「观音普渡」印之缘起  王浩

敬行师兄欲供养林上师一枚度母题材的法印,拟为「度母悲泪」。

林上师开示,「悲泪」乃度母之渊源,但仅此意涵,过于被动,因此宜刻「观音普渡」。 「观音普渡」有两个含义:其一,观音菩萨给予众生普遍的救渡;另一含义是,当一个人领会了声音的本性为空性时,那么经由此等了悟全体将获得解脱。

对于此印的构图,林上师开示说,因为「念度母恩」是刻成阳文的,这枚新印可以刻成阴文。并且阴文亦符合「观音本空」的意涵。师还指出,在方形印石上雕刻成圆形印将很妙。圆形表示法界,而方印便于使用。而且这个圆周应当被刻成断断续续的来表示法界是无限的。

为此,我挑选到一枚双龙戏珠钮、寿山善伯冻石方形印章来制印。法印完成后,敬行师兄特请林上师赐偈,诗意隽永,感恩之至!确如诗中所说,「普」字上半如二人携手之姿,由衷赞叹林师佛眼妙观。若问这是有意而为还是无心所成,只好答以「山色有无中」了。

谨遵师谕为之记。


                     二〇〇九年七月廿九日于北京



观音普渡印

观音普渡印


下面是弟子保存的上师的电邮开示。谨此将英文开示也供众。

Yutang Lin写道:

悲泪 is the source of Taras, but by itself sounds too passive.
观音普渡 will have two meanings: one is Bodhisattva Guan Yin giving universal salvation to all beings; and the other is that when one comprehends the nature of sounds as being of Blank Essence, then all will attain liberation through such comprehension.

Since Nian Du Mu En was carved in Yang Wen 阳文, this new seal may be carved in Yin Wen 阴文. And Yin Wen also corresponds to the meaning of 观音本空。

I think it would be nice to carve a round circumference on a square seal. Round circumference to signify the Dharmadhatu, and square seal will be easier to use. Also the circumference should be broken here and there to signify that it is boundless.


May all beings attain Enlightenment soon!

Yutang


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