I have left quietly, just as I came quietly, right? When the Master was first born, he wept for the suffering beings in this Saha world. When the Master left the world, he took with him the suffering of countless living beings, manifesting serious illness.
The Master devoted his entire life to cultivating the Way. He promoted the Six Great Principles of: no fighting, no greed, no seeking, no selfishness, no pursuing of personal benefit, and no lying. The Master also established many Way-places for the Proper Dharma, thus enabling the multitudes of deluded living beings who have affinity with him to draw near to good knowing advisers, as well as attend Dharma talks. In this way, I gradually learned to repent and reform, and I began a new life. Although I could not let go of all my bad habits yet, I did experience moments of
“arriving at ultimate wholesomeness.”
I have left in silence, just as I came in silence, right? After the Master realized the importance of the matter of ending birth and death, he resolved his mind on leaving the home-life. He investigated the Sutras diligently, and practiced the principles with all his might. He also promoted voluntary education, searched for wise teachers, and aspired to uncover the real mark. In this materialistic society, among living beings who are preoccupied with greed, hatred and stupidity, the Master erected Dharma banners and hit the Dharma drum wherever he went. He told the truth, toiled hard, and never rested, so that he could universally take across all living beings who have affinity with him, causing them to be reborn in the Land of Ultimate Bliss.
Who is reciting the Buddha’s
name? Who am I? Don’t mind who! Don’t mind me!
Twenty-four hours a day, whether one is walking,
standing, sitting, or reclining, one is never from
the single phrase “Amitabha Buddha.”
The sea of suffering is boundless. The sea of desire is hard to fill. Fortunately, the Master has left behind six swords for subduing demons, so that his dull disciples can protect their nature and life. As for whether one knows how to make use of what one has learned, it all depends on individual.
Verse on Sincerity
In cultivating the Way, one must have a sincere mind.
If you are false, you may cheat oneself, but it’s hard to cheat the spirits.
Be cautious when you are alone and always maintain proper thoughts.
Don’t do anything that goes against your conscience in a dark room.
── Composed by the Venerable Master Hua on February 10, 1982