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The Sutra of Sitting Dhyāna Samadhi
Translated by Tripitaka Master Kumarajiva o !ao"in# Fascicle I Words spoken by guiding teachers are hard to meet, For those who hear them and delight, how difficult it is. What great people enjoy listening, Petty people despise. Sentient beings can be pitied and sadly regarded, For they plummet into aging and dying, a dangerous path. Wild men dote on their love slaves; n a place to be feared, they are deluded and are unafraid. ! world may be big or small "ut the #harma is devoid of the e$istence of permanence. !ll do not long remain "ut temporarily appear like lightning. %his body belongs to old age and death&& !ll sicknesses' place of return. ! thin layer of skin covers impurities Foolishness and confusion are reasons for being deceived. (ou are always the thief of aging Swallowing and e$tinguishing the bla)ing colors of prime. *ike strands of flowers that wither and rot, #amaged and lost, they are of no value. +urdhagata's merits and virtues !llow him to be with ,akra, the lord of heavens, as they are seated. ! favorable retribution of blessings vast and numerous %o this day are they still peacefully here%his king among gods and humans, s endowed with the most sensual pleasures; "ut at the time of death, he undergoes e$treme pain and hurt. CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.14% &''1(11(') 1

坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 From this you may reali)e insights. !ll desires are tender and delightful at first, "ut later become tremendous suffering. So too !j.ta/atru was initially good, "ut he eliminated his clan, a tragedy that came later. %his body is a vessel for filth With nine apertures constantly leaking vice. So too the nari sores 0annot be cured with any medicine.

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%he power of the cart&like skeleton is minimal; Sinews and veins ensnare while consciousness circle about 1the skeleton2. (ou think it is a wonderful vehicle !nd bear it shamelessly. #ead men gather in this place; %hose abandoned are strewn about among the tombstones. While alive we protect and cherish it; !t death it is completely abandoned and forsaken. 0onstantly be mindful, just like so. Single&mindedly contemplate and do not be scattered; Shatter delusion and reverse the dark night; 3aise a torch and with it clearly see. f abandoned were the abiding in the Four +indfulnesses, %he mind will not create no evil, *ike an elephant la$ and unchained, t shall never follow and walk down the path. Functioning on this karma today 0reating that action tomorrow, #elightfully attached, no suffering is seen; Without reali)ing, the bandit of death arrives. 3ushing about for the sake of our duties; CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.14% &''1(11(') &

坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 4ther people's business is also not left idle. (et the bandit of death does not wait; When it arrives, there is not escaping that condition. *ike a thirsty deer that approaches a spring !nd drinks the water that runs one way. %he hunter is neither kind nor helpful. Forbidding the deer to drink, it was killed beforehand. ! deluded man is like so too, #iligently tending to all business matters. %he arrival of death does not wait. Who will be your protector thenPeople in their hearts hope for wealth and nobility, %he five desires never satisfy them. "ut the likes of kings in major countries 0annot avoid this misery, mmortals who uphold the arrow&like mantras !lso cannot avoid death and birth. %he elephant of impermanence stomps So ants and leeches become like dirt, *et us leave aside all humans, For all "uddhas of proper and true enlightenment !nd of transcendence by crossing the flow of birth and death, !lso do not stay forever. From this therefore know, (our lovable pleasures Should all be abandoned soon; Single&mindedly seek nirvana. *ater the body is relin5uished at the time of death&& Who will certify the self+oreover, those who have encountered the #harma 6ewel !nd those who have not7 CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.14% &''1(11(')

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With it the release of all these lights %hat show us the human path is no path. %he foremost place of eternal bliss. "e single&minded and do not rela$. (ou ought to pursue the marks of the reality of #harma. you respect the "uddhadharma.614 4nce in a long while the sun&like "uddha comes out !nd shatters the darkness of great ignorance.14% &''1(11(') 4 . you draw near good people. 8e e$plains wisdom and the source of wisdom&& %hese two do not lean on anything outside. Soon you will attain nirvana. 8aving reached the path. With wholeheartedness. With sharp wisdom. a lamp in the wind #oes not know the season of its demise. 4thers do not enjoy true benefits "ut eagerly attach to base and evil thoughts. Who can know at the time of death %o which path they will be destinedFor instance. (ou are developing for the sake of sentient beings. Where did come fromWhere was bornWhere will attain liberationWho shall clarify all these doubts%he "uddhist sage with all modes of wisdom *ong unmet now emerges in the world. CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. f you do not rela$ "ut single&mindedly and constantly walk the path. %he great sage points to phenomena and speaks. the #harma is not hard. %his can demolish your knot&like doubts.

(ou leave suffering and attain liberation. t would be best that you are diligent and vigorous. Fondness for fineries yields sadness and suffering. %hen the bottomless pit of afflictions is deep. 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. 8ow can you sleep in peace%herefore you should wake up !nd not let sleep cover your mind. sit among the trees. %herefore do not form fondness. t leads you to self&defeat and demise. When various forms of suffering arrive 3egret and resentment cannot touch you. "ut avoid being greedy for its taste. %he boat that ferries over suffering is not yet built. With the four offerings :now your limit and know contentment.614 CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. 8aving eaten. !waken to thoughts and be aware of all conditions. Pick up the mind and do not la$. n the lotus posture. !nd the sea of birth and death is boundless.14% &''1(11(') ) . know the source of flavors. So deserved is the ac5uired food. "efore the mighty terror is completely removed. n leisure 5uietude. Sleep soundly without waking yourself.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 #etesting the filth of the impure body. it is no different. Fine or flat. f you are not tired of being in the midst of e$istence. 9nmindful of the world as impermanent&& Something to be feared and yet you are unafraid. cultivating the goal of stillness. Sitting beneath the tree in ragged robes.

4 you say t-at you -ave broken t-e pre/epts% t-e master s-ould a#ain ask% 06-at pre/epts -ave you broken23 4 you say a major pre/ept% t-e master .na irst arrives at a master. Pus. f beings were in heavenly palaces.is tau#-t ne5t. <nashed grass is deemed most flavorful.614 +omeone . !ou may leave and #o ba/k% be dili#ent% re/ite t-e sutras% en/oura#e /-an#e and CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. "la)ing hot the metal suddenly e$plodes. saliva and all impurities&& %hese would be considered delicacies. %ake this as the reason for self restraint. !lthough not yet attained nirvana.-o studies dhy.-ose ears and nose -ave been amputated% t-ere is no need to look in t-e mirror. T-e master s-ould ask t-e "uestion% 01o you up-old t-e pre/epts purely23 0No serious o enses and evil devian/es23 4 you say t-at you ad-ere to t-e ive old pre/epts purely and -ave /ommitted no serious o enses or evil devian/es% t-en t-e 1-arma o t-e pat.ill tell you% 07ike someone . Snot.14% &''1(11(') 6 .verything has been accepted in total. !mong humans where elites are served. f beings were among hungry ghosts. Watching from a palace of seven jewels. "ut all had been a part of change. Weary furthermore of things painful and pleasurable. n the hells they swallow iron pellets. . f beings were among animals and beasts.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 n a world of karma in action %he pleasant and the unpleasant do not change. %he seven delicacies are replete with many flavors. =ow again what is there to love about them"ack and forth among worlds. vomit.s pla/e. fires of e$crement and stool. 0elestial food the taste of sweet dew !nd celestial maidens who entertain with these. (ou should diligently pursue this gain. 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.

ill e5plain t-e 1-arma o t-e di erent realms dependin# on your si/kness.ei#-t /lot-in#% /rave desire and emale beauty.t-eir ideas to t-e typi/al vie.ork.rinkled and pale.t-ou#-ts o . T-eir vie.in uture lives. T-ey like to play <psy/-olo#i/al= -ide and seek. T-ey abide in t-eir pleasures and atta/-ments% ollo. T-eir -atred and resentment are sli#-t and t-eir sadness and .3 4 ot-er pre/epts .ealt-. T-ey -ave a pleasant /ountenan/e and a/ility .in#s.it.s-o. T-ey like to build relations-ips and riends-ips but do not enjoy bein# alone.is t-e -eaviest or you2 More se5ual desire2 More -atred2 More delusion23 6-at does it mean by observin# your appearan/e2 T-e look o t-ose . T-ey are easily surprised and ri#-tened all o a sudden. t-ey /annot be patient .-at makes t-em /om ortable.alk alon#. 6-en t-eir ire o desire burns uriously% t-ey o ten e5perien/e re#ret and /-an#e t-eir minds. 4 you be/ome pure and t-e master -as t-e 9eavenly Eye or t-e ability to read minds% -e .earin# li#-t.it.omen. t-ey atta/.-en t-ey a/"uire ot-er people.orries too. t-ey keep many . Adept in observin# people.s look to be beauti ul or u#ly% and t-ey trust . T-ey -earts tend to be so t and tender% /apable o bein# sympat-eti/.it-stand /old or bitterness.-ite teet. T-ey . CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. T-ey are easily obstru/ted and easily pleased. and nearsi#-ted.-i/.it.ere broken% at t-at time you s-ould be tau#-t to repent a//ordin# to t-e 1-arma. T-ey -ave multiple te/-ni/al skills. T-ey enjoy repeatin# /li/->s and /an or/e t-emselves to .in# and pursuin# t-e se/ular mainstream. T-ey beauti y .ear a smile and bear -umiliation.a/"uirin# little and e5tremely .坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.orry. as t-ey .it.it.eep and /ry.14% &''1(11(') ? .ives and /on/ubines% speak a lot and believe readily.it-ered tree is irri#ated urt-er% it . T-eir minds are on t-eir rooms and t-ey enjoy .orried over minor losses. T-ey immediately resolve problems t-ey -ear or t-e sake o t-eir . 6-en t-ere are virtuous ones nearby% t-ey . t-ey /lip t-eir nails and #room t-eir beards. T-ey tend to be more emotional and pleadin#. T-ey tend to be more .t-eir belon#in#s and eel lu/ky . T-ey are stin#y . T-ey are e5tremely -appy .ill be t-e irst to /onvey a .arm% t-eir perspiration odorous% t-eir skin is deli/ate and -air t-in. T-eir .ords and enjoy /ultivatin# blessin#s as karma.ill o a monkey. T-ey are ond o and atta/-ed to beddin#% dress and de/oration% in/ense and lo. 8or t-is li etime% you may orever #ive up. T-ey like to .ers.s are s-allo. T-eir determination is sli#-t in t-eir undertakin#s and t-ey #o or . T-ey -ave t-e . T-ey are erudite and learned% ond o and atta/-ed to literature and re/itation. T-ey enjoy adornin# t-emselves and like to look at embroideries and dra.s . T-eir bodies are .s. T-ey are not o/used in t-eir studies and like to roam t-e orests and #ardens.is. T-eir bodies are ine% so t% and /annot .el/ome and #reet t-em.it. 8or instan/e% t-ou#.to be/ome born in t-e -eavens and e5perien/e no di i/ulty in a #roup.mu/.spee/-.lust appears /asual and easy:#oin#. T-ey enjoy /leanliness and /lean /lot-es.undertakin#s.614 /reate blessin#s so t-at you may plant t-e /auses and /onditions or t-e 1-arma on t-e pat.a . T-ey /onverse and debate /apably. t-ey a/t .ill not #ro. 4 -e does not yet -ave t-ose abilities% -e s-ould observe your appearan/e or ask you urt-er% 0Amon# t-e t-ree poisons% .ers% leaves or ruits. T-ey jud#e someone. lo.s sentiments% t-ey -ave many ears.

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T-ey dis/riminate bet,een t-ose ,-o are beauti ul and u#ly. T-ey are sympat-eti/ to and sad about t-ose su erin# and perse/uted. T-ey are e#otisti/al% /ompetitive and re use -arassment and bullyin#. T-ey like to pra/ti/e #enerosity and re/eive #ood people. T-ey ,ill s-are deli/ious oods t-ey a/"uire ,it- ot-ers. T-ey do not remember details at -and but set t-eir #oals on ,-at is distant and #reat. T-eir vision is atta/-ed to lookin# at orm and sensuality. T-ey are not t-orou#- ,itt-eir tasks. T-ey do not -ave lon#:term ,orries and kno, t-e ,orld and its se/ular ,ays. T-ey ,at/- e5pressions /losely and test people.s -earts by /ontradi/tin# t-em. T-ey speak s,eetly and debate ,it- ,isdom. T-e riends-ips t-ey build are volatile. T-eir -airs are e, and t-in. T-ey sleep little. 6-et-er sittin#% re/linin#% ,alkin# or standin#% t-ey do not or#et t-eir looks and /omportment. T-ey /an "ui/kly res/ue all valuables; t-ey re#ret a ter t-ey #ive a,ay somet-in#. T-ey are "ui/k to /at/- t-e unstated meanin#. 8urt-ermore% a ter re/overin# somet-in#% t-ey tend to or#et. T-ey /-eris- movement and a/tion. T-ey -ave di i/ulty /-an#in# t-emselves and leavin# desire be-ind. T-ey /ommit o enses t-at are sli#-t and minor. T-ese are t-e various marks o lust and desire. T-e marks o people ,-o are -ate ul and an#ry are t-at t-ey tend to be sad and a li/ted. T-ey be/ome violent suddenly and -arbor an#er. T-ey are /rude in t-eir display o p-ysi/al a/tion and spee/-. T-ey /an bear all kinds o su erin# but not a/tual tasks. T-ey are more o ten sad and less o ten -appy. T-ey /an do #reat evil and -ave no sympat-y. T-ey enjoy i#-ts and ar#uments. T-eir looks are -a##ard and ,it-ered. T-ey urro, t-eir bro,s and look askan/e. T-ey -ave a -ard time speakin#% bein# pleased% ,orkin# and a#reein#. T-eir minds are like abs/esses so t-ey e5pose people.s s-ort/omin#s. T-ey are brutal in t-eir ar#uments over meanin# and /annot be tamed. T-ey are not easily a e/ted% not easy to be around and do not /ry easily. T-ey -ave di i/ulty spittin# up t-e poisons t-ey nurse. T-ey do not or#et ,-at t-ey -ave re/eived and re/ited. T-ey -ave many /apabilities and /lever skills and tend not to be la@y. T-ey do t-in#s "ui/kly and remain silent ,-ile aimin# or a #oal. T-eir ideas are pro ound and di i/ult to understand. T-ey /an repay kindness re/eived. T-ey are /apable o #at-erin# people to#et-er and take /are o problems and people. T-ey /annot be de eated and /an /omplete undertakin#s. T-ey are di i/ult to distra/t and -ave e, ears or di i/ulties. 8or e5ample% lions /annot be tamed; t-ey -ead do,n one dire/tion and do not turn ba/k% ,orkin# and advan/in# uns,ervin#ly. T-ey remember rat-er t-an or#et. T-ey ,orry mu/-. T-ey /ontemplate% re/ite and pra/ti/e% memori@e and up-old pra/ti/es. T-ey /an #ive a lot and do not e5pe/t petty avors in return. T-ey -ave t-e s-arp a/ulties o a tea/-er. T-ey are apart rom desires ,-en alone and -ave e, se5ual desires. 4nside t-ey al,ays ,is- to ,in and are ond o and atta/-ed to anni-ilisti/ vie,s. T-eir eyes al,ays stare -ate ully but t-eir ,ords are true. T-ey e5plain t-in#s lo#i/ally and /learly. T-ey -ave e, relatives and riends and are stead ast ,it,ork. T-ey -ave a solid memory and do not or#et. More o ten t-ey -ave stren#t- in t-eir mus/les% ,it- ,ide s-oulders and /-est% a lar#e ore-ead and neat -air. T-ey are stubborn and di i/ult to tame. T-ey do not or#et problems easily. T-ey /an leave desire on t-eir o,n and tend to in/ur CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.14% &''1(11(') A

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serious o enses. T-ese are t-e various marks o -atred and an#er. T-e marks o people ,-o are oolis- and deluded are t-at t-ey tend to be more skepti/al and more re#ret ul. T-ey are la@y and not opinionated. T-ey are /on/eited and do not yield easily. T-eir arro#an/e is di i/ult to tolerate. T-ey do not believe ,-at is believable and believe ,-at are unbelievable. T-ey do not kno, to be respe/t ul and yet believe ,-atever t-ey en/ounter. T-ey -ave many tea/-ers% bein# ras- and restless% unembarrassed and abrupt. T-ey do not t-ink be ore t-ey a/t; urt-ermore% t-ey tea/- ot-ers to be muddled and violent. T-ey are not sele/tive about relatives and riends. T-ey do not #room t-emselves. T-ey enjoy tea/-ers o various pat-s and do not distin#uis- bet,een #ood and evil. T-ey or#et -ard eelin#s easily. T-eir sense a/ulties are dull and t-ey are la5. T-ey /riti/i@e and slander t-e pra/ti/e o #enerosity and are unsympat-eti/. T-ey destroy brid#es o 1-arma and do not understand t-in#s ,it- ,-i/- t-ey /ome into /onta/t. T-eir an#ry eyes do not make /onta/t. T-ey -ave no intelli#en/e or in#enuity. T-ey -ave many ,ants and are pessimisti/. T-ey -ave a lot o doubt and little ait-. T-ey -ate #ood people and /ommit o enses t-at ruin t-eir blessin#s. T-ey /annot tell ,-at are /onsidered kind ,ords and /annot understand mistakes. T-ey do not a//ept e5-ortations or parables. T-eir dear ones leave t-em be-ind and t-eir enemies resent t-em. T-ey kno, no manners and enjoy speakin# -ars-ly. T-ey -ave lon# beards% -air and nails; t-eir teet- and /lot-es tend to be dirty. T-ey are at t-e /ommand o ot-ers and -ave no ear or t-ose pla/es to be eared. T-ey are sad in -appy situations and -appy in sad situations. T-ey lau#- ,-en t-ey s-ould be melan/-oly; t-ey are melan/-oly ,-en t-ey s-ould be lau#-in#. T-ey ,ill ollo, i dra##ed alon# and /annot tolerate -ards-ip. T-ey /annot tell t-e di eren/e amon# t-e various lavors. T-ey rarely leave desires be-ind. T-ey /ommit pro oundly serious o enses. T-ese are t-e various marks o oolis-ness and delusion. 4 people -ad more lust and desire% t-ey may be /ured ,it- t-e 1-arma pra/ti/e o impurity. 4 people -ad more -atred and an#er% t-ey may be /ured ,it- t-e 1-arma pra/ti/e o kindness. 4 people -ad more oolis-ness and delusion% t-ey may be /ured ,it- t-e 1-arma pra/ti/e o /ontemplatin# /auses and /onditions. 4 people t-ou#-t a lot% t-ey may be /ured ,it- t-e 1-arma pra/ti/e o /easin# t-ou#-ts. 4 people dis/riminated a lot% t-ey may be /ured ,it- t-e 1-arma pra/ti/e o bein# mind ul o t-e Budd-a. All su/- various si/knesses and ot-ers may be /ured ,itvarious 1-arma pra/ti/es.

1. T-e 1-arma Bra/ti/e or Curin# Creed and 1esire Beople ,it- more lust and desire may pra/ti/e t-e Contemplation o 4mpurities. 4mpurities ill t-e body rom -air to eet. T-e body /onsists o various impuritiesD -air% body -air% nails% teet-% deli/ate and /oarse skin% blood% les-% mus/les% veins% bone marro,s% liver% lun#% -eart% spleen% kidney%

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stoma/-% lar#e intestines% small intestines% e5/rement% urine% saliva% s,eat% tears% s/um% makeup% pus% brain% membrane% bile% saliva% mi/ro:/ellular skin% at and brain membrane. 8urt-ermore% or t-ose more advan/ed in t-e /ontemplation o impurities% /ontemplate t-e body as blue% bruised% s,ollen% ripped% rottin#% bleedin#% smeared and looded ,it- stinkin# pus% eaten and /-e,ed in/ompletely% and bones dispersed and burnt. T-is is t-e /ontemplation o impurities. 8urt-ermore% people ,it- more lust -ave seven kinds o love. Ber-aps t-ey are atta/-ed to beauty% to upri#-t eatures% to demeanors% to voi/es% to t-at ,-i/- is ine and smoot-% to sentient bein#s% or are ond o and atta/-ed to all o t-ese. 4 t-ey ,ere atta/-ed beauty% t-ey s-ould pra/ti/e t-e /ontemplation 1-arma o blue bruises. !ello,% red and ot-er impure /olors are also done t-is ,ay% urt-ermore. 4 t-ey ,ere atta/-ed to upri#-t eatures% t-ey s-ould pra/ti/e t-e /ontemplation 1-arma o a s,ollen body dispersin#. 4 t-ey ,ere atta/-ed to demeanors% t-ey s-ould pra/ti/e t-e /ontemplation 1-arma o blood smearin# t-e bones o a res- /orpse. 4 t-ey ,ere atta/-ed to voi/es% t-ey s-ould pra/ti/e t-e /ontemplation 1-arma o a plu##ed up p-aryn5% ,-i/- leads to deat-. 4 t-ey ,ere atta/-ed to t-at ,-i/- is ine and smoot-% t-ey s-ould pra/ti/e t-e /ontemplation 1-arma o t-e dryin#% ,it-erin# and ailin# o e5posed bones. 4 t-ey ,ere ond o sentient bein#s% t-ey s-ould pra/ti/e t-ese si5 kinds o /ontemplations. 4 t-ey ,ere ond o and atta/-ed to everyt-in#% /ontemplate all t-ese pervasively. Ber-aps do various /ontemplations at one time t-en /-an#e and do di erent /ontemplations. T-is is /alled t-e Contemplation o 4mpurities. FuestionD 4 t-e body is impure like a stinkin# and rottin# /adaver% rom ,-ere did atta/-ment develop2 4 people ,ere atta/-ed to a pure body% t-ey s-ould also be atta/-ed to a stinkin# and rottin# body. 4 t-ey ,ere not atta/-ed to a stinkin# body% t-ey s-ould not be atta/-ed to a pure body eit-er. T-e t,o types o bodies are e"uivalent. 4 ,e pursue t-is line o t-inkin#% bot- are a/tually and /ompletely pure% ri#-t2 T-is is possible. T-e minds o people are /ra@y and deluded; o//luded by perversions% t-ey /onsider impurities pure. 4 t-e perverse mind ,ere to s-atter% people ,ould a/"uire t-e /ontemplation o t-e 1-arma o t-e mark o reality. 6e ,ould t-en kno, t-at impurities are de/eptive and unreal. 8urt-ermore% /orpses are devoid o ire% li e% /ons/iousness% and all or#ans. 6-en people kno, t-e trut- t-en no atta/-ment o//urs in t-e mind. T-e mind% bein# perverted% deluded and atta/-ed% /onsiders t-e body possessed o ,armt-% li e% /ons/iousness and all normal sense or#ans. 8urt-ermore% ,-en t-e mind is atta/-ed to orm% it is /onsidered pure; ,-en t-ou#-ts o ondness and atta/-ment /ease% t-en t-ey kno, orm is impure. 4 orm ,ere truly pure% it s-ould al,ays be pure. But t-at is not so no,. 7ike a do# t-at eats e5/rement /onsiders it pure% -umans look at t-at and ind it most impure. T-ere is not a sin#le pure pla/e inside or outside o t-e body. 4 people ,ere atta/-ed to t-e body.s e5terior% ,e /an take o t-e t-in e5terior skin o t-e body and reali@e t-at t-e body is impure% not to mention t-e *6 t-in#s inside t-e body. 8urt-ermore% dedu/in# t-at t-e /auses and /onditions o t-e body and various impurities ,ere ormed by a /ombination o a at-er and a mot-er.s sperm% blood and su/- impurities% ,e reali@e

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坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. T-e s-een to t-e bones is just like . Al. 8or e5ample% a monkey tied to a pole .een t-e eyebro.t-e /enter o t-e 8orm Healm.-ite bones are a pervasive li#-t and a . T-e mind t-at a//ords .it-out skin and les-. T-is is also like a mot-er% /onstantly .ere startin# to pra/ti/e% t-ey s-ould be tau#-t t-ese . T-e mind t-at a/"uires t-is 1-arma% t-ou#its body is in t-e 1esire Healm% its our elements are e5tremely #reat% so t and -appy.t-e obje/t o meditation.3 4 t-ey -ave been pra/ti/in#% t-ey s-ould be tau#-t t-ese . 6-en t-ou#-ts #o out to various /onditions% #ently pull t-e t-ou#-ts ba/k.-o -ave been pra/ti/in# or t-ose .3 4 t-ey -ave been pra/ti/in# or a lon# time% t-ey s-ould be tau#-t t-ese . 4 dhy. dhy. Con/entrate on t-e /ranium . Gn/e t-e impurities are eliminated% /ontemplate a naked skeleton.na samadhi -ad been attained% t-ere . Hestrain t-e mind #radually and make it stay .3 4 t-e mind is e5tremely tired% stay . At t-is time t-ey rea/.t-e les-% -en/e t-is is /alled t-e /ontemplation o purity. Keep t-e o/us in t-ese ive spots just so and /ontemplate t-e bones .14% &''1(11(') 11 .614 t-at t-e body t-at . 6-en t-ere is a lurry o t-ou#-ts durin# t-is /ontemplation% do not let t-e t-ou#-ts o/us on t-e e5ternals. Clot-in# and beddin# also stink and are un/lean% not to mention deat-. 9en/e% you s-ould kno. 4ts /olor and -ue are pure and /lean% s-iny and pleasant. T-e mind is analo#ous to a monkey.itt-e dhy.and deat-% inside and out% t-e body is impure.it-out lettin# t-ou#-ts #o to t-e e5ternals. Tie t-ou#-ts to ive spotsD t-e /ranium% ore-ead% bet.it.-o are startin# to pra/ti/e% t-ose . 8urt-ermore% t-is /ontemplation also /onsists o t-ree sta#esD or t-ose .-ite /olor t-at s-ines purely. 6-en t-ou#-ts #o out to various /onditions% #ently pull t-e t-ou#-ts ba/k.-ite sno. T-ree% a mind t-at abides in one pla/e is /alled t-e /ontemplation o purity.na 1-arma or a/"uirin# t-e mind o t-e 8orm Healm.ill stay put and rest t-ere a ter be/omin# tired. 4 t-ey .ays be mind ul and observe t-e mind. 6-en t-e mind rea/-es t-is "uiet spa/e% it is t-e /ontemplation o purity.and #uard t-e obje/t o meditation% lettin# #o o t-e e5ternals. T-is is /alled t-e be#inners. T-e obje/t o meditation is like t-e pole.at/-in# over -er baby so t-at it does not all.ordsD 0T-ink about torn skin.na 1-arma. -en/e it is pleased and -appy.ould be t-ree si#nsD T-e body eels pleasant% so t and li#-t.s% tip o t-e nose and t-e -eart. 6-en t-e mind #oes outside% restrain and -old it.ordsD 0$isuali@e t-e body . T-e bones are /ontemplated .at/-es t-e mind just so too. 6e /an CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.-o -ave been pra/ti/in# or a lon# time.ays releasin# impurities.it. 6-en t-ou#-ts #o out to various /onditions% #ently pull t-e t-ou#-ts ba/k. Mind ulness is like t-e rope and lo/k. t-at in birt.ordsD 08o/us on one s"uare in/.it.e a/"uired is al.it-out lettin# t-ou#-ts #o to t-in#s outside.na 1-arma is t-e 1-arma o t-e 8orm Healm. +e/ond% a/in# t-e bones and /ontemplatin# t-em% t-e marks o t-e . 6ere t-e mind to abide or a lon# time% t-en it s-ould be t-e dhy.in t-e body% t-e -eart devoid o any skin and les-. A pra/titioner ..

