Author: Derek

  • 大乘佛教的“願”

    大乘佛教的“願”

    何謂大乘佛教的“願”? “眾生無邊誓願度;煩惱無盡誓願斷;法門無盡誓願學;佛道無上誓願成” – 四弘願 大乘十波羅蜜中,“方便”,“願”,“力”,“智”為前六基礎波羅蜜(“布施”,“持戒”,“忍辱”,“精進”,“禪定”,“般若”)基礎打好以後之後四修行項目。 “方便”為法身(真理)於法界(總體)的綜合應用;“願”為生命的目標與定位;“力”和“智”為定位後生出的法界總體內外力量與智慧。 如世間法一樣,有目標才有進步;出世間心靈法亦然。但是,前者是以自我為中心,後者則是以宇宙真理和法界總體為中心。 行者成就了前六波羅蜜後,體會到法身(能),與法界(所)後,便有條件在生活中靈活運用(方便),訂立生命目標(願),並在生命洪流中往目標進發(行願)。 故,越遠大深廣的目標,就會帶領行者走向越遠大深廣的生命狀態和境界。所以佛菩薩的願,如地藏菩薩本願,藥師如來本願,普賢行願,都是遠大深廣,無邊無量的。 華嚴導師建議,修行者可每年寫下自己的願,並每年拿出來檢討,看一年來有否進步,及是否有需要修改改進。 時間性上,不必局限如某個時空,而可寫個應用於整個法界和生命洪流的願。例如這刻我的願為: 1.他日成佛,願內心害怕緊張者,放鬆調和,淡定自若,正信向前 2.他日成佛,願內心自覺不美者,會自本心,無邊燦爛,本自具足 3.他日成佛,願內心沈迷各欲望者,察覺自省,具勇猛力,抽拔超脫 4.他日成佛,願失魂被動生活者,得習專一,會動靜定,主動人生,正念前行 5.他日成佛,願內心迷惘前路者,遇善因緣,會其正趣,奮發向上 6.他日成佛,願遇困難挫折者,得大力勇毅,善人扶持指點,繼續前行 7.他日成佛,願福德資糧不足者,知正方法,積建資糧,助正法行 8.他日成佛,願稍有成就者,遇善知識,續知上路,繼續廣深 9.他日成佛,願得自在者,分享其法,助他眾生,同得自在,成大自在 10.他日成佛,願大自在者,會佛本心,超二越一,無智無得,滙歸本元,無邊綻放 有願有心,有心有力,祝願大家都能發起正願,讓生命開展,成長,芬芳,燦爛,實現幸福的人生。

  • 觀照,照住,照見

    觀照,照住,照見

    心經云,觀自在菩薩,行深般若波羅蜜多時,照見五蘊皆空,度一切苦厄。 華嚴導師曰,修行有三步:觀照,照住,照見 止住妄想後(不是沒有思想,是沒有ego小我之二創修改),剩下來的現象和境界為觀。 觀當分為二時,含”能”觀之般若智慧,和”所”觀之森羅萬象。 般若智(能),為離相融相之不二本體覺性;而森羅萬象(所)包括了全體之身心有無,即心經中提及到的5蘊18界12因緣4諦2無,41大類人生組成板塊。 見性後,超越板塊,為觀;未見性,或迷於板塊時,為散亂顛倒。 明心見性後,為何要繼續起觀?因為覺悟只是短暫,片面的,未徹底,未窮盡。i.e. 41板塊中,只能在某些板塊中自在,餘下的板塊中還有無明,障礙,對立。所以還要繼續起觀,繼續摸索,成長,前行。 在此路上,意識到當前障礙,並且用生命能量去探索問題,焦點,為觀照;認清障礙,並聚焦生命能於問題和解決困難上時,為照住;問題得到圓滿解決和超越時,為照見。 所以“觀”自(自心),在菩薩(本體起用),行深般若波羅蜜多(能)時,照見五蘊(所)皆空(不是沒有,是不二中超越了)。 所以,明心見性,止住妄想,對於初學者來說,是目的。但對於高階行者,才是起點。 真理水平999

