIneI

iehesekindsobessingIheecive?In
AmeicqmoneIowpciinesweesenhusi
sicb0uhisiuhhewoudevendiveen
husmeusindMsebincn-
secin.AehecmebockIskedhemif
heh0duncveedheiwisdmndhdewe
Iicins.Thehnesshkheihedsndsid
n.Isidiocnsecinischievedbspinking
ewdpsweonhehe0dhenwemighs
wegkeshoweoeceiveogecnseco-
in.

Nundesndingheuechoceisics0nd
meoningsbehindIIheiuIseveIsveYsd
phenomenonin8uddhism.M.NinChuHung
whwsonEseicmosesedvecIeIinhis
commenYohelDinieLifeSucLMTheconsec-
inisblessing0compssinndkindness;nels
hedsmboIizeshecoinsiIIinginhepesonhe

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usndingechingsfhe8uddh.Il

l64
CHAPTERIVE

THEPURELANDSCHL

T0dswepcicehePueLondmehod
weknwhheninieLieSuqisveVimpon
suhusisosupemeDhmPssingonheIni
nieieSundheAmibhoSuoohes

bingshemgeconsecin.Reciinghesu
nceisoeceivecnsecoionnceomIIhe

BucldhsinheendiecionsReciinghesuo
wiceisoeceiveconsecionwicemIIhe

Buddhs.Theeeweneed0undesndhe

mehodinpcicingsomhefundin0
heheeCndiions.

Assideieheisc0ndiionisbeiil

ndespecuwdpensndeches;obe
compssinendnkiIlnIivingbeing;ndo
culiveheTenGodConducsCuIivinbegins
omhee.Iwehinkhweconn0ccmpIish
hebvehennm0ehwwepciceiisonl
supeficiI.Iisimponus0pciceenes
occmpIishhesecndiinswemonoin
heuebeneismheBuddhlsechings
UIimeweeunhePuendmehd
Wh?TeunhePuendmehdiswhI
BuddhsecmmendwedInheAmiobhSuq

165
IIheBuddhsinhesixdiecinspisehePue
Lnd.InheInfinieieSuqBuddhShkY0muni
wsveceinpisingBuddhAmibhshe
msespecedwihhebighesoighhekingf
0IBuddhs.WheneuningndeIingupn0
BuddhwhwuIdbebeehnhebes?Bud

cIhShkmunidiclnskusoeunndeY
upnhimsebuheupnBuddhAmibhqf
heisheuIimeBuddho0lBuddhS.

lnheFoweAdnmenSuweseehb0h

M0nusnncUniveS0IWohBdhisvssugh
bihinheWesenPuendheWesenPue

LndweensemkbIewhwudhesew
BdhisvsofheHwDznwdwngo
hispicuIoPuend?ThelninieifeSuex-
pIoinswhwewuIdwnch0nBuddhAmi
bhlsnmendbebninhePuendIwe

wuIdecieheIninieLieSumeoenondIis

enecuesniwewuIdcmeo0deepe
0ndmemeninguIundesndingndcuIivi0n.
lwednowishspendmeimeondeneg
seekheuhoIifendheunivesehenIIw-

ingheechingswihinhissu0w0udbesuicien
ondpefec.Wh3Inheuueeweoebn
inhePueLnduwisdmviuusbiIiies0nd

enmenswilbeeuhse0BuddhAmi-

l66
bh.WewilIhencIeundesndheuh
Iiendheunivese.Thussncienwisepeple
ensidhePuendmehdisoshcuhe
ulimeEnIighenmen.
Using0hemehodsweke0ngcicuious
oueochieveEnighenmen.Seekingbihin
hePueLondisheshcuhensuesus-

iningEnIighenmeninneieime.Fmhiswe
knwhhismehdisusndingndbend
cmpisn.AIBuddhsBodhisvs0ndpsP-
ichshvepisedhismehodIiseoppo
uniusoencouneiinhisIieime.Asissidin
he0peningveseohesusllDiiculencoun
eininfinieeonsllHvingencuneediinhislie
imeiwudbeunbebIsdIehiseso
0ppuniiespssusb.IoccussineuenIin
ininieeonsweneecl0hodnighonIeg
enndpcicesenesIndsincees
wecn

l67
The

Thee

Reuges

VenebeMseChinKung
lTAKINGREFUGEINTHETRIPLEjEWE<SII

sII\|GAPREI992

DeeII0wpciionesdweeging
conducheIniiionCeemnoheTipIeewes
whicheheBuddhheDhmndheSn9h
IwouldikeocoiwhokingeugeinheTipIe
ewelsmenssinceheehovebeengowingmis
undesndingsinmclenimesInde0ephe
uebeneiswemusisseIehesemisunde-

sndings.
WhisBuddhism3ISieIigion?Buddhismis
noeigi0nbuhehemspoundnd
whlesomeeducoionbosed0n0ninees
BuddhoShk0munilsechingsollsenienbe
ings.Aslec0IIinI923I.ingWuuYngspoke
heUnivesiofZhong-Shon.TheiIeohisIecue
wsMBuddhismisNeiheReligionnooPhiIsoph
buheEsseniolhedenW0dThisIecue

wosninsighubekhoughhshookhecon
empVChineseBuddhiswod
SinceBuddhismisneducoinwhexc
eisbecivesmeh0clsndpinciples2sedu
cinlbeciveisheIpsenienbeingsunde
sndheuhheDhmwhichisdeineds
heechingsheBuclclhs2duieswsnc

l7l
dcines3hingsevensphenmeneveY
hingSimppuheuhheDhmddesses
hecuseshiniioeIhephenomenoiend
heunivese.ieees0ouseveswhileheuni-

veseefesoouivingenvinmen.Theefoehe
educi0nIconenBuddhismdiecsusogin
ceundesndingofouivingenvi0nmennd
ouselves.

Nwdshe0mIeducionssemonI
subscibes0piundesndingfheunivese
whichhseobepven.MoeoveweesiI
discussingndinvesiginghisimiedpnYe
kn0wingenughdwhececconclusions.
Unf0uneeveneigionscnnop0videcom
pehensiveondsiscYexpnionsoIies0
wh0lendeonIconinedoimiedeohe
uh.Theefoehepfoundndexensiveeduc
ioncnenBuddhismisessenileveYsen
ienbeing
TheboundYofoulivingspceisnoesiced
cioegionoevenushepIoneeh.
heeeglxiesinuespocecmpisecloin-
numeblepnesnwhichexis0dvncedIie
mshoemuchmeineigenhnhumn
beings.AIhesegIxieseoIsoulivingenvin
men.Fuhemepmhespcedimensin

l72
heeissoimedimensionwhichexendsm

hepshughhepesenndinoheuue.
Thusheenvinmeninwhichweiveconsissofn

ininiemogniudespcendime
ucuenomoIeduciondesn0cove

suchonexensivediscussinohisinfinie|iving
spocendimeEvenhewelespecedConu-
cionismninvovessinglelieimenging0m
bih0dehnduimeIsongelionship
hIinksus0uncess.heechings0Con-
uciusbeIuchonhehevenIbeingsoghss
buinsedcusnhwobehvesnh0n0

bepeson.IncnsuddhShkmuniceI
ndpeciseIdescibedheFuSgeRelms
whicheBuddhBdhisvPYekbuddho
ndSund-hee.Ap0mheouSgeReIms
eheSixRemsoReinconinofhevenIbe-
ingsAsushumnsnimIshungYghssncl
hes.LevesowkeningnkheseFuSge
RemsndheSixRe0lms.oexompIeBuddhs
j

hvehemswkenedmindswhilebeingsinhe
helshvehem0sdeIudedmindsBYcmbining
heSixReoImsndheFuS0geReImswehve
heTenReIms.Thesec0mpiseouexisingliving
spcendiisesseniIusocIeundesnd
hem.

I73
AeweundesndheuhfIifendheuni

veseuhughsviewpinsspeechndbeh0v
iwuldnuIldifembee.lnhepsu
deIudedmindndeTneousviewpinsIedin
ceccinsheebceingbdkmwhich
ishefuueeibuinesuingomonelshoughs
speechndcin.AccdingheundmenI
wfCuse0ndEecunvidbIeconse

quenceswiIesuomceingkmsg0de-
sulscomemgdkmndbdesuscme
mbdk0mneceoesneIswndesin;n0
onecnsepinobehecnsequencesu
cins

Aswecnseehughundesndinghe
uhlifendheunivesewilbnngusininie
beneis.nceweundes0ndnddeepIbeieve
inhewCusendEecwewiIIncee

nmebodkmIwedonceenYme
kmhenwewiInhovebehecnse

quences0uishuschievingwhheBuddh
feuenlefeedinhesusssupssinghe
TenRems.FmheCusendEecpinf
viewheFuS0geRelmseheesuIsfdiIigen
cuivinnd0inmenwhieheSixRemse

hec0nsequencesgdbddeeds.TheSix
RelmsconbefuhecegizedinheThee

l7
GdReoImsfhum0nsAsusndhevenIbe
ingsnclheTheeBdRelmsheIshungghss
0ndonimoIs.

Afeundesondingkmndiscnse
cuenceswewieinmceingonYme
kmlesnnboclnes.80ppinghe
bvecncepsud0illiveswewilIboin
wheveV0newishes:hppifepIeosn
fmilsuccessuceeh0mniussciep0s-
peusn0i0nondpecefuIwIdnIheBud
clhlseducoincmpeeIpvideshesoIuino
humnilssechuehppiness.CIeunde
sndinghisweeIizehohiseducoionisessen-
ieveYne.Sincehiseducinencmp0sses
ininiespcendimeisupssesdifeencesinno
inIicepIiicofilioin0ndeiginIn
hewdsiisoosenienbeingsinheIine
Relmsbeowh8uddhs.

TheeeseveIex0mpesinhesusbu
difeeneligiusIIoweswhenedheBud-
dholseochingsduingBuddhoShokomunilsime.
TheFoweAdonmenSuoondheE0hSeSu

eIIespecivelHindupies0ndodughe
HindupieswhbdheingheBuddh0is
echinghve0inedheeveIfB0dhisv
F0mheseexmpIesweundes0ndh0heBud

l75
dhlseducinindeednscendseIigiusbeliefs
ndhnYeIigiuslwescnbenefif0mi
Theeducinlssem0undedbYheBuddh
issimiooucnempeduci0nssem.
Foexmpebec0mingnAhisequiven
ening0UnivesiBchelsdegeendbecom
ingBdhisvisequivIeneningMsels
degee. Buddhohdhehighesdegeeis
ecluivlen0Ph.D.F0IwesfneIiginc0n
inhesesgesoenighenmen.sinecessV
obndonnelseiginndIenheBudchjs
educinbinenIighenmen?DeinieIn.
Ifneweegschsudboodpu-
sueknwIedgenddvncemen0neneedn
chngeninoieIigin.Inhewdshe
puposesudingdesnconlicwihnionoIi
eIigionec.
Theee8uddhismisneducin.iIessuch

sAhBdhisvndBuddhenhingbu
Mdegeellnomes.Regdessudieenceswe
shochievehesedegeeseuIIsI0ngswe
diIigenfowheechings.Thushelniiion
CeemnofheipleewesismIYenIIne
insch0wheeBuddh0ShkYmunieoches
heblecivemehdsndpnncipIesining
enIighenmen.

l76
SinceBuddhShkomuniesbIishedBud
dhismweckn0wIedgehim0sou0iginleche.
AcuIYheeis0nneecheBuddhShk-
munill8uddhiss.BdhisvssuchosnIusi
smbIizingwisdmSmnbhdsmbIizing
gevowsndAvoIkieshvsmblizingcm
pssinweeIheBuddhlseiesudens.T
dweooeheBuddhlssudens.TheseBdhi
SvSeuschmesseniswhsudied

beeuswhieweoeeshmen.Asheesenis
ndh0vehebiiechusBuddhsBdhi
svsndAhsenobIecsowshipbu
hesmeonewecnespecndIeonm.
Whisheuimeg0IoheBuddholsedu
ci0neThesusechushiisAnu

SmYkSmbodhiThisveimponndweI-
especedphoseisnsieedmSnskiin-
de0keepisiginponunciin.lmenshe
highesp0pendcompeeenlighenmen.Sim-
psidicnbeinepeedsheuimepe
ecwisdm.Wheve0binsiwiIbeobIeoinui

iveknwndsenseevespec0heueeIiY
ofIifendheunivese.bininghiswisdmnd
biIiisheuimeglheBuddhlssu-
dens.

The8uddheochesushheuimepefec

l77
wisd0misinne.The Av0mskoFloweAdn

mn-gsoesEvl
!nn1gsoeslEvebeingpssesseshesme
wisdmndviuouscpbiiiessBuddhs.llWhY
dowenhovehiswisd0mnw?isbecusef

MwndeinghughsndchmensllThissoe
menceeveIshewcuses0hwweem
pihovelsuiginocpbiIiies.Wnde
inghughsnd0chmensenwihin0ub
sicnue;heefehecnbedisc0dedLike
dispesinghecudsehesunshinehughwe
emvew0ndeinghughsndchmensf0m
umindndcuiveviuees0euBuddh

NuehuscmpIeeIecveinguinn0eobiIi-
ies.

lnpcicehwdwecuIivoe?FmolIYok
ingefugeinheTipeeweIsisheiniioIsepsi
sYmbizes0skingVeneblesmnksnunspss
nw0YsfBuddhiscuIivi0n.T0kingRefuge
mensindsheIeh0wecneunndelY
onwhBuddhisscoIlReun0heoheshe.lI

Inp0cicemwheedweeunndupnwh
dweeIY?WeeunndelupnheTipe
eweIsfhe8uddhlheDhmndheSngh
InheissepweenndenheBud
dhlIBuddhisSnsklwdmeoningwe
nessndundesnding.Whenwekeeugein

l78
heBuddhwe0eeuningm0udeIudedse
mindndelingupnnwkenedunde
sndingmind.P0icipinginheIniiinCee-
mnYndoccepinghe8uddhlse0chingse
heissepshewkeninginbecmingwe
fheimp0nceIeninghiseducoin.
TheSixhPichZenMseHuiNengused
difeenppochinexpIiningheTipeewes
HedidnusehewdSllBuddhDhm0nd

Songhllfe0pm0ingmiscncepinsinhe
TipIeewels0uuegeneins.Hewsfid
hSBuddhismwspssedmgenei0n0
geneiniheusedhesewodspepew0ud
fme0neusviewsuomicIIhinkingo
sueheBuddhewesuheDh0m

eweI0ndBuddhismnknunf0heSongh
ewe.Theseenwhweshudeun.Ac-

u0llwesh0udkeeugeinouSef-N0ueBud
dhA8dhisvsedITheSe-NueAwe

nessisinn0e.TheeoewhBuddhShkomuni
meninkingefugeinheBuddhisnoseek
peci0nundehiswingbueunfmude-
IusivemindndelupnheinneSeue
Buddh.IisesseniIfneoundesndheim

p0ncefeuningnelsSeIfNue.
Inhesecndsepwekeefugeinhe

l79
DhmeuningmdevionviewSbeling
upnppeviewsndundesonding.Dhm0is
heppecompehensi0nondviewpinofliend
heuniveseTheDhmeweisheininieinne
wisdomoSe-Nuelsefeed0shePin
Wisdom.ReIinguponuPnWisdmcec
oueoneushughsspeechndbehviishe
meningkingefugeinheDhmewe.
AmongheTheeeweIsheDhmishepimo
neweshouldeon.InhisdncgePon
WisdomwibeupimVconcen.
Hweveouinnewisdmcnnobeesed

inshime.ThenwhShoudweIow2Sus

eecdsoheBuddhlsechingshdescibe
heuhofheunivese.Bef0e0uPnWisd0m
hsbeenulIecveedwefolI0wheechingsin
hesuosndusehemsguideIine.Iouhink-
ingcoincideswihhesushenoucompehen
sioniscec.FoexompeheBuddhechesus
especondkeceooupoensondeoch
es0bec0mpossinebnkiIingndopc
iceheTenGodC0nducs.PepIemwondein
hism0denogewhweshuIdbeolwingwh
he8uddhughheehousndesgWe
dsbecuseheSeINuePInWisdmisev-
esingondunchnged;hsewhbinihve

l80
hecpobiiYkn0weveVhinginhepospesen
nduuewihinheininieunivese.
Howevewemusbewoe0ouduensus.
Iisesousenc0unekesuosespeciIIin
modenwclhpomeseedmpubIic-
in.EssenilnnecnpubIishbooks.nn
cienimeswhensusiscmeChinechsu-
hdundegsicexmininbYexpes
IIowedbheempe0IsiciIsepveis
uhenici.Evenhesucommeniesn-
cienpi0chsundewenscuinfmhighc
complishedmnksndsch0Isohimebe0e
eceivingheEmpelsppovlfodisibuin.
Nowdsnooneeguesenoceshispcess
Theeoeweneedobeceuinveiinghe
uheniciosubchecking0isisinginhe
DgonChien-LongCnonoheSus.his
Cnonohi-eighvumeswscmpiedunde
hedecee0EmpeChien-nginI738.Pevius
cn0nsweemeicuIusceiiedbhemosc
complishedmnksondschoIsoheiimend
huss0seeseibeeeences.

nhehidsepwekeeugeinheSngho
ewe.UsedheeSnghodoesnomen0gup
mnksonuns.Theeewoepeseninspu
i0fmind0ndhomninie.FisSnghefes

l8l
livinginwYhkeepsumindswYf0m
empinswhiIeminininghepuiusix
sensesfsighsoundsesmeluchndmind
obecnhemodenwodpeplesuempI-
uinofmindspiindbod.Evenheehls
ecogicssemis-bnce.Theeehesin
hezneIeshelp0lIuinIIheskies.A
mseveVhingfomheskiesndheehohei
inhbinseconminedinonewo0nhe.
TodeveYneis0weoenvinmenplIuin.
GvenmenseIspmingenvinmenlp
eci0nensuebeeivingcndiins.H0weve
hweeciveoehesepecinpgms?is
quesinbe.ThepbIemcmesbckwhohe
BuddhoeveIedh0heenvinmenhede-

pendenvibechngeswihumindsheinde-
pendenv0ibIe.Ifheimpuiiesinumindcn-
nbeedic0edouenvinmenwilIneveech

sefpuiY.Theeeiwew0nimpove
heexenenvinmenweissinenolIbY
puiingumindTkingeugeinhehideweI
heSnghqhusmenseuningmp0IIui0nnd
eIingupnpuiYomind
Sec0ndheS0ngh0epesenshomniniv
ing.Hving0bseedhesueingsesulingmhe
dishomnbeweenpeopescuniesondeven

l82
eigionsheBuddhughusheSixPincipeso
H0mon.TheSixPincipeseheesseniIguide-
IineshlBuddhissneed0bsee.Whenwe
keeugeinheSnghweeeuningm
puin0nddishmnndeIinguponPuiYf
MindndheSixPincipesHomonY.Thushe
guideinesocuivoione:

TIingeugeinheBuddh
wenesswihudeusin

TkingeugeinheDhm
ppeviewpimswihudeviin
TkingeugeinheSngh
puwihupluin

TheseoehepimdiscipIinesinpcicing
BuddhismmhebeginningofcuIiv0inhe
inmenBuddhhd.

hemoinpupsebehind0kingheTheeRe
ugesiscuivoepcicingwkeningpope
hughsndviewpinsndpui.Fomnwoni
pepIeSkuswhweecuIivingwec0non
swehweecuIivingheTheeRefuges.Wh
eweIeoning?WeeIe0ning0ochieveheuI
imepeecwisdmhcomesmpeecing
heseTheeReugesWh00ehemehdsweuse

l83
cuivin?Theeeinnumebemehds

vibedependingonhebiindc0ndiionf
e0chindividu0pciine.eh0ds0enixed
bufexible.Hwevewemusemembehu

Ieningbecivew0seminshesme;wk-
eningpopehughsnclviewpoinsondpui.
FPueondpciioneshemincuIivin
mehodweuseischningBuddhAmibhls
nme.ThismehdisdvocedbMhs
hmppGe0SenghBodhisvinhe
SunmSu ndbSm0nbhdoUnives
WohBdhisvinhe AvmskFlowe
AdnmenSu

Inddii0nchningBuddhAmibhds
nmeweoIowheFiveGuideinesohelpusin0u
diIcuivion.FiswedvceCnuciuslFive
ViuesoGeniiKindnessRespeculnessThii-
nessndHumii.WeuseheseFiveViuesoculi-
veubdndmindPcicinghempvides
heoundoionoucuivi0nTheisleveis

cmpisedofheheeC0ndiionshede
scibedinheVisuizionSuTheFisC0ndiion

incudesbeingiIiIndespecuI0onelsp
ensndechesbbeingcompssionendn
kilingnivingbeingsndcpcicingheTen
GdCnducs.ThesecndCndiininc|udes(o>

l84
fIwingheheeReugesbbseingpeceps
lwsndcusmsndcbehvinginoppend
digniiedmonne.heThidCndiionincludes
geneinguB0chiMindbceepIbeievingin
heow0CusendEfecceciingndup-
hdingMhnSusnddencuogingh-
es0dvncenhephEnIighenmen.The
BuddhldushheTheeCndiionsehe

cuseshobughheBuddhshehee
imesndheendieci0ns0Enlighenmen.
Theeewecnnodwihouhisimponsep
inupcice.
PceedingupwdmheTheeCndiins
wedvncehesecndleveIwhichisheSix

PincipesHomn.TheFisPincipIeofHm0n
isshehesmeviewpinsgIs.TheewilI
bencnfIicinhewoIdifweIshehesme

hughsndviewpoins.hispincipeiesocee
cmm0nundesndingoIsenienbeingsThis
commonundesondingisbsednuSe-Nue
ndn0onBuddhShkmunilsopininHe
ughushowocuivendexpleuwnin
newisdmviuesondcpbiliies.Ween
imiinghim;oheweoeecliscveinguinbn
peni0l.HiseducionisuIexdinY.
Thesecndpincipleis0bseehesmepe

l85
ceps.PcicinghepecepsincudescuIiving
niudeflIwingscielslws0ndcusms.
nceeveYnesh0eshecmmnviewpoinsnd
isbeof0lwhewsciewibepe0ceund
pspeusndwdpeocewiIInuensue.
Anheimponpincipeisshebeneis
eu.nmdenscieiisbeneici0Ino0
h0vebigdieenceinweoIhbeweenpepIebu
cIsehegpbeweenhellhoveIsllond
hellh0ven0s.EuoIsh0ingweIhcnse
quenseleshecnicsvewe0hShoing
beneishmniuswih0hesisdeedwis
dmndecuiv0ingdfune.Thee-
snpeplednohveequlwelhcmesom
hediffeenseedsh0heYhvepeviousI
pnedpepIedidnplnhesmeseeds
h0wcnheexpecoheshesmefuis?he
BuddhoughhhsewhhesmeshuId
sh0ewihhsewhhesess.henheshing
beh0viobecmesheseedsh0wiIIbenei0ne

meIoe.Acc0dinghewoCusendE
ecppepIeneedcuivemegd0-
uneeceivebeehessinheuue.Inddi

inheweIhneedshoeheipssessinsin
deeminweoIhinheuue.nIbding
sowiIIhewldbecmepeceul.Thisuemen

l86
cmesmeningheBuddhlsechings
Puendpciinessundi0ncui
veheCnucinFiveViueshebsic

humni.FomheewedvnceheThee
CndiionsndheSixPincipesoHmnhe
heimponbsisbeepcicingBuddhism.
ThenheTheeeningseheundinbefe
pcicingMhnBuddhismhoincudesheSix
Pmis.FinIwepciceheTenGeVws
0fSmnbhdUnivesIWhBdhisvo
inBuddhho0disnodiicuIemembe

heseiveguidelines.Cmbininghiss0id0undin
wihchningBuddhAmibhlsnmewilIssue
usofbiningwhpeopehvewspusued
hmniousfmiliesuccessuIceend
pecefuscieY.Iowh0wehovecIeunde-
snding0whweeIeningndsinceewn
0IIwheechingsweneedpcicedii
genowdccomplishingouideIgo.Cn
seuenI0neeunsndeiesn0nelsTipeew
esofSefNue.

lnoddiion0hebscmfheTipIe
ewelsfSeNueheeehephsicms
seensBuddhlsimgessusnonksndnuns.
MkingeingsheBuddhlsimgeseesw
pup0ses.Fisihn0suiginIecheBuddho

l87
Shk0muni.EveYimewek0heimgewe
emembehegee0chingshepssednous.
SecndiisemindusemuIehe8uddh.

Whenweseehe8uddhlsimgeweemindou
seIvessivewkeningndno0bedeIuded.
SusseehesmepupsebYemindingush
wehve0keneugeinheDhmndneed
eecupnuviewpinsndc0mpehensi0n.
Simiseeing0mnkonunepeseninghe
Snghqc0nemindusheimpncefmin
iningpuiYfhesixsensesndhmonYwihh-
es.TheeeendinghephsicIfom0hei-
pIeewelsgeIbeneisusbecuseheYcon
snemindushephowkening.
Smep0ciinesendhephsicIomso
heTnpleeweshme.The8uddhlsimge
smbIizesheBuddheweIwhiIeheBdhisvIs
imgeepesensheSnghoeweI.Whenwe
hnheTheeSgesheWesenPuend
BuddhoAmiobh0smboizesheBuddheweI
ndAv0IkieshvndMh0shmppBd
hisvssmbizeheSongh0eweI.Fuheme
BuddhissuossmblizeheDhmeweI.These
heeemindusfhee0suesSeIN0uewihin

Us

heBuddhissu0shemfinielieSuis

l88
whecmmendhemstAlhughno
lenghheexcompIeeencompssesheBud
dhlsechings.ThusiisweIsuiedmden
pcii0nes.Theulie0hissuoisTheBuddh
KIIE IIeSd0Adonmen

uOIITvnnIInennennevlnVC

Scho.ThisiIefuevesheoblecivespinciples
ondmehdsfcuIivininheBuddhlSech-

ings.lIninieLiellinhissuolsileembodieshe
msimponofIhe0heininiiesincudingini
niewisdmbiiiesviuesweIhec.Wihu

ininieienec0uIclnoen0Iheseoheinini-
ies.TheininifunupeniliswhPue
ondpciinesseekndheviuesndcpbiIi-
iesofouinneSefNueeininie.Fuhe

moeininieDhm0iginesmSeINue.
Thusheimmesubeunbundedexisences

heTenRems0eceedbheSeue.
ThewodAdonmeninhesulsieepe
sensuhgoodnessbeundwisdomcluIiies
henoueeiinhiswc.Theexis
wihinheSeINuendwibeundwhenne

seekswihin.

ThepincipIesocuivi0neIsexpessed
bllPuiEclulindEnIighenmen.llPuiepe-
sensheS0nghewe;Ecluiepesenshe

l89
Dhm0ewe;ndEnIighenmenepesenshe
Buddhewe.Theseheecnceps0els
euivenheTheeLe0ningsndcvehe
Buddhls-nineeseochingsPuiYsnds
seIf-discipIinendheVinsPeceps;EuIi
sndsheCnceninndheSus;EnIigh-
enmens0ndsfheWisdmndheSos0s

Cmmenoies.
Iweh0veobusiesIenddnhoveime
sudnumeusBuddhissuswecnsom
hislninieieSuncehughIundesnd-
inginnwil0neundesndBuddhShko
munilsechingsbuolsheechingsoIlhe
Buddhsbecuseheseechingscmem
heSeIoue.

TheBuddhSDe0ksheIninieieSu

AdnmenPuivEulivndEnihenmenf

heMh0vn0SchoI expessesheessencef0
sus.Pcicingccdingheechingsinhis
suuiIsheequiemenskingeugeinhe
Tipeewes!
TdIhveexpIinedeveYonehemen-
ingokingheTheeReugeS.Wewibeginhe
TheeReugesCeem0nbsinceeIndespec-
ulepeinghehheeimesinon0he
BuddhvwingbewiingbecmeBuddhds

l90
sudenndenmhim.IVenebIeChin-

KungwiIlbehewiness0ndiniiineche.
PIeseemembehnedoesnkeeugein
hemonkcnducingheceem0nbuhein
he8uddhheDhmndheS0nghhusbe
cmingsudensoheTipIeewels.
Thefowingissimpleesemniniiin
ceemonY.EveYnewilleceiveceiicehe
iniii0nwihnohexcedomheB0khe

H2ibDhomMseH0ng-I.Weusei
commem0inndsimplici.Leussndinn
heBudclhlsndBclhisvlsimgeswihu
mossinceepuacompossioneondespecu
he.RepeemelsoemnIpedgebe
sudenheTipIeewes.Fmn0wnIwicuIi
veccding0heBuddhlsechingSwilseek
bihinohePueLondndwiheplohesen-
ienbeingsoundesndheuhoheDhm.II

l9l
WHATISTAKINGREFUGE?

