Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Commentary on Faith in Mind by Master Sheng Yen
“The Way is perfect like great space,
Without lack, without excess.
Because of grasping and rejecting,
You cannot attain it.”
Great space does not refer to a nothingness, but rather to a totality. Though it includes everything, there is no individual existence. There is only the total, universal existence. Even before attaining the Way, practitioners should train themselves in the proper attitudes of one who is already enlightened. That is, they should discard the mentality of liking and disliking. So long as you practice diligently, that practice is the totality. After all, what you dislike and what you like are not separate from one another.
From pg 23, Faith in Mind …A Commentary on Seng Ts’an’s Classic
By Master Sheng Yen
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See you Thursday 7 pm at Salish House, Lewis Park Rec.
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