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BUDDHISM:HEWSDMF

CMPASSINANDAWAKENING

CNTENTS

CHAPTERNE:INRDUCIN

CHAPTERTW:WHATISBUDDH|SM

CHAPTERTHREE:THEF|VEFRMSF

II

BUDDHISMTDAY

CHAPTERFUR:THEGALBUDDHIST

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EDUCAIN

heBuddhisEducinSsem

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Theecivesfhe8uddhdsTeochings

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CHAPTERFlVE:THERIGINA<VWFEARTH

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TREASUREBDHISATVASUTRA
TheGeoPefecion

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TheGePefecionM0hon

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Buddhism

CHAPTERSlX:THEFIVEGUIDELII\lES
TheTheeCndiins

TheFisC0ndiin:TheG0odF0uneRe

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39
42

cluiedbeHumn0HevenlBeing
TheSecndCndii0n:TheGod

FuneRecluiedbeoThevdSoge

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heThidCndiin:TheGdFune

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ReuiedbeBdhisov
TheSixPincipesHmn

8g

ShingheSmeViewpinsG0s

g0

AbidingbheSmePeceps

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LivingndPcicinggehe

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HmniuSl

Iuneing

ExpeiencingheInnePeceond

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HppinessmPcicingTgehe
H0mniusI

ShingBenefisEuI

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TheTheeenings
TheSixPomios

TheP0mifGiving

ThePmiAbidingbhePeceps
ThePmiofPience

ThePomiofDiligence
TheP0miDeepConcenoin
ThePmiWisdm

TheTenGeVwsUnivesIWh
BdhiS0v

TheFisVw:TPRespecIl

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8uddh0s

TheSecndVw:TP0iseheIThus

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Cmeneli

ThehidVw:TMokeeings

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Exensivel

TheFuhV0w:TRegeKmic

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bscIes

TheFifhVw:Tbeuvehes

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eiiusDeeds

TheSixhVow:ToAppe0|oheBuddh0

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unheDhmoWhee

TheSevenhVw:ToRequeshe8uddh

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oResideinhisWold

TheEighhVw:TC0nsnbeDiIi-

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genFlIweohe8uddhsTechings
TheNinhVw:TAccdwih0ISenien

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8eings
TheTenhVw:T0DediceIIMens

CHAPTERSEVEN:THERIGHRDERF

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[EARNING8UDDHISM

BeIieUndesondingPcicend

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ReIizoion

PocicingheTheeenings

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Concuen
CHAPTERE|GHT:THEARTISTICASPECTSF
BUDDHISTEDUCATIN

TheEiesSsemConinuingEducion
TheAoBuddhism

TheHoIIoHevenlYGudins
THETENRECITATI0NMHD
G[SSARY

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CHAPERNE

NTRDUCTI

IisnecessoYushovecTecundeF

sndingbeepocicingBuddhism;hewise0I
heimespenincuivionwiIbefuiIeoshems

supeiesuIwinobeinedTheeoelwouId
ikeobieIYexpIinheuenueof8uddhism.
ChinesehisVeIsushbuheehousnd

esgBuddhShkYomuniheundeBud
dhismwsbninIhenndiHeivedsevenY

nineesonddedic0ed-nineohem

eochingIn67ADneh0usndesfeheeneedIionheseechingsweemIYinducedinoChin.

PiccluiinggdknwIedgefBud
dhismweneedundesndheemsBuddh

DhomBuddhisDhmnclBuddhisechingos
heeimpnuculivin.8uddhiso

S0nskiw0dmeoningwisdmndenIighenmenll.WhYw0sinsie0edsBuddhoondno
nsIedinwisdm0ndenIighenmen?The

mening0MBuddhoiss0poundndexensive
hohesewowodsweeinsuficienocvehe

iginoImeoningTheee0nsieionwsusecl
wihuheexpl0nins.

InessenceBuddhmenswisdom.Inpplico-

ionunci0nimensenIighenmenTheee
heeeveswisdomFislGeneIndAKnw-

edgeWisdmIIishecoecundesondingfhe
numenessencefheunivese.Iishewis

dom0knwinghegeneIspecofexisences

hewisdmohevds0gesSecondllDifeen
iinWisdmlIishewisdmh0c0ncnecI

cmpehendlheininiephenmenofheunivesehewisdom0knowinghedisciminoive0s

pecoflexisenceshewisdm0Bdhisvos.
Hwdidhesephenmenonse?Fmwhee?In

whwY?Wh0weeheiesus?hidlveI

ndPefecKnweclgeWisdomlIisheexhusive
nclpefecpecepinndcompehensinhe

uhoIiendheunivesewihouheslighes
dubehewisdm8uddhs.Buddh

ShkmunipossessingIIheehesekinds
wisdomc0mpeeuncesdheueeoIiYIie
ndunivese.

Theuncinfwisclmisenighenmen.Thee

eheecIssiicinsenighenmen.FisisseI
enlighenmenllseinwhichnepssessesn
eneush0ughsviewsspeech0behvi.
AhsndPekbuddhsinThevodBud
dhismhoveinedhisIevefseenighenmen
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buhvenegeneedheBdhimindheIp

heschieveenlighenmen.SecndisIIenigh
enmenseIndhesiseinwhichneheps

hesoechenighenmenechievinghis
hewn.BdhisvsinMhnBuddhismhve

oinedhiseve.ThidisiPeecCmpleeEnIigh
enmenllseinwhichneeochespefecinin

bhenighenmenseoswellshepingohe
0echenIighenmentThisishese8uddh0s.
TheBudclholdushohispeecwisclomnd

viueeinneIlbeingsThesusecoded
eochingsoheBuddheushMoIIsenien

beingscnoinBuddhoho0dllnd!leveYbeing
possesseshewisclomndviuuschocehe

BuddhlI.lnohewdsIIbeingseequ
BuddhsinnueHwevedueudiscimi-

noingndwndeinghughsondochmens

whichehecuseflIsueingsnddiSos
eswehoveempiIIosuiginlBuddhno

ue.Thuswecninuebeingbnin0heendIess
ccIefbihnddeh

ThemoeweiduseIveshesewndenng

hughsndchmenshemewewiexpei
encefeedm0msueingndhemewisdm
0ndenighenmenwewiuncvencewec0m

peeYeeuseIves0mciscimining0ndwon
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deinghoughsndchmensouixoionso
ceinideosoblecswewiIeginouIos

8uddhohod;0uiginpeecenlighenedse
ouselnueBuddh

PossessinggewisdomondenIighenmenen
bIesusuYknowIhoexissndIIhisini
nieThisincIudesmoesndoecssins

speckodusheineshionhehumnbod
oh0sesgesheininieunivese.AIIohese
eheobecsoupecepionowisdomndenIighenmen.

The8uddhousedhewodDhmosYmboIize
llheseininiephen0menBuddhisDhomo

PincipIeisheininiewisdomndenighenmen

hepecepionooIhingsndIwsiniendhe
univese.ChinesepeopleoensYhBuddhis
Dhmoissininieoshe0blecpeceivedisininie

ndhewisdompeceivobIeisinfinieThiswisdomis
innoeousenue.

TheBuddhsoidMuinnoepecepionnd

heobecsinheunivesepeceivedeNEn
TW.llWhenwehinkobouigicIIiheBud
dhlswdsecompeeondpeechenwecn

beIievehohiswisdmndenlighenmeneui

mendpeec.Hweveipeceivedndpe

ceivobeoeopposieshenwisdomcnhodYbe

c0mpIeendpefecbuheiisIimied
The8uddhoIdushknowbIendknown

peceivbendpeceivedeNEnoTW.Thisis

cIIedheneueDhmReImhemsgenuinepefecndhighesemsexpIinedousin
heFIweAdnmenSuTheWesenPueLnd

0hePuendSch0IIsobeIongsondisn0
sepeomheneTueDhomRem.This

WesenPueLndwsceedbYBuddh
AmibhsnideIpIceoculivinshose

whooebonheeenoongesubiecoeincF
nionwihinhesixeoms.

InI,23weIknownBuddhisschlMing
Wuu-YnggvespeechNnlingNomIUni
vesiYinChineniIedl!8uddhismisNeiheRe-

ligionNoPhiIosophbuheEsseniIou
MdenTime.illcusedconsidebIesension.His

weIIdocumenedspeechgvemuchconcusive
supp00heppedeiniionndviewpoino
8uddhism.

CHAPTERTW

WHAISBUDDHISM

Thisquesi0nisesinhsewhwishbee
undesndi.Buddhismisomsviu0usndpe

eceducindiecedbheBuddhwdsl

senienbeingsinheunivese.hiseduc0incves
bundessongephenmenndpincipIes
hismuchbodehnwhiscuenIsudiedin

mdenunivesiies.Inegdsimeiencom

psseshepoSpesennduue.negds0

spceiencompsseseveVhingfmudiIives
oheininieunivese.8uddhismisneducoino

hewisdomndundesndingoieondheuni

vese.isnoeligin.TheechingsCnucius
c0ncensoneIieime.TheechingsheBuddh
cveininielifeimes

HwcnweeIIh0Buddhismisneducin?

Td0heemseochendsudene0nused
inschoI.HowevewecIBuddhoShokmuniou

iginoTeche.Wec0IIousevessudenssdid
oupedecess0sin0ncienChinoThisisunIikee

ligionsinwhichheg0dndhishediscipIesdo
nohveeochesudeneoionshipbuhe

penchildeIionship.InBuddhismhweveiis
cIeosedhoheBuddhisheeochendwe
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ehesudens.B0dhisvsndweecIss-

mes;heweeheBuddhls0mesudenswhiIe
weehiscuenones.

Fuhemoemonk0nunisclIedHeshng
whichishensIieinheSnskiwod

meningodiecmenwh0pvidesechings
ndcssoupesonguide.Weshecl0se
eoche-sudeneIinshipwihhisindividu.

TempIesoWPIceshvenneHeshng
TecheswhechnbehI0heHe-shnge
cedAshei.Theispeechndbehvicnbe

mdeIsus0ow.heswhdon0diecI
eochwuIdbecIIedDhmmsesoFshi.

heeIikeecheswhseecueswedn

endohsewhdondiecechus.AIhese
emsechceisicseducinnden

0undineIigion.
F0uheexmpIeshowBuddhismisnedu
cinwecnexmineChinesewpIceswhee
he0civiieseheIdThewpceisneduco-

i0nIinsiuincombiningBuddhisechingnd
simiIohecombinoinmdenschol

ndmuseum.NowdspepIepusuehes

ineveYhing.Buddhismhwevepcicedisic
eochingosesheehousndYesgo.

hesgnizi0nohewpceuhei
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useshesimiIoimdenschlsTheHe

shngisecuivenohepincipo0heschI

clecidingpoiciesmokingpInscousesosucl
ndempingheeches.Repoing0heHeshngeheeoss0ciesp0gomexecuives
whoeinchgeoeveYhingdieceIoecl

echingodvisingonddisciplining0ndgeneoI
seices.nChindiionowpcewse
godeds8uclclhisUnivesi.Fmhisodminiso-

ivesucuewecnuheseehoBudclhismul
isoneducion.

CHAPERTHREE

THEFIVEFRMSFBUDDHISMTDAY

CuTenYheeelesivemsBuddhism.Theis0misheodiinolBuddhismIhve

usciscussedisheeducoionoheBuddhis

echings.ThisoiginmisoeIseenod.he
heou0msedeviinshisne

ThesecnclmiseigiusBudclhism.AIhugh

oiginIlnooeIiginihsbecomeneinhe
psfewhundedeosTdiisclificulden
hiSWh?TheexenoImBuddhismdiS
indeedheIigin.lisnongeheeduc
inundindiinowpcewheeculivoshdupsixeenhusdfobohessnS
0ndcuIivoin.TheIessnsinc|udedIisening|ecuesnddiscussins.Theculivionsessi0nin

cudedeiheBuddhnmechningosiingmedi

oi0n.Sudndcuivionweeuseclhondin
h0ndsiveheighndppeundesnding
ndpcice0puipciine!smindsnd
evenuIIoinheseofenIighenmen.

Sincehemnksndnunsspensixeenhus0

donsudondcuivinheewsIileime
discimin0ingwndeinghughsncls
chievemenc0udbe0oinedeiveuickI.
ll

UnounelhisdiionIfomoBuddhismissel

domseennwdsinwopIcesomnYohem
hvebecmepIce0mkeofeingsopY0
bessingsndconducmemonseicesIisIiIe

wndehpepIeegdBuddhismseigion.
Thehid0misphiIsophicIocdemicBud

dhismofenfoundscuseincoIIege.hisisin
oppopnoeWh?Buddhiseduci0nisocom

peeunivesiiniselincIudingIIbonchesof

leningBunowiiseducedomeeYphio
s0phicoIdiscipIine.Regdingissuchwemisshe

imponceofheochheechingsene
cessiYfoIsenienbeings.WhY?8ecusehese

eochingscnesoveIIpobIemsngingom
hosein0ucuenIivesohoseinhefuuein

cudingevenhoseobihonddehBuddhismiS

scopeisbodndpooundndegdingis
meeInocdemicieIdsudYisnkIYnohe
devioion.Thesewomscusenoseioushm0

s0cieYReiginsYoencougepeopleobe

good.PhiIosophsivespusueuhndogin
knw|edge.
The0uhndmosecendeviionisBuddhism

s0show.Iconsissofewhousomusicsinging
onddncingwihshooIkinbeween.Howeve
heihfmis0devi0inhhsgneo0
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h0hedisoinBuddhisminocuI.hisde-

viedmhsppeoedinhelshioY

es.TheexpI0ioin0fBuddhismbevicuIshs
gne0of.InhenmeoBuddhismheke
dvngeofhewekneSseshumnnue

ceingchsbcheingndmisIe0dingpepIe

endngeingheseYhepubIic.S0me0hei
p0pgndnddeedscns0undexemeIYen

icingndppeingHoweveiweinheicivi
ieswhichdoomusouinbheimeweeIizeou
miskehedmgewiIhoveedbeendone.
Iwihenbeleege.Theeoeweneed

choosewiseIwhichompciceinde0
eceiveheuebeneis.

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CHAPTERFUR

HEGALF8UDDHISTEDUCATIN

heBuddhisEducoinSsem

Wh0isheuimeg0he8uddhls

echings?IisinhePeecCmpeeEn-

IighenmenTnsieoed0mSnskiiiscecl
Anu-smok-smbdhiuespechis
phsewsmininedinisoiginomhehn
nsIedTheeeheesgeswihinhisenigh
enmen:PopeEnlighenmeniiEulnclPpe

EnIighenmenlIndPeectCmpeeEnighenmenll

TheBuddh0dushlhughscienissphisphesncleigiussch0smhoveecheclo

gdundesndingbuienclheunivesehis
eiz0inisneihecmpeenpope.Wh?Al

houghhehvebineclsomeundesoncling
heeoomhvingfeedommnxiem

encngheiicions.heindulgehemsevesin
heFiveP0isons0geedngeignonceo

gnceonddoub.TheemoinmiedinheoublesohumnelhnshipsondeSwedbpe

sneeingsInohewodsheehumn.
fopesonhsseveedgeedngeignonce
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T0gnced0ubndicinsheBuddhwil

cknweclgehispesonshvinginedheis
levehoPopeEnighenmen.He0shewiIbe

coledonAhheiniicdemicdegeeinBud

dhism.Ahsdife0mBuddhsinhewh
heuseheimindTheuseiinhesmemnne
wed.ThedifeenceishwesilIhoveolicions
whieAhsdn.

Thenexhigheleveofenighenmenisho

EquoI0ndPopeEnIighenmenepesenedbY
Bdhisvs.TheesembeBuddhosinmivin

buhovenee0chedhesmeIeveenligh

enmen.ThemindsBdhis0vosoegenuine;
heemineveunchngedndesimilo

hsefBuddhos.Buddhsuseheulondpeec
uehe.BuddhsepesenhehighesIeve
enighenmenwhichishePefecCompleeEn
Iighenmen.

lnBuddhisclossicieuehepefecue

mindo8uddhwossmbIizedbY0uIImon.
ThemindBodhisvowossmbolizedbYces
cenmoonwhichwsneiheunpeec.And

hemindf0nohwssmb0Iizedbmonigh
elecedmhesuoceowoeiisn0e0.

TheseheeIeveIsoenIighenmencnbe
cmpedoucIlegeeducoion0IsYsem.The
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IeveodegeeoAhissimiIooeningonun

degoduedegee.TheIeveIoBodhisvis
simiooeomingoselsdegeendheleve
BuddhissimiIoeningDoc0oelsdegee.
hewod8uddhisn0excusive0Buddh

Shokmunibuiscomm0niIeonbeingwh
hsoinedhepefecc0mpIeeenIighenmen
ThusBuddhqBodhisvndAheonIYnmes

oiesoepesenheIevesofenIighenmeno

degeeweeceiveinBuddhismAndheYem0s
ceinIYnodeiiesobewshiped
SBuddhisonewhohosuIcompe
hendedheuhoIiendheunivesendc

quiedheuIimendpefecwisdomdThisisso

hegoooBuddhiseducion;oenblebeingso
oinhissomeIeveIowisdom.TheeoeBud
dhismisneducionowisdom.

TheiecivesoheBuddhlsTechings

ThepincipIeoBuddhismisobekhoughlI
supesiionsnddeIusions.lisoesolvedeIusiono

inhppinessndenlighenmenoeimine
sueingogoinseeniYndpuiYomind.Whis
deusion?WhenwedonohooughIYndpopelY
undesndhephenomenonoundusweendo
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bedeIudedohvew0ngideoswhichIeodus

m0kemiskeshenwesueillc0nseuencesso

esuI.HoweveifwehvecTecundesonding
bouIiendheunivesewewilbeeemmis-

kesinhughudgemenndbehvi.Then0u

esuIefecwiIIbevbe.huses0lving
deusininenlighenmenishecusend

eliminoingsueinginhppinessndpuiis
heeec

nh0ughesIvingsupesii0nonddeusin

cnenIighenmenbeined.hisishe0blecive
heBuddhlseochingThiswisdmwilIenbeo
beingsdifeenioeuemoIseppem

imppeighfmwngondgdmbd.I

cnheIpus0esbIishodnomicndcingi
udewdIifeondusuundings.Swecn
ce0IseehBuddhismisneihepossivenobseenisieeingmscieY.Assidinhe
BuddhSDeoksheIninieLieSuooAdon

uIIIvEnIInnnn

hvnSch helninieLieSuBuddhism

cnpefecsvelicinsndpblems.I
enblesusbinueonduIimoebeneisb
ceinguiingiveshppmiIieshom0nius
socieiesp0speusninsnd0peceuwId.

TheseehebIecivesheBuddholSechings
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0uwdnow.Theuimeoblecivesobon

dningIIw0meshusnscendinghesixelms
eevenmoeincedibYwondeuI.Theeoewe
cnseehoiisneducinhwiIIenbIeuso

inuhviuebeuYwisdomndgenuine
eenhppiness

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CHAPTERIVE

HERIGINAVWFEARTHTREASURE
BDHISATVASURA

TheGeoPefecion

AeundesndinghegoIsndpincipIeso
heBuddholsechingsweneedodeepenou

undesndingoheDhomoWhisheDhm?
isheueeliYoiendheuniveseIhe

eochingsoheBuddhswhicheincIudedinsu
os.ThesencienexbooksdocumenedIl0he

BuddhlseochingsondweeecodedbYhissu
dens.ThemosbsiconeohYnBuddhismis
he

ioInoVwoEonhIeosueBodhsTOSuTC

Icnbeegdedsexbookoisgdesu
denswihinwhichheuhwsceoexpIined

nowihspokenIongugebuwihemissionsoIigh
ThesuosoIdbYBuddhShokmunibegins
wihhisemiingininiebighIighscIIed:
.GeoPeeci0nBighnessCIoud
2GeoCompssionBighnessCIoud

3GeoWisdomBighnessCloud
qGePnBighnessCIoud
5GeSmdhiBighnessCIoud

6GeAuspiciousBighnessCIoud
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7.GeGodFuneBighnessClud
8.GeMeiBighnessCIud
9.GeReugeBnghnessCoud
I0GePoise8nghnessCud.

Ahughenkindsegivenidesnme0n

hoheeenIen.Thenumbeenisegded

s0smboIpefecin0c0mpeecYcesmbo
izingininiY
WhiscIedpeecininheE0hTeosue
Suiscoedininiinhe InfinieLieSuN0nI

coniebeininieeveYhingcnbeininie!Hweve0Ilheininiieshieishemosimp0

n.WemYhvebundesswelhondimmes

ubleg0dunebuh0wcnweenohemi
wednohvesufficienliespns?Theefoehe
PuendSch0luseslininielieIlsmb0ize0l
infiniies.nheEohTesueSuqheenBigh

nessCludsepesenhiscncep.!IneisInd

lisnelIcIeexpIinsheininiecsmsndIie.

UpnwhodidheBuddhbsehisechingS
iendheunivese?FisisheGeoPefecin

BnghnessClud.Thege0peecinfTiben
Buddhismisheuese-noueinChineseBuddhism.

Theuesenueisgepeecin.Thelwing

ninec0udscmp0ssinwisdomecepefec

evehingispeec.Thisgepeeci0nis0uwn
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inneuesenue.Iwsmhisiniipin

hheBuddhoimpedheininieechings
ushuseveingheuenouephenmen

inheuniveseEvehinghheBuddhughis
inne0us.Iisheiginouese-nuewihin
echus.Thepupsehiso-nineesof
echingwshepusenhwivehpp

ndulfiingives.Thisuniuendcmpeeecluc
inis0llsenienbeingsndismuchmev0s
ndexensivehnum0deneducionssem

PeopewkhdeveYd.Whdiveshem
geupeinhemningndwknghus

beecominghme2ishepusuiofpesige
ndwehespeciwehWudpepecn-

inuewokiheculclneceivemne

s0medegeefpesigeehvingwked0
whed2cusenMswudbecme
lisesSndunwiingw0k.Theeefms

pepIehediving0ceinu5cieisweh0l0wedbpesige.
BuddhsndBodhisvsdesieneiheweoh

nmeehewkhdehnwec.Whis

heclivingcebehindhiscnscieniuseching

whileexpecingnhingineun2ishesecnd

BighnessCudheGeC0mpssinBighness
CIud.IisIikem0helsoveohechildenes

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pecioIhenewbnbbbuiismep0fundin
dephAmohedessouonou0IIvend
cmpossinskingonhingineun.Thisveis
cledhecmpssinhecmpssinf
heBuddhsndBdhisvs0wds0IIsenien

beingsisbundlessunc0ndiin0l0ndunives.Iis
heeenoldivingceh0cmpelshemhep
senienbeings.TheeeheGeC0mp0ssin

8nghnessCIudoIwsheGeoPefeci0nBngh
nessCIoud

nodeeochheswepcicecuIivi0n

sweI0sencuoginghesdikewise.Wed
sosinceeIinduceBuddhismohepepe

Whis0udivingce?Compssion.Buiwed
so0weoIhmeheniispueYbusinessnd

hisisooIIwngi0olYviIesheveYspii
Buddhism.

InochecicuIoinfheeochingsincIuding
susondefeencew0ksshoudbeuncondiinoI.

CopYighedmeilsdnccodwihheue
spiiofBuddhism.EveVimelompesenedwiho
8uddhisb0okIfischeckfhecpYighpge.

isoYsMThisbokisp0ecedbYcpigh;onYun-

ouhnzedpininghisbookshIIeodopunish
menllIwiInoedhebok.lskedwhYId0no

wnoedimonsweishnYuendgod
2

kn0wledgeshuldbeneihesuncondiinlInd
hepiningshouIdbeII0wedIwudbe
wseimendeneg0edcpYighed

b0ks.nIhewiings0hosewhebdmindedndkind-heedndwhsinceelYpc-

icewhheechdeseebeedndSud
ied.Hwcnweexpecnwmindedpoi

seekingpesonwnegdhingsndcnclude
hemwihhegeopefecin2

C0mpossinisbuininIendiseeo
emoions.Tbeohewiseiisdeusinondhee-

feiswngTheeewBuddhissYings
ICompossinisheessence;cnvenienmeonsis
hew00ccmm0depeoplewihdifeenc
pciiesllheheseemingIsshecmpee

0ppsieCmpssionfenincusmisunesnd
cnvenienceenedsimmliYII.heesn
behindhisppencndicionishoiweig
n0eionindinsediedemincm

pssinhenenesuIsinmisunewhieding

vss0menegivesiseoimmli.Hence
hisisfIwedbheGeWisdmBighness

CIudhehidheengepefecionS.Pefec
wisdmgivesisepefeccmpossi0nWisdomis

hemehdcnveniencenIbwiseIuilizing
viusmehdsfwisdmndc0mpssincnwe
25

hepsenienbeingsbeenlighenedndfeedm
sufeingS.

ThenexbighnesscudisheGePnIn

uiiveWisdm8ighnessCud.Wh0ishedife
encebeweeninuiivewisdmndwisdm?The

GeWisdomSu0seslPlninn0cence

knwingevehingll.Iisinuiivewisdomwihu

knwingndeknwingeveYhing

Wihu

knwingisinuiivewisdm;knwingeveIhingis
wisdmnhewdsneisessencendhe

0heisuncin.Fmdieenpespecivewis-

clmisheknwedgefhingsndheeoizin
uh.Inuiivewisdmuiginlwisdmish

whichcneepepIefmwiesnd0ficins

AcquiedwisdmishwhichcninepeoIIphe
nmeninheunivese.IsesmheiginoI
wisdom.wecnncompIeeinhegeo

pefeci0nheunivesehwcnweechbu
ihes?

Whenwiesecmpeeediced0nd

ignncedispeledwecninuwnge

pefecinndesoeuonginbiIi.Fmh
p0innweoeinSefolwenessnd
cpobIeofclingevehingweemniscien0nd

omnipentThebighnesscIudswisdmnd
inuiivewisdomcninpundmeningsnde
26

hepeeccmpIeewisdom.
Howdoweinwisdm2Iisinneusel-

nuebuiisnowcveedWheeisi?The

BucldhdushiisnpemonenI0sus

emp0ilIstWhenweechenIighenmenwe
conuncvehiswisdomhenhowcnweee

useves0mdeusinndecoveouoiginlbii?nemehodughb8uddhShkomuniis
deepcnceninwhichisIsclledheGeo

SmdhiBighnessCIoudSmdhiisnhens-

IieinmSnskimeninghepopeenImenwhichhshesmemeningsdeepconcenion

BuddhismemphsizescuIivionocecing
uhughsondbehvio.lisceceveYhing
hoisesomoubodm0uh0ndmindhehee

komosoene0usbehvispeechndhughs
Tc0echeheekmswesomhemind
sheZenScheochesIuIivinshuds
omheoll.Whisheo2Themindlou

mindispopehenouhoughspeechndbe
hviowiikewisebepope.
InBuddhismheeeinnumeblemehdsf

pcice.AI0fhesemehodsewsoc0ncen
inincuivion.N00nIheZenSch00lem
phsizesconcenoinincuIivionAIheschs

27

d00lhughhemonIIuseheemmedi
ion.

Pue0nd8uddhismcIIsineindUndis-

ubedopuiomindTiben8uddhismexplinsi

sTheemsicpcicesheheekmsobdY
mouhmindconespondingh0seoheBuddh
UsedheecespondingmensconceninWe
cnseeh0vnusschoosemphsizehesme

pinciples.ThesimpIusedifeenemsdescibe
i.TheeesinceIIIedhesmegIl

mehods0eeuIndn0onemehdisbee
hnnohe.