TkingReugemensoeunndeIY.Fom
wheedoweeunmndupnwhdoweeIY?
WhenwekeefugeinheBuddhqweeeun-
ingomudeIudedseomindndeYingupn
nAwkenedUndesndingmindWhenweke
eugeinheDhmweoeeuningomdevin
viewsndeingupnp0peviewsndunde-
sndingWhenwekeeugeinheSnghwe
eeuningompIuinnddishom0nYnde-
IinguponPuioMind0ndheSixPinciplesf
HmonTokingefugeinheTipeeweIsesoes
hecmpleewisdmndobiiieSuSeIN0ue.
WewilIinpuieuliYhnesYcnenmen
cmpossin0ndveIuehppiness.

TheBuddhoewel

BuddhoisSnskiwdmeningAweness
ndUndesondingWhenwekeeugeinhe
8uddhwevweunmblindihnddeu

sinndeIuponUndes0ndingndAweness0s
owlie.WeenoeIingupnhesues
Bucldh-imogesbuhehespiifundesnd-

l92
ing0ndwenessheepesen.
AssudenshePuelndTechingswe
IeoneuponBuddhAmibhlsIessns0n
wisdmndcmpossinThenmelIAmibhll
snds0lninieLighndninieLife.Whenwe
IlwhisechingswewiIIoinwisd0mhppiness
ndIngevi.

hisiskingeugeinhe8uddh

TheDhmoewel

DhmmeonsRighUndesondingondViews.
DeIusinhosbsucedusfmseeingheuefce
fpeopIeondheeibehindmesndb-
Iecs.Thishscusedusookifendheuni-
veseindisedonddevionw0.Whendeusin
isceedndumindsepuenexenwe
giveiseowisdm.Wihwisdmwe0ebe0see
IpepIendmescompIeendcIe.
Whenuhesepueweconseehepospe
sennduue.nwhenwehveceIseen
hewholecnouviewp0in0ndundesndingbe
cnsicleecligh.
TheBuddhIsmindispuewihouhesighes

I93
poIiuinndheeeseeseveYhingcleYnd
eniel.WecneYupnhesuswhichehe
ecdedechingsoheBuddhbecouseheY
spekenieIheuhsheBuddhhsseen.
Thee0chndShowushew0inPuiYf
MindseeiendheunivesemscelYnd
becmeiusIikeheBuddhs.
Assudens0hePueLndTechingswe
shudelupnheiveSus0nd0necmmen-
VhePueLndsguideIinesfpocice:

I The8uddhoSDeksohelninieLieSu

AdnmenPuivEu0IivndEnihen-

menoheohv0nSchI

2TheAmibh0Su

3.TheVisuizinSu0

4lITheChpeoUnivesWhBdhis0-
vlSC0nducndVwslIomheFwe

AdnmenSu

5.MTheChopenheF0emosAinmen
GeSenghBodhisvhughBuddh
Reciionll0mheSunmSu

l9
6. V0subndhuBdhisvolsReDonhe
WvReochinhePuelnd

ThisisokingefugeinheDhm

TheSngheweI

SnghmenspuindhmnY.TdoYls
wdisuIpouin;pllui0nomindspiiviews
ndbdY.Evenheehndomospheeehz
dIYpIIuedThe8uddhoughlITheenvi
nmenchngesoccdingousemindll
Wewudd0weIeunom0lIhesepouns
ndelYupnPuifMindiishekesving
ouEh.

Theeissgedish0moninuwIdd0
mngsp0usesmiIiesiendsscieiesndcun-
ieswhichhosboughusmuchsueingndmn
disses.TheBuddhughus0elupnheSix
PincipIesLivinginHmonesobishhm0
niouseIinshipsbeweenhesonduseves.
AssudensfhePueLndTechingsweeY
upnwisdmndcompssinsuwfeing
hesnddeingwihfis.GeoSenghBod-
hisvepesenswisclm.HischiceheBud

l95
dhReciionmehodpciceiswisdminis
highesom.GunYinBdhisvepesenscm
pssion;whenwehepinducehePueLnd
Techingsohesweepcicinghecmps-
sinfGunYinBodhi5v

hisiskingeugeinheSngh.

l96
HEHREEREFUGES

ToheBuddhIeunonde
euningmdeusinsnd
elYinguponAwenessndUndesnding.

ToheDhmleunnde
euningmeoneusviewsnd
eingup0nPopeViewsnd
Undesnding

T0heSongheunncle
euningmpoIuinndclishmnnde
ingupnPuiMindndhe
SixPincipesHmn.

l97
Sh Tlks

VenebIe Mse

ChinKung


SHPTTAISFRMVENERABLE
MASTERCHINKUNG

ClTENTS

TheReIiCusendEec 2O3

2I3
Subduings

CmmenYnLio-FnlsF0uessons 22I

FPeceExis:heMuiFihFoum 23I

HmesheAgedePomisingPec 237

SvingheWldomDisse 2qg

TkTheSdneEvegeenEde 255

TlkhelunNewYeolsEveChiDinne 267

HwCeeFulfiIingndPospeusMui 27I
cuuWod

TIkTheHinduEnd0wmenBod 277

WhMokeoDonionohemihHomeo 28I

heAged?
indunessoheBuddh0 283

20l
HEREALITYFCAUSEANDEFFECT

Ineceneosuw0dhsbecmebese
wihcoImiiesndouivesinceosingIiIedwih
sueingndunhoppiness.Asimesgesnhese
dvesiieswiIIbecmemendmesevee.

SmeneskedhwheGeC0mpssine
Buddh0sndBdhisvosIibeellpe0pe0m
heipin.Weneed0undesndheemening
ibeion.IdoesnomeonhheBuddhsnd

B0dhisvswiIldeiveo0dwhenwedonohve

enughecheswhenwednohve
en0ugh0we0.
henhwdhehepus?Bechingushw
0vecmegeedongendign0ncesh
oumindswilnIngebedeIudedbuowkened
BechingusheLwCusendEec.T0
endusueingweishveknwwhcuses
i.Ashumnbeingsweundeghesueingso
bihldgesicknessoncldeh.Wesuffehod
shipsdoninwhweseekepedfm
ou0vedonesndindousevesinhepesenceo
hosewhmweesenoevenhe.Weesu

oundedbYIhesewihnooppenwofbeing
uee.
IncldiinweneeclouncesndhcI-

203
siccndiinscicumsnceshveexisf

cousegeneeoneecBcn0llinghese
colsiccondiionswecnhves0meinuence
nucnseuences.Weneedopcicegd
deedsduinguifeimeogeneego0dkm
henwewilhenuIppeciehoIivingohpp
nduIilingieishekmicesugeneeclf0mo
goclcusendgo0dcondii0n.Anclhisishew
0heIpusooinibeionmsueingnd
inhppiness
Todmnuseeheweighuneg-
ivekmswewinesshedissesundus.This

negivekmisseishndeneusbehvio
beneiingouselvesheexpenseofohes.Hw
clweemovehisnegivekm2Howdwe
pevenfuhedisses?Bpcicingwhohe
8udchughBdedicingousevesheIping
ndbeneiingsciebnp0ecingouseves
whiehmingohes
Some0fushvehesubcnsciousdesie0

cnl0hepepenimsndinnimeb
lecs.BubIeingg00fhischmenwecn
beibeed.BuddhsndBodhisvsivehei

iveswihgeese.ThefufiIheiesp0nsibiiY0
odvisingndeducinghebeingsbexpIiningo
hemheueeifIienduniveseheLowo

20
CusendEec.Whevepe0pedecide0di
isheichoiceheiconsequence.Wesimpc
cdwihhecondii0nsweeducehemnd

heneveheesupohem.Bdoinghisou0
mindwiIeminseene0sigeneeshec0ncen
ionndhushewisdmeeciveYinec
wihpepemesndobecs.hebeneish
cnbedeiveclomsuchpociceeinfinieond
bundIess.NoonIconupesensueingbee-
soIvedbuounegivek0mccumuIedove
infinieieimescnbeeIiminedswelI.

WhheneweunbeeIizeheue
benefi?Bec0usewee0bsucedbouwn
negivekmunbeseewhisighbeoe
uees.Weeconsnlemindedbheim-
gesBuddhsndB0dhisvs.C0nsn
pmpedboueciinghesus.Impeedbu
dilchningheBuddhlsnomendisening0
hedhmolks.Yewesieunbeu
cmpehendheechingsndesilunbIeo
ppYhepincipesinoudiIIiving.
WecnnbImeheBuddh0sondBdhi

svsfonhepingIncheeYing.
Weenping0enin.Wehovewndus
ndech0nceoencune8uddhismwhichis
0buslipbus.AwinghishppenwiIbe

205
gicmiskeh0isenieuuI.Tpevenhis
fomhoppeningweneedeIecnduIepen
oumiskes.ThisiseningpcesshwiIIen
bleusoovecmeulicinsndwoIdhb
isndhusoemveounegivekmo.
Whishisnegoivekm?Ap0iisIic-
ionsndwodhbis.Hwdwevecme
hese3Bch0osingndp0cicingononehe
eighouhusndmehdshheBuddh
ughFmIheseininiewsheIdushoin
hisDhmEndingAgeheBudclhNmeChning
eh0dishemosconveniensimpendeecive.
lcngeneehep0siiveeecndhushe
senghneededediceouIicinsndbd
kom

WhdwenefeeIheesusf0mudi
chning3Iisnbecusehechningmehodis
inefecive.Smepciineshveochievede-
mkbeesusndsuccessfuIeiminedhei
negivekmIfweenfeeIingheesusiis
becouseudiIpcicedesnccdwihhe
echingsWeoenodingwhweeodvisedo
do0uwngodbuoedingwhweoe
dvisednodo.Fex0mpIeewee0ining
mkiIIingnivingceueeoiningmsel
ing2Aeweefining0mcmmiinghemeno

206
phsiclndb0diImisconducssuchssexumis-
conducingbusivengugebeingesse-
ducivew0clsgeedngeondign0nce2
Wewulddowel0oowheBuddhisguid-
ncendepenoumiskes.ThiswiIhepo
cleceseouneg0ivekmuchningou
dilpocicendougsneedoocccwih
hepincipesinheechingsueciionohe
su0sis0emindus0heechingsnd0ccod
wihhemocoecueoneousws.Fiueo
d0sowiIinceoseunegoivekmo.ug0Iis
heminclsinceipuiecluoiwkeningnd
c0mpssion.nwihhismindwilwebebeo
svelpobems.Thecnn0besovedbphsi-
clcebwo.TheesovedwihIving
kindnesSw0dhes.Iisin0ubesineesbe

idofhedesie0conIoiwilnesuin0u
cmmiinguheonsgessionshusincesingu
negivekmNonecnucn0Inohe.
HisYpovidesuswihmnexmpes0fcunies
hiedousececnn0hec0unY;
HielsinvsinfEupehepneseinvsion
ChinheRussioninvsionofAghnisnndhe
UniedSeslineeenceIoqndVienm.A
iIed

nhehehndouwokinppging

207
Buddhismh0ughuhewoIdespecilinChin
wheeweeeldisibuepesndb0ksech
peopeopciceg00ddeedshsesueclinve
wbil|inpeop|eIiseningoheechings.Wedid
nohve0spendmuch0ginhiskindesu.
Insedohosecuniesspendinghugesums0f
mnenwfehecuIdhvespenhe
mneoncinglvingndsuppingpepe
whweesueinghdships.Inhiswhew0uId
hovepeoceuIndesiwonhemove.heY
culdhveusedhemneoeducehei0wn
ciizensohephembeseI-suficienpom0e
enioninenIneedsinsedocnsnIin-
efeingwihexenis.
Thisishewulinuencepe0pewihl0v
ingkindness.UsingphsicIceYos0ve
p0bIemswiInonIceeenemiesbus0gen
eehecuseogheheleIms.Bpcic
ingincc0dncewihheechingswewiI
chieveesus.lnhiswwewiInsomou
mincls.Sinceevehingisoefeci0numind
eveYhingcnbensfomedbumindWhen
wecc0dwihheechingsouhughswiIl
chngeoucionswibep0peondc0Tec.
WewouIddowellolegoseishnessonI
hvehughSobenefiohes.Insedwee

208
wppedupinu0wnc0ncenshinkingono
pecing0u0wnineessucouniesIineess.
Thisw0hinkinghseclconfIicsmongpe-
peeudsmngmiiesndwsmngc0un-
iesIhsled0mssivedomgeonbohsicles;he
0gicIossofivesheexcessivemneYcshe
dissousdesuci0nolncheindesucinf

iendshipsndpecendhegvecnseuences
hwilbeincuedduehewofCusend

Efec.ucmpIeeck0cncenhepns
ivingndnn-livingceouesunuenvi-
onmenesuinhedesuci0nfunuIen-

vinhen.lnuhiisweuselveswhsuffe

hisnegIigencendIck0cmpssin.Weel
oneeninebeingineeedcosewih
nenhe.EvehingincIudingusisesfomhe
comingogeheocusessohm0hesis
hmouseves.

ncewehooughcmpehendhiswewiIl
hvenmep0bIems.Beingvecncened
wihuownineesndhseofucunYishe
cuseldissesndmisunesTking
cefhispbemsvesevehingese.When
wepcicecccingwihc0ingndcoec
conducwewiIseeoninceoseinougodkom
nddeceseinoubdkmInunousuf

209
eingwilIbeeducedelimined.ln0hew0ds
wewiIlexpeience0vbIechngeinouenvi
onmen.

WhenwegiveisenesingIebdh0ugh
inequ0IiYweunovbesiuininoonun-
vbe0ne.Whenwegiveiseonesinglegd
hughfeuoiheBuddheImwiIppein
h0mmen.WhenwegiveisenesingIe
hughheSixP0misheB0dhisveIm
wiIIoppe.ikewisewihonehughgeed
ngeignnceudiliveswibecmeun
seledndunmngeble.Hwevewihne
h0ughfpuiYuiveswiIbecmehmnius
ndpeceu.ThushewIdinwhichweIivewibe
Iikeh0heWesenPueLnd

uIieissh.Hweveweeunbeievb
unehvebeenbnshumnsbIe0Iis

enheBuddhIseochingbIe0undesnd
IiefispoundndincmpbeuhThe
LwCusendEfecisunchngebIeispemo
nen.WeepwhweswBpIninggd
cuseswebegdconseuences:pIningbd
cuseswebebdcnseuences.EvenBuddhs
ndBodhisv0scnnIehiseliY.
Hwevewihhecuseshwehveed
pInedwecnenhwoIe0ucIscn

2l0
diinbeeicmesinoefec.Fuhemewe
needein0mcommiingnmebd
deeclsndcmmimoeg0oddeedsoclisnce
uselvesf0mdvesecndiinsInsomecsesi
educeseliminoeshebdefecsInhiswwe
cncnluownc0nseuencensmingu
envinmenndchnginghediecioninwhichwe
ecuTenIheded.
Weoeleningomoenclmoepophecies
hspekoupcomingdisosesoheendhe
wdThesepopheciesIselushhege
dissesculdeihebeeducedodeediwe
epIceduinc0ecwswihhosehwee
go0dwihhosehbeneiedhesondnou
seves.BuifwedonunbckheniwilbeveY
hdov0idhesedisses.Iiscucihpe0pe
undesndhusingphsicoIfcecnnos0lve
pobIems0evenifweolldesocounV
eveniwedeneenoughbombs0wipeuhe
ceheeohisiIwillnosveupbIems
WecnnwsehisppuniYbuneedcui-
veinsinceeonddiligenmnne0opplhe
pincipIeswihunseishhughndbehvi.Tobe
g0clobewmobesinceepuloue0s
inheIping0hes.Inhiswhisgo0clwiI
comeuw.

2ll
SUBDU|NGMARAS

TheeispovebhsYsMTheodoc-
compishinggoddeedsis0ensewnwihse
bcksIlislssidhIIAsviueisesneoo
viceisesenIMseheobsceshhinde
usomobininguehppinessiniendom
chievingEnighenmen.Thusweneedoind
wooovecomendsIvehesepblems.
|nhe EihAsDecsEnihenmenSu8ud-
M
dhShokmuniexpinedhwevecomev
snoomheusidebu0mwihin.WhenMs
comeceeubIeBuddhShkmunididno
deendhimse.HeppIiedheTheeeningso
selfcliscipinedeepcncenionndwisdom
EvenwhenemleMoscmeoseducehimBud-
dhoSh0komunididnvoidhesiuionbup-
pliedhesomepincipes.Thusweeolizehn0
moehowheeninghesiuionbecmeso
howge0hebsoceseIweneedod0is
eIimineMsomwihin0umind

nocuiheeisnoMoBucldhinheex
enenvi0nmen.AsMseu-sidheeisnei-

.hegoodnbdinheexenenvi0nmennl
wihinoumind.H0wdoeshebdexenoenvi
nmencomebu3lismniesedmMos

2l3
heevilhughswihinumindwhichincudede-
viedhughsndviewpinsgeedongend
icinsThese0emnifesedmumind
whichcnsnlchonges.Theusideenvinmen
isnI0eeci0nwhevekespceinhe
mind.TheBuddhughhifwevecme
MooswihinumindMosheexenIenvi

nmenwuIdnngebenbsce.
Weneedemembehs0es0sen

ienbeings.Assedinheisvese0heFu
Ge0UnivesVowsf8uddhosndBdhisv0s
!Senienbeingseinnumebewevwhep
hemlIll.Hwc0nweefuse0hephem?Inhe
suoohe nenmenoedTBeInc

MsecegizedinugoupsoSkndhs
MSAlicinMosDehMosndHevenIY
Ms.Theishee0eeIeduse-nue
heswihinumindnlheHevenIYM0os
eexenI.hemonifesfomwihinoumind
din0Ypepeenw0ehis.Whenhe
encuneheseMosheYfindwsvid
deehem.8uhiswiInevesvehepblem.
TosoveiisneuIizei.

uicionsnddeviedhughsndview-
poins0eheooooIIM0s.Tbendhese
weisneedh0veppehughsndview

2l4
poinS.Secnclweneedbenclfofflicins.I
wehovepopehughsondviewpinsnde
wihuofIicinshenheexen0IMoswuId
0Is0becmeBuddhs.nhiswwewoudbeex-
ensiveYhepingbeings0chievelibei0n.To
dsweneedoindeepcnceni0n
sm0dhi.HwevedweeunbIecm-
pehendwhsmdhiis.Eveniwep0cicemedi-
inoinsomeIeveconceninwee

unbledieeniewheheiisppeodevi
edThisiswhsenienbeingsinhenineeIms
incuclingS0und-HeesPek0buddhsnd
B0dhisvsneedenheechingshe
Buddh.AIIhepincipIesndmehodsweusencl
esuInespnsehiseomouochievemens
needcoITesp0ndwihheeochings.IheYcr
espndwihheechingshenheoepope
viewpinsndundesondingwhichisheppe
pocicendppepecepion.ThisisSmodhi.
WehveeodinhesushobeeBuddh

Shkmunigveoeochingwhensmeneised
uesinshew0uIdisenehesoe0Sm0dhi.
AcuoIYheewosnneedod0s0becusehe
ndoIDhmBodYB0dhisv0soecnsonlin
hesoe0S0mdhideepcncenion.He
onIYdids0e0chusheimponce0deepc0n

2l5
ceninhoheIpndeclucelIbeingswe
isneed0oincncenion.AIIdh0msnse
inhemidsS0mdhiSmdhiisininiep
foundndvosoeveIinfuseInueInhe
sefSm0dhiwedweinheseohene

TueDhmReIminwhichnwndeingdis
ciminhughsndchmensexiss.husin
hisseheeisndieeniionbeweenis

sbigsmec.Allheeoiveideosndphe-
nmenspecsdnoexisndecedhe
neTueDhm0Re0m.Hwevehisemhe
eIihohe8uddhhdinedinhese
Somdhiisinconceivbeus.FoexompIeiis
sidhomusdseedhshecpcien
compssM.Sumeu.Thesizeheseedisnen-
gednhsM.Sumeubeeneducedinsize.
HwwoudonesueezeM.Sumeuinomusd
seed?Theseedisbeoholdhem0uninbe

cuSeheeisndieenceinsizeTdwee
ched0hedieeniinsizebeIievingh
somehingsmlIisunbeh0ds0mehingge.
BicldingousevesfIwndeingdiscimino
hughsndchmenswecncmpe
hendhohemusodseeclisobeoenc0mpss
M.Sumeu.Weneedundesndhheeisn

difeenceinsizenineinoexeioec.We0s

2l6
dinVbeingshinkinems0feiviwhsci
enisscolIheheYeIiviIisn0eIbu
pueIdiscimin0houghsndchmens.
WhissemkbIebuBuddhsndBdhi
svsishhehvenodisciminoVhoughs
nchmensnocncepoelivihushe
hvenobscesinheiccompishmenshe
enesicedinheibiliies.Theegd0s
sheipospensonduue8uddhsncle
hemwihiIiIpieondespec.
AsIngswesillhvedeviedhughsnd
ofIicionswewilIencuneobsclesinucuiv
in.InhewdsMswuldcnsnsu
undus.IweweebeoidouseIvesdevi-

edhughsndficionslvlswuIdinun
bec0meBuddh0s.WheheBuddhMqIies
inonemmenhough.Ammenindeusin
Buddhw0uIdbecomeAmmenin

wkeningMwuIdbecmeBuddh.Thus
wecnseehedieenceIieswihinoumindn
ousidefi.

WhenfIishpepeencouneMsheem
pl0Tisswihspeci0IbiIiiesskechsme
mgicdwingsndchnSmeincn0ionsge
idheseMs.UnknwingIhemhisissv
inghepblemboce.EveniweebIeowin

2l7
hisb0le0ndoceheseM0sIevehisvic
YisnlYemp.Weh0venosoIvedhe
pblembecusehe0ngeondesenmensil
cninueexisinM0slmindsTheYwiIsimpIY
wifonopp0uniY0seekvenge0nceWhen
oosd0eunhewiIbem0epweuIhn
evendwewiIIendupbeingdeeed
TheefoeBuddhShkYmunidoesnousehis
mehodosoIvehepobIem.Inseodheusedhe
mindfcmp0ssinsinceiYpuiYondequIiY
ndoIenceinfluencendnsmMsnd

encougehembecme8uddhsThisbene
iwksbohwsnceMsbecomeBuddh0s
hewiIIwYsbegeful.WhenweheIpohes
becomeBuddhosheYwiIIbeoupoecosnd
suppesinheDhmechings.ThisisheonI
wouYsolveupbIems
TVhndIemeswihign0ncewouId
nlmkehesiuionwoseThusweneedoeI
nwisdmndknowhowpeciousndimponi
is.BuddhismseeksoinwisdmfoonYwih
wisdomcnwepefecIndcmpIeelYsoIve
pobIemswheheohiswoIdobeYondAIIofus
nginefomhesmeDhomnue:IIbeings
e0neeniYunueisulimeIYpeecnd
compIee.AIIphenomenepefecndcom

2l8
pleebecousehem0nifesmusefnue.
WeneeddeepIndimbelieveinhepncipe
hlIpbIemshiswdbendcnbe
svedIfwecnn0sIvepobemsiisbecouse
weckhewisdmndheskiIinppIinghe
mehds.Theeeweneed0cuIivein

heuewisd0mneededoppIhemehdsco
ecIexpedienlndskiIIuII
Buddh0Sh0kmunisedinhesush
ncewebecmeBuddhswewudseehu

suTundingslseniennclnon-senienbeings
possesshesmeinneuewisdm.Sheke
sIvingwdIpbemsIieswihinumind.The
Buddhlseochingeinedomwihinn
muside.IweseekheechingsexenIl
henheYeexenechingwhichcnnu
sIvepblems.nhosesoughomwihincn
uIYsIvepbIems
WhBuddhShkmuniughisheuIime
pefecmehodTheeoebeginnesiisveV
imponoecieMhnsusespecilI
hosewhhvevwedconinueheppgion
oheBuddhlsechingineducinghes.N
nIdweneed0eciehesusbuoIs
chievehelevelcnempleinuiiveIhe
meningswihinhesuexs.Weemuview

2l9
pinsincc0dncewihheechingsinhesus
ndchievehespiius0esmwihin
BuddhShokmunihsexpIinedushe
echinghepincipeshewsfpcicend
inmen.WeneedfimlbeIieveinheech
ingsundesndhepincipIes0puhemin
pciceondchieve0inmen.Wechieve
heseeceivebeneisfmuecuivin

ndsflIowheechingswihinhesus0e-
fmouviewpinsnd0chievehespiiuoIs0es
omwihin.Hwevehemsimponspecis
uobiIiYcnsnm0ininhissewhenwe
inecwihhes.ncewehovehisbiIiYwe
wiInIngebeidnkindfMsndwiI
evenbebeheIphemnhephEnligh
enmen.Andhisisheulim0epefecs0Iuin.

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CMIENTARYN[IAFANSFUR[ESSNS

EXcepmessnne

lnhesixeenhcenuYinChinqM.LiFn
YuonweLiFnlsFuLessnswihhehpe
hiwuIdeochhissnTin-QiYunhwoec-

gnizeheuecedesineIIgdombd
cTechisusndpcicekinddeeds.IIs
pvidedIivingpheewdsnd0ucmes
fhsewhopcicedhesekincldeedsndculi-
vedviuendhumiIi.Reingfmhisownex
peiencechngingdesinMi-FnYunws
himseivingembodimenhisechings.
TheiIeohisbkisLio-FnlsFuessns.

TheuhoisMLioFn.liollmensunde

sndingnd0wkeningIlFonIImenshoineis
nsgesuchsBuddhBdhisovAh
henneisndinYpes0n.Sllli0-FnIl
meonsundesndhiisnoenughben
dinYpesnhoweshoucsive0benex
empYpesn.Thwhenunviuoush0ughs
iseweneedogdueliminehem.

NwhVuecgnizeVuwn
shcmingsVuneedpuhVuu
msesinwkingchngende

22l
mingVumisdeedswhichcuseVun
hvechdbecmenimpeil
ciI,,

ThisishemehdhoseYunGuughM.
LioFoninchnginghisdesinokeheigh
sepsoconBchisbdhbisndshc0mings
Sinceheknewhisshocomingshemseugh
himopuhisumoseosinochnginghiswYsll.
MYusoidinhiscommenVhl!Echoushos
0uownouIsndweknessesbuiweoebIeo

cmIVnIzeousevesndindhemonee
nhehenwewilIhvesingpoinll.S
chngingouwsndeomingisuecuIivi0n.
IisbnomensusfomIiYoeciingsus
psingbefoeheBuddhochningmns.
Tocuivoeouwh0eIiendosiIIbemiedin

hesixeoImsishvesimpIgonehoughheo
mIiiesTheipuposeisoemindusoheech
ingsohesoseendoexempIiYheseeoch-
ingsobnngohwkeninginohes.FoseI
cuIivionhoweveimponceisnopIcedonhe
mIiiesbuoheondiscveinguownus.
Thisiswokening
TocoecuwnfuIsisochieveinoucuI

ivin.Theeoehemosimponpoinisfous

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bepeecIcmin0specivendwchu
veouwnconducswesechuuwn

bdhbisndfoulsBkn0winguuIsndbd
hbiswewiknowwheeswhcec

ndhw0poceed.Wecnhencncene
nduseIlofouenegemThefwinge
smeex0mpIeshismIvl.YulscommenY.
llWecnchngemmisendgeedpe-
snbec0menewhgene0usgivesohosein
need.FoexompIeiweemiseweeno
wiingogivewhwehveohesIfwee
geedweoewsYingginwhowedn
hveweindhweehbiudoinghiswe
cnchngeusevesingeneouspeoplewh
give0hseinneeclbusinghepcicegiving
moclifubehvi..WhIhvendhesdo
nIcnfeegivehemup0neues.be
eewhenseeoheswhohvenugenneed
Icnkeheiniiivendsimplgiveihem.
ThisishecuIivi0nogoodfoune
Theeeheepesgiving;hofweh
echingnclfeessness.Thegivingechingis
pcicedwhenwehepohesbusingouskiI
wisdomoeochhes.Whhesen0god
ndweewecnenhusisicoIlYecho
hem0enbIehem0hovehisbiio0

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0wkenheiwisdm.Thisishegivingofeoching
ThegivingfelessnessisheIpingohesbec0Im
ndseeneinbhbdndmindIisohepe
lieveheiuneoSinessheie0SF0exmpIei
smeneisfidwkhmelnenighnd
we0ebewecnccmpnhimhehen
hewinoIngebeppehensive.
TodmnYungpeopIeneedoseeinhe
miIi0Y.hisis0nhemohegiving0eess-
ness.Wh3SIdiespec0cunYndispe
pendkeephepe0cebnIIwinghm
invsinbYfeignces.Wecnseehhe
scpefheseheekindsgivingisexensive.The
BuddheIsushwihhegivingoweolhwe
goinwehWihhegivingechingwegoin
ineIigencendwisdm.Wihhegivingeess
nessweginhehondongevi.
Inmncunieswecnseen0hemf
hegivingfeessness;hfeeingcpued
nims.HweveweoIsseemnimppep0c-
iceswhichhoveisensesuIhisgivingBe
cusesomnhvewnedeecpuedni-
mIss0mepepehveg0neinhebusiness
cpuingmoeonims.Feeingnimsinhisw0
isnhegivingfeoIessnessbusubIecshem
hm.Ifwednsehemeehesepe0pIewiII

2Z
n0cpuehem.Wew0uIddweoundesnd
shukindheowininodveenIeduso
commibddeeds.

