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虛雲老和尚畫傳集
A Pictorial Biography of the Venerable Master Hsu Yun

化老和尚著述 by the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua

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洞澈內外光明

萬念頓息。工夫落堂。晝夜如一。行動如飛。一夕放晚香時。開目一看。忽見大光明如晝。內外洞澈棓恣C見香燈師小解。西單師在圊中。遠及河中行船。兩沿樹木。種種色色。悉皆了了見。

 

宣化偈曰:
無無亦無湛然空。空無所空內外通。
行人欲識真消息。制之一處死復生。

Being permeated by light inside and out

His numerous thoughts had suddenly ceased, and the Master's spiritual skill began to develop. When walking, he felt as if he were flying; night and day had merged into one. After meditating one evening, the master opened his eyes, and suddenly, everything both inside and out the monastery walls was penetrated with the brilliance of daylight. He was able to see the Verger urinating outside and the guest monks in the washroom. Off in the distance were the boats plying on the river, and he could see the trees on both banks, among many other things; all with perfect clarity.

The verse says:
Nothing, nothing and nothing again-still, lucid and empty.
But the emptiness lacks that which is emptied; in and out are the same.
If you wish to know this true bit of news, cultivators of the way,
Direct your efforts toward one single goal, and after death, come alive again.

法界佛教總會 • DRBA / BTTS / DRBU

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