/over t-e .is. &.-o -ave been pra/ti/in# -ave /ultivated or t-ree or our li etimes and t-ose .to besto.-om t-ey eel neutral% t-ey rea/. every. 8or t-ose .t-e state o tyin# t-e mind to kindness . 6-at does it mean by ul illin# t-e . At t-at time% you immediately attain t-e kindness samadhi.-om you eel neutral.is. joy upon t-em2 6ere pra/titioners to a/"uire various joys o t-e body and mind and .3 4 t-ey -ave been pra/ti/in# a lon# time% t-ey s-ould be tau#-t t-ese . T-e #reat mind bein# pure% you see all sentient bein#s t-rou#-out t-e ten dire/tions just like you.t-em upon dear ones.ise.ot-ers do not see t-em. 9o. /an .makes you -appy.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.-ere t-rou#-out t-e ten dire/tions is t-e same.-o are startin# to pra/ti/e% t-ey s-ould be tau#-t . but or evil people .e .t-e state o tyin# t-e mind to kindness . do you besto. T-e 1-arma Bra/ti/e or Curin# 9atred and An#er 4 people tend to -ave more -atred and an#er% t-ey s-ould study t-e t-ree 1-arma pra/ti/es o kindnessD or t-ose .614 kno.-o are startin# to pra/ti/e% t-ose .to CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. Amon# t-e t-ree sta#es des/ribed earlier% t-e be#inners do not initially -ave su/..3 FuestionD 8or our dear ones and t-ose about .in# joy upon t-ose to .-en -ot% attain ood and drink .-o -ave been pra/ti/in# or a lon# time -ave studied t-is or -undreds o li etimes.-om .e eel neutral% .-o -ave been pra/ti/in# or a lon# time.-en t-e pra/ti/e rea/-es a /ertain level. or ourselves t-ese t-ree marks above even t-ou#.it-out lettin# it t-ink ot-er. 6-at does it mean by besto. T-ese various attainments t-e pra/titioners enjoy and .e resent and -ate% -o.is.14% &''1(11(') 1& ..-i/.-en /old% attain /oolness .t-em -appiness. T-ose dear to you% neutral to you% -ate ul to you et/.is.-o -ave been pra/ti/in# or t-ose .ise.-en poor% and attain t-e /easin# o breat.ordsD 0Be kind to dear ones. T-ey rea/.t-em upon t-ose about .t-ou#-ts% t-ose .it-out lettin# it t-ink ot-er.ay you .e be empat-eti/ and urt-ermore .-om you eel neutral2 6ere pra/titioners to a/"uire various joys o t-e body and mind and . joy upon dear ones% t-en t-at one t-ou#-t o all o t-em a/"uirin# t-e same makes your mind #reat and pure. 6-en ot-er t-ou#-ts about various /onditions o//ur% t-ey #ently pull t-em ba/k.ould attain /lot-in# .orld .is.ordsD 0Be kind to t-ose .idely and in inite bein#s are made -appy.is-es o and brin#in# joy to dear ones2 6ere pra/titioners to a/"uire various joys o t-e body and mind% t-ey .3 4 t-ey -ave been pra/ti/in#% t-ey s-ould be tau#-t t-ese .ordsD 0Be kind to t-ose you resent and -ate.is.itt-ese . !ou see sentient bein#s be ore your mind and understand t-is si#-t% .t-ose you resent and -ate a/"uire joy in t-e same .-om .-en -un#ry and t-irsty% attain .ealt. 6-en ot-er t-ou#-ts about various /onditions o//ur% t-ey #ently pull t-em ba/k.

-appiness upon t-em. resentment is our bene a/tor. T-e multitude o resentment is numerous and /annot be eliminated.ere per-aps my relatives and dear ones in lives past. %hat mutilates and mars so many. alt-ou#.3 Iust as t-e Budd-a saidD %o repay hatred with hatred 8atred will only come back.3 8urt-ermore% . No. t-ese individuals .sounds and /-an#e /olors to su o/ate t-e -eart2 8urt-ermore% t-e eelin# skandha amon# t-e 8ive Skandhas is t-e re/eiver o evil amidst t-e . !s if eyes that do not see. ! petty man is hateful and angry So cannot move this mountain.e -ate t-em no.e are mind ul o t-ese . Moreover% /onsider t-ese . CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. 4 s-all #uard t-em and . f it does not harm you.ers o kindness and /annot be lost. 8atred and anger unavenged 0an break large army legions.ide array o su erin#% -o. and urt-er% in/ur resentment and evil2 6e .a sin#le in/ident o resentment2 8urt-ermore% /onsider -o. -appiness upon t-em2 Ans.ordsD 06-ile draped .e dro.14% &''1(11(') 1* . 6-y2 T-ese people -ave various aspe/ts o #oodness% t-e pure /auses in t-e 1-arma. 4n addition% be mind ul o t-e boundless -umaneness and virtue o our pra/ti/in# t-is 1-arma% ./ontains vast po. 9o. /ould patien/e /ome ort-2 Batien/e /omes ort. /ould . Add -atred to somet-in# and its poison be/omes di i/ult to restri/t.to burn ot-ers% .614 besto.ordsD 04 t-ere .out o resentment.n out t-eir #oodness .ere no resentment and -atred% -o.-i/. 8atred is a serious poison.erD 6e s-ould besto. -o. /an . 8atred is a great blindness..e avoid t-e onset o su erin#% a li/tions and evils2 7ike t-orns t-at pri/k t-e body% t-e number o bitter t-orns is /ountless.t-e robes o 1-arma outside% 4 pra/ti/e patien/e inside. no ot-er ault is more e#re#ious.e . /an . %he harm itself shall cease.it.t-em and /onsider t-em our bene a/tors. /ould . 8urt-ermore% amon# t-e multitude o evils% t-e retribution or -atred is t-e . As sramanas% -o.e indul#e in -ars.e are really -armin# ourselves. %o be free of hatred and anger s the #harma of a great man.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.it.is.it.ear t-e sandals o patien/e.ill be patient .orst.

坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 8atred is dust and scum %hat taints the pure heart.ise individuals understand . *.3 4 t-ey -ave been pra/ti/in# a lon# time% t-ey s-ould be tau#-t t-ese .ere startin# to pra/ti/e% t-ey s-ould be tau#-t t-ese .614 4 people tend to -ave more oolis-ness and delusion% t-ey s-ould study t-e t-ree 1-arma pra/ti/es o /ontemplationD or t-ose .. 6-en t-ou#-ts #o out to various /onditions% pull t-em ba/k #ently. So a venomous snake in a room Will harm people if unremoved. T-e 1-arma Bra/ti/e or Curin# 8oolis-ness and 1elusion 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. 6-at does it mean by i#noran/e -ere2 CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.ordsD 0A/tivities /ondition /ons/iousness% /ons/iousness /onditions name and orm% name and orm /ondition t-e si5 entran/es% t-e si5 entran/es /ondition /onta/t% /onta/t /onditions eelin#% eelin# /onditions love% love /onditions #raspin#% and #raspin# /onditions e5isten/e.-ile i#noran/e /onditions /ondu/t.3 4 t-ey -ave been pra/ti/in#% t-ey s-ould be tau#-t t-ese ./onditions old a#e and deat-. Contemplate just so and do not let t-ou#-ts #o out. 6ust so these various e$amples 3epresent countless poisons of hatred.ordsD 0Birt. 6-en t-ou#-ts #o out to various /onditions% pull t-em ba/k #ently.-o are startin# to pra/ti/e% t-ose . Contemplate just so and do not let t-ou#-ts #o out. 4 t-ey .ordsD 04#noran/e /onditions a/tivities% a/tivities /ondition /ons/iousness% /ons/iousness /onditions name and orm% name and orm /ondition t-e si5 entran/es% t-e si5 entran/es /ondition /onta/t% /onta/t /onditions eelin#% eelin# /onditions love% love /onditions #raspin#% #raspin# /onditions e5isten/e% e5isten/es /onditions birt-% and birt.-ile t-e rest are i#norant. !lways practice kindness in the heart %o put an end to hatred and anger. 6ust as hatred and anger Should be removed immediately.3 FuestionD All ./onditions old a#e and deat.-o -ave been pra/ti/in# or a lon# time. 6-en t-ou#-ts #o out to various /onditions% pull t-em ba/k #ently. T-is is t-e Samadhi 1oor o Kindness.-o -ave been pra/ti/in# or t-ose . Contemplate just so and do not let t-ou#-ts #o out.14% &''1(11(') 14 .

we chase down the wrong paths. %hey create the causes for mental knots and servants. 4#noran/e -ere means t-at it /an /reate e5isten/e in uture livesD t-e -ave. CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. %he mind attaches to evil dharmas While distancing and abandoning good dharmas. T-is is a brie e5planation. Stomping on plants. 3obbing understanding from the past and future too.s -ave. Studying hard the comprehensive #harmas of the way. %houghts about permanence. *ike boring a hole into logs to generate a fire. We abandon instead what we should grasp.s -ave none and t-e -ave:not. >arious ve$ations are on this dangerous path. t is the thief that robs beings of their understanding. 3oaming in the dark. true self and purity !re calculated into the Five +kand-as.are just so too. Without knowing virtuous karma. t-ey abandon all #oodness and #rasp all evil. :arma leads to the migrating return of suffering. Iust as t-e 0Mark o 4#noran/e C-apter3 saysD Without understanding beneficial dharmas.614 Ans. 4#noran/e and /onditions on up to old a#e and deat. bliss. t-ey s-atter t-e mark o reality and are atta/-ed to illusory alseness. We have eyes but no wisdom&& %his analogy is just so too7 0auses and conditions lead to e$tinction.14% &''1(11(') 1) .erD 4#noran/e means understandin# not-in#. we become lame. >e$ations lead to an accumulation of karma. (et blind men enter them and walk. %hey still will not know.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. Wisdom that understands is like the rising sun. We grasp what we should not.

n. 6-et-er t-e breat.-o .deviant vie.-en t-e mind is tied to /ountin#% all t-inkin# and all a. 4n /ountin# people% or instan/e% one and one are t.14% &''1(11(') 16 .areness stop% in/ludin# t-ou#-ts and a. and easy to see.-o are startin# to pra/ti/e% per-aps t-ere are t-ose . 4 t-e breat.is lon# or s-ort% /ount rom one to ten.. 9o. Gne type is like o5 and s-eep.various deviant vie.to pursue a pure mind and enter t-e proper pat-% t-ey must irst eliminate t-ree orms o /rude t-ou#-t and attentiveness% t-en t-e t-ree orms o ine t-ou#-t and attentiveness.nasati samadhi.it.is not yet /omplete and is /ounted% t-en t-at does not /ount. 4. /an people .erD Be/ause it is easier to a//ess t-e /ontemplation o impermanen/e t-at .erD T-ere are t.ordsD 0Count as you pause and /ontemplate% turnin# t-e /ontemplation into one o purity.-o -ave been pra/ti/in# or a lon# time.it. 1elusion and /on usion /over t-ese deluded individuals .o.o is our% t-ree times t-ree is nine. 4 you make a mistake . T-e se/ond type /onsists o t-ose . T-ere are t-ree types o studentsD per-aps t-ere are t-ose .-ile /ountin# in-alations and e5-alations.p. FuestionD 6-y /ount2 Ans. FuestionD 6-at are /rude si/knesses2 6-at are ine si/knesses2 CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.n. 8or e5ample% a #old di##er irst ilters out t-e pebbles% t-en eliminates t-e ine #rains% so -e . 6-at does it mean to /ount 0one? as t-e mind noti/es t-e in-alation2 6-en t-e in-alation ends% /ount Jone.p. 8or t-ose . t-e in-alation and t-e e5-alation.3 4 t-ey -ave been pra/ti/in#% t-ey s-ould be tau#-t t-ese . Gn/e t-e si5 types o attentiveness are eliminated% t-ey s-all a/"uire all pure d-armas.3 4 t-ey -ave been pra/ti/in# or a lon# time% t-ey s-ould be tau#-t t-ese .is.areness about desire% an#er% ve5ation% relatives% nations% and immortality.nasati samadhi are divided into 16 parts. T-ou#-ts and breat-in# bot.ordsD 08o/us on bein# mind ul .-o -ave been pra/ti/in# and per-aps t-ere are t-ose .s. T-e impermanen/e o /omin# into bein# and t-e /easin# to be o t-e body and t-e mind is similar and di i/ult to see in /ontinuity.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.stop in a sin#le pla/e in t-e mind.delusion /ontemplate /auses and /onditions2 Ans.ordsD 0Count rom one to ten as you ollo.o% t.o types o deluded individuals. 4 t-ey .s and it is or t-em t-at t-e Budd-a said t-ey s-all /ontemplate /auses and /onditions to learn samadhi. 6-en t-e e5-alation /on/ludes% /ount Jt..ere startin# to pra/ti/e% t-ey s-ould be tau#-t t-ese . T-e 1-arma Bra/ti/e or Curin# T-inkin# and Attentiveness 4 people tend to -ave more t-ou#-ts and attentiveness% t-ey s-ould study t-e 1-arma pra/ti/es o . 8urt-ermore% .o and t.ill ne5t obtain ine sand o #old.ay.ever% t-e impermanen/e o t-e /omin# into bein# and t-e /easin# to be o in-alations and e5-alations are easy to kno.614 FuestionD Causes and /onditions o t-e Budd-ad-arma are most pro ound% -o.-ile you /ount rom t.o to nine% t-en start a#ain rom one. 4t also stops all t-inkin# and o/us is a/"uired.itmu/. T-e si5 pra/ti/es o .

o non:out lo.ay into t-e mind and /reate /-aos. /an uproot t-e ori#ins o t-e mental knots and servants. the cause of sadness and afflictions. Broper /ontemplation /an /over but /annot uproot t-em yet. 9nstable.14% &''1(11(') 1? . (ou do not sleep in the same room with a woman.erD A mind t-at is . (ou are a monk who seeks the path. you keep your precepts pure.orld.eary o t-e . never being apart.erD Attentiveness or desire% an#er% and ve5ation are t-e t-ree so:/alled /rude si/knesses. %hen they suffer discontent when they get their hearts' desire. Attentiveness or relatives% nations% and immortality are t-e t-ree so:/alled ine si/knesses. do . 9o.614 Ans. 6ust as an ar-at with the si$ supernatural powers %eaches his disciples about the attentiveness for desire saying7 (ou do not break the precepts. and of no value !re the various pursuits of desire for mi$ed&up pleasures.-ave not ended t-eir mental knots and servants. (our family members cared for you and together supported you.e eliminate t-em2 Ans. T-e si5 types o t-inkin# and attentiveness or/e t-eir . (our mind always cohabits with the fire of desire. FuestionD T-ose . "ut the snakes of desire and mental knots fill the room of your mind.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. %hey suffer greatly in sadness and ve$ations due to loss. 6ust as venomous snakes enter someone's room. !ll who share them should reali)e this and abandon them. Will bring harm if not removed immediately. What conditions lead you to indulge your mind just so(our parents gave birth to and raised you. CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. (ou linger out of love and joy. #esires are effervescent and empty. %hough you know you cannot ruin your precepts of the body. untrue.-o -ave not rea/-ed t-e pat. 7ater t-e attainment o t-e pat. 6-at is proper /ontemplation2 Seeing people with much desire suffer as they pursue desire !nd suffer too as they guard what they have attained. Gn/e t-ese attentivenesses are eliminated% you attain all pure d-armas.

(ou can leave them without another thought. 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. +indful of compassion. 0ompassion and hatred and afflictions are incomparable. T-ese are t-e various proper /ontemplations to eliminate attentiveness or desire. 8ow could good people be mindful of sentient beings %hen further benefit by being hateful and afflictedWere they wishing to harm another out of hatred or anger. CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 !ll of them sobbed because they so cherished you. do .14% &''1(11(') 1A . f you uphold the pure precepts with hateful and angry thoughts. FuestionD 9o. f you are mindful of hatred and afflictions.614 T-ese are t-e various e5-ortations on attentiveness or desire. do not hate or be afflicted.e eliminate attentiveness or -atred and an#er2 Ans. %herefore always be mindful and practice compassion Without developing hatred and evil thoughts within. compassion ceases. Sentient beings. %ogether with desire you play without satiation.erD From out of the womb comes birth of constant suffering. #elighting and loving each other without parting momentarily. (ou always enjoy being with the fire of desire. (ou will self&destruct and ruin any gain in the #harma. sickness and death. %hey first burn themselves before they reach another.verything always undergoes old age. 6ust as the elephants enter water to bathe %hen paint their bodies with mud. 6ust as brightness and darkness are different spaces. "ut your mind always resides in attentiveness for desire. !nd were they always mindful and practice good dharmas. !nd various whippings and suffering in a thousand forms. . your hatred and afflictions 5uell.

6ust as practitioners in aranyas 3aise their hands and cry.erD %here are thousands of kinds of sentient beings.614 +omeone asks% 06-o robbed you23 T-ey say% 04 am not a raid o bein# robbed o my money. #rowning out too others' minds of purity. "y being obse5uious. they already brought disaster onto themselves.els o #ood roots and t-e robbers o attentiveness /ome to . slanderous and harmful without kindness or humaneness"efore they harm others.orldly #ain. 4 do not /olle/t money or pursue . %hough this is the cause of bad karma in the world.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 n their mind. 8ow can good people add ve$ations furthermore.ealt-% t-ere are many -ideouts. CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. %hey drown themselves in endless suffering. 6-at money robber /an atta/k me2 4 a//umulate t-e various 1-arma je. 4 /an evade robbers o material .e eliminate attentiveness or ve5ation2 Ans. do . %herefore you should avoid thoughts unwholesome. @! bandit just robbed meA? 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.-en robbers . 3eaching the path of eternal bliss that is nirvana. do not self&proclaim that cultivate goodness.14% &''1(11(') 1E . T-ese are t-e various proper /ontemplations or eliminatin# attentiveness or -atred and an#er. >arious illnesses alternate to bother them perpetually %he thief that is death waits in ambush. (ou will be happy in this life and future ones too. T-ere is no. f your mind collects unwholesome attentivenesses. FuestionD 9o. they practice what the "uddhas are mindful of. t is forgivable for laypeople to become afflicted. (ou will lose your benefits and harm others too. always ready to assassinate. !lways be mindful of wholesome dharmas with a joyous heart.-ere to -ide .re/k my #ain.-o steal #oodness /ome. %his is unwholesomeness where both you and lose.3 T-ese are t-e various e5-ortations on -atred and an#er.

6ealousy naturally wrecks the core of merit and virtue. Why would we e$acerbate them if we were compassionateT-ese are t-e various e5-ortations on attentiveness or ve5ation. (ou are indeed a beggar and a despised evil man.614 nstead.-o are not our relatives2 4t is only be/ause o oolis-ness and delusion t-at . e$horting and bitterly critici)ing7 how foolish you are. For individuals in aranyas who become jealous.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. cold. FuestionD 9o. 8ow can you wish for offerings that benefit your body%hirst. f you wish for offerings. We should know that this evil offense is e$tremely deep. Non:relatives in past lives are no. heat.-o are our relatives and . %here are arhats who read others' minds %eaching.in t-e . non:relatives in uture lives are no. 8ardship and maladies of the body and mind are endless.orld are led by /onditions o personal karma:: .14% &''1(11(') &' . relatives.e a//identally develop atta/-ments and /onsider some people our relatives. you shall collect them yourself.erD 6e s-ould /ontemplate t-is . 8ow can good people add to these ve$ations6ust as a diseased sore is pricked with a needle 4r a prisoner whose sentence is not yet decided.ay. or become erudite (ou wear the dyed robes in vain and ruin your #harma body. and thousands of sufferings. 8ardship entangle them and a multitude of ve$ations gather.e eliminate attentiveness or relatives2 Ans. hunger. "eings are often trapped in these afflictions. !dorn yourself with various core merit and virtue. 7i e and deat. meditate. T-ese are t-e various proper /ontemplations or eliminatin# attentiveness or ve5ation. 3eleasing to$ic fires in cool clouds. do . f you do not uphold precepts. CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. monastics who pursue the path of purity #evelop hatred and harbor envy.

