00250 The Story of the Eleventh Zen Patriarch--Punyayasas
00250 The Story of the Eleventh Zen Patriarch--Punyayasas
No. 00250
Category / Between Master and Disciples-story
Event date / 19870720
Place / Taipei,Formosa
Language / Chinese
Time (mins) / 64
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The Eleventh Zen Patriarch Punyayasas was quiet in nature since he was a child and bore the manner of a great spiritual practitioner. How did he get the lineage from the Tenth Patriarch Parsvika? How did he win the respect of sentient beings and deliver tens of millions of them? Please listen to the interesting story of the Eleventh Zen Patriarch told by Supreme Master Ching Hai.

It was still the Golden Age at that time and the Buddha was gone into Nirvana for just five hundred years, only 500 were transformed to Arhats. Today we can hardly find 5 . However, we do not practice to become Arhat. We practice the method of Bodhisattva, which will surely lead us to liberation and turn us into irreversible Bodhisattva. We'll never reincarnate again once we get initiated. If we believe in and follow Master’s teachings, practice morality in life and meditate everyday, we will go up more or less and at least will never come back to this world again.