Wecnchsewhichevemehdbesfisou

mnnelivingndIevechievemenndundesndingThemosimpnpinisc0ncen-

enus0nemeh0d.hememeh0dswe
0oIowhemoecnuSedwewiIbecme.The
mecnusedweehemoediicuIiisosuc

ceed.ThisisveYimp0nssmdhideep
cnceninishekesuccessinuening
ndcuIivin.WeexpIinhesesheThee

eoningspecepssel-discipIinedeepcnceni0nndwisdom.Se-discipineedsdeep

c0nceninFomdeepcnceni0niseswis
d0m.Theeoeinuiivewisdmnsesmdeep

c0nceninThisdeepcncenininouseI
28

noueiscledheGeSomdhiBighnessCud

heenbighnesscIudsheisiveexpIoin
uncmenIpincipesndheIoeiveexploinhe

mehds.TheunclmenIpincipesehebosis
BuddhShokmunilsechings.Theolowing
ehefivemehods

isisheGeAuspiciousBighnessCud
Whdoesuspiciusmeon?Fmosususpi

ciusme0nsogewhwedesee.fwebin
whwedndeseeheniisnouspici0us
ThemeoningouspiciusinBuddhismismuchme

po0und:hughouheunivesexisencenh

ingisbenduknowledgeondexpeience.Thisis
geuspiciusness.Fexmpewhenwee
minduBuddhAmibhndvwobebon

in0heWesenPueLndwewiinbihino
heWesenPueLondIwevwbebninhe

FweAdonmenWodwewilinhesge

wkeningBuddhVicnhisisheiginI
meningfouspicious

InouwIdBuclclhShokmuniughdie-

enmehdsdieeneveIsfundesndingond
hisisheumsuspiciusness.FisheBuddhls

eochingsnevec0ndicheueeoliY0Iieond
heunivese.SecnclheBuddh0Iw0sd0pecl
hisechings0fiheoudiencelseveIcompe
29

hensin.HisechingswouIdbeooilueihe

p0veclbeincmpehensibe0helisenesi
heweeoosimpendboing.Neiheohese
wudbeuspicius.Theeehe0pp0pie

echingismsuspiciusTheBuddhcnvesl
hewishes:weheIlhweconundesnd

ndbs0bThisisheumshegeesnd

pefecouspiciusness

Nwdspeopepusuewehknowledge

helhndnglife.Thisiscoedgdfune.lf
heBuddhsksusleonndpciceBuddhism
buwedneceIvewhhesidwewuldhen

wewieIecheechings.Wh3lwecnnge
whowewishonwhwcnwebeIievewewil

eceivewhispmised0ushenexie2Iis
l0odisnnduncein.WhenwiIwegeo

enohep0misedgeewod?Hweveifwe
cneceivebeneisnwwewibemuchmoe

likebelieveinhepmiseevengeee
wdsinheuue.BupcicingBuddhismwe
willinoIhwewisho.

Thisissimieebossomingncbeing

fuis.nIwhenweseehebeuiuIbIossmswil
webeieveheewibegooduis.lhefwe
desnbImhwcnwebeieveheewibe
ui?TheeewehveheGeG0dFoune

30

8ighnessCudoowingheGeAuspicious

BighnessC0udWemuscuivehecusebeoewecninheefec

Thenexguidingpincipeisepesenedbhe
GeMeiBighnessCudAlBuclclhsspen

ngpeiodimenehundedenscuiving
gclfounefeoining8uddhhod.Wh?A

Buddhcnnhepsenienbeingsihehimself
desnhvegdfune.Pe0pewinbeieve
ineochewhksolbubviuscksi.
Hwevewhenheechehsindexplinsh

icmesmcuivinhenpepewiIisennd

o0whisheechings.Theef0eonifhe

echehsgdunendviueinddiion
wisdmcnhe0shehepsenienbeings.Thushe
BuddhughuscuIivebohg0odf0une
ndwisclm.Hwevegdfuneisdifeenm
meiinhomeiishenehheIpsusn

scendhecceofbihnddehWeccumue

meibpcicingheTheeeoningspeceps
se-discipinedeepconceninndwisdm.
In0upciceweneedenhenexpin

cipIeoTheGeReuge8ighnessCI0udThisis

nwhoisusulhoughofsokingeugeinhe
ipIeewesheBuddhheDhmndhe
Songh.Rheiiseunndeupnhe
3l

ipIeewelshegepeecinusenue

TheGePise8ighnessCoudsmblizes
educinghesbouBuddhismpisinghepefecndininiemeisndviuehese-nue

WhdesBuddhismechus?Toin0upefec

senue.ZenBuddhismfensshweshuIc

sechheoiginse0upeecsenue.

InsummYBuddhShkmuniemiedigh
hebeginningoheEhTesueSuThisigh
hsmnmeininiebundessmeningshnhe

enbighnessc0udsdiscussedTheisivebigh
nesscoudseheGePefecionsenue

ondhelsiveeheuncin0heseIfnue.

TheseencompisehebosisheBuddhIs
echingsndebeundinmnsuos0eh

epesenedbemissi0nsigh.MnpepIeed
ohebighnesscoudswihuneIunde

sndinghep0undmeningswihinNon
hiSSubuSIsussndlow0mhe
GePeecin.Wewibenefimuchme0m

edingsusonceweundesndheseepesen
ins.

TheGePeecinhn0Buddhism

ThesecluencepciceinMhYnBud
32

dhismisepesenedinChinobhe0uGeoBodhisvs:DiTZongEhTeosueoiuhuun
in;GunYinGeCmp0ssi0nPuu0Mun-

oin;WenShuShiliIvlnlushi0WuiMunin;
ondPuXionUnivesWhoEmeiMunin.
Ehesuemenssoedeosuehe

gemoheehwhichepesensoumind
Wihuheehn0hingcouldsuive.Sohe
Buddhusedheeohosme0phumind
whichisheGePefecion.Iencompssesininie

c0mpssinwisdominuiivewisdomouspicious
nessg0odfunemenndviue.TheeoeI
hheBuddhIdusinhesusisininieishe

GePeecion.UndesondinghiswiIenbIeus0
indhebundIessmeningswihin.
TheE0hTesueSuexpinshwebegin
uIeningndp0cicebbeingilioupoensondespecuuechesondedes.Bud

dhismisoneduCi0n0honingechesnde
veingheieochingswhichisb0sed0nheund-

inffiIipie.Hwcnweexpecopesnwh
isnoiiI0hishep0ens0espechisohe

eches?Aecheegodessoleningnd
c0pbiliiesc0nnimpokn0wIedge00suden
whodesnespec0Iisen.

heeenwhenwehonoeochesonde
33

veeheiechingScn weuIsucceedinou

leningBuddhism

TheiinIV0wEh

TesueBodhisvS
TesueBodhisvSu

ishesuooheiIipi-

ewhichisheveheooheGePeecin.
Alhepefecinsiseomi.Fmheeweex
endhi5l0vingondcingfpensoespecing
echesndeldes.

Wekeepexpndingfmheeuniweespec
nclcefoIsenienbeingswihudisciminion
chmen.Thisisheenhncemenondexen

sionofEohTesue8dhisovndisheeching

GunYinBdhisvTheefewihouiIipi-

eheewouclbengeoc0mpssion.hisis
simibuildingohuse.heseconcfI0omusbe
buiupnheisI.Inbeingiiolpensnd

shwingcmpssinlohebeingswesh0ud
nouseemoions.Rheweneedbsehis

compssinni0nendwisdom.nIinhis
wcnweoinpsiiveesuIs.
Nexishehid8dhisvMnushiwh

smbizeswisdomndUnivesIWohBdhisv
whsmbIizeshepcicefiIiIpieespec

cmpssionndwisdominudiIives.Iwe
pcicehesepincipeswhenineocingwihh
esmesncl0becshenweuseIveseUniveSIWhBdhisv
34

TheeochingsUnivesWhBodhisv
epefec.AsheFoweAdnmenSuelsus
wecnnoin8uddhhodiwedonlw

hisechingWh?ThisBdhisvispeecin

evehughevevowncleveYdeedWihu
uewisdmhegevowUnivesWhBdhisvcnnbeulfied

ThesefugeBodhisvsexempifhisundesndingndepesenhepefecinMh
noBuddhism.TheefemEhTesueBdhi-

svweIeonfiIipiendespecfomGun
YinBdhisvweengec0mpssinom
IvnushiBodhisvweengeowiscomncl
mUnivesoWhB0chisvweenhege
vowSondcnduc.

35

CHAPERSIX

HEFIVEGUIDELINES

BuddhoShkmuniusedinnume0bemehods

ocespndwihheIeveIofinmenhisIis
eneS.

H0weveegdIessfhepicuI

mehdhenevedevied0mheGePefec

i0n.nhewdsIhisechings0semhe
senue.CnsequenIImeh0dseeuI.I
isIikehehmonbeweenheIe0dinglendhe

suppingIesinheF0weAdnmenSuI
8uddhShkmuniisheedingehenIlhe
ohe8uddhsehesuppingoIes.WhenBud

dhAmibhisheleding0ehenBuddhVi
ocnwiIbehesuppinge.AnBuddhcn
keheledinge.

Hmniouscopeinbeweenheesis

s0undmongheBdhisv0s.Iweegod
GunYinBodhisvsheIedingleinu
eningBudclhismhenIIheheBuddhs0nd
B0dhisvsehesuppingoIesIfEhTeosueBdhisovkesheedingoIehenGunYin

Bdhisv0oheskehesuppingoIe.
ThispincipIeppiessusswell.Whenwe

chseheninieLieSuos0upimYsuhen
IIhehesbecmesec0ndoY.Iwekehe
37

DimndSushepimhenhe

lninie<ie

SundheFoweAdnmenSubecmehe

secnd.ABdhisvsndolsuseeclu
innue.WhichevepimYmehoclischoseniis

pisedsnumbene.H0wevesoingh0ce
inmehdisnumbeonedesn0menhhe

0hes0eessimpneecivelwege
hishenwecmmiseiusfenseWh0f

fense3Pisingoneseoncbeiinghes.
Cnsicehe0iginheVisuoizoinSu
WhenQueenViclehisufeedfmvewheming

mimisfuneshebiesidBuddh
Shkomuni:llifeiSfiIedwihsueinglsheen
pcewihusueing?Iwisholiveinsuch
wldlI.Thughhissupenulbiiies8uddho

ShokmunidispedhecIueenlhewdsf
lhe8uddhsinheunivese.Shevwedbe

b0ninBuddhoAmibhlsWesenPuendhe

wdUimeBissndecIuesedhBuddh
Shkmuniechhehw0ccmpIishhis

HeughheopciceheTheeCndiins

expIininghheweeheundmenolcusesof

iningBuddhohoodheBuddhsheps
pesennduue.Theeeheecuciop
ndfoundinofoupcice.TheTheeCndi
insehebsisfBuddhismndcuciIinu-

38

inmen8uddhhd

TheTheeCondiins

TbeviuuspesoniisnecessVois
wheTheeCndiins.Insuswefenseehe

phsegdmenndgocwmenll.Whoe
heecuiemensbeingg0d2Meeingech
heeevenpincipescninedinheheeCndiions.Thuswewilseehheeuiemensoe

singen.Gdmenndg0clwomeninhe
hevenndhumneomsneedonmeeheFis

Condiin.ThevdsusonIeuiepciionesuilheFisndSecondC0ndiinsBuo

Mhnpciinesg0odmenndgod
wmenmusmeehee.AsweseeinMhon
sussuchsheEohTesueSundhelninie

LieSuiisiveuivesinoccdoncewihhe

eIevenpincipes.

iuesisnneohepincipleswuIcl
p0hibipesnmbeingconsideedg0dRegdesswhhe8ucldhughhemehdso
leningndcuivionoheueelioIifencl
heuniveseoccdwihheGePefeci0n.

TheeevenpincipesheTheeCondiinse

Iikewisepefecinevew0d
39

heFisConcliin:TheGdF0uneRequiedbe
Humn0HevenBeing
TheFisCndii0nincludes:

IBeingilil0upens
2BeingespecuI0ouechesndeIdes

38eingcmpssinendnokilingnIiv
ingbeingsnd

)F|IwingheTenGdConducs.
Consideheisondsecondpinciplesobeing
ili0oupensndespecfuoueches

ndedes.TheChinesechcefofilipie
IlXioIIiscompisedwps.TheoppllodIl

menshepeviusgeneinsndheb0omp
lchiIdenlimensheuuegeneins.Thisdemonseshhepeviusgeneinsonclheu
uegeneionseculneeni.Thee
lEhehnTW.Inumdenwodheexis

encehegeneiongphsesueclinpens
ndchildenbeingTWinsedoNEThisgp
condicshepincipIeiipiewhichhsno

geneiongop.
Thepshdisownps;heuuewillhveis

ownuueThepshdn0beginningndheuuewiIhvenoend.Theeone.iliPie
echesbendimendexendsh0ughuhe
40

univeseInohewodsiencmpssesheenie
univese.WhconpocicehepincipIefii0pi

eYopefeci0n2nloBuddhcndos.WihouhvingoineclBuddhhodweconn
chieveheGePeecininpcicingiiIpie.

Fiipiehspo0undmeningsinBuddhism.l
mens0okecoeopensphsicomen
ndulilIheiwishes.Touheexendonden

honceouespeconclceoupoenswe

hvecompssionfolbeingsinhiswIdAs

soedinopecepsuIAmenemhe;l
womenemmoheIl.Thisishebodeningo
oumindiilpiesohoiencompssesollbe

ingsinheuniveseinhepspesenonduue.
lhoonechingsoebosedonhepincipIe
iliopieowihuiheewoucbenopincipe
especingeches.IisigicIhowe0en
iioupoenseespecuI0ueches.
WecuIdhveuIeioineninsexompIe

eingheecheboinobeegde.FiIi0lpi
eondespecggehe.Ahes0meimeho
we0eiIiIup0ensweoseIevehoii0I

pieobeingespeculue0ches.nwhen
wee0IizehisuhwiweuIoppeciehevoIue

hepincipeiIi0pieThehTesueSu
isheBuddholse0chingiiopiefoonIwhen
l

weeupenswihsuchespecconweun
coveheininieesueswihinouwnsenue.

BeingiliwdoupenSisviue0fu

se-nuenviu0uscscnuncveuseI
nue.IisheisndmsundmenpincipIe
ofheTheeCndiions.TheChineseespecnces
sevenhughheedisnmhembhundedsevenhusndsfes.Thememoilize

hemonimpnesivlsWh?Theincess

ndheoel0neeniheeisnogpbeween
hem.Sinceelmemiizingouncesoscesp0ndswih0usef-nue.fweemembende-

specouncesoswewiceinIbeiIi0lu

pens.WhenweeiliI0wdupensi

nulIIowshwewiIespecueches
Whenwedisppinupensbnespecingeochesnflwingheiinsucinsnd
nsudinghdweviehepincipefiIipi

e.AIssibingswuddweIIiveinhmn.
NgeingIngwihbhesndsiseswiIIcuse

penswYhussovilinghepincipeof
iipie.BgeingIngwihheswk
meeingespnsibiliies0ndbidingb0wswewil
nc0useupenswVhusweccodwih

hepincipleofiIiIpieYTheseeuepefec
ionoviue.BuddhShkomuniughus0be
42

ginuleningmheeHeisuiginoeche

fmheehusondesog0.weespeco
echeomhisoinhepshwwudwen
especucueneches2

WhenwepespecnimgeheBud-

chqweenwoshippinghimWeespeche

imogesoepesen0infuiginTeche
nclheeewepoudebg0iuclehim.
hisiswhhefowesfhe8uddhespeche

BuddholsimgesswesmemoibesoncessThispcicehsf-echingnclwide-

specleducion0Isignificncehesigh

hemweemembeuobigionocingnd
especingoupensechesndedes.

TheEhTesueSuoelsusboucmps
sionfeexpiningheGePeecionC0mpossinishehidpincipleoheFisCndiion.Compossionisolsviuesenuendcucil0

oupcice.WhenheviueiiIpiendespecopensncleochesisexpondedibe-

comescmpssinCompossinincudesnkiing
nivingbeingThissemenhspund

menings.Wihuohughc0mpehensin
heEohTe0sueSuqwecnnundesndhe

ueme0ningbehindnkiIingnlivingbeing.

lIbdkmosh0esuingmkiIingis
q3

m0ssei0us.Wh?AlIivingbeingshvehenuol

insincofe0ingndevdingdehAIhoughkilI-

ingishedieceibuinhevicimwhokiIIedhe
pesenkiIIeinpeviusIieimehecuenvicim
doesnoknowhis.Heshewudnhink

kiIedhispesnsnowhispes0niskiingmeli.I

0nIhevicimc0uIdundesndhisheewuldbe
n0ongeheeibuion.InsedhepesenvicimwilIhinkIIYuekiIingmen0w.IwiIIkilY0u

nex.IlhisvengeoncewilIbeepeedinheend-

lessccIebihndceh0ndhemuuohoed
wilgowsnge0ndsnge.
ThisishemsembIeoIlhebodoenses

ndiswhweneedsugenlopcicecomps

sionoIbeings.TheeoeininiewYsp0cice

cmpssinbuinheTheeC0ndiionsheBuddho
picuIosesseclnokiIingonYIivingbeingln
ohew0dskiingisonulimoeocobeingunilioI
wodsupens0nddisespecuI0wodsu
eochesondeIdes.

TheBuddho0ughhebosicivePecepsond
heisoheseisosheisofheTenGoodCon

ducsdnkilI.ConinuingokiIIisocompIeeIY

disegdhiseochingsndisonuIime0codis

espec.Thisdisespecisnmunobeinguni
iI0oupens.CnsequenIiweignehese
4

insucinsndkiIweeneihecmpssine
niio.

TheuhpincipeislF0owingheTenG0d
ConducsIIwhichecieiogodbehviond
ebeunclinmnculuesndeligins

hughouhewodBudclhShkomunioIcus
hiwepcicehesegclconducswewuId
noolinheheebdemsnsedwew0ud

like0beb0nin0hehevenemsiwepc
icehesegoodconducscliIigen.Ifwechieve

hecleepc0ncenoinngwihheuimmesuobemindsving-kinclnesscmpssi0n

londeinggwewilliseonevenhigheevel
fhehevensheHevenoFmndheHe0ven
oFomIess.

TheBuddhgupsheTenGodConducsin

heemIocegoies:phsicvebIndmen.

PhsicIweephibiedmkiIingseingnd
cmmiingsexumiscnductRegdessofhei
g0ddeeds0heibiIiindeepc0ncenoin
hosewhhvesexuodesiescnonlisesoos
heHevenoDesieThisHevenhssixleves;he

higheweiseheigheheSedesies
Apesonwhosinceelcuivesndhshus
oinedevenheoweseveodeepcnceninwouIdbeble0suppesssexu0ldesiesAhis
5

eveheFiveDesiesofwehlus0mefod

dinkndsleepwoudnise.Ah0ughhedesies
encmpeeedicedhecnbesup
pessedbceepcncenoin.nhenewh
cnesisempoinsfdesiecninhisse
ndhusbebninohehevensbveheFis

eveMedi0inHeven.Undesndinghisexplinswhinmenhoughuhispcessiss
dificutWhenweeempingopcicewe
cnisskouseIvesllCnesisheFiveDesiesf

wehusfmefoddinkndseepll3fwe
iedempinwewiInbebleisehis
|eve|ofheoven.

Thesecndgoclcnducison0seoFoin

sncesmepepeikeevcepingheiin-

cmexes.hisisecIuivenseingmone
fmhecunYondheeibuion0mhisismuch
seiushnhfomseingpiveppeY
Whenwesenepesnlsppeweonhve
debhnepesn.Buifweselppef
hecounYwewihvehopeIesslinsum0unbedebbecusehenwewiIhveslenom

ndhusweeveYxpe.Foexompehe
UniedSeshspopulionweovewhun
dedmiIinTwhundedmiioncedis!us

imginehecnsecluencesThee0e0sincee
46

pciinemusbew-bidingpesndeved
meeingpubicesp0nsibiliies.newhodesn
vileheg0cdeeclsnkiingselingsexumiscnduccnducshemsevesp0pel

Theeeuveblgdcnducs;ning

obuSivengugebeingesndseducive
wclsFisdnlie.T0lieisochedeibeel

iisdishnes.Secnddn0mkeudebu
siveemks.Thsewhhvehisb0dhbispek

wihnsenseppie;heiwdscnbeii
ingvehmu.
Thidclnkbou0hesbehindheibock

hisswsdiscdmngpepe.Apesnss
SmlTmhssoids0mehIngbdbuullAnd
henhispesnsosTomllSmhssidsomehingbdbouu.IlWhehehispesndess
deibeeunineni0nheisbeinges

ndgssipingInusociemnpeopedhis
uninenin.Aimessm0npepepicipeinhishhesublecbecmesdisoedbe
ndecgniin.Awel-menmessgeoemk
mbecmeIusheppsieeeveYnewh

possesiddsmissomehing.Thisconcouse
seiuscnsecluencesngingfmdiscdmng

inclividuswmongnins
Fouhdon0useseducivewodshesecon

47

sundveVsweendenicingbuencnceI

bodinenins.usIo0kmon0ocloIsmovies
singesndpeomes.ThesoundbeuiuInd

kgoodbuwheheechingpeopIe
d3Toieseokil.Fifhdnoc0mmisexuo
miscnduc

Finheeeheemengclconducs;
ngeedngeignonce.GeedincIudesbe-

ingsingelucnogiveubeI0ngingsu
knwIedge0hepohes.Thiscnbecmehe

geoes0bsclevecmeinupocice.The

Buddhoughgivingosowoediceou

geedS0mepciionesoe0beoesisn
wdempoions;hwevehecnnoesishe

desielenmnmehoclsop0cice.She
h0venouidhemseIvesheigeed.
The8uddhoh0sughuslegoIldesies

ondgeed.Hedidn0skusunonewobIecs

ougeedlnhep0swesughwdls
nowweseekndchoBuddhisknwedge.
ThemindofgeedissiIhee.Theeewheheo

wdIieBuddhisknwedgewewucldo
wen0begeed.GeedishesuceoImis-

deedsondwongding

Geeclledsoesenmenndonge.WhY2
WebecomeesenuIondngwhen0ugeedis
48

n0sisiedndhisbnngsb0uimmensewmes
ndficins.Geedishecouseohekmho

esuSinusbeingbninhehungYghosem

BiIingoiduselves0heesenmenndn-

gecusedbgeedwecnbeb0ninhehell
em.IgnoncehvingnowiscomesuIsinus
beingbnin0henimelm.nbhwold
echingsndinBuddhismheeisuhndse-

hodusicendinusiceighndwngg0c
ndbdAnignnpesncnnehedifeencebeweenhemnenionIunineninhe

sheofencnfusessenduhbdondgd

TheTheePoisonsehebiggesbsces

uinmenoenIighenmen.Buddhismespe

ciheZenSchIclvcessingupc
iceomheo0hemindTos0mhis0

weneedseveugeedngendignonce.
Theseheephsicouvebndheemen

0deedscmpiseheTenGdCnducs.Iwe
eiiIndceoupensespecond
seeuechesndedesondecmpssinewihuonkiIIingndpciceheTenGd

CnducswewiIbeegdedsgodpepebY
socieY.HwevewesiIconnobecIedg0d
mennclgdwmenllinheBuddhissensebe
cusehecieionhisehighehnushese

49

fupinciples.husiisnes0uschieve
evenhebsicsndds.

TheSecndC0ndiin:TheGo0dFune

ReuiedbeTheovdSge
ThesecondfheTheeCndiinsis:

5TkingheTheeReuges
6Abidingbpecepswsndcusms

7Behovinginppenddignifiedmnne
MhnBuddhismisbsednheoundin
ThevdBuddhismwhichwsinducedino

ChinduingheSuindTngDnsieshieen
hundedesgbuso0ngvewoMh
nBuddhism.WhdiclheThevdechings
decIineinChin?nncienimespeopIewho
leneclBucldhismhdedbeennuuedinhe

TisnclConucinechingswhichweeenough
epceheThevcloechings.SinceheTisondConucinechingsweeIsosimilo
hosefheMhnechingsiwsnouIf
heChineseccephem.ThusheThevcl
echingsweenpcicedsT0ismndCnu

cinismseeclshefoundion0fIvlhn
echings.

CnsequenThevdechingsneveeIY
50

developedinChindpepeeonondpc
iceMohnbuigneThevdBuddhism
ToismndConucionism.hiSissimioigning
hefoundinndfisIwhenbuicinghouse.

Suchnempwudnwokbecusehehouse
w0ucbecobininhesk.Thisiswhwesees
ewBuddhissuccessosod
ThevdBuddhismisesbishedonhehu

mon-hevenbsiswhichincudesbeingii0ou

pensespecuuechesndeldescm

pssine0hesnclcliigeninpcicinghe
TenGdCnducs.Wihhisbsewecnmee

hecieiobeginleningndpcicingBud
dhism.TbeoBuddhispociineewehve

ccuieclbsicundesndingwepespec
heeocheondkeheheeReugesheBud

dhheDhmondheSnghheihpincipIe
fheheeCncliins.WepespecoBuddho

Shokmunindexpesshewish0ll0whis
echingsfoheesfoulives.Fmhispin0n
wewiIhvehesncldsochnginguh0ugh
speechndbehvi.

TokingReugeinheTipIeeweIsiskee
ugeinheBuddhheDh0mndheSnghn
ncienimeseveoneundes0dhemeoning
heTipIeewels.Tdh0wevemnpeoplemis
5l

undesndhemeoning.Whenhehehew0d

IiBuddhdihehinknimoge.Whenhehe

hew0dlDhmilhehinkoSuWhenhe
hehew0clliSnghiIhehinkfmnksnd
nunS

TheSixhPnchoZenMseHuiNengfe
swhepossibiihpepeinheuuewuId

misinepehemeningheTnpIeeweIs.
Theeewheneveheughhewucnusehe
w0dsBuddhDhmoSnghInsedheused

enighenmenpopeundesndingndpui.
TheseemsemeesiundesoodndIess

subecmisuncesndingTheecIedheTi

peewesoSenuewhicheheuepinci
pIesusfolw.Iwebecomemisledheend
wnindividumsewewiIeminmised

omnwnfhhppensh0wcnwechieve
neinmen?

