淡化归空 林钰堂

收境入尊由下上,外层入内摄归空;
心注呼吸智净业,明显虹身渐淡化。

传统的仪轨中,观境之收摄,先将一切周遭化光收入本尊。再将本尊之莲、座、日、月垫,由下而上收入尊身。明空之尊身再由外向内收入心轮之智尊或咒轮。然后再由外向内,由下向上,收入更微细处,直至最后全然归于「无云晴空」之光明。

拙创之证契仪轨内,加入深呼吸「入、住、出」之修习,并益以智悲气净化业浊气之观想,而于圣凡「一气」之修习间,圣凡之区分逐渐淡化,因而明显尊身之观想亦随之淡化,终至全法界之融入「无云晴空」之光明。

传统之收摄,直到最后微细一线之归空,方经由「淡化」。拙创之收摄,则经由心注于气,而使观想自然逐渐整体淡化。日前弟子敬行提问及此,因此思及此点区别,而陈述之,以助修法者之瞭解。


                     二〇〇八年九月十五日
                     养和斋    于加州


Fading into Light Yutang Lin

Surroundings absorbed into Yidam, then from lower into upper
Outer layers merged into inner ones, and eventually into light
Mind concentrated on breathing, wisdom purified karmas
Vivid rainbow-like body gradually faded into sky-blue light.

Comment:

In traditional Sadhanas absorption of visualization into Sunyata starts with all surroundings transform into light and go into the Yidam. Then the lotus, throne, sun and moon discs, from lower to upper, merge into the Yidam. The rainbow-like Yidam body merges, from outer into inner layers, into the wisdom being or mantra wheel inside the heart chakra. And then, from outer into inner and from lower into upper, all converge into ever finer parts, until the eventual complete merging into the brilliance of a "cloudless sunny sky."

In the Unification Sadhanas I composed I had added the practice of deep breathing in three stages: inhaling, holding, and exhaling. In addition, I had incorporated, into the breathing practice, the visualization of wisdom and compassion purifying karmic polluted airs. Thus, through the communion in one breath of Yidam and all sentient beings, the nominal distinction between "holy Yidam" and "sentient being" gradually faded away, and hence the vivid visualization of the Yidam body also faded along and gradually away, and eventually the whole Dharmadhatu merged into the brilliance of a "cloudless sunny sky."

During the traditional absorption processes only the final absorption of a fine and short line into light is through "fading." In the absorption process as I composed, it is through concentration of mind on breathing that the visualization is naturally and gradually faded away as a whole. A few days ago disciple Jing Xing raised questions about absorption in my Unification Sadhanas, and hence this distinction came to my attention. Now I wrote it down to help practitioners comprehend this subtle point.


Written in Chinese and translated on September 15, 2008
El Cerrito, California


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