Chapter 9: Meditation Essence – Zongtong and Shutong (Zen and teach)

After the Buddha’s Nirvana, gradually formed such a trend: the so-called master of the classics, the lawyer who called the law, the lawyer who praised and read the scriptures, and the teacher who studied the scriptures of Abhidharma Xi Dingxue is called a Zen master, and a practitioner is a yogi. In the ancient Chinese Buddhist style, I am not a Zen master; I am not a Zen master in today’s Japanese style. This has been stated in the catalogues of the two experiences of Zen Experience and Zen Door Proverb. Although I also presided over Zen Buddhism and taught people to meditate, I also often told my disciples that I was close to me and said to me, “I am not a Zen master. I am only teaching you how to practice.” Few people can practice in a way that is taught in an accurate way, so I have to do it all and offer my embarrassment. Through my own experience, I have taught the methods of exercising mind and body that have been seen in the teachings of Shakyamuni to teach the people who are interested in learning in a hierarchical and rational way.

  Zen Buddhism does not divert

  The first ancestor of the Tiantai sect, Nanyue Huisi, the ancestors of the second ancestors, Zhizhi, the four ancestors of Huayanzong, the Qing dynasty, the five ancestors, the ancestral monks and the Ming Dynasty, and the Yunlou 袾宏, are all called Zen masters. They not only have a certificate but also teach them. At the end of the Ming Dynasty, the Zen master had a total of thirty-four quotations and notes, not only the Zen quotations, but also the works of the law. Before the end of the Ming Dynasty, there were few other works in addition to the quotations. However, the Yongming Yanshou Zen Master of the Song Dynasty was an exception. His “Zong Jing Lu”, the Zen people, naturally have Zen things in it; the people of the Fa Xiang Zong see, there are things in the law; the roof The people of Hua Yanzong also saw the roof and the things of Huayan in them. At the end of the Ming Dynasty, the four masters of Lianchi, Zibai, Lushan, and Yiyi all held the attitude of “Zen, teaching, and law” and believed that Zen is the Buddha’s heart, teaching is the Buddha language, and the law is the Buddha’s line. For completeness. Since the end of the Ming Dynasty, many well-known Zen masters have attached great importance to the methods of teaching and attaching importance to spiritual practice. In the book “Representation of the Zen Doors”, I have included a book on “Men’s Exercises,” which was written by the Zen masters of the Ming Dynasty. In order to exercise the Zen practitioner’s practice method, this can make an ordinary person become a discerning person, which shows that he is also a great Zen singer.

  The first sentence of “Nothing to Know” in the “Six-Year of the Altar” is “speaking through and communicating with the heart, such as the sun.” Yongjia’s “Zhengdao Song” also has the sentence “Zong Yitong, said Yitong.” Zong is Zen, and it is said to be a teacher. Since ancient times, “from Zen to teach”, this is to say; “Teaching the Emperor” is Zongtong. This understanding can be traced back to the “Sangha Sutra” volume three: “All sounds, feelings, bodhisattvas, there are two kinds of common sense, that is, Zongtong and Shutong.” If you leave the revision of Zen, everything The teaching of the Bible is just ordinary learning; it is ordinary scholars who study in the library, not the practitioners of the Dharma. Although Dharma often comes from the solution of righteousness, but more important is the experience of practice and enlightenment, such as Hu Shizhi, Liang Shu, Xiong Shili, and Zong Zongsan, who also studied Buddhism and wrote books that they not only did not have Zen. It is also limited by their own position, so they cannot recognize the Dharma. There is no doubt about this.

  Zongtong, if you say it, it must correspond to the teachings and will not violate the Dharma. Like the master of the six ancestors Huineng, he can’t read the literary words and hear the “Dang Jing Jing” sentence and teach him to understand the sect. After Wu Wu said, nature can be consistent with the teaching. If he said that he violated the Dharma, he would not be the sixth ancestor of Zen. After he became enlightened, he listened to the Master of the Inscriptions on the Nirvana Sutra. When the question and answer was right, he was praised by the Master of the Inscription: “A lecture is like a rubble, and a benevolent person is like a real gold.” In the knowledge of science, Buddhism is taught. Such people often say that “there are counts of other treasures, and they can’t say that they can’t eat enough.” Therefore, the stone’s move to the same name also repeatedly mentioned that “the end must be returned to the ancestor, and the esteem is used.” Language.” He added: “The words must be reigned and not self-reliant.”


