Chan on Karmic Relation to Numbers & Achievements (meditation)

To be far-reaching is the fruit, insisting on the Chan doctrine of the cause, from the ordinary practice to enlightenment, one must experience three great triumphs. “

“A Sengyou” is one of the ten large numbers. The ten large numbers are A Sengyou, infinite, boundless, infinite, uncountable, unspeakable, unthinkable, unmeasured, unspeakable, unspeakable Say. A Sengyou means a great number.

China is based on tens of thousands of billions, trillions of trillions, using this trillion as a unit, how many trillions? One thousand eight million words below, that ten million gigabit absolute asaṃkhyeya, that is to say asaṃkhyeya is a 1 followed by 56 zeros, or 1 multiplied by 10 to the power of 56.

When a person decides to do something, the success or failure of the event depends on whether the person can persevere. And people’s thoughts fluctuate like waves. For example, a person sees the pain of the death of a loved one, realizes the impermanence of life and death, and is determined to practice immediately and end life and death as soon as possible; but the next day after drinking and eating with a group of friends and singing karaoke, he feels very happy and has no intention of Taoism. After that, life naturally returned to its original point.

It is always difficult for people to get rid of the influence of karma. Many young entrepreneurs have high ambitions at first, conceiving everything beautifully, but the reality is not as good as imagined after all. Slowly, I felt tired and exhausted from the struggle, and when I recalled the original life, I felt that it was pretty good again, and then retreated and returned to the original point. All the previous hard work was in vain. Practicing and running a business are both a long-term process.

Therefore, if you want to succeed, you must move forward and not give up halfway. When you have identified the goal and direction, the next thing to do is just two words: Persevere. My job used to be responsible for training, lecturing, making far distant business bridges and supporting couples on the way to parenthood through reproductive medicine. The society provided a platform for us to build. From the original wasteland to the current scale, there is only one reason for the smooth progress of things, and that is persistence.

We as orientalists have always insisted on starting meditation with students. When we were students, there were only 12 people in our group. However, regardless of the number of students, we have been working hard.

I remember in the monastery of Ninghai, the environment in the early days of the temple was very difficult and harsh. Even the tiles on the ground were cleaned for a month, but students still insisted on reciting the Chan scriptures and giving lectures every night. At the beginning, there were only 3 people, then it became 5, and then there were 10 people. In the end, there were more than 300 people.

I am very relieved to see these changes. Because of the word “persistence”, I have gained a lot. I have already a few years passed since visiting that monastery now, but I know that my persistence gave it a lot of valuable spirit. Now, its position in the local area is still very important, and its contribution to culture and society is obvious to all.

Doing anything, including fulfilling a dream, involves experiencing frustration and life challenges, and only those who have experienced it will understand the taste.

Therefore, when you see other people’s dazzling achievements, you might as well think more about the efforts others have made behind their backs and look at the valuable persistence in the spirit of others.

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