Theppewopcicehisgiving0eo-
lessnessisoeenimIshweindinhe0d

mokewhenwegoshppingWedsinhe
knowledgehhewiIbebIesuivence
heeeedThisiscmpssinndkindnessoi
issvinghsebeingshesuffeingHweve
heeemnpeshopswhichselnimosho
weedmesiclisedndheeoewoulcbe
unobesuiveinhewildIheweeseee
hewuIddiendugdinenionswoudbe
unedinnsgessions.
Sweneedbewehecnsequences
oeveYhinghwed.WhenwedoccsinI
indnimsindmkendbuhemse
hemeeheppewod0sois0chnhe
heeReugesheBuddhqheDhmondhe
SonghndheBuddhlsnme.lnhiswwe
esvingheiives.
ThecommenYksb0uchongingf0mn
ngYondgiedpesononewhiscmnd
pecefuI.ThisoIksbu0udisposiin.Esilgiv-
inginongeesiIbecmingiTiedismIo
fuI.M.ioFonhdhisuIsheMseen

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cugedhimonsmhimseIfinobeingseene
ndnuibeingeven-empeedWihcIm
ndpecefumindudispsiinwiIInouIlbe
genlendwm.
BhBuddhShkmunindConfucius
sessedhisimpnquiouviue.Thesu
densfCnuciuspisedhisfiveviuesfgeniIiY
kindnessespecuInesshiinessondhumiiY.He
wsknwnbeinggenIekindespecunddis-
ceewdseveVonendeveYhing.C0nucius
woshifndcidnIivenexvgniebu
he0neosimpici.Hewscueousndhum
beHeneveguedndwsccodedwih
hesCnuciuswshimsemodeImoex-

ceI|ence.

Tochnge0mpesnwhexggeesnd
isbsunewhoismodesndpcicI.
Whenweknwsmenewhexggeeswe
u0micIld0ubwheveheshess.is
diicuIpeopeikehisowinheconicenceo
hesbecduseessenihesheisdishones
TheeoeweshUdneveexoggeebstbu
bemdesondh0nesinohowesndd.
Tochnge0mpesnwhisfIighnclim-
pieno0newhisseledndsbell.WewuId
doweIobec0mpsedndc0ncened0be

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poised0ndcmInhisw0wewiloinpuiY
mind.

MTchngempesnwhisTgnnd
ins0Ien0newhismdesndcoueuslI.Thee

eIIisnhingobe0ognob0u.WheIwe
hveoccmpIisheclsomehingsuccessuIliisu
duYsomehingweugh0d.wedidnoc-
cmpishisuccessulIYhenweshouIdbeciicized
cecedndoIdhowoimpove.Buddhsnd
BodhisvsespeceveVoneondeveVhing
ConuciusndMenciusespecedevenend
eveYhing.Howeveweeobehindhemin
chievemen0undesnding!Theeoeweneed
oe0heswihespecc0uesndhumiIiY.
TheseesimpYviuesnue.
IT0chongem0pesonwh0isindennd
ideoonewh0isdiIigenndesoIue.BeingIe-
hogicndozYegeofIicions.newhohos
hesebodhbiswiIln0succeedinnhing.
TheefewewouddweIbediligenpup0se
fuIondenegeic.neoBuddhShkYmunils
sudensAnuuddhwskn0wnohisIziness.Ae

beingepochedbheBuddhheesIvedog
wihoues0sleepsevendYsondsevennighs
Due0hisenhusiosicdiigencehedmgedhis
visin.TheBuddhcmpossi0neIoughhimo

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mIlluminingheDimndoDeIighfuIbseF
voionSmclhi0modeepconceni0n
whichenobedhimseeobeehnbefoe.
Cnsequenhewsblesee0heexen
neBuddhoLndwhichiscompisecfonebiion
gxies
Weneed0beinspiedwihenhusismncl
deeminin.WhenweeIozweccompIish
nohingNonIeweunbeochievein-
meninupcicendIeningoBuddhismbu
wewilsfi0ccmpishnhinginudi
iveS.Ancienimesoclinheesoinhe
wesonimeevewheen00nehsbecome
successuhoughziness.Diligenceishe0n
god0ofMhnpciionesndBodhi-
SVs.

Tochngempesnwh0ismecilessnd
cueInewhiskindndcmpossine.T
chngef0mpes0nwhoiscowcllndefu
0newhoisbvendmoived.Tobecow

odndimousisnheseiusu.Wew0uId
dweloovecmeincl0wokcliigenInd
esIue.v.iFnhimsedmiedohving
lhesefuIs.Agine0chfuswuIddweII
beIikehimcecndemechndeve
neouuIschongeuliencldesin0

228
hebeend0edhppiendmeufiIing
|ives

229
FRPEACETEXIST:THEMULTlAITHFRUM

sNovembelpicipedinheMuIiFih
FumneBisbneAusi.Theumiscm-

pisedIedesoviousI0celigiusgniz-
i0nsThemee0ncemnhndheimoingol
ishepscieenhwiveinpecend
hmn.Thesiveenhwesovemisun-
desncingsmonghedieeneigiusci
ndculu0Igoupsh0wochievemuuc0p
einndespecndhwh0nheisimili
iesnddieences.Thiswiinunensue0uish

ingcounYndpecefuwId
Theeisnincesingneedohiscpein
nowhAusihsesedheieuiemens
immiginAsesuiisdevepingscief
geediveseculuesciewihmedie-
encesThegvenmens0ngsheshecncen
fheMuIiFihcene0hvehmniussci-

e.Acivehpesexpndhisideosped
peceondhmnhughouAusliWewee
veYhpphvewinessedhisndhpehhis
icendmehdwispedhughuuwld
T0devewheeinhiswcnmewhiche-
gincunYheeecivesecuues.Theeiso
neeclenhowpeceuivegeheo

23l
neededucin.

IodhemhoBuddhiSmisneducinfdi-

vesecuues.IisexibenixedI0dpsIcol
cusomsnclcndiinsbeinhmnYwihhe
exisingwosechingheehousndes
gwhenBuddh0ShkmuniIivedinIndiqhee
weedivesecuIues.Thecsessemwscom
pisedof0uIeves.AcldiinlhesuseIIus
hheeweenine-sixdieeneiginsho
ime.NwinhiseoAus0iheeeonIen
difeeneigins.
hemsimpnhingnwisoeveVne
esbishcmmnconsensusshec0mmon

go.Wh?Th0vepeceuwdwemus
geoudiffeencesndsechhecmmon
gundTempoipusideudieences
senghenndpiseusimiI0iies.Theeishe
needgengwihechhe.
Weneedenbebsenndcfu.

Noonwheneducingbeingsbuswhenin-
eocingwihohes.TdohisweIweneedo
knowheichoceheinue.FlIowinguown
houghsnddisegdingcnduwnbse
voionswheninecingwihhesesulsinmisun
desndingshusceingobscIesinuives.B
edinghesuosweIenhhebeingsinhe

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Buddhlndsiveivesseenindl.AIIhese
beingsepesenoninfiniendinc0nceivbenge
0fsenienbeings.TheWesenPueLndsocn
sissnininienumbedivesebeings.Mn
hvenecmpeelseveedheiicionss0
howehebeoc0exispeceuII?Duehe
spiiuIbiliYBuddhAmibh.
Hwd0esBuddhAmibhchievehis3The

spiiuobiiYBudclhAmibhoisheIving-
kindnesshecmpssinndkindnesshise
omhismindfpuiequIindwkeningUs
inghesesomeviuesinecwihhesenbles
dieenkindsfbeingsdissvemisundesnd
ingsmnghsedifeenbeliesdifeencuI-
uesndciffeenspecies.Reciingsuslisening

Iksn8udclhismpcicingheechingwil
enbIeusIivehmniusogehe.
Weneedundesndhevehinginhein
finiespcendbendislusneeniwee
0nenmnY.Enighenednesknwhheini
niespcendbendisuhome.AsheChinese
sgelozesidllHevenehndIshoehe
sme.AlheininiehingsndIe0neen-
i.
Lecuingdienbingbeings0hughl
undesondheuhwiIhepodecesedieen

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viewshelpoeducecnics.TheenieYfhe
BuddhiseclucionmesheshmniusII0ou
diveseculues.Iechesusechuncndiin

muuIespechb0cmpssionndcoopeo
inoc0exishmoniusndohonech
ohendudifeences

BuddhShkmuniughushwchieve
hegoofpeceuIcoexisencendheshed
ichnessdivesecuIues.AsIin0ducedBud-

dhismoheseeigiusledesIddessedhemoI
sBclhisvswkeneclbeingswhownoheIp
hesenienbeingsoheweniscenuYbe
eemsufeinghdshipnclunhppiness.
TheBuddhodushB0dhisovswiImni-

esinwhevemsnecessVeducoeus.
Duinghiswen-neclvisioAusiIhove
memnBodhisvs.Thehveidsidehei
difeencesonuuendenhncehesimiiies

hweIshe.F0mhis0undionwecnex

enclhisides0cieheIpinghosocie
chievepecepspeindwoIdpece.We
hpehepepemdieencilcuIuInd
eIigiousbckgoundscnIIheIpndcoopee
wihech0heexisingoulogeheinshing
heichnes5foudiveseheiges.
IhopeIhsewhouIhvehespiin0

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svinghiswldwiIusehisinsiuionnuuehei
spioins.ThosewhohvehegeheHbe
bIeooIe0esosodifeencuIuesci

dieencesndeIigiousbeieswhooebIeen
ggeinhishmonizingwkeuIwhoou
espec.Thisspiinisvehd0comebYveY
oe.Tchieveheiglheenwpeping
buiduIioihceneoGifihUnivesi.
TheMuIiFihceneisighuIIhighlegded
0snimponsingpininAusi.The
houghbuhesIuinhepbemndim-
pIemenedi.IbeIievehheeisosimineedin
0heegions0ndc0unies.Ihopeh0hecene
wiIIbegoodoIem0deIndsucceedininduc
ingvisiosfomheesohewdheunde
sondingh0cnheIpes0veheconIicsinhe
wdoseguodwIdpecendh0mnY.

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HMESFRTHEAGEDAREAPRMISlNGPRECT

Tocldue0echngiclndmedicd-
vncesweebleponguiespns.8uin
culiheIenghouiespnisdeeminedb
heulio0upcicendheccumuinof
g00ddeecsin0upsives.ThegingppuIionis
becmingseiousp0beminocolssocie.
CnseuenIinmncuniesweseeheesb
ishmenoeiemencenesndhomesohe

gedFexmpIeinAusIiwehvevisiecl
somefheseeiemenvioges.
InBuddhismweeugh0pgeen-
ionoheceondpovisinf0heogedwhichis
hepcice0heTheeCndiions.TheFisCon-
diineochesusobeiiInclespecuIowocls
oupensechesndeIdesobec0mps-
sinendn0kilnIivingbeingondop0cice
heTenGocCnclucs.Soesbishinghomesf0
hegediscloping0nclpcicinghisiscndi-
inwhichisheundioninBuddhism.Iwedo

noulpuoue0sinpcicingheechings
busimpchnheBuddhlsnmewewiIbeun-
bIeobeboninheWesenPuendo0

chieveinonmsofpcice;Thuspvidingf
hegedishecencl0fheumsimpnce

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inBuddhiSm.

BuodmospepebeIievehHmesfo
heAgeceouieenclevbecuse0ewe
echoldgewewildiehusiism0epmising
buildchidenshomesoeducininsiuins.

BuhiskindhinkingiswongAehomesfhe
gedp0misingplecs?ThensweIiesinhe
peopIenhepiec.nSingpehegven-
menenc0ugeseveYeigiusgonizi0n
buidh0mes0hegedndfchildence
h0seinneedThismeisogecncen
usnclweh0peoechhegedhwoimpve
heicuenivesoswelsheiuuenes.Inhis

whesepecsopovide0heeIdeYwilluI
beh0peulndpomising.
InI?83whenIwsinSnFncisclvisied

successuIIunceneveouhundedseni
ciizenswihndIiningkindegensp0nsed
boewishbusinesspesonhisgvemeheide
hBuddhiswpcesinhewenYiscenuY
shudfowhismdeI.Fmhissehecon-

cep0whhosbec0meAmibhVilgeshe
esidensoheseViIgeswiIpimilbeeiedcii-
zenswhhveuIiIedheiduiesndespnsibiIiies
inhisIiendwhenowedpepe0
heinexliewhichhopefuIlwillbememen-

238
inguIhnhisne.Thusseni0ciizensoebe
povideclwihheppunienBucchism
sweloseligions.Thewilbebelisenlec-
uesnhesuosohephembecomewkened
WeoeoledheminBuddhnmechningn
hiswohewiIlfeehhiswouldbehehppies
imeoheiIivesTheChinesehvesingh
whenweoeungweshouIdcuivendccu-
mulegood0unesndviues.In0uuhwe
sh0udexeusevesoseepeopendhe
communiinccumuinggo0dounesIn0u
oeeswesh0ulden0ougooclfounes.Bu
iwehvenhingodhenwegiveisewon-
deinghoughsndficinsThisiswhowesen-
escolldgeheimewhenweewiingdie.
ThisideisvedieenomhooheChinese
ThusBuddhisndeIigiouseducionisveVimpo-
on

Weneedexpinohemhecondiionsinhe
sixelmsondhewondousdnmen0fhe

BuddhIndshough0uheunivesendespeci
hheWesenPueLndWeconIsech

hemfheIeningpciceondchievemen
BuddhoAmibhwhenhewsinheCousI

gund0hepisesmoIBuddhsndhe
wndefuIbeneiseceivedwhenweoebnin

239
hePueLndWeneedohepfilheidYswih
hpeobingspiiinoheiivesulYhephem
seehughheeiieoIegl-
chmensndwodcoesndoliveheilives
wihonclfeed0m.InhiswheYwiIbebe
nscendhecce0bihnddehinhesix
emsheendhmelmsbebonin0he
WesenPuendndbecomeBuddhs

fIusonepesninouwplcewsobe-
c0meBuddhhenl0heinvesmen0ndwk

wudhven0beenwsedNohingisme
pmisingndw0nd0ushnhis.Hmesfhe
Agedoehenumbe0newpcesofBuddhs
ondBclhisvsndhewen-iscenuY.We
cnincluce0uidesmeh0dsndpocice
eigiusgups.WehpeIeIigionswiemphsize
heideopovidef0hegedoheIpseniocii
zensbecmeBudclhs0enloheigoclf-
unesbbeingboninHeven.
hnBuddhismeIsushnYoneinhis
woIdiscpbeofbeingbninhePueLnd
ndfbecmingn-RegesSiveBuddhs.Asng
sweundesndhepinciplesndmeh0dsncl
pciceppeeveV0newiIlinchievemen.
AsheoncienpichssidlIhousndpeope
pcicehusondpepewibebninhe

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WesenPueond.Iweebeochieveinhis

msdiicuImebecmingBuddh0shenwe
cnesichievebeingbninoHeven.Viu
eveYeigiouspciioneeonsob0nin
HevenhusweshouIdpuuheosondeo
in0heIpinghem0ochieveheiospiions.
lfwewishbebonin0Hevenhenweneed

hep0hesbebnhee.AsBucldhispci-
ioneshopingbonin0hePueLndweneed
oheIphesobonhee.InhiswwewiIlc-
cumuIegemeisnclviuesndimmesuobIe
dnmen.BdoingsowewouIdhveccm-
pisheds0mehingme0ningulndn0hvewsed
hisie.Buinodechievehisweneed

deeplundesndheeochings.
HvingpcicedBuddhismof0-seveneos
ndecuedofoIeemossngIbouhis
lnhepsmnpciionesweebleoin
chievemenbecusehecleveddeeplncpe
sisenlfongimeinnemehodofsuding
heechingsndeciingsusThushewee
beoesbishunwveingbelienddeemin
insheifoundion.BuddhShkmuniis0u
bes0lem0deIinhheIecueddi.Thesu
densconinulspenheiimeinsudingonddis
cussingheechings.Theeoen0hingwsbe

24l
ineeewihheicncenoin.Theweebe
chieveonhepohoEnIighenmen
CueninSingopeecuesegivenw
housdsevendsweek.Hweveevenhis
isnoenugh.dpeopIedn0hvegeof
une.Sinceheneedwksuppheimi-
iesiiscmmendblewhenhee0bIe0come
ndisenohewohouIecues.ThusheIe

esehebesimepcice8uddhism.Hv
ingisedheichiIden0ndeiedmwkhe
hovenhingeIseowYbu.Thisishebes
imefhemseedownnddedicemos

heiime0ndeoscuIivin.fweseend

undesndhiscewewouIdpu0houulI
effosheIphem0chieve.
IhveskedM.BckGunLeepesiden
heAmibhBuddhisScieoequieheem
poeesndvIuneesheAmi0bh0ViI0ge
isenecuesdoiInd0picipeinhe
chninginhecuivinhI.IncingoheeId
esheneedbeined0befiilowdhem
shewuIdbewdhei0wnpensnde
spechemosBuddhsndBdhis0vs.Thiscon
cepisnofoundinheh0mesohe0ged
AheviI0geheewiIbeIecuehIIwihw
h0usolecuesdi0ndcuIivionhIIwihcon-

242
inuuswen-uhou8uddhnmechoning
EveYnedoesnneedchnwen-fuhuS
d.Whenieclkebek.Whenesede-
sumechningIheYeunbeseepnigh
hemYghecuivinhIchnndhus
hewillngivensewndeinghughsInhis
wheewiIIwsbepepeinhecuIivi0n
hoII.

EneoinmensuchosIkdoncescncesnd

pIswiIIbengedIe0snceweekoene-
inheeIdesIbeIieveheveYnewiIive
cIuiendhoppYIie.heAmibhVilIgewiIbe
nebighppf0miIY.
Iwedipopehemngemenupoc
iceec.wiesulinchievemeninhee0five
esiIngeeigheneos.hisissimiIo
hechievemensdeiledinhisoicIec0dsnd

bigphieseminenehmenclIYpepIe.
ueiemenesoehemssuibleime
pocice.Theefoep0vidinghmesfohegedis
opmisingp0ecn0uieendevo.Weneed
0insihopeinheseendev0sndoinoduce
hiscncepIeIigiusgoupswokgehe
enh0nceheuliYlifeoIsenienbeings.
WeshuddhiswhIeheedI.
Whenwehepohesoenhnceheiiveswe

243
enhonceusswel.Whenwehelpohesobe
cmeBuddhswewiIbecomeBuddhosuseIves

WhenwehepohesbeboninoheHevens
heeisneosonouson0beb0nhees.

Thusnohingisixedineihew0IcloBuddhis
eochings.G0clobd0unemisouneiIies
inmomenh0ughWecnunuhoughs
mbd0goduilehpeful.Evehingiesin
momenohoughtTheefoeweneedodelve
deepinheechingsnclpciceheminu
dilives.
AIIheBuddhlsechingsise0mouse-
nuewihisinnewisdomondviuuscpbii-
ies.Tpcicehisviu0usnueweiscend
poviclehegedEvenuoIusge.Ifwe
especndceoheedeshenwhenwebe
comeIdoheswiespecndceus.Iwe
d0nespececleshen0heswilnoespecus
whenwebecmeod.Thisiscusendeec.The

Buddhughushhemeimkingceo
pensiseclu0ohofmkingfeings
Buddhs.Hesooughushwehvewiving
Buddhsinouomioupens.Iweenii
ndcingwodsoupensbuinsedmoke
feingsoBudclhshesimpIwilInccep
hemsheensinceeIgivenTheeewe

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needopcicefiiIpiendespecoupo
enseochesndeldes.

TdinSingopeusksincIudeishees
bishmenfheAmibhViIIgepvidece
hegedSec0ndheiningoungvene-
bIes.Thidheunificoi0noIeiginsndces
especcendheIpeochheinceing
hppYpspeussbles0cieY0nclpecefuI
wId.Wedn0wngiveiseseishhughs
becuseselishnessnIesuIsinhedeeiion
mlsnddsIedingch0ics0cienI
ookingeuse-ineessensuesoubeingbn
inheweheeeImsGivinghemupensues
unscendingheheeIweeImshesix
eImsnduim0eheTenDhmRems.EveY
isinghughoouIwkenedbeingisoohes.
TheBuddhoughushumindscnen
c0mpssheuniveseoumindseIheBuddh
nds.heeebdpeopleinhiswd.Buiwe
cnhephem0becomego0cochngehei
devieclviewpinsp0penescesecom-
miingwngdingsndinsed0pciceg0d
deedshenwehvesucceededWeh0peh
senienbeingswibecomeBuddhsndBdhi-
sovosinhisIieime.Be0ingoheswihhe
mindsinceipuiequiYwkeningnd

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cmpssinhenevenhemsmevIenpesn
wilbensmedbus.Inhenwehven
dneenughweesiIinemingIingseishness
wihsincei.
Wesh0udseehughheueeIileg
0oIoicionsndccodwihcndii0nsIiss

veYimp0negounw-mindedness
ndbisedhinkingccclwihsenienbeings
ndobel0fuIinheimeiiusdeeds.wouId
bew0ngcninuedohingsouwnw.We
mnseeuwnulswhiIeohescn.When
heciicizeusweneedhnesIefecsive
impvendbeg0efuheihep.Weshud
liveuIivesingiudepuing0uhesnde
sinohepinguscie0ndbeneiinglsen
ienbeings.Weshouldnmindwh0hesdobu
hemininupuifmindchievehe
peecmeit
Weseemnpepepcicinggcldeedsin
heexpecinfimmedieewds.Whenhese
ew0dsoenimmedi0efhcominghese
peopIeeunbleomoininheipuimind
WhohepcicedwiIlonIhephembebn
inheheeg0de0ms.Puemeisehse
hohelpusbeboninheWesenPueLnd
Theeisgedieence.

Z6
InksndnunsshoudsnveobegodoIe
mocleIsoIImonksndnuns.Lpeopeshud
siveobego0dolem0des0IIpe0pe.W
plocesshouldsiveobegodolemdes0
ohewYpces.uAmibhVilgeshuId
siveobegocl0em0deIollHmesfohe
AgedThisindeedwiIIbem0Sw0ndeuInd
pomisingpec.WeshouldesueeveYopp
unioocc0mplishhisgoI.

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SAVNGTHEWRLDRDISASTER

nheMiddIeAgesheews0weIIknwn
FenchpophebhenmeoNosdmus.His
biiYwslikehoM.Knginio-FnisFules-
s0nS.M.ngwh0wsveVpeciseinpedicing
nindividu!sdesinwsp0siivehoIsenien
beings0esubecodesinwhichconnbe
chngedNsdmusIshdhegiofpedic-
inindeedhehdheobiliseeucuenso
cicondii0n.Wheedidhisbiioigine?0m
mhemicIsciencendmediiveinsighwhich
enbedhimmkepedicinswihnine
pecenccuce.Theenpecendeviin
wosdueknwinghehwbunhe!lwhlI.
Nsdmushwevew0SnosbilIinShe
ZenMseYunGuiniFnlsFouLessns.Ae

M.LiFnmeseYunGuhec0mpiedwih
hisinsucinsceseddingbddeedsondin
sedcuivoedkinddeedschngehisdesinY.
Echneushsuowndesinbuwed
nokn0whepincipeshewspciceo
chngei.Inse0dweoeboundbinedink
0nebieeveYhingispedesined.F0miIieshve
heiwndesinYsdcuniesndhewd.In
Chinoheeisnncienb0kpophecYcIed

249
he BookoImDeiSond0d0Gveninhe

WoldcmpiedwihinheCmDIeeLib0inFu
Divisi0ns.InonlmdepedicinsucuTen
imesbuspedicedevens0h0usndso
eosencmpssingmuchlngeimehn
Nsdmusipedicins.Thisbkisexoodin0Y
obIeomkededucinsndbse0inscom

peebsed0nhemohemoicIclcuIinsin
he lChinqheBokfChne

nIheBuddhcnexploineveYhingcIe0l
ndc0mpleeI.IeveYonecngIncehugh
hebksinhewdhinkndbseece-

uwecnseewhBuddh0ShkYmunimni
esedinhiswduwoldisnwihuineIIi

gen0ndwisepepe.Hwevenomehowin
eIIigenhwcpbIehe0eheYoonI
knwllhowhingshppenbunllwhYll.
lnncienlndiheBhmnsndohege
eligiouspciineshdgemediivebiIiies.
InheimediinheweeobIe0bekhugh
hedimensi0nsimendspce.The0Is0wee
bIeoundbeeheieesveVce0hecn-
dii0nseinc0n0ininhesixeIms.Buhedid
nknwh0whesixe0lmsweemedhowheY
evvedheiesulheidesinin.TheYwned
veYmuch0knwhweveheYweeunobIeo

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uheenhnceheideepcncenionbiIiY
ndwisdm.ThusBuddhsndBdhisvs

weem0vedbheipesndmniesedinhis
wId0helphemuiIIheiwishesondneedsnd
ocIeYexpIoinhehwndhewhheuee
IiY.
BpocicingccdingBuddhisPinciPles
ndw0YspciceeveYnelsindividuIdesinY
cnbechnged0sweIshsemiliescun
iesndhewIdBuddhissuscknwedgehe
exisencedesinbunheidehiisfixed
Desinisnixedbucnbech0ngedHwdo
wechngei?IiscmpeeIuPuhughs
speechndcnduc.WihuhughssPeech
ndc0nducekindudesinwilIbevble.
WhenheYeunkindudesinwillbecmeeven
bIeke.

Bundesondinghispinciplehugbceu
edingiFnIsFuLessonswewudnbe
eiiedewchingeIevisinpgomsn0n
cienpopheciesfhewestWewuIdundesnd
whwshppeningTheeisindividuIkm
wihinoushedk0mWecne0diceu

kmicobsocIesediceuowndissesond

misounes.0miIcuivoesgehehm
iIcnvoiddisses.IfheciizenscounYcuI

25l
iv0ehenhcunwiIIpospendbohnu
ol0ndhumn-m0dedisseswiIIbeeducedThus
eveYhingdependsn0newdlleducinll.
8uddhismisneducinpopeenIighen
menneducionuewisdomIishecnng
beswlheuebeneiciIeducionlIsen

ienbeings.nheeI,O0sM.YongingWu
sedveVwelhlIBuddhismisneiheoeigion
nophis0phbuheesseni0hem0den
wId.llIisheesseniIeducoi0nheveYone
wuddowe0Ieon

GeopphesknewohepobemswewouId
beexpenencing0heendhiscenuYbuhe
didn0knwh0wsvehem.Thehughho
heseununeesusweehebiddingofGod
h0sincepepIehdsinnedGdwsngYnd
wnedpunishhemndhhispunishmen
wosunovoidbIe.AcuIIhisisw0ngideoof
deSin.
Thedeiiesinhe0veneindus.These
kingshvenecmpIeelseveedheioic-
ins.SiIIhehveessedegeesIicinsnd
hveoinedhigheeveISwisdmhnwelI
weehevenlbeingIwuIdbeveYhppYifsen-
ienbeingsweebIeoendheiwongdoingsnd
culivoekinddeedsounbckfmheiim

252
popewsThisisIsheBuddhlswishf0us
TheefewewuddowebeieveheBuddhls
wodsccephisechingschngendhus
oceeouownndoumilsdesin.Inhis
wwewiIInohoveIenedndpcicedhe
Buddhlsechinginvin.
Inhepsmnune-eeshvepecicec
mdesin.heoIsicIwoudhoveshie
wouIdnoivepshegeoffo-five.Aelbe
gnpcicingBuddhismibecomebviushI
hodchngecmdesin.Thee0eweneedo
knowhowe0cnchnge0udesin.
Theisbookedfebeginningmpcice
oBuddhismwsi-FnlsFouessnsinduced

omebMing-0uuonodpesnIwos
deepm0vedeeciWhenIwsungm
weknessesweesimi0hoseoM.LiooFon.

