Pictorial Biography of the
-Continued from issue #47
TRIPITAKA MASTER HSUAN HUA
by Disciple Bhiksu Heng Yo
by a Student of Prajna
THE INVALUABLE COMPLETE PRECEPTS #16
Upon reaching Yung Ch'uan Monastery on Ku
mountain, he bowed to the High Master Ch'ang K'ai as his teacher under whom he
donned the monastic robes and shaved his head. He received the complete Bhiksu
precepts under the auspices of the Ven. Master Miao Lien, and was given the
names Yen Ch'e and Ku Yen, as well as the designation Te Ch'ing. After leaving
the home life and receiving the precepts, he withdrew and began cultivation in
seclusion. He exhaustively investigated the principles of the sastra entitled
Awakening Faith in the Mahayana, as well as various sutras, trying to select and
embody their essential points.
The Gatha says:
He received the precepts and immediately
entered the position of all Buddhas;
Maintaining the precepts purely and
clearly, just like the round full moon.
His karmas of body, mouth, and mind, were
free from flaw or blemish.
Renouncing the self the Master Yun
1 A meditational device.