00259 The Story of the 26th and 27th Zen Patriarchs—Punyamitra and Prajñātāra
00259 The Story of the 26th and 27th Zen Patriarchs—Punyamitra and Prajñātāra
No. 00259
Category / Between Master and Disciples-story
Event date / 1987.07.29
Place / (Formosa/Taiwan) Hsintien
Language / Chinese
Time (mins) / 55m56s
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Do you want to know the interesting stories of the spiritual practice of the Twenty-Sixth Zen Patriarch Punyamitra and the Twenty-Seventh Patriarch Prajñātāra? They are fellow practitioners up there, and both could teach Prajna Paramita and sutras, but why was one of them born in royal palace while the other lived on mendicancy? Do you want to know why the Twenty-Seventh Patriarch remembered the past life affinity with the Twenty-Sixth Patriarch? Please listen to the wonderful lecture by Supreme Master Ching Hai.

Without enlightened Master and spiritual practice, even bodhisattvas had to only stay in the circle of life and death. That's why since the ancient times, the appearance of Bodhisattvas look the same as most of us. But in fact they are different, different yet same, because they are the same if they do not practice spiritually. Therefore they should practice, and should meet enlightened Master and get the key so as to become saints. They need to practice for a very long time to inherit the lineage. Saints are still like this, so we ordinary people should try even harder.

  1. Some people attract others with sweet talks in the name of spiritual practice. How can we know if someone is a real spiritual practitioner or not?
  2. Do you know that business also exists in spiritual practice? Please listen to Master reveal the business tricks in the "market of spiritual practice".
  3. The Twenty-Seventh Zen Patriarch called himself Keyura, then from whom was he reincarnated? Why did the Twenty-Sixth Patriarch name him as Prajñātāra?
  4. The Twenty-Sixth Patriarch predicted about the coming of two Masters, one of them having affinity with China. Who are they?
  5. The Twenty-sixth Patriarch recited a poem during his transmission of the Treasury of the True Dharma Eye to the Twenty-Seventh Patriarch. What is the content and meaning of this poem?
  6. What is the greatest difference between humans and animals? Why did Master say if humans don't understand this, they will be worse than animals?
  7. What is the meaning of " Prajna Paramita "? What are other names of it?
  8. When Master is giving lectures, will there be any difference in the blessing power whether we understand or do not understand it?
  9. All three princes of King Xiangzhi like spiritual practice. How did the Twenty-Seventh Patriarch test their wisdom?
  10. When King Xiangzhi asked the Twenty-Seventh Patriarch why he didn't chant the sutras, how did the patriarch reply?
  11. Why did the Buddha say that "everything is created by the mind"? How were all beings in the universe created?
  12. What does it mean by "the world rises when flowers are blooming"? How can we know other worlds beyond the Earth?