The Scripture of the Fo...

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The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Seven: The Principle of the Nature

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The Founding Master addressed the congregation at a meditation hall, “Who among you has completed a deed transferring possession of the dharma realm of empty space?” The congregation was silent, and did not reply. The Founding Master said, “Since all the buddhas and bodhisattvas of the three time-periods work hard to take possession of the formless and invisible dharma realm of empty space, they are able to make their own even the myriads of things in heaven and earth that possess form. However, since ordinary beings and sentient beings are greedily attached to things that have form, they not only never manage to possess them for ever, but end up only wasting their precious time. How can one escape from being disillusioned? Thus, do not exhaust yourselves trying to possess only things that have form, but instead work hard to take possession of the dharma realm of empty space, which is formless.”