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Back to your mind

The more we run after the six ceilings, the further away we get, our eyes fall in love with color, our ears follow the sound, our nose is intoxicated with incense, our tongue is greedy for taste, etc., as a "guest" wandering in the six ceilings, wandering silver, so far away from home. Therefore, in order to get the unborn, we should remember to live back to our inherent nature.

Each of us has a heart, but few realize it. Because we forget our roots because we care too much about other people's affairs. Must be harassed, more than lose, love and hate but forget about their family. We must live so that it is useful, the meaning is to return to the root, to return to our inherent true mind.

In the Avatamsaka Sutra, the Buddha taught that human beings are inherently Buddhas, that we should treat others with compassion, and be equal to ourselves when we are pure and equal. But today we make our own self-nature confused, "Pham owns the general, the stage is false hope". As long as you appear to be a sign, no matter what form it is, what you can see is a sign, you can hear it as a sign, sound is a sign, and if you smell it, it's a sign. The tongue can taste the signs of sour, spicy, salty, sweet, and bitter. The six senses, the six consciousnesses, the six senses are false, these falsehoods are self-arising, self-appearing (mind manifest).

Six apartments forget six ceilings
Most Venerable Thich Thanh Tu taught: "My eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body, and mind are the six thieves but also the six pine. The only difference is that one side doesn't know how to practice to get infected, and the other side knows how to remove it so that it doesn't get infected." If you do not tame well, you will enter the path of delusion.

The eye gives rise to a mind that distinguishes between beautiful and ugly, from which arise the mind of liking, disparaging, and hating. Right there, he was led away by the "enemy". Listening to compliments, listening to words that are contrary to the will, generate joy or sorrow. If you smell a scent, you like it or if it stinks, you don't like it. The tongue tastes good and bad; When you touch things, you're happy when you touch what's smooth, and when you touch things that are rough, you're uncomfortable, etc. Since then, you'll be fascinated, uncomfortable, and disgusted. The important thing is consciousness, it's subtle that governs all our thoughts and actions. Like remembering happy moments; People we love are pleasant, thinking about difficult times, people we hate are unpleasant.

Thus, the six roots are six thieves, if "feeding these six destructive enemies, our merits will all be destroyed. So what we need to practice is to not let the six senses become infected with the six senses" - Monk.

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If you want the mind to stay and subdue it, the Buddha taught that you shouldn't have a mind stuck to form, sound, smell, taste, touch, and dharma (Photo: Monks and Buddhists meditate at Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery)

In the Vajrayana Sutra, Subhuti asked the Buddha, "If I want to practice Unsurpassed Perfection, how can I calm my mind and subdue it?" The Buddha said: "Unsatisfied with form arises mind, unsatisfied with sound, smell, taste, touch, and dharma gives rise to mind. Love no headquarters child birth period ". When the Sixth Patriarch heard this passage, he immediately became enlightened and exclaimed: "I never knew that my nature had always been pure, I did not know that my nature was not born and destroyed, etc....", from which he received the robes and bowls of the Five Patriarchs.

Thus, in order for the mind to remain calm and subdued, the Buddha taught that the mind should not be attached to form, sound, smell, taste, touch, or dharma. The six senses of not being stuck in the six ceilings are peace of mind. Especially for Buddhists who follow Zen Buddhism, this is an extremely important Sutra passage like in zazen, but the mind follows the six ceilings, remembers all kinds of things, remembers this and that person, etc., so the hope cannot be stopped. If you know and stop right there, you will be at peace, if your mind is not attached, you will stay, and you will progress to the fruit of Unsurpassed Perfection, Perfect Enlightenment.

Thus, the mind that is not attached to the six senses, the six senses, immediately returns to its original mind.

Acceptance is real
This body is formed by the harmony of the four elements, such as earth, water, wind, and fire. Earth is a solid substance, water is a wet substance, fire is a warm substance, and wind is a moving substance. All of them have their own functions and tasks, without one it is not possible, not only that, but also have to borrow continuously to survive.

Borrow how? We borrow the air to breathe, borrow the living environment, the surrounding food to form a body of several tens of kilograms. To the little ones like every cell in the body; Everything creates conditions for this body to grow and develop.

So this physical form is not really our body. If it's really our body, there's no way we can replace the heart, replace the lungs, or even make a fake internal organ to enter this body. Therefore, this attachment to the body is really misleading, but it is a means for us to rely on and practice.

Even accepting that mind is true is also wrong. Because it is impermanent, constantly changing; sometimes thinking good, sometimes thinking evil, sometimes thinking good, but also sometimes thinking bad, until thinking right, thinking wrong...

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“Does the mind think suddenly, if it is me, then it must not think without me. No one can accept without thinking that I am not, when without thinking I still exist. Sometimes when thinking about wandering, looking back to find out where it comes from, suddenly they disappear. Looking back, it is lost, ie it is not real, what is not real is us, then we are illusory. Honestly, our mind is not many things, it is not sometimes it is not, it is not an illusion, it needs to be thoroughly investigated.” Accepting mind wandering thoughts is our mind is not reasonable.

Therefore, "The body is not really me but clings to being me, the wandering mind is not me but clings to being me, grasping what is not real is not me, then what is real and what is right is obscured. The truth we are obscured is "forgetting ourselves", smashing the obscuration, the truth we show is the successful practice of meditation." Immediately return to your own mind.