Osifu Discourse: The compulsory practices. Mar-07-2010

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Osifu Discourse: The compulsory practices. Mar-07-2010

Mar-07-2010 Osifu’s Discourse

 

Joyfully gather together! Really good!

Osifu feels very happy seeing you!

 

All superior and good people coming together in one place is also the goal of our efforts!

 

Risen out of the silt but not been defiled.

Gone through the mundane land but not been fouled.

Experienced the cycle of death and birth but not been lost.

Subjected to vicissitudes of life but not been obscured.

These are expectations that Osifu has for each of you.

Don’t think of demons and don’t be responding to them.

Always keep responding to the Buddha and always get the Buddha’s blessing.

 

Chant the Buddha's names and recite the Shurangama Sutras as many as possible.
Everything has its own causes and effects.

 

It would be all right just to give guidance according to situations.

 

Don’t force anything; moreover, don’t get involved in others' causality.

 

Do your work well, lead a good life, study hard and make good cultivation and practices.Chanting the Buddha's name can concentrate your mind.

 

As for the big filial piety, the greatest filial piety and the true filial piety, the Buddha Sakyamuni demonstrated an example for us.

 

Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha gave us an example, and all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas played examples for us.

 

With great wisdom, all obstacles will be transformed into the dust naturally.

 

My disciples! You belong to the sentient beings, belong to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas and belong to the universe.

 

A real Buddhist disciple won’t waste his or her precious time. Seize the present moment to cultivate hard and diligently!

 

All the disciples should recite the Eight Great Awakenings Sutra, think and reflect more. The sutra gives a very good point.

 

Idleness and self-indulgence are reasons for the downfall of people. Idleness and self-indulgence are reasons for the downfall of people. Idleness and self-indulgence are reasons for the downfall of people.

 

Osifu advocates all disciples to recite the Heart of Prajna Paramita Sutra and the Eight Great Awakenings Sutra.

 

Buddhist scriptures should be held daily including the Heart of Prajna Paramita Sutra and the Eight Great Awakenings Sutra as well as the Vajra Sutra.

 

Buddhist scriptures should be chanted often including the five sutras about the pure land, the Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra and the Shurangama Sutra. The other Buddhist scriptures need to be chanted as your wish.

 

The compulsory practices are to chant the Buddha's name, practice meditation and hold Shurangama Mantra.

 

Not to mention that all the practices should be kept with perseverance.

 

Meditation can be done gradually.

 

You may firstly practice in free-style posture, then practice in hero posture and finally full-lotus posture.

 

And the meditation time can be increased gradually from 10 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes and etc. Let nature take its course and be best to make yourself feel comfortable in meditation.
Don’t be forceful, as for the posture and time, please keep in mind

 

The Great Way is its being what it is. Let nature take its course.

 

Practice with perseverance.

 

Constant grinding can turn an iron rod into a needle.

 

Constant effort yields sure success.

 

At the right time everything comes easy; and when conditions are ripe, success will come.

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