Friday, 29 January 2016

Six Perfections by Mindfulness of Buddha

In true mindfulness of the Buddha,* letting go of attachment to one's body, mind and the world is the great Perfection of Giving.

In true mindfulness of the Buddha, not giving rise to any thought of greed, hatred or ignorance is the great Perfection of Morality.

In true mindfulness of the Buddha, not being attached to conflicts of hearsay of others and oneself is the Great Perfection of Patience.

In true mindfulness of the Buddha, having neither a slight break of continuity of mindfulness nor any confused thoughts in between is the Great Perfection of Effort.

In true mindfulness of the Buddha, neither giving rise to, driven by nor chasing after stray thoughts is the Great Perfection of Concentration.

In true mindfulness of the Buddha, not being tempted by any delusion is the Great Perfection of Wisdom.

Venerable Ou Yi (The Ninth Chinese Patriarch of Pureland Buddhism)
* Mindfulness of the Buddha - Mindful verbal or silent recitation of the Buddha's name or remembrance of the Buddha and His virtues.