T-ey stop breat-in# and end t-eir lives as i plummetin# into a dark pit. !ou -ave already le t -ome% .614 relatives. 6-en /onditions #at-er% .ill /ease.-o miss t-eir relativesD 0Iust as bad people .ell.ould be t-ieves.to return to love and atta/-ment2 A s-aved -ead and dyed robes are si#ns o liberation.orld.is-es% . At t-at time% t-eir relatives and amily members are alive and . T-ere are no i5ed or true /auses and /onditions or retributions.it-out avertin#.is-es% . Ea/.3 6-et-er someone is a relative or not <is not important=.-o paints emale ima#es is ond o t-em and atta/-ed. 6e develop tainted atta/-ments and t-ey mani est e5ternally.it-out bounds.t-inks di erently in t-is .n by love. 1ue to t-e /auses and /onditions o love% t-ere is /-an#e and /on/lusion.ay.is. 8or e5ample% an artist . 1ue to /auses and /onditions% people develop love. 9avin# dear ones /annot bene it us% but a/tually do -arm.ill be/ome non:relatives a#ain. 6ere .% a ter a lon# time% t-e relation .no /ertainty.e to /ontradi/t t-eir .ill not be atta/-ed to your relatives. CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.14% &''1(11(') &1 . T-is is just so too. Contemplate in t-is .e are distant.t-eir .ay. 4 at t-e time o birt-% non:relatives rom past lives . and relatives in t-is li e are not relatives in t-e past. T-e T-ree Healms are impermanent and you transmi#rate .it. Iust as sentient bein#s t-rou#-out t-e ten dire/tions transmi#rate% it is not /ertain .-at are you doin# or t-em in t-is li etime2 !ou /annot -elp past relatives% just as past relatives /annot -elp you. /lose to ea/. Be/ause o t-e /ondition o #rabbin#% t-ere is union. !ou -ad relatives in lives past% .-o are de initely my relatives or non:relatives. bein# atta/-ed to relatives% you /annot be liberated be/ause you are tied do. -avin# no dear ones is -armless% but a/tually bene its us #reatly.ay and you .e . 8or e5ample% dry sand /onditions a -and t-at rolls it and -andles it. 6e mutually dra.e . Iust as an arhat tea/-es ne.ere -eld and nurtured% t-ere ore s-ould pay ba/k. 6-en people are about to die% t-ere is no more mind or /ons/iousness% t-ey stare strai#-t a-ead . T-ese are t-e various proper /ontemplations or eliminatin# attentiveness or relatives.to eat t-eir vomit% you are t-e same . T-e . . Barents raise t-eir /-ildren s-ould t-ey deserve payba/k in old a#e.it.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.e to a//ord .orld is un i5ed and .e are relatives.ot-er. Iust as someone.s /-ild dies% parents in t-ree realms instantaneously and simultaneously /ry and -oller% de/eivin# parents and spouse in t-e -eavens% parents and spouse in t-e -uman realm% and parents amon# dra#ons too.-y do you . . be/ause o t-e release o t-e /ondition% t-ere is dispersion.someone is a relative no. Alt-ou#.ere or/ed to be/ome t-eir relatives% t-en at t-e time o deat-% t-ey . +in/e neit-er o you /an -elp one anot-er% t-ou#-ts about relatives or non:relatives are in vain.-en /onditions disperse% .ould be dear ones.-o . 8or e5ample% birds per/-ed on a tree #at-er in t-e evenin# ly o in t-e mornin# a//ordin# to /onditions% amilies and relatives are t-e same .is.ere .ly le t:-ome dis/iples . T-e /-ildren .

do . 6-y2 4t is be/ause t-e /ause and t-e base o sadness and a li/tions are t-e our elements.o types o su erin#.-en deat.or pro.arro.it. +u erin# in t-is p-ysi/al body leaves only lead to su erin# in a body else. FuestionD 9o. T-ese are t-e various proper /ontemplations to eliminate attentiveness or nations.ays arrives ollo.erD 6e s-ould tea/.ays at pea/e.ere born in #ood amilies% belon#ed to a superior /lan% or -ad .by up-oldin# t-e pre/epts or bein# dili#ent in pra/ti/e eit-er.it.orld% t-e po. T-ey .-o are most .ly in /lass% and possessin# .ise% t-ey s-ould not be atta/-ed to t-ese t-ou#-ts.erD 4 pra/titioners /onstantly t-ink about t-eir /ountry o abundan/e% stability% and its many #ood people% t-ey are al.and su erin#.eakenin# mental knots and servants so t-at minds do not be/ome a li/ted. T-e matter o deat.ere sa e and a luent /ountries% t-ere still e5ist mental knots o a li/tion t-at /reate problems or t-e mind.ise individuals no.-ile some lands are e5tremely -ot% some lands e5perien/e amine% some lands e5perien/e pla#ue% some lands -ave many t-ieves% and some lands -ave anar/-y.is t-e #reatest.ess.it.er opinions and lon#er li espans% are deluded individuals. +o . T-is p-enomenon is not to be trusted.614 FuestionD 9o.a kni e or s-oot .-o is at pea/e2 T-e e5pe/tation t-at an e5-alation .14% &''1(11(') && . 4 in lives past% none o t-e people . T-e our elements /reate orm like t-e our venomous snakes and t-ey do not support ea/. 4t is be/ause starvation and e5treme ati#ue e5ist in all lands. CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. t-ey /annot avoid deat.or everyone% re#ardless o .-o are at pea/e% be/ause t-ey -ave e.onder ul .坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.-atever skill or stren#t-% t-e body is t-e /ause and /ondition or all sadness and a li/tions.er o deat. t-ere ore it is not a #ood /ountry. no /ountry is al. t-ey s-ould not -eed any o t-is.al. /an over/ome deat-.ays led by t-e rope t-at is attentiveness or a nation.to kill. 8urt-ermore% .is. Any land t-ey #o to are not devoid o su erin#. Even i t-ere .e eliminate attentiveness or immortality2 Ans.ill #o to pla/es o o ense and so .innin# talents% skills% stren#t.-en people #o to sleep% t-ey -ope and e5pe/t t-at t-ey .ays .tender pleas or /lever de/eptions. do .e eliminate attentiveness or nations2 Ans.e trust talk o immortality orever . 6e s-ould not be atta/-ed to t-e ne#ative t-ou#-ts about t-ese various lands. 9o.-et-er t-ey are youn# or old% elite or lo.pra/titioners% i t-ey .ake up.ere able to es/ape deat-% no #reatly .ot-er.s be/ause t-ey -ave no sympat-y and al. 4 people . T-ere are no lands . 6-y2 T-e various o enses o a /ountry burn as seasons pro#ress. 8urt-ermore% some lands are e5tremely /old . All bein#s under#o t.is imminent2 8or e5ample% murderers stab .it-out t-ese t. 8urt-ermore% no /ountry is e5empt rom old a#e% si/kness% deat.ill t-eir attentiveness.ere . A #ood /ountry is one /apable o eliminatin# mis/ellaneous evils and . /an .in# in/eption on to old a#e. T-ey /annot evade it . Not-in# /an over/ome t-e mi#-ty or/e o deat-.ill .ill enter a#ain is not to be trusted.-ere. 4n li e and t-e . 6-y2 At t-e time o deat.o types o su erin#D t-e /onstant su erin# o t-e body and o t-e mind. T-ose .

t-e /y/le o birt.is like a -arvest /olle/tor.o//urs and all mental knots and servants vanis-.-en t-e ruits are not yet ripe% t-ey all. and yet t-ey return to dro.ill believe t-at t-is tree . .614 T-ere ore% you s-ould kno. 6-y do you say you .ill .as -eavenly kin#s .virtuous and . At t-e time o t-is attainment% t-ey .is in t-e midst o all t-ese periods. 1o not trust t-e mi#-ty t-ie .n in darkness.o pea/e. T-ere ore you s-ould kno. and t-e day a ter.ater bubbles.-o aided #od in battlin# and de eatin# t-e armies o asuras% allo. to detest t-e .-en ruits are bore% t-ey all. +entient bein#s are like #rains. t-em to enjoy various deli#-ts most supreme and radiant. T-e .ill remain or lon#2 T-e -uman li e is just so too.ay and eliminatin# ine t-ou#-ts and attentiveness later% t-e mind be/omes puri ied and birt.-o lives . T-ere ore do not believe in immortality and pro/laim% 04 .orld is empty like . 6-o .ill not -ave broken t-e armies o demon kin#s in vain. 1o not trust t-e /onstant /al/ulations about a li e o lon#evity. By irst eliminatin# /rude t-ou#-ts and attentiveness in t-is . .it. Iust as t-e t-ie o deat. +ome die durin# birt-% .-en . 8rom t-ese% t-e pla/e o pea/e is rea/-ed. All t-ese t-ieves o deatal. 8or e5ample% trees and lo.t-e t-ieves o CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.e /annot trust it even or a brie moment. By readin# various sutras and be/omin# erudite% t-ey immediately attain t-eir retribution. T-e t-ree karmas be/ome most pure and t-ey are never /on/eived a#ain.ers bloom% t-ey all. Iust as an arhat tea/-es dis/iples a li/ted by all t-ese a.eaned% durin# /-ild-ood% durin# t-eir prime or durin# old a#e.ays tries to kill% t-e e5isten/e o t-e .ays remove people% murderin# t-em be ore t-ey are old.alk t-e pat-2 8or e5ample% a #iant tree on a steep /li /ollapses at its roots due to -eavy storms above and -eavy loods belo. T-is is t-e so:/alled result o leavin# -ome.you.ondrous po. t-at -uman lives are endan#ered% ra#ile and /annot be relied upon at all times.ers.in a proper pat. t-ey .ill immediately a/"uire t-e title o bein# oremost in boldness. T-e 1-arma Healm o deat.ait to enter t-e pat-2 6-o /an #uarantee and /laim t-at you .and deat. .arenesses says% 06-y do you not kno.it.-en breast: ed% .3 T-ese are t-e various proper /ontemplations on eliminatin# attentiveness or immortality. T-e mind a/"uires ease. A at-er is like a seed% a mot-er is like a ine land% t-e o enses and blessin#s o /auses and /onditions in past lives are like t-e moisturi@in# rain.orld are about to /ease% and yet t-at is not /onsidered -ealt-y. 6-at is /onsidered -ealt-y is . T-is t-ie is like a ti#er t-at /leverly /on/eals itsel . 6-en lo. T-eir a li/tions re#ardin# t-e ..orld and enter t-e pat-2 6-y do you -ave t-ese attentivenesses2 +ome people are dead be ore birt-.14% &''1(11(') &* . to dili#ently apply your e orts and pursue t-e pat.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.ers% t-ey are able to smas.ill de initely a#e and be able to .ill do t-is today and do t-at tomorro.isdom and virtues o all -eavenly and -uman lords% su/.al.-en% .

arm .and t-e nose% t-e e5-alation /eases. opens% air /eases. Moreover% air #enerated rom around t-e navel seems similar and /ontinuous. 6-en t-e mind is s/attered in t-ese various . 8or instan/e% as soon as t-e bello.tendin# monkeys is t-at t-ey are easily lost% so more #uardin# o//urs. t-e di eren/e bet. an e5-alation to its /ompletion but do not /ount 0t.n.ind o//urs . 4t is be/ause t-e mind stirs t-at t-ere are e5-alations.it.na samadhis and t-e seven a.3 8or e5ample% a /reditor initially pursues a debtor . T-ere ore you s-ould /ount your breat.ays% be mind ul o .een in-alations and e5-alations at t-at time.invite it in% t-en air enters.-y . T-ere ore kno.arm . Gn/e you kno.t-e an. t-ey are able to kindly re#ard -o. T-ere is not-in# t-at is about to be released and not-in# to enter.su/k outside air% breat.2 E5-alations are . t-at t-e /auses and /onditions or in-alations and e5-alations are CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.ill return a#ain. 9o.arm and . Gn/e e5-aled% it /eases.o.-ereas t-e met-od o /ountin# t-e breat.p. 6-en t-e e5-alation rea/-es t-e mout.614 a li/tion% "uell t-e ire o t-e t-ree poisons and enjoy purity.-ile .enters.s rom all dire/tions durin# various dhy.in your -ead. you lose /ount .ay% in-alation t-at is released is di erent and e5-alation t-at /omes in is di erent.it.it-out separatin# at all. an in-alation to its /ompletion but do not /ount 0one.-ile t-e /ool bree@e blo. FuestionD 4 t-e ot-er 8our Contemplations on impurity and mind ulness o t-e Budd-a also end t-ou#-ts and attentiveness% .is "ui/k:pa/ed and easily turned.ay. bein#s are dro.14% &''1(11(') &4 . T-ere ore it is not one breat-.-en irst endin# t-ou#-ts and attentivenesses. 4t /omes ortrom t-ese ne. 6-ereas t-e p-enomenon .e mind ully /ount t-e breat-.-ile in-alations are /ool.na and study t-e si5 d-armas to end all t-inkin# and attentiveness.akenin#s o t-e senses.-en various /onditions /ombine . FuestionD An in-alation and an e5-alation make one breat-.-y only /ount t-e breat-2 Ans. /auses and /onditions.is .be/omes /old. T-ey are able to rela5 and rest in pea/e in t-e orest o nirvana./eases. 6-y2 An e5-alation . T-is is t-e same . 8urt-ermore% amon# t-e youn#% t-e stron# and t-e elderly:: youn#sters -ave lon#er in-alations% t-ose in t-eir prime -ave even in-alations and e5-alations% . Gn/e in-aled% t-e breat. Ans. . 4n tendin# o5% or e5ample% t-ere is t-e p-enomenon t-at sin/e it is di i/ult to lose an o5en% little #uardin# o//urs. 8or e5ample% . 6-en t-e nose and mout.. !ou /annot t-ink about somet-in# else even momentarily .3 8ollo. 8ollo. 8or e5ample% . t-e /ountin# met-od% you s-ould pra/ti/e a//ordin#ly to end all t-ou#-ts and attentivenesses. T-is is .ater spit out is /old.erD No.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.ater kept in t-e mout.armt.ill kno.-ereas elders -ave lon#er e5-alations.-ile /ountin# your breat.erD T-e rest o t-e 1-armas o /ontemplation are rela5in# and di i/ult to lose. 4 t-e /auses and /onditions o nose and mout.nin# in t-e sea o t-e t-ree poisons .-en you t-ink about somet-in# else even momentarily. Contemplate in t-is . !ou . Cold be/omes .

elve Entran/es% and t-e Ei#-teen Kp-oldin#s too. Gn/e you are amiliar .it. T-e same .3 8urt-ermore% residin# in t-e met-od o stoppin# is /ontemplation. Con used individuals do not kno. t-e non: out lo../ons/iousness% in t-at is does not e5ist be/ause o t-e sel . 6-en t-e mind is s/attered% t-e /ontemplation disappears. eart-% . E5-alations are led:in by t-e /auses and /onditions o t-e nose and t-e mout.614 alse and illusory. T-e /omin# into bein# and t-e /easin# to be o t-e 8ive Skandhas durin# in-alation is distin/t. CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. 6-ile ollo. 8or e5ample% a #uard stands by t-e door and observes t-e /omin#s and #oin#s o people.s . t-at breat-s are impermanent. By leavin# be-ind t-e /ruder met-od o /ontemplation and abandonin# d. T-e mind at a stop is t-e sameD it kno.s stirrin# produ/es in-alations.little .o bein# mind ul o in-alations and e5-alations% no. Eliminate t-e 8ive Coverin#s and all a li/tions. Fuit /ountin# and t-e mind is at leisure .-o pra/ti/e t-e met-od o stoppin# stops /ountin# as t-e mind stills% attention is on t-e #ates o t-e air as t-ey are mind ul o t-e in and out breat-.14% &''1(11(') &) . Alt-ou#. t-at t-e pursuit o in-alation and e5-alation is /alled ollo.it.in t-at breat-s e5ist due to a /ombination o /auses and /onditions and disappear due to t-e dispersion o /auses and /onditions is /alled t-e met-od o Turnin# Contemplation.-ile t-e /auses and /onditions o t-e mind.it.and /ountin# it% t-e mind is not stable be/ause o t-e many disruptions to t-e mind.in# t-e breat.to t-e t-roat% /-est% and t-en t-e navel. -en/e t-e mind is sin#le:pointed .stoppin# and /ontemplatin# a li/tions% impurities and a s/attered mind% no.in#% pra/ti/e t-e met-od o stoppin#. By /ontemplatin# sin#ularly% /ontemplation #ro.ater% ire% and spa/e are just so too. pat.-en t-e breat.erD To end t-ou#-ts and attentiveness so t-at t-e mind is not s/attered. T-is is /onsidered purity.-i/is /alled t-e met-od o /ontemplation.s% . 6-en t-e breat. 8urt-ermore% t-e earlier and di erent studies o /ontemplation are similar to t-e pat.-ile it is mind ul o t-e in and out breat-. by pra/ti/in# #ood deeds.and nose.itt-e met-od o ollo.ellin# on t-e #ates o t-e breat-% you kno. and /onsider t-ese 0my breat-s.-ere% t-en /ontemplatin# t-at t-ere is no tra/e a ter t-e breat. By i5in# t-e mind on one pla/e% it is /alled 0stoppin#. T-is is /alled t-e Turnin# Contemplation.is in-aled% it moves rom t-e nose and mout. T-ose ./omes rom no.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.you irst be/ome amiliar .in#.is air and no di erent t-an air outside.is similar to t-e pat. T-ere ore kno. Contemplate just so. T-e /auses and /onditions o t-e ive elements /ombine and produ/e /ons/iousness. t-e /omin# into bein# and t-e /easin# to be o t-e 8ive Skandhas durin# e5-alation is distin/t. t-eir /omin# into bein# and /easin# to be are impermanent.3 Breat.is e5-aled% #oin# rom t-e navel to t-e /-est% t-roat% t-en t-e mout. FuestionD 6-y2 Ans.o out lo. t-e mind alone -as be/ome pure be/ause o t-is 1-arma o purity. Contemplatin# t-at t-e 8ive Skandhas are impermanent% bein# mind ul t-at t-e produ/tion and e5tin/tion o in-alations and e5-alations are impermanent% seein# t-at t-e start o t-e irst breat.ork. T-e same #oes or t-e 8ive Skandhas% t-e T.

8urt-ermore% t-ou#-ts about in-alations stop. T-e a.and nose alone% it also observes in-alations and e5-alations t-rou#-out all -air pores and t-e nine apertures. +o -ere -is breat. t-ere ore . Also% on bein# mind ul o t-e breat-s #oin# in and out:: it eliminates la5ness% sleepiness% and -eaviness o t-e mind.it. Gur a.are t-e same . t-e true marks o t-e body and no. Ne5t% t-ou#-ts about t-e pains o pra/ti/e stop.-et-er lon# or s-ort.ere to #et some rest .it-out learnin#.e really do stop t-ou#-ts about pain% .e already kno.areness and kno. t-at . Also% . As our bodies be/ome li#-ter and so ter in dhy. Also% on bein# mind ul o in-alations and e5-alations.e are deli#-ted. 9en/e .-et-er breat-s are lon# or s-ort. 4 -e .p. 6-en irst startin# to learn about breat-in#% i our bodies .is lon#.-o is ri#-tened /limbs up a mountain.e love t-e joy rom bein# mind ul o in-alations and e5-alations% and bein# mind ul o in-alations and e5-alations add to our deli#-t% .armt-% summit% patien/e% oremost in t-e . 8urt-ermore% t-e mind does not /ontemplate t-e in and out breat-s o t-e mout.na and CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.e are truly deli#-ted.n.na samadhi% . all breat-s pervade t-e body and t-e /omin#s and #oin#s o t-e breat-s. All breat-s belon# to t-ese t..na Bra/ti/es.-ere t-e air travels t-rou#-out% just like -oles to lotus roots or a is. is ull . +in#le:mindedly be mind ul o t-e in-alations and e5-alations .nasati.-ile bein# mind ul o t-e in and out breat-s and a/"uire t-e d-armas o .-ile under e5treme pressure at t-at point% -e .e . 4t rea/-es a li#-tness in t-e mind and tenderness t-at are enjoyed dependin# on t-e type o dhy. is distant and t-ou#-ts abide in t-e 1-arma no.-i/. 8urt-ermore% .ater seepin# into sand too. air enterin# and e5itin# t-e nose and mout. Iust as t-e bello. T-ere ore .ay.t-em% . later a deli#-t pervades t-e entire body and is /alled joy.ere la5% sleepy or -eavy% . Ber-aps -e is /arryin# a -eavy load or pantin#% so -is breat-s are relatively s-ort. 6e /ontemplate all in-alations and e5-alations o t-e entire body. 6it.in# /over t-e body rom t-e toes to all t-e pores like . t-at breat-s pervade t-e body and /ir/ulate despite t-e p-ysi/al body. it is as i -e #ot some -elp and . 8or e5ample% someone .na samadhi. 6e are mind ul o -o. 8urt-ermore% .su erin# and on up to /ompre-ensive . 8urt-ermore% t-e joy o pain durin# 8irst #hy.is /alled joy.ite5-alation.-et-er air is enterin# or e5itin#. No.e talk about .ould abandon it /ompletely.14% &''1(11(') &6 .is.ater seepin# into sand. ne5t% t-e pain o /ir/ulation stops be/ause t-ou#-ts about t-e body stop.-en t-e mind is pleased initially% it is /alled joy. Contemplate t-e entire body and see t-at it is .orld% patien/e .t-is% t-e impure pat.ould be -appy. T-is is /alled purity. t-ey are eit-er lon#er or s-orter.e pra/ti/e t-e si5 types o .e kno. T-e initial means o in-alation in t-e 16 Bra/ti/es are t-e +i5 Bn.isdom .o out lo.p.net.o /ate#ories. Contemplate t-e 16 Bra/ti/es . t-e true marks o t-e /ountin# met-od in t-e mind.areness and kno.-ile initially /ontemplatin# t-e body and #radually all t-ou#-ts about t-e body stop.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.to kno.in# o e5-alations /over all pores% rom t-e eet to t-e -air% are like . .614 8urt-ermore% t-ou#-ts stop .e are -appy. 4t is t-e same . 6it.as released rom jail.

614 +e/ond #hy.n% rat-er% it is /reated by t-e mind.-ile bein# mind ul o in-alations and e5-alations.marks o t-e mind are /alled t-e mind. FuestionD 6-y do .t-e Contemplation o 4mpermanen/e.3 6-en t-e mind is bein# liberated% also be mind ul o in-alations and e5-alations. at t-e time o e5tin/tion% all d-armas /ease in emptiness. Contemplate all d-armas as impermanent% produ/tion and e5tin/tion are empty and . T-is /ontemplation is /alled A//ordin# . At t-e time o produ/tion% all d-armas are born out o emptiness. Beople trans/end #radually.it.na are /alled deli#-t . Iust as t-e +utra says% 0A o/used mind is t-e pat-.it. at t-e same time be mind ul o in-alations and e5-alations. T-ere is no man% no .it. Ioy does not /ome ort.ay. T-is is /alled t-e Contemplation o A//ordin# . T-ey disperse be/ause /auses and /onditions deteriorate.ay is /alled t-e Contemplation o Heleasin# and 1ispersin#.-i/. Contemplate abandonment .orld due to a /ombination o past /auses and /onditions. t-ere ore it is about t-e makin# o deli#-t. 4 t-e mind is not o/used% or/e it to be/ome o/used.-ile bein# mind ul o in-alations and e5-alations.t-e Bartin# o 1esire. All t-e su erin# o mental knots and servants s-all end t-ere. 8or e5ample% a s-eep enters t-e bus-es . 8urt-ermore% i t-e mind is not pleased% en/oura#e it to be/ome more deli#-ted. To /ontemplate in t-is .o mindstatesD eit-er a mindstate t-at is s/attered or /olle/ted. T-is is /alled t-e stoppin# o t-ou#-t in developin# liberation.it-out a sel .t-e +toppin# and Contemplatin# o 1-arma T-ou#-ts. Contemplate all d-armas as impermanent.14% &''1(11(') &? . T-is is /alled t-e Contemplation o A//ordin# .it. A mind apart rom all mental knots is t-e oremost 1-arma.on its o.an End. a s/attered mind is not t-e pat-.-ile t-e joy o pain durin# T-ird #hy. 6-en t-e mind is makin# deli#-t% it irst eels t-e deli#-ts o bein# mind ul o in-alations and e5-alations. Contemplate t-e partin# o t-e knot o desire . 6-en t-e mind is bein# #at-ered% also be mind ul o in-alations and e5-alations. Also% in bein# mind ul o t-e breat.na is /alled eelin#s o joy t-at enjoy various a/tivities o t-e mind.oman% no person% no doin#% and no re/eivin#% . Iust as t-e mind a/ts to trans/end a li/tions% t-e mind t-ere ore /reates joy .it.-ile bein# mind ul o t-e impermanen/e o in-alations and e5-alations is /alled releasin# and dispersin#.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. Contemplate impermanen/e also means bein# mind ul o in-alations and e5-alations.e make deli#-t on purpose2 Ans.is /alled a//ordin# .erD As an antidote to t. t-at is t-e pla/e o pea/e and stability.mind ulness. All /onditioned d-armas mani est and emer#e in t-e present . As /ontemplation ends% also be mind ul o in-alations and e5-alations. CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. Contemplate t-e releasin# and dispersin# o /onditioned d-armas . 6-en t-e mind is reein# itsel o all t-e knots o a li/tion% it is t-e same ./omin# and #oin#% all produ/tion and e5tin/tion d-armas o t-e mind% tainted or untainted d-armas o t-e mind% d-armas o a s/attered or /olle/ted mind% proper or deviant d-armas o t-e mind and su/.s a/tivities. 4 your t-ou#-ts are not ree% or/e t-em to be/ome ree.ill be /overed by t-ose bus-es. Abandonin# all tainted love% a li/tions over t-e body and mind% t-e 8ive Skandhas% and all /onditioned d-armas means oremost pea/e and stability.

me. 4 s-all trap you.ent.14% &''1(11(') &A . 4.-o made t-e universe "uake .. 4 .ell like t-is is /alled t-e Be#inners.t-em sayin#% 0!ou s-ould reprimand your mindD you -ave su ered in/al/ulable o enses t-rou#-out boundless birt-s and deat-s and repeatedly a/e various orms o su erin# . T-e 1-arma Bra/ti/e or Curin# 1iver#en/e T-e i t. 6ell:supported and even soles.-eavy o enses . Ber-aps t-ey s-ould be tau#-t to look at and /ontemplate t-e ine eatures o t-e Budd-a ima#e. !ou al. Ea/. 4n t-is .ay% t-ink about seein# t-is past Budd-a . T-ree types o individuals pra/ti/e t-e Samadhi o bein# Mind ul o t-e Budd-aD per-aps t-ere are t-ose .s eye /ontemplates t-e Budd-a ima#e so t-at t-eir t-ou#-ts do not turn% t-ey o/us on t-e ima#e and reje/t ot-er t-ou#-ts.t-e Budd-a.ill not be s/attered.ill see t-e li#-t rom t-e eatures o a Budd-a ima#e. 4 you .it. Gt-er t-ou#-ts are #at-ered:in so t-at t-e t-ou#-ts are al. Contemplation.-eels arise beneat.ill ollo.614 ). At t-at time you s-ould urt-er t-ink% 0T-is is an ima#e o .ere sad and a li/ted over t-e loss o desire.it-out e5/eption.ere in t-e animal realm% you ate e5/rement and /-e.eature is /lear in t-eir minds as t-ey /on/entrate on absorbin# t-em until t-ey return to a "uiet pla/e.-o -ave been pra/ti/in# or a lon# time.-o -ave been pra/ti/in# and per-aps t-ere are t-ose . T-e in#ers and toes are lon#.ere in t-e -eavens% you . At t-at time% t-e mind.ays trap me% so no. 4 t-e mind does not abide% t-e master s-ould tea/. As t-eir mind.pra/ti/e /ures a/tions t-at are diver#ent% /overin# people . 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. ). T-e Budd-a -ad *& -allmarks o a #reat manD 1.-om2 4t is t-e eatures o t-e ima#e o +-akyamuni Budd-a in t-e past.3 1o t-is /ontinuously and t-e mind . !ou . T-ese individuals are tau#-t to o/us on t-e Samadhi o bein# Mind ul o t-e Budd-a.eyes see.t-e sole o t-e eet. 4 you . T-e -ands and eet are net:like. tie you to one pla/e.-o are startin# to pra/ti/e% per-aps t-ere are t-ose .ill never a#ain be trapped be/ause o you and urt-ermore su er -ards-ip and venom.s eye . 4 t-ey . T-ousand:spoked . CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.it. 4 you .ill no. Iust as 4 see t-e Budd-a ima#e no.ill be no di erent t-an .ere startin# to pra/ti/e% t-ey s-ould #o to a Budd-a ima#e.ere amon# t-e -un#ry #-osts% you su ered starvation.me t-at 4 e5perien/e t-ese p-ysi/al and mental a li/tions and endless su erin#.% t-e ima#e never /ame and 4 never . 4 s-all dis/ipline you no.-at t-e les.allo.ays .ere in t-e -ells% you s. 4t is be/ause you are al.ays on t-e ima#e. 4 you . &.ed and drank li"uid /opper and ate burnin# iron pellets. 4 .ed #rass.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 T-ese are /alled t-e 16 Bra/ti/es.ere in t-e -uman realm% you e5perien/ed poverty and -ards-ip. T-ey .-o besee/. 4 you . T-e -eels are proje/tin#. *.-en -e irst des/ended. 9ave t-e mind d.

n o -is -ead protrudes . 9is eye bro. 6. &A.. T-e s-oulders are evenly rounded.-en tastin#. dark% bla/k in /olor% turnin# in rin#s to t-e ri#-t. moon and t-e /olor o blue lapis la@uli. +kin t-at is t-in and re ined. t-e knees . 9is nose is strai#-t and tall and -is nostrils are not overtly visible. T-e eyelas-es are like t-ose o a /o. 8urt-ermore% -e -ad A' se/ondary /-ara/teristi/s.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.s are like t-e ne. *'.it. &). &*. +in#le -airs arise% t-ey to ea/. T-e lo. &'.s is lon#% ine and /ir/les to t-e ri#-t. T-ere are no #aps bet. An aura t-e diameter o t. T-e ja. 16. &&. 1A. 9e turns about like t-at o a kin#:elep-ant. T-e -air pointin# up. 1). &. A. ?.-ite ilament bet. 4. +even parts o -is body are ull.and evenly. T-e eyes are very blue. -is armpits are even and ine.14% &''1(11(') &E .l. 9is body is like NMrMyaṇa. T-ere are orty teet-. &4.een t-e eyebro. 1&.ell:-idden. A rame like Nya#rod-a. E. *&. 1. &6. T-e #enital is . *. T-e /ro. T-e ankles are raised -i#. T-e arms -an# past belo. ). &E. CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. 1'. T-e our /anine teet. T-e e5perien/e o t-e inest tastes . &?. 11. T-e upper part o t-e body is lion:like. ?.are /rystal and rounded. *1. 1*. 1?. 14.and t-eir roots are deep.ards. &1. A tall and strai#-t body.ide% lon# and t-in. T-e /ro. t-at is deep and ar:rea/-in#. is lion:like.a /a.614 6. A voi/e like a kalavinka bird. T-e voi/e o "rahm.er part o t-e le# is like an antelopeLs. 9is joints are like -ooks. A mi#-ty ton#ue t-at is . T-e .pore. T-e areas belo.een t-e teet. T-e skin s-ines like #old. 9is ears are ine.-en -e is standin#.n o -is -ead /annot be seen.o meters around t-e body. 1E.