Wheveb0dhbishehdIhdhems

lTheeisnhingmoeviuoushnokn0w
onelsfusndbebleeomIITheefewe

cnnosimpIusouluck0evdebde
hiswudncTesponclwihhegespiins
fMohnBuddhism.N0whemosimpn
hingusod0isobidebheechingsnd
wisd0mfsgesdiigenIce5eouwongdings
ndcuivekinddeeds.Weneedobek

253
hugh0udeusionndoinwkeningondlso
hepIIsuffeingbeingsoundes0ndheuee0-
ioencougehemooinemndpcice
kindnessoccumuIemeis.WihsinceiYnd
c0mpssionweshouIdceoIIsenienbeingso
muuIIYespecechoheocoopeewih
eochoheocoexisinpospenYomkecon
ceedeoinedicingnoundhumn
modedisses.Weneedowok0geheosve
hewodfomdiss0useosvehewod

fomdisose.ThisishesinceehopeoIlsenien
beings.

25
TALKATTHESYDNEYEVERGREENE[DER[YCENTER

>gg9NATII\|A[ELDERlSDAYINAUSTRALIA

RespecedEdesndb0hesncIsises.To-
dSdneishoIdinghel999NinEdesD
IChinKungmveYgiiedohveheppu
niendhisdisinguishedgoheing.Ancien
ehesfChinhvepsseddownhugh
geneinsooveheeh0usondeos0hisY
hemIexcelIenceohnoinghegednclhe
wisendbeingiiondespecuwdsup
ensndeches.TheseeChineseviuesnd

lshemingoChineseeducin.
InChineseeducinConfuciushdesblished

nexmplepiveuing.Thepolicno
ionlomeducininsiuescnbeced

bckheheednsiesXi2205I75IBC
ShngI75IIIBCndZhuII222q98CAn
cieneducoinssemhdheepins.
isiughusoundesndheei0nship
beweenhumnbeings;hwcnducuseIves
hwoinecwih0hes.InChinhisisclledhe

educinofmpincipIesndehics.These
pincipeshum0nel0ionsedividedinfive
coegieshesmoIesishospusesf0he
iveinhesmeom.usidehemheeis

255
hemiI.lnhe0miIheeehep0ensnd
childenbhesondsise.usideheomiIYhee
isscie.Inscieheeeiendsgvenmen
ndciizens.

Weneed0beceoonheseeIinshipsho
wihinheseeIi0nshipsheeenesfbI0d
eloinsondhsemoIehicsndesponsibiIiY.
Theeeiiss0idhp0enindiiIpieVexis
beweenpenndchiId;bl0odeIionship.
Tusexissbeweeniendsondespnsibiliiesexis
beweengovenmenondisciizens.Thisisoelo
i0nshipesbishednheundinmIiY
ndusice.heefeingeing0ngwih0neon-
heweneedbecompssineondkindo
muuIIespec0kecefondheIpeoch
he.

IissedinhelinieLieSuoh0lPeplein
hiswIdpenndchiIdbohendsisehus-
bndondwifee0ivesshuIdespecndIve
echhendnbeieolousndhefuIoech
he.TheYshudendeinncioI0ssisnce
mnggo0diendsndnhdsingiIn0
hings.llHum0nbeingses0cilnimIsndshuId
nV0bekwomscieYoexisbYhem-
seIvesThisisespeciIIuedifeengupsIiving
gehe.lhosbeenikehissinceoncienimes

256
disnexcepinheeehedivesicu
ueisn0uphen0menonndn0humnmde.
lishelhbebeodphisdivesi
culueshismuicuue.Thsewhviehis

nuIlowomuIiculuemindhemsevesiIIin
bohbdndmind
Inddiinoknwinghwconducnese
hesecndmeoning0educinishoweneed
undesndheeoinshipbeweenhumnsnd
nue.uivesdependnnue.Whehe
clhingfdsheleoveIingheeisnow
esc0pehisei.Theeeoge0Ingwihn0-
ueweIenincmpssinendcingf0l
pepIe0ndnim0s.H0wdowecoefhes?l
isMD0unhesswewudhvedneun0ou-

sevesiI.Ininecingwihohesweneedhink
cnsonlohwheseus.Isiopppie
oewe0bIe0ccepiouseIves?Ifn0henwe
shuIdnusehisiudewdshes.Thisisou

gesinceeIving-kindness.NonIdwe
needcefpeplebuIInimsndin
nimebiecssweIThisispocicelving-
kindnessndcmpssineveYnendeveY
hing
Thideducoinhepsusoundesondouel
ionshipwihhebeingshe0vennde0h.Inhis

257
wldheeemneliginsh0wshipGd.
SinceoncienimesheChinesepepehvemde
eingspYespechebeingsfhevennd
e0hnheisdechewhisheis
hinghBuddhissd?TheBuddhughus
poespechevenbeings.Mkingfenngs
hevenbeingswihumssinceiishwweex
pess0uumsespecGod
ThisChineseeducoinlssemcninueduniI
heIsesfheingDnsheIsdnsin
ChinThesecncepsoecluciondidno
chngeThe0undineducinisesbIished
niiIpiendespecwdpensond
eches.FiIipieYpIcesheumsimp0nce
nkingceheelde.isheunshikbIee
sponsibiIiYhechilden0ccmpIishhissk
Hwevemdeneduci0nisIIdieenm
hoofoncienChinNw0d0sungpe0pIee
n0iiowdp0ensespecuoeochesnd
eIdes.BuwecnnobImehemondiw0uIdbe

miskedsoWhdowebome?useIves

neducinghem.InheIninielieSu
BuddhShkmunisedvecIeoIh0llhei
onceshdnviuehedidn0e0chhemhe
kn0wledgendheewsnhingsngebuili
hepeviusgeneindidne0chheounge

258
geneionweIIdidnosegoodexmpIesohem
oIow.ShwcouIdweblmehemhowcoud
weshikof0uesponsibiiYndshihebImeono
hem?

IcoudbesidhmgeneionwsIuckYo
hoveeceivedevensupeicioIviewohoId
educi0nbeundesndiIeofhesepnn
cipIes.UnouneIousodYweIiveinnge
ibuloinondchs.movedowYommY
milYwhenIwsueen.AehIhdiIe
c0ncwihmmiIunbleoevenvisihem
due0poiicIcicumsnces.BuconsnIYe
membeheikindnessinisingmeondheiove
ndcedunngmchiIdh0od.ThisIedmeohink
whncienChinesesgesndBuddhsugh
usInheSungDYnosYM.Zh0ng-YonFnsidho
lweokec0eougedpensisndhenex
endhissmecoeolIgedpeople.Wed0he
someuchidenndhenchiIden.llThesu

shves0edhisevenmoepofoundIYhI!AII
menemheoIIw0menemYmhel.Thus
wepuinpocicehegen0ndisciminY
heoc0mpossinndkindness.
InIighhisheosimevisiedSYdneYIws
veYhppYheoh0hepeopIeheewned
buideiemenhmeheEvegeenEdeCen-

259
e.mhoppodIlhIcn0hephem.
H0weveemnn0uncemenmnpe0pe
ldmehhesiui0nheeisn0idehId

nwnbekenin.Ifevenehinksikehis
henheewuldbenonedg0ddeeclsinhis
woId.Whowuldde2Likemndissesin
hisw0dpeopeoendnodeopichin0e-
ievehevicimsofdisses.Wh3heoefic
hmnefdisseeIiewoudngehe
vicims.Shelussndbondwchhesevic
imssendeezeodeh.Thisisbeingswoed
bueminsndisn0sh0w0uecompS
sionndkindness.

Evenihism0newsembezzedbohes
whenweocu0godinenionsheBuddh
sidhumeiissilpeec.Thisisuecmps-
si0n.The SunmSu sidiveVweIllwhen

0uinenionseuewewichievepefec
meitThosewh0dgddeedsndcuIive
gdfuneswiisehehevenwibecome
Buddhs.Thosewhsedisseeiessesnd

cusevicimssendeezewilinheI.

Theiinohellisndueudelibeeinenin

sendinghemhee.Buifwedhvehinen-
inwnc0usehmhpesnsend
hpesonoheldeIibeoeIdonemone0

260
hemembezzehenweuselveshved0ne
bddeeds.Wedonohbohesebdinenins.
InlvlhonBuddhismiishehughh
cunsnhecinegdsoc0mmiingns-
gessins.ncewehveundesdhiswecn
esssuedndbIcllcklehemeopuou
beseoindingviu0uschibedeeds
WhWehoveispuendviuoushesincee
vinghe.
Iegdhesegingseniciizenssmp
ens.T0ds0mebclhshegeheobuid
eiemenhomesmnpeopewiIlkece
heedeonmbehIfisIlhlcucIeve
wish0hehvemum0sgiude.Hwcoudl
n0dedicemhendenegccm-
pishinghisSk2IcnnshImheping
hembecusekingceoheedeIisme-
sponsibiiouesponsibili.Ifevene0usc0uIc
hinklikehishenheeceinhiswIdw0ulcbe
veYouneindeed
MosouswiIbecmesenios.Iwe0ebe0

especIveceondpvidefheeclelhen
nulwhweeceiveineunwillbeusnd-
ing.nheohehnciweeoveYcui0us
nddendonhinghenwhenwebec0me
ldineunnnewiIIkecoeus.BYhenwe

26l
wilbemisebeondiwiIlbeloefoeges.
WhismSpeciuSishisbi0fgdwihis
sinceiY.FinnciIcpbiIiisn0peciousmeel
w0dIpssessions.Iishisnehughosincei
neh0ughihhispecius.Tbeievein
whm?Inouseves.TheeoeweseeveYceY.
Theeenfewwh0pssesshissecnidence
nd0ihhusm0kingiveYhdochieveinhe
eningndpcicingobohwo1dIechings
nd8uddhismWihousecnfidenceiwiIIbe
veVdificubeIieveinohes.M0seu-Idis-
cussedbeliefndcnidenceinheEssencefAmi

0bhoSu.isisobeievein0useIves.Secnd
is0beieveinheBuddhThispincipIeisveYpo-
undndweneedhinkb0uiceuo
compehendondpcicei.
Evenihiswdishvedisseshsewh
econidenwiIbeheIped.Theeedhis
gddeeddwedeinieldonownobe
0vecouiusobeswedbnhingnone
oundusIfhisdeedisoccmplishedsuccessuI
ge.nlsgetGdbeings0hevennd
e0hndheBuddhknwh0weesincee

TheeeinSingpeweecuenpeping
buildnAmibhViIIgeheIpheogeds
hoevebdcnlivegehe0ndhheiI-

262
eeswibem0smeoningulfuiinghpp
nduIIopomise.
ImveYineesedinheweesseminp-
vidingceoheece.Aslvelodieen
cuniesIvisihsewheinvvedinhewelfe
oheedeIncleedinhisoeAuslihs
chievedhebes.Howeveiispiheven
heeheeldeIeckinginspiiuife.Theefoe
inddiion0ookingehephsicconcenso
heeIceiismheewishhheEvegeen
EdeCenewudenhnceheispiiuIivings
we||.

TheChineseoenslInououhweshuld
cuivego0dounesncviuesnumiddIe
esweshoudexe0usevesseehecom-
muniondhepeopleinceinggo0d0unes.In
heIeesweconeno0ugoodounell
ThuswehpehhisedecenewiIbepce
oheecleoeniogoodouneinheiIe
es.fwecnnoochievehishenwehvesei-
ousIelTed
As0onAmibhViIIgeinSingp0eIsof
membesndvoIuneeseoeheeldewih
iIilpieYshewouIclheiwnpensnde
spechemoshewoudheBudclhnbd
ingseweeIsucensheBuddhq

263
wh0eheoedldoubesinseingheseedeI.
Aheeiemenhmawew0udpvideDhm
lecuesndcuuleneinmenpgoms.hese
eneinmenpgmswiIccodwihC0nuciusI
pincipIeofwihnilhinking0enbIeheesi-
densbIeodwelinhep0peh0ughsndview-
poinsohenciensgesndheBuddhdiI.
TheefesIhvemeninedbeeh0mes

heeIcleismsmeningulndp0mising
endeovo.Becuseheneedexpeience
nsomi0nhispinoie.Hwchonge3
FmnodinYpeson0sge.Foeigius
pciinesiwiseeospce0pepeog
heven.F8uddhissiwiIseespIceo
us0pepeobecmeBuddhHwusnd
inghisendevwiIbe3Whcudbeme
pomising0usndinghnhis?
Su0seIushiipieisviuenoue.
wecouIdeoeveYedeIpesnwihiIipieY
espechemoswewudheBuddhG0dhen
iw0uldnulIbingu0uviuusnue.nce
hisviuusnueisuncveedhispesnwiIhen
becomeoBuddhBdhisvS0wheed0we

gculivebecme0BuddhBdhisv3
Wecnchievehisheeiemenhmebe

comeBuddhBdhisvcuIivoeheBodhi

264
svwYhee.
TcYhvehisoeoppounibehee
uponinviinhisdisinguishedgheingPe0-
pehveskedmesewwods.WihheseI
encougeIdiesondgenemenpoicipingin
hisconfeenceobinghhegehehe
gelovingkindness0ceosciefoIlpeo-
pe.Tiveuphepupseohisl999Scnels
EIdelsDweneedpuoubeseosin0
mkinghisendeovocingondpvidingel-
desosuccess.Iwishencouogeevene
sivewok0geheinccompIishinghiswoh
endev.Thnkull.

265
TkheLunNewYelsEveChnYDinne
IFebuYl,99

M.ChnS0SenhePimen0SeceoY
PimeMiniseisicendMinisY0C0mmuniY
DeveI0pmen;M.GunMuheinise-CunseI
nd.PengAn-HiheisSeceoYoheChi-
neseEmbssvuedndespecednendsom
heeIigiousgoupsheeinSing0p0eseni0snd
guesS.
ImveYhoppobeheeonighoheWd
TdeCenebeobIeoceIebeheLunChi

neseNewYewihIIofuFmM.Leels
speechweeonedhhee0eveheeh0u
s0ndeighhundediYseniciizensondchilden
ending0nighlsdinne.Theee0Isedeso
lsmChisiniYChoicismHinduismJ0ismnd
heMoScie0ndmembes0heIne-eIigious
gniz0i0nCunciI.
AlIhesee0desnclsenisepeseninghe
difeeneIigiousgupsheeinSingopeegh
eed0nighweIcmeheNewYe.Such
gheingiseIseenin0uscieYbuiscuciin
uimes.Wedmiendpisehegovenmenf
Singpoefhei0esigh0ndheiusnding
guid0nceneigiuspIicndsheheh0pes0

267
Singpoenshpppospeousndhomoni
usuue.

hvebeenspekingonheBuddhlsech-
ings0oesduingwhichimehvemewih
heIeoces0cieenehniceigiousndcuIul
gupsndinhep0cesshvemdemngood
fiends.veheesIhvec0meoelizeh
heseedeshvegeb0cminclednessswi
nessedinheic0ncenndcompssionfobe-
ingsWhenevewemeeIespechemsBclhi-
svs.n8uddhismhewdBodhisvisie

simioclegeeeonedinunivesiies.ABodhis-
visnwkenedbeingwh0hshep0ound
wisdmondhegecompssionoheIpIIsen-
ienbeings;husheseeigiusledesew0hY
henmeBodhisv.

DuingheimehIwosinAusiended
sevemeeingsofheMulifihFoumwhichis
spnsoedbhegvenmenAusIiAhese
meeingsheleodes0difeeneigiusg0ups
shehei0pininsndidesnh0woesolvehe
cnficsmngdieeneigi0usndehnicgoups.
Thehen0wdheiecmmendionshe
g0venmen.
ThebeciveheFumisoesbish0h
mniusndpspeusmulicuIumuiciI

268
ndmui-eligiousscieT0hvesblend
pspeussociendcounweisneed0
hvehm0ni0usineocin0mongcuucil
ndeigiousgupsAshencienChinesephi-
ls0pheLZiexpoinecllTheunivesendus
shoehesmeweenell.Toexpesss0me-
hinghiscomplexinsuchnelcuenndcIeo
mnneeuiesgemindoexensiveknw-
edgendpundundesnding
BuddhShkmuniuoiginechewho
ugh0onineessohdhisgemind
HeexpIinedhheuniveseevehinginind
weeonepeeccmpeeeniwecoulcl
shoehisundesondingheewoudbenoneedo
w0Vbouhesbiindpeoceoousocie
w0dUsinghisossingpoinwewieoIize
hollheseuseves.Thm0hesis

hmouseIves;benefiohesisobenefiou
se|ves.

lwehink0foeesepesening0usocie
wewiseehe0chousisIikeIewhiIedife-
enculuescesndbeieseIikedifeen

bonches.lwedonundesndhweshe

hesmeoobuinse0donlhinkusevesoe
onwef0nee0nhoeehenwewiIoi
ppeciehepeecionohewheeehe

269
0neeni.Whenweisooeusevesomhe
whewiheveYisingh0ughf0uselveswih
eveVensuingcin0ou0wnbeneiheniwi
beimpossibeovidcnoninsndws
mongceseIiginsndcuIues.
FomheBudclhlsechingsweIenheim-
p0nceopcicingnddv0cingcmpssin
ndecluIi.Inousocieeveb0dplsdi
eenoebuevebdlsoeiseuIIimpn
ndnecessVTheeisngodbdhighoow
lusheclifeencebeweenhessignmen0sk.
usn0wM.eeB0ck-GunsoidhoueIdes

epesenhisoYndexpeiencendhouchi
dene0uhopeoheuue.Iweespecou
eldeswewillenmheps.Ifwekece
0uchildenwewipovideheuue.
IsinceehpehhisNewYeIsdinnewi
beosingpoin0inechngemongehnic
eigi0usndcuIugoupsndhbhmni-
usuniingwewilhepceepeoceuI
hppondfuIillingscieheeinSingpend
undhewoId

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HWTCREATEAFUFNGANDPRSPERUS

MU[TICU[TURA[WRLD

3MARCHIg99

InI9VenebeMseChinKungwsin-
ducedM.UiThemheExecuiveDiec

MuiculuAfisueensndHedMse

ChinKunghineceneshegovenmenf
Auslihdcpedpubicp0icwecoming
peopeomhecuniesimmigoeAuso-
|io.

Thesepeopeepesendieenbckgouncls
cesondcuIues.Thehovedifeenideseig
iusbeiesndwsivingN0wivingogehe
howconhemuulIespecceI0vendhelp
echheceefuiingifepeceuenvi
onmenonclopspeousscie?M.ThemIls
concenseveYpppieondveYe.The
oehesomeconcensshseBuddhsnd

B0dhisvshowobeneiIIsenienbeings.M.
Themuhshewisd0mndheoBodhiso
Vo.

EIYinI,?8MseChinKungvisiedB0ndUni-
vesiYG0dCosAuslindmewihPofes
sPuWiIsonDenoheScho0Humniies

ndSciISciences.TheunivesiYwihvew

27l
husndsudenscmingmhidieenc0un
iesisnounlikeosmIUniedNins.Thee
seochingbhowomhmoniousmu-
iculuenvinmenwheesudensndeches

livendsudgehehmniousIswelos
woodvocehisspiihough0uhewold
Duinghisc0nvesinwihPofessWison
MseChinKungnuIIhughoheFwe
AdnmenSuAhebeginninghesu
heeew0hundedseven-ivegoupsending
hessembwhedieenspeciesmdi
eenwdshoughuheunivese.Iisheuin
essenimuIicuuehegheinggehefbe-
ingsmdivesecuueswihdieenbeliefsen
Iinghm0niousndviuousivingndeo
hepuschievehissmehmnIBuddhs
ndBdhisvsisexpinhheuniveseis
peecisoneeni.
TheChinesecIssic0mheehusndes
g IChinheB0koChne expinshow

HeovenndEhheousesnsndlIphe
n0menweeoiginfmedomininiepices.
0Zicliieduhehoheuniveseondweshe

hesomeoondhlIceionsndweene

eni.AsBuddhShkmunisidweose
0mhesmeessence.

272
Iwewish0chievehmoniousmuliculue

weneedohveheeoizinndundesnding
hweel0nehenIfupbemswiIlbe
sIvedAsodinYbeingswed0n0ehvehis
undesondinghusueveYhughw0dondc-
i0nisonIo0usevesumil0ndougoup.
useishnesshsesuedinuhmingohes
beneiouseves.hiswhinkinghsec
uesmongpeopIefeudsmngmiliesws
omongcounies.lisheb0siccuse0nu0nd
humn-mdedisses.Ifweobseehiswd

clmwemighwewondewhishecuseo
heseincesingdisses3IisuincesingseIish
ness.AsheBuddhIdusIdisses;Ic0nse

quencescomeomuignonceouIsebeies
ndwongviews.lwehinkeesepesen
ingheunivesendkisevesindivicuos
usevesheppebesepebuinei
heoepofhewhe.uhinking0fouselves
sbeingsepeceescn0nions.
lfweweeo0kmeceuwewoudsee
hheevesoiginefomhesomebnchnd
hlbnchesg0wmhesmeunk.ooking
deepinoheee0is0weeizehhe
Ievesbonchesunkosel0neeni.
nceweulundesndhiscononi0nswiI

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vnishsuving-kindnessndcmpssin
nuIiseswecehesswecoe
useves.ThisisulechinghennduIibe
weenusndhesundesndinghweene
beingeIineTeedwihnenhe.
ThisiseIizinghoheuniveseisneideoIm
ilhIIgupseonecmpleemuIicuIue.
ThusldispuesbeweenwendheswiInuIY
dissoIve.ThiseIiisheveYheoheFlwe
AdnmenSuqmkingiideIeochingmeiI
fmuiculuIsud.ThewdMFIwelIepesens
heinnumeobedivesegupsinheunivese.The
wdAdnmenepesenshecncepho
hesedivesiiesdonohindeusbuc0mbine

ceoehepefecbeu0heunivese.Thse
wh0hvehisgebd-mindedness0ndunde-
sndingewkenedbeingsIikeBuddhs8od
hisovos.

LseMseChinKungvisiedGnihUnive-
sioueenslndwheeheeesbishingmu-
ioihceneodvc0edbM.Them.MseChin
Kungwsdeighedondpedgedhisusupp.He
suggesedhheunivesicnsidees0bIishing
muicuIulinsiueinpessinIsp0
mesbiIi0ndwIdpece.Hisideishve
mnmulicuIu0Iunivesiieses0muIicu-

274
uIdepomenineveYunivesi.
ThepincipesndmehdsoheBuddhls
echingsoebhI0gicIndpcico.These
echingsee0suefhumni.Theehe
wisdmhecmmnhe0dhisheveYes
senceheveheheveoueIigius
ndseculcuues.Theseehepeecinhe
univesewhichc0npeecIsveIupblems.
WewuIddweIIIenndemulehem.

TdYVenebeMseChinKungcnsides
himseImsune0bebeoendhisveY

endspeciIg0heingHeisgefuluo
ueindividulswihgeesighdedicin
ndwisdom.Thesponsoshisconeencahe
eIigiusndcodemicIe0desndhegoven
menoAusliheexpesseshisdeep-eIdmi
ionndespecoshepledgeshisuIsupphe
ccmpIishmenhisgespiionThonkY0u.

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TA[KATTHEHINDUENDWMENTBARD
MARCH9I?99

H0nobeMembesoPimenMSinn-

kouppnM.IndeiiSinghM.ShinwsRiene-
specedPesidenndCunciMembes0heIne
eligiousgnizionndespecedfiends.
Todowehvehisvubleppunivisi
woHindumissins.WeknowhHinduismshes
cosee0inshipwihBuddhism.TheHincluswoship
heegeGds.InMhnsusheseGcls
eignoveheBhmPuiHevenNen
Diom0ndHevenndMohesvGeFee-
d0mHeven.RecenheSingpeBuddhis
odgeIhvebeenecuingonheFlweAcn-
menSuinwhichheseheegeoGodshodveY
imponp0siins.
liscmmendbIehHinduismemphsizes
ehicsndmicmpssinoencend
euliIbeievehifwecnfoseonddeveIp
heseucluiieswewiinechmniouswih
dieengupseigionsnccuuesnhisw
wewillespecndc0peewihechohe
heebceinghppnduIilingives.
ThisidelisshedbheeigiousIedesofhe
W0dConfeenceonReigi0nndPece.n

277
Mch3dhiseoIddessedhemhei
meeinginSdneAusiHwclowebinghis
icleloie3H0wdowehepsenienbeingsin
uehppiness2EducinAshencienChinese
hvesiclEducinismsesseniIinbuiding
nionndgveningispeple.IlIfwewno
echhisgoheeisnobeewhneduc
i0nTheefehpeheigiuseceswiocus
heeducinheil0wesonehicsndmI

ic0mpossinolencendecluIienbing
hesebecomeoucommonide.

Tccmpishhisiisnecessohove
s0ngndeecivegonizion0pomeos-
blesocieYndpeceuwoldIhope0helphis
ognizin.Hweven0hingconbeccm-
pishedwihouinncisuppheeoelec0m
mendeclhheseupundionndesobish
muiculuunivesiobidgehegopsbeween
peplecieeneigiusbeIiesnclcuues.
IhpehcindeIigi0usgupsinu
wIdcnespecndhelpechheive
gehehmonius.ThisiswhheBuddhugh
usd.ConsequenlheMhn0susoe
icleIechingmoeisomuicuuoeduc0in
hesh0wushwccmpIishuspioi0ns
sinceeIpciceheBuddh0lsechingsnd

278
encugeohes0doikewisewheneveIgive
Iks.ThiswhIvisiedmiYhw0m0nhsg
ncwhhvecmeodoheHinduEndw-
menBdIhpehwecndevepbeeun
desndingfech0heondbuidsingfiend-
ship0cpeoeinhelpingpeopeivehpp
nduIfiinglives.
TheBucldhoodusholeIigionscesh
Ipcicemehodsoenumbeonehohisishe
ueei.nlwhenweundesondhiswiwe
ivelivesohmnndeuisouwishesfon
idewoldeuIiIed

lhveenedhheisIndinHfwHuse
esblishedbHinduswibecomepeionlin
ApiIondhheSingpoegovenmenhspo
videdinncilsuppo.Thisocionoousisone
compssionndencewhichweespecnd
dmie.wouldbehnedoheIpouofufiIlou
spiion.Ihveeonedhhepesidenncl
membesoheCenISikhGudwBdhve

pIeclgedSl0O000.Aslv.VR.Nhonhslussid
heSikhcommuniissmIbuheiheisbigThis
ismosuching.TheSingpeBuddhisLodgend
heAmibhBuddhisSciewouIdike0dne
SII5000.IhopehfmhisdonBudchiss
ndHinduscnbecomecseinecingnd

279
heIpingechohemoendme.
nceginhnkufukindhspiIiY.

280
VenebleseChinKungIs
Answeheuesion:

WhMkeDn0inhe
miohHmeheAged3

he8uddhughushweshudndis-
ciminebeweenhepependusbecouse
weeloneWeneedhvekinchoughsd
g0ddeedsskindwdsbedecenpeson.To
besinceeIconcenedohesbecmps
sin0e.Webelieveikehesdhweshouc
IvendcepepIe.ThisiswhoheBuddh
ugh.
WeIIiveinhesmewIdhvehesme

pblems.WelgeIdIvlnfusneeclhep
whenwegeIdIsmeneisdwningndwe
cnswimwedonloskwheIiginwhce
hee.WedoeveYhingwecnheIphem.
ThisiswhwehepedhemihHmehe
AgedWewnedohepfoseclsepp0
ndienclshipThehveecldonesobp-
vidinghomeohegedhispences
ndeigins.
IIousgoveheIpwheniwsneedecu
wlcwudbepecefuIondhppndwewoud
nhvehepbemswedhewshedisses.

