by cleaves Monday, Sep 24 2007, 4:52pm
social equality/unity /
A mendicant’s first responsibility is to achieve quiescence his second is to alleviate the suffering of his fellow human beings. In every sense a Buddhist engages life and human society. Quiescence delivers Peace and from that great storehouse a mendicant is able to assist humanity – contrast the Buddhist approach with the violent Jews, Christians and Muslims. It is clear the Abrahamic religions have degenerated into murdering political organisations – put simply, Christians, Jews and Muslims have lost their religion. It is hoped the shining example of Peaceful mendicants effecting social change in Burma, serves to inspire those who falsely imagine that supporting violent solutions is somehow religion.
Following is the sublime Mahayana Heart Sutra; this Sutra prevents Buddhism becoming a degenerate and decadent religion as it completely annihilates the very foundations upon which a STATIC (dead) ‘Buddhist doctrine’ could survive. By subverting itself Buddhism removes itself from the corrupting influence of those who would utilise a living philosophy as a static dead religion.
Some prior knowledge of Buddhist philosophy is required to fully appreciate the Heart Sutra; however, its sublime message is not lost on any human being regardless of whether it is immediately understood or not. We offer this in solidarity to the Theravadins of Myanmar (Burma). Compassion born of Peace and Love easily overcomes all obstacles, “Gate, Gate, Paragate, Parasamgate, Bodhi Svaha.”
When the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara.
Was Coursing in the Deep Prajna Paramita.
He Perceived That All Five Skandhas Are Empty.
Thus He Overcame All Ills and Suffering.
Oh, Sariputra, Form Does not Differ From the Void,
And the Void Does Not Differ From Form.
Form is Void and Void is Form;
The Same is True For Feelings,
Perceptions, Volitions and Consciousness.
Sariputra, the Characteristics of the
Voidness of All Dharmas
Are Non-Arising, Non-Ceasing, Non-Defiled,
Non-Pure, Non-Increasing, Non-Decreasing.
Therefore, in the Void There Are No Forms,
No Feelings, Perceptions, Volitions or Consciousness.
No Eye, Ear, Nose, Tongue, Body or Mind;
No Form, Sound, Smell, Taste, Touch or Mind Object;
No Realm of the Eye,
Until We Come to No realm of Consciousness.
No ignorance and Also No Ending of Ignorance,
Until We Come to No Old Age and Death and
No Ending of Old Age and Death.
Also, There is No Truth of Suffering,
Of the Cause of Suffering,
Of the Cessation of Suffering, Nor of the Path.
There is No Wisdom, and There is No Attainment Whatsoever.
Because There is Nothing to Be Attained,
The Bodhisattva Relying On Prajna Paramita Has
No Obstruction in His Mind.
Because There is No Obstruction, He Has no Fear,
And He passes Far Beyond Confused Imagination.
And Reaches Ultimate Nirvana.
The Buddhas of the Past, Present and Future,
By Relying on Prajna Paramita
Have Attained Supreme Enlightenment.
Therefore, the Prajna Paramita is the Great Magic Spell,
The Spell of Illumination, the Supreme Spell,
Which Can Truly Protect One From All Suffering Without Fail.
Therefore He Uttered the Spell of Prajnaparamita,
Saying Gate, Gate, Paragate, Parasamgate, Bodhi Svaha.
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