&4. 9is a/e is lar#e and -andsome. 1E. &E. 9is in#erprints and toe prints are like adorned dra. *?. 16. 9is lips are t-e /olor o apples. 9is a/e is like a moon. T-e lines in -is palms are lon#.-ile standin# Nstandin# unmoved like a royal o5O. *).ardlyO. 9is -ands and eet are auspi/ious Nprevious versions say t-ey /an #rasp in.in#s o various /olors. 9is veins are deep and not readily visible. E. &*.-ile leavin# imprints on t-e #round. &). All evil bein#s are deli#-ted at t-e si#-t o -im. 9is knees -ave no protrudin# knee/aps. All enjoy be-oldin# -im. T-e lines in -is palms and on -is soles are /lear and strai#-t. 9is body is not /rooked. 9e is di#ni ied. &1. T-e lines in -is palms are /ontinuous. 44. 4*. *E. &&. &A. 9e . 1'.it.ays radiant. *&. 9is voi/e is deep.ardly and out.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.and born in 8ebruaryO.emits a ra#ran/e. 9is body is so t. 1&. CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. 9is in#ernails and toenails are t-in and s-one .614 A. *'.and rounded .alks our in/-es o t-e #round . 9is body is al. 9is pores emit a ra#ran/e. 9e is at pea/e . 9e -as a beauti ul #ait% like t-at o a kin#:elep-ant. 9is body is al. 1). 9is navel is round% deep% and not protrudin#. 9is mi#-t s-akes up everyt-in#. 4'. *6. 9e -as t-e demeanor o a lion. *1. *A.it-out rid#es. 9is -air s. **. &6.a rosy tint. 11. *4. 9is a/e is not lon#.irls to t-e ri#-t. 1?.ilts. 9is -ands and eet and ull. 9is in#ernails and toenails are smoot.ays re res-ed and never . 1*. &?. 14. 41. &'. 9is appearan/e is upri#-t and not sedu/tive. 9is ankles are deep and not readily visible. 9is body is illed out N/on/eived in Mar/.14% &''1(11(') *' . Bein#s are not ri#-tened by t-e si#-t o -im. 9is mout. 9is body is ree o impurities. 9is a/e is ull. 1A. 4&.

9e -as a beauti ul #ait% like t-at o a s. )*. )?. 9is -air is t-e /olor o dark lapis la@uli. )E. 9is voi/e rea/-es t-e entire audien/e . ?*. ?A. 6E. 9is teet. 9is body is -eavy. 4?. 9is stoma/. ?'.are s-arp. 9is ton#ue is lar#e and red.-ile -e . 9is body is still. )). 9e speaks t-e 1-arma . ?E. CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.-i/. 4A. -im /ompletely by si#-t. 9is apertures are ull N-e is replete . ?).s-ines on -im . ??. )A. ?&.s-ines upon in inite . ?4. 9is -ands and eet are rosy like t-e /olor o lotuses. A'.it-out de i/ient or e5/ess. 9is eyes are lon# and . 9is ton#ue is t-in. )6.-o be-old -im /annot kno. NNot-in# named -ere be/ause t-ere are no C-inese terms or t-isO. 66. 4E. ?1. 9is -ead is like a +aṇḍala ruit Nt-is ruit is neit-er round nor lon#O.ard sentient bein#s. 9is -air /urls up. 6&. 9e speaks t-e 1-arma /ontinuously and se"uentially. 9is -air is neat.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.t-e audien/e.-i/. 9is -ands and eet are ull and /lean. 9is stoma/. ?6.an. )4. 6?. 9is body is lar#e. 6A.it. 9e is not atta/-ed to tea/-in# and is not #reedy or dis/iples.14% &''1(11(') *1 . 6'.ide. 9e -as t-e /-ara/ter o virtue on -is /-est and t-e /-ara/ter o auspi/iousness on -is -ands and eet% t-e li#-t o . All bein#s .orlds. 61. )'. 9is body -air is an imma/ulate /olor o pure red.6' types o voi/eO. )1.it.alks.is not readily seen and does not protrude. 9e is impartial to. 9e is not -indered by lan#ua#e. Bein#s never tire o seein# -im. 9e -as a ull -ead o -air.t-e marks o t-e nine aperturesO. 46.is not /onve5. 64. 9is body is lon#.ard.614 4).it. 9e -as a brilliant aura around -im% .it. 6*. 6). 9is -air does not split. 9is -air is ine. 9is -air is lon#. 9is -air is so t. 9is voi/e /ontains a ull ran#e Nt-e Budd-a is replete . )&.a voi/e t-at a//ords .

% and . 9e le t t-e -omeli e% dili#ently pra/ti/ed as/eti/ism and tamed t-e demon army beneat.n irst arrived% -e reali@ed E"ual and Broper Enli#-tenment.O Sugata Nunderstandin# .oke and /erti ied to t-e pat. t-ere ore -e is /alled .ell% attains .s t-e /auses o t-e .ay% t-ou#-ts do not be/ome s/attered. . (4t means t-e unsurpassed d-arma o #oodness and sa#ely .npour.ay inspired /ountlessly many bein#s so t-ey o/used on bein# mind ul o t-e Budd-a and not t-ink about any e5ternal /onditions. T-e .O *oka&vid Ct-e opposite o loka% .is-ed% t-ey .o Budd-as% and even all p-ysi/al bodies o Budd-as in endless .ers rained do.-i/.s truly /annot be turned and are /ompre-ensive . 9e be-eld t-e tree o enli#-tenment as -e irst turned t-e 1-arma .in inite #reat .it-out a tea/-er% t-ere ore -e understands #ood /ondu/ts.ords.led#e% and an in/al/ulable "uantity o virtue.gata. As lon# as t-ey .O Saṃbuddha Nsamya means true.isdom as arro.O 0araṇa Cvidya means understandin#.it.alked seven steps and uttered important . +in/e t-ey see t-e Budd-as and -ear t-em speak t-e 1-arma% t-ey may ask "uestions so t-at t-e Budd-a speaks t-e 1-arma to unravel t-eir nets o doubt.gata C%atha is t-e same as . 6-en t-eir t-ou#-ts /ondition t-e e5ternals% t-ey are #at-ered:in. 9is luminous eatures . -en/e at t-at time% bein#s see one Budd-a% t.O Samyak NT-e opposite o dimness. Killin# arro#an/e and ot-er t-ieves #ive -im t-e name% killer o t-ieves. 9e -as t-e . 9avin# a/"uired t-e met-od o bein# mind ul o t-e Budd-a% you s-all urt-ermore be mind ul o t-e meritorious 1-arma body o t-e Budd-a .orld. None o t-e in inite bra-mM #ods% demons and t-e multitude o sa#es is /omparable to -im% not to mention CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.O Saṃpanna Nper e/tly reali@ed.isdom% bottomless kno.-en da.isdom. All bein#s .isdom.it-out e5/eption.isdom o t-e .ere sun# and played as o erin#s% lo.ill see t-em.t-e Bod-i Tree. Saṃbuddha means enli#-tenin# to all% enli#-tenin# to t-e /ause o su erin#% t-e /ause and pra/ti/in# or nirvana.orld and t-e end o t-e pat-. Celestial bein#s a. %ath. T-is .means understandin#% trut-% t-e pat.-eel. 4t #uides all #reatly virtuous ones. T-e our proper understandin#s and vie. T-e Budd-a takes patien/e as armor% vi#or as s-ield% dhy.n like a ra#rant do. t-e .坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. urt-ermore% never /omes be/ause e5isten/e is in t-e uture.. Knderstandin# re ers to t-ree types.isdom to kno. T-e Budd-a t-us /omes. 0arana means #ood /ondu/t.ell% or arti/ulates aultlessly. 4n t-e latter part o t-e ni#-t .na samadhi as bo.614 Kpon birt-% -e .it-out remainder. By pra/ti/in# pure /ondu/ts% -e alone be/omes t-e #reatly enli#-tened .ere in initely reverent.o pea/e or all sa#es /omin#.14% &''1(11(') *& .means . A/ross t-e sky% musi/ .O !rhat NT-e opposite o a /on used ool.O >idya NT-e opposite o endin# t-e ni#-t. t-ere ore /alled true enli#-tenment o all.and rea/-ed nirvana.ere /lear and s-one ar t-rou#-out t-e ten dire/tions . 9e traveled t-e Triple Healm alone and turned to #lan/e like a kin#:elep-ant.O ! Carhat means killer o t-ieves.orld.-i/.O !nuttar.ise one kno.orlds t-rou#-out t-e ten dire/tions. T-e p-ysi/al Budd-a in t-is .

#amya means able to speak% able to trans orm% -ero% and dis/iplinarian.O "uddha "hagav.14% &''1(11(') ** . 4t means tea/-er o #ods and -umans . 8urt-ermore bha means emale #enitalia and vat means spit out.o devas or pat.ṇaṃ NT-e opposite o a .o Budd-as% t-ree% our% ive Budd-as and even in inite o t-em t-rou#-out spa/e and t-e realms too.#reat kindness% #reat /ompassion and #reat .O #eva&manu ṣy. 9o.it.in# t-e Budd-a. 4 someone . 9e dis/iplines in t-is . t-ere ore% it is said t-at t-e sun is bri#-test amon# all li#-ts and t-e .your mind and not /on/entrate on bein# mind ul o t-e Budd-a and disappoint t-eir tremendous #ra/e2 9ad t-e Budd-a not emer#ed in t-e .isdom% t-e Budd-a sometimes speak tenderly and elo"uently% sometimes bitterly and ur#ently% or -e models t-e tea/-in#. you to rea/.it-is -ead% eyes% marro.O Sarathi .t NBra/ti/in# t-e impossible in t-e past% present and uture.-o o ers t-e 1-arma so t-at ot-ers rea/. 8orever abandonin# t-e emale #enitalia. At t-e time . to /onstru/t stupas% -e /annot /ompare to a pra/titioner .it.isdom o t-e Budd-a is t-e oremost amon# all . -en/e spittin# out emale #enitalia.t-at .O Purusa&damya CPurusa means #reat -ero.nirvana% t-ou#.t-e Bod-i tree% -e is t-ere ore /alled Budd-a "hagav. Contemplate t-en% t-at t-e -uman body is di i/ult to a/"uire and t-e Budd-ad-arma is di i/ult to en/ounter. 6it.614 surpassin# -im. 4t means -e is one .ays d.isdom o CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. be able to see Budd-as t-rou#-out t-e ten dire/tions as one Budd-a. and pra/ti/e all endin# and unendin# d-armas. /an you be la5 . Even i you reap not-in# rom bein# mind ul o t-e Budd-a% you s-ould nevert-eless be dili#ent and o/used% never or#ettin# to repay t-e kindness o t-e Budd-a.isdom.ould be no -uman pat-% t-e pat..anders and t-ou#-ts are on t-e ive sense obje/ts or t-e si5 types o attentivenesses% t-en you s-ould en/oura#e and e5-ort yoursel to dis/ipline your mind.illin# slave. 6-y2 T-e Budd-a is e5tremely /ompassionate or t-e sake o all% savin# bein#s . 4 t-e mind .a #reat reputation. T-e Budd-a is t-ere ore /alled t-e tamin# -ero and d-arma dis/iplinarian. and brain.ere to o er s/ented lo.ould still leave -im o. 9o. Be able to see one Budd-a as Budd-as t-rou#-out t-e ten dire/tions. Iust as individuals /an per/eive one /olor as t-e /olors #old% silver% /rystal% and lapis la@uli a//ordin# to t-eir individual pleasure. At t-at time% /ontemplate only t.O At t-at time% be mind ul urt-ermore o t-e spiritual virtues o t-e t.ell in t-e supreme d-arma o non:retreat. 9ave no ot-er t-ou#-ts.ill reali@e t-e Samadhi o bein# Mind ul o t-e Budd-a.ers or o er t-eir bones% les-% blood% and marro. T-e Budd-a.all t-e samadhis and . Kno.o t-in#sD t-e body o t-e Budd-a in spa/e and t-e merits and virtues o t-e Budd-a.s -onorable virtues are #reat% t-ere ore it means unsurpassed.orld% t-ere . Knderstandin# everyt-in# rom sittin# underneat.t. /an bein# mind ul o t-e Budd-a allo.-o /an /ompletely ree all people o t-eir a li/tions and al.sta NT-e opposite o /ompletely -un#ry. Ne5t% return to seein# one Budd-a.ay so t-at no bein#s be/ome lost on t-e pat-.-en t-e mind is at ease and t-ou#-ts do not roam and be/ome s/attered% you .to nirvana.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.

in# on dry bones.ine t-at ools and deludes so t-at people die drunk. desires and joy but mu/. Iust as t-e Cold 6-eel Turnin# Kin# . 4n seekin# t-e 8irst #hy. 1esire t-at reaps not-in# is like a do# #na. Be ore be/omin# mind ul% t-e deluded mind is already disturbed% not to mention .allo. t-at desire is impermanent and t-e enemy o merit and virtue.itlots o uel -as a lot o use and a lar#e lame% desire is like a pie/e o meat /au#-t in a bra.n seven types o #ems and rules over t-e our /ontinents% -e remains dissatis ied even . Essentially% it is like mot-s t-at poun/e on a ire or is.in# streams. Beople atta/-ed to desire dra.na Samadhi 8as/i/le 4 %he Sutra of Sitting #hy.-o su er e5/ru/iatin# pain% never at ease. All bein#s are diseased due to desire% .resentment and venom. T-e vi#orous pursuit o desire makes t-em su er tremendously.-o eat ruits% . T-ere ore . T-ey -ave very e. T-ey s-ould a/t e5pediently and urt-er learn about t-e 8irst #hy.ill never be at pea/e in t-e pleasurable pla/es o t-e -eavens% not to mention t-e -uman realm.614 Budd-a-ood .na% . -ooks.% live in se/lusion deep in t-e mountains in pursuit o t-e pat-. T-ey are insatiable like ire ueled .t-at s. Gr just like immortals .e must CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. 9o.-e rains do.na Samadhi 8as/i/le 44 Translated by Tripitaka Master Kumarajiva o !ao"in# At t-at time t-e pra/titioners may -ave rea/-ed sin#le:pointed /on/entration o t-e mind but -ave not yet a/-ieved samadhi.-en 7ord Pakra o ers -im a seat.it-out /on/entration2 Bra/titioners s-ould al. Iust as a ire .-i/. 7ike Murd-a#ata% t-ou#. Beople atta/-ed to desire .-i/. it is just like deer t-at /-ase a ter sounds or someone t-irsty drinks salt . t-at desire is a -arm ul to5in.e s-ould kno.it. 1esire is t-e poisonous . it is like illusion and trans ormation% empty and unattainable.ater.ear #rass and let t-eir -air #ro. <6ants= are di i/ult to a/"uire and easy to lose.allo.leads to t-e disembarkin# o all orms o su erin#. T-ey are still disturbed by t-e a li/tions o t-e 1esire Healm.-olesomeness. Gnly by leavin# desire do people be/ome at pea/e and e5tremely -appy in body and mind.ays /on/entrate and not let t-eir minds be s/attered% so t-ey may see t-e Budd-a and ask "uestions.at-ed by lust.14% &''1(11(') *4 . T-e more t-ey #et% t-e more t-ey su er. in bad riends and are distan/ed by #ood people.lo#s or o/eans s. do t-ey /ontemplate desire2 Kno. do t-ey abandon t-em2 Contemplate e5/essive desires in t-e 1esire Healm as bein# impure and as an array o un. 4t is bitter to seek it and bitter to -ave it.eliminates diver#en/e and ot-er serious o enses.-ere all t-e birds /ompete or and pursue.it. 1esire is a de/eptive raud t-at /ommands ools% .t-e surname Na-usa% driven by desire% ell amon# pyt-ons. T-ey s-ould be mind ul o t-e 8irst #hy. T-ey are nevert-eless and unavoidably -urt by t-ieves o desire. Iust as a temporary loan /annot maintain lastin# aut-ority and just as dreams are blurry and end soon% desire is a problem.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. T-is is /alled t-e Samadhi o bein# Mind ul o t-e Budd-a% .na as pea/e ul and joyous. %he Sutra of Sitting #hy.-en it is s.na and abandon love and desire. 9o.l .

Gri#inally t-ey did not a//ess t-e still and "uiet mind% no. detestable t-e mind o desire is and knots and a li/tions are /ompletely eliminated. T-ey do not resent or /ompete and do not enjoy i#-tin# or liti#ation. near and /omply .it-out a.to -arm or miserliness and envy.ater t-at is /lear and still be/omes turbid .e kno.-en .patien/e.proper t-ou#-t and t-eir t-ou#-ts a//ord .it.er o samadhi.-o dili#ently% ait.ill improve t-eir mind so t-at t-ey are not s/attered. T-ey a//ept pure donations and kno. T-ey are -umble and respe/t ul to. 6e kno. t-eir /apa/ity and .-o are already o/used in. . T-ey dili#ently /ultivate and up-old t-e pre/epts /ompletely.ard seniors% peers and juniors. 7ike . t-ey -ave t-is deli#-t. T-ey .it.na samadhi.it-out losin# t-eir sin#leness o mind.erD T-eir a/es are pleasant and lustrous.-en asleep% at t-is point in t-e se"uen/e% t-ey develop t-e samadhi o purity . T-eir eyes are not #lued to orm and t-ey enjoy spiritual virtues and t-e po.na and /ontemplate t-e #ood and t-e u#ly aspe/ts o dis/rimination% t-en t-ere is t-e sin#leness o mind.na. T-ey are #entle by nature% -arborin# no . T-ey do not de/eive .坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. t-ey are like t-ose s/or/-ed #ettin# s-ade or like t-e poor a/"uirin# ri/-es.ard and trust. At t-at time% t-e mind /ontemplates t-is deli#-t as a problem. 7ike #ettin# some rest .-en e5-austed or eelin# at pea/e .14% &''1(11(') *) .it.areness o t-e deli#-ts o t-e 8irst #hy.t-e +e/ond #hy.na% leave be-ind t-e bla@e o desire% and a/"uire /ool and re res-in# samadhi. T-eir mind is al.ill t-en a/"uire t-e samadhi o t-e 8irst #hy.ully and deli#-t ully /on/entrate on doin# so .is.n and s-attered arro#an/e. T-ey immediately a//ess t-e a.na at t-at time.areness /ontemplation.t-e ire o desire.ake up eelin# li#-t and . T-ey re/ite t-e sutras . T-eir minds are pure. T-ey do not a//ept any impure o erin#s amon# t-e our types o o erin#s.ays dra.it. T-ey do not i#-t durin# ar#uments.aves stir% pra/titioners . T-ey kno.ort-y CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.p-ysi/al #estures and are approa/-able.ays joyous and do not be/ome an#ry in situations eli/itin# an#er.na /ultivators -ave rea/-ed t-e sin#leness o mind2 Ans. FuestionD 9o.a sense o s-ame. T-ey are not #reedy or ame or #ain% but -ave kno/ked do. Bra/titioners . T-ey are tender .-en t-ey are . T-ey are strai#-t or. T.areness or /ontemplation.o types o #ivin# and eliminate t-e deviant t-rou#. do . 6-en t-ey are pure and joyous inside% t-ey rea/.ell.-en to be /ontent. restraint in t-eir diet and are not atta/-ed to desirable lavors.-o -ave t-ese various /-ara/teristi/s -ave rea/-ed t-e sin#leness o mind. t-ose . T-ey are al.ays on t-e 1-arma.o t-in#s in t-is a. T-ey . T-ey are not /on/eited and rarely parti/ipate in ar#uments.t-e 1-arma pra/ti/es.614 e5tin#uis. Iust as t-e above a. T-ey stroll alon# upri#-tly . T-ey enjoy bein# alone in "uiet pla/es and remain patient and una e/ted by -ards-ip or -appiness. T-ey /an pra/ti/e t-e t.ardly are rustrated by a. Contemplate t-e various merits and virtues o /ontemplative dhy. T-ey al.areness /ontemplation disturb dhy.areness /ontemplations use t-e met-od o no deli#-t so t-ey may leave t-e sta#e o deli#-t and attain t-e joy t-at sa#es and .#ood tea/-ers and kind advisors.ort-y.-en dhy. Contemplate -o.it.

in inite bein#s. +in/e not-in# is #oin# on% .#hy.ill lead t-em to t-e T-ird #hy. Be mind ul o t-e spa/e o neit-er t-ou#-t nor no:t-ou#-t. By #uardin# so t-eir t-ou#-ts are pure% so enter t-e 8ourt. 8urt-ermore% t-ose .in inite bein#s t-rou#-out t-e ten dire/tions.and mind ully prote/t joy. Contemplate t-e aults o t-e spa/e o not-in# .-i/. At t-at time% t-ey attain t-e Samadhi o Compassion. su erin#% t-ey /an s-atter a multitude o a li/tions and rea/. T-ey kno. 4nitially t-ey a/"uire joy and destroy t-e poison o -atred and an#er% s-arin# t-at in turn . Neit-er su erin# nor joyous% t-ey #uard pure t-ou#-ts .ere any t-ou#-ts at all% t-ere . Bra/ti/in# and bein# mind ul o su/. Be mind ul o t-at pla/e o in inite /ons/iousness and /ontemplate t-e aults o t-at spa/e o emptiness.na is /alled su erin#.-o are .ays /ontemplate t-e aults o orm and be mind ul o t-e samadhi derived in t-at spa/e o emptiness and its supremely . Bra/ti/in# and bein# mind ul o su/.14% &''1(11(') *6 .-o move irst rom t-e irst #round to t-e upper #rounds% t-en pra/ti/e kindness in t-e upper #rounds.#hy. A e/ted% t-ere is su erin#.a sin#leness o o/us.na.s you to rea/. t-e trut.na.t-at spa/e o not-in# . T-ey irst abandon sadness and deli#-t% t-en eliminate t-ou#-ts o su erin# and joy.t-at spa/e o neit-er t-ou#-t nor non:t-ou#-t.na eliminates su erin# and joy% .a met-od allo. Bra/ti/in# and bein# mind ul o su/.onder ul merit.-atsoever and be mind ul o t-e merit and virtue o neit-er t-ou#-t nor non:t-ou#-t.it.na takes joy to be a problem.-olesome and .ould be many problems.t-e Samadhi o Kindness at t-at time. Ber-aps t-ere are pra/titioners .-atsoever. Be mind ul o t-e merit and virtue o t-at spa/e o not-in# .ondrous abandon t-is su erin# o joy.a met-od allo. Be mind ul o t-e merit and virtue o in inite /ons/iousness. 6-y is joy a problem2 4n t-e 8irst #hy. Al.it. T-ere ore t-e spa/e o neit-er t-ou#-t nor non:t-ou#-t is t-e oremost in pea/e and stability. At CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.614 ones talk about.and deluded spa/e i t-ere .it. +a#es say t-at prote/tin# joy is di i/ult or ot-ers to abandon% but it is t-e oremost orm o joy. 9en/e t-e 8ourt.na% t-e mind is una e/ted.is /alled t-e unmovin# pla/e.a sin#le:pointedness o mind% . Be mind ul o t-e spa/e o not-in# . Cradually /ontemplate t-e spa/e o emptiness and s-atter t-ou#-ts about inner and e5ternal orm and eliminate dualisti/ t-ou#-ts.-atsoever and /ontemplate t-e aults o t-at spa/e o /ons/iousness. T-ey -ave abandoned deli#-t% t-ere ore kno. +tirrin# due to joy in t-e T-ird #hy.#hy. T-ere ore t-e T-ird #hy.-i/. Beyond t-is% t-ere is no more joy.-en somet-in# stirs% it is a e/ted. t-ere ore all sa#es at all levels o purity say kindness is t-e oremost orm o joy. 4 t-ere .ere si/kness% skin disease or no t-ou#-ts.-atsoever. t-e trut.s you to /apture /ons/iousness.s you to /apture t-at spa/e o emptiness.minded and #uarded . t-ey rea/. 1o not t-ink about any orm but /ontemplate t-e spa/e o endless emptiness. T-ere ore t-e Budd-a said% oremost in prote/tin# purity at its best is t-e 8ourt. T-ey /an break displeasure% /ausin# in inite bein#s to be deli#-ted..na.a met-od allo. Bra/ti/in# and bein# mind ul o su/. 4t is a oolis.s you to rea/.a met-od allo.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. Bein# /ompassionately sympat-eti/ o sentient bein#s.

