XI. What Is Church?
Student: In the Sutra it says that,
Building a church and carving holy images,
Burning incense, scattering flowers,
Burning everlasting candles, or
Having a ceremony six times a day;
By the virtue and merit of practice, anyone will attain the Buddha-Tao.
Now you are telling me one truth of mind-watching embraces all activities!
It must be a joke!
Bodhidharma: Indigent-beings have dull minds, lack wisdom and do not know the deep and sublime truth.
That is the reason uncountable expedient methods help all indigent-beings and expose the formless-doing through the form-if-doing.
Without cultivating the inside of your mind, just looking for fortune outside of your mind is not the right thing to do.
Building a church(immaculate zone in Sanskrit) means getting rid of the three poisonous minds and always having clean sense roots. By this, body and mind are humble and immaculate on either side; this is, the building of a church.
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