WhenwekeefugeinheTipleewesweis
eunondeupnheBuddhFouncoun

bIeeon5wehvebeenwndeinghelpessInd
misebinhesixems.Nowwehveme
g0deochewhoshwsushweneedoeun

om0uconfusi0ncleIusinndeoneushinking
nd0euponhewkeningfouself-nue.

useInuewsiginlwkenedShe
52

8uddhohweeupnisnobeunduside
usevesbuisinne0useln0ue.ThePue
LondScholechesBuddhAmiobhondhe

Puencoeoeocwihinouse-nueII.BuddhAmibhBuddhShkomuniondoIBuddhs
mniesmouse-nue.Theeewhwe

eIuponisheBuddhowkening0usenoueFmnowonweshoudbeowkenednd

neveginbecleudedoiIedwihchmens
oiwedshenwehovenunedbck

NexweeunondeIupnheDhmqo

whichuhoughsondviewpoinsie0nclhe
univesecompeeIoccodwihueeIiY.his
esueisonIoundwihinousenue.Buddh

Shkmuniughusoeunomeoneus

hughsndviewpoinsnd0elnupnhse
hoeppehisiseunncleIupnhe
DhomTheBucchdidnoeIusblindlIw
himbuohebeodounlessinclependenindi
viduondofindheuhbouseves
IexweeunondelupnheSngh

whichepesenspuiofheSixSensessigh
soundsmeloseuchndideMosouswi

indhousixsensesbecmepuedwhenhe
enc0uneexensuoundings.Whenheseoe
pleosingwedeveI0poheoogeedwhichispI
53

uin.Whenheseoedisplesingwedeveopo
hefesenmenndngewhichisp0luins
welWeneedemembehheFiveDesieso

wehIusmeddinkndsIeepnclhe

SevenHumnEminsfiongeswfeo
l0vahencldesieeimpuiiesofhehe.The
Buddhdushoiginouself-nuews
puewihouimpuiies.Weneededice

impuiiesndelupnupuehetThisisoe

unnceupnheSngh

nsummYokingeugeinheBuddhmens

beingwkenedndndeudedTkingefugein
heDhmmenshvingppeviewpins.Tk
ingeugeinheSnghmensbeingpuendno
pluedTheseeheTipeewesfSef-nue

hheBuddhughusupcice:wkeningppeviewpoinsndpui.Fmnwn
weneedogeupsndeunnde
upnheseTipeewesndusehem0cecou

hughsspeechndbehvi0.
Whenwein0ne0heTheeReugeswe
chievehehew0swel.Thinkbui.Win

wkenedpesnhveeneusviewpins2Wil
hispesnhvenimpuehe2Cnpesn

wihnimpuehendeneusviewpinsinowkening3TheBuddhhsshwnushee
5

guideIinesuncveou0iginlsenuend
in8uddhhoodThisissimiIwplce

wihheeennceswenneed0sephough
nendweeinl

Zen8uddhismuseshesuddenen|ighenmen
mehoduncveusefnue.Howeven

culivoswihsupeicpbiindpuimind
cnchieveinmeninhisw.Fexmple
heSixhPoichZenMseHui-Nengon

ughsudenswihsupeicpbiiies
heschoossuchsheiniFloweAdn-

menndTheeSssDiscouseSchoolsusehe

ppehughsndviewpinsmehdbcecinghughsnclbehvifoowingheguidelinesin
hesus.H0wevehisequiesendunceond
muchpcicebecusechievemenkesng
imendwehvesudmnsus.
ThePueLndndibenSchlshweve

emphsizepcicehoughpuimindhugh
culivi0nlisogichhesewSchlse
ppudinheDhmEndingAge.Hweve
hePueLnclSchldesneuieunususu-

peibiIiiesngpeidfimepcice
AsisessesheBuddhNmeReciinMehd

inpuifmindiismuchesiepcice
ndoechoinmeninhnheTibenScho.

55

Aginlhughhedoshewpceedif-

eeneochohemwiIlgiveusen.Theeeo
mehodseeulondhoheheemehds

enighenmenppehughsondviewpoinsnd
puioeinessencehesme.
Thusweneedcuieoceundesonding
fheipeewes0SeIf-nuendoknowwhich

mehdch0seshebsisooupocice.nI

inhiswwiIweincgenuineefuge.hewise

wewiemoinignonwheeokeeugenc
uponwhooe.

AIhoughwemonwhvemeundesndingfheTipIeeweswemsibeconfusecs
hwpociceheminoucl0iIlives.Ech
scholhsisownepesenoionsoheTipeew

eIs.FoexompIeinheFIweAdnmenSchoo

heeVoiconBudclhheFweAdnmen

SuqMnIushiBdhisvnclUnivesIWoh
Bodhisvndhe-oneGeBodhisovs
especivel.Thee0uem0deIsoemuoe.

TheTipeewelsheTinoiSchoe

8ucldhoShokomuniheLusSuondheBodhisovsnmedinhesuespeciveI.InhePue

LondScholheoeBuddhAmiobhTheInfinie
LieSuqheoheususondnesso

commeno;GunYinBoclhisvGeSengh
56

BdhisvqMnushiBdhisv0ndUnives0I
Wh8dhisvespeciveI.

Weenc0mpssinfmGunYin8dhisv

ndsinge-mindeccncenoi0nmGe
SenghB0dhisvTheChpe0nhePeec
ndC0mpleeReizin0GeSenghBodhisvllinhe SunmSu eIlsushowGe

SenghB0dhisvcncenedonheBucldh

NmeChningMehclomheimeheo0keugeuniheimeheinedenIighenmen.He
ughushheppewochnishecmpemenYpcicefconcenoinghesIxsense

gnsndconinuuspuemindfuneSs0Buddh
AmibhPuemindune5sisochnwih0u

Ilclubinemingingwihhehoughsndmeh
dsllochonwihpuemindConinu0usmens
unineupeclwihnesenenceenhe.This
ishekesuccessinhepcicefBuddhNme

chningwhichwsughbGeSenghB0d
hisv

M.XiwoeinhisbokeniIedlEssenis
PciceohePueLndSchlIhGe

SenghBodhisvwshefoundingpich0
heDhmem.Iniihiscmmengesu
pisedmebecusehdnevehedhisbefoe.

Lelundes0dwhhemenndgeod
57

miedhimfohispecepin.ThughuheuniveseGeSenghwshefisBdhisov
cncenesIenheBuddhNmeChning
Meh0d

WhenBuddhShk0munim0nifesedinou
SohwdheissuheughwsheFwe
AdnmenSu.InhisssembIheTenGeo

VwsUnivesIWh8dhisovcncIudedhe
sundguideus0heWesenPueLondhus

UnivesWhBdhisvishefunclingpichouShwdTheneheInineLife
Suowosin0ducedinChinseHui-Yunf

heEseninDnswhichwssixeenhunded

esgbuiIcuivinhndgheedo

gehe0nehundedwenheefellwpciiones.TheexcIusiveIsudiedhenfinieLieSu
ndpcicedheBuddhNmeChningehd
TheeeheheeundingpichsofhePue

LondScheGeSengh8dhisvhe
DhmeomsUnivesoWhBclhisovohe
ShwodndseHui-YunChin

YeosogmIeecheM.BingNnLee
TizhonginTiwnsuggesedhIshoudin
ducehePueLndBuddhismhewestlesb

ishedWPlceinDIsTexsnclcIedihe
lIoweAdnmenSociellhesmen0meIused
58

inTiwn.WhenbughsouesBuddhAmibhqGunYinBodhisvndGeSengh
BodhisovomChinheweeoosmlIhe
wen-0nehl.Ihoughhoiw0udbebe

ehoveIogepiningswihweseneueso
smbizehein0ducionhePueLndBuddhismohewest

usonedbeemclep0ueoheUniecl
Soesleceivedsmepiningswihheeues
hhebeokenoDlsIsiIdnknowwho

hedonows.ThepiningsweefBuddhAmi

bhqGunin80dhisvndGeSengh
BodhisvWhosupise!BuddhAmibh
hdndineuesGuonYin80dhisvhdChi

neseeuesnclGeSenghBodhisvhd
wesenfeoues!Thednhdhesomeideh

Ihod.Theweseneuesoheundingpich
heDhmoReImsmbIizedheivhe
PueLndBuddhisminheUniedSes.Thushe

PueLnclSociewsseupinhewestlvl.in-u

XihodbeenhefissuggeShPueLond
S0ciebemed.BuiwsnobeinChinbu
heinDIoS.

heTipeeweIsesepeseneclbimoges
Buddhssuosoncmonksondnuns.Theeo
emindusfheneedeunndelnheTipe
59

eweIsuse-nue.Whenweseeimgeso
heBuddhqheemindusbewkenednd

ndeIudedwheninecingwihpe0plemes

ndbecs.WihuhisdilemindewewilIemincnusedndwppedupinwdlis.
Thesuse0beecieddiIbunhe
beneiofheBuddhWeeciehemsnohe
emindeoh0wcuIiveoumindndhow0

popeIinecwihpeplemesndobiecs.
exmple0udicnducisnexpessin0
henfinieLieSu0whenweemuehecluliieS
undwihini.

Theimge0mnknunwhehe0n0he
oshehsbidedbhepecepsemindsuso

keepusixsensesmbecomingpIIuedWe
needundesndhwed0nokeeugein

individuIswhopss0nushemeningndhe

culivionguidelinesheTipIeeweswken-

ingpopehughsndviewpoinsndpui.
AIh0ughheeisnuncunblenumbe
mehdsheibecivesehesme.Asisofen
sidlllIdsIedRmellndlmehodse

hesme.PueLndpciionessh0udneve
ciicizesIndeZenJibennoheschoIs.

Wh?8ecuseheibecivesehesmesous

hesimplwdieenmehcls.ThisissimiI
60

0ukingbuswhie0heschsewkWe
cnnshoheewngwhenoIodsIe0d
ohesmedesininhehveheeedm
chooseheiw.WhenlwsinHunsvieAI

bmsudenoskedme!l0mcnusedbs

mnmehodsWhichneduhinkshud

choose?liAheimeheehoppened0beb
nhegoundIpinedhebndsidIk

hisbo.Thesucehsp0inscunessshe
numbe0fmehds.Theechingseuieuo
findhecene0hebYuconechhecene

omonpoinonhesucesngsufoow
sighineYouneedn0inclosecndohid

poin.Asonocsoingg0esllFowheodnd
uwilgehome.Theeisnoneeclocicle

unclIIHehenundesoodhBucldhismpusues

heuemindnceweinenighenmenwe
oineveYhing

Theeoenmewhich

mehodwechsehekesuccessisconcen-

inononemeh0dSoongswedheeou
ch0senmeh0dwewiIIochievecleepc0ncen
ionoinwisdomndunc0vehese-nue
GePeecin

Fmlofhisweconseehowimpoonhe
ipleeweIseous.Mnks0ndnunsoehe

esuehesnghWeneedespecIf
6l

hem.Wecnenmhegclnesswes

0mhosewhdonlI0wheuesnclguidelines.Weemulehefmenduseheoeo

seesnegiveexmples.

weiundesndhkingeugeinhe
Tipleewesdesnmenlwingceinpe
s0nhenheewibehemossei0usconse-

cuencesswewiIinoAviciHel.Wh?

hugh0uheuniveseheeisnonesonghn

inegolbod.Thesnghinupesenwoldisus
pohiswhoe.wekeeugeinndf0IIow
noneinclividumonknunncegdh
pesnsouonechendeuseespec

hes.Bcl0ingswewibeSpIiingoncswing
discdmngheguphefihfheFive

Dedensesomudeingu0hemudeing
umhecusingBuddhbIeedkiIing
BdhisvonAhnddisupingheuniY
mngheSnghTheeeiwuIdbeeven
wsechosenIce0inmnknunfe-

ugehnnookeeugeI.

FuhemoewenIneedkeeugence.
ldesnccmpIishnhing0keeugem
nepesnhisimendhenmnhehenex

imeWemhinkhwecngemuchme
peciniweIwmnmnksndnuns.Hw
62

eveoshesoinggeslAclidlcssingive

cnn0evenpechimsellI.Nbclcnpec

usnwhenwekeReugeinheTipleeweso
use-nueconwepec0uselves.Sme0
hseheeodmhovegnehughTking
ReugeCeemon.fnwhsewhhvednes
hvecleeundesndinghenhecnpp

ekeeugeinheTipeewesbwinghe
pincipes0fwkeningpopehughsndviewpinsndpui.

ThesixhpincipeofheTheeC0ncliinsis

bidingbhepecepswsndcusoms.l
hepecepshemsimp0nehebsicFive
Peceps.MeecheLivingBuddhMse
ZhngioncesidlTheTheeReugeSndhe
FivePecepsesessenihBuddhiscuIi-

vosneedobiclebhemevemmen.Then
heexpIinedfuhelislikeinickeouo

gemnohenTiwn0souhenTiwn.F0m
hemomenoubdheinuniIouechu
desinionumusholdnhicke.Yu
musn0seibec0useouhove0shwiwhen

udep.TkingReugeinheTipeewesoncl
heisFivePecepsesimpnush

oinickell.HefuheexpI0inedh0iwepom
heTipeeweIsondhepecepswewil0sehe
63

echingsndwilnl0ngebesuclen0fhe
Buddh

TheFivePecepsenkiingseolingcmmi

ingsexumisconducingnclkinginoxicns.
heisfuofensesephsicnsgessinsf
hese-nueWhehenwehvekenhe

pecepsiiswongcmmihesecs.Buo
newhhsmkenheFivePecepshis
willbeconsideedscommiingd0ubIevi0Iion

H0weveclinkingc0hondkinginoxicns
isdieen.Apesonwh0hsnokenhepecepsisn0guiwhendinkingh0wevepeson

whohskenhepecepsndhendinkswiIhve
bokenhispecep.Thepupseeining0m
in0xicnsispevenus0mc0mmiingheis

0uonsgessionswhieundeheinIuence.Thee0einoxicnsinhemsevesenwonghisis

nexmpeowhweneedundesndhepu-

poSeheBuddhlspecepseingisunci0n
ndbenei

WhendecidingwheheomlkeheFive

Pecepsheessence0Ihepecepsweneed
skheDhmMseoexplinusexcI

whhemen.nlhenwewilknwindhw

0bidebhem.Meeeclingb00k0fhe

pecepsdoesn0necessiensueucmmi6

menkeepinghem.

SomepepehvecmpIinedhheee

oomnpecepsndhiis00esovioIe
hem.Thushebndon0biclingbhepeceps.
Thisiswhmspepepeeedingoliseningo
oksbouhesuswhiIevoidinghoseonpe

ceps.Weneed0emembehpecepsguide
usinubehvind0eheppeconducfo

Bucldhs.Iheeween0pecepsheewouIclbe
noBuddhism.Iheeweencuesieshee

woudbenoCnucinism.Meeeciinghesu

oswihupcicingheeochingswihinhemwiIl
esuinouneceivingonoheibeneis.Tue
IeoningIiesinpocicendhepecepsepesen

hep0ciceoBucldhism.Thusbidingbheive
Pecepsbecmeshesncldoud0ilives
ncheguicelinesfousooinpopeenighen
men.

Whenhe8ucldhwosinouwoIchew0su

ndopen-mindedwhehekingpindiIie
e0ching.AndiwshiSondeneghcedpeoplendhepedhemccepBud
dhism.IisnomeonbindusbubeneioI|

beingsbbinginghemi0ndhoppiness.The

fmionhepecepswosshowusheigh
p0hoin0hpp0nduilIingie.
65

Agdiusi0nismeecheI.Bing

NnLeewhlivedsimpenclugehpp

ifeFodecdesheonenemedBu
whenevehewsinviedufdinneheoc

ceped.nseveoccsionsheinvieclmeoc-

c0mpnhim.Sincehdbeenpcicinghepe-

cepneingdinneeseIveVun-

combewhenbeinginviedM.Leesimplsid
omelComewihme!Comewihme!IILehe

spkeomeWihhischmenouwiInbe

bleohelppepe.Wh?Becuseiuinend

hephemumusmkehemhopp.Einghis
dinneisnviinghepecepsbuheiislifinghem.Theinvied0uwihgoodinenins.l
0ueecheiinviinshewiIkuponus
beingcosedoes0nThenhewiInneec
Buddhismbuswilseheshwepciinesegnndokclownupon0hesHe

msugehemovidBuddhissSou
cuduinheppuninunldnumbe
people0IenoBuddhism.Fuhem0ehiswilI

esuinhece0innegivekmu.
Theeehewsnviinghepecepsbuws

insedsimpifinghemfohismenmkingoh
eshpphepingh6moenBuddhismsweI
sccdingwihc0ndiions.
66

Whenweivednedinnehehsp0-

gizedIImveYshIdidnknowhmlV.
Leedesneenoon.Thehoswsbviusl

cleeplmvedhIv.LeehdccepedhisinviionWecnsee0mhishBuddhismisexible

Howeveiw0udhvebeeneniedifeenif.

eeonewhopciceshispecepwnedo
e0somehinginheevening.

IvlnYesgwhenIwsoungiendoId

mesoYbouhimseI.ccuedduingheChineseW0Resisnceginshepneseinvsin.AfeheloNnlingsmeopnesesdieschsedheindividuondw0hisiends.

Theheefedooempendweesvedbnld
monkwhshvedheihedsgvehemmnks

chingpunndIclhemblenclinhe
geossembmnks.Whenhepnesesl
diesTivedheempeheweeunbIeind
heheendsne.Thusheweesved
Whenhewwsvehefiendseuned

Nningwishingepheidebgiucle.
TheYinvieclhe0IdmnkoIvishbnuetHe
Tived0indhebIeldenwihchickenduck

pk0ndish.AIIsuddenheemembeed
hohemnkwsvegeoin!Theweeex

emeIupse0veheimiskeonddidnoknw
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whod.8uhemnkcedikeheews

nhingunusu0nclpickinguphischpsicksinvied
eveYnesidwnTheheeiendsweegeoI
mved

Didhedmnkbe0khepeceps?Il!His
behvifoIwedwhissidinhesu0sMCm-

pssi0n0ndkindnessoehebosisofBuddhismnd
skifuImensehemehod.Hehdusedheis

oheFuBeneiciIMehodsmoking0hes
hoppThedmnkwsmvedbheigesue
nddidnbmehemheihnesmiskeHe
hodusedhesomemehdhhe8odhisvos

useoheppepIehughhedhomod0s.Ihe
monkhdbeennghecudhoveesiIYuined
heiineesinBuddhismBuhewoswiseenugh

useheppouniohelpguideheepepe.

TheeewegoinseehMhonBuddhismis
highIexibesioccdswihheexisingcicum
sonces.

LeIskosicIbidingbhepeceps.The
FivePecepseheheheessence00lIhe

pecepsExpondinguheweolIwllhepe
cepsssehbBuddhShkomuni0sweIIs
hesciolnomscusmsuIesondIwsineveY

c0unV.WheninChin0welwChinesecus0ms
uIesondows.WheninheUniedSeswed0he

68

sme.Inhewdspecepseuesweneed0

winudilIives.Themodencnveniences
nspoionndcmmunic0inhvegeoin
cesecl0ppouniies0vedieencounnes
nclegionshewodWeneedollowheodviceoWheninRomedsheR0mnsdlI.ThiSis

cIIecsicbidingbhepeceps

lvnhepecepsoughbBuddho
ShkYmuniweepppieohimebue

n0ongesuibeod.Wh?umnneIiv-

ingdessingndeingis0IIdieenmhse
olndiseveh0usndesg.FexmpIeof
hewohundedipecepsfmnksenuIesn
heeicueedessingeoIunsuibIedosncienIndinsdesseddifeenIhnwe

dEoingisnheehhschngedcn
sideb.Thee0ewhenweeciendsudhe
exsnhepecepsodweeIeninglhe
spiihewndnusheIeeli.
Likewisewhenwepcicedheinghepe
cepshemsimpnpinisooIwheiundmenspiillDonhingh0isbd:deveY

hinghisg0odllTodon0hinghisbdlIis
dieced0wdus.ThisisTheov0dpecep
deveopseI-discipinendis0beIowedcnsci
eniousl.IiswhheChineseclAendingo
69

neIsownmwelbeingevenwhile0neIl.When
wepcicesef-cliscipineweneedoeminue
hepecepsevenwhenweel0ne.lT0dl

hisviuousIIisf0hebeneilbeings.Thisis
Bdhisvpecepinechingushwinec
wihhes.Pecepsehecieifdisinguishingbeweeng0dndbd
Becuse0hedieencesinhepiicss

emphi0sphndcuIuehepecepsneeded
obemodiiedwhen8uddhismwsinducedin

ChinTheulesesbIishedbMoseBiZhongin

heTngDnsweehemodifiedvesions
clpedChinhimehwevehees
senceeminedunchngedThisissimiosoe

evisingheIwomime0imeAsnewsiuoions
oiseibecomesnecess0mendsmeices
buhepincipIeeminshesme.lnChinw

pcesineveYpvincendeginshoveheiown
vesinhepeceps.Theneedomeshwihhe
0cIcondiions0pepel0whem.Thisis

simpm0diicion.Ihisisn0donehenBud

dhismwinosuivenlhughhisupding
onclm0diicionwiIibeviIndcnsnIe

newedoIlwingibeccepedndpciced
undhewI1d

The8uddhIdushiwecnbidebhe

70

pecepsndwswewihvenquib0dnd
mindwhichwi0wusbefeeomwoiesnd

feDeepcncenionisesmncuii.
Theeoehepecepseesseniosecuivoin.Ifwebekhewhepecepshen

ucnsciencewibepoguedbguievenino

punishmenismeedutM0eoveeveniwe

ovidwldleibuinsheeisnwvicl
ukmiceibui0n.When0ubodndminde
disubedwecnnconcenoenoupcice.

TopcicesuccessuIweneedobenui.Iis
soidPecepssefdiscipineleod0deepcon
ceninomwhichwisdmoises.InsummY

heSecondCndiionincudingbidingbhepe-

cepsisoThevclc0fmeinclhebsiso
pcice.

Thesevenhpincipeobehvinginodigniied

ndppemonnemenswecppopiel
hecicumsoncesweein.Wecmheheo

0sinceindespecbeingsnimeond
innimeoccodwihscileiquee.
heThidCndiin:TheGdune

ReuiedbeBdhisv
TheThidCondiinisbuiup0nhebsishe

7I

SecondC0ndiinndincudes:

8GeneingheBdhimind
9DeepbeievinginheLw0fCusend
Eec

I0ReciingnduphlclingheMhnsu
Snd

IEncougingohesnhephoEnigh
enmen.

TheeighhpincipeisgeneingheBdhi
mind.ChineseBuddhisspimiIpciceMhnBuddhismndwishdeveopheB0dhimind
hewokenedmindhisgenuinelfeemdelusins.Iishewokenedmindheolizeshisw0d

isuImisendsueingIishec0mpossione
ndsinceemindwiheveYhughoinei
zi0nsendohesTheBuddhdush

sueingexisshughuhesixems.Nnlis
hehumnIifeoneofsueingbuhevenies
wel.Thesueingshehumnelmoesonume0ushiw0udkehusodescibehem.

SimpIsidheeheEighSufeingsfbih0d

gesicknessdehhdshipsheinbilihve

whwewnbeingsepoed0muovednes
ndbeinginhepesence0hsewedisike0
evenhe

Apesonwhohsbeenb0ninoheFm
72

HeovenisnewhohosccmpIisheddeepcn

ceninoswelshvingseveedhefivedesies
we0IhIusd0dinkomendseep.Inhis

eomheeisnosueingoisingomexenlci
cumsncessuchsminesomsicknessec.bu

hebeingsheesilsufeheinevibcnse-

cluencesimedeeiindec0hebd
ndinlheeizinhhewilIneminin
hishevenpemonenIWihphsicbdwe
emo;weebnwebecomeodwefil

wedie.Wihmeiomheeisimpemnence;
heeisceinexisenceonnihiIinndvid

AhigheeveIisheFomessHeoven.Hee

heeisnosensu0inommeemlend
nomoeiom.Theinhobinshven0sueings

0isingmexenIcicumsncesodeeioion
Hweveheeexisshesueingfheelizoin

hnhingiseenonhingossoevehohe

beingsheeenoinNionFexompeneis
neenooobleoemininheFmessHeven

eve.Theeehenwobeeeond
hppis0nscendheheee0msheDesie
HevenheFomHevenondheFomIessHeoven

fpuespii.How?Bpcicingoccodinghe

8uddhlsechingsinhisw0wewiIIugeneeheBodhiMindndbeenighened
73

TheBdhimindisfuIiedbheFDuGeVws
0BuddhosndBdhisvs:

SenienbeingseinnumebIe
Ivwohephemo
Aici0nseinexhusibIe
vwendhem

WspciceebundIess
vowmsehem

Enighenmenisunsupssbe
Ivwini.

MhnBodhisvscheishhehe

hepllsenienbeings.ThennIknwhei

wnsueingndVhephemsevesbuheY
sowonhepheimiieseivesiends;ol

senienbeingsT0euIIwishhelpIbeings
hisishegeBdhimindThelninieLieSuels

ushBodhisvsehelIUneuesediendsf
beingsll.Evenif0udnseekhepmhem
hecmeohep.Thevunilinduce8ud
dhism0ndhisishepuecousef8dhisoV

Thep0beingsweneedoisknowhw
hepouseIves.Tdhisweisfeeuseves0m

wiesndlicins.IisimponusIw
74

heFouGeV0wsinheodeisedHweve

smepciionespcicehehiclvwvius
mehdsbeehepcicehesecndvw
beee0micions.fheFuGeVwshe

wnochieveheewoleningmeh-

csnd0iningenighenmenbunheisw
fhepingbeingsndbncl0ningflicions.
TheiempseikeYingbuidhehiclnd
uhsfhusewihufisbuiIdinghefis
ndsecondls.

Tclheeemnpociinesbuew
hemhvesucceededWh?Theclidnoundesndhfisheneeded0vwhelp0llsen-

ienbeingsf0hisgecmpssionisociico
diving0ceususudncpcice.Thisis
heheogekindnesSndcmpssi0n.Noclid

hebeginwihhepeequisiessuchseimining
cleusionsgeedchmensndignoncewhich
disubndclisesshemindTheeesmn

beingswiingusoheIphembekwm

heisueingIfwehvenviuen0knowledge
nobiIihowconwehepohes?Wedon0

inBuddhhodouseves.hisishepwef
gekindneSsndcompssin.

Ye0sgwhenIissedsudwihm
IeecheM.LeehepIocedheeesicionsn
75

me:

l.ws0lIwnIhislecuinge0ching
2.wosednbkseeencemoei

oswihouhispemisSinond
3.AsevehinghdpeviousIenedwos
noecgnizedwsessobegin
ne

TheisbIockeclmeshesecondcoveed

meesndhehidceedmmindTheequiemensseemeclsoimpeiousnclunesonbIe.
lWhnognondu0cicmnheislI
hugh.YeIsiIccepedhisesicionsncl
leonedmhim.IdidneoIizehheseesic

ionsweepecepshepmeocuomicions.mindbecmepuewihmuchIesswn-

deinghoughseoIwinghisesicionsfous
sixmonhs.Hismehdhepedmeopcicehe

secnclgevowoendollicions.

IbecomeveYgefulhim.Ahoughhehd

onloskedmeolowhisesicionsfiveesl
vluneeedoexendmsudwihhimnohe

ive.Aeenesshissudenondbidingbhis
uesIhodesbisheds0lidoundi0ninBud

dhism.Thusheiedhebonondencu0gedme

0bodenmieldsucI.nohewodslcouId
isenoneocheevenneswihdevioed
76

h0ughscoucleclnb0oks.Wh2HeoIdme
hoknowedgew0udbebeneficioIhehn
hmfuomebecouseIcouddisinguishbeween

go0dndbclighndw0ngIwuldnobe
misedbnone.HeikenecichiIdwh0ws

inncennclungneeclinghveheguidnce

ndpeci0npensbeoehvinghebili
ucgendomkeclecisions.

