Nature of the Dharma


Nature of the Dharma
By Sakya M. Longyen
Avatamsaka Monastery of Canada

The Avatamsaka Sutra states that the nature of the dharma exists pervasively everywhere, in all sentient beings, in all lands, and which exists in the past, the present, and the future with nothing less, and there are no forms to be found, and thus all dharma is me, and as soon as I am mindful of my nature, the one being mindful of has attained Enlightenment.

華嚴經云法性徧在一切處一切眾生及國土三世悉在無有餘亦無形象可得故知一切諸法即是自己一念自性所現斯人則入佛性。

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大哉華嚴 不二法門


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As God is Alpha and Omega, so is Avatamsaka. The Mahavaipulya Buddhaavatamsaka Sutra is the first Holy Scripture spoken by Buddha to all sentient beings in worlds in the ten directions, leading them eventually to the Pure Buddhaland of Amitabha Buddha by following the footsteps of Mahabodhisattva Samantabhadra (aka the Hindu Godhead Lord Shiva).
In the Avatamsaka world, there is no distinction between energy and matter, light and darkness, Yin and Yang, male and female, black and white, right and wrong, friends and foes.
Your foes are your saviours. They have acted wrongly against you in order that your own karmic debts are cleared.
It is my sincere hope that everyone understands this truth and peace shall be on earth, and Peace Shall Be On Earth.
Merry Christmas
God bless you all.
Amen.
大哉華嚴 不二法門 大而無外 小而無內
大即是小 小即是大 大小無礙 一也
是以佛佛相應 心心感召 悲智雙運 法界無礙
心佛眾生 等無差別 十法界不離一念心
佛言: 凡所有相 皆屬虛妄 如露亦如電 應作如是觀
然則萬法唯心造 世人妄作真 故有自然三塗 無量苦惱 五惡五痛五燒 苦不堪言.
嗟呼!
沙界蒼生猶未醒 鄰虛寶剎萬莊嚴
隆嚴稽首 頂禮佛足 繞佛三匝 而白佛言
惟願世尊慈悲 賜吾等因力緣力意力願力方便之力
常力善力定力慧力多聞之力 施戒忍辱精進禪定智慧之力
正念止觀諸通明力 如法調伏諸眾生力 如是等力 能除一切三毒之苦
三心清淨 淨念相繼
真誠清淨平等正覺慈悲 看破放下隨緣念佛
普願
法界眾生 同登華蔵玄門
八難三塗 共入毘廬性海
一稱念 盡圓融
南無華嚴海會佛菩薩
(三稱)

我此普賢殊勝行 無邊勝福皆迴向
普願沉溺諸眾生 速往無量光佛剎
南無阿彌多婆夜 哆他伽多夜 哆地夜他 阿彌利都婆毗 阿彌利哆 悉耽婆毗 阿彌唎哆 毗迦蘭帝 阿彌唎哆 毗迦蘭多 伽彌膩 伽伽那 枳多伽利娑婆訶
離婆離婆帝 求訶求訶帝 陀羅尼帝 尼訶囉帝 毗黎你帝 摩訶伽帝 真陵乾帝 娑婆訶
南無喝囉怛那哆囉夜耶 佉囉佉囉 俱住俱住 摩囉摩囉 虎囉吽 賀賀 蘇怛拏 吽 潑抹拏 娑婆訶
普光紀元19年10月25日
佛曆2560年10月25日
陰曆歲次丁酉九月初六日
西元2017年10月25日
釋明智隆嚴書於加拿大溫哥華晚香坡塔大華嚴寺分院
釋明智隆嚴書於加拿大溫哥華晚香坡塔大華嚴寺分院
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THE WALK OF THE UNIVERSAL VIRTUE 普賢菩薩十大願王