28l
Weconeihech00seoceepobIemsoslve
hem.BuiwedonIhepwewiInevesveu
pbems.Wec0nspendhundedsUSdoIosn
bmbowenUSdIIspvidef0pesn
inohidwdcunVomnh.Wecnspend
m0neokillosveliveswhichonesolveshe
p0bIem?Wwinosovepobemsgivingunsel-
fishwil.AnduegivingisoIwihuexpec
inewodIweexpecSmehingheni
doesnlsIvehepbem.Whendifeences
ndeigionsespecndhepechohewewill
inhvepeceundpspeusscieY.This
iswhWehpefondhisisouesponsibiIiY
cee.Buddhismisn0supesiinneIigin
bu0woopcicingcmpssinndespecin
udoilYlivesndhisiswhweheIped

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NDFUESSTHE8UDDHA

VenebIeWuLing

TheBuddhooldushoduinghisDhomEnd
ingAgehepimYwbessuedsuccessin
culivinisoenheBucldhNmeChning
MehdBuddhNmeChningisnsoinf
heChineseemllNinFulI.TheChinesechce

obeingmindfuoheBuddhllIinIIiscmpised
wps.Theppmenshepesenm
menheboompmensmindFu0ishe
chocef0BuddhndmenswkeningS
NinFullmensbeingminduoheBuddhhe
mindhinkingfwkening
InbeingminduoheBuddhwhdwe
chn2Nm0Amiuooll.Nm0lIisnslie-

inmSnskinncienlndinnguge
mensokeeuge.hisdesnomenhwe
keeugewihheDhmoMsebuheh
weeunonde.T0whd0weeunndupon
whdowee?Amiuoollissonsliein
fomSnskimeninginfinieifeinfiniewisclm.
ThusNmoAmiu0mensounundndeI
uponheininiewkening.
WhoehebeneisBuddhnomechn

ing2Up0nwhpincipIesisibsed?TheBuddh

283
oIdushMeveYhingisesfmumindll.In
hewdsheenvinmeniselecinofu

hughsNoehovingbecmeBuddhsBd-
hisvswesillhvedisciminingndwndeing
hughsficionsncchmens.SiIlhve
geedngeignonceognce.heincese
hesehoughsiswhisecingndshping0u
woIdod.Fomdisgeemensin0umiIo
clissesinucunchsinouw0du
houghsign0ncecusedissesomwind
suchs0ndesndphns.uhughsof
giioncouseehcIukeshughsogeed
couseods.Th0seongecusefies.Thesedis
seswilcninueinceseinequencndse
veiinhingisdoneoneuoizehem.
How?ChoningAmiu0olienbesus0ese
umindpuieuiwkeningondpece.
Whenoumindsepeceheenvi0nmenwil
inunelecseenindonquiiuhughs
ceewvesInhesixiesweseneseeed
hissllViboinsll.Whwedidnundesnd

wshebedhhoheseIlvibesIIhd.Wesimp
hughohemnninepeson0Ieve.8uhe
senghmhiskind0fh0ughwveis0mzing
obeoneu0izeheubuIenhoughwveseven
fmhelsgeedngeignonce.Thushving

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mnBuddhNmeChnesineginwilIbing
pecesbiipospeindhppinessoh
e

UndesndingheneedoBuddhNme
Chninghwcl0wepceed?Wecng0hein
ChningHwheedhmmsesusingmusic
insumensledheg0up.AswewouIdimgine
heeec0mevenechning0gehehmo-
niousishemospoducive.Buiimeohelck
goodchoninghmkehisdiicuhenwe
consimpIunonhechningmchineinuown
h0mechonlongwihi
Whenwokingc0ncenenwokingWhen
inishedimmedioeIschningAswndeing
h0ughsise;pnoenionohem.Up0ngiv-
ingiseohefiswncleinghughimmedie
epcehesec0ndhoughwihAmiuf0!.wn-
deingh0ughsginisehengoineplcehe
houghwihIIAmiuoIDohiscninuousuniou
evechnevehoughisbeing0minduIo
BuddhAmiobh

Inclcliinchningheeeheeching
idshepusinuminclfuness.Whenwefisene
heCuivionHIIwewiseeimogesoone8ud-
dhndwoBodhisvs.InPuendw
pcehewiIbeBuddhAmibhGeCm

285
pssion8dhisovndGe0SenghBdhisv
Buddhmi0bhsmbizesuigin0IseIf-nue.
GeCmpssinBdhisvsmbIizescomp0s-
sion.GeSenghBdhisvsmb0IizeswiSdm.
CompssinndwisdmehewviIuesous
cuIiveuncveuiginIsef-nueemind
ingus0becmpssinoew0dshes0be
inndnemi0nIbewkened.

nheBuddhblewewilIseeseveoecs.
Theeechingidsnoqecsfwship.Acup
wesmbIizesheeochingsThecIe0woe
smbIizeshumindneedsbespueshe
webeviclgeedngendignnce.I
iscImwih0u0singeippIeindic0inghowein-
ecwihpeplendmeswihheseeneond
nndisciminingmindequli.Fuhemoeiis
puendcImeIecingcIeoIndhughIus
swewuIdseeeveYhing0undus0sinmio.
FIwessmblizehecusesheblssmsesuin
hebeingui.Thisseesemindush
heeecnsecluencesmueveh0ught
wdndcin.

fwewishbinheuiheesuwemus

isgeneehecuse.L0mpswhichhovee
pcedcndIessmbizewisdmndbighness
iumininghed0kness0uignnce.Incense

286
smbizessel-discipIinenddeepcnceninos
weIIshegivingusevesbeneihes.
Choningenbesussuppess0uici0ns
ndneuizehenegivevibi0nSm
hughshceedissesWihewefIicins
0uwisdmwilgow.ThisneuIizi0nofbdvibo
i0nsndinceseinwisdmwiIIenbIeus0hve

successfulceehppfmiiesblesci-
esngndpospeusni0nndpeceu
wIdFheskeolsenienbeingsmoouII
lenndpcicemindulness0heBuddhs
houliveswilbehppnclufiIing

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ThelmmubiiY

CusendEec
THEIMUABlLITYFCAUSEANDEFFECT

bVenebeWuing

RespecedDhmMsesespecedpci
ionesndguess.vehepsewhundecles
heceBuddhismhsundegoneseve
chngesFisibegnbeegdedbsmeos
eIigion.TheniwslkeduponsphiIsph.
SmeevenwisedimosbendecogniionuniI
ibecomemecuAndecenihoscme
bepedbsmesshow.
Smehesemisundesndingshvebeen
hnesonesoenccuTingspepIehveied0
undesndndespecheechings.Sme
hesemisundesndingsccuedspeopIesve
benefihemseIvesheexpenseohes.Iwe
wneundesndndbeneiomBud-
dhismweneedogbckisoiginom
Appoximew0husnclesogin67
ADBuddhismiciolcmeChinondsince
henhsspedndIuisheclhoughouhe
cunV.TheEmpehdsenspeciIenvsIn-
diinvieBuddhismnkscme0Chin
echBuddhismwhichhimewsundesd
0beoneducin.

Thesusec0dedechingsBuddh

290
ShkYmunioddesshim0sullnginoIeochelI.
Thsewhlisenedhimweec0Iedsudens

whichiswhwecIl0uselvesodY.hiseche
sudeneinshipisnlundineducionAn-
oheesnhBuddhismisneducinisls
beoundinhesuswheewelenhhesu

clenswuIdskcuesinsheBucdhqwhwud
hennswehem.fhesudensdidnhughlY
undesnchughhwew0uIdnhoough
undesndhewuIdskfuhecificion
whichheBuddhwudpovide.ThisisesseniIY
cIssomdiscussi0nPleseundesndhBud

chShkomunisimpugh.Hecnduceclnei-
heceemniesn0ies.

BuddhismisBuddhShkYomunilseducinI
ssemwhichissimihofConuciusbh
pesenedsimioviewpoinsndmehds.Thegl
0Buddhiseducionisoinwisd0m.nSnski

helngugeoncienndihiswisdomws
cIeclAnusomok-smbhdimeoninghe
pefeccompleewisd0mTheBuddhoughus
hhemin0bleciveofouIeningndcuiv
inis0chievehisulimewisd0m.

HefuheughusheveVnehshepo
eni0IeizehisseuIimewisdombe

cuseiisonininsicpoounoue.Iisno

29l
smehingwecnoboinexeno.Howevems
fushvebecomecnusedhughgeneImis-
cncepinsndheefeeunbIeeizehis
penil.Hweveiwecnbekhughhis
cnfusi0nwewileIizehisininsicpoun
ue.ThusBudchismisneducionssemimec
egininguownoiginininsicsel-nue.
Isoechesbsueecuiwhich
semmedmhe8uddhdsec0gniionholsen
ienbeingsp0ssesshisinnewisdomndnue.
heeeheeelisnoinheendifeence
mngbeings.EveYoneisdieennwbecuse
wehveo5uuenuendhvebecme

cnfusedThedegeewisdmexhibiedbindi-
vidulsdepencs0nhedegeeceusi0nndhs
nohing0dwihheoiginouenueoheindi
vidu.TheBuddhlsechingshepuseizehis
innepeecuimewisdm.Wihhiswisclm
wecnslveoupbemsnclunusuffe-
inginohppiness.
Dueuckowisdomwepeceivenclbe-
hvef0ishlnchussuehec0nseuences
evkedbuincechoughsspeechndbe
hvi.wehvewisdomuhughsspeech
ndbehviwiIbec0ec;.hwhencnwesue

whenheeenilcnseuencesosuem?

292
cousewewibehppFomheewecnsee
hsueingiscusedbudeusionondhe
suceohppinessis0u0wneizi0nwisdm.
TheBuddhIseducionssemcnIsbe
winessedodinecuehlsinwhichwecnsee
monechingids.Whenweeneheh
csso0mweseeheimgeBuddhwhich
smboizesu0iginsenue.Wemsee
cnineowenheBuddhobIe.ThecIe

wesmboizeshepincipehumindsneed0
bespueshewe;bevid0geeclnge
ncign0nce.IiscImwihusingeippeincli-
cinghoweinecwihpependmeswih
heseenendnn-disciminingmindoeuIi.
Fuhemoeiispuendclmeecingclel
ndhoughusswew0uldseeeveYhing
oundusinmio.

eingswessmboIizehecuseshe
bossmsesuinhebeingouiemindingus
hoheeeconseuencesoueveYhough
wcndcion.mpscndessmbizewis-
dmondbighnessiIuminingheclknessfu
ignonce.TheimgesfIuslwessmboIize
nscendingheeneImsexisence.Fisiises
hughhemudhebmofhepndwhich
smblizeshesixemsbihnddeh.Theni

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IseshughhewoewhichsmbIizeshefu
sgeeIms.inlIibekshoughhesufce0
hewecompIeelnscenclingheene0ms
echingheneueDhmoemhesogeo
ulimoeenlighenmen.
The0usweechesushhoughweive
inhewoldweshouIcnobecomepluedbou
suundingsTheIousowebovehewesm-
boizeshnedIbeingsmhseinhehel
emsh0sewhoeBdhisvswiIbec0me

Buddhs;beingswihpefeccompeeenIighen
men.TheBuddhemexceedsheenelms

ndbecmeBuddhisheulimegolou
echings.Sowhenweseehe0uswewee
eminded0pciceheechingssweIso
onscendheenelms

T0dwhenweseeimgesoBuddh
Shkmuniweoeemindechoweneedoee
giudehiso-nineesoechingThe
BuddhvIunsocieducodedicoedhis
wheieoechingushwcu0f0uflicions
oinpefeccompleewisdomnduehoppi
ness.HewsndinYpesonwhswhesu-
eingsbiholdgesicknessnddeohbudid
nknowhowsIvehesepbems.Hewsde
ludedbubecmewkenedHeenedhough

29
cuIivionheuhoflifendheunivesendhen
ughushowobecmewkenedbusinghim-
seIsnexmpeshwecuIdlenfomhis
expeiencesShwecnbecomewk-
enedndhusIivehppnduIiIingives.
Inhew0dodheeemnbeiefselig-
insndcuuesmnclieenviewpinsfhw
exploinuwoldncl0ueionship0iBul-
h0ughweseemhvesmndifeenceswe
ellhves0mnsimiiiesDnkild0n
sedonoie.DIlhisgoodndnohingh
isbdDounoohessouwoudhved0neun
u.Remembehekindness0hesondep
hekindnesswihgiude.
Wheheweclicingondespecingoh
eslvingkindnesscompssinwebeievein
helpingohesingiving0fwhwehovewhwe
eohosewhoneecluheIp0ouwisdm.T-
dmnpeopleeseochingfowisdmhe
undesnding0fwhweebonwhweivend
whwedie.WeecmpeIedbconicingem
ins.Weecompeedb0gic.Whenweheo
hebeieshefeeings0mnpe0pengem
fecuisiomsupiseofscinion0m
suspicionocopeion.
EveYwheewelkwesees0cieieswih

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geedivesecuuesscieieswihm0edife
encesscieieshoenemphsizehesedife-
ences.dmnpepeokousidehem-
seIvesohesedieencesbeivinghheYe
heesonwhsomnesunhppY.Buhe
esnIieswihinus.Ashumnbeingsweundeg0
hesueingsofbihdgesicknessonddeh.
Wesuehdshipsdnoinwhweseeke
pedom0ulvednesndind0usevesinhe
pesencehosewhmweesenoevenhe.
hefiueopepIeundesndheeIcuseof
heiunhppinessheisueingisincesinghisve
sueing
WeolIknwpepewheguhveke
nuiizesbebeseep.Wh?TheYfee
heiiveseuc0n.Thewishoc0noI
hepepIeonclopssessmehings.Fies
gpepIehdimeoppecienueimeo
suclhewoksowisepepe.Tdwehven0
ime0noue:noimeocnempIin.uIives
emuchmoecmf0behnweehoseou

pedecessosbuwehveviunospiiulie.
Swesechexciemenkepilsopze
0ueeingscveouinbiicpewihie
Hwcnwefixhi5?Reduceouimewok

pI.WihpuifmindwewiIneedIess.u

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ivesoewsedinouempsinhings.We
bughnohinginohisIie.Wewilkenohing
whenweIevei.Whweneedissimpemnne

ivingBuddhShkmunilivedosimpeIiewih
meeIheessenis;nemedheecIhes
seepingundeeeonigheheivedohpp
cnen|ie

BwinghisexmpIendIivingsimpeie-
seweconecluceuchmensndikewise
edcnenedIivesWkonee;okene
e.AsimpemnneIivingbingsushppiness
nclseeni.Ifwednchogivingoe-
ceivingwewilenehewokenedbeinglsseo
cluiencluiliseenigeneness.
Howconwechngehediecioninwhichwe
eheded?Beninghwvec0meou
geedngeignooncend0gncesohu
mindswinlongebedeudeclbuwkenedB
undesndinghew0CusendEechos
beensidhBdhisvswh0ebeingswh
helphesechelizionfechievinghei
wnecuseswhiesenienbeingsfeeffecs.
Undesndinghisoshed8odhisvsfe
cmmiingieecsndheefoehekeseps
vidceingnegivecusesnsding
heedicehedebs;hekmicbsoclesgen-

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eedmheipeviuswongdoingsswes
ccumuIepefecmeisndviuesunihe
echhese0fBuddhh0d

WhehewldIdhomwhichincuceshings
evensphenomenqevehinghiswldo
BuddhDhmwhichisheechingfhe
BuclclhsnohingisbeondheLwoCusencl
Eec.IissidhevehingisempnduneI
neenoimpemneneemen.BuheLwf
CusefEecisunchngebIendeonee-
npemneneemen.
Bhcusendefecec0seeecos
hecoexismuul.Acusci0nbecmeso
cnseuenieffecndhiseecinungivesise
nohecouslcinFmhisendIessccle
wecnseehpoicucusci0nisno
fixedNeiheissingeeecheoneecThe
cmbini0ncusendefecomsviciousc
cIeheccIeoeincnion.
ABodhisvisnwkenedundesnding
beingnclisheeewelweheveYsinge
cusocionpducesneec.Becuseohis
heeveYcui0usinheievehoughwd
ndocionFefuhcusci0nwiIIbecome

negivekmiceecinheuue.hewiII
ceinIhvepes0nolIbeheconseuences.

298
UnikeBdhisovssenienbeingsdn0un
desndhepincipesndheeIiiesoie.The
liIeknwIedgewemhoveisIimiedndvgue
fomcompIee.Conseuenweceess
commicusoIcinsnddn0undesnd

whenheeecsoccuoewhhehppened.
ishenooefous0ege.Andomsus
noondwenofeelem0sabulsowebome
hesoumis0uneThisinunceesmoe

bedeecs.Cusencleecisconsonlbeing
ploed0u0IIo0uncus.Iweeunbeocon-
necheccuTencesiisbecuseween

mindfuoheweeshondcelessnoeu
undesncling
Regdessofhemehodwepcicehe
mehdpcicingBuddhnomeeciinwhiIe
seekingbihinheWesenPuendodhees
hewoCusenclEec.oouwnskewe

donownonoceeonmebddeeds
cusesoncuivekindceedswhichiswh
ncienmsessogesnclhepiochsiedso
hcoencouogeusdo
ThePuelonclmehcowsusocYouex-
isingkmooheWesenPueondHweveiis
cuciIhoweundesnchexisingkmefes
he0dllonclnohe!lnewll.hisllnewllexising

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komwhichisceoedinhepesencnnobe
bughhePuendAculhisnewkmo
wibeneheimpeclimensobsucingusfm
echinghePuend.Cing0veuldIIex-
isingkommenscingovehenegive
kmhwsceedbe0ewebegnoen
ndpciceBuddhism.
Wihhisundesndingwemusesolveno
ceenmenegivekmo.nIhencnwe
bellibeoedwuldbewngohinkh
wecnsilbebninhePuendeveniwecn-

inuedobddeedshchningonewibe
en0ugh.hsbeensidhoouofenhusnd
pepewhpocicehe8uddhNmeReciin
Mehcl0noh0nduebe0binbihin0
hePue0ndTheeminingninehousndnine
hundedondnineivecudnoobinbihin
hePuendWh2Theclidnspceing
negoivekminhepesenIieime.lnheencl
egcllesslheichningheweeunbe
binbihinohePuend.Thesibehei
consecuencesinhesixelmsfeincnin.lis
cucihweundesndhis.

pciceBuddhismweneedobinghhe
B0dhimindWhisheBdhimind?Thewkened

mindTheminclhceoundesndshepinci

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pesondueeoIioiendheunivese.he
ge!cmpssinemindwiheveVhough
0incompleeeizionsendohepo
hesdsoosweI.Themindwihpeecdee-
mininocesecmmiingwongcloings
cuivenkindcleedspcice0nviuus
WS.

hegecmpssinendsinceeBdhi
Mindisoofewihuselishness.lisomindwihou

seIegdThemindwihnexpecionewod.
WihhismindwewilbebeoceIbeings
swecoeouseveso0ufmiI.Pcicing
wihhisB0dhimind0ukmicdebscnbeedi-

cedTheBuddhohsexpl0inediinhismonnes
hweoeobeoundesnd

Inuhoukmicdebscnnbeedicoed

bucn0nlbensf0medingo0doune
whichishppinessinelligencewellbeingpspe-
iecIishegebeneihehumonndce-
esilems;heeoeiisnempYndsi
subecobihonddehHwevensmin
isecluivleneimini0nnsomouicins
inoheBodhimindlis0nsomhecce0f
bihncldeohinohesoeNin.Inhepo
cessoonsominoumeisndviuesbe-

cmewessndechcmpeinsweoin

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Buddhh00dheulimepefecin.
InheFIoweAd0nmenSuheBuddhoes

ushIsenienbeingsinheenpossessheviu-
usbiiiesndinnewisdmoheBuddhs.In

hew0clsjIIsenienbeingshvehesmeBud
dhnuehesmese-nueou0iginue
sehwesihvebuwhichiscuenob-
sucedcuenlc0veedb0udeludedhughs
ouwncleingoncldiscimin0hughsnd-
chmens.Buhisiginsel-nueisnopem
nensTounc0vehis0iginnoueis0oin
8uddh0hoodTo0inhesoe0pefecnd
ulesswisdm.uviuesensobiIiiesnd

godunees0pefec.Thuswhen0ueveV
specispefecwebecomeBuddhs
Whhenoewepeseneodingsuchdificu
lives?Becuse0fwndeingncldisciminoY
houghschmens:icins.Aici0nsel
hec0ndiinshcusepin;disessndsueing
whichdisubhebdndmindAchmense
ixionsceinidesobecs.Theesuinu
hvingdesieshvingsongeelings0selfishness
ndieushvinghengingc0noIhe
ngingpssesshes.8ecouseohesewedwe
nhoughsowhhsccuedwhwehve
emembeedwhwehveimginedWeeed

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bhesehughsunbesphem.
liscuciohwecesehesechmens

whichhvemodeussdnghsehhve
cusedushoves0ngeminsdueohese
chmensweconn0sphinkinguseves
owhwewn.Whcnwed?AsdinY
pepIeweesisubIechughsondfeeings
ofchmen.Sssnshesehughsise
eplcehemwihheAmiuAshenex
hughisesginepoceiwihhesinge
hugh0lAmiuflllnhisw0wecnpcice
nYwheenime.
TheBuddhsughushheuniveseisgen-
eeclomuwndeingonddiscimin
houghsisceed0mouchmens.These
bscesepesenfosebeiefsndwongview
pinsndhveceedhe0-neDhmB0d
BchisvsogesenighenmentWhehee
difeenevels?Themniesmoudieende-
gees0fignncendwndeinghoughs.
Wheed0heTenDhmRemscmef0m2

Theppeduehelockeuiom0u
discimin0h0ughs.WhenwehbnesingIe
difeeniinghoughginshebeingsmes
obecshenheTenDhmRemswilppe.
ThehighesheseeheuSgeRelms

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Sound-heePekobuddhBdhisvnd
Buddh

WhenweclingochmensheSixRems
Reincnionohehevenssushumnsoni

mshungYghssndheswilppe.Ands
0uchmensinceoseheTheeEvilRemsbe-

ingheweoheemswiIIppe.FinIwhen
0uchmensehemsseiousndencius

heheIeImswiIppe.Wheweunble
nscendheccleobihnddeh?Unbe
seveoukmicbsoces?NonIdowenoe
w0nocecoufuls;weecnsnin
ceSinghem.
HwhendweidouseIvesfhesedeIuded

ndiusoVhughsunc0veheiginocpbii
iesndviues0usenue3TheonwYisb
einggo0uwndeingnddisciminY
h0ughsndochmens.WhenwehveeIimi
nedo0hesewewilno0nlYvecomehec-
cebihnddeohinheSixRelmsbuwiIsu-

pssheTenDhmRemssweAndwhenhis
h0ppenswewildweinheneTueDhm
RemheseheBuddhs.Andiiswihinhis

elihhewCusendEecies.
WndeingnddisciminoYh0ughsnd-
chmensecuses.Geedndngeondig

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nonceecuses.TheTenDhmRe0msc0m

pisecloheFouSgeRelmsoncheSixRems0
Reincnioneeecs.Sincewndeingnd
discimin0Yh0ughsndchmensgeneoe
negivekmqheughobeeimin0edsh
umeisndviuescnhenbepefecnd
cmplee.Cuivingn0n-disciminoYmind
pvidesheseeniopciionesegoo-
licionsBuiisdiiculomosouslegdue
ousenimenchmensdueheinusices
weeewehovesueedndhegudgeswehus
h|d.

HweveeeIinghiswnpususme
dis0dvngebecusehenwesufehec0nse
uencesofuguclges.Inecluliiesexisinhis
wdbecuseo0udisciminomindsdinV
pe0peonhinkinemsoheufmsexpined
inheDiomndSuqSefpepeohebeings
ndimell.wedonhinkinemsheseou

fmshenwewilbekhughulicionswih
hesenghmucuivin.Theeewhenwe
geneeeminsweneedemincluseves
heseumsndemembehoheeonIon
iIusin.Whenwed0hiswewibeulhoppoc-
dingwihc0ndiinsndbeIngfuinhegod
deedsofohes.

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Theccumuionfmeisdepends0nucu
ivion.Whishiscuivin?Thebiioleg
fwnceingnddisciminooVhoughsoIeg
0chmensocoecueITneushoughs
ndwos.Wheviues?Viuesiseomhv-
ingccmpIisheddeepcncenionwisdmnd
heneTueDhmRem.Iisheeoeimpo-
noundesndhemeningomeisndviues.
FoheinmenbeneicimeiSndviuesis

hepefecinmen0Buddhhood
Themeisndviuesbeswedupnhehigh
eslevesBdhiSvsenepefec.Wh?
Becusehehvech0senn0obekh0ughhe
semoiningdegee0heilusionophenomen
exisenceThehveneinquishedhehinnes
shedhelsdegeewndeinghughsnd
hisiswhheimeisndviuesenoepefec
Upnbe0kinghughhissdegeeofiusionf
ignncaheimeisndviueswiIbehepefec
cmpeenesswhichmoniessheoinmeno
Buddhhod

Senienbeingscmmiwngdingsduede
ludedmindsnddeviedviewpinsWhenine
cingwihpeopemesndoisweusul
cfmgeedngegnceomseIishness
omhewish0beinconIousuoundings.

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Theeegngwihuuenueweneed
giveupYingcnlnddminehes
epcehughsoouselveswihhoughs0ll
hes.ThenupuiomindwiIlinceseondu
IicinswiIdecese.Iwechievehisse
mindwewouddwelohelpohesochievei
swell.

Bu0sngswesiIIhvehesehughs0f
geedngegncehewish0cnheS
wewiIIsillhvehecuseshwilgeneeou
bihinheTheeBdRelmsofnimIshung

ghssndheIs.Wheweboninhenim
eIms?Ignonce.Geedisheesnwee
boninhehungYghosemsAndngeiShe
cusefubihinoheheIems

Theeisnwovoidheeecs0fnegive
kmncehewngd0inghsbeencommied.
WeouseIveshveobeheconseuenceshe
eibuinisingomoumisdeedsN0pesngod
oBucldhcnheIpecluceusufeingobe
hekmiceecsonoubeh.Thehveneihe
heuhiYn0hep0we0d0s.TheeliYis
hweInemussufehecnsequencesu
misdeeds.TohpeohewiseisIikeYingoun
wfmuwnshclw.IndoingswewiIIus
pepeoemew0ngc0nduc.

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Theeemninsncesevidencinghisphe-
nmenn.Tkeheexompefnignnpesn
HvingdnesmIgoddeedheoshehpes
b0ingodoune.ThiSiswishuhinkingwisfu
demingisuehwewieceiveg0doune
oeclingviuousdeedHowevesuchgd
f0unemn0sh0wiselimmedioe.Wh?Be
cuseunsgessionseoohevbecom
pensoedbusnesmIviuousdeed
Nundesndinghiswhenhingsdnog
wewebegin0dubheechingsonduesion
whheBudclhlswodsenue2Whdodo
goddeedsndeceivemisfunewhenohes
commiwngd0ingsndobingoodoune?We
henbegind0ubheLwoCousendEfec.
Conseuenlwebegindubndindveen
slndeheeochingsfhe8uddhs.Bubs0d0-
ingweuheinceseheseveioouw0ngd0-
Ings.

TheeeheespecsokmiceecFis
goodfuneisingfomkincldeedsosueing
isingmmisdeedsm0mnieswihinhepes-
enieime.Secondheespecivekmicefecs
mnmnieswihinhepesenlieimebuin
henexIieime.Thidsuchkmiceffecsmno
mniesunihehidlieimeohemn0shw

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upunileinnumebeieimes.Scusc-
ionsdogiveiseovi0uskmiceecswelus
cnnobeceinwhenhewiIppe.
Undewhcicumsnceswudhesekmic
efecskeefec?G0odbdkmicesulscn
onlbebughboubheexisenceocol
sicc0ndiinocicumsnce.Ihepppie
c0ndiinmuesinhepesenIieimeheespec-
ivekmicefecwilhenmniesiseIwihinhe

pesenIieime.Henceheisspecokmic
eec.

SimiIshuldhecsiccondiionmue
inhenexlieimehekomiceecwimniesi-
sehen.Hencehesecndspeckmic
eec.Finshoudhec0ndiionioisee
numeusieimeshekmiccusecnnevebe
eclicedPehpsfehepssingoimmesu-
obIee0nshecosiccondiinminise
ndhenhekmiceecwiImniesise

TkefexmplesoodbheBudchin
heousSuqAnodmnhdeuesed0be-
comeomnk.Fhishppen0neneedecl
hvegclosg0douneviuesnclheigh
condii0ns.Ahimehsewh0becme

m0nksundeBuddhShkmunilsguidnce
chievedoinmentBuddhShkYmuniesed

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hissudenlsbiibskinghemdecide
wheheccepheoldmonsmnk.Afhe
sudensweeAhsndhusweecpbIe
knowingopesn!sposivehundedieimes.The
domedheodmnosp0specbecusehe
hughhhehdnpnedhegoods
wihinhose|ifeimes.

