The Shurangama Sutra means solid end, is the study and practice of Mind, and our body consists of 6 senses, 6 ceilings, 6 consciousnesses.
The Legend of the Shurangama Sutra
Mainly with problems like how to understand awareness and then this awareness applies to the 6 senses, which is the nature of seeing, the nature of hearing … then applying the 6 senses and 6 consciousnesses, then gathering all the consciousnesses to be the mind, then why The Buddha taught that all dharmas do not come about naturally and are not caused by conditions, but all come about because the mind manifests?
So is the theory of dependent origination wrong? Why is reality relatively unreal? So we need to learn to understand: 1. What is Buddha nature, which is awareness in all species? 2. What is corn kernels? 3. What is Enlightenment applied to the 6 senses? 4. What is mind? 5. Why does everything happen because of the mind, but it does not come naturally and is not caused by predestined conditions?
The Buddha taught clearly and in great detail about Mind. Should carefully distinguish what is false mind, and true mind, dynamic and pure. The nature of the six senses, the six senses, and the sign of emptiness are indeed available, and exist simultaneously in space, and there are no major causes and conditions, nor are they naturally acquired by the six senses or consciousness; Because when the six senses and the six senses are in harmony with each other, it is not natural for us to grasp the original sense, but we must perceive the mind that is in harmony with the naked sense.
In The Shurangama Sutra The purpose of the Buddha wanted to show the congregation that everyone has a clear awareness, called Tanh Giac Dieu Minh (Dieu Tanh Chon Nhu) or Tathagatagarbha or Chan Tam… Six roots are the roots of reincarnation, six roots It is also the root of liberation. In the view of the six senses, following discrimination is the root of ignorance, in the view of non-discrimination is Nirvana. That is the way back to Awareness. HT. Thich Hue Hung translated: “The scene is the dharma, the mind is born and the mind is distinguished. The scene and the mind cannot be separated, but they consider themselves to be pure. In fact, they are full of false hope and confusion. , all belong to the subtle distinction, only relying on that subtle distinction to maintain the other tranquil scene, once there is no more discrimination, the scene of samadhi will immediately disappear, called samādhi. consciousness of birth and death for peace of mind, the truth has not been enlightened to the available real mind, has mistakenly assumed it to be true. Tu Lang Nghiem great concentration cannot be like that.”
Therefore, practicing Surangama yogis must keep strict precepts, especially not having lustful mind, or just mind mantras, that is, when chanting mantras silently, we know that there is mindfulness, or false consciousness, among the four majesty. always be alert. The Buddha first taught the Samadhi Meditation method, called the Great Buddha’s Head, Surangama King, which is a wonderful and dignified way, also the method leading to the final liberation of the ten directions Tathagatas. Sentient beings from beginningless time up to now, birth and death continuously, just because they do not know the truth of the permanent mind, their pure and clear nature, and are dependent on delusions and false ideas, so they have reincarnation. The Buddhas of the ten directions and the same path are separated from birth and death by direct thought, because their minds and actions are upright, so from beginning to end, to the steps, in the middle, there are no crooked signs. So:
– The right knowledge of the wrong knowledge of the host and the guest (dualism) is the liberation of all afflictions, interlaced causes and conditions, also self-awareness and enlightenment.
– The journey to the true essence is the “Light of Existence” in each moment of living mindfully with “Ordinary Mind”, at ease.
The Story of the Shurangama Sutra
What is Buddha-nature, which is the awareness of all beings?
Human life is like a river of consciousness flowing forever in samsara. Buddha went through and found the way to enlightenment from that stream of birth and death. As a child of Buddha, I vow to follow in his footsteps with faith and happiness. Compassion and wisdom, compassion is the bodhisattva conduct, wisdom is the seed of the witness.
The only theory that consciousness consists of four parts: the part of the view, the part, the awareness part, and the awareness of awareness part. Self-realization is part of our enlightened nature and that other gods and animals can never have because it has no aggregate consciousness. Our consciousness at birth is called mind. That is, the remaining 4 aggregates after the rupa aggregate are our body. Consciousness-perception-perception aggregate is our mind. Consciousness is the part of our mind that is the activity of the brain when it comes to form. It is an energy in essence. The part of the subject is our 6 senses combined with the ceiling to create consciousness.
The ceiling scene is the object of the base called the general part. When we are conscious, we have a simple awareness of the brain called self-realization, that is, knowing the object by consciousness. By self-evidence we clearly know what the object is, give it a name with its shape and nature. The first awareness, called discriminating consciousness, is the first awareness or concious awareness.
