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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contemplate just so and do not let t-ou#-ts #o out. Contemplate just so and do not let t-ou#-ts #o out. 6-en t-ou#-ts #o out to various /onditions% pull t-em ba/k #ently. !lways practice kindness in the heart %o put an end to hatred and anger.ise individuals understand .-o -ave been pra/ti/in# or t-ose . 6-at does it mean by i#noran/e -ere2 CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.3 4 t-ey -ave been pra/ti/in#% t-ey s-ould be tau#-t t-ese . 6ust as hatred and anger Should be removed immediately. T-is is t-e Samadhi 1oor o Kindness.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 . 6ust so these various e$amples 3epresent countless poisons of hatred. 4 t-ey .ere startin# to pra/ti/e% t-ey s-ould be tau#-t t-ese .3 FuestionD All ./onditions old a#e and deat.ordsD 0Birt. Contemplate just so and do not let t-ou#-ts #o out. 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. *.-ile t-e rest are i#norant..-o -ave been pra/ti/in# or a lon# time.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. 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 . So a venomous snake in a room Will harm people if unremoved.3 4 t-ey -ave been pra/ti/in# a lon# time% t-ey s-ould be tau#-t t-ese ./onditions old a#e and deat-. 6-en t-ou#-ts #o out to various /onditions% pull t-em ba/k #ently.-ile i#noran/e /onditions /ondu/t.14% &''1(11(') 14 .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.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 8atred is dust and scum %hat taints the pure heart.

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

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

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

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

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

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

T-is is just so too.ay and you . +in/e neit-er o you /an -elp one anot-er% t-ou#-ts about relatives or non:relatives are in vain. Contemplate in t-is . bein# atta/-ed to relatives% you /annot be liberated be/ause you are tied do. Barents raise t-eir /-ildren s-ould t-ey deserve payba/k in old a#e. 6-en people are about to die% t-ere is no more mind or /ons/iousness% t-ey stare strai#-t a-ead .-at are you doin# or t-em in t-is li etime2 !ou /annot -elp past relatives% just as past relatives /annot -elp you.3 6-et-er someone is a relative or not <is not important=.n by love.-y do you . .614 relatives.ill /ease. 4 at t-e time o birt-% non:relatives rom past lives .e . Iust as sentient bein#s t-rou#-out t-e ten dire/tions transmi#rate% it is not /ertain . T-ey stop breat-in# and end t-eir lives as i plummetin# into a dark pit. and relatives in t-is li e are not relatives in t-e past. 6-en /onditions #at-er% .to return to love and atta/-ment2 A s-aved -ead and dyed robes are si#ns o liberation.-en /onditions disperse% .% a ter a lon# time% t-e relation .e are distant.it-out bounds.t-inks di erently in t-is .orld is un i5ed and .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.-o . T-ere are no i5ed or true /auses and /onditions or retributions. 8or e5ample% dry sand /onditions a -and t-at rolls it and -andles it. T-e T-ree Healms are impermanent and you transmi#rate .is. Iust as an arhat tea/-es ne. !ou -ave already le t -ome% . 6e mutually dra.-o paints emale ima#es is ond o t-em and atta/-ed.ell. T-e /-ildren .坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.is. 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 . 8or e5ample% an artist .ay.t-eir . Alt-ou#. 6ere .ere -eld and nurtured% t-ere ore s-ould pay ba/k.ill be/ome non:relatives a#ain.it.e are relatives. Iust as someone.ould be dear ones.14% &''1(11(') &1 . !ou -ad relatives in lives past% . be/ause o t-e release o t-e /ondition% t-ere is dispersion.-o are de initely my relatives or non:relatives.orld. Ea/. CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. -avin# no dear ones is -armless% but a/tually bene its us #reatly.-o miss t-eir relativesD 0Iust as bad people .it-out avertin#. 1ue to t-e /auses and /onditions o love% t-ere is /-an#e and /on/lusion.e . Be/ause o t-e /ondition o #rabbin#% t-ere is union.ly le t:-ome dis/iples .is-es% .ould be t-ieves.is-es% . /lose to ea/.to eat t-eir vomit% you are t-e same .e to /ontradi/t t-eir .someone is a relative no. T-e .ay.ill not be atta/-ed to your relatives.it.ot-er.ere . 1ue to /auses and /onditions% people develop love. T-ese are t-e various proper /ontemplations or eliminatin# attentiveness or relatives. At t-at time% t-eir relatives and amily members are alive and .no /ertainty.ere or/ed to be/ome t-eir relatives% t-en at t-e time o deat-% t-ey . . 9avin# dear ones /annot bene it us% but a/tually do -arm. 6e develop tainted atta/-ments and t-ey mani est e5ternally.e to a//ord .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

