----- Original Message -----
Today 4 kinds of paper sent by Detong arrived here. 8 poems not
written in Calligraphy yet were requested by a Dharma friend who is the number 4 daughter in their family. So I used one each of the 4 kinds of paper to write 4 of those poems.
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F1355 終極考驗 P1117 Ultimate Trial
Root Reflection Yutang Lin
As intention and ideas arise, do not follow their flow.
Non-self, no grasping, and impermanence constitute fundamental teachings of the Dharma. For a practitioner, at the juncture of arising of intention or ideas, if reflection could be done in accordance with these fundamental principles, and thereby one becomes aware of subtle grasping to Self or intentions and of lack of appreciation of impermanence, then it would often be the case that extensive and useless delusive thoughts could be avoided.
The tantric Buddhist practice of Chod is basically working on destroying the fixed view, that we are grasping on firmly, that recognizes the corporeal body as one's Self. Generalizing from this practice, we could practice visualization of destroying all fixed ideas and views with a curved knife. As soon as all ideas and views no longer abide in and hold sway over our minds, we will naturally resume peace and tranquility of mind in original purity.
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