Goocecheseuc0mpssionend
kindTheepienine0chingnddedic0edo
heiduTheYpoecheisudensom
conminionohemind.liscucifousobe

cse0gooce0che;howevebeingclosedoes
nmenbeingnex0heechebuhe0IisenondIlowheiechingsIisusuveY

hdincone.Wenmeeheigheche-

emnIifeimesSmepe0pehvesidome
hIwosmosfunehvemegodechesbuwheecouldheindone2Thisecheis0
beencouneedhehnsoughndhe
chncesohiseeindeed.ismeof

ininclheighcndiionsmuingWeneedo

nuuehegood0nc0ppouniies.wee
unbeomeeheseeecheshenwecn

enmonciensges.
.Leehodesl0ldmehhenIhdhe

77

biIieochmefiveeosHeencuged
mecninuemsudiesbeningfmhis

echeheeVenebeIvlseYinGungHe
dvisedmen0emuepepewhwee-

musBucchisschswhweeknwedgeblein
8uddhissudieSbuwhhdnined

chievemenincuivin.Msein-Gungws
cuenhebeseoche.Whenweconnoindhe

ueknoweclgefg0dnessincuenecheswe

cnunnciensges.Theehvebeenmn
pep|ewhohvesucceededwihhismehd.

TheispesninChinokeonncienms
eshisechewsencius.Heenedfm

Cnfuciuswh0hdehiswiingsoegene
ionsenm.MenciusnledConuciusl
boksnd0wedhisechingsexcIusivel.Heis
cknowedgedosogesgesecondnI

CnfuciusAeMenciusheeweemnohes
whsucceededinheicdemicpusuisusinghe
somemehd.AnheexmpeisMseu-Yio

heMingDnswhowsopoichofhePue
LndSchoI

As0indinggdeche0ddon0I
0wmelmneigibebeeche.M.ee
ncedvisedmeeonmseYin-Gung.I
ecmmendh0ushuIdseechebeseche

78

BucldhAmiobhondhelninieieSuu

pciceWhenwesucceecinupcicewewi
inBuddhhod.Them0simpnhingin
Buddhismiscnceneonnddevecleepin
nemehdhenwewilsueeochdeepcn
ceni0nndoinwisdmnimespspepe

devedpocicen0mspenivees0his

sgeeningondcuivin.Duinghesefive
eoshewouIdspecioizeinceinmehd
Afewdsheweelowedsudviussus.AhpoinIbeIieveheiundesncling

wuldbegelimp0vedndhewinuI
undesondhemeningsinsuslwesihve
wncleingnddisciminhughsndhve
newkeneduwisdmheneveniwewee
sucloheehundedseswewouldsilno
undesndhemeningshesusndhei
cmmenies

M.Leehodseheeesicinsfmewhichl

houghweehisone.lnl989whenwsIecuing
inSingopoeWsenPeiinviedmegiveec
ueguppciines.Seeinghhee

weemnungpepeldhemofmpsex-

peiences0nddvisedhemosewM0se

YnPeiecmmendedhhell0wne
eocheondonemehdouwilIsuelsucceedll.
79

AeheecueMsenPeiinviedmehve

ewihhim.Heclmehowhenhewos0ung
m0nkhiseochehdsehesmeheeesicins
onhim.ThenIeoizedhheheeesici0ns

weenoheinvenin00neindividuohehe
weehepeeuisieshpsmosessefohei
sudens.

nlhendidIunclesndwhlllnheinceo
hediion0mhemosellmen.Whenhe

eochehinkshweeg0dsudenshewiIe
uieusoowheheeesicions.Hewilis
cveoueesondblock0ue0ssohnwITies

wilinude.Whenweuhveobnclned
chmensnc|goinedwisdmwewi|lbeo|lowed
suclhemehods.Theefeexensiveen-

ingiscnduceclinhesec0ndsogeohehono
hebeginning.

Dificuiesconoiseiweenggeinexensive
eoningohevebeginningIissimioheoing
insucionsmonemsendbeginningolw
him.henweheinsucinsfmosec0ndmse

ncleeIosiweweefocingwopohseoclingin
dieendiecins.Wihheemoseswewuldbe

coughheewounci0nndwihfouwee

suckcssclsnknwingwhichwogo.
Theeoeiisimpon0IIownl0nemseo
80

neime.Redingonciensgesmnksnd

lpepeweseehsmewedheieche
wenhiesunilhechieveclsme

wkeningnlhendidhebeginosudexen
sivewihoheeches.
Buddhiseducionisdieenommden

educioninemsc0ncepsndmeh0ds.F

insnceinunivesiwemusbeveYcoeuInd
ke0uimechosingoumIo8uddhismhow
eveisdieentHeeweeexpecedowoken

0peeccompleewisclmisndheninheuuewewilbecomeknowedgebeinhede-

pomensoheunivesi.Wheedwes?
Fmheinensivesud0ceinmehduss

issidinIAwkeninginonesumenswkening
inlsusll.Whodeswkeningmen?Awkenedmensohveinedwisd0m.

Moceneducinissimilbuiclingp

midWeedexensiveIndhennwhe

scopeoleoningospeciizeinonesubec.hisis
wpgessingmexensive0inensive
IeningBunmehwIhepmidhw

lgeisbsehepomidhsiszenih.Buddhismis
difeentIisIikeeewihoosunkbnches

evesncinIIuis.Iisninfiniepocesssingomonepinhendhenceve0ping
8l

inheGePefecinoheSenue.Thee-

suIishoweundesndeveVhingWdlknowledgehsisimiionsoewhichheeisnme
len.Buddhismhoweveisb0undess.Thewis-

dm8udclhismisbeonclhec0mpehension
vegepe0pe.Buddhismmseemoclino
hebeginningbuhechievemenswemkee

einconceivbe.nhecnYwoIdlsudies
iniiolppeoexensiveonclcmpehensivebuin

heendhepviclenIsingcc0mpishmen.
BfwingheF0uGeoVwswewiIIeven-

uouncoveouiginoIse-nuelnheEowe
AdnmenSu

SudhnseedosoIemdel

fucuivi0n.Henonughushepinci
pesndmeh0dsbushwpplheminou
cloiives.M0nushiBdhisovqSuchonlsis
eocheinsucedhim0lwhefoemeni0ned

heeesicinsndosevellicions0c

cmpishsediscipinedeepcncenoionnd

wisdom.AeSudhnhdinedoiginIwisdmMnushiBdhisvhenIIowedhim0

veexensiveIndeonhemehodsbvisiingiheespiiuIguideswhoepeseneddi-

eenoccupinsndevesinsocie.
HisIsvisiwswihUnivesWhBclhisv
wh0ughhimheTenGeVowssweIIshw
82

chnlAmiobhllndobeboninoheWes

enPueondwheeupnmeeingBuddho

Amiobhheoinedpefecc0mpleeenligh-

enmen.WihoubeingbninhePuendnd

meeingBuddhAmiobhwewinuiIhe
secndndhidvwsseveingolficinsnd

msenngImehodsbuwiIindidifficuin
Buddhh0d

lnheFIoweAdnmenSubhMnges

ndUniveSlWhBodhisvshclechedhe
leveofeulenlighenmenndvowedobebon
inohePuendIwssupisinglpesed0dis

covehiswhengoveks0nheFweAdnmenSuIwondeedwhenligheneclBdhi
svsinhelweAdonmenWoIdwouldwn

beb0ninoheWesenPuendconsideing
howw0ndeuIheiwnwldwsiseemedun

necessoYohemdsAehinkingobuiI
eizedhheYhdvwedgheebebIe
inBuddhohdinshimeInhis

heewucbenoes0nghePuenc
BuddhoAmiobh

SuddenIleizedhiwewnoinhe
peeccompeeenlighenmenweneedog0
heWesenPueLndnlbundesndinghe
ChpeUnivesWohBdhisovlsC0nduc
83

ndVwsllwilIweknwhep0pew0sudnd

pciceMhnBudclhism.AndwhenweuI
undesndhvewkenedndhvegeneecl
heBochiminclwewilinIbefeef0mcleIusions
ndchmens

TheninhpinciplefheTheeCondiionsiS
deepbeieveinhewfCusendEec.E

lieinmpcicawspuzzedbhisphseinhe

VisuIizinSuWh2seemed0imph0
8cIhisvhdnundesndinghew
CousenclEffectIfwekn0whgoodcuseswi
esuingdeecsndhbdcuse5wiIesuI
inbdeecShwcudibehBdhiSv

wsnowehis?BuhesuugesBdhisvs0beieveincusendeec.Icudn0
undesondi.

ThenIedheweAdonmenSund

uponcefuledinghechpeb0uheTen

G0undssuddenswheighlsidhllom
hebeginningheendheTenGounclB0dhisvshvewspcicedhemindunessfhe
Buddhil.IheneizedhheBodhisvosfm

hefisheenhgoundndheeve0eclu
enIighenmenpciceclheBuddhNme
ChningmehdAndIlscmeundesnd
hlChningheBuddhIsnmeishecusenc
84

iningBudclhhdisheeecII.Mn8dhi
svsweenoweohiswhichiswhBuddh

ShkmuniexpIineciinhissuwsheiim
belieinheobovesemenheclnIushi

BodhisvUniveslW0hB0dhisovondSudhonovowobebninohePuendIws
eIhdsudiedndIecuedonhefwe
AdnmenSuholcmeoundesondhis

soemen.ThusieoisdiicuIocuiehisun
desnding

TheenhpincipeheTheeCndiinsiseciingnduphclingMohnsuswhichhep
us0undesondheueeiiendheuni
vese.WihhisundesndingwewiIIknwhe

popewhinkondbehveosweIshep

ppiemeh0dousenwhenweulccod
wihheechingshesuwilwebenei.As
p0ciinesheIeosweneedcloispicipeinhedoiImoningondeveningsessions.The
puposeohemningsessinisosonewd
bemindinguselvesbseuhughondbehvioonheBucldhlsechings.Thepuposef

heeveningsessinisoeeconwhehewehove
olwedheinsucionsInohenweneed

enesegeoncvow0cecumiskes
FhesessinsPueLndPciinesused

85

ecieheAmibhSuchnheRebihn

heeimesnclhenowbchninglAmibhll.

hemeimesheeciedlAmibhllhebee

heesul.Thispcicesingemindeclnesswshe
smefmningndeveningheAmiobhSu
ppessimpebuiscuexemepund
oeciendbeneifomiweneedpuencl

cIuieheoThesec0ndimeecuedonhe
cmmenheAmibhSuio0kove
heehundedsessi0nswhichiSnindicinis

levelcmpexi.
InowecommendheninieieSuqwhichis

esieundesondbhinngugendmen-

ingSincemnpepeecsuchbusivessug-

geseciingChpeSixohem0ningsessin
whichiscompisedheF-eighvwsBuddh
Amibh.IishecoePuendBuddhismbe
cuseuecuivsneedhvehesmecm

pssionndvowsshseBuddhAmibh.Fo

heeveningsessinecommendedingchpes

hi-w0hi-seveninwhichheBuddh
echesushw0endlwngcoingspcice

godcnducndh0winecwihbecs
mesnclpeopIein0ucliivinglfwecnf
owIeshesechpeshenwebidebhe
peceps.
86

lwecnl0whebvepcicesbemindul
fBudclhAmibh0ondbidebheechingsin

hesesixchpeswew0udhvehesmemind
vwsundesndingondpocicefBuddh
AmibhhenweeBuddhAmibhBuiwe

chnedindifeenlwihupplinghepin-

cipeshenheeswepuhwilIbepin
essThecombini0n0mningndeveningses-

sinswsdesignedinncienimesndpved
beuseuhepepehimehclbeeun-

desndingofwhheweeeciingThesesessi0nsemindedpepebehveinppem0n

neondhushepedhemdeecheifus.T

dhwevepepesimpeciebsenminced
ikesmlchildenwhsingsongwihheigh

wdsheighunebuwihuuncleSnding
hemeningnlwhenwebecomewefhe
pupsendmehdfchninghesucnwe
culchievenesuls.

MleecheMeewos0dhissudens
hwhenheisenedecuesheneeded
cncen0e0nundesndinghepincipesinhe
sundnohewdshemselvesThesepincipIes

ehewsgveninghe8uddhlsechingss
welsw0dlechings.newh0h0ughun
desndshepincipesfnesuqcnhenuse
87

hemomosesus.lnhewdshesuden

muscnscieniuswhemehodsoughb
heechendcl0swheheedwihubeing
disceclbnhingnewnddieen.
TcevephePmiPoienceweneed

0peseveeinuculivoion.PeopIemecmmendohemeh0dssuos0sbeechoice.

Donoisenhem;dnopoenionohem
uniwehoveoineclwisclmDevedeepIin

iusnemehdThisishekesuccessinu
sudndcuivin

TheeevenhpincipeheTheeCndiionsis

encugingohesdvncenhephoenighenmen.TdohisweexensiveIincuce
8udclhism0hsewhoewiingenWhiehe
isenpincipesheTheeCndiinsoesef

beneindcuivi0nheelevenhisencouoge
ndhephesoundesndnclpciceBuddhism.ThephesisheocBdhisov

8uIilIingolhepincipesinheTheeCndi-

ions0mpocicingiliopieopensen
cuoginghesnhepohoenIighenmenwe
wilbecomehegodmnnclwomonhe
ohonsus.TheEohTesueSuelsus
hiwechonhenomemokeeingsEh
TeosueBclhisvndccdwihheechings
88

henwecnbebninhehiYhidHevenne

hundedimeswih0uinginoheheebd
elms.

lnuwdweoeconsideedgdmn

wmneuIilingheFisCndiionTheciei
inheThevdechingseuieusmeehe
FisndSecndCndiions.HoweveinheMh-

nechingsweeecuiedmeelhee
condiins.Theeewhenedingsusweneed
skuselveswhehenweeuified

beiigdmenwomeniI.H0wmuchhveI
chieved?Ancldesmcnducc0nomhe
snddssehinheIhonoechings?
TheSixPinciplesfHmon
TheTheeCondiinsehebsisindividul

cuivoinwheesheSixPinciplesHmne

hebosisfgupcuiv0i0n.Thesnghisgup
offumoepepewhppepcicehe
BuddhISechingsogeheespecillheSixPincipIesHmn.Thee:

ShoinghesmeviewpinsgIs
2Abidingbhesmepeceps

3.LivingndpcicingogehehmniusY
4NuTeling
89

5.Expeiencingheinnepecendhppi
nessmpcicinggehehmnious
nd

6.Shingbenefishmnius.
ShingheSmeViewpins0GIs.

Thismensmuuoundesndinggeemen.

Agupneedsoshoehesomeviewpinsfhe
pincipesondmehdssudndpcice.Thisis

hebsishm0ni0usgupculivin.
scieiseminsbeismembesneed

oliveinhomn.nlhmncndwus

geheinemspini0nsiclesnduwie.
Inhewodsbeinghmniouscnminimizehe
cifeencesinhumneoionsndimp0veeuiY.

Aehpecenclhenfinohppinessconbe
chievedT0binhppinesswemuShve

peceuhendbclBhBuddhisndwoId
echingsemphsizeheimponcehmn
ndespec.

AewesglwenBeiingndvisieclhe
FobiddenCiwheeheeeheeminplces
henomesowhichIconinhewdhmon

Thisshwshhee0empesofheChingD-

nSheIsdnosieduehecunVwih
90

hmn.HwevehedishomnwhichpI0gued
heimpeilomilohebeginning0hiscenu

endedhednos.TheeehmniscuciI
Iosingpecendhppiness.

BuddhShkmunip0videdinnumeobe
mehdspcicebuhedidninendhwe

hem.Weneedoindhenemspppn
efusondhenemembehohekeliesinex

cusivepusuitInncienimeshePueLnd
Scholdopedheesusndonessnowwe

emphsizeivesusndonessAssedinon
ncienChineseexbookllIheechingpinciplesexcusivepusuiishemsimpoonll.Sup-

psesmepepelikeheIninieLieSuwhie
0hespefeheAmibhSuConhesew

goupsofpepemegeinone?Themmege

buhecnnpcicehm0ni0usgehef
whennehbeginseciehe ninieLieSu0
hehehwiwnoecieheAmibhSu

IndeceoegupuniYiwilbenecessY

seupwosepewpces.
ThisexpIinswhheeesomndieenwY

pl0cesevenhughweeIPueLndpcii0
nes.ThesmepincipeppIieschosingsus
wihmuIipec0mmenies.WhichnewiIweuse?

Thiswiesulinuheseingupowpl0ces.
9l

Thesmepcesscnevenccuwhendeciding

whichmochningf0lw.S0mepefe
chnswIIVmoAmiufwhiIehespee
vesllAmiu0AmiuAmiu0Il.Iwud

beveYdiicu0hewogupspcicehmoniusIogehe.Thepe0pleinncienw
pIcesweebIechievebecuseeveYne

shedhesmeviewpinsndgsndpcicedhesmemeh0dwihuinemingIingThei
veVmspheewscnducivemgniicence
ndpece.ThusIhsewheneednuI

gvenseespec.
Unfuneocmmnsiuininmden

wpIcesishheechingsofviussch0Is

einemingedCndicinsndcnlicse
unvidblendiwiIbediicupciines
focusmuchesssucceedS0ibecomeseviden

hllShinghe5meviewp0insgosIIiscuciI
inwplce.

Ihepepeingupshesimiidesnd
viewpinssweIshesmeineessndbec-

ivesheconemininhmnndhusm
snghHwevehemswelmsePe
sngh0idieencesnse.hewiseheewuId
becnficsndnonewudsucceed.Bpvid

ingonininienumbe0mehdscuivinhe
92

Buddhmenensuehpepledifeen
viewpinsncineesswuclolbebesuc

ceedinheiculivoin.Thusiissiclhphs
edohesmegoosollmehdseeclul.This

demnsoesheBuddholsgecmpossi0noe

heosheneveocesononepocicene
picumehd
AswehveseenmheexmpeinheVisuolizionSuMclmeVoidehibeing0vewheImed

bhesufeinginhisw0ldskedBudclhShokmunieIlheofopIcewheesueingclidn

exis.InseoddiecingheheWesenPue
LndhedispoedolheBuddhndsheso
hshecouIdchoseonehesel.Thisisunlike

ms0uswhown0hesccepouopinins;l
hovebeenpocicinghismehdIlsgeo.Cme

nclYi.IIWhenoheshvedieenideSnd
viewpoinshiswiendisuphehmnohe

gupndisheveYhingweshucgucogins.
ThebeswoinoduceBuddhismispovide

genelinducinheMhonoechings
ndpcicesndleheschosewhicheve

mehodhepee.
Th0sewhpefeBuddhoNomeChningcn
pcicegehe;hsewhpeemedii0ncn
pcice0geheInhisw0eveYbodh0so

93

plcegcuivinndheeisnneedo
peSsuenoneinusingnepoicuImehd

AmehdseeuIondweeughmeeu

clieenneedsbiiiesndIevesundes0nding
husechscho0shoudespecndp0isehe

he.Thisisheuepciceoheishmn.
AbidingbheSmePeceps

WhenweIivendpociceogeheweneed

hveulesndeguins0wihuhemheewi
bedisde.Neeclesssheuesneedin-

cudeheivefundmenpecepssebhe8ud

dhRuesvYs0nghsndhseow0
pces.Thefmecnmsheiveundmenol

pecepsheehemnknunpeceps.In

dcliincmmnuleseguinsndcIws
ndcusmselsbebseedTheseI

cmpisehePemonenResidenAgeemen
wpce.newomembescnbedesigneddheuleswhichehenpesened

hegupdiscussin0ndv0ingE0chindividuI
Iivinginhewpcemusbidebhegeemen
nceiisseup.Ievemembeespecsnd
bidesbhegeemenheewilbendiscod

wihinhegupbec0use0lehveeulsous
94

ndnspecipiviegesoegned0nne
Thushesonghisuldemcicnclwobiding
lvingncPcicingTogeheHmnius
Thepuposeesobishingwpceis

hepeveYnechieveinguppcice.Iisdei-

nienhepincividusescpeheiwldesponsibiiies.Iisoseiusmiskehinkhisw0
especiIinheighfhefeingswpIoces
eceivefomfol0wesndheeoihevefeingwilhovebeepidifnoinhisIifeimehen

infuuelifeimeThemnneivinggehe
doesn0menhoechpesonhshishewn
mIuxuiusndcomfobIeciiiese

ovoibleiwilbevedificuI0chieve.Wh?
heEhTeosueSuelIsushEvesinge
movemenosiing0houghsonhep0he
ivingbeingsiskmndn0ffenseII.F0uncounbIeenswehvebeendeludedndc0nused

ndhvehuscmmiedinfiniewongd0ings
C0nseuenwehvedeveIpecndccumu
Iedininiebdhbis.Whenwihohesweusu

IYbeciviIizedndbehveuseIves.8u

whenIneweendindugeuselvesindoing
wheveweeeIcm0obewihnclesiIfge
95

p0peconduc.

Tcunehismembeshegoupshe

seepingques.Theseuesindii0nwY
pceec0mpisedneIgebedwih0spce
fechpesonuilsene0ldedsinn
mb0cks.Lieinwplcewsevenme

ig0oushnhhemnclhemnksnd
nunsweeevenmoedisciplinedhnhesdies
e.nblivinginsuchdisciplinedwpIce
ewebeom0duempe0men0ndem

0useveshoughheTheeeningsseI-

discipinedeepcnceninncwisdm.Thisis
uecuivi0n

Hweveheeeexcepi0nsinwplces.

Fexmpehemngingmnkndheexecuive
depuchiedue0heiespnsibiIiieshovehei
0wn0mswhichisusuveVsminodef0

hempInndkece0d0iIskswihudis-

ubinghes.MnksndnunswhegediIl
lshvehei0wnms.Tccmpishuculi
vionhisshedlivingisnecessYevenind0Yls
Iuenscie.
NOuOTeling

AllhemembeswhIivegeheneeddoso
96

wihuquTeIingInhiswohecnbescon
cenoeheieffosoncuIivinWhenpe0pIe

e0gehehemosequencish0speech
sspeechkmisheeosiesocmmi.Wehove

p0vebllIInessenesbhemuh;oubeexis
fmhem0uhIl.An0heisMespeechme
ubeil.newhes0muchesiIYbecomes

sick.newhoks0mucheosilgesinoou

be.Smeimesmisundes0ncings0isebecuse
heIiseneissensiivewhiehespekeisceess.
Bhpiesdevelopesenmenondhedwhich

givesiseoendesseiininheuueThisis
whnciensges0dvisedus0TkIessndchon
heBuddhlsnmemeIl.heIesswespekhe
beeiisheessublewewilbein.deIY
wewudnspekwheniwsnecessoY.
WhenIw0sinLsAngeIes0iendIdme
0bouheheedZeneehishighschIsn
hdended.nceinsiden0newsoI0wed

k.Thedipcicewossiingmedioionom8
m.5:3Op.m.nd0m7:30p.m.9:3Op.m.
NhingeIsewsdone.KeepingSienheedYs
in0wYpIceIikehiswiheIpusc0Imdwnnd
eIx.Thebow0ssimpessedh0hewned

gobockoheIongewinesessin.Thedisincive

eueosuchwpIceishehmnYosi
97

IencendnuoTeing

Ssicwpcewheechinghe
ieevnIkisfobicdenheeisviuYnopP-

unicIueIingAmsexcusiveIwewi
indisheSiIenvicedconinuuschningf

llAmiuf0llinhechninghInoTibenw

pcehechningfmnsisceseess.Finsnceduingmesgeo8uddhissudIws
undeheguiclnceoLivingBudclh0seZhngi0heees.Thughmobsei0nhe

nevesppedsienchning0mn0whiIe
mvinghisIipsevenwhenhewswihvisis.He

npusedokndssnshewosinished
wudesumehiSsiIenchning

hissienchningwhiemvinguIipsisom

pcicecoedMDimndHldingll.M0se

Zhng-iwosonehesinceespciinesI
hveeveme.HismindwSpuewihun-

chmensowndeinghughs.Hiseching
mehodwsuniclue.HenevespkewduniIhe
fundheIiseneenivendcncenoedHe

henspke0noewwodswhiIeI0kingdiecl

inouees.EchhiswdsbehevYweigh
whichhisIisenewuIdnevegenddhee

heesohis0heieThegoolof0upocice
ise0dicelicionsondinheBuddh

98

NmeChningSmclhiIwedn0pcicehis
meh0diwiIbeveYcliicuous0chievehis
gl.

ExpeiencinghennePecendHppiness
f0mP0cicingTogeheHmonious
ThisissvoheDhmWhichevepc
icemehodwechosehebsicchievemenwe

hveinoupciceishppinessIweeeunhpp

ebeginningupcicewehvedeinieencuneedseiouspobemBuhep0bemdoes
noliewihheBuddhlsechings.Wemhve

d0nesomehinghgesginshepincipIeso
heseeochingswemhvechosenhewong
mehodhewiseheesuswoudbeeviden;

wkeningmconusi0nndbsessioneving
sufeingsbehindnd0bininghppiness.
WihechpssingewewuIdhvefewe
w0ieswhiIeeninggeehppinessndeedmThisisheevidencesuccessinupcice.
weenochievinghishenweneedexm
ineuseveshecouseuIcksuccess.

wec0ncTec0umiskesindheu
Iici0nsondsevehemwecnhen0inhe

beneisup0cice.
99

PcicingBuddhismisexpeienceiendo
inuminds.Buddhiscuivinisesomu

heoswepicipoeindoilie.Whokinc
heodowecuive?nepuiY.Whenwe

hoveppeviewpoinsndundesndingnduI
declicoe0usevesoBuddhismegdlessowho
weeowh0ucicumsoncesewhehe

godbodfovbIeounfovoobewewibe
beoeducekmiccebsndoplnheseeds

0gdunewisdmndhppiness.Howhen
conwebeunhopp3AfeeIingofonouloises
fomuheoswesov0heDhmo.lwe

pociceogehehmniuslevebdwiIl

oinhisDhomooevebodwilinchievemen

Sh0ing8eneisEuolI

Inncienimesodinedpepeedsimpe
iewihneme0I0do.Theeceiveddd-

n0edbYpepeinheviIl0geesedundehe

ees0nighndcuivedc0nsonIY.Shewo
plocew0smoeikescheduc0eheIc0l
cmmuniYonBuddhism.Lened0nd0sighed

pepebuiIhemwihheinnciIsuppom
hsewhweewelhndheclhighsousinhe
l00

cmmuniY.Thenwel-knownndespecedm0nks

weeinviedcuivoendcnducheechings.
WpcesweeBuddhiseducininsiu

ionswheeeve0neshoedequl.Ihispincipe
weebepplied0scieYheewudben0
pschogicimbncendhencenos0cildisubnces.AwpcesnneofheSixHmnies
cnbenegecedoeseheewilnbeue

SnghAsheChinesesllhmoninhemi

ishebsisonundekinglI.SimiIic0un-

Yisuniediwillnbeesfonohepwe
dmineibecusehepoweuniisincnceivbe.ConseuenIimiIcmpns0ci
goupcunYcnpcicehee0fhesix

hmniesoshinghesmeviewp0insogIs
obseinghesmepecepsndshingbeneis

euhewibecmepspeus.
Weindnexmpeinhebusinesswoclwhee

pnesebusinessdevelopeddmicIIe
WodWI.IhsnbeenhfcenuVbu
hesebusinessesweemnghem0ssuccessulin
hewdWh?hehvepcicedhesehee

hmniesBshinghesmeviewpoinsnd
gIshesnghcnechcmmnundesond

ingBbiclingbhesmepecepslIbidebY
heIws.BshingbeneisequeveYoneis
l0l

ssueclhheewiIbefoineSsinIhings.

heimponcehmnoshldshe

fmi.AsheChinesesIHmninhemiis
hebsisf0nundeking.nedsuden

fmineskedomopininobuhekindpesnheshuldmY.IdhimllushudYo
indsomenewhhshesmeviewpinsnd

gshoud.Thenuwihepechheond
enl0hppfmilie.ucnn0lusemphsize
lve0IveisvoienduneibIemde

ehewof0ugemITiedwhichpoineve

VhingcnchngeIITheeeohppmiie
isbuilupnhebsisoheSixHmonies.Iwed
nundesndhisiwilIbedificuushveo

hppndenIobIeomi.
Theheeenings

WeknowhheveVnuefBuddhismis
educi0n.encmpssesgenumbeosub

Iecswhichc0vehepeecknwledgeiend
heunivese.Theexbkshesesubecsesu
s.HowevenoIohesusinlndiowee

bughChinBecuse0hediicuIiesinhe

IongunebeweenChinndncioinncien
imesbhheIndi0nmnkswhvisiedChin0nd

l02

heChinesemnkswh0eunedevisiingIndiq

hocimihenumbeob0kshecied.The
seececlhemsimpnonesndhdIeve
hehesbehindShebokshweein
ducedinoChinweecnsideedheessenceof
8uddhism.