T-e our /anine teet.it. T-ere are orty teet-.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. &?. 1A. &E. 1*. t-at is deep and ar:rea/-in#. +even parts o -is body are ull. A voi/e like a kalavinka bird.s are like t-e ne.are /rystal and rounded. 6. t-e knees . T-e eyes are very blue. &4. moon and t-e /olor o blue lapis la@uli. T-e lo. 1&. 8urt-ermore% -e -ad A' se/ondary /-ara/teristi/s.een t-e eyebro.o meters around t-e body. 9is joints are like -ooks.ards. T-e -air pointin# up..n o -is -ead protrudes . 9e turns about like t-at o a kin#:elep-ant. A rame like Nya#rod-a. T-e #enital is . 14. &. 1?. &A. *&.614 6. ?. T-e areas belo. +in#le -airs arise% t-ey to ea/.l.n o -is -ead /annot be seen. T-e e5perien/e o t-e inest tastes . 1). 11. &). 1. dark% bla/k in /olor% turnin# in rin#s to t-e ri#-t. 9is body is like NMrMyaṇa. CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. &6. T-e skin s-ines like #old. &1.-ite ilament bet.ell:-idden.pore. T-e voi/e o "rahm. An aura t-e diameter o t.-en -e is standin#. *1.14% &''1(11(') &E . T-e . +kin t-at is t-in and re ined. T-ere are no #aps bet. T-e /ro. 9is nose is strai#-t and tall and -is nostrils are not overtly visible. T-e upper part o t-e body is lion:like. -is armpits are even and ine. T-e ankles are raised -i#. &*. A.ide% lon# and t-in. 4. T-e /ro. *.a /a. is lion:like. T-e ja. 9is eye bro. 9is ears are ine. &&.een t-e teet.-en tastin#. A tall and strai#-t body.and t-eir roots are deep.and evenly. ). T-e s-oulders are evenly rounded. *'. 1'.er part o t-e le# is like an antelopeLs. A mi#-ty ton#ue t-at is . ?. 16. T-e arms -an# past belo. T-e eyelas-es are like t-ose o a /o. 1E. &'.s is lon#% ine and /ir/les to t-e ri#-t. E.

9e -as a beauti ul #ait% like t-at o a kin#:elep-ant. 1&. 9is pores emit a ra#ran/e. *A.irls to t-e ri#-t. CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.it-out rid#es. 9e . 1A. &4.14% &''1(11(') *' .and rounded . 9e -as t-e demeanor o a lion. 9is mi#-t s-akes up everyt-in#. All enjoy be-oldin# -im. 9is -ands and eet and ull. 9e is di#ni ied. 14. *). &?. &1. &*. 1'. &&. 9is in#ernails and toenails are smoot.ays radiant.ardlyO.a rosy tint. 41. *E. T-e lines in -is palms are lon#. 9is a/e is lar#e and -andsome.ilts. 9is lips are t-e /olor o apples.-ile leavin# imprints on t-e #round. *?.-ile standin# Nstandin# unmoved like a royal o5O. 9is a/e is like a moon. 9is a/e is not lon#. 1*. 9is mout. 9is knees -ave no protrudin# knee/aps. 9is -ands and eet are auspi/ious Nprevious versions say t-ey /an #rasp in. &A. 9is body is illed out N/on/eived in Mar/. 16. 9is body is so t. &'.emits a ra#ran/e. 9is ankles are deep and not readily visible. 9e is at pea/e . 9is body is al. **. &6. 44. T-e lines in -is palms are /ontinuous. 4'.614 A. 9is in#erprints and toe prints are like adorned dra.and born in 8ebruaryO. *'. 9is body is ree o impurities. 9is a/e is ull. 9is navel is round% deep% and not protrudin#.ardly and out. *6. 9is veins are deep and not readily visible. 9is body is not /rooked. 1).in#s o various /olors. All evil bein#s are deli#-ted at t-e si#-t o -im. 9is appearan/e is upri#-t and not sedu/tive. 9is voi/e is deep. 4&. 9is body is al. *4. 1E. Bein#s are not ri#-tened by t-e si#-t o -im. &).alks our in/-es o t-e #round .ays re res-ed and never . T-e lines in -is palms and on -is soles are /lear and strai#-t.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. 9is in#ernails and toenails are t-in and s-one . *&. 11.it. 1?. E. 9is -air s. 4*. *1. &E.

