Who is Venerable Master Hsuan Hua?

Venerable Master Hsuan Hua is a Chan Meditation master who brings Buddhism into the western countries. Cultivating Buddhism with proper knowledge and proper views is extremely important. Hence, he stresses the importance of Shurangama Sutra and Shurangama Mantra, as these are the Proper Dharma and True Principle in the declining period of the Buddha-Dharma. Chanting Sutra, Mantra, Buddha names, Repentance or Meditation is a great way to gain Buddhism wisdom, compassion, mindfulness, to find your Buddha nature, to attain Samadhi and eventually to get enlightenment.


誰是宣化上人?

宣化上人是二十世紀一位很重要的僧人,因為他把佛法傳到西方國家。修行一定要有正知正見,所以宣化上人強調守戒和遵守戒律旳重要性。誦經,持咒,念佛號,拜懺或參禪都有助增長智慧,把心靜下來,找回佛性,入三摩地,和有機會開悟。


Shurangama Mantra
楞嚴咒


Shurangama Mantra is the mother of all Buddhas.
所有十方一切諸佛,都是從楞嚴咒裏邊生出來的。

Shurangama Sutra
楞嚴經


The Shurangama Sutra is the Buddha's true body.
《楞嚴經》是佛的真身。《楞嚴經》存在,佛法就存在。

Buddha Nature
佛性


Return to the original nature, you can quickly accomplish the Buddha Way.
佛性,是一切眾生的本源。返回本有的佛性,就能早成佛道。

Samadhi
三昧


When the nature is in samadhi, you enter Nirvana.
三昧譯為正定正受,攝六根,一門深入的境界。

Quotes
世紀末警鐘


There aren't any problems that can't be solved in Buddhism.
修道要有正知正見,不可顛倒是非。否則,就是邪知邪見,永不成佛。

Q&A
金剛棒喝


Who are the original ancestors of all sentient beings?
佛法有八萬四千種法門,哪一種法門是第一的,最高妙的?

Buddhism Samsara


What is Samsara? In Buddhism, it is often referred to the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth.
It can also be understood as the world of suffering and dissatisfaction.
This is a key concept that motivates people to cultivate for enlightenment and free from the cycle.




六道輪迴


甚麼叫六道輪迴?即是天、人、阿修羅、畜生、餓鬼、地獄,隨著業力在六道輪迴中轉來轉去。
來,從什麼地方來的?去,往什麼地方去呢?不知道。
因為不能自主,所以是痛苦的。
因此修行人要努力精進,才能有機會開悟,脫離輪迴了生死。


Buddha / 佛


Buddha is a Sanskrit word, meaning enlightened one.
佛,又叫佛陀,梵文,意思是「覺者」。

Bodhisattva / 菩薩


In Mahayana Buddhism, a Bodhisattva is a Buddhist who has attained enlightenment, but who as a selfless act, delays his or her entry to Nirvana (non-existence) for the sake of others.
菩薩,即菩提薩埵之略稱。菩提意為「覺悟」,薩埵意為「有情」,意思為註定走向覺悟的有情眾生,具有了自在生死、救度眾生的能力。


Dharma Talks from Husan Hua

Uphold Precepts
五戒

People who have received the five precepts are called lay people.
受過五戒,就叫居士了。

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Bodhidharma
達摩

Bodhidharma is credited as the transmitter of Chan Buddhism to China.
菩提達摩是一位把禪宗傳進中國的僧人。

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