Hweveofeheiinoducionnohe

bkscucbensoedFuhesceeninghd

beclneondnhebesndhemosessenioI
weeselecedohedificuInsionpcess.

Theplecwsinncedbhecenlgoven-

menExpeswhoweem0nksnclopeopeom
lveChinoswellsomoeigncunieswee

inviedpicipeinhemmmohonsin
eo.AccdinghisicecodsMseKu

miivlsnslioninsiuehodoveuhunded

peplewhiIeMseXun-Zhunglsinsiuehd
mehensixhuncledpeope.
Thenomehensohoweseeodo

hebeginningohesuishechieoheinsiue
ndepesensolIhensIosinheg0up.The
Chinesesushwehvedeilcm

pIee.HweveheIndinSnskivesinshve

beenogeIlswiheweminingAeheChinesesusheseconclIgesclIecinish
Tibe.P0hiscecionw0sonseddiecI

l03

omheSnskindheescmemheChinese
vesIns

PincessWen-ChengofheTngDnsY
boughBuddhissusTibewhenshewosm-

iedheTibenking.Thisiswhheinoducin

BuddhismoTibewss0mesixhundedes
Iehnheinoduci0noheeochingsoChinese.AsheTibenkingbuiupbeIiefinBuddhism
newschoIomIndioundiswinTibe.

AnimpnpfheechingseheThee

eningsofbidingbhepecepSseI
discipinedeepcnceninndwisdmAc

compishmenohesecnelievehesueingo
hiswod.BuddhShkmuniclushownghe
echingswouIdeminonhiseh.TheDhom

PeecAgewuldsivehundedes.The
DhmSembnceAgewudsonehusnd
es.TheDhmEndingAgehoweenowin

wiSenhusndes.
Whoehesueingshesenienbeingsin
ucuTenge?Thefisiscmmiinghew0ng-

doingsoheTenBdCnducsheBuddhugh
usheFisLeningse-discipIine0vec0me
heseThesecndsueingisheinbiioemin
seenendpece.TheBuddhughushe
SecndLeningdeepcncenionochieve
l04

puimind0nclncIuiIi.Thejhidsueingis

ignoonce.TheBuddhughusheThidLening
wiSdmoveCOmeuCUTenSeOigno
nce

Cmmiingwngdoingsbeingcnfusedond

emininginignoonceeheehem0pb
emssenienbeingsinouconempoYw0ld
TheBuddhwilleochwhenhesepbemsoIic

hesenienbeingsinuwdHoweveihebeingsoenilheewilbenneedheBudclh
oechheDiomndSussMinheendwe

evenhoveoIosideheBuddhlsechingsle
oonehewdlechingsIl.Whenbeingsoewe

heeochingseunnecessoYndin0ducing
hemmighevenIedomepbems.Thisis
simiohehpesonkingmedicineeve
dondevenuIIoIingiI.
Se-discipinecuesoubddeepconcen
incuesoumindndwisdomcuesoubehvio.

Thee0epesonwhpocicesBuddhismiswise
inhughspeechondbehvi.Sohwc0ud
suchopesonbeunhpp3
TheSixPmios

N0wh0weundes0ndheTheeC0ndiions

l05

heTheeLeningsndheSixPncipIesH
mnh0wdweuseheminudiliveswhen

inecingwihpepemesndbecs?TnswehisBuddhShkmunigveusheSixPmi-

sogivingbidingbhepecepspiencediIi
gencedeepc0nceninndwisdm.we0l-

wheseineveVhingwedmbushingou
eehinhemningunigingobednighwe
wilIbegenuinepcicing

ThePmiGiving
meGivngfWeh.Genespekinghe
mipeopeseekweIhsheif0emspusuiwihouiiecnbeveYhdAfehis

pe0pepusueineigencendwisdomhelhnd

longIie.RegclIesswheheheeinhees
inhewes:whehehelivedeiheinheps
eivingnwheseempusuisfhumnkindIfBuddhismissuppseduIfiIIuwishesc0n

ipvidehesehingsus2Wehveheodho
linBuddhismeveYsinceepewiIeceivee

spnse.llThenwhhvemspepleneceived
whhewished?Theenowoehe

ueelilienduniveseoheighmehd
uIillheiwishes.IweundesondhesepincipIes
l06

nduhslouwishescnbeuliled

TheBudclhughushwelhwiscmnd

ongIieoeIIkmicesus.fwewnboin
heesuIwemusisnuuendesbishhe

cuseGodcusesesuingdesus:bd
cusesesulinbdesus0eibuion.Whee

heeiscuseheewiIlbeesundwhee

heeisoesulheewscuse.ThisisoIwh

nevechngesndhewoundwhichhe
owsinheuniveseevve.

C0nsidesmenewhisveYwe0h.Hwdid

hishppen?lisnbecusehepesnisunusu
cIeveohsbeeides0mkemne.Ivn

hepeopIeeceveeondhovebeeicles.

Whehensuccessu3heBuddhughus
hhovingwelhishekmicesucouse

pnedinfomeieimesWhwshiscuse?
wsh0ughhegivingofwelh

Thegivingwehesusinbiningwelh

hegivingechingesusininingwiscomnd
hegivingeessnessesusinbiningheh
ndlongIie.Theeoeiwewishhvewelh

wisdomndIngndhelhIivesinuuuewe
neednuuendesblishhesecusesinhisIie

ime.0nosmInumbefpepleboinhee
suIsmcuseshedeveopedinheieIes
l07

Reg0dlessfheimemewemusdeveIphe
couseoeceiveheesu.ThisisheL0wCuse

ndEec.Andhisownevechnges.
Givingishemsimpneuiemen
pcicingheBdhis0vow.Iwecoudsumup
olhemehdsin8uddhismwewuldfindhoI
mehodsoccdwihheSixPomios.Whenwe

c0ndenseheSixPomisweindhoheies-

senceisgivingnehepesgivingishoof
weoh.Whenmspeplehehisheoenhink
0fdonoingmneogupchuchempIe
woploceThisiswongbecusesuchhinkingiso
nowinmeningndismheueB0dhisvW.

SeIessemembeinghewel0efhesis

hegivingweolh.ThuseveYbdispocicing
hegivingpmiodoindinhiSwwe0e
emuling8chisovs.Weeusnwei.

exompewhenwegeupinhem0ningnd

pepebeokosoheomiIweepcicing
givingndkindnessosdidUniveslWohBodhis

vBdingswewibehpp.nhisw0wewil
hvenhughollPmem0miIegodsme
sseon.Ihvew0inhemeved0.liIf

wecompIoinIikehislhegdfunewehove
ochievedwilvnish.Buncewechngeu
l08

compinsndpobemsinhePmiofGiv

ingwewillimmedieenlhebenefisohei
ndwisclom0heechings.

AnempeewhwksvehceveYdo
mkesmuchm0nespssibleoeceiveo

pmi0nisn0pcicinggivingHoweveihis
empeewokshodiusobeneihecompn
ndsciendno0heskefm0neo

p0moionhesheisculivinggivingndwi
nevebeiedImselfenvelingundhe

wdheppepeundesndheBuddhIs

echingsondinhiswmpocicinghegiving
fechingIhephesobeeundesnchow

chngeheiivesinhehopehhewiIbe
be0educeheiublesbinlondwisdom
ndhusbebeedbeeie.

lnI984lmdemhiclipoosAngees.

wensighmheip0hesiewheehe

speechwsbeinghednclbegnkhsec
ninehusIdeliveedhekwhilesndingbu
heendiwsheiseneswhoweeiednI.The

ngeIspokehem0eenegizedlendhe
songemvicebecme.Wh?Becuselwss0
enhusedbouinoducinghepofoundndsube
Budclhism0heisenes.hisisheIoeching
ofBuddhismndnkhebesnuiion.Nowl09

dspepIekogedeIbuheIhfd

BuiisfosenuiinBuddhisskkeeping
puecluiendhpphe.Hvinghishend

bininghisIwienobeusoeminheh
ncoungWnVwi0nImkeus0dndsick.

InheUSsmesociopcicesecuIgiv
ingMspepepomedicinsuncefpoeci0noginscsophicmedic0bisinhe

evenhebec0meiI.Howevewemkepep
inspssibleillnessswemkeoumnh
pemiumpmenshenweeboundbecme

i.fwednohenwewihvewseclumne
8uiwechongeouwviewinghis0he
hughh0umnehsbeenusedhephose

hesickhenwewiIhvepciceclgivingnd
wilnevebecmeiI.Wh?Becusewehvede

vepedhecusenoiness.lfwegivend

okeogedpeopewewieceivegooclkomic
esusinheuue.Whenweusevesbecme

geclhenoheswilcmeokeceofus
dmspepehvecinsunce.we

hinkhweemokingpmensushephse
whomencouneccidenshenwewillneve

encounemisounebecusewehvegiven
weIh0ndcmpssin.Souwo0fhinking
mkeshedieenceinwheheweeoBdhis

ll0

vn0dinYpesn.Whishisdifeence?A
Bclhisvisowkenedndwsdoeshingso
benei0heswheeosdinYpeopeews

doinghingsobeneihemse|vesWhenwed

evehingheswecngew0ndefubeneis
wndeulimginehekinds0givinge
bundessondc0nbepcicednimend
nw.

lnBuclclhismhegivingweo|hcnsissfexenndinenweohExenwehiscm-

pisedowIdpossessinswheesinenlwelh
cncens0ubd.Fexmpegndnoionis

nexmpleheinenolgivingowehosis
helpinghesphsiclwevouneeohep
heswih0uexpecin0beneiweegin
pcicinghegivinginenweh.Wecn

pcicehisgivinginenolwelhoheime.
Weseehoinhe8uddhiscieIgdncl
boddeeds0isingmhewishhelpohes
egodndodeedsising0msefishnesse
bdThismIbedificuobeginnew.
Whshudwenbeneiuselves3heesn

whdinpepecnnoinBuddhohdis
duehewochmensselndknw

eclge.Bicldinguselvesfsefochmenwe
inheeveAht8iddinguseIveshe

lll

kn0wedgechmenweinBuddhhoodI

wehveeveYh0ughbeneiousevesusel

chmenwilgowdi.Evenswepnsme
g0dcouseswewilninceseouchmen.
TheBuddh0ldushoiwewishedonscend

heccebihnddehwemusidousevesf

bhseIfnclhekn0wedge-ochmen.Sechmenseoicinshohindeusom

iningpuimindKnwedge-chmenhin

desusomuncoveingu-knowingwisdomu
uewisdm.

meGivingTechngs.Thesecondom
givingbingsuswisclmineligenceondskiI.Gen-

eoIisinwocoegies:8uddhlsechings
ndwlclechingsToenhusisicIimpo
uknwedgeoheswhoeineeseclin

eningishegivingechings.isnoimied

hee0chingsBuddhism.lcou|dbeeoching
ohescokingengineeingeclisheuncndi-

inoondfeeimping0knweclgeskiIsinon
ield.

Aschleochewhoinsucsouhesincee

desiehelphesisspcicinghegiving
echingAechewhdoessuseonliving
opesigeisno.AgenuinepciinehegivingoDhomoisveenhusisicndisneveweY
ll2

givingWhenwegiveose-benfiwewilIbe

cmedisppinedupniingobinpesigeo
hebeneisndwiIIhusoseuenhusism.n

he0hehndo8oclhisviswscompssin-

ewokingfhebenefiofllsenienbeings
ndnevechesncondii0nswhisgiven.
lnhelninieieSuheBuddhodush

fIhekindsogivingh0heechingsis

emsWoldYechingsdonogeohehe
ohemeBuddhismispefeceducin

whichcnhelpusoinheboundlesswisdm
viuendskioenbeusbeeeIIwies

levehecYceobihnddehpunend0
eincninnduimeloinBuddhhd

Thisgivingispefecndemkbleondiison
undinMhoon8ucdhism.Al8uddhspise

hisgivingln8uddhismhemosimponomof
givingishbksudindvide0pesCDs
sweshfccepingheIsinvii0ns0lec
uendhus0ceeppuniiesohem
enheBuddhlsechings.
HwevemncuenlcicuedBuddhis

menlsepnnedwihcpnghwnings.These
enhegivingDhmbuecommeci
endevs.SmeDh0m0mseswheneuesed
ospekskhwmuchhewibepidThesee
ll3

nuegivingfheeochings.hecfoBdhi
svisobeneihesnoseI.IpesnuIY
wnedoIen8uddhismoBodhisovowouId

simpIg0hemulilIheiwish.ThewuId
nevednhinghowudmkeidificulfn
pesonwiingolensngshepesncouId
eceiveheuebeneiSmBuddhism

eGvingfFelessnesshismogivinghos
boocimpicinssihelpsemovehees

ndinsecuiiesofhes.FoexmpIeifeign

ocesweeinvcingucunwecudIoinhe
mhelppecheciizens.smenews

fidghmeonenighwecouIde
gowihhimohe.Beingvegeinisnhe
exmplebecuseiwelflwedhispocice

henlivingceueswuclnongeegoduss
he.AnochhepssenienbeingseeIsfe
ndsecueishegivingeessness.Indingso

pefecIwewiIdeinieginhehndongIie.
EmpeQinLngheQingDnsooineclweIhinelecwiscmhehndongIie.
MHnbesgeempe0ndwehosne
whpssessesheeniewdl.Hewsuhfu

clevewisendivedngie.Hew0sempeo0

sixesndSupemeEmpeFheofonEm
peoofoues.Hewsendwedwihhese
ll4

ge0viuesbecuseinhispeviusieimeshehocl

pocicechecuivinheGivingWelh
Dh0m0ndFeessness.

The8uddhoechesho8dhisovosmus

pcicehePmiooGivingPmimens
pefecinThecluesinishowconwepocice
givingohesepefecin?WedsosimpIb

uninguhughsooundbn0ngehinking
usevesbusleohesInhiswwewibe

p0cicinggivingIlonimenYwheeBuwewi
nehveochievedpeecgivingPeecgiving
islegobewiIinggiveIhwepssess

ndhepoIlhes.Givingncgoiningoe0ne.I
wehovenpcicedgivingwewiInogin.

WhenwegivelessweginessWhenwegive
meweginmoe.D0uhovefeswoies?
Douhovebihnddeheinconin?WhY
enIuwilIingcliscodhem?Givingisp
wihheseoingeopeecinndge
eedom.hisisheulimoepefecgivinghe

PmioGivingWesbpoingwihum
eiIpossessionsndgcuolpwiheveYhing
lweoeblelegoouici0nsbihnd
clehhenwewilluncovehepuiYwisdmnd
obiliieswihinuse-noue.

ll5

ThePmiAbidingbhePeceps
ThesecndPmiisPecepbsein

whichmensbidingbcusmsueseguins
ndws.Evehingbig0smowodbeond
hsheiwnnuIws.Weneedof0Iowhese

fonIbdingsocnweccmplishnundekingcluicklndpefecFexmpewihinhe
fmiweneedd0mesiceiueeseniiin

humnelinshipsguidehebehvibeween
pensndchidenhusbndndwifebhes

ndsises.Themnnefhowhingseccm
pishedneeds0be0wed.Thisissimi0c0ok

ingice;wewshipuiinhepondhenc00k

i.Wihufollowingheppeseuenceheice
winbeppeIc00ked.

ThisisevenueineningndpcicingBuddhism.IwewnchievewemusIowhe

guideIines0ldousbheBuddh:heFouGe
Vows08uddhSndBdhisvs.iSwevw

heplivingbeings.AfehwediscdIwieshbisndochmensendIffIicions.

nhendowemsemehds.FinIweinBuddhhdnwhenwebecmeBuddhs

wiwehvehebiIihepbeingsndhus
pefecl0chieveheFisGeVwSenienbe
ll6

ingsoeinnumebevwohephemIl
SmemosklllsielnecessV0oin
8uddhhod?Wonlibeenughobecme

Bdhisvo?IlAhoughoBdhisvconhelpbe

ingsheisunbehepo8odhisvowhisecu
higheininmentFexmpenEquolenlighenmenBdhisvcnn0heIpnhe
EcluenIighenmenBdhisv.HweveBuddhcnhelphem0sweslhes.Theefe

nwhenweoinBuddhhdcnwepeec
heIpoIbeingsinheunivese.Wihsuchvowwe

cngeneehegecmpssinhelphes
obecliligeninseveingulicionsondmseing
lImeh0ds.

T0dmonpociineshvenesinceelY

geneoedheivowsolhughheeciehem
doi.Whclolshis3BecusehesilIhvehe
mindclisciminoion:idesoovingnddisvoingseIondheIvendheCnseuen
hepcicedisciminin.heheIppepIehe
ikeondign0ehosehedislikeheisisn0
genuinevowisnopeecvw.Apeecvwis
hfB0dhisovondisesmhenn-

diSciminoYmindTheBdhimindIiswndefu

incnceivobencbendhemindsdin0V
pepIe.

ll7

ThePmiPience

nwhoevewedweneedexecisep
ience.AssedinheDimondSuIIAInu

wsoheuniveseibueheisuccesspo

iencell.Wihouiwecnn0succeedinnhing

FexmpIecmpleeuc0Ilegeeducinwe

hveobepoienues.Thisudience
neecsbep0ienosiheefwhousisening

mlecuebe0euchievepeecininhis
essn.Wihupiencewecnnevechieve

nhingnom0ehwgducndiinse.
fheSixPmisBuddhShokmuniinhe

DimndSusessedgivingndpienceinpiculheehekes0successincuIivin.
hsbeensidhllIisdiicuhndem

esbuiisevenm0ediicuI0inecwihpe-

pIeIlwsnsdificuloinecwihpe0plein
hepsbun0wiis.Wh3Educininheps

ughpepleheppemnnendbehviin
whichconduchemseves.Todieches

pepehow0mkeivingIisnwndehwe
d0nknowhowconducuseIves.Weoeun-

beoundesndhech0nginguwnemo
ionsmuchIesshseohesTheeeihsbe-

ll8

cmeinceosingIdiicuogelongwihhe
pep|e.

Theeeheecegiesfpience.Fist0
eeheinuies0phsicndvebolbuse.P

ienceisviueWihpiencewewihovecuie

oncpuemind;husiwilbeesieindeep
cncenionndochievemenWhenwesuc-

ceSsulpocicepoiencewewiginhegees

go0d0uneSecondwewuddwelbepienwihviins0henuoeIemenshond

cdsummendwinehungeondhissweIl
SnudiSSes.

Thidbepieninheduuscuseoou
pcice.BefeoiningheIofcuivinnd
be0e0foucuivinbec0messongwewilen
cunemn0bscIes.Hwevencewege

hughhisphseweinhppinessWh?Be

cuseweeonheighphThisislikeveing
nnexpesswBe0ewecngeniwekeep
cicingnddivingundYingfindheennce.ThisisveYusingbecuseheeoe
mncsinouwonclwecnnodivefs.We

hveeminpienncewegenheexpesswiismuchmepIesnbecuseic
movessmohendsewihnohindnces.u

pciceBuddhismislikehis.

ll9

Inhebeginningwemveoundingdiffe
enmehdsndsch0ls.WhichoneshIIchse2

Whshllleon?Somepeope0eounoebe

cousehenspendeweosindheigh
mehdhesens0uneondmoke

enoweneosevenifeimeinheemp

oindheighmehdF0uneisheesulou
gdmeindviuec0usendcndiin.
WihheseheBuddhsnd8dhisovswisue

helpusoshenevebndon0nne.Andonce
wehvehemindccepheiechingswewiIl
behepedbhe8uddhoindwkeningThen

uuuewilbebigh.
WhdesheBuddh0nsimpeIuswih
whweneedknw?HedidBuwedidnis-

enWeweeIdhemehdbuhughu

seIvesIWelhismnbegdmehdI
he0dhnheneisbeeII.Wehvehus-

guedwihheBuddhosnd8dhisv0s.She
h0vechsennocomeus.Pe0seceuIl

cnsidehisWeneedbeveVpoienbe0ewe
c0n0inchievemen.Wihupiencewe

cnndvonce0highesgefp0ienceis
hepeequisiefdeepcncenin0nddiigence.

l20

TheP0mifDiigence

heChinesewddiigenceiscompisedof
wchcesmeningpesevenceinspecilizediedndpgess.Thew0needwoko

gehe.8uddhismisneihecnseivenb0ckwdbuseeksdiimpovemen.Smessh

Buddhismisnngeeev0n.heseemkse
eToneusbecusehepepewhsoidhemdid
nknwhePomiDiIigence.Pgessis

g00dbumeimpnispgesswihdiligence.
Cuenheeemngescienissinhewes
whohvemdem0ndiscveieshepeseveed

heclidesecheveYdndnevesppedhe
smepplieseningBuddhism.Wepcice

diIigencewhenwechseoneschImehd
ndscusednuseecionsudinguniIwe

excelinibefedvncingo0nhemehd.is
neecive0cncenendifeenmehds

hesmeime.nceweundesndnemehod
wewiIundesndlfhem.ThiSisknwnos

ncewechieveinnewechieveinIll.Iwe

0pcicemnmehdsbeeweeenIighenedhewilbecmeobscesLemeeIl
uwhhppenednem0nkwhspeciizedin
he8uddhNmeChningMeh0d
l2l

InhebeginningohiscenuMseDiXin

hdsudenwhobecmemnkhegef
foYsohesudenwsImshesmegeshe
Mse.ThewhdbeenchiIdhodiends.Mse

Di-XinwhwsmwelIdfmiIhde

ceivedgdeducin.Howevehischidh0d

endwsmp0of0miIndhdeceivedIiIe
educin.WhenhenendgewuphecouIdonY
domonuolIb0ndhushodoveYdiiculIie.
neimehewenovisioSeDi-Xin.Ae

sing0heemplefewdosheoIdhe
sehhewonedbecmemnk.

MWh2skedheMse.!Becuseieishd
ndwnbemnk.Iiepiedhisiendhe

Moseiniildeniedhiseuesbecusehefe

heigusiningndsumemnzinwoud

pvemuch0s0me0newh0wsiIIieoend
muchIdehnnvicemnksusuole.Thehe
mnkswuldlkd0wnupnhisiendFeeling

evehingwoudp0veomuchfhisendhe
M0sedeniedheeques.

Buheiendpesisedndshemsegve
inoseDi-XinsidhimllwiIIoccepus

mnk8uIdnlhinkuneedkehev0wsf

bidingbhepecepsbecuseumYnsnd
heigfheiheed0iningTheee
l22

m0ndeseedempIesinhec0unVsidewiIIind

ouonesin.llTheMsengedfsme
pciinesp0videmelshenewmnk.He
henughhisiendchnlNmAmiull

lluseciehisphsevendve.Whenou0e
iedkeeswhenesedesume0uchning
I0msuehouwilgebenefi0mhis.
AndshenewmnkisoIedhimseIfinhesm0

empendcncenedsolelonhischoning
Theee0sehewenovisiiendsnde0
ives.Hecmebckndodhew0mnwhohod

beendingheckinghimTheeisnoneed
pepeodmemnowll.Thewmon

houghhem0nkwhohdneheempe
heeeshddecidecl0e-visihisnendsogoin
helIwingd.

Thenexcshewenbheempeoseeihe

hdeunedShewenheempIendcled.

ReceivingnepsheweninheempIend
undhimsondingwihhiseciinbeodsinhis

hondShegeeedhimbueceivednoespnse.
WhenshemvedcIsehimsheeizedhohe

wsdeodbusisonding!Nevehvingseenn
hinglikehisbeeinheIiesheushedosk

heheswhweeI0kingehemonkwh00

d.hesen0messgeheMselsempIein
l23

minghimhesngeccuencendsking
whd.

DuediicuiesinveIingikseDi
XinheedsmvehisiendsempIe.He
undesdhhisldnendhdbeenbninhe

WesenPueLndHekedhesiIsnding

dediend0ndsiddmiinghimMYuhve

pvedh0Yudecisinheeesg0becme0mnkw0suiune.Nne0he

Dh0mmsesobbshemusw

pcescnmchuchievementFhee

esheuneducoedmnkhddnenhingbu
eciellmAmiuolI.Hissinge-mindedcese
esseciinhdesuIedinhischievemenf

beingeedmheccebihnddehndf
beingbninheWesenPueLnd
ThepciceodiIigenceisimpnegdIess

whweed0ing.WhehechningIAmi
uf0IIsiinginmediionchningmns

sudingsusweneedp0cicediigence.In
sudingsu0siwew0nheIpuselvesswes
hesiwuIdbebesspeciizeinusnesu

sudndlecuingnhiswe0chimewe

sudndlecuewewiIechnewsefmind
wewiIimpveechime.Apes0nwhoIecues0n
TheAmibhSueneswiIlbecme8ud
l24

dhAmibhApesnwhlecuesnheliUni
vesoD0oChpeoene0swilbecme
GunYinBodhisovApesonwhiesen

ensusineneswiIbecmelckf0de
ond0mosenne.Nowwecnseehwimp

ndiigenceisI

YesogwhenIwspoessheBuddh

LighTempleoBuddhisunivesiinTiwonlec
mmendedhepinciphechsudenspe-

ciizein0nonesingIesuhiswinen

weneosuBuddhighwiIshinevehe
eniewldll.Howevemidewsnocceped
lihdbeenwewuIdnwh0vemnexpes

givingDhmlks.Whowndeuoccmpishmenhowudhvebeen!InhiswpepIe
whwonedoknheAmibhSuwuld

hve8udclhAmibhospek.Pepewho
wnedknheEhTeosueSuwuId

hveEohTesueBdhisov0speokEveY

gduemheunivesiwuldhovebecmen
expe!nIinhiswcnBuddhismbecme
widecceped

SlhopehohosewhgiveDhmIks
wilbecmeexpesinsedgeneschoIs.Fo

whiIesuchsudens0ppeobeknwedgeblein
mon0esbucuIlheeincpbeofmsl25

eing0nhingnhecn0Vsudenswh0speciIizeexcIusiveinnesubecwiIunuobe
vesieexpes.AIheBuddhsndBodhisovs
evesebuhecnceneonheie-

speciveechingTbediligenisdeIvedeep
innemehodTheviuendbenefisp0cic-

inghePomi0fDiigenceinhisweininie.
ThePmioDeepCncenin
ThefifhPmiisdeepcnceninwhich

incudesheconceni0nevelspcicedwihin

heheveneomsndbendTheconceno

inhehevenlelmsiscompisedeighev
els.wesucceedinucuIivinhemwewilI

beboninohehighehevens.BendheheveneImsdeepcnceninisundinhe
elmsAhosndMhnBdhisv0s.Fi

nlhehighesevefcnceninishp0c
icedboIIBuddhs.Thekemehdsfpciceiesindeepcncenin

IismiskehinkhnlZen8uddhism

pcicesdeepcncen0in.PueL0ndBuddhism
usesBuddh0N0meChningc0ncenehe
mindTi0niBuddhismpcicesonquiiond

conemplinwhichisnoheomfdeepcn126

ceninTibenBucldhismusesheTheelvlsic

Pcicesheheekmsb0clmuhmind
cesponclinghose0fhe8uddhSh0ugh

difeenschoosusediffeenemshellpcice
deepconceni0n.TheefeinheSixPmis

c0nceni0nencmpsseshebvemsswe
sIlhephenmeninudiives.

