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The Sixth Patriarch's Sutra May 17, 2013 Lecture

The Sixth Patriarch's Sutra May 17, 2013 Lecture

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Visit www.wondrousdharma.org to read the Buddha's Dharma and to listen live lecture every Friday at 7:45pm Pacific Time USA.
Visit www.wondrousdharma.org to read the Buddha's Dharma and to listen live lecture every Friday at 7:45pm Pacific Time USA.

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The Sixth Patriarch’s Sutra
7:30pm Pacific time
May 17, 2013 lecture
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as outlined by a Buddhist monk
at 1777 Murchison Drive, Burlingame, California 94010, open to public(phone 650-6925912)(Listen ‘live’ or recorded audio explanations atwww.wondrousdharma.org)
Chapter 7 –Bhikshu Fa Ta –
turning the wondrousdharma
[Subscribe to the free Dharma News at www.wondrousdharma.org]
 
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Verse for opening a sutra
Na Mwo Fundamental Teacher Shakyamuni Buddha (3x)Homage to the Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra (3x)The unsurpassed, deep, profound, subtle, wonderful Dharma,In a hundred thousand million eons, is difficult to encounter,Now that I’ve come to receive and hold it, within my sight and hearing,I vow to fathom the Thus Come One’s true and actual meaning.
Exhortation to uphold the Dharma: 17/64
“Therefore, I say that after the Thus Come One’s entry into stillness, if aperson receives, upholds, reads, recites or explains this Sutra toothers, if he writes it out, asks others to write it out, or makes offeringsto this Sutra, he need not further build stupas, monasteries, or Sanghadwellings, nor need he make offerings to the Sangha. How much themore so does this apply to a person who can uphold this Sutra and atthe same time, practice giving, holding precepts, patience, vigor,singlemindedness and wisdom. His virtue shall be supreme, limitlnessand unbounded.
(The Wonderful Dharma Lotus Flower Sutra)
 
Chapter 7 Opportunities & conditions
Bhikshu Fa TaSutra:
When the mind is confused,the Dharma Flower turns it.
The enlightened mindwill turn the Dharma Flower.
Comments:
When the mind is still confused by reality, you have not turn thewondrous Dharma to get out of delusion.When the mind is no longer confused by reality, you turn thewondrous Dharma.
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