一 禮敬諸佛 Prostrate before all Buddhas
二 尊敬如來 Revere Tathāgata
三 廣修供養 Make offerings to the fullest extent that nourish the body and mind
四 懺悔業障 Confess your karmāvaraṇa & obstructions and ask for pardon
五 隨喜功德 Rejoice in the welfare of others
六 請轉法輪 Ask to turn the Dharma-cakra
七 請佛住世 Ask Buddha to stay
八 常隨佛學 Unceasingly follow Buddha’s wisdom
九 恆順眾生 Be persistently agreeable with all forms of life
十 普皆迴向 Transfer all virtues and merits to everyone

About Sakya Meiji Longyen


隆嚴親切地向您問好!
Mahavaipulya 梵語也,此云大方廣。清涼云:「極虛空之可量、體無邊涯。大也。竭滄海之可飲、法門無盡。方也。碎塵剎而可數、用無能測。廣也。」
隆嚴普光紀元十一年六月十九日(2009.6.19)於中華民國臺灣省臺北縣中和市草堂山大華嚴寺、依止賢首宗兼慈恩宗第四十二世祖
上昌下一海雲繼夢大和上 為剃度本師,剃度出家受戒圓滿,隆嚴親切地向您問好!
Mahavaipulya 梵語也,此云大方廣。清涼云:「極虛空之可量、體無邊涯。大也。竭滄海之可飲、法門無盡。方也。碎塵剎而可數、用無能測。廣也。」
隆嚴普光紀元十一年六月十九日(2009.6.19)於中華民國臺灣省臺北縣中和市草堂山大華嚴寺、依止賢首宗兼慈恩宗第四十二世祖
上昌下一海雲繼夢大和上 為剃度本師,剃度出家受戒圓滿,受法號釋明智,號隆嚴。

Cordial Greetings to You All from Longyen!

Mahavaipulya is Sanskrit, and its English equivalent is ‘Greatness Way Expanse’. According to His Most Venerable Bhikkhu Qing Liang, “Unlike empty space, which can be measured to its limits, Greatness has no limits in substance. Unlike the oceans, which can be drunk dry, there are unlimited ways and means in the Way. Even if universes were to be broken up into dust particles, such particles are still countable, but when functions and methods are impossible to predict, then this is Expanse.”

On 19th day of June in the 11th Year of Universal Light 普光紀元九年六月十九日 (2009.06.19), Longyen received tonsure from His Most Venerable Bhikkhu Shih Ch’ang Yi Haiyun Jimeng at the Da Huayen Monastery on Herbal Hall Mountain in Chung He Municipality, Taipei County, Taiwan, Republic of China, and by which tonsure, Longyen renounced his family ties, received all precepts and was ordained Bhikkhu of the Hsienshou Huayen and Ci’En Schools of Buddhism by their 42nd Patriarch His Most Venerable Bhikkhu Shih Chang Yi Haiyun Jimeng, and was given the Dharma names Sakya Meiji Longyen.

Secret Numbers of My Ordainment Revealed in Exactly 8¼ Years after the Fact

On Father’s Day (Taiwan) 2009.06.19 was my ordainment into the Hsienshou Huayen and Ci’en Schools of Chinese Buddhism

In numerology, I see the Trinity number 3, which comes from 1 and 2; then there is number 6, the female principle Yin; and then there’s the number 9, the male principle. Their sum is 27, which adds another 9; then 36, 45, 54, 60, 72, 81, 90, 99, 108, the highest number and the same number of beads in a Mala in both Hinduism and Buddhism. Right after ordainment, I was hand-picked to receive Śaktipāta from my mentor and in the following year in 2010 sent to India as representative of His Most Venerable Shih Haiyun Jimeng to address the congregation at the Second Lakulish Yogasan World Championship Competition, in which I also represented Vancouver Canada as a player and took part in the competition in the Men’s Singles events for which I was awarded a Silver Medal. At the closing of the competition, I was sent up north to Gujarat in the Asha Ashram of the Lakulish International Fellowship’s Enlightenment Mission (http://lifemission.org) to be trained as a teacher in Śaktipāta Mahayana Yogacara. In 2010, during the Solar Eclipse, I sat in Padmasan along the shore of the Holy Narmada, in peninsular India that runs from east to west (longest west flowing river), and thus my Chinese surname Ho, which originally means ‘river’ and I did come from the Far East to the Far West, from Hong Kong to Vancouver.