  • Stillness

    Stillness

    There are 3 levels of stillness: 1) In elementary stillness, phenomena come to a stand still; 2) In intermediate stillness, the thinking mind is stilled and centered amist changing phenomena; 3) In advanced stillness, one dissolves into the Source, transcends the move-still duality, and all unfold in perfect harmony. Level of truth 999

  • 不動

    不動

    身心不郁動 現象界照動 唯有般若中 離融動不動 行者的心,隨著正確的修行,會越來越清明,越來越廣闊,越來越燦爛,越來越平靜 開始調身,身平靜 繼而調心,心平靜 進而找本心,至大平靜 小平靜中相不動 中平靜中意不動 大平靜中為般若,離動靜,融動靜,無靜無不靜 是為不動 生命水平997

  • 修行核心 – 能與所

    修行核心 – 能與所

    能為本心,所為現象 修行就是修心。先靜妄心,再找真心,然後置真心(能)於一處(所)。 置心一處,生命成長,開展,無事不辦。 最後人生定位至無邊無量,孕育生化萬物之無始無終不二源頭,重重無盡,無盡成長,無盡超越。 在此方向,若能置心(真心,本心,不二心)一處,便行行可修行,到處可修行。i.e. 工作可修行,家庭可修行,食飯可修行,掃地可修行,以至生活就是修行。 凡夫萬法中流轉聲聞悟能無有所緣覺能所中自在菩薩活用能所二普賢圓滿能所一佛圓滿中能所泯

  • Life body mind relationship

    Life body mind relationship

    Know thyself. To know one’s body, is amatuer,To know one’s mind, is skillful,To know Life underneath body-mind, is master. Taochat Jun 2024 – Life body mind relationship

  • 捨識用根

    捨識用根

    能看之性能為眼根 能聽之性能為耳根 能嘗味能表達之性能為舌根 能聞能呼吸之性能為鼻根 能感受和運用物質身體之性能為身根 能感知和運用思想之性能為意根 六根不是身體之器官(眼耳鼻舌身腦),而是生命之性能。 當六根接觸六塵(色聲香味觸法)時,覺者透過根匯入實相;而凡夫則馬上啟動識性,送到大腦做註冊歸類分析推理更生儲存。 識性是線性的(linear), 而根性則是全方位(360°non-linear). 識性只有過去記憶,未來推理,缺乏對當下之覺知(塵境一來馬上轉入識性輪轉),並束縛於慣常之思路與意識形態;而根性則能專注當下,全方位的感受生命,並能活潑的運用六根去投入生活,活出生活,並邁向未知。 人困惑痛苦之根源為無明,而無明之根本就是以為自己是識性。識性越發達,無明通常越強大,越難感受識性之下之內之根性和生命,以至大部分時間都在顛倒妄想,無明流轉。 故修行人第一個大關卡為識性,要學習捨識用根,穩定生命於六根,而不是識性。 能量水平965

  • Life Body Mind Relationship 生命身心關係

    Life Body Mind Relationship 生命身心關係

    What is the relationship between Life, Body, and Mind?How does Life enter body, and how does the mind process it?What’s the difference between Memory-driven life vs. Wisdom-driven life? Join us for a revealing discussion in coming online community Taochat: Date: Jun9 (Sun)Time: 8-9pm (Hong Kong Time) All are welcomeFree of chargeBilingual English and ChinesePM Derek…

  • Taoist Sleeping Meditation

    Taoist Sleeping Meditation

    Work well, play well, sleep well Taoist Sleeping Meditation WorkshopWellness Month 2024Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

  • Not-doing vs. Non-doing

    Not-doing vs. Non-doing

    “Not-doing” leads to passiveness, detachment, egocentric giving up of, and flatness in life; whereas “Non-doing” allows active, free, vibrant participation, and manifestation of life, beyond the egoic self. Such is the essence of Chinese non-duality, as described in Taoist and Buddhism classics.

