2001 Winter Initiation & Completion Verses-Zen 7 Retreat at Buddha Gate Monastery


BUDDHA GATE MONASTERY OF CHUNG TAI
2001 WINTER INTENSE ZEN-SEVEN RETREAT
January 3 ~ January 10, 2002


Initiation Verses

All Zen students gather at Buddha Gate,
For seven days of diligent practice towards Awakening.
Everyone has parents and close friends, but
Who is it that is closest to you?
Who is it that runs your fate?
The closest is one that no one knows.
Be continuously mindful without interruption
This One Mind transcends the past and the future.
When the root of delusion is suddenly severed
Vast, clear skies manifest everywhere.

Good cultivators, for this Initiation of Zen-Seven Retreat,
how should the last verse go?

To blossom and to wilt is to speak the profound Dharma
To eat and to dress is to practice Zen.

Begin—

 

中台山佛門寺2001年度冬季精進禪七起七法語

主七法師  釋見護

十方禪子在佛門     七日精進為明心
人人生得娘面孔     要知何者是本親
生死茫茫誰作主?  最親最是無人知
綿綿密密覺照處     一念清明無古今
忽然觸破迷癡本     晴空萬里了無痕

諸位知識  即今起七一事
最後一句又怎麼說法?
穿衣吃飯明禪事    花開花謝道玄音

起—


 BUDDHA GATE MONASTERY OF CHUNG TAI
2001 WINTER INTENSE ZEN-SEVEN RETREAT
January 3 ~ January 10, 2002

Completion Verses

Bilingual Zen-Seven at Buddha Gate is now complete,
Yet the Zen Mind is beyond language boundaries.
With the illumination of Wisdom Eye you see clearly
Affliction is the very root of Enlightenment.
Sitting unmoved by afflictions is being the Master
Misty feelings and fleeting thoughts are visiting-dusts.
Even the Master and the guests are both illusions
Awaking from the Dream you see the Original One.

Good cultivators, for this Completion of Zen-Seven Retreat,
how should the last verse go?

Realizing the Unborn you ride the Ox home
Lighting up This Lamp you will light endless lamps.

Done—

 

中台山佛門寺2001年度冬季精進禪七解七法語

         主七法師  釋見護

中英禪七在佛門    莫向文字覓禪心
慧眼清明鑑得真    煩惱即是菩提根
煩惱不動即是主    煙花情愁是客塵
主客原來也是妄    夢醒方見本來人

諸位知識  即今解七一事
最後一句又怎麼說法?

騎牛歸家契無生    一燈廣傳無盡燈

解—

 



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