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

n like a ra#rant do.t-e Bod-i Tree. 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.ere in initely reverent.14% &''1(11(') *& .means .alked seven steps and uttered important . 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 .坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.it-out remainder. Saṃbuddha means enli#-tenin# to all% enli#-tenin# to t-e /ause o su erin#% t-e /ause and pra/ti/in# or nirvana.-eel. 9e be-eld t-e tree o enli#-tenment as -e irst turned t-e 1-arma . (4t means t-e unsurpassed d-arma o #oodness and sa#ely .isdom o t-e . +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. A/ross t-e sky% musi/ .isdom.O Sugata Nunderstandin# .gata.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. Celestial bein#s a. T-e .O !nuttar. 9e le t t-e -omeli e% dili#ently pra/ti/ed as/eti/ism and tamed t-e demon army beneat.-i/.. Knderstandin# re ers to t-ree types.orld.and rea/-ed nirvana.O >idya NT-e opposite o endin# t-e ni#-t.614 Kpon birt-% -e . 9e traveled t-e Triple Healm alone and turned to #lan/e like a kin#:elep-ant.isdom.is-ed% t-ey .it-out e5/eption.O Saṃbuddha Nsamya means true.npour.orld. By pra/ti/in# pure /ondu/ts% -e alone be/omes t-e #reatly enli#-tened .ords.ill see t-em.ay% t-ou#-ts do not be/ome s/attered.it.% and .O Samyak NT-e opposite o dimness.o Budd-as% and even all p-ysi/al bodies o Budd-as in endless .isdom as arro.O Saṃpanna Nper e/tly reali@ed.O !rhat NT-e opposite o a /on used ool. T-e p-ysi/al Budd-a in t-is .isdom% bottomless kno.means understandin#% trut-% t-e pat. %ath. t-e .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.-en da. t-ere ore -e is /alled . All bein#s .O ! Carhat means killer o t-ieves. 4t #uides all #reatly virtuous ones.led#e% and an in/al/ulable "uantity o virtue.s t-e /auses o t-e .ere sun# and played as o erin#s% lo.orld and t-e end o t-e pat-. T-is .O 0araṇa Cvidya means understandin#.O *oka&vid Ct-e opposite o loka% . T-e Budd-a takes patien/e as armor% vi#or as s-ield% dhy. T-e Budd-a t-us /omes.isdom to kno. Killin# arro#an/e and ot-er t-ieves #ive -im t-e name% killer o t-ieves.ell% attains . t-ere ore /alled true enli#-tenment o all. As lon# as t-ey .na samadhi as bo.ise one kno. .ell% or arti/ulates aultlessly. urt-ermore% never /omes be/ause e5isten/e is in t-e uture.ers rained do.in inite #reat .n irst arrived% -e reali@ed E"ual and Broper Enli#-tenment. -en/e at t-at time% bein#s see one Budd-a% t. 4n t-e latter part o t-e ni#-t .it-out a tea/-er% t-ere ore -e understands #ood /ondu/ts.s truly /annot be turned and are /ompre-ensive . 9is luminous eatures .-i/.orlds t-rou#-out t-e ten dire/tions. 9e -as t-e .o pea/e or all sa#es /omin#. T-e our proper understandin#s and vie. 0arana means #ood /ondu/t.ere /lear and s-one ar t-rou#-out t-e ten dire/tions .oke and /erti ied to t-e pat.

