Patriarch Teachings

Teachings by the Abbot

September 15, 2012
The Master was lecturing to all practitioners and he said, “The Buddha is pure and clear. He has four kinds of purity and clarity. They are as followings: To stabilize the mind is to hold the precept; holding the precept is able to obtain Samadhi; when obtaining Samadhi, the inner wisdom will evolve. What is to stabilize the mind? What is the precept?
July 17, 2012
A practitioner of meditation balances their mind and adjusts his intentions properly. First, they purify the mind with humility, fold the legs into the lotus posture; withdraw the six senses; and listen and focus inwardly; keep the mind clear and free of delusion; and avoid the pitfall of drowsiness and restlessness.
May 14, 2012
A Bodhisattva on the path of wisdom should exhibit great compassion and aspire to attain Samadhi—not just for one’s own liberation, but also for the sake of liberating all sentient beings. In this way, all attachments to forms are relinquished and any entanglement with worldly affairs ends. Thus, the body and mind are unified, and movement and tranquility become inseparable.