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  One day a Vinaya master asked a Zen master:
-How should one practice Tao?
The Zen master replied:
-Eat when you are hungry, sleep when you are tired.
The Vinaya master said:
-Most people do that.
The Zen master... continue...

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THE POSSIBILITIES OF THE MIND'S POWER
In short, it can be said that the possibilities of the mind power are unlimited.
With various practices of meditation, one may attain and perform one or more
or all of the abilities below:
-the eye can see everything in the world;
-the ear can hear every sound in the world;
-he can know his past lives and others',
as well as the present lives and the future ones;
-he can read others' thoughts;
-he can reach anywhere in a flash;
-he is in the extintcion of cankers.
The first five are not allowed to practice or perform according to the monastery
disciplines, because if the one who attains them may still be with selfish desires
that will harm others and himself.
All of these first five are just by-products from practicing meditation for the
sixth or the last one: the extinction of all kinds of cankers.

Untill he attains the sixth or the last one, he then may practice or perform any of
the first five when necessary. The sixth or the last one is usually encouraged to
be practiced and used to benefit others and himself.

ChonTri 06/10/2010


 



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