-o o ers t-e 1-arma so t-at ot-ers rea/. At t-at time% /ontemplate only t. Kno. 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.a #reat reputation. 8urt-ermore bha means emale #enitalia and vat means spit out.ays d. 9o.s -onorable virtues are #reat% t-ere ore it means unsurpassed.O "uddha "hagav.#reat kindness% #reat /ompassion and #reat . 4 someone . 8orever abandonin# t-e emale #enitalia. be able to see Budd-as t-rou#-out t-e ten dire/tions as one Budd-a. /an bein# mind ul o t-e Budd-a allo. 6it. T-e Budd-a is t-ere ore /alled t-e tamin# -ero and d-arma dis/iplinarian.O At t-at time% be mind ul urt-ermore o t-e spiritual virtues o t-e t.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 .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. 9ave no ot-er t-ou#-ts.ere to o er s/ented lo.ill reali@e t-e Samadhi o bein# Mind ul o t-e Budd-a. Knderstandin# everyt-in# rom sittin# underneat.ṇaṃ NT-e opposite o a .in# t-e Budd-a.o devas or pat.O Sarathi . 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.isdom% t-e Budd-a sometimes speak tenderly and elo"uently% sometimes bitterly and ur#ently% or -e models t-e tea/-in#. 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.illin# slave. 4 t-e mind . 4t means -e is one .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.O #eva&manu ṣy. 4t means tea/-er o #ods and -umans .nirvana% t-ou#.to nirvana.it. t-ere ore% it is said t-at t-e sun is bri#-test amon# all li#-ts and t-e .614 surpassin# -im.it..-en t-e mind is at ease and t-ou#-ts do not roam and be/ome s/attered% you .isdom. and pra/ti/e all endin# and unendin# d-armas. -en/e spittin# out emale #enitalia.orld% t-ere .坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. you to rea/.O Purusa&damya CPurusa means #reat -ero.t. 9o. Ne5t% return to seein# one Budd-a.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.all t-e samadhis and . to /onstru/t stupas% -e /annot /ompare to a pra/titioner . T-e Budd-a. Be able to see one Budd-a as Budd-as t-rou#-out t-e ten dire/tions. 9e dis/iplines in t-is . 6-y2 T-e Budd-a is e5tremely /ompassionate or t-e sake o all% savin# bein#s .t-at . At t-e time .ould still leave -im o.14% &''1(11(') ** .isdom o t-e Budd-a is t-e oremost amon# all . #amya means able to speak% able to trans orm% -ero% and dis/iplinarian.it-is -ead% eyes% marro.ers or o er t-eir bones% les-% blood% and marro.ould be no -uman pat-% t-e pat.t-e Bod-i tree% -e is t-ere ore /alled Budd-a "hagav. and brain.ell in t-e supreme d-arma o non:retreat.isdom o CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. /an you be la5 .-o /an /ompletely ree all people o t-eir a li/tions and al.t NBra/ti/in# t-e impossible in t-e past% present and uture.ay so t-at no bein#s be/ome lost on t-e pat-.sta NT-e opposite o /ompletely -un#ry.

