Venerable Master Hsuan Hua:

Across the sea of suffering, one leaves the revolving wheel,
The rains disperse, the heavens clear; just then the moon is fully bright.
The Qian source is the Way-substance, among people the sage.
His undecaying golden body is rare in the world.
Cast off birth; what need of thousand-year elixirs?
Attain extinction; why wait ten thousand kalpas?
Five dwellings ended, the two deaths disappear forever.
Roam at will from East to West, throughout the Dharma Realm.

上宣下化老和上:

度過苦海出輪迴 雨霽天晴月正輝
乾元道體人中聖 不壞金軀世上稀
脫生何須千年藥 證滅豈待萬劫期
二死永亡五住盡 逍遙法界任東西

Venerable Master Hsuan Hua (Water Mirror Reflecting Heaven):

Often manifesting the sound of the waves at Potola,
He has the deepest affinities with beings of the Saha world.
His thousand hands protect and support sentient beings;
His wisdom eyes gaze upon the unfortunate ones.
He wishes to forever calm the waves in the sea of suffering,
And to alleviate the pain and distress in the hells.
Reciting his name eradicates all calamities.
Bowing reverently brings one blessings and wisdom.

水鏡回天錄白話解:

普陀常現海潮音 娑婆眾生緣最深
千手護持有情者 慧眼照見不幸人
苦海波濤望永息 地獄痛楚願填平
稱名能解一切難 禮拜自獲福慧臻

Venerable Master Hsuan Hua:

Cultivation is about “watching our every move; staying close to home (the mind) whether walking, standing, sitting, or lying down.”

Venerable Master Hsuan Hua:

In cultivation, investigating Ch’an is just mindfulness of the Buddha, and mindfulness of the Buddha is investigating Ch’an. People who are able to investigate Ch’an are the ones who are able to be mindful of the Buddha, and being able to be mindful of the Buddha gives you the ability to investigate Ch’an. 


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