7ike /ontemplatin# a tree bein# planted into t-e #round% . T-e rest o t-e spiritual po.na% our% t-e 8irst #hy.isdom make t-e body lar#e. 6-et-er #reat or sli#-t Ne5/essive samadhi .ers so your p-ysi/al body /an ly and trans orm .#hy.nas eliminate deli#-t.#hy. T-e body is un-indered like a bird in li#-t. t-ere ore t-at .na% and t-ree% t-e 1esire Healm.-ile redu/tion in samadhi due to desire is /onsidered pettyO% bot.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.ei#-tedness at all times. T-ere are 14 trans ormational mindstates in 8ourt.ays pra/ti/e t-is /ontemplation.are problems so you must be vi#ilant and dili#ent.t-e remainin# seeds eliminated% t-is tree t-en turns into soil. Bra/titioners must /on/entrate on t-e samadhi o desire% t-e samadhi o vi#or% t-e samadhi o sin#le:mindedness% and t-e samadhi o .ood element /ontains various seed elements.na% t-ree% t-e +e/ond #hy. T-is is just so too. T-ey /ontemplate in inite bein#s t-rou#-out t-e ten dire/tions dire/tly and rea/.ease. Ne5t study t-e 8ive +piritual Bo.ers.it.#hy.na /onsists o our resultsD one% t-e T-ird #hy.ood element /ontains t-e seeds o t-e eart.o resultsD one% t-e 8irst #hy. 7ike someone . Be able to sin#le:mindedly /ontemplate li#-t:.it.o% t-e 8irst #hy. 8urt-ermore% /ontemplate t-e Healm o an Empty Body.ater% ire% .ays sin#le:mindedly /ontemplate t-e body as bein# li#-t and . T-e 8irst #hy.is.-i/.n.element. 6-y2 T-e .14% &''1(11(') *? .to be able to ly. T-e T-ird and 8ourt.er o a -eavy storm is intense and ar:rea/-in#. 7ike t-e po.y.na% t.na /ontains 8ive HesultsD one% t-e 8ourt.na is just so too.it. T-e +e/ond #hy. And like a monkey t-at alls rom -i#.ind% spa/e% #old% silver% and ot-er #ems. T-e T-ird #hy.#hy.er ul mind.alk% /ontemplate and re le/t on t-e mi#-t o t-e mind so you . Al.614 t-at time% t-ey attain t-e Samadhi o 1eli#-t and /an s-atter t-e su erin# o joy.is distant emer#es.na% t.t-e Samadhi o a Brote/ted Mind..ill de initely #o ar. 8urt-ermore% you /an trans orm various obje/ts.si5 or seven eet% t-en ba/k do.ers o desire% vi#or% samadhi and .na. Contemplate t-e t-ree elements and not t-e element o eart-. 7earn to /ontemplate t-e our elements.o% t-e +e/ond #hy.ers o desire% vi#or% samadhi and . 8urt-ermore% you s-ould learn to ima#ine distant destinations as bein# /lose. T-e 8ourt.na . T-e +e/ond #hy.it.o% t-e T-ird #hy. 6-en t-e o/us is not s/attered% you are at ease.re#ard to desire is /onsidered #reat .isdom are tremendous% t-e body /an be li ted. 7ike baby birds learnin# to ly and /-ildren learnin# to .-en you irst try you may be o t-e #round -al a oot or a oot. 6-en t-e body is smaller% it /an be done.na% t.na %reatisesD t. Al.na and our% t-e 1esire Healm.ill rea/.na and t.t.is near is e5tin#uis-ed and t-at .na% t-ree% t-e 8irst #hy.o types o CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. similarly% . T-e po. T-is is t-e /ore to t-e initial development o spiritual po.isdom.it.er ul mind% -en/e does not sink. Cradually you . 6-y2 T-e .-o /an loat -as an e5tremely po. 6-en t-e po.-i/.na and ive% t-e 1esire Healm.na /onsists o t-ree resultsD one% t-e +e/ond #hy. +o it is .altitudes does not e5perien/e any p-ysi/al pain be/ause o a po.o% t-e 1esire Healm.ers are just as stated in t-e +ah.

T-e body is really impermanent% ull o su erin#% impure and /ontains no true sel . -o. 8urt-ermore% . Iust as . Ber-aps t-ey enjoy samadhi more be/ause it makes t-em -appy. T-ose .delusion% t-en t-ere is neit-er su erin# nor pleasure.e /-an#e a -eavy load rom one s-oulder to anot-er and /onsider t-e /-an#e pleasurable% it is a/tually not /onstant pleasure% just as t-e "uality o -eat to ire never abates% even temporarily. 1ue to t-e ondness or and atta/-ments to t-e body in various situations% sentient bein#s be/ome in erior.a mind not s/attered in t-eir strai#-ta. 4 t-e d-armas o t-e mind /li/k . T-is is /alled nirvana.-en major su erin# turns into minor su erin#.-ile /auses and /onditions are not ne/essarily pleasures.it.e are atta/-ed to t-is body. T-ese are not true pleasures.ay pursuit o nirvana by trans/endin# love and ot-er a li/tions.e really /annot a/"uire pleasure and pain2 6-y not2 4t is be/ause . 7ust s-ould not be pleasure.-atred% t-en t-ere is su erin#.e /onsider past su erin# to be su erin# but ne.is.to s-atter perversion s-all study t-e 8our Mind ulnesses% stoppin# and /ontemplatin#. 1edu/in# in t-is .14% &''1(11(') *A . Bra/titioners . 6-y2 4 t-ere . 4t is due to t-e /omin# into bein# o /auses and /onditions and t-e various a li/tions asso/iated . Bra/ti/e t-is /ontemplationD /ontemplate t-e insides o t-e body% /ontemplate t-e outside o t-e body% and /ontemplate t-e body inside and out. t-e su erin# o lust.ere true pleasure% t-en . .e s-ould -ave no pleasure.more .-i/is not true pleasure. .isdom more be/ause t-ey are a raid o -ards-ip.e e5perien/e pleasure by /onsumin# ood and /lot-in#. su erin# pleasures.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.ay% .na t-en nirvana. 4 .e do abandon it% t-en it s-ould not be pleasurable. Contemplate -o.more samadhi irst study dhy. Bra/ti/e t-is /ontemplation. per-aps t-ey enjoy . Iust as .ever% su erin# develops on/e pleasure is over% . 6it.it.e say% e5ternal e5perien/es are pleasures . 4 su/. t-ose .e /onsider minor su erin#s to CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. 4 lust is pleasure t-en .-o -ead strai#-t or nirvana -ave not yet ended a li/tions and -ave not yet rea/-ed dhy. 6-y do . 1ue to t-e perversions o t-e body% t-ere is permanen/e% bliss% true sel and purity.an aim or nirvana.it.love% t-en t-ere is pleasure.-en t-ey /li/k .ere lust .it.614 individuals amon# t-e dis/iples o t-e 6orld 9onored Gne study t-e 8ive Bra/ti/es . various aspe/ts o t-e body are ull o problems.it-in% t-en people .isdom -ead strai#-t or nirvana.e /onsider it pleasurable .e may /on/lude t-at t-ere is pleasure and t-ere is no pleasure.erD T-ere is no pleasure. . T-ose .e5perien/es .it% t-ou#-ts about t-e body stops and t-e body.it.e be/ome perverted and atta/-ed to t-is body2 4t is be/ause .it. T-e body /ontains *6 di erent obje/ts% t-ere ore impure.it. Bursuin# t-e opposite se5 outside% . 4ll at ease% t-ere is no true sel .e kno.e t-ink about p-ysi/al pleasures and pains.-en t-ey /li/k .s mark o reality is just so.e s-ould not abandon it /onstantly. Gr .e apply medi/ine to a pain ul . Ans.ound and /onsider t-e stoppin# o pain pleasurable. 4n t-e midst o major su erin#s% .ould not seek t-e opposite se5 outside. but t-ey o/us . 1ue to t-e love or pleasure and pain% .-o .na. +ometimes t-ere are /auses or pleasure and sometimes t-ere /auses or su erin#.itimpermanen/e t-at t-ere is su erin#. 6e s-ould /ontemplate t-at .

ully /annot be rea/-ed. 4t neit-er d.impermanen/e% su erin#. .due to /auses and /onditions. t-at desire is no pleasure.o.ays be joyous% never or#ettin# t-em eit-er.-ipped severely instead .as none ori#inally no. 6-y2 Born out o /auses and /onditions is impermanen/e. T-e -ost . t-at t-e mind is empty.ellin# and yet it is not . t-at t-e mind eels pain and pleasure but eelin#s t-emselves are neit-er pain ul nor pleasurable. 4 t-e body is #od% t-en . T-is is /alled t-e +toppin# o T-ou#-ts about t-e Mind. 4 it .-ile abidin# in t-e 8our Mind ulnesses. 4t -as no d.an arro. . 4 t-ere is al.ells in t-e eyes nor in orm.ell in: bet.14% &''1(11(') *E . Brodu/tion and e5tin/tion do not d.ay. 6it.% you s-ould urt-er /ontemplate overall t-at you /annot a//ess t-e -ost ./eases.-ere t-ere is somet-in# already e5istent no. No. and . 4t does not d. Ea/. 6it. !ou t-en /annot a//ess t-e mind 1-arma o t-e earlier uni"ue /ontemplation o p-ysi/al pain.-en t-e CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. 6-ere t-ere .-o /ontemplates trut.eary o it.ere pleasure truly% t-en t-ey s-ould not #ro. +imilarly% /ontemplate t-e inside o t-e mind% t-e outside o t-e mind and t-e mind inside and out. 8urt-ermore% /ontemplate to .su erin#% t-e absen/e o ease. /ontemplate pleasure . T-ou#-ts about desire and no desire are t-e same . Contemplate and /onsider .ever .it-out.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. dun# and various /onditions t-at /ome to#et-er% ire t-en /omes into bein#. t-ou#-ts o pain stop.ays a #od% t-en t-ere is no a li/tion or o ense rom killin# and no nirvana. 4 permanen/e% you s-ould al.dry -ay% /o. . 6it.n /annot produ/e ire.-om t-is mind belon#s. ill at ease% t-ere is no -ost. 6e s-ould kno. Iust as someone .it. 4 you /annot a//ess permanen/e% you /annot a//ess impermanen/e eit-er. -o.it.-o deserves to die is .t-e onset o old a#e and detest or desire% t-ey kno. T-e Budd-a said% 0Contemplate su erin# .-en t-ese /onditions /ombine% t-ere is ire.-i/.ell% so it seems like t-ere is produ/tion.-en t-ere is pain in pleasure. returns to not-in#Q-en/e impermanen/e.is -o.-ei#-tened lust% desire is pleasurable. just as someone .e /onsider it all one.it-out a -ost% t-ere is emptiness.it.it.614 be pleasurable. . Any /ondition on its o. Contemplate and kno.it. 6-at does it mean by emptiness2 8rom /auses and /onditions /ome eyes and orm or us to see% re/all and t-ink about. 1ue to our perversions% .is di erent and ea/.-en t-ere is pain in su erin#.-et-er t-ou#-ts% desire and ot-er mindstates resonate or not .een t-e t. T-ere ore t-e Budd-a said% 07ike illusions and trans ormations% t-e present mind /ontemplates t-e past and t-ere may be t-ou#-ts o su erin#% pleasure or neutrality. 6is-in# to see% t-ese /ome into bein# by /ombinin# .ill /onsider -is bein# able to live a pleasure. it e5ists. !ou /annot a//ess it by pursuin# it beyond t-is pla/e eit-er.ay% ea/.-o is s-ot .-ere t-ere is t-e sun% t-ere is t-e pearl. T-e eye /ons/iousness is t-e same . and e5perien/es neit-er su erin# nor pleasure s-ould /ontemplate t-e impermanen/e o produ/tion and e5tin/tion% .t-e 1-arma. Iust as t-ese various /auses and /onditions o p-ysi/al pleasure /annot be attained% pleasure lost is also su erin#. Iust as t-e sun loves t-e pearl% . 6-y t-e mind2 T-e mind is impermanent and /omes ort.t-e eye /ons/iousness.ays su er or al.t-ou#-t is di erent and /eases.

Ioylessness is t-e trut. Contemplate t-ese our aspe/ts o /ompletionD bolted be/ause all CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.O. Also% t-ere .3 Buildin# on t-eir po. 4 pra/titioners -ave stopped t-eir t-ou#-ts about t-e 1-arma% bein# .na samadhi is t-e speedy bo.er o vi#or% t-ey a/"uire pro ound /amatha Nt-ose in deep /amatha reside in t-e sin#le pla/e o mind.and bein# t-at t-ere is not t-e sli#-test bit o permanen/e% bliss% true sel % and purity% t-ey ask% J6-at more do 4 e5pe/t rom t-is emptiness2 4 s-ould enter nirvana and abide in t-e most .1-arma and /ontemplate t-at all marks o d-arma are utter su erin# and joyless. Contemplate t-ese our aspe/ts o pra/ti/eD /umulative be/ause a li/tions and karma o out lo.-ereby t-ey vainly up-old t-e pre/epts% vainly enjoy dhy. T-e /auses o su erin# su/.it% and /onditional be/ause dissimilar results /ontinue. T-is .s emptiness% old a#e% si/kness and deat.it.eary o t-e . 4t is t-e same . pra/titioners to enter nirvana. t-ere ore non:Budd-ists /annot enter nirvana.-ile everyt-in# else is a lie.-olesome d-armas.ell /an s-oot and kill t-eir -ated t-ieves.ay .ould be no uture lives and no o enses or blessin#s.% and . Non:Budd-ists /laim t-is #enesis /an /reate all t-in#s% .orld. and arro. A li/tions and karma produ/e t-ese su erin#s.t-ese t-ree items% pra/titioners /an kill t-e t-ie o a li/tions.orld Nnon:Budd-ists /onsider t-e initial ormation o all materiality to be t-e #enesis o t-e . Heplete .is t-e .isdom in t-e Budd-ad-arma allo. and ot-ers o t-e Ei#-t old Bat.14% &''1(11(') 4' . 6-y2 T-e pra/ti/e o /ombinin# t-e t-ree 1-armas o pre/epts% samadhi and . Contemplate t-ese our aspe/ts o su erin#D impermanent be/ause t-ey /ome rom /auses and /onditions% bitter be/ause t-e body and mind are a li/ted% empty be/ause t-ere is not-in# to attain% and .614 impermanent body /eases to be% #od s-ould /ease to be too. T-e /omin# to#et-er o t-ese /onditions is /alled t-e +toppin# o T-ou#-ts about t-e 1-arma.ay to nirvana% unlike t-e non: Budd-ists. 8or e5ample% someone standin# on lat #round -old a bo.orld.as love and ot-ers% various a li/tions and karma /ome ort. Bra/titioners t-en pra/ti/e t-e /ontemplation o t-e 8our Conditions o t-e 1-arma bein# like ar/-ery. .-i/..坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.O. 6-en t-ey a/"uire deep /amatha% t-ey d.rom t-e various lies about no -eaven% no time% and no sense obje/ts.ord -as no parallel term in C-ina.-en t-e t-ree 1-armas are pra/ti/ed in /ombination.ay% all d-armas are empty and ill at ease be/ause t-ey /ome into bein# due to a /ombination o /auses and /onditions and /ease to be due to t-e deterioration in /auses and /onditions.-en t-ey enter nirvana. T-ese su erin#s /ompletely /ease . /ombine% a /ause be/ause similar results are #enerated% #enerative be/ause all /ondu/ts /an be a/"uired .ell in t-e stoppin# o mind ulness about t-e ourt. dhy.isdom. various as/eti/ pra/ti/es .is /alled /reation.na samadhi and vainly possess .it-out a sel be/ause t-ere is no subje/t or obje/t. By /ontemplatin# t-e absen/e o a -ost in t-is . T-e pre/epts are t-e lat pie/e o land.isdom is t-e s-arp arro.it. Broper vie. T-e various lies about no realms o orm and ormlessness and t-e #enesis o t-e ..

7ike people .it.-ere all sa#es -ead% and a departure be/ause . 6ild men .-i/.isdom .isdom% t-e initial si#n o t-e ire o . A//ordin# to earlier +anskrit editions% t-ese are not ordinary peopleO.o nirvana. /an 4 understand a little bit o t-is true . d-arma o similarity% . t-at t-ey -ave .-o spoke t-is 1-arma :: it .a sti/k.na samadhi% .n% a trail be/ause it is .-i/.orks as a metap-or -ereO.at pea/e and t-ink to t-emselves% 04 .ill de initely live.-o /an prevent any a li/tion2 09o.. T-ere are t.out lo. 4t is t-e initial si#n or t-e pat. 8or e5ample% drillin# into a lo# or ire releases smoke at irst% t-is is .is a pat. T-e se/ond type eliminates atta/-ments more and enjoys true .3 At t-at time% t-ey /onsider .as t-ese enjoy t-e 1-arma o 9eat% .ays dili#ent.-o /an do t-is pea/e ully Nt-ose . t-ere is -eat and t-ey . 4t is also /alled t-e ability to a/"uire t-e roots o #oodness to nirvana.-o e5perien/e a /rude orm o non: lo.nirvana and see t-is pat-.ild men.onder ul be/ause it is t-e oremost amon# all d-armas and trans/endental be/ause t-e .s .ater. Advan/e and make pro#ress% t-ere is urt-ermore . 04 4 do not -ave Budd-ist dis/iples as ine CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. Nsin/e t-e mirror is a sur a/e . Bra/titioners at t-at time are very mu/.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. T-ose .% 04 s-all be/ome liberated rom su erin#. .old a#e% si/kness and deat-.t-e si#ns o -eat -ave a/"uired deep o/us so t-at t-e mirror o true 1-arma tou/-es t-e ed#es o t-e realm o no:out lo.el% t-ey enjoy ait-% purity% and #reat -appiness. T-e 1-arma o roots o #oodness /ontains 16 Bra/ti/es and 8our Conditions o t-e Trut-.ill live.-ere t-e ed#es are not in t-e middle% it .o types o individuals amon# dis/iples o t-e Budd-a.ant to kno.orld passes.14% &''1(11(') 41 .-et-er t-ey .ill de initely rea/. All uels o a li/tion% t-e ire o out lo. 7ike people .ell and tou/.-o are atta/-ed to and -appy about some train o t-ou#-t% -eat is in t-e -eart at t-at time.-i/.614 a li/tions /over it% e5tin#uis-ed be/ause it eliminates t-e ire o a li/tions% .ay desire. By re/eivin# t-e Budd-a je.orries and ve5ations are relieved o .isdom.is /alled t-e e5isten/e o -eat.isdom23 By re/eivin# t-e 1-arma je.-at is /alled t-e 1-arma o t-e +ummit..it. ueled by various a li/tions is t-at it burns a.. T-is is /alled t-e e5isten/e o t-e 1-arma o 9eat. Contemplate just so and attain t-e non:out lo. 6-y is it /alled -eat2 4t is /alled t-e 1-arma o 9eat be/ause t-ese pra/titioners are al. Gne enjoys bein# o/used more and pursues dhy.it-out out lo..-o drill a . 4t is also like listeners o t-e 1-arma . 6it-out t-is 1-arma% .el% t-ey enjoy ait-% purity% and #reat -appiness.-y t-is d-arma is /alled -eat.-o t-en retreated% kno. 4 t-e -idden veins appear% t-ey kno.et mud kno. are /alled .it. T-ese individuals -ead strai#-t or nirvana and enter t-e 1-arma o 9eat. T-ey irst try and beat t-emselves .it.as t-e Budd-a% t-e 6orld 9onored Gne.is /alled t-e 1-arma o 9eat. 7ike people a raid o deat.and . t-at t-ey . Iust as milk turns into #-ee% t-ese individuals /ontemplate t-e true marks o t-e 1-arma and kno.-o stru/k some t-ieves .on and eel sa e. 6isdom in t-e si5 #rounds is t-e oundation or all d-armas o non:out lo.ill soon #at-er . Bra/titioners su/. Contemplate t-ese our aspe/ts o t-e pat-D t-e .ay be/ause it /an lead to nirvana% proper be/ause it is not upside do. .orld. T-e mind loves t-is 1-arma or it is t-e true 1-arma t-at /an eliminate various su erin#s and troubles asso/iated .

! petty man.orld as ull o su erin# and devoid o bliss. Iust as t-e Par. T-is kind o ait. once with offspring.14% &''1(11(') 4& . ! mule. 9appily enterin# patien/e is /alled 9avin# t-e Cood roots or Batien/e.no re#rets and no doubts is /alled patien/e.yanDa Sutra saysD %he "uddha.o nirvana and understand and /ontemplate t-e 8ive Skandhas% t-e 8our Noble Trut-s and t-e 16 Bra/ti/es urt-er. T-e t-ree types o #ood roots in/lude t-e superior% avera#e% and in erior ones durin# t-e t-ree periods o time. 4t is ull o su erin# be/ause -abits% love and ot-er a li/tions.614 /ompanions% -o.-at is patien/e e"uivalent2 4t a//ords .in bein# patient . T-e end to t-e /onditions o -abits and kno.el% t-ey a/"uire t-e purity o t-e sin#leness o mind /ombined . it is no gain. %he spouting of bamboo is in truth the same.el% t-ey enjoy ait-% purity% and #reat -appiness.3 1ili#ently o/us on enterin# t-e pat. %o the point that he plummets from the #harma summit. Shattered and lost. 8urt-ermore% it /an s-atter or be lost% t-ere ore /alled little. T-e Ei#-t old Broper Bat/an ensure t-at pra/titioners rea/. with material support. To . Iust as t-e #harmapada saysD "ananas are produced but really are dead.-i/. 8urt-ermore% or t-ose .t-e pra/ti/es o t-e 8our Noble Trut-s% t-ere ore /alled patien/e.it. dies.it.ild men.are t-e #ood roots or t-e summit% /alled t-e 1-arma o t-e +ummit. /an 4 understand a little bit o t-is true . 4n t-e midst o t-e Triple Ie.nirvana% and t-ere is not-in# more supreme.true . dies.isdom% . 8urt-ermore% /ontemplate t-e entire .led#e is /alled t-e supreme 1-arma% t-ere is none more superior.-o -ave not yet ended t-eir various mental knots and servants and not yet a/"uired t-e in inite . At t-at time% do not s-irk ba/k% do not re#ret and do not retreat. 6-at does it mean by little ait-2 4t is a little amon# t-e Budd-as% Bod-isattvas% Pratyekabuddhas and arhats% but a lot amon# . T-ere is urt-er patien/e in t-eir CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.it.% < ait-= is t-ere ore /onsidered 0little. ! petty man wins fame "ut his purity completely lost.isdom devoid o out lo.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. 4t is also /alled t-e ability to a/"uire roots o #oodness or nirvana.it-out a sel % ull o su erin# and empty% t-e mind is patient and does not retreat% -en/e /alled patien/e. 6-at is patien/e2 Contemplatin# t-e 8ive Skandhas as bein# impermanent% . the #harma and the Sangha jewels !nyone with a bit of pure faith 8ave what is called the good roots of the summit (ou shall focus and continue to uphold these.isdom23 By re/eivin# t-e +an#-a je.

