Bodhidharma’s Bloodstream Sermon

Terjemahan Indonesia: Ceramah Aliran Darah oleh Bodhidharma



Originates from Zen Patriarch Bodhidharma.
Note: This comes from <Tripitaka Sutra> Chapter 48

Opening verse:
3 Realms arise together, returning as One Heart, Future and Past Buddhas, Transmit from Heart to Heart, not erecting any written characters.


Bloodstream Sermon

By Dr. Tan Kheng Khoo

The mind is Buddha, nirvana or enlightenment.

This is the reality of self-nature.
The mind is Buddha-nature.
Whoever sees his own nature is a Buddha.
It is useless invoking Buddhas, reciting sutras, making offerings and keeping precepts, if you don’t see your own nature.
Running around all day looking for a Buddha is a thorough waste of time.
Just realize your own nature.
There is no Buddha outside your own Buddha-nature.
The nature of this mind is basically empty, neither pure or impure.
This nature is free of cause and effect.
This Buddha-nature needs not practice or realize.
It does no good or evil; it does not observe precepts.
It is not lazy or energetic.
It does nothing.
A Buddha is not a Buddha.
Without seeing your nature, you cannot practice thoughtlessness all the time.
This mind or Buddha-nature is not the sensual mind.
It never lived or died throughout the kalpas.
The mind has no form and its awareness no limit.
“ A tathagata’s forms are endless. And so is his awareness”.
Our mind is the same as the mind of all Buddhas.
“Everything that has form is an illusion”.
“ Wherever you are, there is a Buddha.”
We’ve always had our Buddha-nature.
Our mind is the Buddha: don’t worship a Buddha with a Buddha.
Once a person realizes his mind or Buddha-nature, he stops creating karma.Your mind is like space: you cannot grasp it.

It has no cause or effect.
No one can fathom it.
This mind is not outside the body, which has no awareness.
It is not the body that moves; it is the mind that moves.

This sermon speaks of the Buddha-nature, which is empty and has no form.
We always have had the Buddha-nature within us, and this sermon also describes in detail what is the Buddha-nature.
But it does not teach us how to see our Buddha-nature.~~~~~~~~~~~

The above is a pretty accurate summary of the sermon.Enjoy!

Hope you pick up Keys to help you in Cultivation!

Cheers all.

Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
Lama Lotuschef

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