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

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

-atsoever and be mind ul o t-e merit and virtue o neit-er t-ou#-t nor non:t-ou#-t. 4nitially t-ey a/"uire joy and destroy t-e poison o -atred and an#er% s-arin# t-at in turn . t-e trut. Al. Neit-er su erin# nor joyous% t-ey #uard pure t-ou#-ts .t-at spa/e o neit-er t-ou#-t nor non:t-ou#-t. Bra/ti/in# and bein# mind ul o su/.-atsoever. T-ey irst abandon sadness and deli#-t% t-en eliminate t-ou#-ts o su erin# and joy. 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. Beyond t-is% t-ere is no more joy.na. T-ey -ave abandoned deli#-t% t-ere ore kno.s you to /apture t-at spa/e o emptiness.in inite bein#s.-i/.and deluded spa/e i t-ere .#hy.na takes joy to be a problem. By #uardin# so t-eir t-ou#-ts are pure% so enter t-e 8ourt.s you to rea/.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.in inite bein#s t-rou#-out t-e ten dire/tions.a met-od allo. 4 t-ere .a sin#leness o o/us.and mind ully prote/t joy.t-at spa/e o not-in# . 8urt-ermore% t-ose .a met-od allo.14% &''1(11(') *6 .onder ul merit. 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% t-e mind is una e/ted.na.ill lead t-em to t-e T-ird #hy.is /alled t-e unmovin# pla/e. At CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. 4t is a oolis. T-ere ore t-e T-ird #hy.a met-od allo. +in/e not-in# is #oin# on% .na eliminates su erin# and joy% .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 . 9en/e t-e 8ourt.ere any t-ou#-ts at all% t-ere . Bra/ti/in# and bein# mind ul o su/. Be mind ul o t-e merit and virtue o t-at spa/e o not-in# . +tirrin# due to joy in t-e T-ird #hy. Contemplate t-e aults o t-e spa/e o not-in# . Bra/ti/in# and bein# mind ul o su/.s you to rea/. T-ere ore t-e Budd-a said% oremost in prote/tin# purity at its best is t-e 8ourt.-o move irst rom t-e irst #round to t-e upper #rounds% t-en pra/ti/e kindness in t-e upper #rounds. 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.minded and #uarded .na. Be mind ul o t-e spa/e o neit-er t-ou#-t nor no:t-ou#-t.it.s you to /apture /ons/iousness.t-e Samadhi o Kindness at t-at time.-o are . Be mind ul o t-e merit and virtue o in inite /ons/iousness.#hy. +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.ould be many problems. 1o not t-ink about any orm but /ontemplate t-e spa/e o endless emptiness.-olesome and .na is /alled su erin#. t-e trut. t-ere ore all sa#es at all levels o purity say kindness is t-e oremost orm o joy.614 ones talk about. Bein# /ompassionately sympat-eti/ o sentient bein#s. 6-y is joy a problem2 4n t-e 8irst #hy. t-ey rea/. su erin#% t-ey /an s-atter a multitude o a li/tions and rea/.#hy.-atsoever. T-ey kno.-en somet-in# stirs% it is a e/ted. A e/ted% t-ere is su erin#.it.-i/. Be mind ul o t-e spa/e o not-in# .ere si/kness% skin disease or no t-ou#-ts.ondrous abandon t-is su erin# o joy.a met-od allo. At t-at time% t-ey attain t-e Samadhi o Compassion.-atsoever and /ontemplate t-e aults o t-at spa/e o /ons/iousness.it. T-ey /an break displeasure% /ausin# in inite bein#s to be deli#-ted.. Bra/ti/in# and bein# mind ul o su/. Ber-aps t-ere are pra/titioners .a sin#le:pointedness o mind% .

