The Teaching of the Great Master Ying Guang
Since everything is a reflection of our mind, everything can be changed by our mind – Buddha
Whether one is a lay person or has left the home life one should respect elders and be harmonious to those surrounding him. One should endure what others cannot and practice what others cannot achieve. One should take others difficulties onto oneself and help them succeed in their undertakings while sitting quietly one should often reflect upon one’s own faults and when chatting with friends one should not discuss the rights and wrongs of others.
In every action one makes, whether dressing or eating, from dawn to dusk and dusk till dawn one should not cease to recite the Buddha’s name; namo amituofo 南無阿彌陀佛. Aside from Buddha recitation whether reciting softly or silently one should not give rise to other improper thoughts.
If wandering thoughts appear one should immediately dismiss them. Constantly maintain a humble and repentful heart; even if one has upheld true cultivation one should still feel one’s practice is shallow and never boast. One should mind one’s own business and not the business of others. Only look after the good examples of others instead of bad ones.
One should see one’s self as mundane and everyone else as Bodhisattvas. If one can cultivate according to these teachings one is sure to reach the Western Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss.
– Great Master Ying Guang
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