Secret Words, Secret Sutra, Secret Dharma

It was a special opportunity, when we were receiving the precious instructions of the teaching. Honorable Holy Master Ziguang Shang Shi expounded one sentence from the classic “Diamond Sutra” and bestowed unto me, an insightful epiphany.

It requires the opportune chance and fortuitous timing for receiving the secret Dharma. This type of chance is often difficult to beseech and receive, and also difficult to even be explained. Perhaps it takes the accumulation from several lifetimes to obtain it. Those who are without merit are unable to attain it.

“Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra” (Diamond Sutra), the “unsurpassed sutra in the world” as claimed by Holy Master Ziguang Shang Shi, possesses immeasurable secret treasures of the three thousand worlds. Through Holy Master’s instruction, one of the priceless glowing pearls was unveiled and instantly emitted glittering light. I felt a wonderful information channel that gradually opened up; many previously puzzling questions became unlocked.

Buddha’s speech from the Holy Master is embedded with a transcendent beauty of simplicity and extraordinary power. Along the path of cultivating the Buddhist Dharma, if one does not take refuge in converting to an authentic Vajra Guru, listen to his Dharma, and practice the Dharma through contemplation and cultivation, one cannot understand the secret nature of the language, and the secret meaning of the sutra. People will easily become confused by the extrinsic nature of the language, and will not be able to penetrate the exterior to reach within. Deviant views and arrogance could arise in their heart, thus leading them towards the wrong direction.

In my past lives, I had been reborn many times in samsara, either going astray in the secular world, or meditating in a temple. My heart had been drifting without finding a place where it belonged to. The craving and calling for the true light were buried deep down in the soul. It was something that could not be expressed throughout the entire life, which finally returned to silence. After one life, two lives, three lives and more, I still was not able to find a true master, or meet the noble Buddha. How sad is that?

Along the spiritual cultivation path in this life, I have been touched most deeply by the gratitude for Holy Master Ziguang Shang Shi’s descent to this world. From the praise of the wonderful sutra scripts and esoteric Dharmas, I truly feel fortunate to be able to continue the affinity with the Buddha, convert to Holy Master Ziguang Shang Shi, receive his Holy Nectar of Dharma, and practice the Supreme Esoteric Dharma.

Life is like riding a train without a destination while carrying out an adventurous journey for treasure hunting. At each stop, we have to change to a different appearance and form, forget everything and everyone in the previous stops, abandon all our belongings, and start a completely brand new life. In this stop, I have been travelling all the way, arduously and long, but accidentally obtaining a secret jewel on the way. The serendipity has brought me overwhelming joy.

By Elise