Bodhi Meditation

– by the Venerable Geumta Dae Hwa Sang(Master Cheonghwa’s teacher)
– translated into English at Sambo Temple in California, USA
MIND is like empty space, without a trace of cloud or a spot of shadow. Perceive the mind-realm like great, vast and infinite empty space. At the same time, recollect the pure Dharma body, Vairocana Buddha.

In this void-like mind-realm, perceive the ocean of essential Dharma nature like an overflowing ocean of infinitely pure clear water with radiant golden light surpassing that of sun and moon. At the same time, recollect the perfect and infinite body, Rocana Buddha.

All beings: internally, the formless beings of thoughts that arise and disappear; and externally, beings without conciousness such as the sun, moon, and stars, the mountains and rivers, and great earth and all of Nature; as well as beings with consciousness such as mankind and animals, crawling creatures and so on. Perceive all these beings as bubbles playing in the radiant golden waves without wind within the ocean of essential Dharma nature. At the same time, recollect the countless incarnation bodies, Sakyamuni Buddha.

Again, perceive collectively that the clear empty MIND realm, the pure ocean of essential Dharma and all beings like bubbles not different from one another these three realms are the oneness. At the same time, recollect the Trikaya (three bodies) – the pure Dharma body (Vairocana Buddha), the perfect and infinite body (Rocana Buddha) and the myriad incarnation bodies (Sakyamuni Buddha) – are the infinite oneness, Amita Buddha.

Contemplate and perceive that the transitory actions of all countless beings, all phenomena arising and disappearing internally and externally, are the innumerable manifestations of the MIND, the appearance of the great actions of Amita Buddha

* 菩提方便門보리방편문 (원문)

心은虛空과等할새片雲隻影이無한廣大無邊한虛空的心界를觀하면서淸淨法身인달하여毘盧遮那佛을念하고此虛空的心界에超日月의金色光明을帶한無垢의淨水가充滿한海象的性海를觀하면서圓滿報身인달하여盧舍那佛을念하고內로念起念滅의無色衆生과外로日月星宿山河大地森羅萬象의無情衆生과人畜乃至蠢動含靈의有情衆生과의一切衆生을性海無風金波自湧인海中 로觀하면서千百億化身인달하여釋迦牟尼佛을念하고다시彼無量無邊의淸空心界와淨滿性海와 相衆生을空性相一如의一合相으로通觀하면서三身一佛인달하여阿彌陀佛을常念하고內外生滅相인無數衆生의無常諸行을心隨萬境轉인달하여彌陀의一大行相으로思惟觀察할지니라