Mar-20-2010 Osifu’s Discourse
Osifu: The great Way is its being what it is, which is really so.
The Taoism is its being what it is, which is just so.
It's absolutely involuntary, which is just so.
Time and tide wait for no man!
It's very dangerous to compete with theurgy.
A well-cultivated person doesn't publicize or show off his supernatural power although he has attained powerful theurgy. Theurgy is only used as skillful means to save and rescue people.
Although he has extensive eyesight, he won't use his capability to detect someone's privacies, such as what the other looks like and what he is doing.
Buddha Dharma is the liberation attained through wisdom. Theurgy can't solve the problem of the cycle of death and birth in six Realms.
Work hard on precepts, concentration and wisdom. Do not waste energy on theurgy.
Small doubt gets small penetration while big doubt gets big one. You are supposed to cultivate and realize it personally. If theurgy is used to verify the capability, strengthen the confidence and satisfy the curiosity, it’s a kind of deviation on the way of studying Buddhism.
Don't be careless!
Studying Buddhism must follow the order of cultivation "faith, understanding, practice and actualization ".
If you are still puzzling and hesitant about " faith ", you are totally wrong.
Faith is a stepping stone to success. The gate of Buddha will be never opened for you without faithful power although Buddhism doesn't have a gate.
Indeed, many so-called Buddhists don’t believe in Buddha.
Indeed, many so-called practitioners don’t believe in Buddha.
Indeed, many so-called Buddhists don’t believe in Buddha Dharma.
Indeed, many so-called practitioners don’t believe in Buddha Dharma.
When your power of faith is not enough, you will want to look for justification from the external.
To strengthen the power of faith through the external things is misdirected. Buddha Dharma rests in your own mind. Don't pursue it outside.
Not just including you, many well-practiced disciples with Shakyamuni Buddha cultivated upwards or backwards as well, which is very normal.
If you are faithful to the one who has great theurgy and follow him, you'll be in danger because demons may outdistance those reincarnated from Buddha and Bodhisattvas.
To learn Shakyamuni Buddha!
Disciples, it's unimportant any longer whether you were there or not then, for more than 2,5OO years which is such a long period has passed.
The most important thing is to make full use of NOW and live in NOW!
Neither the past, the present nor the future mind can be found.
So cultivate the mind by experiencing all matters!
It's really nice to have the supra-mundane-mind.
The golden lotus is born in burning fire.
An ideal hermit lives in a noisy market rather than a life of seclusion.
It will be more beneficial for your achievement if you break them though.
Despising lives is not as good as freeing lives.
Freeing lives is not as good as protecting lives.
Protecting lives is not as good as birthlessness.
Despising life is not only the selfishness but also the slaughter.
Predestined friend, despising life kills not only yourself but also many lives and hurts many sentient beings.
Predestined friend, having the thought of suicide, just to give it a thought has created evil karma of mind.
Predestined friend, just to give it a talk about it has created evil karma of speech.
Predestined friend, just to make a try to do it has created evil karma of body.
Your actions, speeches and minds must keep pure and serene at all times.
We share one root and one ancestor so it's unnecessary to say thanks!
We share one forefather and one source so it's unnecessary to say thanks!
We share one heart and one body so it's unnecessary to say thanks!
We share great cultivation and great returning so it's unnecessary to say thanks!
Osifu has a direct bearing on his vows, so he is not afraid of arduousness.
Each of you should cultivate diligently as well!
Osifu has to synchronize with the operation of time and space as well.
Osifu has to synchronize with cosmic laws as well.
Osifu has to synchronize with natural rules as well.
Osifu has to practice complying with the Great Way and cooperate with adjustment closely as well.
To practice complying with the Heaven is the duty of practitioners.
To practice complying with the Way is the duty of practitioners.
All scriptures are the same. Every sutra is the same with each other. Every word in the sutra is the same with each other.