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

various aspe/ts o t-e body are ull o problems.e e5perien/e pleasure by /onsumin# ood and /lot-in#.-en major su erin# turns into minor su erin#. 6e s-ould /ontemplate t-at .a mind not s/attered in t-eir strai#-ta. 4 lust is pleasure t-en .ould not seek t-e opposite se5 outside.ere true pleasure% t-en . +ometimes t-ere are /auses or pleasure and sometimes t-ere /auses or su erin#. Iust as . Ber-aps t-ey enjoy samadhi more be/ause it makes t-em -appy. but t-ey o/us . Iust as . 6-y2 4 t-ere .e apply medi/ine to a pain ul . -o.delusion% t-en t-ere is neit-er su erin# nor pleasure. T-ose .erD T-ere is no pleasure.it% t-ou#-ts about t-e body stops and t-e body. Ans.it.e do abandon it% t-en it s-ould not be pleasurable. Contemplate -o.it. 4 su/. .na t-en nirvana. . 4t is due to t-e /omin# into bein# o /auses and /onditions and t-e various a li/tions asso/iated .e s-ould -ave no pleasure.to s-atter perversion s-all study t-e 8our Mind ulnesses% stoppin# and /ontemplatin#. 1ue to t-e perversions o t-e body% t-ere is permanen/e% bliss% true sel and purity.e kno.e are atta/-ed to t-is body.e /onsider it pleasurable .it.it. 4n t-e midst o major su erin#s% .e t-ink about p-ysi/al pleasures and pains. 1ue to t-e ondness or and atta/-ments to t-e body in various situations% sentient bein#s be/ome in erior. T-e body is really impermanent% ull o su erin#% impure and /ontains no true sel .love% t-en t-ere is pleasure. T-ese are not true pleasures. 1edu/in# in t-is .-en t-ey /li/k . per-aps t-ey enjoy .-ile /auses and /onditions are not ne/essarily pleasures.more .ay pursuit o nirvana by trans/endin# love and ot-er a li/tions. 8urt-ermore% .e /onsider past su erin# to be su erin# but ne. T-is is /alled nirvana. 4 t-e d-armas o t-e mind /li/k .614 individuals amon# t-e dis/iples o t-e 6orld 9onored Gne study t-e 8ive Bra/ti/es .isdom more be/ause t-ey are a raid o -ards-ip. 4 .ere lust .ever% su erin# develops on/e pleasure is over% . 4ll at ease% t-ere is no true sel . 6-y do . Bra/ti/e t-is /ontemplation.itimpermanen/e t-at t-ere is su erin#. t-e su erin# o lust.e really /annot a/"uire pleasure and pain2 6-y not2 4t is be/ause . su erin# pleasures. 1ue to t-e love or pleasure and pain% .e say% e5ternal e5perien/es are pleasures .e5perien/es .-atred% t-en t-ere is su erin#.ay% .-en t-ey /li/k . T-e body /ontains *6 di erent obje/ts% t-ere ore impure.-o -ead strai#-t or nirvana -ave not yet ended a li/tions and -ave not yet rea/-ed dhy.an aim or nirvana.it-in% t-en people .s mark o reality is just so.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. . 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-ose . 6it.e s-ould not abandon it /onstantly. 7ust s-ould not be pleasure.-o .isdom -ead strai#-t or nirvana. Bursuin# t-e opposite se5 outside% .it.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.e may /on/lude t-at t-ere is pleasure and t-ere is no pleasure.-i/is not true pleasure.is.ound and /onsider t-e stoppin# o pain pleasurable.e /onsider minor su erin#s to CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.e be/ome perverted and atta/-ed to t-is body2 4t is be/ause . Bra/titioners .14% &''1(11(') *A . t-ose .it.na. Gr .more samadhi irst study dhy.it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

