Chan Meditation Handbook
- Why Investigate Chan Meditation --- We can Gain Enlightenment
- What is Chan Meditation --- Thought Cultivation that Leads to Stilling our Thoughts
- Sitting Meditation --- Full-Lotus Posture Makes it Easy to Enter Samadhi
- Meditation Topic --- Who is mindful of the Buddha?
- States of Chan --- The Four Dhyanas
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.
Shurangama Mantra is the mother of all Buddhas.
The Shurangama Sutra is the Buddha's true body.
Return to the original nature, you can quickly accomplish the Buddha Way.
When the nature is in samadhi, you enter Nirvana.
There aren't any problems that can't be solved in Buddhism.
Who are the original ancestors of all sentient beings?
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.
Buddha / 佛
Buddha is a Sanskrit word, meaning enlightened one.
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.
Dharma Talks from Husan Hua
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