Notice to Tenants of Sunset Towers Vancouver BC Canada


NOTICE

THE PEST CONTROL PROFESSIONAL (PCP) THAT MORE THAN A ROOF (MTR) hired to enter your units may walk away with one or more of your prized belongings.

PCP’S NAME IS PAUL.  He was hired to control the cockroaches in my unit between 9 a.m. & 12 p.m. on Friday, 8 September 2017.  Notice of Entry was given one day in advance on Thursday, as opposed to BC Housing’s five day, saying that an MTR staff person would visit my unit on Friday concurrent with the PCP’s visit.  Paul, accompanied with no MTR staff person, knocked at my door at around 9:40 a.m. Friday and worked until 10:15 a.m.  I was with him all that time during his ‘work,’ going through my belongings and commenting, “You have so many things!”  I could not follow him around because I know that cockroaches hide in dark corners behind, on top of, around, in between, and underneath everything.  So when he touched and moved my things, I let him, and sometimes even helped him.

PCP PAUL WAS ABSOLUTELY UNPROFESSIONAL: He was talking on his cell phone most of the time, i.e., whenever it rang, but only the last incoming call was actually work related.  In my opinion, when someone in the service industry is serving a client and talking on the phone simultaneously most of the time while he/she/they are supposed to be serving you, I would rate them a zero for people’s skills, courtesy, and professionalism, and for these reasons, they should be fired.  I hang my clothes up to dry on a long bamboo affixed to the ceiling because the dryers in the Haro Building had, at the time in general, their wires unplugged to have their wiring changed, and everyone likes to do laundry at the same time.  Paul knocked down the ceiling bamboo to give himself cover so that he could steal and he did steal the original packaging of my SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 (SAMSUNG CURRENT FLAGSHIP) with all its contents save for the phone and a micro USB, obviously thinking there was the phone inside. I purchased that phone on 23 August 2017 FROM FREEDOM MOBILE ON ROBSON.  Without the original packaging, I cannot open the SIM card and micro-SD Card housing, uptrade/upgrade/resale my GALAXY S8 when it becomes obsolete and I assure you it will because we live in a world of planned obsolescence.

MORE THAN A ROOF SHOULD HAVE VETTED ALL THEIR CONTRACTORS BEFORE ALLOWING THEM TO ENTER OUR UNITS:  Be especially vigilant of Paul.  He is a tall man of dark skin.  Adam has filed a report with Management about Paul talking on the phone the whole time he was work at Adam’s unit, also with cockroach infestation. DO NOT LET PCP PAUL INTO YOUR UNIT.  Ask MTR Management for a different PCP from a new contractor.  Write a written appeal so that everything is committed into their records.  Talks will not work.

When I called the after-hours Emergency number, the MTR night manager said I would have to wait until Monday when the Office opens, well you know, for 30 long minutes. So I called the Police and had the incident filed.

HAPPY GRANDPARENTS DAY! Akira M. Tomiyama 1510H Sunday, 10 September 2017

The Meaning of Life


In and of Life, only this moment is true.  When the conditions that make up this very moment is gone, life becomes an illusion.  So at each and every moment, we have to live seriously; for each and every thing we do, we must do so seriously; and for each and every person we meet, we must treat them seriously because “conditions come and go and when they are gone, illusions set in and the truth is no more.”  Do not let yourself regret what is deemed to be too late.  Time passed is past, and we can only look to the future.  The most precious and the very thing we need to cherish is this very moment — Life is a serious of kSaNa (in Sanskrit (क्षण ), and the meaning of life is to make every single moment count.