  Teaching is the Buddha language, and the “Sangha Sutra” cloud: “The Buddha’s heart is the sect.” This “heart” refers to the Buddha’s heart, that is, the Great Yuan Jue. The language is speech, and the heart is the wisdom of the sea. Zen claimed to teach outside the world, “printing with heart” and “not writing.” It means that sincerity is fundamental, and teaching is convenient. If you have a fundamental mind, you will be able to teach. Therefore, the first ancestor Dharma, with the four volumes of the Sangha Sutra, taught Taoism and Hui Ke, until the five ancestors were forbearance, all of which were based on the “Sangha” and the “Sangha Sutra”. For example, the ancestors of the Four ancestors believed that “the road to peace of mind should be convenient for the door” also said: “I want this law to be the first of the Buddhas in the “Sangha”.” Six ancestors heard the “Diamond Sutra” enlightenment, and also persuaded people to hold the “King Kong” The Scriptures, and the Cloud: “If you want to enter the deep legal world and the prajna, you must practice the prajna, and hold the “King Kong Prajna”, that is, you can see the sex.” Many Zen masters advocate “the word of the scripture, that is, the same devil” “.” It can be seen that the Chinese Zen advocates not to make a letter, which is to remove the imaginary difference of knowing Kudzu. This is to say that it is not based on words, but it is not convenient to use words. Therefore, although the Zen sects do not stand the text, they do not leave the teachings. Since the “two into four lines” of Bodhidharma, they advocated “borrowing and enlightening the sects”; after the enlightenment, the classics are imprinted, and Zen and teaching must be corresponding. If there is no corresponding problem, there is a problem, that is, the devil is not the Dharma.

  Mysterious experience is not Zen

  Anyone who practices spirituality is likely to have more or less a number of reactions in terms of physical and mental aspects, that is, physical and psychological aspects. This is beyond the ordinary, similar to the magical and mysterious phenomenon. In the ancient Christian monastery in the West, there have been the emergence of mystical sects. Modern scholars study their experience and discover how much meditation experience with Eastern religions There are also places that are connected. Therefore, many people are confused about the religious phenomena of Zen, Mi and Tao, which leads to a lot of plausible insights in the practice of practice. The key point is whether there is a mentor-in-chief instructor who guides the scholars through various obstacles in each process and stage, or after some kind of physical and mental phenomena are generated, without going astray. This instructor must be a discerning person who has already completed the certificate.

  There are indeed some people who guide the practice in China. They explain the Dharma with their own knowledge and their own beliefs. This is very problematic. Because people are likely to get some unusual experiences in the process of any method of practice, those experiences make them confident, and further explain the Buddhist scriptures in their own experience, creating many strange words, we usually call this class People are “attached to the Buddha’s Law.” In addition, some people, after plagiarizing a few Zen quotations, did not engage in arduous meditation life, and they were too lazy to study classics. They sang: the ring is persistent, the third cause and effect is Kudzu, the meditation is greater than the epiphany, the scholar If you are a ready-made Buddha, you can become a Buddha, and what are the sacs of Zongtong and Shutong? This kind of person is the unsuccessful cause and effect of the outside world.

  Irrelevant cause and effect

  The general outline of the Dharma is the rule of the ring, the rule, and the wisdom. The two main principles of Dharma are the cause and effect and the cause. There are cause and effect in the world, no evil industry, no three-way; five lines and ten good, and people are blessed. There are also causes and effects in the world, and there is no missing, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no When Arahant returns to the small, the small multiplication is the cause of the Mahayana, and the three-time common method is the reason for the Mahayana not the common law. The Bodhisattva line is the Buddha’s cause, and the Buddha is the original fruit of the Buddha. Or in life or death, or out of the three realms, no cause and effect. If you learn Zen, you can not be in cause and effect, it is not a Dharma, but a devil; self-disrupting the roots and breaking the good roots of others. The practice of the husband is reported in the cause and effect; the person who is born, to repair the cause of the act, to achieve the fruit of the enlightenment, is also in cause and effect. It is the evil zen of the wild fox that advocates no cause and effect.

  However, when I was playing Zen Buddhism, I also said: All the way down, there is no enlightenment, no Buddha. Because the Linji ancestor once said: “Seeking the Buddha for the law is the land-making industry.” So “every Buddha will kill”; this is the method used by those who are working hard to get rid of the attachment. Sweeping the illusory feelings inside and outside the body and mind, so there is no Buddha, no law, no knowledge. The Heart Sutra says that “the heart is innocent” and that “there is no wisdom.” If you want to be completely innocent, of course you can’t hang the Buddha on your heart; since there is no wisdom, there is no way, where is the cause and effect and the karma of life and death, Nirvana, etc? Manjushri Bodhisattva smashed the sword and forced the Buddha. He wanted to kill the Buddha. He took the wisdom sword–“Bulais Buddhism, Magic Comes to the Devil”, and it is the attachment of all beings. In the seventh sect, I spoke anti-speaking and madness. It is not a common saying or a common saying. Those words are medicines and are medicines for the practitioners at that time. If you have not been sick, you can’t use this medicine. If you have never practiced, you can’t listen to this. Otherwise, if you take some medicine, you will not only be able to cure the disease, but also increase your evil. So I listened to my crazy words, if it is not strong, it is not suitable for your medication, the poison to you, can not be used. At the end of Zen Seven, I have repeatedly warned the people who fight the Sevens to repair, set, and learn. To study Buddha and worship Buddha, we must learn the Fa, and provide for the blasphemy. Give it to me, don’t take it home.

