The four forms of liberation through solving are:
❖ The divine form,
❖ The human form,
❖ The living beings’ form, and
❖ The unreal holding’s form.
The divine form is the form of holding in fixed thought, initiating expectations, filtering good and bad, avoiding honesty and cruelty, disregarding the unselected one, and accumulating the selected one by training and absorbing. Therefore, such practice becomes training and gets lost in the fairy Tao.
The second form is the form of humans, which often consists of retention, intransigence, and personal conservation, so people frequently think, “My way of practice and action is authentic.” It is also human nature to be indecisive about love and hate. In practicing, humans keep following fixed intentions, so even if the practitioner still faithfully believes in Buddha, his or her way of practicing goes in the wrong direction, and he or she is lost in the fairy Tao.
The third form is the form of living beings. This form is indecisive and changeable. When one enjoys, one will actively practice a lot. But when one is sad and disgusted, one will neglect one’s practice. One often raises one’s pride and admits oneself wiser and more malicious than everyone else. But the same person will put himself or herself down by blaming his or her own root karma being bad fate and incapable of practice. Consequently, he or she becomes disgusted and lives in misery. On the karmas of this living being’s form, the Buddha preached the No Increase, No Decrease Sutra, which aims to guide followers in this form to return to the state of neither decreasing nor increasing. Why? This is because if one decreases, one will fall into Hell, whereas if one increases, one will be lost in the Fairy Tao.
The fourth form is the unreal holding’s form, which is the form of holding the ego. The practitioner of this form thinks, “My action is right, and my logical thinking or reasoning is always correct; my way or my fixed form must be like that.” This is why Buddha taught that one should leave one’s ego and practice until one achieves the authentic ego completely: that is, practitioners should leave their small egos of unreal thoughts and practice until they reach the entire eight great egos of Nirvana.
The Buddhist Sutra is very explicit and its teaching is not lacking, but very few can understand it fully. Understanding it requires undergoing each stage of practice and performance, which is full of virtuous deeds that come to constitute effortful deeds. Through effortful deeds and virtuous deeds, one brightly affirms one’s way of practice without disorientation.
The bright affirming of Tathagata meditation requires an authentic way, which is basic, right, and accurate advice. That means that one cannot practice in just any way, or that what one says is right.
This Tathagata Meditation sutra is a meditation book for readers of the present time, which is the Inferior-Life Destructive-Dharma Period. Even now, when dharma is destructive, if the faithful follower practices in accordance with the sutra’s morals, he or she will naturally enjoy his or her longevity in the Authentic Dharma Period.
Each word in this sutra is written from the blood vessel, which contains uncountable survivals as well as the life-force of Buddhism. While humanity has lost the precious dharma, my heart does not hope for anything better than the faithful minds of practitioners. The practitioner must truly practice and act in the true nature and in his or her conduct and vow to help living beings, which requires the practitioner to overcome the precept’s dharmas and aim to be acutely aware of dharmas. The practitioner has to practice without retention or intransigence until he or she acquires the parallelism between virtue and intelligence, and achieves the Tao conduct and the unique Buddhist intelligence. This is the real offering for the Throne of the Triple Gem.
Incarnation of ĐỨC TĂNG CHỦ TỊNH VƯƠNG NHẤT TÔN
who is THE SUPREME MAITREYA BUDDHA.
TATHAGATA NEITHER TEACHES NOR EXPOUNDS.
THE FAITHFUL BELIEVER IS SUDDENLY ENLIGHTENED TO AWARENESS OF THE PROCEEDING SCENE.
_____________ THE SANGHA CHIEF SUPREME PURE KING.