The Buddha who can see that all living things or inanimate objects have this first enlightenment called Buddha-nature. That is, everything seems to have a knowing to exist by itself. The Earth itself knows how to survive on its own by rotating around the sun and rotating itself, then having an atmosphere around it to destroy any galactic foreign matter that flies into the earth will burn up because this layer of the atmosphere. All things have a survival instinct, especially sentient animals. That survival instinct is the first knowing of all things called self-realization of consciousness. Even the smallest atom has a negatively charged electron flying around a nucleus with an opposite positive charge.
So it will be absorbed, but if it enters the nucleus, it will destroy it, so it has to fly around with a fixed trajectory to survive on its own without being destroyed. The survival instinct is our first know. Next is consciousness, there is a second knowing that we know ourselves, intuitively that we are aware of that survival instinct called awareness of awareness That is our enlightened nature, Only humans and gods have this nature. Buddha taught that enlightenment is not the final stop. Cross the river, leave the raft behind and continue on, then practice enlightenment.
What is enlightenment?
The Buddha sat in meditation under the Bodhi tree and attained enlightenment. Enlightenment is finding the truth and having opened the Dharma wheel of the Four Noble Truths, which is the liberation of sentient beings’ human lives.
So enlightenment does not mean that we study and then return the lesson, but that we find the truth to liberate ourselves. It is the self-lowering torch that goes to liberation. We follow the heels of Punishment to free ourselves. And then practice the bodhisattva practice to save people. As children of the Buddha, we all wish we could practice diligently according to the Buddha and attain enlightenment, but this aspiration is not just at the point of aspiration. Finally is the destruction of this longing to go through the emptiness of the mindstream. It is the absolute of liberation from being tied to anything and being completely free. Freedom, emptiness, no-self, realizing the true nature of all dharmas, the true appearance of all dharmas. The insight after meditation and discovering the truth of all things according to the Buddha is the path to enlightenment.
Similar to the image of the sea surface being waved by the rising wind. Practicing to make the waves and storms disappear, the sea surface is calm and warm, and since then the sea water is transparent because of the stillness, we can find the bottom of the sea by contemplation in meditation. Contemplation is to bring the mind to the object, projection is to see clearly. Wisdom will flash from that contemplation and enlightenment.
River of Mind: Pure Land (I)
From a scientific point of view, when we contemplate the bottom of the sea to see the truth, at least we have studied the Buddhadharma to plant the Buddha seeds into the bottom of that sea to see the truth taught by the Buddha. . Thinking logically is learning the Buddhadharma and then practicing meditation, meditating, and realizing the truth by letting go of society without attachment and staying awake with mindfulness like attention and action every day. To step up to awareness, one must be absolutely free, not bound by the inferred consciousness of the self. From there, we can see the truth of all things, not because of our own consciousness of attaching them to it.
Because all things come from consciousness, and this consciousness is our own creation. Consciousness-only thought that the realization of the part of consciousness is reasonable with this awareness. There are many practitioners who study awareness from water awareness to true enlightenment of the human mind stream. But gathering is the self-evidence of consciousness only. Zen Buddhism holds that the awareness inherent in us from birth is in the store consciousness called Buddha nature. Just lift the clouds away and the moon will appear clearly. The problem is how to lift the clouds away, and when the moon appears, it must be present in order for it to appear. So how to lift the clouds away? How to make sure there is a moon to appear is necessary to understand the practice. Zen Buddhism answers that the moon already in us is Buddha nature and lifts the clouds away with koan meditation. Other sects do not think so. The moon has a degree of practice, studying and thinking about the Buddhadharma, and lifting the clouds away by meditating, depending on the method of practice. From a scientific perspective today, Cambridge University has researched and concluded that all sentient beings have the ability to perceive for self-preservation called consciousness. the other known as self-aware. They explain that knowing is knowing yourself and knowing your surroundings, and self-aware knowledge is knowing the second knowing you already know the first knowing.
The full text of the Cambridge University 2012 Conference of Neuroscientists is as follows: On July 7 this year, a group of neuroscientists convening at Cambridge University signed a document officially declaring that non-human animals, “including all mammals and birds, and many other creatures, including octopuses” are conscious. Humans are more than just conscious—they are also self-aware. Scientists differ on the difference between consciousness and self-awareness, but here is one common explanation: Consciousness is awareness of one’s body and one’s environment; self-awareness is recognition of that consciousness—not only understanding that one exists, but further…