WhiShiscncenin?Beinghemseof

uminclWehvegoswhichwiIlnevebe
chnged0infuencedbheenvinmenScienis

succeedsinheiesechbecousehedonlwhemsevesobediscedbhecncens
Sheinscieniicconcenion.Whenwe

successfupciceheBucldhNmeChning

MehdwewiinheBudchNomeChning
SmdhisdidMseDiXionlssuden.Ifwee

beenduewewilbecmepienondhusbe

beopesevee0ndpogessondhusoindeep
cncenoi0nwhichisheessenceupcice.
nhePIomSuheSixhPichMse

HuiNengexpIinedhdeepcnceninws
moehonlussiinginmecliinHehimsef

echedwkeninguponiseninghePimnd
SuTheefellfhisecuesweebsednhe

pincipesinhissuo.Hesidhmediinisn

beingochednphen0menCncenion
l27

issuSininghemindonuii.n

heDim0nd

Suq8uddh0Shkmuniughheppei

udehvewhenencuginghespcice

8uddhismllDnchchngingmmoin
inhemindsiIInessdnobem0vedII

TheIweAdonmenSuesus0hefi
heevisisSudhnWhenSudhnwenvisi

uxingvenebes0gewhpciceddeep
cnceninhebcuIdnindhe0ldmn.

Wheewshe2Thesgewsnundbesiing
inmediion0hmeinhewpIceHews

foundmingoundmke.Whwshed

inghee?MinininghemindnquiiYb

pcicingdeepcnceninndhepincipIeo
nochingphenomenHewsnsiing

cssIeggedcingwhuspsiinwe
endmiendexpecm0se.Wefenind

uselvesIkingdwnnheMsefdeepcon
ceninwhmweseebusingundinexcie

men.WecnoeeizehsuchMsehs
echedmuchhigheIeveinmenhnhe

pciinewemseeinhelusp0siionhs.A

highelevedeepcnceninSmdhicn
exisincs.

Whisdeepcncen0insimpn?Wh
didheBuddhcuinusswomm
lZ8

ndeminunmvedinouhe?BecuseI

phen0meneilusYikedemsbubbIesond
shdwsunoinbe.TheBudchoseeshugh

evehingndugesusngiveisendisciminoYhughsondchmens.lwecnd
shenwewiIuncoveuuesel-noueond-

inheBuddhIsundesndingoIlhingsinhe
univese.ThisishePoomiWisdm.

ThePo0miWisdm

TheSixhPomioisinuiivewisdm.Weppl
iin0udoiivessweenheBdhisvw
WeknoweveYhingooundusbuwedoncing
0ioswedo0ubeshepohes.Wh?Thisoc

ofheIpinghesiginesomhehughnd
pciceBudclhsondBclhisovsUncndi
ioncompssionolohessweeoneen

iYIIThisislikepesonnuusinghelehnd
bushowmosuiohisbiingheigh
hondWoudheehondskwhishoudhephe
ighhondecusen.Theepohe
smebd.

TodowehoveempiIosuseInue

n0knwingh0beingsondweeoneeni.
SwedisciminebeweenhesonduSeIves

l29

becomingpeplexedndbseSsedspeoding
cnusincommiingwngd0ingsndhuSbing
ingsufeingshesncl0useves.TheBuddh

ughushwbekh0ughdeusions0hwe
woucowokenheuhhhepinghesis

heping0useves.Suchheocompssinisun
condiionlbecuseiiginesomundesnding
fUncndii0ncmpossinolohessweoe
neenill.

Incncusinevehinghsisownmehods

ndcninui.Thisisbidingbhepeceps.Wih
enduoncendpesevencewewiIIhvep
ience.Tospecioizewihouslckingisdiligence.T
bemsefuminclndnobeswedbex

enIcndiiniscncenin.Thooughlun-

desondphenmeniswisd0mTheeehe

BucldhoughusclpheSixPmisfgivingbidingbhepecepspiencediIigence
ceepcnceninncwisdminoudoilives.
nhiswwewiIbepcicingheB0dhisv
wlismisoke0hinkhncewehoveoc

cepedhe8dhisvpecepswewilIumoi
clbec0meBchisovweeignn0
heSixPmisndhuscnnppIhemhen

eveniwehveoccepedheBodhisvpe

cepswewibenmehnclidlsunbe
l30

evenhelpuselves
TheTenGeVowsoUnives

Woh8dhisov

nwhenwehveppliedheisuhe
fiveguideinesheConcliinsheSixPincipes0
HomnheTheeLeningsndheSixPomis

wiIweubesudenofheBuddhndbe
closeBodhisvsBsednhe0undin

heSixPmiswecnp0gess0henexleveI
oupcicewhichiscompi5edoheTenGe

VowsUnivesWohBoclhisv.Thesev0ws

weeoughusbhe8uddhinheFIwe
AdnmenSuThisisheIssgeucuIivo-

ionedingBuddhohoodWecnn0pcice
heSixPmisndodvonceheTenGe

VowsuniwehvefuilledheisuguideIines.

hemoinchceisicUnivesoW0hBdhiso

visnimmesuobbclondcompssine
he.EveYonefhisvowsiscmpeendpefec.

heFisVow:ToPoRespecIBuddhs.
WheBuddhs?WeedheFIweAdn

l31

menSuqllSenieninsenienoloinwisdm.

Sllbeingshhvesewoenessondhings

suchspInsndmineolseBuddhs--Be.Wih
especfllbeingsndhingsnushepesen
BuddhswewiIseheheUniveslWh
Bdhisv0.Hisheisdieenmho0mos
Bodhisvos

Buddhispciineseespecuhe8uddhbuhisespecmnbecmpeelsincee.
Whn3fweoeiSeningecuebuSud
cenhink0nimponoppoinmenohoveo

clInuelephonepgewhowiwed?We

wieveheh0IimmedieIgoooendbusi-

ness0heeephnecl!Suespecndbeief
engenuine.weweeusinceeondespecuIwewoudegdoendonceheecue

supimecncen.Buinocifweelisening
Ikonhesundsmeneesushohee

isbusinessppunihwilusmokemiIinUS
doswewiimmedieIleoveheIecuehlI

uespecondbeIieengenuineenugh.

ThepoundespecUnivesIWh8dhisv0ispeeclgenuineegodesSwheheiis
Buddhossenienbeingsinsenienbecs.

Wh?HeundesndshheIIhveoBuddho
n0ue.Theeeofendingsenienbeingis
l32

encling8uclclhhusweo0shucespecl
beingS.
ThenhowdowecowdsbIesndchis2

Thees0beespecedsbeingseveV

hingisheesuheIoinoceocuses
Whisheighwoshowespec0lhings2
Poseiheeimesd?Nhishew
oBuddhisidiToshwespecmeiob-

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mpebksgoneinobkcseWhend
ingsmehingweoeenesndespnsibeYing0dihebeswecn.Weepeopemo
esndbecswihecluIespec.Thisisheviu-

uswUnivesWh8dhisvThiSishe
expndedndpeecedwo0heSixPomis
ndheeehemospeecndeecivew
BuddhiscuIivin.

TheSecondVow:TPisehel!ThusCmenell

ThesecondvowisoMPisehelThusCme

nelll.SinceheisvowisT0especlBuddhs

whdnIweephsehemsonelIPisende
specl8uddhs?Theeisp0undmening
wihinhesewvws.lRespeclIBuddh0sllp
pliesobehvi.Whenconsideinghemwe

l33

e0shwespeceveVb0degdessof
wheheheegodbdAsweee-

specwswheheheeocceped0heeic.llPisehelThusComenellIppiesonue.
Sheeisdieence.Wedmiehegodbu

nhebdhoughweespecheIesweI.
Andheeinieshedieence.

lnheFweAdonmenSuSudhnunde-

s0clhisveweIHeespecednclpised

neeveneoheiheespiiulguideshe
visiedHweveheehemheespecedbu

clidnpise;FosumiduShengepoumennd
GnluhuwngTheiswsposiuendsm-

bizedlusogeedThesecndwsheeicnd

smboizedignnce.hehidwsho-empeed
ndsmboizedongepunishinghsewhcousecl
himhesighesoensebplungingheminob0i-

ingiIdivinghemin0hiodgges.These
heesmblizedheTheePisnsgeednge

ndignnceTSudhnqheheeweebe
especedbunp0isedSweseeh0piseis
inkedviue

ngodch0ceisicsndccepedws
deseepoise.Buwesiespecobeings0nd

hingsbecuseespeceIecspunmindnd
heviueoespecinghesequ.Weespec
l34

heeicbeieswhiewepoiseccepeclonessuch
sChisiniwhichhepsisepepleohe
hevenemsThisisnochievinghepefec

cmpeeenighenmenbuiisininielbee
hnheeicbeieshwiIedpeopleofoin0

heheeloweelmsSwepoiseChisini.
HwevewenevepisecuIs0heencuge
peplecmmiwngdings.
Wecnseehheeisobigdieencebe
weenheisndsecondvwshoughboh
comempuendpefecinenion.

TheThidVow:TMkeeingsExensivel

ThepimchceisicoUnivesWh

BodhisovisnimmeosuobIbdndc0mpssinemindwhichinvohno8uddhismiscn
sideedshepeecuncionhese-nue.
dinBdhisvshveseenheiseIfnue

buiispinpeec.nheviuuschc-

eUniveslWohBdhisovoispeec.Ahis
vwsediecedobeingsinheunivese.

HeeinlieshedieencebeweenUnivesoWh
8dhisovonddinoBcdhisvswhpcice
IusheSixP0mis.AnofenngneBuddhis

on0feingIlBucldhs.His0eingsenon
l35

modeBuddhsbuSsenienndnn

senienbeingsTheeeneiSlndIisne.

Wihhisgebd-mindeclnesswecnoinhe
nndisciminoVndboundesspefecin

UnivesWhBodhisvodush

hemnkinds0eingshheechingsis
supemeH0wevenheBudchIsechings
cnhepsenienbeingsbekhoughconfusi0n
nddelusinouncovehepeecsenue

becmeenlighenedNhekindoeingcn
dohis.As8uddhismisneducinwee

hnheechendeveehisoheechings.

ninhiswocnweinpeeccmpee
en|ighenmen.

InheechingsBuddhShkmuniwhich
suishem0simpn?nheSuinclTngd-

nsiesveohusndesggeBuddhis
schssudiedndcompecl0hesusm

BuddhShkmuniIs-nineesfeching.
ThegeedhheFweAdonmenSuws
hemsimpn.SheFweAdnmenSuo

wscmmncknwIedgedoshepefec

echingThesch00shenmdecompisnsbeweenhelninieLieSuondheFloweAdn

menSundcncudedhoheIninieifeSu

w0shighehnheFIoweAdnmenSu heY
l36

expinechoheweAdnmenSundhe
usSuoehewmosimp0n.lnChinese

BuddhismheecledheFisVehicePeec
echingsl.8huncinosheguideheninie
ieSuThee0eheIninieLieSuqiseohe

numbeneeoching

Whenliseoclhislwosvepesedbecouse

igeecwihmpesn0expeienceIwshe
FoweAdnmenSuhoguidedmePue
LndBuddhism.lecuednhissuofoseveneen

eosLenIecuednheChopeUni
vesWhIsCnducondVwsllmheFwe
AdonmenSugDuingheseseveneenes

deepcompehendedhemeoningoheTen
GeoVwsUnivesWohBodhisovoinguid-

ingbeingsheWesenPueLondThisPueLond
isheessencendheinldesinoionheFlwe

AdnmenFmhisexpeienceleizedhhe
ncienmsesweeight
Swekn0wwhoishebesndmosimpn
mngoloBuddhShkmunilseochingS.
HweveiwosneMinuXiBuddhis

l0mnedied0c0mpiinheivevesins
heigin0lonsinsoheInfinieLieSuoh0
weculden0pefecbenei.Thegeopec
0ediingsuchnexensiveIieYcIIecindem
l37

onseclhM.Xiwsnnclinpesn
buhehemniesinoGeB0dhisv.

Thisgebeingelcmpssin0hesenienbe

ingsinouwIdwhicheveeclhheppuniomnbeingsoinBuddhhodhdm-

uedhushemniesedinuwdocmpie
hesuvesinsndppgehePueLond
mehdduinguDhmEndingAge.

WhenIvisiedBeingsudenfM.Xipe
senedmewihphohisecheUpneun-

ingTiwnpinedonenlgedcophe
ph.AhughiisnveYcedueepeecl

dupicoi0nsnmzingphenmenonisppen.
BehindMXiIshe0dheimgefBuddhp

pes.LighisemiingomhisimgesweIos

mbeIwhisShes.AIhughhephohsbeen
eduplicoedmnimeswecnsicleseeh
heimgeoveM.XiIsheodishofBuddho

siingonhisusseWepI0cedhephin
pominenpsiinoexpessugiudehis

geBdhisvfohvinggivenussuchogincl

guidingusin0ucuivoinndpp0gin
Buddhism.

TheIninieieSu0ishemsimpnsu0
helpingIbeings0inBuddhhd.Icn

oinsfeighchpes.Whichchopeisnumbe
l38

one2hechpeschopesixishemsim

pn.IelsusofBuddhAmibholsFeigh
VwsWhenweedheIninie-ieSuqwesee

hBudchoShkmuniccdedwihhesevws
whenheinducedhehi5Yndbckgundf
hePueLnd

Whichohesev0wsisnumbene3Thege

schsndmonksinncienChinogeedh

heeigheenhv0wisnumbeneeIIsushen
eciionsofBuddhAmiobholsnmewilesuin

bihinhePuendnmeIeosfsud

cluesinecwhehehe8ucdhhdhebii
heppes0noimmedielbecmeBuddhq
evenifheweeisdomedbihinheAviciHel
hewesheheems8uddhwsunbe

ccmpIishhishenhiswisdmnclbiiwee

Iimiecncsinghhehdviuesndpefec
biiieswoscmpimenhehonfc.Hw

eveiheBuddhwscpblefhepingsuch

pesnbecmeoBuddhqhenwuIclbelieveh0
hewoselpefecinwisdmondcpbIend
huswohouclmiion.Thiscuesioneminedunnsweedunieedhefeigh
vwSoBuddhAmibhinhesuo.Thenleol

izedhheBuddhlswisdomndviuouschc

eeindeeclpeecnclunives.

l39

TheBuddhoisincleedcpbIehelping0peF
snwhhscommiedseiusensesobecme

BuddhTheuesionIiesinwhehenhe

pesonbeievesondccepsInhenheul
lieswihheindividuoln0heBuddhSoe

eclingheninieLieSuweknwhnone
wh0sinceelpocicesheeciinmehodwil
suesucceed

nheeieexompeM0seDiXinndhe
suclenwhsosuccessfuIIchnedNmAmiuoheeeshesudenknewinodvnce
whenhewouIdbebninohePueondHeId

hewomnwhbughhis0ddihshe

neednobingihewingd.Afehepossed
wofomhiswldheeminedinsonclingpsiinheedoswiinghismoseocome

mokefin0ongemens.HisbihinhePueLnd

wsinhehigheslevel.HisccompIishmenis
poooheeigheenhvwwhichexploinsus
hohisbihconbeoccmpishedwihuseneci
oins0IIAmiobhll.

Annewhoimbeievesinhismehdsue

hsgodsgeomeisondviues.Thelnfinie
LieSuexpI0inshhemonklsebihesuch
shimepcicewsduehishvingmde

eingsinnume0bleBuddh0sinpeviuslie
l40

imesAsesuhewsbe0beIievendpoc

iceWihuhisgoodosompeviouslieimes
hewuldnhvebeenbIebelieveegdess
owhhisechehdsid

ThenmeBuddhAmibhcninsininie

meningsishenmeheunivesesiin
cludesevehinglwewn0kn0whemeoning
fhenmewecnedhelninieifeSuqhe

expnionohenme.Iwewnundesnd
heninieieSuwecnedheFoweAdn-

menSuqiiscleiedexpnion0fhem
nieifeSuIwewnundesndheFIwe
AdonmenSuwecnedheenieGe

Cnnfoiishedeiedexpnion0heE

AdonmenSuBusinghismehd0unclPsndhesuswewiknwhhemeiondvi

ue0henmeBuddhAmibheuexodin.
ThisnmeoneconinsllfBuddhismswel

solIwshughouheuniveSe.Theeoeo

chnhisnmeis0chnsuosDuinghe
eignEmpeQinlngheewsfm0us

mnkCiunGun-dingAmnghismnwksis
he

DiecooheVisulizoinSu
whiche|Isus

hwhenweseekescpe0mdisseswecn

eseciingsuschningm0nsdwing
l4l

divininsipsHweveipesnhscommied

govewngclingshenhenhinghwiw0k
iseciel!NmAmiuoIl.Fomhisweunde
sndhhisishebesmeh0dofoowwhen

cingdisse.MonpepIedonknowhiss0
heeshemeh0ds.heef0eopeson
wh0isimecieheIvledicineMseSuond
whencedwihdissemecieheIlUnivesl

DChope.Thispesondesnoknwhhe
meiSondviues08uddhNmeReciionmoke
ihenumbeonemeh0d

ThenwhdiclnlBuddhoShokmuniellusso

diec3Whdidheechussomnsusnd
mehods?8ecusemnpepledonobelievein
heBuddhNmeReciinMehodShekep
hefinesmehdsthisissimiwhwe

seeinheTiwonPoceMuseum.MospepIe

considehebeuiuIIdecollecion0heQing

dn0sobemevlubehnheb0nzewe
whichesembespiecesmeolneIizinghe
bnzewoeishem0svubepofhecIIecioninhemuseum.SimiIlmospeplednelizeheuevlueBuddhNmeReciion.S

heBuddhhdoechlhesusguidesen

ienbeingsohePueLnd
MseShnDIdushhenIpupse

l42

fIBuddhsomniesinhewdis0elluso

heoiginvowsoBuddhoAmibh.Todwe
cnuundesondcuivendppgoehe
PueLndmeh0c.Tuhulhisiscluehesup

pheTipIeewes.Alshe0ppuniies0
closenienbeingschieveooinmene

veYgodnhepsiveosixeosmilins
cpiesheninieLieSuohvebeenpined
ndspedhughuhewdhveveecl

undhewoclinducingoncecmmending

hissuIvlnpeplehvelikedndccepedi.

Seeingouheewkingndpcicingsoenes
mveYpesednceehmhdwkhs
beenewdedTheeeiwecnpcicend

widelpopgoehismehdhnconsh

wehovepeeclufiledhevowMkeeingsExensiveli.
Themehdsusedb8udclhsndBodhisvs

eininieinnumbe.Theehedisplfge
cmpssionndedbihinohePueLnd.F0
exmpeUnivesWohB0dhisvishe0uncle
fTibeonBuddhism.AsZhuenTiBdhisvne

fhegeopichsTibenBuddhismis
mnifesoi0noGunin8dhisv.BhUnive-

sIWh8odhisvndGunYinBdhisv

ugeusoseekbihinheWesenPueLndWe

l43

dinVpepIedisciminebeweenChinesend
TibenBuddhismbuBuddhsndBdhisvos

wihheipeeceedmndnn-disciminV
minclsdonodisciminoemnghedieen
schoIsAIleigh-uh0usndmehdsed

hesmeg.WihhisundesndingwewilI
nuespecIlmehdsndschls.

TheFouhVow:T0Regemicbsces

EveVboclhoskmicobscles.EveYhugh
inopesnIsmindcuseskomiccwhichinun
wiceoinlesusinnbsce.Whisob
suced3uuenuewihinwhichheeisinfi

niewisdomndviue.Theeew0pesob
sces:hsecousedblicinsndhose
cusedbknwedge-chmentWecee
hesecnson.TheBuddholdusinheowe

AdonmenSuqlAIlbeingshveheBudclhlswisdmndviuebuconnoinhemdueohei

wndeinghoughsndochmens.Likedc
heBuddhpineduhecousefou
iIness.Achmenseheocouseolicions

ndwondeinghughsehecuse

knwIedge-chmen.Foolmehdsening
onclcuivionissimplme0fdingwowih
l

uwndeinghughsndchmens.ncewe
d0hiswewiIuncoveuBuddhnue.AIhe

mehdsin8uddhismechusegeukmic
bsces.Thusegekmicbscesisheke
ucuivin.

HweveiisveVdiicuemvehese0b
scles.fllhemehdshhePuendis

unique.Feveniwehvecmmiednex-

emegvecimesuchs0neheFiveDed
ensesndehusdesinedIinoheAvici

Heweconsiemoveubscesndin

BuddhohodWeneedoeeIemsevw

chngendpciceBuddhNmeReciinnd

ccdwihheBuddhsechingsinbih

inhePueLndThisiswhIvseCiunsoidh
hiseciinmehcloneisobIedispebso

cIeshecnnbedispeledeciingsus
mns

InhepsewesheewsheVbeing
cicuedhsidpesnwiheminingkm
culclninbihinhePuendThisge
sh0ckedndpnickedPueLndpciine.
WhenlwenLosAngeesinI98Iwsskedifhis

wselIue.nheinghequesinIsmied

0ndsidlIIiweeuehnpesnwihemin
ingkmcouIdbeboninhePuendhenhe
l45

npesnheewudbeBuddhAmiobh.

Whhenisheuseginghee?Thepeson
cluesi0nedllWh?IepliedllHveuevehed
heoulondsheekindsndninegdesinhe
PueLnd?IHeepiedhhehded0fhemin

hesuosIodhimInnewiheminingkom

hclbeenbnin0hePuendwhYehee
ulndsheekindsndnineeveIs?llWihhishe
undesd

Thedivisinndskindsndevelsisbsedn

hemunoeminingk0m.Wihheovie

kmqweebninweg0de:wihligh
kmqohighegode.IhenexpinedGuonYin
BodhisovnushiBodhis0vondUnives0
WhBdhisvelEquIEnIighenmenBd
hisvs.ThesuoseIushevenBdhisvs

hishighlevesiIIp0ssess0nedegeeemining
ignnceIsnlhiskmicoc?IIMquesine
woseievecmwds.Soeven0nEquEnigh
enmen8dhisvgesohePueLndwihe
miningkom.BuddhAmiobhishenIne

heewihunkmhencncIudedWh

sshopesonwiheminingkmcnnbe
bninohePueLondlI!wdsseemedhep
sheindividuIIughedmeiIhebeg0nsee
hoIIbeingsinhePueLndhdgneheewih
l46

heiemoiningkm

8uddhismechesusno0bengVhId

gudgesoginsohes.SIddedlIIisnwng
dvceexinguishingkmoiisgd

coYsiekmohePueLndspssibe.In
hiswhepesncninbihinohighe
Ieve|ll.

eIwenNewYk.AssnsIghe

pInelw0sskedhesmecuesin.Pe0pedid
nknwheuhAssnsexpIinedheun-

desodhiwsnownghovekmEx

inguishingkomoisgodoiiseeIingemse
hebsce.

BuddhNmeReciinissinceec

eeingemsendvwingochnge.Hweve

wheneeingemosewemusbesuehuhe
ishesme0sBuddhAmibhlsouvwishe
smesBuddhAmiobholsnd0ubehvioc-

espndswihhooBuddhAmi0bhHowdwe

dhis?Wihsinceibnomeeeciingwih0u
muhbuwihuhe.InhiswowewiIpefecuIiIheechingsinhesus.nbdoing
scnibesoidhweeuecuIiv0she

ecioionmehdBesuehwiheveYhough

Amiufwehvehes0meh0ughndvw

sheBuddh.Weneedunhiseighvows
l47

inuwnninhiswc0nwebeidoko

micnsgessins.
heifhVw:Tbeuvehes
MeiiusDeeds

Thisecluiesus0gginswhseemss
nuusieousIisnuIhumns

hovehisemi0nF0exmpesmchiIdenppeunhppwhen0heseceivemecnd
hnhedoThisiselusndiisombsceouselculivin.UnivesWhB0dhis

vgeibuedhiSvoweus.Heugh
usneeenvbuheoegdhesmeioiusdeedssouwnonduhessishemin
heiendevs.

ThisvweusnoneeIouIvehes
mei0iusdeedsbu0helphemcc0mplisheven
moe.IfweeunbIeessisoncewecn

Iesexpessuindodmiin.Hweveif
weebIeessisnceheniwibeue

ulillmenofhisvw.Remembehhepinghes
isheping0useIves.Wewuddwelvend
Ieehsewh0exceedusinhiswwewiIl
ccmpishheviuefhisvw.
nncienimeseducininChinwssuch

l48

he0chsucceedinggeneionwsexpeced

exceedhecuTengeneininoccmpishmen
fnheeducinwscnsideedoiluePeo-

pedhoweveeidhoheswiexceec
hemWhenheechheShemhoIdb0ck
impooninmin.

Thisiscledgudging

echingwhichwiIIincuheeibuinoign
nce.Gudgingmneincuspove.Thesepe-

pIeenwehwsei0usheeibuinwilbe.
WeshuIdsvecninuusIpgessinucuivinviuecuisiionknwledgedevepmenfbiiYndimPvemenhesonddf

life.nIinhiswowileducinbesuccessuwih
heeniesciepgessing

wibe0uespnsibiiYinhenexeeduce0hes.fwefiIinviueknwIedge
ndbiiYwewilInbebIehephenexgen

einosenienbeings.Wh?Lok0od0ls
chiIdenTheeducinheeceiveiseningme

ndmew0dssciencendechnlgYwhile

socieisbecmingincesinglcmpIiced
Theeoehsewhhvevwedhep0heswi

needhvepuehege0ewisdmond
higheviuecpewihhenewe0ndppu

niieseIous0ndhedeexemehmfu

usef-nuendhenceshuldbeexinguished
l49

Sheviueobeingouve0helsmenius
deedswiIIbeevenmeimpn.

TheSixhVw:TAppeIheBuddh
TunheDhmWhee

Sincewebenefimheeducinweeceive

mheBuddhwhcnwedep0Yhiskind-

ness?NwdsmspeopIeenshineondwship

himmkingdileingshisimgennlo.
Ishisheighw00ephim?N.Theseen
nulsoemindusnfgeheBuddhIskind
ness.heBuddhlswishiso0senienbeings

heheuhpcicecc0dingIndeceivehe
benefisoin8uddhhd.henIw0we

cnepohimiskehishe0suwn.nYin
hiswc0nweepuespecedeoche.
Theeewecneuesheuninghe
Dhm-wheelinohewdsweinvieknwl

edgeblemsesechusbuhesus.his
isshegeesg0ddeedndviueWhY?

