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Master Sheng Yen Shares His Thoughts About Buddhism

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An influential master shares his thoughts about Buddhism

Thinking about intellectual matters can help us analyze issues, but it does not allow us to attain direct realization and thus cannot give rise to wisdom. Doing scholarship and engaging in diligent Chan practice should be understood as two separate things. To do scholarship is to investigate questions in books by researching and intellectual thinking. To use (meditation) is not to use the mind, but to shatter all wandering thoughts so that we can experience enlightenment. If it is just for oneself, doing scholarship is not important. To spread and explain method of Chan practice to people, scholarship is still necessary.
~Master Sheng Yen


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