BuBuddhShkomunidhemhininie
eonsghisoldmnhclbeenwodchoppe.
nedwhenheninigeonhemunin
heclimbedupee0escpeclingouIHm
geoheBuddhIlfoheIp.Wih0nhseew
wdsheodmnhodpInedhiscuse.Whenhe
mewihBuddhShkmunieinnumeobIe
enshec0ndiinshdmued.Buddh

Shk0muniheefeccepedhemonosmonk
wh0IeinedheIevefAhoseinwhich

nepssessesneneuspecepinsviews
speechbehvi.Thisisnexmpeo0kmic
eecwhichmniesediseeinnumebelie-
imes.

EveVhoughwdndcionising0mu
hesndmindsceeskmiceec.Weep
wh0wesw.8swinggdcusesweep
gdconsequences:swingb0dcusesweep
bdcnsequencesEvenBuddhsndBodhi

3l0
sovsconn0Iehiseoli.Theespecivek-
miceecwillonImniesisewhenheeIevn
cndiinipens.Iwednoeseeheseesulsi
is0nbecuseheppopieimehsnm-
ued

WihhoughundesoncinghisuhwewiI
nuIIbecmeveYwchuI0ueveV
hughwdndcin.WewiIIsobebleo
d0pheighiudewheninecingwihohes
mesondffisccumulemoego0df-
une.WhenweeenbIeuncoveuvi-
u0usse-nuedue0ouckowkeniIgwe
cnonIeceivehebeneish0ughviu0usculi
vin.

TheguicleIinedeeminingg0dndbd
deedshsbeencledeinedbYheBuddh
WheneveYhughisingmoumindisdedi-
cedohebeneiosenienbeingSwewi
ceegoodoune.BuwheneveYhoughis
s0IelbeneiouseveswewiIlgeneenegive
kmWeneedospbeneiing0useIveshe
expensehuinghessuchbehvionIce
esnegivekmhwewiIIhove0eple.
IwednbeIievehisiwisiIIhppen.Tc0ec
iweneedcnsonpcicegeocmpssin
WhdoweusehisguideIinewheheweoe

3ll
beneiingusevesbeneiingohesdee
minewheheweeceingbodgdkom?
Remembehhek0miccusesfheTen

Dh0mReoImsemniesedfmwndeingnd
disciminoYhoughsndchmens.When
eveVhughc0ninsheeemenflseis0
usIluchmenseveYseveeCnse-
quenweesil0sineccIeobihnd
dehSiImiedinheeneImsexisence.hus
iisneg0ivekmwheneveVisinghoughisn
ousufmiIougupoucun
dinpepednundesndhiseun
dehemiscncepionhiispeecInuo
evenc0echinkinhisw.hedonelize
hsuchviewseIIcnYohewisdm
heBuddhUnIikeheBuddhqweoeunble

peceiveceYndhuswehveIwsseen
hingsinseIigh.TheBuddhknwingndun-
desndingIIspeksonIheuh
E0chndeveVhughisk0micc.I
cuseisesf0mwisdomshenwiIheeec.I

cuseisesmignnceswilheeec.Un
uneIweplncusesminIdueuign0
nceondhisiswhwehveceedinnumebIe
nsgessinsinuposndpesenieimesMs
heimeub0ddeedsuweighugodnes.

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Iugddeedshdexceededhebdneswe
wudhvelednscendedhecceobih
nddeh.

Asl0ngsweemininhisCcewewiun
doubedlYcommim0ebclhngddeeds.
ThusweoughobeveYcuiousndmindu.
H0weveheBuddheIsushooukmisno
fixedondconbensmedSinceevehing
isesmoumindskmlsoisesomou

minds.Sinceouwngd0ingseceedbu
mindshenhecnsbensmedb0u
minds.ncewehveoinedpuiomindou
kmowiIbeediced.

enwei0undesndheulimpcofhe
Buddhiswds.Thisisdue0uconusedminds

nddeviedviewpoins.Wehveedinhesu
shwokenedbeingssuchsAhsndBd-
hisvswibeeiiedeiseningohesewocls
heBuddhTheeushnAhwilIsweo
blodwhenheemembeheunimginblesu
eingheundeweninheipsIivesinheAvici
HeIheowesoheheIems.Thusheeo
moevigiInhnwee.Sinceweenoec-
pbefkn0wingoupsiveswedon0knwdo
noemembenohis.We0hveIbeenin
heheeoImsbef0e.AndsongosweesiII

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miedinheccefbihondde0hwewiIms
ceinIYghee0ginnden
TheimespeninheheleImsiscmpisedf
ininieenswhi|eheimespeninhehighes|evel
HevenisoeliveIsheighYhusndge
ens.AIhughweIIhvecmmiedheov
wngdingswec0nsiIbehepedbeefIing
inheheIems.8uncewehvedescended

inhemiisexemeIdificuousbeheIped
nwihsndinghepesenceEhesueB0d
hisvwhisheeheIpoIsenienbeings.An
BuddhBdhisovwhohsnfiniYwih
senienbeinginhelndgesheeechhim
heiscledEohTesueBdhisov

Wemhoveon0iniwihsenienbeingin
hehelIe0Ims.WhenwebecmeBdhisv

Buddh0ondhecosicc0ndiinhsmued
wewiIbebIeghee0heIphemndhen
wewiIIbecoIIedE0hTesueBdhisv

heef0ehenmeBuddhBdhisvis

geneicemndd0esnindicenYnespecific
individuoI.

InheEBlhesueSuwehveseenhoiis

diicusvesenienbeingswh0h0veIed
descendedinoheheleoIms.EhTesueB0d

hisvhsgewisd0mgeosupenu0Iobii

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iesndgenscendenbiIiieshushecn
helphesenienbeingsinheheemseveno
e0chheWesenPuendHwevedue0u

hbiulbehviwhenweebescend
heHeovenemswecninuecmmiw0ng
dings.Andoeieinhehevenelmshs
endedwewilginIinohehellelms.Bu
EhTesueBodhisviissiwehveeuned

enhvingbeengne0ewds.ncein
heheIlelmssweexpeienceconinu0ussufe-
ingwewiIbeunbeculive.Thusouhec
nclesulnnegivekmwiIlincesendbe
comemoebindingThesuscelexpinhis0
us.Fomhiswecnbeginoundesndhowdifi
cuiisohelpsenienbeingswh0hvedescended
inoheheIems.

Awhpininimeconwebehepec?Ae
wehvec0mmiedwongdoingsbubeoewe
pssonnddescendinoheheems.Duinghis
imewemusbeowkenedsohhugheelings
0inenseemosendeiingewewiIldii-
genlfoghinkingsingdingnhinghis
bdnclonldohwhichisgod.InhiSwwe
wiImininpuiomind
Andinhiswwecnchnge0upesen
cndiin0ndnsmbdsiuininog0d

3l5
ne.Iw0uIdbeevenbeeiwecuIdbnngfh
hegeoBdhimincl.hemmendehwe
sinceeegesweecieAmiuoll0neoen
imesondseekbihinhePue0ndwewiIc

cmplishhisbihevenhughwewuIdhvegne
heAviciHe.WewiIIbebnheesn0n-

egessive8dhisvs.nceheewewiIIhove
heppunieunuwldhephse
whomweh0veniniwihnscendhehe
ems.

enwem0hvedneviusgddeeds
bucninuebeidicuedndIkedd0wnupon
bhes.wemhvesueedsenousiIness
pve0misfunewihneliewsehonhe
peviusne.Wh?usei0usmisdeedshove
beeneduceclomigheibui0nmni-
esedinhepesenIieime.Inhewdsobein
hissiu0inmeonshuhe0vnsgessins
hvebecomeighe
AsheDim0ndSusoswemobepo
debsedeseehephhedueop0s
nsgessins.Becousehiswewisuepve
nddebosemeninhisieime.Hwevewhenwe

ccepndpcicewewiIedice0uns-
gesSi0nsondevenuloboinhePefecCom-
pleeEnighenmen.Thusweeble0nsm

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bdkmwihonesingehoughoenighen
men.

Fuhem0ehesuselushwhenwee

pefominghedeedsooBdhisvhe8uddhos
Bdhisvsndhevenbeingswic0nsn
suppondhepus.IfweencounebscIesond
diiculieswhenpeominghesegedeedsiis
dueounegivekmbeingge.Iwe
cnusgioueehnddiigenpemhe
deeds0ccumuIehesemeisndviueswih

0udiscimin0Yhughschmenswewil
ovec0mehepesensufeingndbingohin
numebebenefisncgodfune.AcwiIingl
ccoclwihodvesi.Tdissveoudebswe
needoephemwihcImnesswihun
ceofhedogievnceIwefeehoedhen
hedebfhenexieimewibemuchgee
hniwsinhiSone.

veocheVenebeMoseChinKungiso
goodexmpeofhis.Heundewenmnes
depivionsbuemineddiigenndhdwoking.
SubseuenhemeMs.YinHnndhehusbond
whopvidedhimwihfulsupp.nlhenwih
mngeoblesndodoivingwshebIeocon
inuewihhisechingnclecuingHis0bscIes
nclhdshipsweeesunegivekmoce-

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edinpeviousifeimesH0weveinpienl
beinghesedificuieshisnegivekmwos
gdueimined
TheesbIishmenoheHwoDznLibYond
heIeesbIishmenheCpeBodYhe
BuddhEducionIundoinweeheuning
pins.PesenIYundehisguidnceoveifYPue
LndLeningCenesndAmibhBuddhisS0
cieies0oundhewodheIppp0geBud
dhism.Thisishemniesoin0god0une
whIchisin0ccdncewihheechingsinhesu

heefewemusnbediscouogedinhe
0ceodvesiies.Ih0sbeensoidhBuddh0s

ondBdhis0v0shove0ngedeveYhingin0u
ives.Alhdshipsncldvesecndiionsnmo
eh0wseveehvebeenpengedbhem0s
weThepuposeheseisogduIeiminoe
unegivekmouniweccumulemeisnd
viues.AIsheheIpcuIivooseevoeheisoe
pcicendchieveinmen.WhYwuld
heBuddhsndB0dhisvswishusiII2Tueculi

vseveYpeciousohem.Undesndinghis
pincipewewiIpoienonclevengIdlendue
hdshipswih0ueelingdiscouged
ncewehvep0venheuhoheBuddh0ls

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echingsousevessheBuddhohsshownus
wewiIlhenbebeundesndhnfiue
nmehowbigosmllishebenevIen
ongemenheBuddhsndBdhisvs.Hw-
evehosewhd0nundesndhispincipewil
inhefocedvesibeginoisecloubsinBucl
dhism.ThewiIhenbomeheBuddhsondB0dhi
sovsnopovidinghemwihpoecionnd
guidnceuhesondeingheTipeewels.Con-
secuenheendupcmmiinggeens
gessions.Howw0udhen0olbck2
TheBuddhoodushwewuIddowelo

h0oughnddeepundesndheeochingsin
hesussohwewilnoeelheplesswhencises
ise.Regodlessfgo0dobdcicumsnceswe
ugheminclmnclcompsed.Bclimes
seeoedicoeukmicdebs.Dogodimes
pesennbenei3Iweclonpossessdeep
cnceni0nondwisdmduinggoodimeswe
wiIegess.Wh28ecuseoumindshvegiven
iseohoughsgeed
AlhoughweinenclobehveppeIfoex
mplenooloseouempesomehinghppens
ndwebecomeongYbeewecns0pou
seIves.Whenwegiveiseohoughs0fgeednd
d0ngewhwewonwegivewoesen

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men.Thisisbecuseweec0nIedbYou
negivekomHwdwevecmei?BYIis-
eningmeIecuesndpuingheseechings
inopcice.Undesndingnclpcicee
equoIIimponshecompemenechhe
nclec0nevenhigheseundesnding
ndpcice.
AcuoIYininggdunemYnbe
godus.Whengcluneisesndwecl
noenibu0heweshoeiwihohesnd
husbeneiIsenienbeingsheBuddhosnd
B0dhisvswilIinunbingusmoeg0cloune.
8uwhenwednpssessceindegeeo
deepcnceninndwiscmhewinim
mediebinguSgduneWh?Iwudonl
homus.ThewillowusosufeiIemoebe
cousehdshipisbeneficiloupcice.Fom
hisweeizehohe8uddhsondB0dhisv0s
hvepvideduswihunwveingcendguid-
nceowhichweneecl0begeu.Thisissome-
hingmspepeenbleoundesnd
Whenmspe0pIemeewihdiicuieshe
enbomeohesevenGdRecoheseious
hinkeecnheiwnuls.Whenwed0no

hvedeepfeeing5emsendegeiisbe-
cuseoudeIusionuwnseviewsd

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weenheofpepebeingcheoedWhd
pepIecheohes2lhsun0unebecme
neveVdccuenceinouw0ldBuwhis
eIlhoppeninghee?IweundesndBuddhism
ndheueeIiofliendheunivesewew0uId
elizehoweepesenlbeingcheeclsimpI
becuseinheposwecheedhes.
Undesndinghisncldespie0uhvingbeen
cheedwewilImininpecemindiwel0ok
uponhesiuinsheepmen0deb.A
clebfmnemusbeepidincoshncllie
owedmusbeepidinkind.Thisispinciplsund
ndcnnobevided.

TheBuddhocusheveYhingisdeom
niusinoshodwbubbe.Nhingispem-
nen.NohingcnbeheIdon.Il0hingcnbe
gined.Thisisheuepincipe.weemembei-
eeIsewewuddowel0emembehis.When

weebIeouundesndhnhingconbe
gineclnclhusn0hingcnbeoswewiinl
beeeodeusions.Theefoewhenweexpeience
hdshipsweneedhinkhemsepmen
deb.lnhiswowewilpienevengd
givewhoheswonncc0nsongiveise
hughsndeeIingsfemsendege.
Tdweseemnpe0plewihgegcl

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unewihimmenseweh.Wheedeshiswelh

cmefm2IdoesnhppenbYmeecinci
denceoIuck.RheiisccumuIedomhecu

ivinogoddeedsinpeviouslieimesmhe
givingweIh.Themniesinsmisoune0
godounednoccubchncebuedue
0especivecusesceedinuinnumeble
peviousifeimes.Whenheppopiecndiin
isesinhepesenieimeillowshecuseo
comeinoefecndheeoepducesheesuIt
WecnIen0fhelifeoheVenebese

YinGunginhislun.MseYinGungsidh
evehingisinedhughsinceiwhichis
beneiingonese;0ndespecwhichisbenefiing
ohes.WihsinceiondespecwewiIbeinho
mnwihohes.In0deochieveopecefu
onclhm0niusscie;weneedoundesndhe
pincipescusecondiinndefecFhes
especusweneedoespecohesiso
chongeuwsochngeheenvionmenohe
bee.hewisehegedissesinhiswd
beingheshedkmfIsenienbeingscn
nobeoveed

Thushough0uhisenielieMseYinGung
dvcedheechingscuse!cndiinnd
eecwihheid0meiIssuchsheouLes-

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snsio-F0nwhichwenowhoveinEnglish.He
ieIessIdvcedndwhoehe0edlcediced
hisIiehepingIhes.RegeuIheee
mnwhwishowoldI0unebuheeeew
whoeuIwkenedndwhovwbebn
inheWesenPueLnd

BhisfeedisibuinbookssuchsiF0nls
FuLessnsndhebksoncouseondefec

MseYinGungclispledgehe0cm
pssinndhisdevionoheIpinghumoniV.He
wsindeedThusCmeBdhisovmnieso-

inGeSenghBdhisvwh00ppe0edin
hiswIdhepsenienbeings.AIhughlse
YinGunghSpssednwecnIwhiSexm
plebYinducingndexensiveIppginghe
PueLndmehchoughuhewdwihheid
mdenechnIg.HpeuIIhiscnhep0
educe0eveneIiminehedissesinhiswd

heheesuIsimppeh0ughswdsnd
deeclscmmiedovehepswhusondes.
Inhiswoumeisndviueswibeinnumebe
ndihhesuobe.

The8uddh0ughushweshuIdndis
ciminebeween0hepepeonduselvesbe
cuseweeIone.Weneed0hvecmps
si0nehughsdgoddeedssokindwdsbe

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genIepesn.Tobesinceeconcenedfh-
esopciceloving-kinclness.
Weliveinhesmewodhvehesme

pbemsMnousneeclheIpwhenwehve
pbems.Isomeoneisdwningndwecnswim
wed0nskwheiginwh0cehee.We
doeveYhingwecnhephem.I0usgve
hepwheniwsneeceduwocwucbegen-
epeceundhppndwewoudnhove
hepblemshwedhehoeclhewshe
diSSeS

Weconeihechseoceepobems0
solvehem.Buiwednhelpwewinevesve
upbemsWecnspenclmilinsUSdolson
bmbwenUSclIspviclepeson
inohiclwodcounYmnh.Wecnspencl
m0ne0ki0osveives.Which0nes0veshe
poblem?Wwilnslvepbemsgivingunse
ishwiI.Anduegivingislwihuexpec-
inofewdIfweexpecsmehinghenides
nsvehepbem.WhenclifeencuIuesnd
eiginsespecndhepechohewewiinl
hvehmoniousndpspeusscie
peoceundsblewd.Thisiswhwehpef.
ThisisuesponsibiIicee
WhenlwsinAusliewmnhsgwih

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echeweendedhemeeingsheIvlulifih
Fumwhichissponsedbhegvenmenof
AuslindheWdConeencenReiginnd
PeceAhesemeeingshedesdifeen
eigi0usgoupssheheipininsncidesn
h0wes0vehecnicsmngcieeneIigious
ndehnicgoups.Thei0beciveseoesbish
hm0niousndpspeusmuIi-cuulmuli-
cilndmui-eigiusscie.Tohvesble
ndpspeoussciendcunweisneedo
hvehomniusinecinm0ngcuIulci
ndeigiousgoups
EveYculueeliginndehnicgupp0s-
sessesc0mmenclbIecIuliiesAndlhughwe
cmefmdieenbckgoundsweshemn
similiies.weusehesessingpoin0seek
hecmmonguncndIside0uclieences
wewihenbebIe0ppecieech0hels
godp0insInhiswwewiIsinceeIespec
echhendn0ngewishoinefeewihhe
inenoisoohes0osovepobemsbhe
usefce.nhiswcnficswilInucis-
svawswillnolngebeughnclousocie
willbepeceuonclpospeus
8ucldhShkmuniexpinechheuniveSa
evehingininclweeoInepefeccmpee

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eniwecoudshehisundesndinghee
wouclbenoneedwYbuhesobiliond
pece0ous0cie0uwod.Fusinghiss
singpoinwewielizehloheseou-
seIves.

Tohomhesisohmouselves;obenei
hesisobeneiuselves.Whenweis0eu

sevesomhewhoewiheveYisinghough0
useveswiheveYensuingcinu0wn
beneiheniwilbeimpossibeo0vidc0non
ionsndwsmongceseIiginsndcuIues.
omheBucldhIsechingsweenheim-
ponceopcicingnddvcingcompssin
onclecuIi.nousocieeveVbdYpsdi-
een0IebueveYbdlseisequlimpoon
ndnecess.TheeisnogoodbodhighoIow
iushedieencebeweenhessignmenfsks.
AhebeginningheF0weAdnmenSu
heeewhundedseven-fivegoupsencling
heossemblwhoeofdieenspeciesomdi-
feenw0dshughouheunivese.Iisheuin-
essenilmulicuuehegheinggehebe-
ingsmdieenwdswihdieenbeies.n-
cle0hepuschievehissmehmno
BuddhsndBdhisvsfisexpIoinhheuni-
veseispefecis0neeni.

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TheChineseclssicf0mheehouSndeos
g dheBkChone expinshw
HevenndEhhe0usesnsndphe-
nomenweeiginlfomedomininiepicIes
Zicoiiedfuhehheunivesendweshe
hesmendhcei0nsndweene

eni.AsBuddhShkmunisidwese
mhesmeessence.

emeeIousohos0meneeminded
me0ecenl.WebhhediomheZen8ud-
dhisMseThichNhoHnh.lisbuhe8uddh

ndIvowhisheemb0dimenlhisbd
hisevil.wsMhheBuddhdefe0ed

henighhesdwnundehe80dhieevwing
n0iseunilheinedenighenment
nedheBuddhwsinhiscovendAn
ndqwhwshisoendnwssndinguside
nehedoo.SuddenAnndswMp-
pching.HewsveYsupisedHedidn0wn
h0hoppenndnkhewishedMwoud
gestBuMwkedighupAnndonc
skedhimnnuncehisvisiheBuddh

Anncimmediecluesinedhim.lWhe
ouheeDnl0uemembehngimego
heBuddhdeeedouundeB0dhiee3
AenI0uoshhed0behee2G0w!The

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Buddhwinoseeou.YueeviI.Y0uehis
enemlIWhenMohedAnndshishebe-
gnlughllDidushoueched
ouhhehsenemies?llAnndcouIclns
nhingesendhdogooeIlheBuddho
MolsvisihopinghheBuddhow0uldsollG
eIhimhllmnohee.Telhimh!minmee

ing
Buinseodhe8uddhwsveYexciedohe
hMnodiendhdcomeovisi.Isi

ue?IsheeIhee?llheBuddhsidndhe
wenighupoMbwedohimnd0okhis
hondsinhisinhewmesp0ssibemnne.The
Bucldhsid!lHeo!Howhveoubeen?IseveY
hinglligh?8uMdidnosnhingS
heBuddhobughhiminhecvepeped
seofohimnclldAnndog0ndixsme
eAnndwend0sbukeplisening0he
cnvesoi0n.

TheBuclclhwmepeoedllHowhveu
been3H0wehingsg0ingwihou2llMoe-
piedlThingsoeng0ingIIweI.Iomied
beingMwonobes0mehingese.Yu
kn0wbeingoMisn!es.Whenuokou
hveokiniddes.ludnhingouhve
beickoncl0okveYeviI.FnkIimelied

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fil.BuwhoIespecilcnlbeismoI-
Iwes.Theseclslhelkbouisinusice
peceeuIiIibeionndn0n-violence.Iive
hcenoughi.hinkiwudbebeeiunecl
hemooveoou.wnobesomehingese.ll
TheBucdhoisenedceuIndwsiIledwih
cmpossin.inhesidincluievoiceD
uhinkisunbeingBuddhYucl0nlknow
whmweshvedneomeThepuwods
in0mmouhhIneveSidThebuidgish
empesndpusuesmeonhe0s
cbnsnd0ngesndicendhenhe
ehemhemseves.Andhepckgemend
unmechingsinc0mmeciendev.
MifoueknewwhiwsIikebe8ud-
dhIImsueouw0udnwn0benelI
neohehingsheBuddhndvowee
kingbouwsseishness.useIishnesshse
suedinuhminghesobenefiuseves.This
whinkinghsIed0cluelsomngpeple
eudsm0ngmiieswsmongcunies.Iishe
bsiccuseonundhumnmdedisses.I

we0bseehiswdcmIwemighwelwnde
whishecuseheseincesingclisses.u
incesingsefishnessAshe8udclhcluslcn-
seuencescome0mouignonceouosebe

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iefsndwongviewp0ins
fwehink0eesepeseningheunivese
ndokisIeovesinclividususeveshe
ppebesepoebuineiheep0
hewhe.uhinkingofousevessbeingsepo
eceesbiesndc0nfnins.Ifwewee

kmecefuwewudseehheIeves
iginemhesmebnchondhl
bnchesg0w0mhesmeunk.Lookingceep
inheee0isoweeIizehoheIeves

bnchesunkselneeni.
nceweulunclesnchisIconfoni0ns
wivnishsuving-kindnessondcmpssion
nuliseswecoefohesswece0
useves.Wecnhelpechheshven
chmensbehoppnclese.Whcn
wehep2Senienbeingsinhewhoeunivese.T
Mn2ThenusechhewhIewod.
Hw3AssudensfheBuddhwehvehe

cluoppogeBucldhismpopeI0guideoll
senien-beingsTheeepe0pewihgo0cl00s
whoconesioccepheechingsndheee
0heswhoIckgoodosndhuseunbe
ccepheechingsnomeh0whdweo
expinhem.
Howeveweneedogiveupudginghesnd

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0efecupnousevesondseewheheouw
inoducingheDhomiscoecwhehewehve
useclcnvenien0ndskiuImeh0dsoppgin.
WheheweeeIemp0inguwiscmin
helpinghesebeingsbusingwshsuihei
mnneoivingndlevefundesnding
Themossigniicnp0bemishwedon
hveuesincei.uminduheoisnosincee
en0ughIfwehoveuesinceiwecnpenee
sIiclck.Iwehveuesinceiwewilbebeo
uchpeopendhenwec0nhelphemoeon
he8udclhdsechings.BuweconnmusnY
chngepesonlseigiousbeieWhenwsin
Ausilme0eIwpocii0newhoecenI
visieclSingpoe.He0ldTechebubeing
cluesi0necls0hw0conveChisinsoBud-
dhissTechendhegeedhhiswoswong
InseodweneedohelpChisionsobegd
ChisinsMusimsbeg0dMusimsHindusobe
godHindusHwcnwec0nveChisin
Bucldhis2HwconwedespesnlseIigious
beies?Howcnwenegewhheipens
oughhem3Tdsoiswng.Howeveiween-
c0ugeheseChisinsheseMusimsheseHinclus
beB0clhisvsbeingswh0YoheIpIohe
beings/henwewi||bec|inggc|.Weclnhe|p

33l
hesbmkinghemchngeheibeliefs.Bud
dhismiseching0hewisdomhwilhepoh
es0undesndheueeioiendheuni
vese.Whiepeopedoneedundesndhe
uhheclnoneedochngeheieigiousbe-
ieSd0s.

Wecnnskhemgiveupheibeies
beheipensheigcl.Buddhismcnn
bekhecusmshewshiswodwecon-

vepepeBuddhismweedesoingheIw
PeseundesndhBudclhismisnoeigin
isneducoi0nondweesudenshe8uddh

WeeneigiousolIwes
nheoweAdonmenSuweIen0

Bhminwh0wsoeigiusIede.Incuihe
wsB0dhisvwhmnifesecseigi0us
edeInsodoinghehepecmnsenienbeings
IBdhisvwnsoheIpChiSinshecnp
pesChisineigiusede.IBdhisv
wnshelpMusimshecnppesMusim
eigi0usede.nhiswBoclhisvscnhepl
beingsobegoodciizens.
Buiweenwmindedndwesubbon
shueliginisnsgodsmineho
mineisbeehenweewngFowih
hishinkingwewibeunbesveup0bIems.

