115Spiritual Suicidal Thoughts
- Jul 4, 2002Spiritual Suicidal Thoughts
The only legitimate spiritual suicide is
The raging demon snarling within my inner hell realm
The salivating spirit craving within my inner hungry ghost realm
The foolish beast slouching within my inner animal realm
The jealous warrior hissing within my inner asura realm
The complacent deva lazing within my inner god realm
this spiritually undiligent human hiding these formless forms within,
to be reborn here and now,
with the Bodhicitta aspiration for Buddhahood.
To cleanse myself of all forms,
of all illusory selves, lakshanas,
of all my samsaric manifestations...
caking my true and precious innermost indestructible unborn diamond nature-
"If a bodhisattva has lakshana of self,
lakshana of human beings,
lakshana of sentient beings,
or lakshana of a soul,
then he is not a bodhisattva."
Thus uttered the Buddha,
in the Diamond Sutra,
"If you can see that all lakshanas are not lakshanas,
then you will see the Tathagata."
Thus uttered Master Chih Yi,
who said that is the essence of the Diamond Sutra.
With the only legitimate spiritual suicide,
all Buddhas are born.
What are you waiting for?
Start killing your "self" !
[Lakshana (Xiang4): Mark, Sign, Characteristic (of self-nature)]