A Pictoral Biography
of the Venerable Master
Continued from issues 60,
Composed by the Venerable
Illustrated by at student
Translated by Disciple
Bhiksu Heng Yo
TRAINS UNDER THE CH’AN
RULES OF THE PRAJNA HALL #29
that time the Venerable Master Ching gave instructions to the Master to develop
his understanding. The Venerable Ching was over eighty years of age, maintained
the moral code strictly, was conversant with the Teachings, and had penetrated
the practice of Ch'an meditation. He would often have the Master ascend the
sutra-explaining seat. Since it was beneficial to visit other monasteries, he
told the Master to go to Kuo Ch'ing Dhyana Monastery, and participate in the
Ch'an system of meditation practiced there, and to go to Fang Kuang Monastery to
study the Dharma Flower Sutra. From the ages of thirty-four to thirty-five, the
Master stayed at Kuo Ch'ing Monastery, and studied the teachings of the sutras.
On occasions he would go to Miao An to visit the Venerable Master Ching.
assembly of the ten directions gathers in the Prajna Hall,
to see the king of natures.
the Buddha Selection Hall,
they are tested for success;
who attains the mind's emptiness is ranked as number one.