Chapter IX – Royal Patronage

An edict dated the 15th day of the 1st Moon of the 1st year of Shin Lung, issued by the Empress Dowager Chek Tin and the Emperor Chung Chung ran as follows:-

“Since we invited Grand Masters Wei On and Shin Shau to stay in the palace to receive our offerings, we have studied the ‘Buddha Vehicle’ under them whenever we could find time after attending to our imperial duties. Out of sheer modesty, these two Masters recommended that we should seek the advice of Dhyana Master Wei Lang of the South, who has esoterically inherited the Dharma and the robe of the Fifth Patriarch as well as the Heart Seal of Lord Buddha. Continue reading “Chapter IX – Royal Patronage”

Chapter IV – Samadhi and Prajna

The Patriarch on another occasion preached to the assembly as follows:-

Learned Audience, in my system Samadhi and Prajna are fundamental. But do not be under the wrong impression that these two are independent of each other, for they are inseparably united and are not two entities.

Samadhi is the quintessence of Prajna,
while
Prajna is the activity of Samadhi.

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