Precious Teaching

The Best Cleanser for Your Inner Heart
05/27/2019 Buddhism & Life
Holy Master holding a lotus as the symbol of a pure heart

Holy Master Ziguang Shang Shi gave a speech to the students of Zen instructor class:

It is difficult to be a bodhisattva. There are many beings in the saha world to be delivered; their afflictions would pass to you and you might become afflicted as well. How to remove your afflictions and transform into one from the purified Pure Land? When we say Pure Land, it means a pure heart. There would be no pure land with an impure heart. Dharma requires purity, which refers purifying the heart.

Taking a lot of showers is not necessarily pure; that is merely superficial. Not everyone can purify it successfully. You clean it up, but it comes back, constantly piling dust onto your heart. At the end your heart becomes too heavy, and it does not have enough power to endure the burden of dust. When there is too much mud, your heart is broken, or shattered.

How to get rid of the bad smell from the heart? Start with the Noble Eightfold Path. It is to wash off the smell from your physical body, from your heart, and to cleanse the dirt, the negative complaint, and attachment from your heart. Therefore, in order to help everyone and save every being, Sakyamuni Buddha told them, the Noble Eightfold Path is to solve

people's mud problem - the best cleanser. How does the cleanser work? To purify something impure. To do inner cleansing, it requires cultivation to attain Enlightenment. Only those who have a certain awakening can cleanse thoroughly, while others are not able to do it completely.

All Buddhas and Bodhisattvas are stepping on a lotus, which symbolizes their pure hearts. Even a lotus flower grows in the mud, it is still beautiful.

The birthday cake for Holy Master Ziguang Shang Shi
https://youtu.be/ejIy7O2wrYk

Event: Holy Master Ziguang Shang Shi's Birthday Convention

Venue: Great Hero Hall

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