Moreover, the Buddha briefly summarized his teachings in one sentence: “to steer clear of all the possibilities which are to lure him into an evil practice and to strive to do anything that is beneficial to others so that he can purge his psyche of all the spiritual impurities”. And the sentence shows the significance of purification in people’s min d and their lives. Based on the above, the Buddha further pointed out that Buddhist precepts are to practice morals, moreover，the sentence says a practitioner needs to “steer clear of all the possibilities which are to lure him into an evil practice and to strive to do anything that is beneficial to others”, that stands for the moral norms we need to observe on a physical level. Meanwhile, taking control of heart can be achieved through practicing Dhyana meditation; while purifying one’s mind is the wisdom what the practitioner acquired in Zen meditation, that is “purging one’s psyche of all spiritual impurities” in Buddhism, and that stands for the self-purification on a spiritual level.
The intrinsic quality of Buddhism is not to develop a belief, but to purify the human mind as well as their lives, and only by this way man can dissolve their selves and take the road of attaining enlightenment, so that the precious traits of compassion, generosity and willingness to give are developed in the course, and the fundamental spirit of benefiting oneself as well as others advocated by the Buddha shall eventually be attained.
The cultural glamour of a nation is its soft power of culture. The cultural glamour lies in human edification and development. On Oct. 11, 2019, “President Xi Jinping visited the Indian civilization and Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram accompanied by Prime Minister Modi. Both leaders traced the origin of the interactions between Sino-Indian civilizations from Bodhidharma to Shaolin Chan and understood wisdom of ancient civilizations of both countries that could solve diverse problems facing the world today.
Sitting in meditation simply says sitting quietly. In the tranquil spot, wear extensive clothes and sit cross-legged. Make the body relax, hold the spine upright, make the lips slightly close and the tongue on the top of the mouth. Both palms face up with one palm on the other palm meanwhile both thumbs face each other and are put in the the base of the thigh. Regulate your breath to gentle and prolonged condition while make your mindfulness of thought in the state of silence and peace. Meditation can be seen as a static state of movement that can regulate the breath, make mind peaceful, relax joints and massage muscles. If the very state can be as deep as you go into, you will find your true self. (From Shaolin Encyclopedia)
If a person’s mind and morality are are noble and lofty at ordinary times, then he will enter into the supreme state of sitting in meditation; if a person is gravely sinful, certainly he will never reach the high state of Chan over his whole life. Referring to the realm of Chan practice, we just think of what level or what day we shall obtain the realm, which is thought in a wrong way. The perfect realm is what we do good works or make merit at ordinary times. We always do good and make the requisites of enlightenment, not to pursue external reward, but to purify the will. Many people take the purification of the will as sitting in meditation or chanting practice. I don’t think so. The purification of the will means the practice or cultivation of doing no evil and doing only good. ( From Words of Chan by Shi Yongxin)
Many people, especially those have read Records of Lamp Transmission, are full of various imaginations. Even some of them with strange imaginations. People have various ultimate constituents and so have different methods of enlightenment as well. According to the Records of Lamp Transmission, some people gain sudden enlightenment abruptly and their spiritual outlook changes at a stroke; however, there are also some people continually gain enlightenment little by little and even don’t know they themselves have got it finally. The enlightenment matter can’t be gained directly, needing an opportunity and stable, profound consumption in daily life. It would be unimaginable for enlightenment if there were not solid and deep practice experiences. Hear or mind and eyes can’t revolve around the enlightenment or that may cause mental disorder. The reason is he couldn’t ensure daily practice experiences at root. (From Words of Chan by Shi Yongxin)