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Wewilnceoedishm0nndconflics.The
8ucldhugh0ubosicpinciplesouseinhelping
hes.Thefisisomkeheshpp.8ecusei
hesenhppwihushenwehven0g0d
finiieswihhemndifwewishoheIpoheswe
needohovegodiniieshemoccep
whweso
AheNewYelsEveChiDinnewehod
weI0veheehousndguessomdieeneig-
insnddieencuuesWeweeogehein
onepcedinnendeheclisheshwee
seedweeclieen.WhiIewehclvegeion
meosheMl0shclmeoshoweeiIoed
heises.Wepvidedhemwihwhohe
wnedndweeusedoWedidnoexpeChem
oeikewedo

Thepohesobinggenenessondpeoce
uwodweneedoundesondwh0heend
whheiikesnddisIikeseThenwewillknw

howoespecheicus0msndwishesWemus
shwcendcompssionowdsIIWeshud
IenoheechingsooheseIiginsThenwe
cnexpIinBuddhismohemindwhenhewish
Ieon.Iiswongf0us0wnhemgiveup
heibeies.Weshudcefo0hes.ind0uhw

hephem0inheigooIs0heehei

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needshephempopg0eheieigins.
henhewibehpp.henhewibecn
ened

Recenwhenwevisieclhegeclnclchi-
denlsh0mesheMuslimsnclheHinduswe

gvehemgisff0dondinncisupp.We
didsbecuSeweweebendbecusewe

oelneeni.WemusbebIe0cpee
wihechhebecusewihgoodinecionwe
wibebeoesbishnddevel0pIsingeli0n-
ships.
dohiswepcicegiving;oneofheSix
PmispcicedbBdhisvs.Givingin-
cudeshegivingofwehhegivingoheDhmo
ndhegivingeessness.Thehighesom0f
givingishheDhmnewodohisiso
usekindspeechWhenweconvesewihoheswe
usewods0ving-kindnessndcmpssinwe
ucehem.Wednuseempswee
wodshussuncgd.Weusespeechh
showswesinceecehem.
Thenexis0wk0gehewihhem.Fex-
mpIeunexpnnedevenismui-cuu
mui-fihesiv.Iisceebi0nofIcuuesI

eigins.isceebionoheFweAdnmen
sseeninheFI0weAdnmenSuTheFIwe

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Ad0nmenisuepcicefmuicuue.Iishe
uewdfuhgdnessviuenclbeuThe
WesenPuendndheFweSoeWdlive

mui-cuuesivleved.
InBuddhismwhenweensomehingwh
whiewemuspuiinpcice.Thuswemuspu
heDhmoin0pocice.Wemusuhepsen-
ienbeingsobecmeBuddhsnd8dhisvos
Theeisuniindivesioncldivesiinuni.Thusin
uniweIshehec0mmonwisdmcommn
echingsUniclesn0cIveseleecdivesi
nddivesiclesndveseIeecuni.Rhe
heeuebeuhppinessndhmn.
Asdinpeplewesenmkehemis-
kefVingoceohesobehesomesus.
Buwemusgiveuphehughcnhes
giveuphehinkingpossesshes.ninhis
wwewillbebeenehegeesivlfhe
8uddhosndBodhisvs.lfwesihvehe

hughoconoheswewil0lwsemin
miedinhesixeomsfeincninunbleen

eheseheBudclhs.nceweIivemng
heBuclclhswewibebIeivehmniuswih
lheg0ups.Wenwseemnconicsmn
wsoundhewdWhclwehoe2Whd
wefigh2WhdwekiI3Dieenculuescifeen

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eigiusbeIiesBuhwcnweevenbegin
hinkhwcnsoveup0bems?
8uddhShkmunienuncedhislieso
pinceinwehcunYndehome0be
c0memnk.Wh3Hewosheiohekingshipbu
heknewhhecouIclnoinpecehugh
pliicsHewsgewi0buheknewhhe
cudninpecehughweHewos
geleclebuheknewhhec0ucnoin
pecehougheconomics.Hewsobilinsu-
clenbuheknewhhecouIdninpece
hughscience.Heknewh0nIhougheduc
inndundesndingcudheinpecend
hushebecmeeche.

nIhougheduci0nwiwebebleou
slveoupbems.nbw0kingogehe0-
wdhesmeg0oswilwebebIeinpece
ndhmon.nIbhelpingechohewiwebe
beivendpspeogehe.Anclonliwee
bleesbishcmmonhinkingwiIIwebebleo
eIimineheppochingdiSses.
Iweconoccompishhiswewilulechhe
nnduibeweenohesnclus.Thenwewillun-
desndhoweeonebeingeineeIed
wihnenohe.Thisisueizinghheuni-
veseisoneidemiIhIgupse0ne

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pefecc0mpeemuIicuue.ThusIclispuesbe
ween0hesndwewinudissvesweex-
peiencegebodmincledness.Thosewhhve
hisgebdmindednessndunclesndinge
wkeneclbeingsikeBuclclhsnd8dhisvs.
Thehveeneclgiveupingc0no
ohes.HveenedgiveupsefishnessndeoI
us.T0giveupsenimenchmens.Tgive
upblming0hes0heip0bemsTogiveupex-
peci0newdndhughsfsepe0pe
hebeingsndime.
TheundesndheveYhingevebeingin
heuniveseissubIechewC0useondE
ec.Theundesndhevecuscinp
ducesneffecUndesndhweneee-

spnsiblefevehinghohppensus.Unde-
snclhevehingisniIusinhnhingcn
beinedhheeisnoelginheeisne
|oss.

ThepincipesndmehdsfheBuddhls
echingsebhgicndpcicThese
echingseesuehumoniThewisdm
hecmmnhedhisheveessencehe
veheoheveYfueigiusnclsecu
cuues.Thiswisdmishepeecinheuni-
vesewhichcnpefecsveupblems.

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Weneedopcicegeg00dnessgeo
genIeness.Tocehesnofouseves.To
eneheowkenedbeingss0euieon
cuiiseeniBdingswewilIbinguncle-
sndingwkeningnduepece0uw0Ido
lhewIdshughuheunivese.

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THES<UTIN:

GENT<EHEARTSANDSERENEMlNDS

bVenebleWuing

RespecedDhmoMsesespecedpci
ionesndguess.lwuldIikeginwecome
ouoheSingopoeBuddhisodgendexpess
mc0ninuedgiudemgeouneou
ge0uneobeheeinhisesw
pocesneIobeowusisowondouscuIivion
hIlwheechninghosconinueddoilfles
weIvehusod.Afeisopeningsevemonhs
gwehovespengodpouweekends
BuddhNmeChoningThiscuIivionhlisveY
specioIheifeesdifeenhechoningsounds
cleehecuIivionissnge
ThisIecueh0lissovespecioIokshve
beengivenheeevedsincevoI8hwhen
VenebeMseChinKungbeg0nhislks0nhe
FIweAdonmenSuWecmeoheIecue

hlisenoheeochings.Wecmeohecui-
voionh0pocicehseechings.Weneed
boh

InecenesuwIdhsbec0mebese
wihdvesiiesond0ulivesiedwihincesing
sufeing0ndunhppinessAsimegoes0nhese

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clvesiieswilbecmemenclmeseveem0e
ondm0efeuen.SomenesledhwheGe
CompssineBudclhsnd80dhisvshelplI
senienbeingsobeibeedfompin.Theclo
hisbechingusoovecmegeedngend
ignncesoho0umindswilnoIngebece-
udedbuwkenedBechingusheLwo
CusendEect

T0endousueingweishveoknwwh
cousesiAshumnbeingsweundeg0hesufe
ings0fbihoIclgesicknessnddehWesufe
hclshipsdonoinwhweseekeped
omuIvednesondindusevesinhepes
ence0fhosewhomweesenoevenheWe

oesu0undedb0lhesewihnoppenwo
beinguee.
Weneecl0undesonclhcIsiccondi-
inscicumsnceshveexisfcuse

geneeneec.BconIinghesecIsic
condii0nswecnhvesmeinluenceonouc0n-

seuences.Weneedpcicegooddeedsdu
ingouIieime0geneegdkmThenwe
wiluoppeciehIivinghppnduIiIing
lieishekmicesugeneed0mgo0dcuse
ndgdcndiin.Andhisishewoin
Iibeoionfomsueingndoinhppiness

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TodmonuseeIheweighoouneg-
ivekmoswewinessheunhppinessndsuf-
feingooundusTheoecusedbuselishncl
eoneousbehvi0.8ouch0singbeneiou-
seIvesheexpenseoohes.Hwd0weemve
hisnegivekmo?Howdowepevenuhe
0ccuences?BpcicingwhheBuddh
ugh.Bdedicoingouseveshelpingnd
beneiingsociebnop0ecingouselveswhie
hmingohes.
Ms0fushovehesub-cnsciousdesiecn

olohepeopenimseveninnimeobiecs.
BubIeinggo0hischmenwecnbeIib-
eedAwkenedbeingsiveheiliveswihgeo
ese.TheuIiheiesponsibiliodvisingnd
educingsenienbeingsbexplining0hemhe
ueeliYifendheunivesehewoCuse
ndEec.BexplininghoeveVcuseeveY
houghw0dndcinhsoesu.
Whevepeopedecideodiisheichoice
heic0nseuence.Wesimpccodwihhecn-
dii0nsweeducehemndhenevehees

upohem.Bd0inghisoumindwiIeminse-
enesigeneesheconcenionnclhushe
wisdmoefeciveinecwihpeopIemes
ndbecs.Thebeneishcnbedeivedfm

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suchpciceeinfiniendbundIess.Nonl
cnoupesensueingbeesovedbuouneg
ivekmccumuedoveininieIieimescn

beeiminoedswell.

WhheneweunbeoeIizeheue
benei2Becuseweebsucedbuwn
negivekmqunbIeseewhoisighbefe
uveYees.WeeconsnIemindedbYhe
imgesBucldhsnd8odhisovs.CnsnI
p0mpedbueciinghesuImpeIIedbu
cliIchningoheBuddhisnmendisening0
dhmIks.YewesileunbleuIcm
pehendheechingssiIunbIe0opphepin
cipesinudiIIiving
Wecnn0bomeheBuddhsondBdhi-

svson0hepingThecisheeYing0.
Ween0pingeninWehveowndous
ndechnceenc0uneBuddhismwhichis

obuosIipbus.Tobebnshumnbeingswh
eobIe0heheechingsisonunbeievobY
eppouninoenc0uneedfmilIins
es.T0encunehee0chingsisseso
bubbIeisinghesufceovsseondbeok
inghesufcehsewihinheneweh
wesh0isingupni.
AIwinghishppenwilIbeogicmiske

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hisenieou0wnmkingT0pevenhis
fmhppeningweneedoelecnclfeele
m0seoumisokes.Thisisoeningpcessh
wiIenbIeusovecomeuIicinsndwdI
hbis0ndhusoemveunegivekom
Wh0ishisnegivekom?Apiishese
lici0nsndwldhbisHowdwe0vecome
hese?Beeingdeepegeumiskesnc
vowing0n0c0mmihemgin.Dipocice
wilheIpodeceseounegivekmIis
pociceinhemidsos0cienobeseped
mi.Wecnchoosen0neoheeighu
husndmehoclshheBuddhugh.Fmll
heseininiewsheelsushinhisDhm
EndingAgeheBudclhNmeChningMehdis
hemoscnveniensimpIendefecive.Ic0n
geneehepsiiveeecnclhushesengh
needeceodicoeuoicinsndnegive
km.

SmepepIehveuesionedwhhedn
efeeheesuIsfomheidilchninglisno
becusehechningmehodisineecive.S0me
pciineshvechievedemkbeesuIsnd
successfuIIeiminedheinegivekmlfwe
enoeeIingheesusiisbecuseudiIp0c
iced0esnccdwihheBuddhdsguidncein

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hewdsweendingwhweedvised
d.Insedweecloingwhweedvised
n0d0.FexmpleeweefiningomkiIing
nIivingceueeiningomseling?Aewe
einingfomcmmiinghemisdeedsseling
lingsexumiscnducbusivengugebeing
Iesseclucivewclsgeedongeondigno
nce?

WewuddoweIwheBuddhlsguid-
nce.ThiswiIIhepdece0seounegivekm
uchningudiIpcicenduglsneed
ccdwihhepincipIesinhee0chings.u
eciinhesuemindsusofheechings
nduneedccdwihhemoc0ITec0u

eneuswos.FoiIueods0wiIinceseu
negivekm
ugishemindsinceipuieuli
cmp0ssinndwokeningnwihhismindwiI
webebleosveIlpbems.Thecnnbe
svedbphsiccebwTheesIved
wihgenIenessndIovingkindnesswdlhe
beingsnimendinnime.Iisinubesin
eesbeidfhedesieconlfoiwiIInI
esulinucmmiingfuhensgessinshus
incesingounegivekmNonecnul
cnIn0he.His0Ypovidesuswihm0nYex

348
mpesocunieshiedousece0cn
nhecounV;HielsinvsionoEupehe
pneseinvsi0nChinheRussinsinAghoni-
snndheUniedSesinVienm.AiIed

nhe0hehndhew0koMoseChinKung
inpopgoingBucldhismhugh0uhewdes
peciinChinwheeheeeldisibuespes
ondbo0ksechpepeopcicegcdeeds
hsesuIedinvewenmillinpeplelisening0
heBuddholsechings.Hedidnhove0spend
muchoginhiskindofesul.lnsedfh0se
couniesspendinghugesumsmneonwfe
hecouldhvespenhemnencingf0nd
supp0ingpepIewhweesueinghdships.ln
hiswhewudh0vepeceulndeosilwn
hemovehecouldhoveusedhemone
educeheiwnciizens0hephembecme
selsuicien;opmeoenininenneeds
insedocnsninefeingwihexenois.
ueveYhughneedsobebeneiingo
senienbeings.N0nlinoubehvishudwe
nevehunsenienbeingsbulsweshould
nevegiveisesingehsiehughosn-
hinghcncuseclisesshes.lwecn
ul00whisechingheninudiivesno
moewhwecl0heewiIbegegodness

349
gegenenessThisishewoouinfIuence
peopIewih0ving-kindnessndcmp0ssi0n.Using
phsicIceYsvepbemswilInnI
ceeenemiesbuwisgeneehecuse
bebninheheems.Bpcicingincco-
dncewihheechingswewilIchieveesuIsf
inhiswowewiInsmumindsSinceeveY
hingis0eIecinfumindseveVhingconbe
onsomedbuminds.Whenweccodwihhe
echingsouhoughswilIchnge;uoci0nswiII
bep0peondcoec.
WewulddwelIegoseIishnessn
hvehughshbenefi0hes.Insedwee
wppedupinuwncncenshinkingnIo
pecingheineessoouselvesougoupou
cunY.ThiswofhinkinghsIedouTeIsbe
weenpeopeeudsbeweenfmiIieswsbe-
weencunies.Ihsledomssivedmgeon
bhsides;hegicssIivesheexcessive
mone0cshedissusdesucinndhe
indesucion0iendshipsncpecendhe
goveconsecluencesincuTeddue0hewo
CousendEfec.

ucmpeelck0cncenohepnsliv-
ingndnon-ivingceuesofounuIenvin
menhosesuedinhedesucinouenvion-

350
men.UIimeiiswe0useveswhsueohis
negigencendlckfcmpssinWeeI0ne
eninebeingllineeedcsewihne
nhe.EveYhingincudingusisesomhe
c0mingogehecusesshmhesiso
hmouseves.

nceweh0ughcmpehendhiswewiI
hvenmepblems.Beingvecncenecl
wihuownineesndhsefougoupnd
cunYisheoocuse0omis0unesndd
vesiies.Tokingceohisp0bemsveseveY-
hingese.Whenwepociceccdingwih
ppendcingbehviowewiseeonincese
inugdkmnddeceseinubdn
unusueingwillbeeducedoeliminedIn
hewodswewiexpeienceovbIechnge
inucicumsnces.

Whenwegiveisenesinglebdhougho
ineuIiweunfvbesiuininonunf
v0be0ne. Howevewih0nesingegod
houghoeuiheBuddhemwilppein
hmmenWhenwegiveiseonesingIe
h0ughfheBdhisvwheBodhisvo
emwiIlppeoinhmmen.Likewisewihone
houghogeedngeignnceudiives
wiIbec0meunseedndunmngebe.How

35l
evewihneh0ughpuiuliveswiIlbecme
hmniousnclpeceu.ThushewIdinwhich
weIivewiIbecomeheWesenPuend

ulieisshtHweveweeunbeievbI
uneohvebeenb0nshumnsble0Iis-

enheBuclclhdsechingbeundesnd
liefispfundndincmpbeuh.The
LwfCuseondEfecisunchngebleispemo
nenWeepwhwesow.Bsowinggood
cusesweepg0dc0nsequences:swingbcl
cusesweepbdc0nseuences.EvenBuddhos
nd8dhisvoscnnlehiseoi.
Howevewihhecuseshwehveed
plnedweconlenh0woIeucIscon
diinbeeicomesineec.Fuhemoewe

needeinfmcommiingnm0ebd
deedsnclocmmimeg0ddeedsdisnce
ousevesfmdvesecndiions.Insmecoseshis

cneduceeiminehebdeec.Inhisw
wecnconluownc0nseuencesnsom
0uenvinmenndchngehediecininwhich
weecuenheded
Weeleningfmendm0ep0phecies
hspekofupcmingdissesevenoheendf
hewdThesepopheciesselIushhese
couIdeihebeeducedodeedevenpe

352
venediweepceduincoTecwswihhse
hegdwihhsehbenefihesncln0
useves.Buiwednunbcknwheniwil
bevehclvidhem
Iiscuci0hpeopeundesndhousing
phsicoocecnn0soIvepbIemseveniwe
desoc0uneveniwedene
enughb0mbswipeouhefocefheehi
siIwilnosveoupbems.Wecnnowsehis
ppounibuneedocuiveinsincee0nd
diligenmnneopphepincipIeswihunsefish
h0ughndbehovi.Tobeg00dobewm
besinceeopulueffsinohepinghesln
hiswIhisgclwiIc0me0uw.
BucldhShkmunildushoheeehee
cocIsmicdissesndheeesSedissesinhis
wldTheccsmiconesecmpised0fie
woendwindTheloweAdnmenSugelsus
hdissesiecnbunup0heisMedi
inHevenRem0neheweneigheves
hehevens.Thisishehigheselmhiecon
e0ch.FieiscousedwhenodinoYpe0pleeel
Ieolouseehoed.
SincehisFisMediinHevenissilsubeco
fieclissesweknwhevenheseheovenbe-
ingshovenecmpeelsuppessedheinge.

353
ThehvecuivoedheFouImmesubleHes
vingkincnesscompssion0ndeingg
buhecuIivionheseouhessiIcnno

efecivesuppessheingeThusheYoesiI
subeciedisses.
BeingsinheSecondMediionHevenReolm
hveh0ughcnclueedheingesincehe
d0nogiveiseonhughohedShis
heovenelmwilnosuemie.Howeveiis

siIsubec0ddisseswhichcnsubmege
hishevenem.WheedeshefIodcome

m2F0mougeed.
Hvingineddeepecncenionhn
hseinheFisndSecondHevenshebeingsin
hehidMediionHevenwiInsuefies0

Ioods.Buheoesisubecowinddisoses
whichecusedbignoonce.
TheFuhMediionHevenRemhsnoie
Io0dowindTheeoeweclhishevenem

heg0oduneheoven.Thebeingsheepossess
heemsunemnghesixeoms.
wewonovoidbeidldisseswe

musseveugeedongeignoncend
gonce.WeshouldneihefeegeedwlclI
echingn00heBudchIsechings.Fooee
hesIighescewibockus0mseveinghe

35
minclgeedWiIb0ckusfomedicinghe
disseswhicheinceosinginbhequenc
ndsevei.ThisisveYimpon.hesehvebeen
pedicedbmnncienp0pheciesfme
specedeigiousIedesinmndieencounies.
TheehousndesgBuddhShkmuni
Idus0hepidesuci0nhewIdwhich
w0udbemwoepidemicndfmine.He0d
fw0hwoudlsfsevend0sndseven
nighs.henheewuIdbe0nepidemichwuId
ossevenm0nhsndsevends.FinIY
minehwouIdIsf0seveneossevenmonhs
ndsevend0s.Inhepsiw0sdiicuIimg
ineh0wowculclIsussevendsbuhove
SuchdevsingesuIsIw0sbe0ndimginion.
BuwhenMseChinKungwosinHioshimnd
Nogski0nip0pnhee0izedhwho
heBuddhwsdescibingwsnuclewoe.In
Igoskioeheomicexpsinmnpeope
suivedheexpI0siniselbuweeinfecedwih
micIoundc0nsecluenmnohemdied
duingheissixmonhs.Thiscnbedescibeds
nepidemic.
ThediinsicknesshesuIsmmic

oIuisinsidious.lssbdesoingnewhie
ceIIncgduIlpgessesunilheeismssive

355
ceIldesucinhenunc0nedbeedingndi
nldeoh.Anonewhwssilivees
sevenmnhsehecleninwuldbecnsid

eeclshvingsuivedheimmedieeecshe
bmb.

es0eheexpIsionheeween0ees
nopnsngss.Awsben.Theeesncl
gsssedogowpp0ximeeighesfe
hede0ninohebmbs.lwsshe8uddh

hcdus:hegoundwudgwnhingf
sevenessevenmnhssevends.Inhispe
i0dwiIIsufe0mmine
FmhisweelizehhepiIdesucion
hew0chwsclusbheBucldhisin-
deedhfnuclewe.Coudielhp
pen?IvlnbeieveiisveVike.Accessnuce
wepnsisbecomingmoewidespedmedifi-
cuIocon.No0neknwshowl0nghisenive
cnocnbemininedVeYh0neshen
winelc0nolisencugenclhelp
olundesndheneedpevenhumnmocle
gedieS.lweobseehewldsiuionobec
ivehenwewiIlseehiisvedifficuv0id
hispbbledisse.
Ihewweehppennwhohe
woIdsppulincoulclbekiledHowcnwees-

356
cpesuchw?Thedbefehepssed0n
heWesenPueLndlvseChinKungseche
IvlBing-Nneeodhissudenshhiswodwos
goingoexpeiencesigniicndisse.Even
BuddhsBodhisvsndHevenbeingswud
nbebehelpHeugedhissudenshohe
nlweehemselvesw0udbeseekbih
inohePuendTossuehisweneedspll
bdhughsspeechndbehvi.
Weneedccumuengcldeeds.
How3BcesingseishidesbcnsnI
hinkingohowbenefiIlhesbeingg0
0uwnineesoheske0hes.Thiswisop
ubddeedsndhepusoccumuIenl
gdones.BuiueveYh0ughisnIfu
sevesiwilbevedifficuousvidhisop-
pochingdiSse.
Whdwepesisinuongeuhed0u
fighing2Whdowehveconlicsheinbii
eeohes2Whd0weseemsdeemied
keephedingwdshebink2Sefishness.Wong
viewpoins.Theinbiiucefhes.The
inbiiuuncesnclhevehingises
fmuminds.Theinbiioundesndh
eveYhughwehveisinsnelhoughuhe
enieunivese.

357
WeneedoIegouselfishnessndcom-
pehendhhewheuniveseisouhomend
hweeonewihheunivese.Wehvehe

someseInueosBuddhsndBodhisvS.The

difeencebeweenhemondweishBuddhs

ndBodhisvscompehendhis.AIlsenienbe
ingshvebeenoupspens.AIlsenienbeings
wibeuueBuddhs.Undesndinghishwcn
wenbeespecuIlIbeings?Hwcnweps-
sibIhmhem?
We0iginohdhiscompehensionhisge
bodmindedness.Thenwhoewes0now
mindednw?Weoedeudedunbleosee

hughouIsebeiesndwongviewpoins.u
innewisdomndobiiiesoehusempoiIIs
us.Howeveiweconbekhoughhisdeu-
sinhenwewilbebeouncovehiswisdmo

iisnopemnenIlsnheFoweAcnmen
SuwecnseehebodmindednessofBuddhs
ndBdhisvs.AIIoheininiendcounIess

numbesobeingsheossembwhogheedo
hehisunsupssedechingeone.
wecuIdlusundesndhisueeiYnd
expondumindhenwe0wouldecognizeho
nomewhcewh0eiginwhcuIuewe
oeone.Wihhiswisd0m;disciminionmisun

358
desnding0nclc0nlicmngbeingswoud
nulldihinishFismnmclegedieswucl
bevoidedhenwh0wehink0snuge-
dieswuIdlikewisedisso|ve.

Theenvi0nmenchngeswihoumindSWhen
oumindseseenendc0mpssineouiving
envi0nmenwilbecmenuilndpecefuAs
weenhemgnificencefheWesenPue
nd0mheIninieieSuqwemighskwhee
hismgniicencenddnmenc0meom?The
suseushonhem0sviuouspeopedwe
hee.Thushewndefuenvi0nmeniseecion
fheiviuesheiminds.

TdouIivingenvi0nmenisbeingpIued
nddesoedSmesohoheehispidl
becmingunsuibeoivingHowdidhishp-
pen?Iisheesu0hebodineninsncdeeds
0fwehumnbeings.Anclhisisheeesn
whishppeningod.Tosveuwcwe
needusege0wisdomoheIphsewh0e
deudedobecmewkenedHw2Thugh
eclucin.Alhegesgeshveusededucin
vecmeignnce.ex0mpeBucldh
Shkmuniughf-nineesndConfu
ciusughfhisenieifeime
Buhwcnweechenughpe0pe

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chongewhisbuhppen?HighTechnIg.
ncewebeginoundesndndowkenwecn
usehighechnogbingumessgeeveY-
ne.isnoo0esveuwldIllhe

woIdwideeevisincmponieswouldbdcs
woh0usofheechingevedinneYeohe
ehcoudeunonomI.ThedisseswouId

nulcese.Theenvinmeniseecin
umindsoifheeem0epeplewhoehink-
inghessovingouwldopeceheni
wiIIhppen.
Theeeesundhewodwheebd-

csinghosleclbegun.InTiwnheee
heeouhousoIecuesboodcsdoi.In
geesNohndCenIAmeicincuding
CondheUSMexicondPnmqheeiso

IesnehouoIecuesboodcsdiI.InM0c
ndHw0iiheeewoIecuesweek.Ime
pepewochhesionswiincesehebod
csingimendhpeuIhelongugesheIec-
uesswe.Thisneedsbedonequicklouge
peplechngehebee.Inhiswwecn
heposoveouwd.
Themspessingneeclis0seupneneco
ions.FomuSingpoeWPceheeeo
eswohousolecuesb0dcosdiIbohin

360
Chinese0ndinEngishPeopeoundhewoc
wh0hveccesscompueoebeeceive
liveonsmissi0nWeuseheneneocmmuni-
coewiheochhendcnnsweuesions
cuinghevningTokshebodcsiveds
week.Sinceweusehighechno0gdoweeI
needobuiIdonwpces?Yesowes0ns.
neis0innewecues;heheis0povideo
pocepepIeopciceogehe.
Inhiswpeopeooundhewodcnlisen
heecues.Buwelso1eedpcicaouse
heBuddhNomeChoningMehdTheBuddh
elsushouimeshepimoVwobeos
suedfsuccessinculiviniseonhis
meh0dWhdowechn?MNomAmiuf.

NomoIlmensunbckokeeuge.This
d0esn0meonhoweokeeugewihheDhm0
MsebuhehweeunndeI.Ami-
uofllmeonsininiendowkeningThusNmo
Amiuolimensunbckncleupnheinfi
niewkening.
WhoehebeneisoBuddhnmech0n-

ing3Uponwhopinciplesisibsed?TheBudclh
eIsushMeveMhingisesmumindsIn
0hew0dsheenvinmeniselecinu

houghs.NoehvingbecmeBuclclhsBc-

36l
hisvswesihvediscimininghoughswn
deinghoughsIicinsochmens.Sihve
geedngeignonce0gnce.Theincese
oheseh0ughsiswhhscusedheincesein
heeuencondseveiocllspoblems.
mdisgeemensinumidiscdinu
counYch0sinuw0dThesehoughse
buocuseunimginblechsin0uw0di
nohingisdoneneuizehem.
H0w2ChninglAmiuofollenbesusoesoe
umindsopuiecluiwkeningnclpece.
WhenumindseopeceheenvionmenwiI
inuneflecseenindnuii.uhughs
ceewves.nhesixieswesenesefeed0

hesesVibins.Whwedidnoundesnd

woshebedhhheselVibesllhd.We

hughhemsimponninepesonoIeve.Bu
hesenghmhiskindofhoughwveismz-
ingble0neuizeheubuIenhoughwves
evenmohelsgeedngeignooncendo-
ognce.

ThepincipIendbosisofBuddhonmechn-
ingehesehoughwves.TheBucldhunde-
sclhisndcfhemheehusndes
g0.Thepupseischievesmuchmoehon
uindividubiIhinheWesenPuendBud-

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dhShkomuniknewondundesdh0wge
upesenneedwudbe.Ancheughh0wo
chongeheeuwdNohimsebuf0
Us

UnclesndingheneedoBudclhnme
chninghwd0wepceecl?Wecnghein
ChningHIlwheedhm0m0sesusingmusicI
insumensedhegup.Aswewucimgine
heeecmeveonechningogehehm0
niusishemsp0ducive.BuiimeoheIck
gdchninghlImkehisdiicuIhenwe
consimplun0nhechningmchineinouown
homendchnolngwihi.
Whenw0kingcncenoenwokingWhen
finisheclimmedieschningAswndeing
h0ughsise;pneni0nohem.Upongiv-
ingiseoheiswndeingh0ughimmedieI
epIcehesecondhughwihIiAmiuofI.lwn-
deinghoughsginisehengoinepcehe
hughwih!lAmiuoI!Dhisc0ninuousluni
eveYhughisminduInessofBuddhoAmibh
nedesn0hvebeBuddhisoeceive

hebeneis0mchning.AheDsBuddhis
Ass0ciininheUSsevelneighbhcchiden
hvecmendskedfchningmchines.A
pschgiswhcmeosevencleesid

363
hoheploedhechningmchineoIIdYinhis
fficebecusehiscienssidheecImewhiIe
|iseningoi.
Whenmmhewsinhehospion0p-
eincncewegvechningmchine
ndbedsoone0henusesdevuChisin

whhdodushsheikedheohechning
whenshecomeinohem.Whenmmohe
wenbockheemonhseooIl0wupvisihe
nusewhohedweweebckfundmeondsid

hshendhehusbndisened0hechning
eveVnighbecuseiwsscming
Weneveknowwhens0menewiIbeneim

choningMsisewhodesnoiseni0dme
ofnoipneipshehdecenkenThehod
eneednoeoos0ngubuencendhepIne
wsexpeiencingunusuIviolenmovemens.M
sisewhhsveedgedeowosbeing
bueedikeeveVneese.Suddensheemem-
beedllAmiu0Amiu0AmiuooIl.

nddiin0chningheee0heeoching
idsoheIpusinumincuness.Whenwefisene
heCulivinHIininhegupchningwe
wiIseeimgesneBuclchonclwoBodhisvs.
nPuendw0pcehewibeBucdhoAmi-
bhGeCompssionBodhisvndGe0

364
SenghBoclhisvo.8uddhAmibhsmbizes
ouiginse-nue.GeoCmpssin8dhis
vsmbizesc0mpssion.GeSenghBodhis-
vosmb0Iizeswisdm.Cmpssionndwisdom
oehewoviuesousocuive0uncoveou

iginsenueemindingusobecompssion
ewodsohesbeionndnoem0ionol
obewkened

nhe8ucdhbewewilseesevelbecs
Aginheeechingidsnobecsow0ship.
FoBuddhismisnoeIiginbuneducionA
cup0wesmbizesheechings.Thece
woesmbolizeshepincipleh0umindneeds
bespueshewe;obev0idogeednge
ndignonce.IiscImwihousingeippeincli-
cinghweineocwihpeopIendmeswih
heseenendnondisciminingmindoequli.
Fuhemoeiispuendclmeecingce
ndh0oughIlusswewoudseeeveYhing
undussinmio.

