Separation is the method of meditation when practicing the righteous Dharma, leading to the ultimate goal of liberation from samsara, the attainment of naturalization and nirvana. Practitioners need single-minded devotion.
No is No, No. Fully understood, this word has six meanings:
1. After all, no, nothing at all. For example: No-self, no beginning, no end…
2. Sometimes it doesn’t exist, other times it does. Example: Unintentionally, by accident…
3. There are few, not enough levels needed. Example: No intention, no mind…
4. Did not receive anything that should have been noticed. For example: No delusion, no mind (no shame in doing bad things)…
5. Having received something wrong should be considered as not. Example: No plan, no direction…
6. Means opposite, opposite. Eg: Stupid (not lucid, meaning ignorant), unscrupulous (nothing leaked, omission means ultimate perfection)…
The Mind of No Sign is also called the Mind of No, which means like the Mind of No Headquarters, the Mind of Immaculate Conception, the Mind of Contemplation… That is the Mind that does not abide in any scene, in a single dharma. That is the Mind of Equality, without discrimination, never agitated, always at ease.
Going back to the example of the owner of the house and the guest who came to the house, compared with the three cases mentioned about the General, the General, and the General, here the case of No sign is explained as follows: The owner’s mind has been released. from the Three Realms, including the Realm of Desire, the Realm of Form and the Realm of No Form. This is the Mind of Non-discrimination, no longer treating, no longer thinking about the owner and the guest who comes to the house. This is also called the Ordinary Mind, as pure and spacious as Thai Hu with the attitude of Peace and Freedom, which means that the owner still accepts transactions with the guest who comes to the house as usual in the world, but the Mind has lost its mind. Sign, Immaculate, without a single dharma to disturb.
Separation (Part 4)
Phap Bao Dan Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch Hue Neng, the private part of Dinh Tue has the sentence:
Dear intellectual, our method from the past up to now has taken Non-Concept as the School, the Formless as the Body, and the Non-Roman as the Root. Signless is the place where the General leaves the General… Leaving the General, the Dharma body becomes pure…
The Vajra Sutra in the year As Ly Thuc Kien, interpreting the meaning: Seeing the Truth as Truth has a sentence: Buddha told Mr. Tu Bo De Pham possessing the general class of false hope; Weak view of the generals of non-generals ie the Tathagata. Interpretation: Anything that has a form is a lie; If you see signs that are not generals, then you can call it seeing the Tathagata.
Also Vajrayana Sutrachapter 26, the Dharmakaya is non-formal, the Buddha said a verse teaching people to develop their minds to seek the way:
Disadvantage of fall,
The sound of falling,
The visionary acts evil
Inability to see the Tathagata,
If, based on our appearance and image, whether we see it with our eyes or in our imagination, then believe that we have seen and met us,
Or based on the sound of prayer for our mouth to come out and believe that it is enough for us to hear the prayer,
It was that person who followed the evil religion
And it is impossible to see the Tathagata, the Dharma body or the Dharma-nature of the Tathagata, meaning the true Tathagata. Reason: That person only sees the Sign but does not see the nature of the Buddha.
No Sign is also called the Sign of Nirvana with the meaning of Nirvana.
A specific example of the formless in the history of Buddhism in Vietnam, a shining example of the light of Dao light left for future Buddhists to look at. That was the case of King Tran Nhan Tong (1258-1358), the First Patriarch of Truc Lam Zen sect whose Tong only entered the world and acted. During his life, the king displayed the realization of No Significance and Separation of Generals, integrated into worldly life in all different situations, depending on his miraculous effects in spreading the Dharma to save birth:
With inherent goodwill, Crown Prince Tran Kham at the age of 16 forgot that he was the future Crown Prince who would ascend the throne to succeed the Tran dynasty and asked his father’s permission, Tran Thanh Tong, to leave home, but was not approved. Tran Kham played the role of the Crown Prince in the world where he was Ly General Crown Prince.
Having ascended the throne at the age of 20, the third king of the Tran dynasty in the position of emperor Tran Nhan Tong considered the rule of the country and the people as a lifetime legacy. The Buddha’s son, Tran Kham, was converted by chance, loving the people like his own son, so he was on the throne, but Vo General, in the Heart, did not have a General as king. The nation felt compassion in that father-son relationship, so they called him the Bodhisattva King, the Buddha King.
General of Cups (Part 5)
At the age of 27, King Tran Nhan Tong personally led his army to fight in the front, working together with his soldiers to drive away the Mongols and bring powerful soldiers and generals to plot to invade the country of their ancestors. When winning, the enemy lost and ran without an order to pursue and destroy, without taking prisoners, they provided food to return to the country. In his position as the king as a general to defeat the foreign invaders, the king in the heart had no sign, there was no champion of the victor and the general of the enemy.
As the first Zen master of the Truc Lam sect, King Tran Nhan Tong focused on educating the nation, eliminating superstition to cleanse ignorance in the minds of the people. The rich article Cu Tran Lac Dao clearly expressed the principle of Entering the world, living happily according to the Righteous Way. Even in the Mind of the First Patriarch, he also saw the mark of No Form, being a Zen Master without a Zen Master
determined again. The rich article Cu Tran Lac Dao has a sentence:
For The Mindless Scenes of Meditation!
Interpretation: For all the Scenes of Condition that keep the Mind of No Sign, then why learn to meditate, the meaning is no longer necessary.
Separation is a method of meditation when practicing the righteous Dharma, leading to the ultimate goal of liberation from samsara and entry Nirvana. Practitioners need to wholeheartedly believe:
Do not accept the General to escape from the world of Desire and the Realm of Form.
Don’t Break the General to get rid of the Formless Realm, get rid of the extreme attitude of Accepting Emptiness, and get lost in Utopia.
To practice the Ly General, consider it as the Instruction, the Dharma application where the General is separated from the General.
Realizing the Signless, seeing it as the True Suchness of Dharma, this is the ultimate goal of Liberation, and the attainment of No Remnant Nirvana: Mindfulness but No Thoughts, Cultivation but No Cultivation, Action but No Action, Transforming sentient beings without there are sentient beings to be.