甲午冬末 弘聖靈覺 略筆
— a miraculous sound from the self-nature
Following “Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva’s Perfect Understanding of the Ear,” chosen by Mañjuśrī, Buddha appears in this secular world. It is the authentic religious body. Pureness comes from hearing. If we want to reach the state of samadhi, we should cultivate the contemplation of causes and conditions by listening to the miraculous dharma. With sound (in this secular world, it is better to name it in a convenient manner “Yuan-He-Miao-Yi”), we practice and understand, voice is articulate with good causes. Hearing the sound, we return to our original personalities. Giving up using consciousness, we return to our roots of senses. Not attached to language, words and ideologies, returning the hearing and listen to the self-nature. Then, you can reach the supreme Dao.
Buddha preaches with sound and music. Generally speaking, sound is heard by the ears, transcending languages. Now, the Yuan-He-Miao-Yin is a specific and unique kind of saying, with chanting as the medium.
Yuan-He-Miao-Yin is the pureness and harmony of life. Yuan-He-Miao-Yin means the miraculous Dharma, sound and music. Yuan-He-Miao-Yin is the mantra of our original roots of senses, true words, Buddhist songs, Zen chants, and Buddha sounds. It surpasses the appearance and consciousness, not to attach with singing. Listen to it by following good works to eliminate your distresses and return to your true self. This contract does nothing to accomplish something. In other words, we achieve the state of not doing anything with doing something, doing with not doing anything, and not doing anything with doing. The music shows us with sonority, clarity, clearness, tenderness, sadness, brightness, harmonious, and elegance, though eight different tones: beautiful tone, soft tone, harmonious tone, respectful tone and wise tone, non-effeminate tone, unerring tone, deep and far- reaching tone and inexhaustible tone.
Yuan-He-Miao-Yin is a major course of practice in Yi Jue Yuan and the means of preaching Buddhism. When we are practicing ourselves, the appearance outside is a useful media, having Qi, a positive power i.e., wisdom and energy. It helps us to overcome barriers and disasters in this world. Elevating our souls, it helps solve problems at heart and cures our illness. Thanks to modern technology, we can store it, copy it, and make it portable to promote its features and maximize its functions. It is idea for both urgent help and gradual soothing. If listeners can return to their authentic nature and find out causes when hearing this music, it will be miraculous. Then, she or he will accomplish the supreme Dao. Following cause and effect, she or he will be inspired. At the time of obtaining epiphany, the listener will forget the subject and object, self and other to become one. Listeners will be happy at heart, pleasant, touched, harmony, and tranquil. Conveying in the appearance, then it will be tears, standing hairs, yawn, feelings worship, closed eyes, and resting. Sutra says: For all lives, when they hear the sound of Buddha, they will be clam and clear at hearts, joy and laughter. With hairs raised, tear burst. These people were Buddha and bodhisattva in past lives, not ordinary people. However, if people are entangled with karma, when listening to it for the first time, they will feel scared and difficult to bear. If they can accept it daringly, in no time, they will be cleansed and obtain joy. The miraculous music of Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva is the music of Buddhism, functioning from season to season better than any other sound in this world. With the empowerment of supreme awakening, the power is incredible.
The goal of practicing Buddhism is enlightenment, through the practice and empowerment of Yuan-He-Miao-Yin, we will be more concentrated on meditation. The music helps us to examine ourselves, and overcome distractions to enter the ultimate state of mediation. Then, we will put down all thinking to tranquility, returning to our authentic senses. Likewise, music connects with our hearts; sounds the deep sea of senses. It is the music of Zen. Practicing deeply with Yuan-He-Miao-Yin, we can be purified our soul and heart, the music benefits not only ourselves but also other people. The purest light enters, heaven and earth follow. People who only listen to Yan-He-Miao-Yin can benefit a lot from it. The profoundly produced Yuan-He-Miao-Yi promotes the field of energy, with virtue and morals. With virtue as the entity, methods the use of appearance. Without any actuality, it achieves nothing. If the origin goes astray, it applies in wrong ways, Therefore, Yuan-He-Miao-Yin achieves profound virtue and moral with great vows.
Practicing Yuan-He-Miao-Yin, we must be respectful and sincere, as the old saying, “to restrain desires, to acquire knowledge, to be sincere, to rectify one’s thoughts, to cultivate oneself, to put one’s family in order, to govern the country, and to bring peace to the world.” With ultimate sincerity, we achieve pureness. From pureness, we obtain equality. With equality, we gain awareness. In a breath, cause and effect appear and fade. Chanting the Yuan-He-Miao-Yin with concentration, we should not become attached to external forms and, at the same time, maintain a mind of calmness and stillness within. Then, you will be free from false thoughts to understand the mind and see the nature. When cause and effect come and go, you will be inspired to achieve great understanding. The states of mediation differ greatly. Without meditation, we obtain no wisdom. Wisdom manifests power so that the effects of Yuan-He-Miao-Yin can inspire a great understanding.
The universe is created by a shock wave of thoughts. All things created by the mind alone. Yuan-He-Miao-Yin is the wave field of senses, such as pureness and equality, with will power as the body, the wave as appearance, the force field as applications.
If we listen to it with our hearts, our body and soul will be stabilized; spirits, conserved; conscious and wisdom, appease; magnetic field, adjusted; dimensions, connected; human body codes, started; potentials, unlocked; instincts, restored; hatred, cleansed; misunderstanding, clarified; fate, turns benignantly. It is like turning with the positive return. The pure mind is the pure land. Receiving the miraculous sound with sincere heart, we will obtain the ultimate, liberation.
First draft on late winter 2014
Revision on early summer, 2015