By pra/ti/in# t-ese orms o . At t-at time% pra/titioners a/"uire uni"ue and impartial .t-e s-ared /onditions.ater.o patien/e . T-is situation earns pra/titioners t-e name true and #ood .isdom o t-e 1-arma. .t-e 1-arma o +u erin# Nt-e d-arma is a d-arma o non:out lo.it.it-out a sel 2 Bein# patient in t-eir midst is to enter .isdom o t-e 1-arma% relative .t-e 1-arma and t-e .isdom t-at is reali@ed in t-e utureO is a//omplis-ed at t-at time.desire stren#t-en t-e reali@ation o t-e kno.ind blo.elve Mental Knots t-at entan#le us in t-e 8ormless Healm. Beople .isdom. to -ead to.isdom stren#t-ens.led#e end t-e 1A Knots% .isdom o non:out lo.14% &''1(11(') 4* .-o -ave parted .mindstates% pra/titioners reali@e t-e 8our 8orms o 6isdomD t-e .it.isdom o patien/e.it. is a/"uired% t-e number one .坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.isdom o t-e 1-arma end t-e +even Mental Knots t-at entan#le us in t-e 1esire Healm and t-e T.led#e o t-e 1-arma end t-e Ei#-t Mental Knots t-at entan#le us in CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.-o make re"uent pro#ress in bein# sin#le:minded are e5tremely .isdom o su erin#% and impartial . +e/ondly% t-e .isdom rom t-e d-arma o su erin# and t-e patien/e .isdom o non:out lo.o su erin# and be patient .isdom o su erin#% t-e .orld.isdom Nimpartial . T-is p-enomenon /an mana#e t-e end to su erin# and entan#lements by vie. t-is is t-ere ore /alled patien/e.ild men. pra/titioners to a/"uire t-e trut. 6-en t-e . T-e su erin# o relative orbearan/e and su erin# o relative kno.ard nirvana% t-is kind o o/us is /alled t-e oremost 1-arma in t-e .t-e d-arma o su erin# eliminates t-e su erin# o mental knots and servants% and /erti ies to t-e .s in t-e .orld.isdom o t-e 1-arma% t-e .t-e 1-arma and t-e pat.-i/. 8or instan/e% a mountain o boulders /annot loat on or be moved by .ind and . -en/e t-e ten mental knots end.allo. Bra/ti/es o patien/e ..isdom are reali@ed in t-e mind.s is t-e skill and t-e .it.ul .it.isdom and impartial .t-ey -ave not yet a/"uired t-e .re#ard to eelin#sO.orld are /alled t-e #oods roots o patien/e.614 midst. For millions of millennia even "ut never fall into evil realmsBroper vie. 6is-in# to understand t-e eatures o t-e 8our Noble Trut-s% t-ey vo.s in t-e 1esire Healm.aspe/t o . Iust as an individual a5es a bundle o /rop and just as a s-arp kni e sli/es bamboo% bend .led#e o ot-ers. 8as anyone who ac5uired many.eary o t-e a/tivities in t-e . Beyond t-e t-ird and t-e ourt.o t-e su erin# o t-e 8our Mindstates.it. 6-y /ontemplate t-e ive eelin# skandhas o t-e 1esire Healm as impermanent and t-at su erin# and emptiness are . $arious mental knots and servants% various a li/tions% doubts and re#rets enter t-eir minds and yet /annot break <t-eir ait-=. minds. T-ose . Abidin# in t-e impermanen/e o t-e 8our Condu/ts and t-e absen/e o t-e sel in su erin# and emptiness simultaneously% /ontemplate t-e sin#le trut. Ne5t t-e .-ere pra/titioners are patient and ait.isdom e5-austively alon# t-e pat-% ea/. Iust as t-e Budd-a says so in t-e #harmapadaD !mong the proper views in the world. T-e pat.it.isdom.isdom t-ou#.-en t-e .o kno. T-is is /alled t-e Batien/e .

-o do not dili#ently seek to enter nirvana.minsD an. +e/ondly% or t-ose .14% &''1(11(') 44 .desire but -ave ended t-eir AA Mental Knots% t-ey are /alled srotap. T-eir vie. T-ose .g.-o -ave not parted . an.-o a/"uire vie.it.ere to use met-ods o out lo.it.-o -ave an initial amount o merit and .614 t-e 1esire Healm.mins .ill de initely enter nirvana in t-is li etime.mins Nmeanin# 0on/e:returner3O. t-is is /alled t-e Bra/ti/in# in A//ord . all marks o t-e 1-arma. an.nnas.t-e 1-arma.-o be/ome /erti ied in t-eir very bodies. 8or t-ose .-o enter nirvana in t-e !kaniṣṭha 9eaven. T-ere are nine types o mental knots in t-e 8orm and 8ormless Healms. T-ey a/"uire t-e 16 Mindstates and are /alled sakṛd.g.ill es/ape t-e evil realms.g. an.supreme pra/ti/e.mins . t-is stream are srotap.g.g.nnas.g.s o t-e trut.-o -ave ended t-e +i5 Crades o Mental Knots and a/"uired t-e 16 Mindstates% t-ey are /alled sakṛd.g. All mental knots are CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. to irst end t-e +i5 Types o Mental Knots t-at entan#le us in t-e 1esire Healm% t-ey .o seein# t-e trut-. t-ose .-o ollo. t-ey are /alled srotap.g.mins . T-ere are nine types o an.-o enter nirvana in 8ormless Samadhi.nna (下子上子).-o .it. T-e 16 Mindstates enable t-e s-arp sense a/ulties in t-e 1) mindstates. an.o relative kno.-o enter nirvana .nnas. T-e pat.mins .% t-ey are t-ere ore /alled srotap. T-ey are dis/iples o t-e Budd-a . T-ey -ave a/"uired t-e 16 Mindstates.mins . T-eir mental knots o t-inkin# -ave not yet ended and t-ey s-all be/ome reborn or yet anot-er seven li etimes. 1ull sense a/ulties are /alled Bra/ti/in# in A//ord . T-ose . 8urt-ermore% sin/e t-ey -ave t-e #ood roots to enjoy t-e result o non:out lo.it.mins .mins .desire% t-ey are /alled t-ose at t-e level o t-e 8irst 8ruition. 8or t-ose . an.-o love ait-. T-ose .8ait-.nnas.-ose t-ree mental knots -ave ended and t-ree poisons -ave t-inned are /alled sakṛd. an.-o -ave irst severed t-e nine #rades o mental knots and a/"uired t-e 16 Mindstates are /alled an.-o truly kno. T-ose . T-e Ei#-t old Broper Batand t-e *? Means are streams t-at lead us to nirvana.mins .it.mins.g.g.g.-o be/ame born t-ou#t-ey -ave already entered nirvana.-o -ave not parted .mins .o relative kno.it. an.mins.led#e end t-e 14 Mental Knots t-at entan#le us in t-e 8orm and 8ormless Healms.o relative patien/e and t-e pat.-o are aimin# or ar-ats-ip.itdull sense a/ulties are /alled t-ose . t-ose .ill enter t-e pat. 4 ordinary individuals .-ave severed and t-eir t-ou#-ts -ave ended.g.g.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.mins . T-e pat.ill enter nirvana durin# mid:skandha body.-o dili#ently seek to enter nirvana.s-arp sense a/ulties are /alled t-ose . an.s.-o . 8urt-ermore% t-ere are nine types o knots in t-e 1esire Healm Nt-e supreme amon# t-e supreme% t-e avera#e amon# t-e supreme% t-e in erior amon# t-e supreme% t-e supreme amon# t-e avera#e% t-e avera#e amon# t-e avera#e% t-e in erior amon# t-e avera#e% t-e supreme amon# t-e in erior% t-e avera#e amon# t-e in erior% and t-e in erior amon# t-e in eriorO.ill be/ome reborn in a amily or t-ree li etimes. 4 t-e t-ree types o mental knots end% t-en t-ey .g. and an.led#e is /alled srotap.g.mins Nmeanin# 0none:returner3O.

T-ey -ave trans/ended t-e samadhi derived rom bein# permeated in t-e T-ree 7iberation 1oors o #hy.-o are liberated in total% t-ose .it-out /ontention% .t-e >ajra Samadhi o t-e Nint.-o must kno.-o are immersed in kno.immersed kno. T-e earlier edition says t-at +ub-uti al.avera#e kno.-o are liberated based on . T-e nint.led#e and #reat pro#ress% t-ey prote/t t-emselves.er.led#e and immersed pro#ress% t-ey /ome to detest #ain and /ontemplate sui/ide.14% &''1(11(') 4) .led#e% t-ose .or t-e .it-out /ontention.s-arp kno.na +ta#es% t-e 8our 8ormless Samadhis% t-e 8our 4mpartial Mindstates% t-e Ei#-t 8orms o 7iberation% t-e Ei#-t +uperior +ta#es% t-e Eleven 4nterje/tions% t-e Nine +e"uen/es% and t-e si5tspiritual po.-ere t-ey neit-er advan/e nor re#ress. T-ose . +ome arhats are al.ays .s and marks.re#ard to all /onditioned d-armas. +omeone .it.isdom are #iven t-at name be/ause t-ey -ave not been able to enter t-e various dhy.-ere Kauṣṭ-ila slept and a battle ensuedO.pat.na sta#es and -ave ended all out lo.s and marks means be/omin# atta/-ed to t-e mind ulness o t-e T.is /alled .led#e% #reat pro#ress% t-ey rea/.-o retreat rom t-e 1-arma are #iven t-at name be/ause t-ey pra/ti/e t-e 8ive 1-armas o Hetreat.it.-o #uard t-e 1-arma are #iven t-at name be/ause . Bein# empty o vo.it. T-is is /alled t-e a/"uirin# o t-e Non: retreatin# 1-arma and t-e 4ndestru/tible 1-arma.-o abide in t-e 1-arma are #iven t-at name be/ause .o liberation applies all .-o retreat rom t-e 1-arma% t-ose .it.immersed kno. T-ere are nine types o arhatsD T-ose .it.little #ain% kno.-o are immersed in pro#ress. T-ose .-i/.indestru/tible liberation in t-e mind. An e5ample o i#-tin# .-o do not retreat rom t-e 1-arma are #iven t-at name be/ause .are #iven t-at name be/ause .s in varyin# de#rees.led#e and avera#e pro#ress% t-ey abide at a level . T-ose .-o pra/ti/es non:/ontention s-all prote/t sentient bein#s so t-ey do not i#-t. T-is is /alled ar-ats-ip. 6it- urt-er s-arpened sense a/ulties and dili#ent vi#or% t-ey enter various dhy.-o do not retreat rom t-e 1-arma% t-ose o t-e 1-arma o deat-% t-ose . t-e 1-arma% t-ose .-o are liberated in total are #iven t-at name be/ause t-ey -ave rea/-ed t-e various dhy. t-ey urt-ermore do not seek merit but .it. T-ose .-o abide in t-e 1-arma% t-ose .-o embody indestru/tible 1-arma% t-ose .-o must kno.na sta#es and not yet ended all out lo.-en t-ey enter nirvana.s-arp kno.-o #uard t-e 1-arma% t-ose .it. +ome arhats seek t-e 8our #hy.s in varyin# de#rees.elve 1oors in reverseO. T-ose . T-ose .坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.t-e initial sta#e o t-e indestru/tible liberation in t-e mind.ait or t-e time .it-out doin#% or empty and still. T-ose o t-e 1-arma o deat. T-ose .Knobstru/ted 6ay.led#e and s-arp pro#ress t-ey pra/ti/e t-e 8ive 1-armas o non: Hetreat.na merits. CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. T-eir .isdom o aranya samadhi Nt-e C-inese re er to t-is as t-e aranya .eary o satis a/tion .na and t-e lettin# #o o t-em N7ettin# #o o t-e T-ree 7iberation 1oors% bein# empty o vo.is.isdom% t-ose . -en/e -e is naturally .it.isdom to /ultivatin# all roots o #oodness.614 s-attered .ays pra/ti/es emptiness and stillness.as t-e /ase o PMriputra and Ma-Mmaud#alyMyana enterin# t-e pottery -ouse .-o embody indestru/tible 1-arma are #iven t-at name be/ause . t-e 1-arma are #iven t-at name be/ause . T-ose .led#e% dili#en/e and vi#or% t-ey are able to rea/.-o are liberated based on .

T-ere are t-ree types o PratyekabuddhasD superior% avera#e and in erior.-en t-ey meditate% t-ey s-ould irst o/us t-eir minds CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.ers and ruits rom beneat.orld% no Budd-ad-arma% and no dis/iples o t-e Budd-a% t-ose .坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. Enterin# .eit-er. T-ou#.orld and leave t-e -omeli e to attain t-e . +-e . At a time .is. +ound 9earers /an kno. +ome people seek Budd-a-ood but due to /onditions and little . T-e Budd-as kno. T-e kin# reali@ed and uttered% 0T-e ministers and /iti@ens o t-is /ountry and t-e sta and maids -ere are similarly busy and re"uently bot-ered.isdom to an avera#e e5tent% t-ey are /alled Pratyekabuddhas.isdom and vi#or% t-ey retreat Nsu/. Pratyekabuddhas /an di erentiate sli#-tly% but t-ey /annot enter and kno.-is supernatural ability to travel% -e le t t-e -ouse-olders.g. urt-ermore% t-ey s-ould not under#o an ei#-t. 6eary o t-e .orld% t-ey leave t-e -omeli e to attain t-e . 9air ell o o -is -ead.ay.as only one bra/elet le t% t-en it .ore a lot o bra/elets on -er arms and t-e /onstant jin#lin# o t-e ban#les bot-ered t-e kin# .e /an tell t-e di eren/e in t-e bran/-es.e /an /ompletely tell apart t-e bran/-es% leaves% lo. 4n times .li etime.in# in dept-.as /omplete silen/e. 8or pra/titioners interested in Budd-a-ood% . T-ey be/ome Pratyekabuddhas t-en.mins to be/ome born or a se/ond li etime .t-e tree. 6-ile t-ey are plantin# roots o #oodness or be/omin# Pratyekabuddhas% t-eir roots o #oodness ripen but t-ere is no Budd-ad-arma. ine eatures. 9e le t t-e to.-en t-ere .een lo.ould not be able to be dis/iples.as sittin# on a bed made o seven kinds o #ems up on a to. +ound 9earers /an /ontemplate in t-is . At t-at time% t-ey be/ome . in dept.-ile /ontemplatin# alone% -e be/ame a Pratyekabuddha.14% &''1(11(') 46 .-en t-ere is no Budd-ad-arma% t-ey .it-out desire emer#e as Pratyekabuddhas.as PMriputraO.eary o t-e .ers and leaves% .erin# pavilion% and . T-ese are /alled avera#e Pratyekabuddhas.orld% no Budd-ad-arma% and no dis/iples o t-e Budd-a% t-ose .er durin# t-e -eat o t-e summer% -e ordered a youn# servant to rub o5 -ead /-andana in/ense on -im.it.ill not #et to be dis/iples. in dept-.to be/ome Pratyekabuddhas. T-ey be/ome Pratyekabuddhas t-en.it-out a -ost and t-at only nirvana is #ood and pea/e ul.many or e.3 At t-at time% -e le t desire and .isdom deeply% t-ey are /alled Budd-as.ill be/ome sakṛd.-o -ave parted .e /annot tell t-e di eren/e amon# t-e bran/-es in lookin# at a tree rom a distan/e..-en -e . /loser in% .-ose #ood roots and /ondu/ts -ave matured be/ome Pratyekabuddhas .mins in t-eir sevent. understandin# . T-ey .-en t-ere is no Budd-ad-arma% t-ey .as bein# rubbed.-en t-ere are no Budd-as in t-e .e /annot tell t-e di eren/e bet. enterin# .as ordered to take t-e bra/elets o one by one so t-e noise de/reased until t-ere . li e and entered t-e mountains. all d-armas and are able to di erentiate t-orou#-ly and e ortlessly% enterin# and kno.re#ard to all d-armas% t-ey are /alled arhats. T-ese are t-e /auses and /onditions or an avera#e Pratyekabuddha.it.ay.nnas. T-e youn# servant . t-ey are /alled Pratyekabuddhas.li etime as -uman bein#s.614 4n times . robes donned -im naturally.ay but /annot di erentiate or kno.it.isdom li#-tly .ere no Budd-as in t-e . Iust as . T-ose o t-e in erior type are already srotap.g. urt-ermore t-ey s-ould not under#o a t-ird li etime. all /ondu/ts are impermanent% all d-armas are . +ome people . t-ey are /alled superior Pratyekabuddhas. 6ere sakṛd. 8or instan/e% Kin# $aranasi .

bodies in t-is .#reat /ompassion 4 s-all res/ue all bein#s so t-ey reali@e Budd-a-ood and rea/t-e ot-er s-ore o birt. Iust o/us on all t-e p-ysi/al bodies o t-e Budd-as in t-e air. 6-ereas all bein#s all into t-e deep pit o birt. T-ey t-en attain #reat kindness% #reat /ompassion and ease. May t-ey s-atter t-e demoni/ multitudes outside and atta/k t-e t-ieves o knots inside strai#-t on . 4 t-e mind is some.ill see all Budd-as dependin# on t-e dire/tion o t-eir o/us% like someone .ays mind ul o t-e eatures o Budd-as.t-e Samadhi o +eein# Everyt-in# .o types o bodies o a Budd-a are t-e same .t-e lavor o 1-arma based on t-e Budd-as.s eye. May t-ey make key oat-s and .-i/.est% and nort-% t-e our /orners% @enit. 1o not t-ink about any orm in t-e universe and ot-er t-in#s in t-e universe.e5pedients% res/ues -im out o t-e deep pit and eed -im superior deli/a/y.-y .-o .614 on t-e p-ysi/al bodies o all Budd-as t-rou#-out t-e ten dire/tions in t-e t-ree periods o time.it-out turnin# ba/k.14% &''1(11(') 4? .s in t-is .eet de.and deat-. 6-en t-e Bod-isattvas a/"uire samadhi% t-i/k layers o o ense t-rou#-out in inite eons be/ome t-in and t-in layers o o ense disappear. -e su ers rom -un#er% poverty% and -ards-ip. bodies are t-e same.at/-es t-e /onstellations in t-e ni#-t sky% millions o stars o in inite kinds are all seen. May 4 make t-em ull .ater% ire% .ays emittin# in inite li#-ts o purity in t-e blue sky.ill 4 a/"uire t-e mi#-tily meritorious body o a Budd-a23 8urt-ermore% makin# t-is #reat vo.and eat all kinds o impurities. CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. No ot-er retribution is ne/essary.and deat. May t-ey a/"uire all Budd-ad-armas.is-% 06-en . May t-ey use listenin#% re/itin#% up-oldin#% in"uirin#% /ontemplatin# and /ondu/t as t-eir ladder in rea/-in# or ruitions.ay% . assortment o in inite merit% all . 1o not o/us on eart-% .it.els in t-e temple o #reat /-arity% t-e Budd-as.ay and make vo. T-ey /onsist o *& -allmarks and A' subsidiary /-ara/teristi/s% al.it.ay% pra/titioners . 9e eats e5/rement and mud.ill t-en see *''%''' @illion kinds o Budd-as in initely.ay. 4#noran/e is on its initial . At t-at time% t-ey .is t-e Bod-isattvas. various merits and virtues.isdom% all understandin#% all vie.% 0May all my blessin#s rom t-e past and present be dire/ted to t-e pursuit o Budd-a-ood. T-e 8our 8earlessnesses% t-e 8ive Eyes% t-e Ten Bo.-ere all Budd-as t-rou#-out t-e t-ree periods o time and in t-e ten dire/tions are be ore t-eir mind.3 8urt-ermore% to t-ink% 0All bein#s are so sad. T-ey .s.ill rea/.e t-ink to ourselves and . Al.s% and all virtue.and nadir.ould sentient bein#s seek any ot-er karma and not Budd-a-ood2 8or e5ample% t-e blind son o an elite amily alls into a lar#e and deep pit. 9is at-er pities -im and .it. T-e Budd-as possess t-ese various types o in inite merit% so . .坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.-ere else% #ently pull it ba/k so t-at it is mind ul o t-e bodies o t-e Budd-as. 8or e5ample% in t-e middle o a /lear sea stands t-e #olden kin# o mountains% Mt.s.ind% mountains% trees% #rass or plants.ers% t-e 1A Kni"ue 1-armas /an eliminate boundless su erin#s and res/ue bein#s . 4t is t-e same or t-e dire/tions sout-% .-o are a#in#% dyin#% or in ear so t-at t-ey enjoy nirvana t-at is /onstant and bliss ul.s abide in ea/.3 Bra/titioners t-ink% 0T-e s.ay out. 9avin# rea/-ed t-is samadhi% t-ey s-all be mind ul o t-e Budd-as. T-ese t-ree vo. T-e merits and virtues o all bodies o Budd-as are a.ear t-ree s-ields o vo.esome% .and every one o t-e in inite vo. 6is-in# to reali@e Budd-a-ood to save sentient bein#s% t-ey are mind ul in t-is .:like merits and virtues o t-e t. 7ike a -u#e ire bla@in# in t-e dark o t-e ni#-t or like a banner o seven je. +umeru.

eet de.in a di erent pla/e% t-e body .impurities2 Contemplate t-e kno.led#e o impurities /ome rom /auses and /onditions. 8o/us on /ontemplatin# in.-o a//ord . 6-y am 4 atta/-ed to su/. 0+in/e no sentient bein# is a.ard personal salvation2 04 s-all emulate t-e Bod-isattvas and pra/ti/e t-e /ontemplation o impurity% eliminate lust% trans orm sentient bein#s on a vast s/ale% and not dro.-o enters t-e #ranary .o open skin .-en t-ey /ontra/t ot-er e5ternal t-in#s% #ently pull t-em ba/k. 8urt-ermore% -avin# /ontemplated impurities and #ro. 6-en t-ou#-ts run out to e5ternal /onditions% pull t-em ba/k in.-ave more lust s-ould irst /ontemplate t-eir bodies.blood and les. At t-at time% t-ey s-ould brin# ort.e be like monkeys and rabbits t-at ear ridin# on . /an .ays. 8urt-ermore% 4 s-all study and seek all 1-armas. Iust like t. 6-y do ./leansed in t-at area and /on/entrate on t-e bones.ay and do not let it t-ink about e5ternals% #ently pull ba/k t-ou#-ts t-at run out to t-e e5ternals.#reat merit and virtue% -elp sentient bein#s make t-e t-ree vo.3 T-ose .n in my dis#ust based on t-e /ontemplation o impurity.s above.it.ater% -eat is t-e /omponent ire% movement is t-e /omponent .its nine apertures /onstantly drip impurities .it.e be/ome .n .ardly and do not let t-ou#-ts run out.ater and -en/e only -ead to. 9o.e a/"uire t-e marks o true d-arma. 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.it.eary o t-e /y/le o birt.it.o purity.een t-e eyebro.-ile t-e sa/ks /ontain e5/rement.it.ays /ontemplate in t-is .t-e mind. T-e *6 obje/ts su/. .-i/.it.14% &''1(11(') 4A .. 8urt-ermore% sentient bein#s o t-e 1esire Healm enjoy and are atta/-ed to impurities like do#s t-at eat /rap.o .my 1-arma s-ould pursue t-e marks o reality.-en .% veins% blood% liver% lun#s% intestines% stoma/-% stool% urine% tears and saliva /an be /ontemplated as impure in nine .t-e pat.is-in# to be/ome e5tin#uis-ed soon and enter nirvana.a /andle in -and% -e re/o#ni@es all t-e di erent types o beans% .and deat-% 4 s-all /ontemplate -o.restlers% i t-e pra/titioner de eats t-e mind% t-en it is tamed and stays put% .areness is t-e /omponent /ons/iousness.aters to its ountain-ead% .eary o t-e impurities in t-e body and seek nirvana2 Iust as an elep-ant rides on t-e .-o pra/ti/e t-e Bod-isattva pat.-i/.are neit-er permanent nor impermanent% neit-er pure nor impure.e be/ome e5tin/t and enter nirvana .is /alled t-e CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.#reat kindness and #reat /ompassion% . t-e pra/ti/e o purity is tied to t-e t-ree spots o t-e mindD t-e tip o t-e nose% bet. Abide in t-ese t-ree /onditions and en#a#e in a /onstant battle . 4 s-all save t-em so t-ey rea/. Gn/e o/used% t-ey #ro. marks o reality% .it.-eat and #rains.s and on t-e ore-ead.are or pure% -en/e developin# various o ense de ilements% 4 s-all li t t-em onto t-e #round o s.614 4 amon# t-e t-ree poisons% t-ose . 1o not let t-ou#-ts run to ot-er t-in#s% . 8urt-ermore% /ontemplate t-e si5 /omponents o t-e bodyD solidity is t-e /omponent eart-% moisture is t-e /omponent . Iust as someone .坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 Samadhi o Mind ulness o t-e Budd-as.eary o t-e troubles and seek to part . Also% just as t-e a bull is slau#-tered into si5 parts% t-e body% -ead and t-e our limbs are ea/.t-is body% .as bones% les-% skin% marro. Al.ind% aperture is t-e /omponent emptiness and a. 4 s-all o/us on one in/.