Fowessmboizehecuseshebossmse-
suIinhebeing0fuiwhichissseene-
quenonheBuddhTble.Thefuiseese
mindushheeeconseuencesomoueveY
h0ughwodndocion.
Lmpswhichhoveepcedcondessmbolize

365
wisdmndbighnessiIumininghedknessof
ouignnce.IncensesmbizessediscipIinend
deepconceni0nsweIshegiving0f0useIves
beneiohes.ChningenobIesusosuppess
ouicinsndneuizehenegivevibo-
ionsmuhoughs
Geneeinupcicewebegin0
geneehevowsccompishugos.EveV
BuddheveYBodhisvowhenhesoculi-
voegeneesgevws.N0mewhvws
hemokehecnnsupssheouGeoV0ws
Buddh0sndBdhisovs.

I.SenienbeingseinnumebleIvowhep
hemolI

2.Alicionseinexhusiblelvowoendhem

3Wspociceoebundessvwomse
hemnd

4EnIighenmenisunsupssobelvowoini

Weswihheisvwhenpoceed0he
secondecn0hewodsbeoeiningunsu-
pssobIeEnighenmenweneednsehe
wsopcice.Befewemosehews
pciceweneedendficinsAncbeoe
beginningoendof|icions/weneeclov0wheIp

366
osenienbeings.Thesevwsepundncl
vs.8clhisvoshveIeodfulilledheseu
Vws.Whilewemohvegeneedheugeo
vwsbuwepbbhvenoefuliedn
hem.

uviewpinsouhughshveoccocl
wihhegev0ws.Thesecndvowenclf-
icinscc0dswihheigin0lvw8uddh0s.
wehvenocu0ulicinshenhwc0n

wehelp0lsenienbeings2nwhenwesucceed
incuingfuolicinscnwenscendhe
enems.

nIYfeweh0vecufuicinsconwe
eondieenmehds.Tbeviu0usisn

enugh;welsneedohveknowedgeineli-
gencendwisclmbecusewewiIhoveheIpoI
kindsodifeenspeciesdifeensenienbeingsIf
wewngoinpeecwisdmndundefeed
euencewewineedbewevesedincun-
Iessmehods.

lfwecnnoeochhehigheslevebec0me
BucIdhqwecnnhepsenienbeings.We
con0nIheIphsewhseIeveisIwehnous.
nwhenweechhesehe8udclhqhe
seofpeeccmpIeeenighenmenwiwe
pssesshebiIi0heplsenienbeings

367
Sheisvowisou0iginv0wwhiehefo
wingheeheIpuschieveheis.T0genee
hevwsbunooculiveomeehemwiIIbe

uileCuIivinndvwsc0mplimenech0he
Asongswewokdiigenneveegessnd
geneehevowoeochheseofheBuddh
wewiinhedh0m
noupsivesoinnumebIecounwe
hveindulgedubdhbis.TdBuddhsnd
Bodhisvshveughush0wocuohese
bdhbis.Buhisissdificuousodo.Mosof

ushinkiisdiicuI0bekhehbisoIieime.

BucuoIweneecl0bekhehbisfinfinie
IieimesRemembehhisis0pocess.ncewe
bekh0ughubdhbis0ucuivionwilbe
comeesiendsmhe;henwecnfuilu

vows.ThenwecngooheWesenPueLnd
ndf0mheewecnhepIsenienbeings
RecensomepeopIecmeoIvlseChin
Kungndquesionedhowhecoudbeconiden
hhew0udgoohePuendHeskeclhem
iheweesuehecouldg0inhisieime.The
h0nesIsh0kheiheodsndsidno.MseChin
Kungcouldnseihebecuseheeewo
ecuiemensds.Theisishveunwveing
beliendvows.ThesecondisoegoIdesies

368
g0dbdWecnn0g0hePuencliwe
hovenomehesew0ecluiemens.wehve
neego.
Weconn0egbec0useweoesiclinging
SmehingindiWemusfincli!Ifwecnn
heneveniweoeboninohehigheseve
heovenwheewewiIivehougheighhousnd
cclesoce0inexisencendcompeeonnihi-
ionfhewodwewiIsiIbemiedsiIlbesin

heccIebihnddehWhcnwedo2
FindouwhoweecingingooncETG!leg
ollchmens.egIeeingsoginnd
|oSs. Leg0odisciminingndwondeing
hughsLeg0ohehoughh0wohese
us.eg0ohehoughohosewhooweuso
hsewe0we.

nVwihpuimindcnweegondon
hencnwedeiniegohePuendIfwe
cnnodohishenweeulosouvowsou
beiefsoensinceeen0ugh.Nomehow
mnimeswechnIlAmiu0liwewiIIbeunobe
gohePueLndFoweesiIlcIinging0
neheivedesiesweIhlusome0od

dinkndseep.SiIldisciminingbeweenwhwe
peceivesighw0ng.GeedohesewiIed
usinohedownwoclspiheheebcleoIms.

369
wesiIIhveheseheneveni8uddhAmibh

comewihhe80dhisvosopuIusheWes
enPuendwecoudngo.
TheeemnexompIespeopewh0wee
beseveheigeedbleoIegAwel-known
oneishMseYingKemnkwhobke
mnules.Buhehdoneg0dquli.Heknew
hhehdcommiedmnbddeeclsndh
ehisdehhewudghehellems.He
skedhisDhmboheswhhecouIdd.The
showedhimbigphopeopIewhhdbeen
boninheWesenPuend

Deepmovedbheccounsndeelinge
moseulhesughsecusioninhisom.Hechnec
cninuusIf0heedsndnighswihouod
w0e0seepWihdeepsincei0mincheeg
oeveYhingndheeceivedesponsefmBud
dhAmibhwhoIdhimhhesilhden

moeesoive.BuddhAmibhldhim
culivediigenoenesndhenhew0uId
comebck0escMseYingKehePue
ond8uheMsesidIhvemnweknesses
ndbdhbisndmunbeesisempoin.
IcnnwienmeessIwishgivehem
upndgowihounow.iiAeheedsudclh
AmibhcmebckoeschimohePue

370
nd.

ThisexmpepvedwhwssedinheAmi-
bhSuhoifWechnsinceenddiigen
fomneosevendswecouddeiniechieve.
ThePuendmeh0disespcicesohisis
nohepbem.Thep0bemiswheheweu
wnogIwehungposeheennceo
hechninghlhosidIIAechningf0hee
dsuwillg0oheWesenPueondno0ne
wouclcomeohechninghoIbecusehe
wouclhinkhohewuldclieinheedoYs.And
veYewuseecloIevehiswodAndhis
isheminesnwednogohePueond
TheBuddhsosveVceolinhesuhwe
soinheculivionhoiniineIindUndis-
ubedlwhichconsiss0fheeminevelsheow-
esofwhichisConsonMindunessoBuddhAmi

bhRechingleshisevewecngoohe
PueLndWhenwegowecnbebninoneof
heseheeIeves.Accomplishmenohe0peve
enbIesus0decidewhenwewiIg0hePue
LndAhoimewewiIgwihuninessnd
mbeinsndingosiingposiion.Accm
pIishmenhemiddelevelenobIesusknow
whenwewighePueLondofewmnhsin
0dvonceAgoinwem0IevehiswIdino

37l
sndingsiingpsii0nnheloweevelwe
wiknwsevedosindvncefucleh
whenwewilevebuwembecmeil.
WhensmefelowpciinesskedMse
ChinKungwhevehisechelv.eehod
eochedheIdhemhoheknewM.eehod

lesechedhepeveoCnsonMincluness
oBuddhAmibhbecusehewosbede

cidewhenhewudbebninhePuend.

heseeves0einbebeveYneheques
iniswheheweoewiingopcice.ncewe
ewecnchievehiseve.fweechC0nsn
Mindunesso8uddhAmibhqcnwebebn

inohePueLnd?Yesevenecn.
MnpeopleweebninheWesenPue
ndeofewesofBuddhNmeChoning
Whenhishppensd0eshismenhheiieex-
pecnchsbeeneched?Nimensho
hehdechedhesefpui0mindho
enbIedhemobebninhePuendnd

hehddecicledogn0wi.Ivlspeope
whcngeiechosenoemininhiswId
nongenocninuesueingThsewho
choosewisihveiniieswihbeingsinhis
wodwihhsewhccepndllwheiguid
nce.BuifoexmpIehepciineisgiving

372
ecuesndnooneinheuclienceissincee
winghisoheguiclncehenheeisnoes0n0
so.
Thiswshecse0M.Leeohughhis
udiencewsIgeheewwhhodbeenoI0w
inghisguidonceweeIedcopbeo
chievemenshewsbeoe0ve.Ilusone
hdbeenoIowinghisechingndsineedec
guidncehenhecouIdn0hvegone.Sincehei
isfhegeofouvwsisheIpIsenienbe-
ingsjBuddhsndB0dhisovoswiIlneveob0ndon
nneevenifhbeinghshomedslndeedo
evenmudeedhem.

Inncienimeswoplceshodeighhouso
cuivinndeighhusIeninguwo
pceheeinSingpoehswhousecues
ndweveh0usoBuddhNmeChningeveV
d.BuwehveneinedimpMemenin
ucuivinbecusewehveneined
hepefecundesndingndhisiswhwecnn
eg.nwhenwehveuIseenhughhe
ueeoliYwiIwebebeleg.
TdwesiIhvebscIesdueohislck
undesondingWhcnweneg?Weesi
cingingsmehing.Becuseohisclingingwe
esiImiedsiIIosinheccefbihnddeh

373
sil0sinheenemsexisence.Weneed

knowhiwecnnnscendhecceobih
nddehmosofuimewiIbeSpeninhehee
bclemsWheweb0ninhenimem?
8ecuseweweeignntGeedishecuse
hekmhesuIsin0ubeingbninohehun-
gYghseIm.Anclngeishecuse0ubeing
bninoheheIeImj

Wihenughg0clkmwecnghe
higheshevenelmNeiheThoughnoIln
hughwheehebeingshveIifespnoeighY
husnde0ns.Buwesghehelems
wheehebeingshveIiespnfininieens.
Whencmpedoeighhusndensheime
speninheheIsisunimginblong.Andhisis
whMseYingKewssighenedndwned
Ieovehiswodusssnshecould.Whenwe
cnsideheimespeninhiswodndheime
speninheoheeomsuimeheeissfIsh
ighningdopdew.lisinconseueniI.
TheccIeobihonddehiswhisimpn
hempobleminonushwec0ninull
igne.EvenhughBuddhsndB0dhisvs
shdeochusheuhwednisen.We

donbeIieve.Wednccep.S0ohough
hesew0kenedbeingshepuswesilIdub

37
weeecheiguicnce.WhenwiIweuIbebe
beievencoccephiseching2Whenwe
hvelisenedmneshenwewilIsuddenI
0wken.

Th0sewhocnwkeneneIecuee

excepin.Themusbemnifesinoo
BuddhoBodhisv.MosouShveoisen0

Iecuendpciceeved.AfeweIisen0
helecuesconempehemeningsondoIw
heechingsccodingIwewilbebeo
chieve.Buodwheecnweindeche
wh0congiveuseighh0usd0lecues3We
cnnBuwhwecndoisIisen0onevideoo

csseepesevelimeseved.Don0isen
difeenpesbecusebheimeweinishhe
spewewilhvefogoenwhhefispe
sid.F0cusnon0ne.Iwecncninueodo
hisheneheeeswewiIIbebIe.oin
s0meevelcnceninsomecegeeoen
|ighenmen.
AeweIisenoheIecuesndulunde
sndheechinghenwewiIbebleoppIhe
pincipesoudilIivesIouundesondingnd
culivi0ncnccdwihheBuddhseochings
henwewiIkn0whow0pem0nennscendhe
ccebihnddehsweIIsheeneIms.

375
Thesesmehodooccmpishhisisoseekbih
inheWesenPueLnd

AbeksnemningFZhheFouhPo-
ichhePuendSchokedinohisbow

nclsownimge.Heskedhisewmnksbu
whheswndhedhimhiwsheFive
PIomWuTiMouninWoPlce0Mnushi
BodhisovHehensedseochhepce
hehdseen.WhenhefundiheIoinedenhou
sndohebeingswhoisenedooDhmlkb
MnushiBodhisvHehenoskedheBdhiso
vguidnceIiSinceweeeneingheDhm
EndingAgewhichmehodishemssuibIeo
humonbeingsIi3MnushiBdhis0vnsweed
hiwshePuelndmehdWhenheFuh

PichskedhwpcicehismehodMn
ushiBdhisv0ughhimochnAmiui!.
AeheFuhPoichehewpcehe
lkedbckseeionemeimebuiws

gne.ThenheundesdhMniushiBdhis
vh0dcmeechhimhem0ssuiobe

mehduDhm0EndingAge.
nceweconghePueL0ndndmee
BuddhoAmibhqwecneIhimhwewish

gobockouwoId0heIpsenienbeingsWihhis
heIpwewiInevegoinbedeIudedlsinhesix

376
elms.BuifwedonogohePueLndmee
BucldhAmibhhenwewiemindeudedIis
cucilhweundesndhis.

IvseChinKunghsbeengivinglecues
es.Eveweekhegveesheeks.
NwhheisheeinSingopoeheisgivingec-
ueevedomgefive0oveihe
sp0keIeshihuseveweekWh0bene-
fiedhemos3Hedid!Heclidnmissonelecue

whieheudiencemissedmn.isveYdificul
cuof0ubdhbis.HespkelmoseveYd
ndugedheudiencendhushimsefcoec
lbdhbis.HehsbeengivingdhmIks
coninuouslfoes;hisiswhhecncuo
hisbodhbisThisiswhhecnego.
FeowpciionesndguesspIeselisen
ceuY.TheLwoCusendEecisun-
chngebeimmube.EvenBuddhsDclBodhi-
svscnnoIeiugeedngeignonce
ndogncehveesuledindisseshe
incesinginbhecluencndseveinde
pp0chingsclehisimpossibeouso
mglne.

EveYhingisesfm0umindBuusswe
hvegiveniseohecusehisppochingdis-
sewecnlsogiveisenhegeecuse

377
hcnmobeeducepssiblevenpeveni
mhppeningWemusepl0ceh0ughsse
wihhughsohes.WemusgiveupeeIings
opidehedesiesome0ndwe0Ih.Wemus
leghoughsYingcnhes.ego
n0Twmindednessondbiosedviewpoins.Le
gciicizingb0minggssipingLego
hehughhsewhweus0hsewewe.
Wemusleg!
nbeinggc0nweeunopuind
onuiIiY.nIinhiswwiluhesbecme
geneumindsbecmeseene0swegiveise
hewisdomccdwih0Ibeingsonimend
in0nime.Fnwihgeneheosndseene
mindswiIlwebeobIes0IveoupbIems.The
gdnessh0wecnbing0hesbYusing0u
vingkindnessndcmpssinisininieisbund
ess.Andhisis0ubesunIwYobingue
peceuwldIl0useveSbuhe
ske0Isenienbeings

378
THEENRECITAINMETHD

TheTenReciinmehdissimpecnven
ieneecivew0p0ciceBuddhoNmeReci
ion.lisespecisuibIe0hosewhindile
imeinhed0cuivionPocicinghismehd
hepsuseginminclulness0BuddhAmibh
ndbingsuspecendcoiinhepesenmo
men

Thepcicebeginsishinginhemoning
whenwewkeup.WesiupsighondcIeIe
ciellIlm0AmibhlIenimeswihnundisubed

mindoudosilenIoouseIves.Weepeohis
pocesseighmeimesoheesohed.Al-
gehewedooneoundeneciionsnine
imesdevecls0lws:

>.Uponwkingup
2.Beoesingbekfs
3.Aeinishingbeks
4Beoewk

5.Beoesinglunch
6.Aeinishingunch
7.BefeSingdinne
8.Aeinishingdinne

379
9.Abedime

AIogehehismehodispcicednineimes
diI.Thekeisegui;disupion0hispcice
wieduceiseeciveness.Wihuineupionhe
cuivoowisnfeeninceseinhishepui0
mindndwisdm.

DiigenpciceoheTen-Recioi0nMehod
gehewihunwveingbeiendvowscnen-
sueuimenuwishechheWesenPue

ndlninieLiendIninieigh.Wehpeeve-
Y0newipocice0ccoding.

Nm0Amiu

380
GLOSSARY

Aen.I33O0000es.fenexpessedshe
imeiwuIdkemuninsidcken

cubicegueswecwniheipheven
midenlsdeiceunicbushedginsieveY
hundedes.Afnsicngpeidime
AIicinCondiin0couseopindisessnd
sueingwhichdisubsheb0clondmind
AIv CnsciusneSS. SonskioSk.usoe
consciousnesshehughdbose0mIIou
psondpesenivesgoodobd
AmibhThenme0heBuddh0heWesen

PueLndpimiImeningIninieLiendight
C|IedAmiuoinChinese.

AnuSmvkSmbdhi Sk.Highespope
ndcompeeenlighenment
AhiSk.newhhsechedse-elizion
seinwhich0nep0ssessesnoe0neouspecep
insviewsspeech0behvio.
Asus.uesmehl-g0ds.
Achmens.Fixedceinides0becs.
BdhimindSk.Thegecmpssinend
sinceemindwiheveYhoughoincompee
seeIizionosendhe.

BodhisvSknewhhepshesech

38l
elizine0chievingheiwn.
BuddhgSk.newhhse0chedpefecinin
bhseIeIizinndheIpinghesoeoche-
Iiz0ion.

Deusin.F0sebeIiesw0ngviews.
Devq.He0venBeingsog0ds
DhmgSk.IheechingsfheBuddh0
geneIIYcopiizedinEngIish;2hingsevens
phenmeneveYhinginheunivese;3DuYw
dcine.

DhmEndinAe TheDh0mPeecAgebe-
gnwihBuddhShkmunilsdemisendIsed
fivehundedYesduingwhichEnighenmenws
fen0inedTheDhmoSembInceAgebegn
eh0ndsednehusndYesduing
whichEnighenmenwssed0m00inedThe
DhmoEndingAgehweoenwinbegne
hndwiIIIosenh0usnde0sduingwhich
EnlighenmenwiIeIbe0ined
Duss.Mephofolhemundnehingshcon
cud0useIf-nue.

EihAIicins AbsenceembTssmenond

hepesenceeolussingi
shmeunessndhepesenceeolus
nessmisdeeclsd0wsinessseepndgiion.
hSueinsAshumnbeingsweundeghe
sueingsbihd0gesickness0ndde0h.We

382
dninwhweseeksuehdshipsoe
pedomouveclonesndindouselvesinhe
pesenceohosewhomweesenevenhe.
EighhGundBdhisvg.Theeeeneves
g0undsof8odhisvlsenighenmenwhich
summizehemsimponsepsinoBodhis-
vlsphighbefeiningBuddhhdS0me
siishisIevehoB0dhisvsechhesge
0Non-egessinheeveIwhichhewiIneve
eeo0mheBodhisv-ph
iveDedV0enses.Mudeingnelswnfhe
mudeingneIsownmohecusingBuddh
bleeckiIingBodhisovoonAh0nddisup
ingheuniofheSngh
iveDesiesWehusfmeoddinknd

s|eep.
iveGuideIines.Fol0wing:IheTheeCondiins;
2ThePincipIesHmon;3TheTheeLenings;
4TheSixPmis0PincipIesncl5Smnb-
hdB0dhisovIsTenGeoVows

ivePuelndSusndOneSs.lTheBucl
dhSDeoksheIninieLieSuoAdonmen

PuivEuoivndEnihenmenoheMohvn

bggL2 TheAmibhSuo 3TheVisuizin


1g
1gTheChpeofUnivesWohBodhiso
vlsCnducndVwsllmheFweAdn

383
menSuo5!TheChpeonhePeecC0m
pleeReizoinoGeoSenghBdhisvo
hughBudclhNmeRecioionomheSuon-
gmSuond6VsubndhuBodhisvlsRe
0nheWovoReochinhePueLnd

uUnivesIVwsBuddhsndBdhisvs

ISenienbeingseinnumebev0w0heIp
hemI;2AficionseinexhusibleIv0woend
hemll:3W0sopciceebunclessIvow
msehem:EnIighenmenisunsupssbeI
vwooini.

GduneHppinessineIigencewellbeing
pspeiecThegebeneisfhehumnnd
celesi0Iems;heeehe0eempVoncl
sublecbihonddeh.
Gd.Goduiiesseedssowedb
goodiebeeopedle.
HungGhs.neheheelweeomsHun
ggh0sswondeinoimb-Iikeseinwhichhe
cnfindnsisocinoheidesiesespecil
bunoexcusivelheihungehis.neis
ebnheeiheoshehsexemegeed
KmSk.owoCusendEecesulsom
hughspeechnclbehvi.
KmicResu.ThenouoIewodoeibuion

boughbubheLwCusendEec

384
Km.
hVnSk.nehewmbncheso
Buddhism.Bochisvphhepinglsenien
beingsinuniveslIibeion
eisndViues.Tdogodhingswihouexpec-
ionoewdwihoudisciminionchmen

owndeinghughs.
nduInessBuddhIniilhemindemembes
heBucdhnddoesnge.Aeuhecui-
vi0noneconsnIconempIesheBuddh
NineReIms.AIleneImsminusheBuddheom.

NneessinnewhowiIIneveeeomhe
Bdhisv-pohs0mesiisnechedunilhe
eighh0heengoundsBodhisov.
Phenmenq.ThingsevenshppeningseveYhing
inheenieunivese

PinWisdm Sk.Inuiivewisdom.
Pekbuddh SkI.newhinshisenIigh-
debendenoeochewihhe
enmenIoneindependenoeochewihhe
beciveooiningNinoohimhese.
Peceps.RuesseupbBuddhShkmuni0
guidehissudensfmeneoushoughsspeech
ndbehvi0.

PuelndSeeWesenPueLnd

PueindPuiind hemindwihudis

cimininochmens

385
Reibuin Kmicpunishmenome0neous
houghspeechcion.
ShwIdSkReesousossemiIed
wihsueingnclIici0nsegdencuedb
isinhbions

SmdhiSk.PopeenmentUsuIIcenoes
hepicuinosge0fpuec0nceni0nnd
conempIion.Theeemndegeesndpes
ofSmdhi

nghgSk.GupouomoepeopIeswh0
ppepociceheBuddhIsechingogehe
especilTheSixPincipes0Hmon.
gnkSk.onguge0oncienncli.
igSk.CommenVonsuspimibY
Bdhisvos.

Sefueuoiginueselfhwesillhve
buiscuenIcoveedbdeudedhoughs.
senienbeinC AIivingbeinghissef-weond
hocnexpeiencefeeingsens0ion.
ShiSk.ReIicsheminoeceminin
dicinghepesnhodinedsmedegeeo
puiofbdndmind
SixPmiSPinCiDeS Givingse-disciplinep
iencediigencedeepconcenionondwisdom.
SixPinciDlesHmn IShehesmeview-
pinsog0Is.2Abidebhesme
hesmepeceps.3

386
LivendpciceogehehmoniousI.N0
cluel.5Expeienceheinnepecendhppi
nessmpcicingogehehmoniousl.6She
beneishmniusl.
SixReIm5.TheeuppeeImsehevens0su0s
ndhumns.TheeloweeImsenimshung

gh0Ssndhes.
SixSenseS.Sighsoundsmellseouchnd
hugh.
SixSenseObiedS F0msundscenseexue

ndhough.
SixSenseOns EesesnosehuhbdYnd
mind

SuqSk.TechingbheBuddhqiniiIIgiven
vebIIoecmpiIedondwnendownbYhe
Buddholssudens.

TenDiecins.NhNhesEsSuheos
SuhSuhwesWesN0hwes0bovendbe-
lW.

enGdCnducs.NkiIIingseingsexuImis
c0nducingbusiveIngugebeingIesse-
ducivewodsgeedngeignoonce.
enGeVwsSmnbhdBdhisg.I
PespecolBuddhs.2PiselIThusC0me
ne.ii3Mke0eingsexensiveIY.Repen
Kmic0bsocIes.5BeiouIove0hesmei0ious

387
deeds.6AppeheBuddh0unheDhm
whee.7ReuesheBuddh0esideinhiswd
8ConsnIbediligenIweoheBuddhIs
eoching,AccodwihsenienbeingsI0
DediceIImeis.

TenRems.SixemspushoseoBuddhsBochi-
svsPekbuddhsndSundhees.
TheeCndiins.heFisCondiionincudes:Being
iioIoneIspensBeingespecfulnels
echesndedesBeingcmpssineondn
kiingnivingbeingsndF0lIowingheTenGod
Conducs.TheSecndC0ndiionincIudes:Tking
heTheeReugesAbidingbhepecepsws
ndcusomsndConducingoneseinppe
nddignifiedm0nneTheThidCondiionincludes:
GeneingheBodhiminclDeeplbeievinginhe
Low0CusendEfecReciingnduphding
MohonsuosnclEncugingohesocl
vonceonhephoEnIighenmen.
hee enins. Sel-discipIinedeepconceni0n
ondwisdm.

TheePisns. Geedngendignonce.
TheeReuesWeokeeugeinheBuddh

DhmndSngh.Whenwekeefugeinhe
Budchweeeuningmudeludedseo
mindnceinguponnwkenecundesncing

388
mindWhenwekeefugeinheDhmqwee
euningfomdevi0nviews0ndeinguponpope
viewsnclundesndingWhenwekeefugein
heSnghqwe0eeuningfmp0ui0noncldis-
hmonndeingupnpui0mindndheSix
PincipesoHmn
TnsIiein.T0epesenleesw0csinhe
cespndingchcesonhelphbes
heoiginsoundiseined
Viues.Seeeis

WVPIce.UsucecempepIcewhee
Buddhispciinescme0pcice.
WesenPueLnd.W0dceedbBuddhAmi-
bhAnideplce0cuIivi0nhosewh0e
bonheeenoIongesubieceinconi0n.

389
ThelachingsOfGreatMasterYinGuang
qR6P6

WhetheroneisalaypersonorhasleRthehon1e-
li,oneshouldrespecteldersandbeharInoniousto
thosesurroundinghiI.Oneshouldendurewhat
otherscannot,andpracticewhatotherscannot
achieve.Oneshouldtakeothers,difficultiesunto
oneselfandhelpthen1succeedintheirundertakings.
Whilesittingquietly,oneshouldoRenreflectupon
one,sownfaults,andwhenchattingwithffiends,one
shouldnotdiscusstherightsandwrongsofothers.In
everyactiononeInakes,whetherdressingoreating,
fiDIndawntoduskanddusktilldawn,oneshouldnot
ceasetorecitetheAMIABHABuddha,snan1e.
AsidefToInBuddharecitation,whetherreciting
quietlyorsilently,oneshouldnotgiverisetoother
iInproperthoughts.Ifwanderingthoughtsappear,one
shouldiIIediatelydisInisstheIn.Constantly
Inaintainahun1bleandrepentfUlheart;evenifone
hasupheldtruecultivation,oneshouldstillelone,s
practiceisshallowandneverboast.OneshouldIind
one,sownbusinessandnotthebusinessofothers.
OnlylookafterthegoodexaInplesofothersinstead
ofbadones.OneshouldseeoneselfasInundaneand
everyoneelseasBodhisattvas.Ifonecancultivate
accordingtotheseteachings,oneissuretoreachthe
WesternPureLandofUltiIateBliss.

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