Becuseibingsheechingshewd.Bui
noneinviesDhomomoseslecuehewi

nhoveheppuniYodsSpepewh

inviehemogiveDhm0oIkswillobinge
meis.

l50

Mnpepeewilinginviemseso
chneciebelievinghhewiIeceivein
conceivbegood0une.Bucuhem

noundesondhemeningwh0heeeci

ingTheefoeiheinvieheDhmmseo

givelkhenhegodunemeindviue
eevengeoeTheiseneswiccluiebee
undesndingfheexndwilbem0einclinec
eciehesundfwisechings

Ununeliwewninviemse0

givelkonhesudwewifindih0d
findneigibenesinceheeesoew.Mn
imesshveveedogivekslhvebeen

dhiwsveYclificufindmsesspek
IhvesmiledndsidllHvingmseechis

esuWeneedopnhecousebe0ewecn

oinhisesuuewishingiwihuhoving
pnedhecuseWheenehcnweind
suchcellWhdesIlpninghecuseII
meninhisinsnce?TohepinDhmmses.
PepleikeIisenolksbseniomus
mses.Y0ungeunkn0wnmsesenminexpeiencedsewepepeendheiks.Thus

hebecmediscugednclhinkinghgiving
IksisdiicuIheeuncnducingcee
mniseices.Whshudwed0hephese

l5l

Iessexpeiencedmoses?Theungendmoe

inexpenencedheoehemeweneedoend
heiIks.ThiswilIencougehemocninue
pocicendoimpove.
HoweveeveniweendeveYnefhe
mseIsolksweshouldnpisehemUn-

ouncedpiseismoehomuhnsnde.PepIe

mbecomeveYngYwhenslndeedbu

pesnwihinegincenhusismhesndewiI
nISeesosimun.Themoeemb0ssedhe
shebecmeshemoedeeminedheshebe

comes.ThispesnwiIIdheiumsochieve.
HoweveipepIepoisendeugizehemse

heshewillhinkhheesg0dhuhe

impovemenisunnecess.ThishinkingIeods

gnce.TheefeweshouIdneihepoiseinex
peiencedmsesnomokeeingshem.Wih
omuchmneondfmehewiIlsonbecme
ined

Apesngivesisehe8dhisovhe0nd
becmesmnknunbuI0ebecomescup

dueeceivingexcessivepisendeingsm
Iwes.SheseIwesebomeuining
hismnkonun.Whenhemonknuneceives

heeibui0nhefoIweswiIIsheheespnsibiI-

i.Thenwhomshudwemkeeings?The
l52

pesnwihimmindheshewiIIneiheeeI
exciedwhenpoiseclnubledwhensIondeed

nlhedeseeeceivehep0isend0dmi
innlhewillnobehmedbi.Wewud
dowelosngecmmendhismse0hes
shhemsecnhepmoebeings.

TocceppisencleingsisveVdiicu.
BuddhissshlAsinglegoinmhednis
heviehnMtSumeuIwiIseehedonIike

buIinmnexlieifldonnscendhesixelms
oeincninheendhis0neII.Soiisno

esppeoccepfeings.EvenBuddhs
nd8odhisvsdnenIoheeingsmdeo
heme0neweodinbeingsHwevewhen

hed0nwishesosegoddeedsndviTues
hemseshuldccepheeingsndhen
psshemon0ohes.
EieinhiscenuMseYin-Gungse

godexmpleous.Hisinnumeobe0owes
gvemnfeings.Heusedlhemone0pin
susFoIowinghisexmpIeIhvelsusedhe
m0ned0nedpinsusIheneedisibue

hebkseveYbod.hdhehughhifI
didninchievemeninhisIiendnscend

hesixeImslwuIdesnobecmebuin

mYnexIiebecuseeveY0newh0hdeceived
l53

mYbooksw0uIdhelpopYhedebome!Thisis

henseenceogivingInhiswoYeveYbodV
wouIdshoeinhegoodfoune.Thisishepope
wY0ccepingoeingsmolI0wes.

Usinghefeingsopes0nluseisbsoIueIY
wngondimm0EvenihemoneYisusedo
buiIdwplcehewpcehs0beused0
pomoeBuddhism.nIinhiswYcnhedono
eceivehemeisndviues.hewisewihu

ppginndcuIivinhewoYpIcewiIbe
cmepIceocompeiinndconIic.Thee

ewemusbevecoefuifwewnobuiId
wpI0ce.MYIeeocheM.Leeoncesoid

MWhenbuiIdinghewoVpIceeveYbdYisBodhi
svdingheibesocmpIeehewok.Bufehew0plceisbuieveYbdYbecomes

demon.lIWh?BecuseheelYing0gb
powendpfihehvefogoenheiiniio
genuineinenioninbuildinghewpce
WehovebeveYceuwhenmkingofeF
ings0DhmseTheBuddhoIdush

heewee0ukindseingshc0udbe
modemnksndnuns.Theisisdonddink

wihouwhichheYcnnosuive.Thesecndis

cIohingIibecomeswonpvidenewnesif
heeisnon0heonevoiIble.Thehidismedi

l5

cinebepvidedupniIness.heuhisbed
ding
NwodosoIwes0femnksndnuns

husesndwh0evegodhingshecnofd.
Thenheivesuchcomobeiehheno
lngewngo0hePueL0ndIThepesenie

becmesssiscYhohegoIonscend
heccebihnddehoinBuddhhod
f0des.hisisveYhmu0heicuIivoinThe
hveeheiseculhmebehindTpesen
hemwihhuseisugehemoeunhme.

snlhishmulhem?Hvingeceived0wne
shiphousehehveogin0cuiedppe.
ThisisegessinfheicuIiv0i0n.
TheIweishencuIIciminIwhwiII
uinhemse.hesepeopednundesnd

hohisishmingBuddhismnddmginghe

spiheTipeeweIs.Thehinkheeding
gddeed0ndoccumulingmuchmei.When
heseehekingfheheeoImsehedie
hewilIfeebewiIdemenheipunishmen.We
mushoveuewisdm0cuIiv0egodune
meisndviueinBuddhism.FoIwesneedobe

0dhisbumnmseseelucneII
hemsbecousehenhemneceiveoe
|ngs

l55

Whobume?Imdeeminedghe
PueLndwinoemininhisw0dc0ninue

behesufennghuseIheuhIdon

cewheheum0ke0eingsomeno.I
wudbeevenbeeomeiudidnooi
wuIdsvemeo0oubeBecusehisl

sedheCpoe8cl0heBuddh0lsEduc

inIFundoinwhichisdevoedhepining
nddisnbuino8uddhisboks.dhemn

ge!!Pinmeiheeemefeings.Pin
feweifheeefeweoeings.Theeisn0needo

pnnniheeoenfeingswhichisbesII.
Whenomneingseeceivedwehve

okehe0ubeseecmngIlheBuddhis
b0ksdeeminewhichnesemssuibleo

pinndhendecidehowbesopinhem.Wih
noeingsheewudbenwmesnooubes.

Sweshoudnoseekfeingsseekwpce

skonhingThenwewiIlhveopuemindnd
quieheonuphoenlighenmen.Cui
voingpuemindndcluiehehepinghes
cuIivehesmendsingwfmfome
ndpiisuecuivion.

Weneedsenvicemnksndnunsb
plcingheminhdships.Ifwecnnbesee

hemexpeiencinghdshipweehminghem
l56

When8uddhShokmuniwosinhiswoldoIIhis

sudenshdnlnemeolodndspenhe

nighsiingundeees.Ishisnooiefhdship?
lwehdbeenheenclfelsYhemond
helpedhem0ufheih0clshipshowc0uldhe
hveoineclenighenmen3

TheBuddh0ughusoegclhdshipos0u

eche.nbivingm0ssimpIondugIcn

weccluieueDhmheooncbeimdeeminednScendhiswdShdshipse

godus.IfweoenwilIingoundegohodshlp

ouseveshenwecnoIesespech0sewh
endnoYoexicehemmheidifficu-

ies.nIwhenwesinceehelpinexpeienced

mnksndnuns0impvewilIwehvegodmosespmoingBucldhism.
TheSevenhVw:TReuesheBuddh
ResideinhisWod

Themoinpupsehesixhvowisinoduce

BuddhismooIlpeple.Iwehpehveccm

pIishmeninucuivoionhevowecIueshe

uningheDh0mwheelisnenugh.Hve
useennneinenighenmensimpIbis-

ening00lk0nhesu0nInce0wiceinhis
l57

heIifeime?Ihisc0uldhoppenhenenigh
enmenw0udbebinbenwhenheBuddh
wSinhewldndun0binbewhenhewSn.

Hwevewihouimiedbiiieswec0nnd0his

sweneedoeuesheBuddhoesideinhis
wld.Inhewdsweneed0echewhiswih

useveVdshwecnbeundeheiconSn

guidncendhusbebeechenlighenmen.
YesgwsskedbPessLeebu
mspii0ns.l0dhimhlwishedoveI

undhewdencuoginghespcice
Buddhism.Henddednddmehohisws

gdhIcouIdchievebuIculdnoheph-

esds.lskedwhHeepiedhoIc0uId
nIpopgondize.Hes0idhhehdivedinT

izhongmehnhieosndhee0emn
pepeh0dinedchievemen.Hewenn

expIinh0ihehdnIivedinTizhongbuhd
simpvisiedecue0ncewiceYehon
nbdwudhvehdn0chievemen.Tbe

beheIpnoheheeneedsobeonexising
iniWihuhis0finiYeven8uddhcnn

heIpus.Bveingoundhewodpopging
8uddhismwemeemnpeopIebuhefiniies

wihhemeighe.SinginonepIceocon

duceguIoeochingsneedssongeiniies.
l58

lhvebeneiecgelmmvesosl
hvebeeneedmhecncephme.EveY

dolwseihenheodinhoeI.Wheeis
mhome2Noh0meool.AlhughIhovepces

giveksusuolldon0sheef00nge
hnewweeks.Thesheingfheideoo
hmehospovenbenescpeme.

Ifwewnoechonchievemenweneed

oequesheBuddhoemininhiswoIdThe
Buddhohimseisn0ngeheebuhiS0lwese

behemnksncnunsopepeThosewho
eknwIedgeblendviuusconbeinvied
esideinuwnocigiveechings.Inhis

wwewibeconsnundeheiguidnce.Iis
eospvideomosesoviuendchce
becuseheedsimpelivesHweveheec

ueHIIshouldIkmgniicenshheisenes
willIikeindwihusdevepespechew

pIce.Hweveifheoppenceoheh0Iis
medicehemighkdwnnhewpl0ce.

PepIeoenseseb0ppencendpIess
eni0ncnen.AIhoughpesnwh0knws

heuevIuehingsdesnochmuchimp
nceoppe0nceospendidndimpsing
IokingecueHlisnecessYfpepleosee
iniiIY.

l59

AhughheLecuendCuivinHlse

veimpessiveheIivingcluesohemonksnd
nunsevesimpe.Iweokheempesin
ChinwewiundesndEvenhehedmonkives

insmIImTheIuxui0usexeio0msen

peope0ndvisis.Bceu0bseinghis
wewillknwheighmnneweneedohvend

heighmehodsweneeddop.Doings
ppelwillenbeBuclclhism0keoogow
bI0ssomndbeuiwheeveweIive.

Fmheb0vewecnseeh0monghe

TenGeV0wsofUnivesIWhBodhisvhe
issevenoef08dhisvsvwsndcnduc

nclheosheeehewosodediceolmeiS

TheEighhVw:TConsnIbe

DiIigenFolowehe8uddhlsTechings
AIhughheBuddhn0I0ngeesides

inhiS

wdwesilhvehissus0oIownd

Sud.

Fwinghesuosishehighessndd

Inu

eoningncpcicingBuddhism.

l60

TheNinhVw:ToAccodwihIISenienBeings
WeneedoccdwihhewishesoIsenien

beingsinheunivese.ThisisexemeYdificuIod

ndiswhheChinesesoh0iliIpiendc

codingwih0hesgogehe.eoningBuddhism
ishonililpiendccdwihhebeingIs
wishes.Whileoccdingweneedlkhe
ighoppuniiesoYoenc0uogepepe

spcmmiingwngd0ings.ThiswiIheIphemo
bekhoughdeusinndinenIighenmen.
Howeveodhispefecweneed0ecognize
heighwndimendhisweneedwisdm

expediencondfexibiIi.
TheTenhVow:ToDediceMeis

Thismensdeclicinglofougoodceedsnd

meisllhesenienbeingsinheunivese.l
me0nsbodeningouhesshheenieuni

vesebecomesoneeninlwhenwehve
echedhisseconwebesid0hoveined
heGe0Peecion.

In0ueoningndcuIivion0hePueLnd
weuseheivesuos0ndnesos0:
l. The8uddhSDeksoheInfinieLifeSu0

l6l

AdnmenPuivEuIivndEnIihen
menheMh0vonoSchoI

234

heAmibhSu

heVisuizoinSuq

ITheChpeoUnivesolWohBodhis
vlsCnducndVwsIlomheFowe
AdnmenSu0ll

5.MTheCh0penhePefecCmpeeRelizinGeSenghBodhisovhugh
Buddh0NomeRecioinfmheSun-

ggmg-Lgnd
6 VsubondhuBdhisvlsReD0onheW

RechinhePueLnd

WepciceheFiveGuideines:
I.TheTheeCondiins
2.TheSixH0mnies

3heTheeenings
4heSixPomisnd

5.TheTenGe0VwsUniveslW0h8odhisV.

VeYsimpleveVcleonooc0mpicedf
cnsisenlIwheseinuIeningndcui
wecnsisenIIwheseinueningndcuII
vinweesuesucceedndoingssn

nciensgesidienhusnclpciceen
husndwiIsucceedllNowwehvehepincipIes
l62

ndmehdslening

ndcuivi0n.Hwd

weinecwihpepe mesndbecsin0u
diives?lfwelw hebveiveguideines

singe-mindedIchn

henme0Buddho

Amibhndseekbih inhePueLndwewi

definie|Ysucceed

l63

CHAPTERSEVEN

THERlGHTRDERFLEARIJINGBUDDHIS

8eieUndesndingPcicendReizion
Wehve0kedhebsiseningnd
cuivionndhvehdbieinducinhe

minpciceguideinesNowelskhe
ceiveechingmehds0Buddhism.AsMse

QingliongexpinedinheFI0weAdonmenSu

eningndcuivincnbedivideclin0hefou
sgesbeIiefundesncingpcicendeiz
ion.

Theissgeisbelie.Whenweebebe
ievehenoucondii0nshvemuedTheeiso

singllhe8ucldhisunbeohelphsewh
hveniniwihhimIl.Whisini?Iisbeing
bebeieve.EvenBuddhcnn0hepsome-

newh0secndiinshvenoemuedHw

evewhenhehvemuedhepes0nwihve
beiefThenhe8udchcnheIp.ReliginsedifeenmBuddhisminhncehebeieveshve

ihheesvedwheeshebelieinBuddhismmenshwebeieveinhebeneisfBud-

dhismndccepnehemnmehds.
ncewehvehebeiewehovehveun-

l65

desnding.8uddhismexpinsheuhofifend

heunivese.newehveocuiedue

unclesndingicnwebeginupcice.
TheeepciceisbsednundesndingIfwe
donundesondhepinciplesndmehclshw

cnwepcice?Tuepciceisbosed0nhe
0undinpincipesndcecmehds.he

uimegolpciceis0chieveinment
oinheebenei.Whisinmen?ishe

ppicinwhowebelieveundesndnd
pciceinoudiivesooinheuimeen-

0meninie.Fex0mpewhweindinheIni
nieLieSuisuswhwehinkndpcice.
WhwehinkondpciceinoudiIivescnfms0hesuThisisinmenndueeoi
ndhisiswhmkes8uddhismsvoube.

Thusweneedknwhepopesequence

culivinwhichisbeieundesndingpcice

ndinmen.WhenwespeokbeIieiswe
beieveinouselves.ThisiswheeBuddhi5mdies

meiginIneIiginhemsimpncieiis
beieveinGdIn8uddhismhemsimpon
cieiisobeieveinuSevesnosomehingusidefouseves.Weneedobeievehwehve

hesmeBuddhnue.BeIievehoiginllwe
weeBuddhs.6eIievehweendieen0m

l66

heBuddhs.Beievehouuenouehsbe-

cmep0ued0ndhnceweemvehispIu
i0nwewiuncoveuuesefnue.

Hweveiweelwsdweingnh0ughs
hwehvehevkmicobsocesncleho
hiswikeepusmchievingoinmenhenwe

definiewiInochieveWh3lwednbeievehwecnchievehenevenheBuddhs

ndBclhisovscnn0hepus.Buddhsnd

Bclhisv0scn0nyhephsewhohephemseves.Thee0eiiscucihwehvehisconfi
dencendbeIieinuseves

nddiinwesneedobeIieveinhe

echingsoheBucldhsWehvebeenodini

niepincipesndmehcls.Wewilsuesucceed
songsweowhemAewehovebeliein
ouselvesweneedohvebeieinheBuddh0ls

echings.Mseu-Yiclescibedhissbeieving
inpincipes0ndinmeWheedesme

cmefom?omhepincipehishepuemind
fheuenue.AIphenomeninheunivese

isemhepincipe.The0eeedbYhe

endlessccecuseondeecAcusegives
iseneecwhichinunbecmeshecusef

henexefec.ThispocessconinuesceoseIessI.
DevelPingundes0ncng0ndbeIieinuee0IiY
l67

buidsouc0nidenceenblingusoseekhough

undesndingoevehingninhiswcn
webeeemcnusionnddoubwhicheob

scIesinuculivionndhusbineniomen
ndsmohdvncemen

InpcicingBuddhismiismosimpono
ccepheechelsinsucinsndpcicec
coding0heecommendedmehds.Thishs
beenheighwoIensincencienimes.The

isequiemenwsfwhefive-eening
esicionwhichwssebheeche.Insding
sheeocheokuIespnsibiifowhehehe
suclensucceededfiedThisishepincipe0

hningechesondeveingheiechings.This
pincipehwevenongehodscechesenoespnsiblendsudensenenes.

ThepincipesfechingedecIiningndhisis
heged0uimes.SudensnoIngeespec
echesndechesnl0ngesinceelhelpsu
denschieve.

Theive-eleningesici0nesuIedinhe

sudenol0wingusoneeche.Ilidheun
cinoheTheeeonings0selfciscipineceep
cnceninnclwisdmwsheesponsibii
0heeocheseehhesudenenedhis.

CnsideZenBuddhism.Whdidheechesko

l68

hesudenheisivees?Thewees-

signedsimpemnubndoskeclopefm
ieneswihouchngeeveYclo.Thewee
s0memizehesuTheweeede

cmpIeingheiwkndnbecncenedwih
nhingese.Thepuposehisobowosn0
eohemsseons

AewhiIehesudenfebedndwoud

hinkhoheshehodwkedveVhdfoive

eoswihuccmpishingnhingIn0cuoi
heshehodocuiedmuchwihoueIizingi.

Wh0wosoccluiecl2Aicionsweegee
ducedndconcenoinwsinceosedbecouse

ofobnginsseeingndliseningomnhings.
Ihebonwspopeowedhesudenso-

oinedbohgoodounendwisdom.Whois
gdfune?WokingeveYdinhewpce
wscuivinghepcicegiving.Sincemnks
ndnunshdnm0neogivewhecouId
wkcuIivoehePomiGivingThughhe
esicinsniseningndedingheebcncen
oinghesixsensegnshesudensoIs0c

uiedpuemindondineddeepconceno

in.Thisiswisdm.Sheecheughhesu
denscuivegdunendesblishhe
undionoseldiscipIinedeepcncen0in
l69

ndwisdm.Theeochingwsdesignedbesub-

eeeecive.Wihheiveeleningesnc
insbseuponiseningoneweso
DhmoIecueshesudenscouldbecmeen-

lighened

InhebiogophiesweIoccompishedmnks
weseehohughhismehdmnYmnksbe

comeenighenedinheeiveYes.Tod0
hwevepociionescnIiveinowoplcefo
hiYfifesevenieimewihouowkeningTheYmhvee0dnumeoussusbuwee

sinoenighenedAmoshehovememonzed
s0megenekn0wIedgebouBuddhismbu
nohingseveheifficinsoinwiSdomS

wemusYindgodecheoguidnce
Thisdvicemseemboingis.Buehe

iniiIsgewewiIIbeuIdelighedndloYuIin
uinmen.

nYoushvemdehebigmisokehe
beginningucuIivoi0n0fwningoIeonII
dieenmehodsAncienenedmnksndnuns

sedwihhesecond0heGeVowso

8uddhsndBodhisv!IAlicionseinexhuSi

beIvowoendhemoIlI.InendingoIIIicions
wewiIchievedeepconcenionndinwisdomhenhe!lWosopciceoeboundIessl
l70

vowomosehemllThisishececode

cuivion.Themisokemnpepemkeiso-

empsudexensivewihouhvingseveec
icions.MseQinglingcIedhislIUnde-

sndingwihnpocicelI.hesepepIecncen

eonnundesndingwhienegecinghe

pociceThedonYoencheiflicions
cuivepuemind.AsesuhedeveIopde

vioedviewpinshehnpopeviewsond
knwledge.

PcicingheheeLeningsCncuenI
Whisheissepinlening8uddhism?S

beciingnesuD0weneedundesndi?
N0.FwhenwehvenendedoIicinsouun

desndingwilbeeTneus.Thenwhdwee

cienIYhissuo?BeciinghesuheThee

Le0ningsseIdiscipinedeepcnceninnd
wisdmeccmpIishedgehe.

SeIfdisciplineeuieshweIDon0hinghis
b0dDooIlhisgdl.Reciingosucnpe

venusfmgeneingwndeinghoughsswe
wiIIbepevenedf0mdingonhinghoisbd.
SuSewodShIwmheBuddhlsuen

ue.N0hingconsupsshesewdsinviue.
l7l

TheeeeciingosuisdoingoIhisgd
ondesuIsinhepefecinseIf-discipIineshee

isnneedpcicehepeceps0neb-one
WheneciingsuwemuscusBYf0cus

ingweculiveconceni0n.CIeoIenunciing
eveYwoclcecwihunomissi0nishe

pcicewisclomTheeeeciinghesu

ppeispciceheTheeLeningsohe
smeime.AnoemponoIzehesuwhie

eciingisinceoinghesuoswoIdlbok.

hiswiIIesuinnneheTheeLeningsbeing
ccompIishedndisnouecuivoionNevebe

iehepocicesueciionosiishebose

ocuivinReciingfoneh0uoccompishes
neh0uocuivioneciingfowhuscc0mplishesw0houscuIivoinec.Needess

sheongehebee.

MnfmeIowpociionesinToiwonnd
DoseeciinghelninieLieSuenimes0
cl.Soosmemhvechnedhesuove

whus0ndimeshusheoeveYfmiliowih
heexondnlneedhioiveminues

finishonesuReciingenimeshusme0nsive0

sixhusfpcicingsediscipIinedeepcnceninndwisdm.Wihsomnhousdeved
cuIivoinwewiInuIdeveIposeenemindin
l72

Iusewelsime

SusIowomhepuendcuiemind0he
BuddhWhenwehvedevepedmindspue

ndcuiewewiundesnclweecinhesuTheesonwhhesuisshdundesndn0wishuminclseiedwihwndeing

hughs.Howcnhismindbeinhmonwih0ne
hispuendcIuie?ThisiswhwednundesndheBuddhIswds.S0iwewnlen

omgoodecheweneedusndbeieve
hheimehdsoeppendcec.
usch0se0nesuwihubeingdiscedb
nhesIwech0seoflowhePueLncl

ScholweeciendsudheIninieifeSuIf
wechoseoo0wheTiniSchoweeciend

sudhelousSu.fwech0sefoIlwhe

oweAclnmenSchoweeciendsudhe

oweAcl0nmenSuWhenchosingosch0
lowispincipesnddeIvecleepinohesu
iveesnhewdsseveicinsnd

developpuendcluiehe.Thisisheis
sepineningBuddhism.

Fnkspekingiveesoeningndculivingweeenughfopciinein
puemindinhepostbecuseheimindsween

spoueds0usnwelnhepschiden
l73

wudemininncenuni0undenesfge
Thenhewoudbeginbeowoe0dieences

beweenighndw0ngseIndhes.he
wudbegindevelpsuchchoceisicss

geed0ngeignoncendgnce.Loko

dolschiden.Thesshwinggeednge
ignonceond0gncewhenheenew

e0sod!Wheedheenhesehings2Fom

elevision.Theeexp0sedeevisineveVdoY.
ThenubecomeplluedThednhove
hehppinn0cenchiIdh0dheipenshd
Hwunounehee

wsb0nndgewupinhec0unYsideond

wosneihesensibIen0knwinghewduni
wshieen.TueHoppinessisemoininncenos
longspsSibleinchiIdhdnd0nobewe

nhesueinginhewdAIlknewwshw
oponceweseuchildhdinncence

ween0ngehppFhenweh0vebe
cnsnlwehes.SIshnden
pepleelessounehnheipedecesss
e

ncewehovedevelpedpuendquie

mindndhveooinedwisdmhenwec0nbegin
bodenuknwedge.Wec0nseehend

lennhinghweeineesedinnw
l74

wehveinedwisdm0ndwilInbefeced

busuundings.Sincewehveseconohe
mewesee0ndhehewisewewilbecmend

hegeeousenghmdeepconcenion
wilbe.Hwedeepc0nceninndwisdom

incesed?ReminingunmovedbsuouncingswiI
enhncedeepconceni0nDeveIpingceo
ndundesndingmindwienhncewisdm.Then
wecnenmhesch0lsouheenhnce

oudeepconcenoinondwisd0m.Fiswepc-

iceseldisciplineconceninndwisdm
oin0uigin0lwisdm.ThenwecnenexensiveIpeec0uccluiedwisdm.Thisishew
oIeningomoncienimes.
TheBuddhoIdusinhe GeoPinoSu

llnnceninuiivewisdomknwsllil.Swemus

cuivellinncencellis.Theiveemehoco
pcicingseI-discipineesusinoueminingin-

ncenhehppeningsinhewdWhenwe
egininconcwihhew0dwewiIbe
we0fMKnwingll.Thisishepopesecluence
ndmehdoenndpciceBuddhism.