do so too or sout-% nort. T-e true si#ns o all d-armas are neit-er pure nor impure.3 6it.ays .sentient bein#s to a/"uire t-e bene its o t-is 1-arma.t-e truly pure 1-arma o nirvana% 4 s-all save sentient bein#s so t-ey attain true bliss.it.3 T-ose . 6it.eary.to -arm t-em pra/ti/e kindness so t-at t-eir enemies be/ome -appier2 Ans.t-e Bod-isattvas are kind% -o. Bra/ti/in# Bod-isattvas . 8irst dire/t it at t-ose dear to you t-en in turn dire/t it to your enemies.is. 1is/ipline t-e mind to pra/ti/e kindness and do not let it t-ink about e5ternal t-in#s.t-is samadhi% t-ey are kindly mind ul o all bein#s in t-e east so t-at t-ey attain t-e bliss o Budd-as.it. 4 s-all dili#ently /reate various merits and virtues% tea/-in# sentient bein#s so t-ey understand t-e emptiness o t-e marks o t-e body. 6-ile maintainin# t-is mindstate% /ontemplate all bein#s and see everyt-in# /learly as i all .est% t-e our intermediary dire/tions and above and belo. t-ere is neit-er s-uttin#:in nor leavin# t-e d-armas o /ontemplation. FuestionD +ometimes sentient bein#s e5perien/e various orms o su erin#.more t-ou#-ts o impurity% t-e mind #ro.-o abide in t-e samadhi o kindness and /ontemplate t-e true marks o all d-armas as pure% indestru/tible and immovable% . 4 4 .e. sometimes t-ey are in t-e -uman realm and sometimes t-ey are in t-e -ells.erD Kindness is a 1-arma o t-e mind and /omes rom t-e mind.14% &''1(11(') 4E . Gn/e o/used% you s-all make t-is vo. /an t-ese bein#s be/ome -appier2 CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.ere sympat-eti/ally mind ul o sentient bein#s% ..s . Kindness.and . /an people . T-is is /alled t-e Samadhi 1oor o Bod-isattvas.ere be ore you.is.o Bod-isattvas. 6-en t-ou#-ts #o out to di erent /onditions% #ently brin# t-em ba/k. 6it. Be mind ul o sentient bein#s in t-e east.er t-ou#-ts o purity% t-e mind develops atta/-ments.614 sin#leness o mind.eariness% t-en t-is empty set o skeleton stays ar a. FuestionD 9o. T-ose .erD 4t is easier to o/us on one dire/tion% and t-en /over all dire/tions in order. 4ndestru/tible and immovable% t-ey are /alled t-e true si#ns o all d-armas Nleavin# means en/ounterin# t-e d-armas o arhatsO.vast and boundless kindness and purity and .-o tend to be more -ate ul and an#ry s-all pra/ti/e kindness.-o pra/ti/e samadhi mindstates o kindness su/. ire t-at burns stron#ly /an dry moisture. T-e bones are merely /overed by skin and are a/tually an a//umulation o impurities. . 8or t-e sake o sentient bein#s% 4 s-all di erentiate t-e marks o t-ese various d-armas.ay rom nirvana and enters t-e t-ree evil realms. Bra/titioners do t-e same or bein#s t-rou#-out t-e ten dire/tions . +in/e t-e marks o 1-arma mani est% t-e true d-arma develops.it-out alterin# or distra/tin# t-eir mind.it-out resentment or -atred% see all bein#s be ore your eyes.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.enemies .% 06it. T-ou#.it.as t-ese are on t-e pat.-o al.#reat /ompassion based on . FuestionD 6-y are t-ey not mind ul o sentient bein#s t-rou#-out t-e ten dire/tions simultaneously2 Ans.

eet de.-o su er seem to -ave attained su/.e.erD Bra/titioners t-ink to t-emselves% 09avin# le t t-e -ouse-olders.isdom t-rou#. +omeone .erD +tudy t-e pre/epts so t-at t-ey are -eld purely% so t-at ait-:#oers rely on you and deli#-t in you. and in t-e uture pra/ti/e kindness to bene it all.-o /an pra/ti/e kindness dissolve and tame t-e multitude o evil so t-at all #ods and #ood spirits al. Bra/titioners /ontemplate% 0Creat individuals no.t-ey are p-ysi/ally dressed in dyed robes% t-eir minds s-ould not be dyed.it.it-out t-e 1-arma.er o t-e samadhi o kindness.t-e 1-arma and t-e po.it-out moderation% .er o t-e kindness samadhi /an make t-e mind untainted.it. Kindness is t-e 1-arma ladder t-at allo. so t-at various -eated a li/tions be/ome /ool kindness and joy. Amon# t-e valuables o 1-arma based on poverty and #oodness% kindness is a most superior #em.t-e tea/-in#s o t-e Budd-a. 4 CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. t-at .s us to /limb onto t-e plat orm o liberation.t-e 1-arma like me is ree o a li/tions be/ause 4 a//ord . Enjoy bein# in "uiet pla/es and never be la5. T-is is /alled #reat kindness. 1o not a/t .it. /an t-ey stren#t-en it2 Ans.-i/.ords and keep "uiet.s-attered d-armas.it.t-e 1-arma in t-e midst o multitudes .ill not -ave entered t-is pat.ay.alkin#% standin# and re/linin#.614 Ans.orld .erD 8irst emulate t-e traits o -appiness o -appy people so t-at t-ose . 1o not abandon /ontemplation in t-e irst part or t-e latter parts o t-e ni#-t. +ave on petty . Iust as t-e Budd-a said% 0+omeone e5tremely -ot s-ould enter t-e /ool pool o joy.na samadhis and . T-e po.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. T-ose . li e and t-e se/ular . 8urt-ermore% s-are .orld% 4 s-ould pra/ti/e kindness.3 8urt-ermore% t-ey t-ink% 0Beople . Bra/ti/in# kindness is to a//ord .it.-ile sittin#% . T-ese are kind a/ts t-at bene it.ays a//ompany and support t-em. FuestionD 9o. 4 am someone .all people t-e joy o Budd-a-ood and nirvana.-o leaps over t-e t-ree evil realms.it. Kindness is t-e stallion t-at /arries us into nirvana.and deat-.t-e sin#le:pointedness o mind. 8urt-ermore% t-ou#.-o -ave rea/-ed t-e Samadhi o Kindness avoid losin# it% in a/t% -o. t-e time and messa#e . desires and pra/ti/e /omplyin# .it.t-em. 4 am also blessed and aided.and re/eived o erin#s in vain.14% &''1(11(') )' . Kindness is t-e 1-arma medi/ine t-at dissolves resentment and unties t-e knots o venom. Adjust -eat and /old so t-at t-ey do not be/ome bot-ersome. FuestionD 6-at bene its are t-ere to pra/ti/in# t-e Samadhi o Kindness2 Ans. Kindness is t-e bold #eneral .s us to /ross t-e sea o birt.-appiness. 6-en a li/tions burn t-e mind% kindness /an e5tin#uis.ay t-ey . Kindness is t-e 1-arma boat t-at allo. just as de eated #enerals are ri#-tened% see all t-eir enemies as /oura#eous kni#-ts.leads to ati#ue and e5treme su erin#.3 8urt-ermore% don t-e s-ield o #reat kindness to s-elter a#ainst t-e arro. Be /ontent . Hestrain t-e body and eat little and redu/e -arm ul sleep.s o a li/tion. +tudy t-e various dhy.it. Alon# t-e journey to nirvana% kindness is t-e sustenan/e or t-e .-o believe in #enerosity s-ould pra/ti/e bene ittin# ot-ers as t-e Budd-a said. /an pra/titioners .kind tea/-in#s. Kno. 08urt-ermore% 4 pra/ti/e kindness in a .3 Bod-isattvas pra/ti/e and -ead or t-e door o s.

T-e Kin# .it.0no a inities.evil .re#ard to merit and de/ip-ers .it. and #ave up t-e s-ootin#.a inities in t-e 1-arma.as e5tremely ri#-tened. it /an /onstru/t a mansion o .it.ard t-ree /ate#ories o individualsD a inities . T-e se/ond arro. T-e ive types o evil spee/-D untimely spee/-% untrut.-o -ave not yet be/ome enli#-tened are t-ose .and various doors o . 7et us talk to ea/.it.ill -ead strai#-t or your -eart.isdom .s t-em to stay in pla/es apart rom desire% eliminates enemies and t-e roots o /ontention% invites praise rom all Budd-as and respe/t rom .ives% one named 4n/omparable% t-e ot-er named +yamavati.% it ell to -er eet. !rhats and Pratyekabuddhas are t-ose .ise individuals% lets t-em up-old t-e pure pre/epts% develops t-eir .isdom% and o ers en/ounters .it.it.storerooms o sin/erity and ait. <Kind individuals= /annot be a e/ted by t-e ive types o evil spee/. 9eavens% allo.3 T-e kin# . A kind response /an tame /urses% -umiliations and unkindness.it. T-ose .it. Kindness is t-e /ream o t-e /rop .3 At t-at time% +yamavati enters t-e Kindness Samadhi so t-at .kindness and sympat-y% 4 s-all do t-e same.-olesome 1-armas.3 T-is is CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.-at /ouples are meant to do. T-ose .坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. Iust as Kin# Kdan stated . must be re errin# to -o. 9e asked% 06-at kind o ma#i/ do you -ave23 +-e ans.and /annot be -armed by all venomous -arm.614 s-all pra/ti/e kindness to repay su/.-o aim to return evil .one by one usin# )'' arro.it.li e% a inities . 8urt-ermore% t-e po. +yamavati told t-e kin#% 0+top. 4 am a dis/iple o t-e Budd-a .o t-e Budd-as.ul spee/-% unbene i/ial spee/-% unkind spee/-% and -ars. 8or e5ample% a small pyre /annot -eat up t-e #reat o/ean Nbelo.it. 9e . 4n/omparable slanders +yamavati .3 8urt-ermore% t-ey t-ink% 0Creatly $irtuous Gnes /onsider it joy ul to re#ard all bein#s .it.s li e eliminates all evils. 4t is t-e true and proper pat. Bra/ti/e kindness and blessin#s by re#ardin# all .-o -as )'' subordinates.er o kindness /an make all be/ome joyous% t-eir bodies apart rom -eated a li/tions and illed .er o leavin# t-e -ouse-older. T-e kin# .kindness.it. 8urt-ermore% kindness o ers .an arro. 4t is t-e /ause and root o . 4 you release t-at arro.it.is-ed to s-oot t-em to deat.ealtand nobility.spee/-.-o entered t-e Kindness Samadhi.an apadana in t-e :apilavastu SutraD 9e -ad t.n t-e bo. T-e mi#-ty po.% it .as s/ared and t-re.3 To repay kindness is to be mind ul o sentient bein#s so t-ey reali@e t-e bliss o Budd-a-ood and nirvana. returned to t-e eet o t-e kin#. do.-at leads to reputation and t-e /ore to respe/t and ear on t-e part o ot-ers.bene i/ial 1-armas.3 A brie e5planation o t-e Kindness Samadhi may be applied to.ot-er as t-at is .a inities or li e.pea/e to repay t-eir kindness. Kindness is .-olesome bene its% ends -atred% opens t-e door o reputation% is t-e /ause or ine ields rom donors and rebirt.s.anted to s-oot a#ain.-o are #ood people.ered% 04 do not -ave any ma#i/.t-e 1-arma and no a inities.it.o .ill e5perien/e t-e -arm. +yamavati told all -er subordinates% 0+tand be-ind me.14% &''1(11(') )1 . Kin# Kdan released )'' s-otsO. Kindness /an /olle/t joy and develop dili#en/e. All Budd-as and 6orld 9onored Gnes are t-ose /alled% .-en t-e kin# s-ot -er .t-e bliss o re res-in# /oolness.in t-e "rahm.

/omes be ore and a ter. 6-at does it mean by a/tivity2 T-ere are t-ree types o a/tivitiesD a/tivities o t-e body% spee/. o ense d-armas or d-armas o no o ense. 4t does not kno. d-armas o out lo. near or d-armas to stay a. 4t does not kno../ease to be. su erin#% -abits% endin#% and t-e . t-e Budd-a% t-e 1-arma% and t-e +an#-a. inside% outside% or inside and out. 4t does not kno.and mind. 4t does not kno. and a/tivity results rom t-e /ondition o i#noran/e.it-in and delusions about sentient bein#s t-at are s-attered .elve Means t-at s-atter t-e t. 4t does not kno.elve2 4#noran/e does kno. /ons/iousness /eases to be be/ause name and orm /ease to be. o enses% blessin#s% or o enses and blessin#s. d-armas o t-e past% present or uture.o types o delusionsD sel delusion t-at is s-attered . /ause% /ondition% or /auses and /onditions.3 8o/us and t-inkD birt. t-e e5it and -o.result due to /onditions. love results rom t-e /ondition o eelin#s.isdom% rom seein# are /alled i#noran/e.3 8o/us and t-ink% 0Birt-% old a#e% si/kness and deat. #raspin# /eases to be be/ause e5isten/e /eases to be. 4t does not kno. d-armas to dra. 4t does not kno. eelin#s /ease to be be/ause love /eases to be. /ons/iousness results rom t-e /ondition o a/tivity.orldly d-arma or trans/endental d-arma. 4t does not kno. t-e si5 entran/es result rom t-e /ondition o name and orm. to be/ome liberated. t-e si5 entran/es /ease to be be/ause /onta/t /eases to be.een /auses and /onditions. .ay. 4t does not kno. T-ese various types o dark i#noran/e t-at prevent us rom kno. Bra/ti/in# Bod-isattvas .-i/. or non:out lo. 6-at does it mean by a/tivities o t-e body2 4n-alin# and CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. love /eases to be be/ause #raspin# /eases to be. t-e d-arma o t-e si5 /onta/ts. #oodness% t-e absen/e o #oodness% or #oodness and t-e absen/e o #oodness.it-out. 8o/us and t-inkD birt.bet. 4t does not kno.results rom t-e /ondition o e5isten/e. name and orm result rom t-e /ondition o /ons/iousness.-o tend to be more deluded amon# t-e t-ree poisons s-all /ontemplate t-e T. 4t does not kno. 6-y are t-ere t. 4 s-all urt-er /ontemplate rom . bla/k or . #raspin# results rom t-e /ondition o love. eelin#s result rom t-e /ondition o /onta/t. karma% retribution or karmi/ retribution. to distin#uis. 4#noran/e /onditions a/tivity. e5isten/e /eases to be be/ause birt.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. and delusion /eases to be be/ause a/tivity /eases to be. 4t does not kno. 4t does not kno. 4t does not kno. /onta/t results rom t-e /ondition o t-e si5 entran/es. Contemplate t-is% 0+entient bein#s and 4 bot./eases to be.in#% rom .-ite d-armas.-at /omes a ter% and bott-at . 4t does not kno.e5perien/e -ards-ip% /onstantly be/omin# born% /onstantly a#in#% /onstantly #ettin# si/k% /onstantly dyin#% /onstantly be/omin# e5tin/t and /onstantly e5itin#. +entient bein#s are pat-eti/ and do not kno.-i/. e5isten/e results rom t-e /ondition o #raspin#.614 a brie e5planation o t-e pra/ti/e o t-e Kindness Samadhi. 4t does not kno. name and orm /ease to be be/ause t-e si5 entran/es /ease to be. /onta/t /eases to be be/ause eelin#s /ease to be./eases to be be/ause old a#e and deat./onditions are t-ey born.-at /omes be ore% .ay rom. t-e d-arma o true /erti i/ation. about .14% &''1(11(') )& .

-olesome d-armas2 6-at is una e/ted /ondu/t2 T-e 8ourt. T-at . Bain /omes rom eelin#.is moist and .is li#-t and movin# is .people in t-e .ater.#ives rise to eye /ons/iousness.ater% ire and . t-ere ore it is /alled a/tivities o t-e mind.it. T-e same applies on up to /onta/t t-rou#.-olesome /ondu/t2 All .-i/. T-ere ore it is best to say t-at eelin#s and t-ou#-ts are still trouble or t-ose .-o -ave le t t-e -ouse-older.-i/.are and /ontemplate be ore speakin#. T-e si5 entran/es /ondition /onta/t. t-ere ore t-ey are /alled a/tivities o t-e body.-i/. and t-e /ondu/t o .-olesome /ondu/t% un. Name and orm /ondition t-e si5 entran/es. Conta/t /onditions eelin#.it.14% &''1(11(') )* .t-e mind.-olesome /ondu/ts in t-e 1esire Healm are also t-e t-ird #round in t-e 8orm Healm. in t-e 8ormless Healm are /alled a/tivities.it.-i/. 6-at is t-e eelin# o su erin#2 A servant o -atred.it. Gt-er orms /an be seen.t-e eye2 T-e eyes /ondition orm% . 6-at is eelin#2 T-e t-ree types o eelin# are t-e eelin#s o joy% su erin# and neutrality. T-ese are /alled t-e +i5 Types o Cons/iousness. 6-y is t-ere a.-i/.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. 6-at does it mean by a/tivities o t-e mind Npain re ers to t-e t-ree types o pain to . T-ese are /alled t-e si5 entran/es.ind.t-e mind. A/tivities /ondition /ons/iousness. 4 t-ere is no a. 8urt-ermore% t-e eelin# o joy CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. 6-y2 T-ese are p-ysi/al 1-arma pra/ti/es.et is .out lo. 4t is /onne/ted to t-e mind. T-at .614 e5-alin# are a/tivities o t-e body.is solid and -eavy is eart-. Cons/iousness /onditions name and orm. 6-at is /onta/t .-i/. T-ere is none in t-e upper realms. 6-at is un. 6-at is t-e eelin# o joy2 A servant o love.areness and /ontemplation% t-ere is no talkin#. T-e /ombination o t-ese t-ree is .it. 8urt-ermore% t-e 1esire Healm is tied to a/tivities% t-e 8orm Healm is tied to a/tivities% and t-e 8ormless Healm is tied to a/tivities.-olesome /ondu/t .s . T-e /ombination o name and orm are /alled name and orm.#hy. eelin# is elt dependin# on t-e joys and su erin# in a realm.-olesome /ondu/t2 All un. 6-at does it mean by orm2 T-e our elements and t-e /omposition o all orm are /alled orm. 6-at is eart-2 T-at . Moreover% t-ere are . T-is is /alled a/tivities o spee/-. 6-at are t-e our elements2 Eart-% .out lo.t-e eye to /onta/t t-rou#.-olesome samadhi .s li eO2 T-ou#-t re#ardin# pain is a d-arma o t-e mind.-at is /alled /onta/t . 1ualities and non:dualities are /alled t-e /ompositions o orm.-olesome /ondu/t and una e/ted /ondu/t.areness and /ontemplation o t-e a/tivities o spee/-2 4t is be/ause t-ey are a. 6-at does it mean by name2 T-e our divisions o pain% t-ou#-ts% a/tivities and /ons/iousness in t-e 8ormless Healm are /alled name.ind. T-at .na. 6-at is . 6-at does it mean by /ons/iousness2 T-e si5 types o realms o /ons/iousness ran#e rom t-e eye /ons/iousness to t-e mind /ons/iousness.orld are atta/-ed.t-e eyes. 6-at is t-e eelin# o neutrality2 A servant o delusion. 6-at is /onta/t2 T-e si5 realms o /onta/t ran#e rom /onta/t . 6-at are t-e si5 entran/es2 T-e inner si5 entran/es ran#e rom t-e inner entran/e o t-e eye to t-e inner entran/e o t-e mind.is -ot is ire.

/onditions old a#e and deat-.-i/.elve Causal 7inks bein# born rom t-e t-ree periods o time% past% present and uture. T-is is appli/able to old a#e and deat. 6-at is e5isten/e2 T-e t-ree types o e5isten/e are t-e e5isten/e o desire% t-e e5isten/e o orm and t-e e5isten/e o ormlessness.buds% seeds do not kno. Birt.and ot-ers. t-at t-ey /ome rom t-e buds . But or t-e /ondition o i#noran/e% a/tivities /ome ort-. t-at t-e sel /omes rom t-e e5isten/e o delusion.karma.o t-e T. t-at t-ey /ome rom t-e seeds eit-er.t-ere is no sel % t-e si5 emotions /reate t-e /auses% t-e si5 sense obje/ts /reate CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.erD Alt-ou#.alk .14% &''1(11(') )4 . 7ike seeds t-at develop into ve#etation t-rou#. in t-e Avi/i on up to t-e 9eaven o Gt-ers. T-e Bod-isattvas /ontemplate t-e T. 6-at is deat-2 All bein#s every.t-e skandha o eelin#% bein#s a/"uire up-oldin#% enterin# and li e% . 8irst a#e t-en dyin#.% #raspin# o pre/epts% #raspin# o t-e sel % and #raspin# o lan#ua#e.-ere retreat% all% plummet and be/ome e5tin/t.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.are /alled birt-.614 produ/es joy% . T-ey die and lose t-eir li e% . ea/. T-in#s do not /ome rom t-e -eavens% -umans and ot-er deviant /onditions.elve Causal 7inks . T-e eelin# o su erin# produ/es su erin#% .elve Causal 7inks as . 1elusion does not kno. Trans ormation o Ease are /alled t-e e5isten/e o desire.-ile buds do not kno. Contemplate t-e T. T-e eelin# o neutrality is neit-er a. 6it.-en joy abides% su erin# e5tin#uis-es.n belo. Craspin# /onditions e5isten/e.it.a /ane. E5isten/e /onditions birt-. 6-at is birt-2 $arious sentient bein#s are born rom various pla/es.een mind and d-arma% also produ/in# love.een t-e eyes and orm produ/es love and on up to /onta/t bet.it.orld /an avoid tou/-in# /auses and /onditions. a/tivities do not kno.ere no sel % no -ost and no a/tion% .-en su erin# abides% joy e5tin#uis-es. Iust as ve#etation outside -as no -ost% t-e sel only e5ists due to /al/ulations based on perverted vie. 6-en t-e mind /onditions e5ternals% it is #ently brou#-t ba/k.are o su erin# nor joy.n belo. 6-at is #raspin#2 Craspin# o desire% #raspin# o vie. FuestionD 4 t-ere . 4t /an brin# ort.re#ard to t-e T.is /alled deat-. 6-at is love2 Conta/t bet.-i/.rinklin# o skin% t-e ripenin# o t-e senses% t-e breakin# o t-e senses% and t-e /-okin# o breat-% t-e body -un/-es so t-at bein#s . Healm do.elve Causal 7inks are empty and t-ere is no -ost.-i/. 7ove /onditions #raspin#. 6-at is deat-2 T-e allin# o teet-% t-e #rayin# o -air% t-e .it-out a -ost and a sel . 4 Bod-isattvas abide in t-e mind% t-ey s-ould /ontemplate t-at t-e T. 8rom do.elve Causal 7inks% not-in# in t-e .-y are leavin# and /omin# e5plained as dyin# -ere and be/omin# born t-ere2 Ans. 6it. 6-at is t-e e5isten/e o ormlessness2 8rom spa/e and on up to t-e spa/e o neit-er t-ou#-t nor no t-ou#-t is /alled t-e e5isten/e o ormlessness.is /alled a#in#. Contemplate and kno. t-at t-e sel /reates t-e a/tivities.an una e/ted mind t-at is tied to one t-ou#-t and does not t-ink about t-e e5ternals. -en/e t-e name old a#e and deat-. on up to t-e !kaniṣṭha 9eaven are /alled t-e e5isten/e o orm. T-e skandha body .s. 6-at is t-e e5isten/e o orm2 8rom t-e "rahm. 8eelin# /onditions love.it-ers% .

T-e 8ive Skandhas are t-e same. t-ey a/"uire uture lives. CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.ramit. is e5ists.-i/. T-e seeds are not t-e sprouts and did not /ome ort..elve Causal 7inks . t-e T.are o all karma.na says t-at all d-armas are empty and devoid o si#ns% .it. t-at /ompletion is t-e pat-. 8urt-ermore% t-e Budd-a talks about t-e 8our Berversions.rom t-e /ausal links just as t-e #rains /ome ort.s dryin# t-e /o. 4t is not t-at t-ese ive skandhas #o to uture lives or t-at t-ese ive skandhas -ere are not le t be-ind to attain t-e ive skandhas in uture lives. but . dun# led to t-eir e5pedient union% -en/e ire o//urs.t-e /auses and /onditions o seasons% it be/omes /omplete . t-at it is aut-enti/ and is de/eived by ot-ers.n.ere untrue2 4 it says emptiness t-at does not /ome into bein# nor /ease to be is a si#n o reality% t-en it s-ould not say it is o no si#n. 6-at you say earlier and later are in/onsistent.614 t-e /onditions and in t-eir midst /ome t-e si5 /ons/iousnesses. t-at love and ot-er /auses e5ist. At t-at time% Bod-isattvas be/ome #reatly /ompassionate% 04 s-all be/ome a Budd-a to trans orm sentient bein#s .14% &''1(11(') )) . E5ternally t-ey see all t-in#s . T-e a/tivities and /onse"uen/es o #ood and evil are just so too. T-ese t-ree items /ombine so /onta/t o//urs and t-ou#-ts are a.ns a pri/eless #em but does not kno.2 Ans.-o o. T-ey are neit-er di erent nor one. E5istent% it is t-en #one.ers and ruits earlier.3 FuestionD Iust as t-e +ah.p. kno..t-e our kinds o . All bein#s see impermanen/e% .be /onstant2 8irst t-ere . t-ere is not-in# .lo. T-ere ore leavin# and /omin# are e5plained as dyin# -ere and be/omin# born t-ere.erD 4 t-e +ah.na PrajE. Kno.t-e proper and true 1-arma so t-at t-ey see t-e proper pat-. T-e 8ive Skandhas /ome ort. 8or e5ample% a tree did not -ave any bran/-es% leaves% lo.-y does it say impermanen/e% su erin#% emptiness and ot-ers .rom anyt-in# ot-er t-an sprouts.ers and leaves.and birt.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. 6-y do /auses and /onditions /ome ort-2 T-ere are no permanent /auses and no permanent /onditions% so -o.3 6-at does it mean to /all impermanen/e and ot-er /ontemplations t-e proper vie.3 Kno. 8or instan/e% t-e /ause o t-e sun.y.rom sprouts. T-ere ore t-e 8ive Skandhas /ome into bein# and t-e 8ive Skandhas emer#e in uture lives. says% 0All d-armas do not /ome into bein# nor /ease to be. su erin# and emptiness is . T-e seeds de#enerate t-ere ore t-ey are neit-er /onstant nor one.is just so too.isdom is t-e pat.as none% no.it. T-is is also -o. T-at one si#n is no si#n% .it.it-er. T-ere is /onstant perversion in impermanen/e makes some sense. Bra/titioners say% 0T-e 1-arma is impermanent.y. T-e sprouts% bran/-es% leaves and ot-ers /ome into bein# t-ere ore do not sever and are no di erent.-i/.-atsoever ot-er t-an emptiness. and kno.o proper vie. T-e /ontinuity o deat./ontains old a#e% si/kness and deat-.s love or t-e pearl and t-e sun. /an t-e ruits t-at /ome ort.it. All /onditioned t-in#s are impermanent.it-out a sel . t-at e5tin/tion o /auses is /ompletion.is /alled t-e proper vie. 9en/e . /omin# into bein# and /easin# o//ur on t-eir o.e talk about impermanen/e bein# unreal. +entient bein#s are de/eived by entan#led atta/-ments like someone .