% /onditioned and un/onditioned% superior% avera#e% and in erior.ay s-ould pra/ti/e t-ree types o patien/eD patien/e . 6-at is t-e patien/e o produ/tion2 6it.it. /an .it-out a /are or t-eir lives% t-at is not un-appiness.is.bein# eels and CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1.ay.Brodu/tion. t-ere is e5isten/e.sin#leness o mind and eliminate t-e 8ive Coverin#s and a/tivities o desire. Bra/titioners are t-e same . All t-ese bein#s .e be #entle and /ompliant in bein# patient . 9appiness is sou#-t .ill #radually attain and understand t-e true marks o all d-armas% as i bein# per umed.a sin#leness o mind . T-rou#.tender and /ompliant 1-arma% and patien/e . 8or instan/e% a kind mot-er loves -er /-ild. T-ere ore t-ere is no joy. orms o su erin# due to t-e nature o impermanen/e and /onditions . 8o/us .Brodu/tion and embody in inite merit and virtue% t-ey kno.is-es or t-e /-ild. 8urt-ermore% 4 s-all personally /ause in inite bein#s t-rou#-out t-e ten dire/tions to be saved and rea/. and non:out lo. 6it-out releasin# su/.614 e5-alations rom one to ten . Be patient and not retreat% re#ret or be ri#-tened. Bod-isattvas .it.as bein# s/olded% beaten or killed by all bein#s% Bod-isattvas are not a e/ted% an#ry or -ate ul.t-e 1-arma2 T-ou#. 6-at does it mean by no un-appiness2 9appiness o//urs due to eelin#s.or #ood t-in#s% so may t-ey attain all t-ey .it. t-ere ore t-ere is no impermanen/e.s -appiness. 1o not be la5% . all bein#s do all kinds o evil but pra/titioners do not detest% retreat or turn a.ay rom pure and impure /ondu/ts.eary% ear ul% or obstru/ted.it.-en t-ou#-ts /ondition e5ternals% brin# t-em ba/k.t-e produ/tion o 1-arma% patien/e . +-e does not /onsider t-e various impurities as evil. +-e eeds and raises t-e /-ild.-ile bein# patient . t-at merit and blessin#s are impermanent. .non:produ/tion.Bod-isattvas -ave a/"uired t-e Batien/e .su/. 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. 9o.eary o impermanen/e and /onstantly seek blessin#s% in/ludin# seekin# /onstant abidin# in t-e 1-arma or sentient bein#s. 1o not t-ink about ot-er t-in#s. T-ere ore e5isten/e returns to not-in#% -en/e t-ere is no permanent e5isten/e.14% &''1(11(') 6' . 6-at does it mean by no joy2 T-ou#-ts o joy /ome rom ne.it-out lettin# t-e mind roam or s/atter..it.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No. 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.re#ard to various evil t-in#s su/. Not only are t-ey patient% but t-ey are urt-ermore /ompassionate.it.is-.t-ou#-ts in t-e mind% t-ey . T-is is /alled t-e Batien/e . 8irst t-ere is none no.is-in# to /ome into bein#. 6-at does it mean by no emptiness2 4t means t-at t-in#s enter rom t-e outside and inside and ea/.it.t-is pra/ti/e Bod-isattvas rea/. +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.-o see t-e . it is #enerated by tainted desire.Budd-a-ood. but is doubly empat-eti/ and .produ/tion usin# t-ree types o /ontemplation. at t-e same time% be .

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

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

6ust as patients take fried medicine for wind&based diseases. People with confused and dark minds contemplate causes and conditions "y contemplating the individual truths. %he dharma of practices works well in this way. 6ust as patients take warm&natured medicine for warm&natured diseases.614 f they maintain the proper and impartial mind of renouncing thought Practice diligently in proper times and reali)ing the way fast. 0ontemplate the truth of impurity and the mind reaches samad-i. 6ust as patients take warm&natured medicine for cold&natured diseases. 6ust as patients take cold&natured medicine for cold&natured diseases. *icentious individuals who practice kindness benefit the deluded.坐禪三昧經 CBETA 電子版 Planning to restore the renounced. *icentious individuals with a scattered mind may contemplate impurity. f angry men practiced kindness =ever forsaking the practice of kindness. %he dharma of practices works well in this way. %he dharma of practices works well in this way. f they had much delusion with dark and shallow minds. !ngry people add to their hatred contemplating evil. f they had much hatred and full of rage %hey should not practice impurity at that time. 6ust as patients take warm&natured medicine for cold&natured diseases. they live no more. "oth the dharmas of impurity and compassion 4nly add to their delusion and offer no help. CBETA 電子大藏經系列 $ 1. f they had much lust and love a scattered mind %hey should not practice kindness and others at that time.14% &''1(11(') 6* . hatred dissolves. 6ust as patients take pasty medicine for wind&based diseases. they lose dharma protection 6ust as patients must take care of their health Were they to let go of renunciation. 6ust as someone who rides a tamed elephant Which obeys and does not stomp or block. delusions end. 大正新脩大藏經 第十五冊 No.

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