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Disciples of the Buddha Should Recite and Uphold the Shurangama Sutra2013-01-10

The Shurangama Sutra is a Sutra that acts like a demon-spotting mirror in Buddhism. All the celestial demons, externalists, and the li, mei, and wang liang ghosts reveal their true appearance when they see the Shurangama Sutra.

Spoken by the Venerable Master Hua in January, 1983

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The Shurangama Sutra: The Vajra Pestle and Sword that Quell the Demons, and the Jeweled Mirror that Reveals the True Face of Deviant Beings2013-01-10

The first thing I would like to talk about today is that we all need to study a very important sutra in Buddhism. This sutra is the Vajra pestle and sword that quell the demons, and the jeweled mirror that shows the true face of deviant beings. Do you know what sutra this is? It is The Shurangama Sutra.

Spoken by the Venerable Master Hua~1974, Vietnam

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Is the Shurangama Sutra an Inauthentic Sutra?2013-01-10

The Great Master Han Shan (Silly Mountain) once said: "Unless you read the Lotus Sutra, you won't know of the pains the Thus Come One took to save the world. Unless you read the Shurangama Sutra, you won't know the key to cultivating the mind and awakening from confusion." This says it exactly right, because every dharma that exists is found within the Shurangama Sutra, so there are no potentials it fails to attract. It is the essential Dharma for all generations: It is the right seal for becoming a Buddha or a Patriarch. A Chan cultivator must thoroughly master this text and understand the Fifty Skandha-demon States that it explains, in order to escape the snares of the demon-kings. Otherwise, he won't recognize states when they arise, and he will become attached to them and join the retinue of demons. This is extremely dangerous!

Spoken by the Venerable Master Hua

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The Many Levels of Learning Provided by the Shurangama Sutra2013-01-10

On a day in 1968, the Master ascends the high seat and begins: Da Fo Ding Ru Lai Mi Yin Xiu Zheng Liao Yi Zhu Pu Sa Wan Heng Shou Leng Yan Jing and with that, the Shurangama Sutra becomes a focal point. All else fades in importance.

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Concentrate and Work Hard in Cultivation!2013-01-10

All Dharma Masters and Dharma friends: there are only three days of the Chan Session left. I would like to take this opportunity to say a few words as a mutual support in cultivation. I heard that during the Amitabha Session a couple of weeks ago, there were many enthusiastic participants and the atmosphere was wonderful. But during the Chan Session, there weren’t as many people. This is probably because people are afraid of the inevitable pain that goes hand in hand with sitting in Chan. However, enlightenment can be attained through this pain. That is what I would like to talk about today.

Spoken by Dharma Master Heng Yun

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