6-y2 !ou say t-ere is no d-arma% t-en you say bot.arm up% or t-e .ords do not /orrespond .-o do not see stare at t-e in#er and are lost .ay% . +imilarly% i atta/-ments to impermanent d-armas s-ould be s-attered be/ause t-ey are unreal% t-en . !ou urt-er be/ome atta/-ed to .-o /an make it so it is not a /ause2 T-e end o su erin# is true endin#% .o t-e .坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.-at is t-ere to s-atter . T-ose .led#e and vie.o 1ivisions o Cause and E e/tD t-e T.it.it. T-e various true marks in t-e Ma-MyMna 1-arma /annot be s-attered be/ause t-ere is no doer.14% &''1(11(') )6 .on t-e irst or se/ond day% people . T-ose . Iust as poison is antidote or ot-er poisons. 4 it /an be s-attered or /reated% t-en it is not t-e Ma-MyMna.614 FuestionD 4 do not say t-at permanen/e is real and impermanen/e is unreal. Iust as medi/ine% on/e taken to eliminate si/kness% is #one too.ay.o is to be /ompletely perverted.elve Causal 7inks o Cause is t-e trut. 6-y2 T-e Budd-a said% 0Bot.-o do not see.elve Causal 7inks and t-e T.ill never be altered. moon is very tiny . All are empty and none5istent% t-ere ore <t-at d-arma= is real and not perverted. t-e in#er is not t-e moon.are perverted.-o /an make it not t-e .o su erin# is named% t-e rest o t-e CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.elve Causal 7inks o E e/t is t-e trut.re#ard to t-e sel t-at does not a//ept t-e d-arma o impermanen/e2 T-e Budd-a said% 0+u erin# is t-e t-e real su erin# e5plained in t-e 8our Noble Trut-s. Iust as t-e ne.-o /an make it not end2 T-e end o t-e . To be atta/-ed to t-ese t.ay2 Iust as t-e sun may /ool% t-e moon may . 6ords and sounds are not t-e marks o reality% but are borro.-y only stare at my in#er% t-e in#er is t-e /ondition or t-e moon.3 Ans. 4 say t-at botpermanen/e and impermanen/e are unreal.t-e 1-arma. T-e perversion o e5isten/e bein# /onstant is s-attered% t-ere ore /ontemplate impermanen/e.er o impermanen/e /an s-atter permanent e5isten/e. !ou /annot understand t-e Ma-MyMna 1-arma be/ause you are atta/-ed to .ind may stop movin#% t-e 8our Noble Trut-s . 6-y2 T-e po.s% /ontemplate t-e /ombination o t-e T.-o understand say% 08ool% . T-e our types o /ontemplation on /ause areD /olle/tion% /ause% /ondition% and produ/tion. t-at t-e medi/ine is .o /easin#% and seein# t-at /ause and e e/t /ease is t-e trut.#ood vision see and point it out to t-ose .it.onder ul in its ability to alleviate si/knesses. 6e s-ould kno.ay.ay is t-e true .erD !our . T-ere are our types o /ontemplation on e e/tD impermanen/e% su erin#% emptiness and no sel . 4 4 s-atter e5isten/e and are /onstantly atta/-ed to impermanen/e% my d-arma s-ould be s-attered and t-e sel is not real. FuestionD T-ere are our types o e e/t% but only t-e trut. 4 you pra/ti/e and a/"uire su/.o su erin#% t-e T.permanen/e and impermanen/e in emptiness /annot be attained.3 !ou are t-e same .o pra/ti/e% t-e /easin# o /ause is t-e trut.ords and sounds and are o//luded as ar as true marks.proper kno.itre#ard to t-e moon.-en it /omes ort. 4 t-e medi/ine does not disappear% t-en medi/ine be/omes a si/kness later.ed to e5press true prin/iples.ords and sounds.3 6-o /an make you -appy2 T-e /ause o su erin# is a true /ause% .

are CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. To not or#et to /on/entrate on bein# mind ul is /alled t-e root o mind ulness.it.een impermanen/e and ot-er a. T-is is /alled proper a. Bart . Eliminate deviant liveli-ood and #at-er:in t-e our kinds o deviant .it.erD 4 .is-es to /ommit sui/ide .areness. is su erin# di erent so t-at it is t-e only one amon# t-e t-ree t-at .one.ill say t-at t-e trut-s o emptiness and no sel are also aultless. To o/us on dili#ently pursuin# t-e .is #rasped.talks about .ay is proper e5pedien/e. To /on/entrate t-e mind on one obje/t and not let it be/ome s/attered is /alled t-e root o samadhi.e talk about t-e trut. FuestionD 9o.a kni e but treat a t-ie .erD 4t is not about .o no sel .isdom% mind ulness% /on/entration and ot-ers% ..areness is like t-e kin# ollo. To dili#ently /ontemplate in t-is .-i/.-y are t-e roots and t-e po.-i/.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. Ans. Broper a.it-out bein# s/attered is /alled proper mind ulness. 4mpermanen/e is di erent.erD +u erin# is somet-in# t-at all sentient bein#s detest and are .614 trut-s are not named.as named2 Ans.is-in# to a/"uire su erin# and .arenesses are /alled roots o .is /alled proper vie.14% &''1(11(') )? .o su erin# and t-e trut. +u erin# is t-e oremost problem and joy is t-e oremost bene it.isdom% t-ere is no doubt or re#ret% .it-out bein# a e/ted is /alled proper /on/entration.ords.erD Kpon enterin# t-e pra/ti/e% pra/titioners initially attain some minor bene it% .t-e our ot-er types o deviant .ay.-o% oppressed by su erin#% t-ink o impermanen/e and su ers . T-ere may be people .it-out desire.-i/. 8urt-ermore% i you say t-e trut.isdom.o impermanen/e is aultless% you .itbitter medi/ine and a/upun/ture2 Ans. 9en/e t-e Budd-a only named t-e truto su erin# amon# t-e divisions o e e/t. Bein#s ear deat.t-e ot-er orms o deviant liveli-ood is /alled proper liveli-ood. Contemplatin# and di erentiatin# bet.ers repeated2 Ans.ers.ords.ords and #at-er:in t-e our kinds o proper .o impermanen/e and you doubt it% you . FuestionD 4s it not su erin# i someone .ay is /alled t-e root o vi#or. 8o/us on t-is and truly believe it . T-is is /alled development leadin# to po.be/ause deat.is-in# to preserve bliss. Gn/e bein#s understand t-e 8our Noble Trut-s and its true . 4 t-e trut-s about impermanen/e% su erin#% emptiness and no sel .ed by seven servants% . Contemplate t-ese and t-ere are various bene its. it is not t-at t-e trut-s o impermanen/e% emptiness and no sel are none5istent. T-ere ore by leavin# true su erin# is to a/"uire -appiness.it-out bein# a e/ted is /alled t-e root o ait-. Eliminate deviant liveli-ood and #at-er:in t-e t-ree karmas o t-e body. FuestionD T-e Ei#-t old Broper Bat. To /ontemplate .are /alled t-e trut.er.o t-e .ill doubt t-e trut.ould be repeated. T-ere ore t-e our are e5plained .ere e5plained% t-ey . +entient bein#s are a raid o it. eliminate t-e t-ree ot-er types o deviant karmas is /alled proper karma. T-e same di i/ulty applies.it. T-ese are /alled t-e 8ive Bo.eary o . Bart . To o/us .it.

akenin#.led#e o t-e true marks o all d-armas.to be more dili#ent and enter t-e irst door o /on/entration and .ere not produ/ed and t-e met-ods o t-e mind rom t-e past .ind% t-en t-e element is /alled t-e eart. Alt-ou#.o t-e *? Means /ontains all means.o% t-e pro ound kno.elve Causal 7inks% t-e 8our Noble Trut-s% Abidin# in t-e 8our Mind ulnesses% 8our Broper 1ili#en/es% 8our +piritual 8ul illments% t-e 8ive Hoots% t-e 8ive Bo. 6-y are t-ere /auses and /onditions2 4 d-armas .a/"uired its name a//ordin# to t-e a/tivity o #at-erin#:in t-e mind% .o t-e .-i/. All met-ods o t-e mind /ome ort. 4nitial entry into non:out lo. T-e 8ive Causes are /auses and /onditions.to enter t-e pro ound /ontemplation o t-e T. Kpon initial entry onto t-e pat-% /ontemplate .and less o .is not true2 4 s-all ponder t-is sin/e 4 . T-e remainder o past and present mindstates /onsists o t-e met-ods o t-e mind. 6-y do 4 ollo.3 8urt-ermore% ponder t-ese our /onditionsD /ausal /onditions% se"uential /onditions% /onditioned /onditions and en-an/ed /onditions.ay% t-ey a/"uire t-e lavor o . 4n t-is . Iust as Abidin# in t-e 8our Mind ulnesses /ontains t-e 8our Broper 1ili#en/es% t-e 8our +piritual 8ul illments% t-e 8ive Hoots% t-e 8ive Bo.ay% 4 s-ould not #rasp it or /erti y to it.in t-e midst o /auses and /onditions eit-er.ers.are /alled t-e 8our Broper 1ili#en/es.o /ontemplation is /alled t-e +even T-ou#-ts on A.e s-ould not say t-at d-armas /ome rom /auses and /onditions. t-at . 4 -ave not entered nirvana due to t-e po.o t-e 8our Elements /ontains t-e our elements% t-e term is based on t-e majority o t-e /omposition.-i/. Bonder urt-er% 04 t-e e5planation is t-at d-armas irst /ome rom /auses and /onditions t-en .ers% t-e +even A.in t-is .akenin#s% t-e Ei#-t old Broper Bat.rom /auses and /onditions.ater% ire% and .are /alled t-e Ei#-t old Broper Bat-. 4 not% t-en .it.ater% ire and .is /alled Abidin# in t-e 8our Mind ulnesses.ere more elements o eart.er o t. 4 t-ere .element.it.-et-er it /omes earlier or later% less or more% its /ondu/t% level and /onditions.is-in# to abandon sentient bein#s.ay are merit and virtue% . Entry onto t-e pat.-i/. Brodu/tion /ontains -al a void s-ould not /ome rom /auses and /onditions eit-er. o dili#ently pursuin# Budd-a-ood.akenin#s% and t-e Ei#-t old Broper Bat. /an se"uential /onditions be CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.elve Causal 7inks and kno.e s-ould not say t-ey /ome ort.-i/. T. Iust as ea/.ind too.-olesome d-armas rom t-e our types o dili#en/e% . At t-at time% /ontemplate and t-ink% 04 understand t-at in /ontemplatin# and kno.-at t-e 1-arma o /ausal links is all about.is. . 8urt-ermore% save sentient bein#s .ers% t-e +even A.t-ese 1-armas so t-at t-ey /on/entrate on t-e vo.ay% t-ey are at pea/e.614 /alled t-e roots at t-at time./alled t-e 8our Mind ulnesses% 8our Broper 1ili#en/es% 8our +piritual 8ul illments% t-e 8ive Hoots et/.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. T-is .a o/used mind t-e pain o t-e body% . and t-e seein# o t-e trut.% ea/.14% &''1(11(') )A .o t-in#s. T-is applies to t-e elements o . Conditional /onditions and en-an/ed /onditions /ondition all d-armas.is. Gne is #reat /ompassion% not .ere lost% -o.and ot-ers. Eliminate t-e inal mindstate o past and present arhats. 8ive items stren#t-en t-em% . +imilarly% ea/.-i/.in# t-is .isdom is /alled t-e 8our +piritual 8ul illments. T-ese are se"uential /onditions. Contemplatin# t-e T.are /alled t-e po.

Bonderin# in t-is .n.614 done2 4 . t-at sentient bein#s are de/eived and tied to su erin# and problems but easy to save.elve Causal 7inks and t-at i#noran/e /onditions a/tivities. 4#noran/e is too. T-ey s-ould not .are none5istent. 4 /auses and /onditions . E e/t belon#s to /auses and /onditions and mani ests rom t-e perip-eries o /auses and /onditions./onditions old a#e and deat-. 1edu/e one step at a time and kno. 4t is neit-er in t-e east% . 6-at is t-ere or i#noran/e to rely upon and abide in2 4 it relies on t-e devian/es o t-e eyes% orm% or devian/es in /ons/iousness% it s-ould not abide in t-e eyes.be/ause o anot-er% t-is e5planation is not so. 1elusion is i#noran/e.est% nort-% sout-% t-e our intermediary dire/tions% @enit.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.ere indeed .onder ul d-armas amon# t-e Budd-ad-arma% .t-e .erD 8irst% 4 must provide an ans. T-is is t-ere ore not an e e/t. 6-y does i#noran/e /ondition a/tivities2 Iust as spa/e neit-er /omes into bein# nor /eases to be% neit-er e5ists nor ends% and its in-erent nature is undamentally pure.it.ere true marks to all d-armas% bein#s .een.-y is nirvana a /onditional /ondition2 4 all d-armas . T-is is so too or ea/. 4 it is di i/ult% t-en all t-e more s-ould 4 respond.i#noran/e% so .it. 4t does not /ome orm past lives and does not abide in uture lives. 4 t-ere .or nadir.turns into understandin# .ere distin/t% . 6-y does t-is e e/t t-at belon#s to ot-er /auses and /onditions stand on its o. T-e /auses and /onditions do not stand alone but belon# to ot-er /auses and /onditions.-i/.ould be di i/ult to save.-en /ombined in one pla/e% t-eir e e/t is indeed unobtainable.ays be deluded.ere to depend on /ons/iousness% /ons/iousness is devoid o orm% duality% /onta/t% division or lo/ation.er.p.-at do t-ey -ave to do .ere no e e/t in t-e midst o /auses and /onditions at irst but it mani ests% t-en .14% &''1(11(') )E . 4t is more di i/ult to provide no response.rom /auses and /onditions or t-e e5isten/e o non:/auses and non: /onditions.ay . T-e Budd-a said t-e eyes #ive rise to deviant t-ou#-ts% be/ause orm /onditions t-e ed#e o delusion.elve Causal 7inks in t-is . 4 t-ey depend on orm% t-ey s-ould not . 6-y do you say t-ere is no /ause and e e/t2 Ans.it.-en /-an#ed. Bod-isattvas /ontemplate t-e T.ait or orm but s-ould al. T-e nature o i#noran/e is just about no nature o understandin#% .link on up to birt. 4 Bod-isattvas tend to t-ink more% be mind ul o . 6-y does e e/t /ome rom t-e perip-eries o /auses and /onditions2 T-ere is no e e/t in /auses and /onditions.-ere is t-ere to abide2 T-ere ore i#noran/e is not inside% outside or in:bet.me2 4 t-ey .n2 Causes and /onditions /an produ/e e e/t.ait or t-e eyes be/ause t-ey are outer delusions% .it-out any in-erent nature% t-en t-e d-arma o e5isten/e /annot be a/"uired.ill s-atter delusion.e -ad no /onditions .-y do e e/t not mani est rom t-e perip-eris o non:/auses and non:/onditions2 4t is be/ause bot.ay and kno. 4t neit-er /omes into bein# nor /eases to be% neit-er e5ists nor ends% and its in-erent nature is undamentally pure. +in/e t-ere is no e e/t% t-ere is neit-er /ondition nor t-e absen/e o /ondition. T-e same is so . 4 t-ere . t-at delusion is unattainable. 4 t-e e e/t o /auses and /onditions /ome ort. T-ere is no true d-arma. t-ere ore e e/t does not /ome ort. FuestionD T-e Budd-a e5plained t-e T.na /onstantly% /ount t-e in-alations and CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.

坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.it.t-ou#-ts in t-e mind% t-ey .it. T-ere ore e5isten/e returns to not-in#% -en/e t-ere is no permanent e5isten/e. 6-at does it mean by no joy2 T-ou#-ts o joy /ome rom ne.e be #entle and /ompliant in bein# patient . All t-ese bein#s . Bod-isattvas .bein# eels and CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.% /onditioned and un/onditioned% superior% avera#e% and in erior.614 e5-alations rom one to ten .non:produ/tion.it. +eek t-e true marks in all d-armasD t-e d-armas o orm and ormlessness% d-armas t-at /an be seen and /annot be seen% d-armas t-at are dual and nondual% d-armas o out lo. and non:out lo. orms o su erin# due to t-e nature o impermanen/e and /onditions .tender and /ompliant 1-arma% and patien/e . 6-at does it mean by no emptiness2 4t means t-at t-in#s enter rom t-e outside and inside and ea/.ill #radually attain and understand t-e true marks o all d-armas% as i bein# per umed.as bein# s/olded% beaten or killed by all bein#s% Bod-isattvas are not a e/ted% an#ry or -ate ul. but is doubly empat-eti/ and .is-in# to /ome into bein#.-o see t-e .it-out lettin# t-e mind roam or s/atter.Bod-isattvas -ave a/"uired t-e Batien/e .su/.produ/tion usin# t-ree types o /ontemplation.it.a sin#leness o mind .t-is pra/ti/e Bod-isattvas rea/. 6-y are t-e si#ns o reality neit-er /onstant nor impermanent% neit-er joyous nor un-appy% neit-er empty nor not empty% and neit-er spiritual nor not spiritual2 6-y is t-ere no /onstant e5isten/e2 4t /omes rom /auses and /onditions. 8o/us .-ile bein# patient .Budd-a-ood. 8or instan/e% a kind mot-er loves -er /-ild. 9appiness is sou#-t .sin#leness o mind and eliminate t-e 8ive Coverin#s and a/tivities o desire. /an .or #ood t-in#s% so may t-ey attain all t-ey .eary o impermanen/e and /onstantly seek blessin#s% in/ludin# seekin# /onstant abidin# in t-e 1-arma or sentient bein#s. t-at merit and blessin#s are impermanent.t-e 1-arma2 T-ou#. +-e eeds and raises t-e /-ild. 6it-out releasin# su/. T-ere ore t-ere is no joy. t-ere ore t-ere is no impermanen/e. 8irst t-ere is none no. 6-at does it mean by no un-appiness2 9appiness o//urs due to eelin#s. 1o not t-ink about ot-er t-in#s.14% &''1(11(') 6' .t-e produ/tion o 1-arma% patien/e .ay s-ould pra/ti/e t-ree types o patien/eD patien/e .ay rom pure and impure /ondu/ts.eary% ear ul% or obstru/ted.Brodu/tion and embody in inite merit and virtue% t-ey kno. Not only are t-ey patient% but t-ey are urt-ermore /ompassionate. t-ere is e5isten/e.ay. all bein#s do all kinds o evil but pra/titioners do not detest% retreat or turn a. . 9o.-en t-ou#-ts /ondition e5ternals% brin# t-em ba/k. 6-at does it mean by no impermanen/e2 Karmi/ retribution is not lost% e5ternal sense obje/ts are elt% and /auses and /onditions #ro.it.is-.re#ard to various evil t-in#s su/. Bra/titioners are t-e same . 1o not be la5% .is. +-e does not /onsider t-e various impurities as evil.it.it. Be patient and not retreat% re#ret or be ri#-tened. at t-e same time% be . 6-at is t-e patien/e o produ/tion2 6it. T-is is /alled t-e Batien/e .it-out a /are or t-eir lives% t-at is not un-appiness.it. T-rou#.Brodu/tion. it is #enerated by tainted desire.. 8urt-ermore% 4 s-all personally /ause in inite bein#s t-rou#-out t-e ten dire/tions to be saved and rea/.s -appiness.is-es or t-e /-ild.

individual. All Budd-as are mind ul o t-em. Iust as t-e nature o nirvana is t-e true mark o t-e 1-arma% . 1ue to ne. T-ey a/"uire t-e .er o t-e mind% t-ere ore it is about no non:emptiness.isdom% ait.ay. 6-at doe it mean by t-e none5isten/e o #ods2 4t means t-ere is no ease.isdom o non:produ/tion by in/reasin# vast bene its and turn t-em into liberation not i5ed to one time.it. All o t-eir -eavy o enses t-in and t-in ones e5tin#uis-.nirvana and non:out lo.ay% it does not /ome into bein# or /ease to be.it. 6-at does it mean by Batien/e .t-e +i5 Baramitas and make o erin#s to all Budd-as. t-ere ore t-ere is t-e none5isten/e o #ods.s% t-is is /alled patien/e. and it is neit-er eelin# nor atta/-ment. 8or instan/e% amon# t-e +ound 9earer d-armas% patien/e . To a/"uire t-e ruition o Bod-isattvas. f they have no time and are inconvenienced.t-e 1-arma. 6-at does it mean by no non:emptiness2 4t means t-at union and ot-ers are true. it is neit-er e5isten/e nor void.itt-e 1-arma is attained by developin# .led#e% #entle ait. At t-at time% t-ey attain t-e Pratyutpanna Samadhi% #reat /ompassion amon# sentient bein#s and entry into t-e prajnaparamita door. 4t is be/ause o t-e retribution o o enses and blessin#s. vie./ons/iousness is unobtainable. T-e t-ree evil realms are /ut o or t-em so t-at t-ey are al. t-em . 7ater t-eir les.and vi#or stren#t-en t-e bene its to sense a/ulties% t-is is /alled Batien/e .坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.it.614 understands uni"uely. t-ere ore t-e none5isten/e o t-e absen/e o #ods.body enters t-e 1-arma body and /an /reate various trans ormations% save all bein#s% be replete . When practitioners focus in their search for the way.t-is 1-arma% ait.14% &''1(11(') 61 . Centle kno.t-e 1-arma is just so too.t-e Non:produ/tion o 1-arma is just so too.is pure and reed o sta#nation and obstru/tion. d-armas.it.and vi#or in t-e d-armas o -eat and summit. 4t is be/ause all bein#s believe it so% t-ere is no emptiness.-y it is /alled patien/e. T-is is an initial pra/ti/e o t-e dhy.s not /al/ulatin# ot-er t-in#s in t-e mind. t-is is .it.-o -ave not rea/-ed t-e ruition o Bod-isattvas attain Batien/e . true /ondu/t is /alled t-e ruition o t-e Bod-isattvas. 1ue to dis/rimination% it is unobtainable . T-is is /alled non:retreat to an una e/ted spa/e.-en sou#-t.na 1-arma or Bod-isattvas.ays reborn in t-e -eavens or amon# -umans.it.and #entle dili#en/e make it t-e Tender and Compliant Batien/e .an epit-et. Batien/e . T-ey all and be/ome reborn in t-e realm o Budd-as. 4t is be/ause t-e realm o t-e sevent. CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.it. . 4t is turned by t-e po. Batient individuals are patient .t-e Non:produ/tion o 1-arma.it. %hey shall contemplate whenever convenient. At t-at time% t-e liberated arhat does not a/"uire t-e . 6-at does it mean by no absen/e o #ods2 T-ere are uture lives% t-e attainment o liberation% and ea/.it. it is not t-e absen/e o /omin# into bein# or /easin# to be. 6ords /ompletely /ease and t-e a/tivities o t-e mind stop. 4n t-is . T-ose . attainments and ne.isdom o non:produ/tion. Tea/-in# sentient bein#s in t-e pure Budd-alands% reali@in# and ul illin# merits in t-e ten #rounds% t-ey se"uentially attain annutarasamyaksambod-i.t-e Non:produ/tion o 1-arma2 Iust as in t-e above 1-arma o t-e marks o reality% . Batien/e .it.t-e Non:produ/tion o 1-arma.isdom% ait. At t-at time% all Budd-as besto.

f softhearted men were la$ too. "eing too bold will not win samadhi. t cannot receive any milk since it is unwise.614 !t the juncture of attaining.14% &''1(11(') 6& . f the mind is restless. f the calf were born and fed bull horn. 6ust as a few logs with no flame Will e$tinguish without the blowing wind.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 t would be a loss and not a gain. f they practice renunciation and stop passivity CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. f they were vigorous and courageous %hey would soon attain the way with swift health like so. %he wind blows the bla)e but it never 5uells. 6ust as a small pyre helped by much fuel. 6ust as too many logs fuel a large pyre Which refuses to 5uell when strong winds blow. *ike drilling wet logs in the hopes of fire %he fire is unfeasible since it is untimely. %hey should not practice drowning like so. know the time and measure of your deeds. 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. 6ust as a great fire is blown by strong winds Will e$tinguish when doused by floods. 0ontemplate how much the strength of e$pedients in the mind %here are times to be diligent and times improper !ccord with the way in times proper but not others. "reak off dry twigs in the hopes of fire %he fire is unfeasible since it is unwise. f you can regulate the mind with samadhi +ovements of breath just so let you reach samad-i. *ike an unborn calf fed with milk 0annot receive the milk since it is untimely. do not be bold.

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3ushing to blow without knowing the time 4r to drench it with water or to let it go.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.na Samadhi 8as/i/le 44 CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. 6ust as a pharmacist faces three disease types 0an eliminate those based on cold. it cannot dissolve. f there is no benefit in the dharma. %he Sutra of Sitting #hy.614 6ust as a goldsmith uses a fan on the coal 9ntimely work makes him lose the dharma. %he diseases of lust. heat and wind. 9ntimely e$pedients cost benefits in the dharma. it is of no benefit. Providing appropriate medicine as the "uddha does. and delusion end with medicine. %he gold melts in high heat and dissolves Stopping before it melts. anger.14% &''1(11(') 64 .