mindfulness

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Daily Practice

20 ~40 minutes

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Namo Fundamental Teacher Shakyamuni Buddha (3 times)

THE HEART OF PRAJNA PARAMITA SUTRA

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara,

While deeply immersed in prajna paramita,

Clearly perceived the empty nature of the five skandhas,

And transcended all suffering.

Shariputra! Form is not different from emptiness,

Emptiness is not different from form.

Form is emptiness, emptiness is form.

So it is with feeling, conception, volition, and consciousness.

Shariputra! All dharmas are empty in character;

Neither arising nor ceasing,

Neither impure nor pure,

Neither increasing nor decreasing.

Therefore, in emptiness, there is no form;

There is no feeling, conception, volition, or consciousness;

No eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, or mind;

No form, sound, smell, taste, touch, or dharmas;

No realm of vision, and so forth,

Up to no realm of mind-consciousness;

No ignorance or ending of ignorance, and so forth,

Up to no aging and death or ending of aging and death.

There is no suffering, no cause, no extinction, no path.

There is no wisdom and no attainment.

There is nothing to be attained.

By way of prajna paramita,

The bodhisattva’s mind is free from hindrances.

With no hindrances, there is no fear;

Freed from all distortion and delusion,

Ultimate nirvana is reached.

By way of prajna paramita,

Buddhas of the past, present, and future

Attain anuttara-samyak-sambodhi.

Therefore, prajna paramita

Is the great powerful mantra,

The great enlightening mantra,

The supreme and peerless mantra.

It can remove all suffering.

This is the truth beyond all doubt.

And the prajna paramita mantra is spoken thus:

Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha.  ⎈

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Read the Grand Master’s wisdom words as a guided meditation.  It can help you to maintain mindfulness.

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“In meditation, we let our thoughts settle.  Do not let the mind wander or become drowsy.  Be aware of each thought.  Neither delight in something good nor worry about something frightening.  Remember, ‘All forms are illusions.’  Maintain mindfulness without clinging to the duality of existence and emptiness. “ (Wisdom Words of the Grand Master)

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THREE REFUGES

I take refuge in the Buddha, may all sentient beings Understand the Great Way profoundly, and bring forth the bodhi mind.

I take refuge in the Dharma, may all sentient beings Deeply enter the sutra treasury, and have wisdom vast as the sea.

I take refuge in the Sangha, may all sentient beings Form together a great assembly, one and all in harmony.

FOUR GREAT VOWS

Countless are sentient beings,

I vow to liberate;

Endless are afflictions,

I vow to eradicate;

Measureless are the Dharmas,

I vow to master;

Supreme is the Buddha Way,

I vow to attain.

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