Ancienpichsnnbidedbheules
sebBuddhShkomunibuls0okCnucin-

ismshebsisfheileningndpcice.Chi
neseBuddhismhsobndnedThevdBud

l75

dhisminpoceCnuciusechingsChinese

8uddhissoshebsiseningBuddhismoclped

hefiveviuesCnfuciusogenlenesskindness

especunesshiinessnclhumii.Fomhis
founcloinhedevepedheheeCnciins
heSixPincipesofHomnheTheeLeoningshe
SixPoomisndheTenGeVows.Alhe

schlsMohonBuddhismcl0pedhis

mewkfeningndeochingInohewcls
wecnoccomplishueningndculivionin
nschoosl0ngswefIlwhesepincipesncl
mehds.SwecnshkingheFiveViues
ndSixHmniesishebsisndounicluechceisicChineseBuddhism
Theewsnohedvoncedmehdeoch

ingncleoninginBudchism;coninuingeclucin
echesIwsnunilecenIhhis

mehdgoincmeinuse.Whenhewsinhis
wdheBucdhohoclm0nsudens.Smesed
wihhimbecousehehodnoinishedheisud

onclhushodnebecomeindependentBu
heshdechedsmechievemen.Thee

weeBdhisovswhweeesponsibIe

speoclingBuddhismThewen0dieenco

ionsseupwopocesondughonbehhe
Buddh.ThenhewouIcleunwheeheBud
l76

dhcuenwsheemnhssummeee0
0coninuingeducin.ThisissimiI0dIs
summevcoi0nwhenhesudense0u0

scholbuheechescnnoesoheneedo

eceiveuheiningSoheBodhisvswen
bck0bewihhe8udclh0summeee

Theisened0hisechingndhusweebeo
inceseheiconcenionwisdmndviues.

hesdiscusseddiicuieshehocencouneed
inheiechingnclied0findhesouinsThe
lenedomech0heinseekingsef

impvemen.Thisssem0cninuingeduci0n
hsbeeninecuenseeninChinesehiso
IisclvisbIehwpcesndBuddhiss
cieiescnducsummenclwineees0f8ud
dhnheeciionndZenmediinsemins

ec0sh0-eminingThisisveYefecivend

pepeebeccephisiclefsho-em
coninuingeducionIfwediecehemhi
isfseveingflicins;cuivingself-discipine
cleepconceninnclwisdm;ndnscending
hecclebihncldehjnewpepecn

ccephisconcepbeineesed

Todpeopeclieinheiconcepo8uddhis
ecluci0nomh0seinheps.Thewnen
mehebeginningoheisuclnkn0wing

l77

hoheimehodwilIimiheiOccompIishmen

wheesII0winghedii0nImehodinpcic

ingBuddhismcnesuinininiebeneis.Inhe

posmonYpeoplehovebeneiedmhisdi
inmehdndchievedinheiculivionnd

oinedBuddhhodHowevebeshepes

enmehdscnnhepusgeodocoeof
Buddhismmendweh.BunklYspekingi

willnbeesfousoseveoicionsoonscend

heccIeobihonddehWeshuIdconsidehis
veYc0euII.

l78

CHAPTEREIGHT:THEARTISTICASPECTS
8UDDHISTEDUCATIN

TheEiesSsemCninuingEducoin

8uddhShkYmunigveecuesinmon
pIcessdidCnucius.InIndiheBuddhnd

hissudensweeinviedbdieengups0give
oIks.ThewouIdecueinhseesfowhiIe

budidneminpemnenI.Asmsohe

BuddhlsweIvehusndndiYsudenswud

IowhimiwudhvebeenvediicuIone
ploceosuppo0IIhem.neBuddhism
wsinoducedinChindidBuddhismnksnd

nunskeuppemnenesidenceinwhws
similBuddhiseducioninsiuin.This
cmeb0ubecouseheinduci0n8uddhism

inoChinwossupped0ndfinoncedbYheem
pe.nIndipepeespeced0sceicswh0v

eIedhlding0nImsbwndheeesuppIied
hemwiheings.

lnChinhwevepeplew0uIdhveeg0ded
hisdiinsbeggingSinceheempewhespecedhemseocheshdinviedhemnkso

ChiniwuIdh0vebeenun0ccepobIehve

hemomingheseesbegging0dThee
l79

ehousesweebuilfhemIiveinondpeple
weesenbheimpeicouossishemnkss
hew0udnhvew0buheiliveihood

BheTngDnshessemfBucldhisunivesi-

ieshddevepedMsesBizhongonclMzu
weeheiniisfheseinsiuins.Msezu

wsheEighhPichfheZenSchndhe

hidgeneinsudenoMseHui-Nenghesixh
PichofheZenSch00.TheeisChineses
inghIvseMzubuiheunivesindMse

Bizhngseupheuesll.

Whishis8uddhisUnivesi?IwshessemizionfBuddhiseching;henexsepe
whhdbeenheveblpossingechingsom
echepivesudens.AeMseMzu

heidefheunivesicninuedog0w.This
educinlssemwshespecieueoChineseBuddhismTheexbkslecuesndech

ingmehdsinedhehigheseveisY
scnbeseeninhewiingmusi0imgeschi
ecuefeingimpemensecodhweve

mnfhesepeecechingsesus
TheA0fBuddhiSm

Todheui0BuddhiSmusichsdee-

l80

ied.Weoeshoooenedpepeno0n
Buddhisisswihce0iveoIens.TheefoeA

Buddhisoishsbepfundeonedn
hencnhesheulechhesndconve

uhgodnessbeundwisclmAncienmos
eswihhighspiiuochievemenscmp0sedBucl
dhismusicolicsbubecuseheminds0odIs

pepewhchnhemenpueheiexpessionhemissnpue.SpiiuoIIhehove

e0ochievesoewokeningndehus
unoblem0veus.TheisicdecIineiscusedb
\

heckeneclpciioneSidoesnomen
hBuddhismlcksoisicsubsonce.

Annewhhsbeen0Chinonclvisiedhe

DunhungmuolsoheYungnggesohe
snesuoexs0undinFngshnCunBeiiing
knowshwmgniicenChinese8ucldhiswoks
cnbeThesonesuosweeundinheeseheCuuIRevui0nndoemeexensive
hnheGeoBuddhisCnon.Sme0hesus
weeonsIedooIoeimehonhoseinhe

GeBuddhisConn.Funehesuivedin

heFngshonsie.Thesnesbsecedn
bohsideswihechbeouifuIchcehesizeof

humbTheeniepec0okf0uhundedeos
compeeecluoinsceohebuiIdingoheGe
l8l

WI.Thisecendiscveedcecinincludes
ensohusndsfsneslbsSedinseven

cves.ApesennIwohecvesoepeno
hepubic.WeweefiIIedwihwenddmiin

whenweswhesesnesusndcouIdnhelp

budmieouncesshvingpeseedsuch
egcuS.

Todschsndmuseumseseped
Hwevehessem8uddhisunivesiiesissimiIo
ocmbinin0schlndmuseumhe

mseeducinnIusisic.Theexhibi

inspiinndwisd0mndiscenbebvege
peopIeFoexmplewhenpepeseehemn

imgesBuddhsndBdhisvshecncude
h8uddhisswshipmndeiiesndheefe
8uddhismiSeiginndnelwsnddS
h0.

Mspepebeievehndvncedeigin

wshipsnnegdThednundes0ndh
BuddhismisneIiginhwednow0shiphe
im0ges8uddh0sndBodhisvsbuhewe

eg0dhemsechingidswhichheIpusundesndhedieenmehdscuivion.ne

singIeimgemehdisinsuicienepesenII
phenmeninuwdsBuddhismusesmn
kindsooisicwksepesenhemncewe
l82

hveundesoodheeducionIsigniicnce0

BuddhisisYwewiInuIIgiveiseodmi
i0nndppeciion.

AIlBuddhssmblize0uviuouSnoue.A
BodhisvsndAhssmbIizeheviue0poc
ice.Wihuheviueopciceheinneviu
usnuecnnbeeveIedThiscompIemenY

eionshipiswhhe8uddhoTbleincIudesboh
8uddhndBdhis0v0imges.heBuddhsep

esenoigin0nue0ndheB0dhisvsepesen

heoppIicionofhisnue.ThisnginInueis
empYsihsnosefm.AIIceinsom
iseomhisnginnuendnceheeisom
heeisppicion.TheBuddhepesenshe

iginInouendheBdhisvsepesenom
ndpplicion. hisiswhinheFIweAdonmen

SUqheBuddhd0esn0commennheech

ingsfoheiginoInoueh0isempYhsnohing
SY.BuheBodhisvsdohvesmehingo

sYsinceheppIhepincipIes.N0nIYishe

iginInueunexpI0inedbuIsnohoughs
nsesomi.Thesingh!lWheneveopenm
mouhIbIunde;whenevelhveonideIom

wngllissidinemsiginInueepesened
bYneBuddhWheheewBdhisvos
epesenppIicoi0n?Theininiendinnumebe
l83

0mndopplicinedividedin0wocoego

ies;wisclmndpcice0undesndingondbehvi.Pocicecespndswihundesnding

Undesndingishepincipendpociceishe
ppicoion

WhenweseeheimgeoBuddhoShkomuni
usulAnnd0nclKospwgeoAhse
oneihesideohim.BuddhShkmuniepe-

sensu0iginolnoue.Anondwhisoemosin
he0ingepesensundesndingondwisdom.Kospwhoisemsinsceicismepesens
p0cice.WemolsseeBuddhVoiocnhe

wisdmbdBucldhShkmuniwihIvnIushi
BclhisvoondUnivesWohBodhisvneihesideohim.MonIushi8dhisovoepesens

undesnding;UnivesWhBodhisvepe
senspcice.

PueLonclBuddhismegodsBuddhAmibh

sheiginnouewihGuonYinB0dhisv

epeseningcmpossinndpocicendGe
SenghBodhisvoepeseningwisdomndun
desndingDueohesepoundmeoningshee
cnnobewmoeBuddhsndheemoe
BdhiSvS.

EchBudclhepesensp0heviu0us

nue.EveVpiispefecsl!neisolIlis
l8

neIl.Echnomeiusesheviue.Foexmple

MShkolimenskindnessechingushweneed
eheswihkindnessndc0mpssion

llunilmenssiInessndpuiY.ThewhoIemen-

ingofShkYmuniechesusobehveowd
heswihkindnessndc0mpssionosiveopu

nYomindoouseIves.Thisishemeningo
ShokYmunindisinn0eoouoiginInue.Ami
uoisSnsknnslieion.MAmiu0llmensin

inie.Mllmens8uddhWhisinfinie?EveY

hinginfiniewisdomobiIiYongIieec.BuooIl
ininiiesininieieishemosimp0nowihoui
IIinfiniiesoeuseIess.WihiwecnenlolIhe
ininiies.

Hwcnwegoinheseinfiniies?lniniYisnone
ohehnuse-nueouoiginouenue.
TheSixhPnochoZenMseHui-Nengsid
MSefnueisinne;omseInuesesIphe
n0meninheunivesell.Inohewdsimens

ininiY.Whmehddweuse0obinhisinfin
iY?WepciceheechingsGunYinBodhisvndGe0SenghBodhisvThefome
echesusobecompssione;heeeches

ushesingIemindedcnceni0noBuddho
AmibhGeSengh8odhisvughus

MCncenesIeonBuddhAmibhqwih0u
l85

cesingwihouinemingingwihohemeh0ds

ndinhiswowewiIsueIoinwisdomnden
Iighenmenil

AddinghisishecompssionewYoGun

YinBodhisvBehvingw0dsheswihcom
pssionndchningonIllNmoAmiuofoilwiIIen
bIeusoenlYinfinieIifeInhiswwewiIIde
veIopouviuousnue0nduncoveuininie

mensndviues.Thuswhenwepespecohe
imgesoBuddhsndBodhisovsweneedo
undesndhechisepesenive0wY
cuIivionndoheuhoheunivese.

heHoIIHevenIGudins
BuddhischiecueisIsonisicexpes

sionFomheexeiohemincuIivionhIop

pesh0vewsoiesbuheeisnlYnesoY
insideTheexenIwosnesepesen!!0bs0ue
uhIIheueeIiYofIiendheunivesend

eiveuhllowoldIviewssiIlcloudedwihde-

lusin.TheineisingesoViusoeshbohe
hesmeuh.hedeIudedhewoppedis
incnddifeen;howeveoheenlighenedhe
eoneondhesme

Up0nenengwopIceweisseeheHol
l86

oHeovenIGudins.Inhecene0fheh0Iis

oieoBodhisovThisefndnghehe
0uHevenIGuodinsoDhmoPecs.Mi

eYoBdhisvknwn0sheHppBuddhoIlin

hewesisepesenedbheimogeofhehisi

cImonkBuDimoniesinMieBdhi

SovMieYoB0dhisovhsbigsmieh
c0nvesMWnoenBuddhism?BehppYond

geeeveYonewihsmile.Dnc0nsnlYose
ouempeoeIseucnnoIen8uddhismll.

hisBdhisvIs0hshugebeepesening
gebd-mindednessndequIiYmind
eochingus0eeveYhingndeveYnewih
geneosiYpiencendseeniY.nIYbemuingsuchquIiiescnweIenndpciceBud

dhiSm.TheefeMie8dhisvsiscing
hedoooeIIIwheneMonlh0sewhocn

ccompIishhiseeigibIeIenBuddhismil.
SndingbesideMieoBdhisvehe

fouHeovenlYGudionsDhmoPoecs.TheY
esmbIicgudinshepciionesohe

BuddhiswY.Whomd0hepoec?TheYpoec
usbemindingusoeduceousevesndo

soegudhepopeknwIedgewhichweshuId

IenEchgudionpYsdifeenspeco
houghoocion.
l87

TheEsenDhmPoecsmblizesespon

sibiliYnclsegudsheeTiYwhichmensh
lI0useesp0nsibeusevesumisoci-

endhecounYsowhIeHwdowefulilIhis
espnsiblliY?lech0uspeomsouduiesweII
fulfiling0u0bligionswesuppoechohend
0useIvessweIInhiswsocieYwiIbehm

niusndhecounVwiIlbepospeusndpow
efuI.

TheSouhemDhmPoec0smboIizespo

gessndechesusdiIigencelisnoen0ugho
usmee0uesponsibiIiies.Weneedomkep
gesswihechpssingdonpogessmens

weegess.HeemphsizesheimponceconsnIcuIivingnddvoncing0uviuecon-

ducwisdmndobiliYndimpovepe0m
nceinuduiesndousnddoivingom

hiswecnseehBuddhismispgessivelwYs
Iedingheimes.
TheWesenDhmPecosmboizesc0m

pehensivevisionondknowledgeginedhugh

exposueohewoldHeepesensheneedo
penoueesoobseenuendhumnio
einewhweseeondenndodisinguish

g0d0miI.TheNohenDhmPoecsm
bIizescmpehensivesudndIeningB0h
l88

echwospocicendh0wchievehe

gsinespnsibiIiuilmenndseimpvemenAshencienChinesehvesidllT
e0denhusondbksndveen-housnd

miesll.Redingishemensf0occmpishinghe
undmenlknwedge.Tveingenhousncl

miesisenom0bsein.Thughvelwe
seedvnogeSofhesndenomhem

WeIsoseeheishcmingswhichconinun
seeswoningousshweconsonim
p0ve0useves.nhiswweconbuiclpspe

uss0cieondsecounY.Indingswe

segudheDhmSheimgesoheBclhi
svsndDhmP0ecosemindusobedii-

geninhepusuio0ugIsondesponsibiiies.
SwecnseehBuddhismisneiheeigi0nn
supesiion

TheFouDh0mPoecshoIdvi0usbecs
osmb0lizedieenspecsoheDhm.The

EsenDhomoPec0ofMngingheNion
hdsIuewhichsmb0Iizeshepinciplehwe
needoeinmcingwihunduehsebu

shouIdkeephemiddIephlisikepingo
lueihesingselseiwinopIIfhe
eighhewibek.Weneedbeespn
sibIein0uduies0nddohingsin0ppeboI
l89

ncedwY
TheSuhenDhomPecooGowhhoIds

heswdofwisdmhcuswoIIoubIesnd
woiesTheWesenDhmPecohoIds

dgonsnkehiswiningundhim.The
dgonsn0kesYmblizeschnge.TodYeveY
hingisconsnIYchngingnIwhenwecnsee
heuhwiIIwebebIeoinecwihesend

seeniYTheNhenDhomPoecoh0dsn
umbeIIosYmbIizingpoecingus0mIIhepoIlu
inhisundus.WhieIeoningweneedo

segudoupuemindnduiehefombe
comingplIuedFuhemoeweneedounde
sndheueeIiYofIifendheunivese0hve
hewisdomndobiIiYop0peYinecwihII

peopemesndolecs.
AIIofhiscnbeIeonedomvisiingheHIl

HevenIGudins.IweegdhePoecoss

deiieswihmogicIpweswhowiIIpoecusiwe
bunincenseposend0efIowesondui
pingopoecinondsoeYwewibesdIY
miskenThisissupesiionAIheciIiiesimges
oBuddhondBodhisvosndnYoeingsmde

eechingooIsdesignedoinspieoumindnd
wisdomThesoseeoemindusoheimpo

nceobeingenIighenedinsedodeludedvi
l90

u0usinseodfdevi0edpueinsedp0IIued

TheseeheheepincipIes8uddhiseoching
0ndpcice.

TheeoeeveYhinginwpceseess
echingoidEvenheeingseeducinI.A
cnineowesmbIizesheDh0mThew

eiscIensmblizingh0oumindsneedbes

pueshewoe.IiscoImwihusingenppe
smb0Iizinghe0nuiIiinuhes.Iishve

puiYndeuIimindFIwessmboIizehe
luselloshebIssmingwesesusinhe

beonng0fui.FlwessmblizeheSixP0omis.
FuiseneedheBuddhBdhisvs

e.heemindush0iwewnhesweefui

ohegoodesuwemuscuIiv0endccumu-

lego0ddeedshec0useThuseveYhingwe
seeinhewpceise0chingidThe8uddhs

ndBodhisovsneihesmeIlneheYwon
nohing.

WeoISseeImpswhichsmbizewisd0m0nd

bnghness;incensesickswhichsmbizeseIf
discipIinenddeepc0ncenin.YuwiIInsee
nYhinginhecuivinndlecuehIshd0

nsYmbIizesmeeching.Hweveiissd

IosshmnYBuddhisseoIYignon0he
educoionIsignificnceoheseecs.Thed
l9l

nknowwhhebunheincenseowhhe
mkeeingsoheimgesBuddhosndBodhi
svs.TheibeieiscusupesiionSome

pepeciicizeBudchissbeingsupesiius.These
ciicseigh.TomnBuddhissec0nused
bou8uddhism.

WeneedbeclenwhweeIeoning
ndexpinhisheskepicsncciicshenbeievehewils0wn0en.Ihveinoduced
8ucldhism0pepeinChininhismnneAfe

heingmexplnoi0nhesiclhehodbeen
ignnsuchg0dhingondwishedoleon
me

nconcusi0niishegenuinewisdmndini-

nieenlighenmenin8uddhismhheIpssenien
beingsbinuebeneisndhppiness.TheBud

clhoechesllbeingswihhisboundlesscompssineheThughouhisoYBuddhispciioneswhehehebeheEsei0Zenon
heSchohvemdegechievemensoI-

0winghesepincipesndmehds.Tod0hwevepepIeknwveViehegenuinepinci

ples0ndmehdssoewhvenelchieve
mens.

nuDhm-EndingAgepe0pIeh0veve
wheImingbscesomheiccumuIedkm
l92

UndehesecicumsncesheBuddhNmeReci
ionMeh0dismoseecivedueoissimpIici

ndexpedienclneihekesIongimen0e

quiesspeciliuoIsAnnecnpcicein
imenplce.Thisiswhsomnpepehve
chievedinmen.ToiwnisneiheIogein

ppuI0i0nnsizebuinhesYeosbm
msc0nseiveesim0eIeosivehunded

peopehoveoinedbihinhePueondbe
cme8uddhinoneieime

Tosucceedweccdwihe0chingsinhe
fivePuendsusndonecmmen0Ygene
ehe8odhimindndcncenoenminduIneSs
fBuddhAmibhThe AwokeninoFoihSos

sedhenighenmenisinnoedeusionisnll.
Theeoewedeinielconuncoveouinn0e
8uddhon0uendpopeviewp0ins.Wedefinie
c0ndiscodwhisninneudeusiondevi-

edviewpoinsondimpuiiesThusweeciesinceeIlAmiuolloidouseIvesounegive

kmsndhobisoivesimpIndopcicediigenoinheBuddhImeChoning
Smodhi.Theninowewiloineedominbd
ndminclndundesndheueeoIi.

Weeeegwhenevewewishlwe
chseemoinhee0oongeimehlsoI

l93

igh.Sincesmnh0vechievedwhYcnIwe?
Wehvensinceechnedngenough.How
ngisIngenugh?Accodingncienecods
m0nhvechievedeheees.Aeh
wenongehveneos.WewilIfeeIpeecI
se0ndumindswibeese.IheThidWId

WoweesdndnucIebmbwos

expdewew0uldsimpIsohiwosimeg
hePueLndNpinneueeedm.
ThenhisiswhheIninieieSusedoIlhe

uebeneigivenoIsenienbeingSiI.
Adpwh0eveechings0ndpcicese

beneici0ndefecive.Theeisn0neuime

gIous;beneiingIIsenienbeingsheIping
hemeehemseIvesomdeusins0ndSueings
ndenbIinghemoinhoppinessndenigh
enmen.Ibodgeingbenngwksusei.l
genenessw0ksusei.8ubewehofse
hdschmensemoins0nddeIusionshve

nhingdwihBuddhism0chievingugooI.I
hopeeveY0newilinheg0Iofeedomom

deIusinochmen0ndsufeinginhppi
ness0nuilindhepeeccmDIeeenIigh
enmen.

l94

TheTeI-Recitati0IMetll0d

Thissin1ple,convenient,andectivewaytopractice
BuddhaRecitationisespeciallysuitablefbrthosewhofind
thattheyhavelittletiInefbrcultivation.Ithelpsustobe
InindfUlofBuddhaAInitabha.Itbringsusquietjoy.
Webeginwhenwewakeup.Situpstraightandclearly
reciteAn1ituofb,,tentiIeswithacalIandfbcusedInind,
aloudorsilently.WerepeatthisprocesseightI>oretiInes,

eachtiIedoingoneroundoftenrecitations.Recitenine
tin1esdailyatthesetiInes:
UponwakiIgup
BefOrebreaMast,cl,addie
BefOreadafteroroing,swok
BefbreaIdafter0I.afterI0oI,swork

Uporetiig

Thekeyisregularity;disruptionofthispracticewillreduceitsectivenessWhenwereciteconsistentlywithout
inteITuption,wewillsoonelanincreaseinourpurityof
n1indwisdon1,andserenity.Diligentpracticeofthis
Inethod,togetherwithunwaveringbeliefandvows,can
ensurefUlfillInentofourwishtoberebornintheWestern
PureLand.

NaI1oAInitabha!

l95

IA

GHAT

BegatethseWhhave

hthanheyu,

fbrtheyhavereinfbrcedyourdeternInat1on.
Begateuthsewhhaveeceey9

frtheyhavedeepenedyourinsight.
BegateuthseWhhavety,

fbrtheyhavereducedyourkarrnicobstacles.
BegatethSeWhhaveabahuhey,

fbrtheyhavetaughtyoutobeindependent
BegateseWhohave

maueyStbe,

fbrtheyhavestrengthenedyourabIty.
BegatethSeWhhaveehcedyu,

frtbeyhaveincreasedyourwisdon1andconcentrat1on

gateth5eWhhUeey
ReSte

ahpeyAceUee
~FrorntheTeachingsof
VenMasterChinKung~

l96

GLssARY

n.l33O0000es.enexpessedshe
imeiwoudkef0mouninofslidcken

cubicegues0weclwnifheipooheovenI

midenlsdeiceunicbushedginsieveY
hundedes.AnsicIongpeiodime.
AlicinCndii0ncuseopoindisessncl
sueingwhichdisubshebodndmind
AIv Consciusness.

SnskioSk.use

Jhdbseomlou
consciousnesshehughdb

psncpesenivesg0odobd
mibhThenmehe8uddho0heWesen

PuenclpimoimeningIninieLifenclLigh.
Co|ledAmiufoinChinese.
AnuSmvkSmbdhi

Sk.Highespope

ndcmpleeen|ighenmen.

gSknewhohsechedseeliziono

seinwhich0nepossessesn0eneouspecepinsviewsspeechbehvi0.

AsusQuesomehlf-g0ds
Achmens

Bdhimind

Fixedceinides0becs.

Sk.Thegecmpssinend

sinceemindwihevehoughincmpee
sefeIiz0ionoselndhe.

BdhisvSk.newhoheIp5hesech
l97

e0izoionechievingheiwn

BuddhSk.newhhsechedpeecinin
bhseeIizinndhepingheseocheIizin.

Deusin.FosebeIieSwngviews.

DevqHevenlBeingsgods

DhmgSk.TheechingsheBuddh
geneoIlcpiIizedinEngish;2Thingsevens
phen0menevehing;3DuYIwdcine
DhmEndinAe

heDhmPefecAgebe

gnwihBuddhShkmunilsdemisendsed
fivehunclede0sduingwhichEnighenmenwos
eninedheDhmSembInceAgebegn
fehonclIsednehousndesduing

whichEnighenmenwssedminedThe

DhmEndingAgehweoen0winbegonoe
hndwiIIsenhusndeosduingwhich

EnighenmenwiIeIbeoined
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coudusefnue.
EihAicins

AbsenceembTossmennd

hepesenceeussingi
shmefuInessndhepesenceeIusI
nessmisdeedsdwsinessseepndgiin.

EighSueings.Ashum0nbeingsweuncleghe

sueingsfbihclgesicknessonddeh.We
dnooinwhweseeksufehdships0e

l98

pedmuIveclnesndindousevesinhe
pesencehsewhmweesenoevenhe.
EihhGundBdhisvg.Theeoeeneves

g0undsBdhisvIsenlighenmenwhich
summizehemosimponsepsinBodhis
volspohighbeeiningBucldhhodSme
siishislevehoBodhisvosechhesge

ofNnegessionheeveowhichhewiIneve
eeomhe8oclhisov-ph
iveDedIvOenses

Mudeingnels0wnhe

nhecusinoBuddh
mucleingonelsownmhecusingoBuddh

beedkiIingBoclhisv0onAhncldisup
ingheuniheSngh
iveDesiesWehlusmefd-dinknd

s|eep

iveGuideIine.FIwing:ITheTheeCondiins;
2ThePincipesHmn;3ITheheeLenings;
TheSixPmiosPincipesnd5Somnb
hdB0dhisvlsTenGeVws

ivePuendSusndOneSsIIbg
dhSDeksfheInfinieieSuoAdonmen
PUi

EuivndEnihenmenfheM0hvon

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ADNMEIvPUYEUALYANDEMGHTENMENTFTHE
MAHAYNASCHL

TheTachingsOfGreatMasterYinGuang
q1BpB

WhetheroneisalaypersonorhasleftthehonIeli,oneshouldrespecteldersandbebarnIoniousto
thosesurroundinghiI.Oneshouldendurewhat
otherscannot,andpracticewhatotherscannot
achieveOneshouldtakeothers,difficultiesunto

oneselfandhelpthenIsucceedintheirundertakings.
Whilesittingquietly,oneshouldoRenref>ectupon
one,sownfaults,andwhenchattingwithfTiends,one
shouldnotdiscusstherightsandwrongsofothers.In
everyactiononeInakes,whetherdressingoreating,
fTon1dawntoduskanddusktilldawn,oneshouldnot
ceasetorecitetheAMBHABuddha,snanIe.

AsidefiDn1Buddharecitation,whetherreciting
quietlyorsilently,oneshouldnotgiverisetoother
in1properthoughts.Ifwanderingthoughtsappear,one
shouldiInnIediatelydisnIissthenl.Constantly
InaintainahuInbleandrepentfUlheart;evenifone
hasupheldtruecultivation,oneshouldstillelone,s
practiceisshallowandneverboast.OneshouldInind
one,sownbusinessandnotthebusinessofothers

OnlylookafterthegoodexaInplesofothersinstead
ofbadones.Oneshouldseeoneselfasn]undaneand

everyoneelseasBodhisattvasIfonecancultivate
accordingtotheseteachings,oneissuretoreachthe
WesternPureLandofUltiInateBliss.

HoIagetoAIitabha!AIitabM!

Dedicaionoeis
MaYthemeitandvitues
Accuedfomthisact

AdontheBuddhaisPueLand

RepaYtheF0uKindnessesabove
AndeIievethesuffeingof
Th0seintheTheePathsbeIow

aYthosewhosee0heaofthis
Bingfoththeheatof
Undestandingandc0mpassion

AndattheendofthisIife
Bebont0gethein
TheIandofU|timateB|iss