  • 鬆緊

    鬆緊

    鬆,內心境界出現,覺力捕捉,定力專注,慧力轉化 緊,境界回歸一點,境界伏沉,能量儲備,擇日重賽 只鬆不緊,隨波逐流,生命能量散失 只緊不鬆,死守境界,生命無從綻放 鬆緊有度,逐出逐化,持續向上,至化無可化,無邊綻放 能量水平 966 Loose, what is appears, catch it with awareness, embrace it with focus, transform it with wisdom Tight, go back to one point, phenomena sink, energy accumulate, resume work later Knowing only loose but not tight, one flows with life aimlessly, life energy dissipates Knowing only tight but not…

  • 法身大士

    法身大士

    法身,為法界本體身,它周遍含容,無邊無量,離形融相,為萬物(包括人)之源頭,和其持續變化之動力與可能。 明心見性者,找到了這本體法身,體悟到這無常身心世界之背後,是這不生不滅,不一不二之永恆法身。故短暫身心衍生出來的對立顛倒與煩惱,不再顯得那麼緊迫和苦惱。肉體的無常變化,生滅往來,就像浩瀚花園裡的微細鳥蟲般渺小和虛幻。由小的個人身心悟到大的無量法身,故名法身大士。 覺悟法身大士後,還有後續功夫。先要做到自身之穩定(十住),再實行到生活點滴中(十行),繼之擴大心量至所有時空(十迴向)。到達個人層面的圓滿後,下一步是在出離心中協助其他眾生達到同樣的圓滿(十地)。直至到達無眾生可度之等覺妙覺位(離我人眾生壽者相),為成佛,涅槃,無上正等正覺。 真理水平999

  • Timing 時機

    Timing 時機

    When the ego is transcended, mental notion of time disappears. What left then, is the unseen propensities and intentions come into manifestations, when conditions are right. In such state, timing is always perfect, universally fair, and just. Level of truth 950 我相超越後, 心理的時間概念就會消失. 剩下來的, 是我相習性隨因緣和合的顯現和消散, 與無盡生命之開展和顯現. 在這狀態中, 時機會捕捉的剛剛好, 世界是永恆的公平, 與平等. 真理水平950

  • Taochat 2024 – Transcending Emotions

    Taochat 2024 – Transcending Emotions

    How do emotions arise? How to manage and transcend them? 4 steps to emotional stability Mindfulness training Live Q&A Come join us on first session of Taochat 2024 – Transcending Emotions Online Zoom meeting Date: Apr14th (Sun) Time: 8-9pm Hong Kong time Bilingual English & Chinese Free of charge PM Derek to RSVP 情緒如何生起? 如何管理並超越情緒?…

  • Human intelligence vs. artificial intelligence

    Human intelligence vs. artificial intelligence

    What is Intelligence? What is fundamental difference between human intelligence and artificial intelligence (AI)? When AI becomes more developed, what value could human still brings to the world, and to our own lives? A forum is upcoming this year, that brings together technological and traditional cultural leaders, to start discussing the above. If you are…

  • Taoist teachers, students

    Taoist teachers, students

    The universe responses, continuously. When we humble our “selves”, and ask for guidance, teachers and teachings appear. They could appear in different forms (a teacher, friend, family member, colleague, boss, team, customer, client, regulator, stranger, or even as general phenomena). When the student is adapt and mature, the “selves” become quiet, and the separation between…

  • New Year insight

    New Year insight

    Besides exchanging blessings and red pockets, some Chinese would ask fortune at temples during Chinese New Year, to get direction and insight for the year. Insight are divided into three groups, (上) refers to positive messages, (中) refers to neutral messages, and (下) refers to cautionary messages. May your insights be the most positive ones…

  • New Year of the Dragon

    New Year of the Dragon

    Happy Chinese New Year of the Dragon! May your year be filled with strength, vibrancy, and prosperity! #CNY2024#blessings

  • Transcending the ego-mind

    Transcending the ego-mind

    Life constructed by the ego-mind, is known, linear, logical, therefore is rigid, and limited. Life transcending the ego-mind, is nonlinear, lead by vision, integrated with wisdom, thus is flexible, and unlimited. #life#ego#logical#rigid#limited #life#vision#wisdom#flexible#unlimited

  • Negotiation, Customer Service, Healing

    Negotiation, Customer Service, Healing

    Masters settle conflicts before they arise – Inner Canon of Yellow Emperor Applicable in Negotiation, Customer Service, and Health. Amateurs struggle from conflicts to conflicts, Smart ones settles early when conflicts start to arise, Masters maintain oneself and relationship in optimal states.