  Eye stylist and eye doctor

  Zen is called “from four sentences, absolutely nothing”. This is a phase of words and words; non-theory, non-thinking, but not denying everything. Zen is the absolute realm of “recognition and knowledge”. Before the enlightenment, there must be a Ming teacher to guide the practice. After the enlightenment, the Ming Dynasty is required to prove its straightforwardness. Zen tells the inheritance, and the teacher must be a person who has experience in repairing the experience, so he has the ability to confirm the original realm of the disciple and prove whether the disciple has seen the right path. If you look at the classics, practice with what you know, get some physical and mental reactions, and then look at the classics with your own experience, this will unconsciously explain the Buddhist scriptures with your own experience. The text is dead. If it is explained by the subjective experience of each person, it may vary from person to person. It is necessary to use the Buddha to cultivate the Buddhist scriptures, to solve the Buddhist scriptures with Buddhist scriptures, and to prove the standards of Buddhist scriptures. Printed Zen. Therefore, it is necessary to obtain a clear-eyed person who has a common understanding of the sect, and this is the biggest reason for attaching importance to the teacher and the teacher. If you encounter a blind eye, the permit to prove to you, known as the “winter melon”, is harmful to you. Since ancient times, Master Huineng has been the best example. Hui Neng is not literate. He listened to the “Dang Jing Jing” sentence and realized that after Huang Wu, he listened to the five ancestors and talked about the “Diamond Sutra”. After Yong Jiawu, he still went to see the six ancestors. Confirmation.

  Zen, teaching, law, secret, net

  If the word “religion” is used as a word, it usually refers to the worship and belief of a ghost, a Buddha and a Buddha. The word “religion” in Dharma has a deep meaning. The sect is Zen, the Buddha’s heart; the teaching is rational, it is the Buddha language. In fact, from the beginning of Shakyamuni, Zen is consistent. Although the Dharma is based on the heart, the Buddha speaks the three Tibetan teaching methods of the size and multiplication. In China, especially the masters of the late Ming Dynasty advocated the integration of Zen and Zen, and Zen cannot be taught. For example, at the end of the Tang Dynasty, he was appointed as the ancestor of the five ancestors of Huayanzong. He read the “Yuanjue Sutra” and enlightened him. He was also close to the gods and the three sects, and the gods would be disciples of the six ancestors. Guifeng is a meditation teacher who advocates teaching three religions and three sects. Dharma is blind and undivided, and each faction contains Zen, teaching, law, secret, and pure elements. Discipline is the foundation of all good deeds. The practice of luxury is all about the pure land of all kinds of things. However, there are many secret curses in the modern temples. After the Song Dynasty, the Zen is a double repair. The saying of “significant tact” after the Yuan Dynasty is also extremely common, and this is somewhat related to the tendency of Zen. Although Buddhism, which has become a miscellaneous and miscellaneous, has not been able to grasp the basic principles of meditation and meditation.

  Waist wrapped around 100,000, riding a crane on Yangzhou

  We can’t leave the way to teach and find another way to practice. The practice of the method has a classic basis for safety. The method used is not only effective and reliable, but must also be experienced by the Master, and teach the talents with the experience of the people who come from it. Someone often asks me: “Are you enlightened?” My answer is: “This is not important.” What is important is whether I can teach people how to practice and safely and effectively achieve the purpose of practice. When you have experience, or think that you are already enlightened, please tell me, see how I handled you at that time? The supplement, the diarrhea, the meditation, the teaching, the killing, and my affairs have nothing to do with you.

  In addition, I would like to advise you, that is what I often say to my disciples: “Being a monk is a matter of life, and practice is a matter of more life.” The same is true for all Buddhists. That is a matter of catastrophe, and in this life, we should learn to study Buddha as a lifelong thing. Don’t make a guest-like ticket, and you have to be exposed to the cold. Otherwise, it is just a matter of good roots.

  During the day, in the middle of the month, and during the year, arrange some time to repair and accumulate food. There is a saying: “The waist is wrapped around 100,000, and the crane rides on Yangzhou.” You have no money, you can’t get to Yangzhou. Similarly, if you want to become a Buddha, you must work hard, and you must study hard to learn the Dharma. The day.

  (From “The Life of the Book”, excerpts “Zongtong and Shutong”)