"A word is worth a thousand words! Many golden phrases in Buddhist scriptures carry a heavy philosophical mark!", many philosophers have a lot of religious classics on their bookshelves. In fact There are indeed many life philosophies contained in many religious gold offerings.
In independent media, there are many Buddhist social media accounts, and there are even some big fans with millions of fans. Some of golden offerings shared by these social media accounts are really very soul-stirring, and understanding into human nature is very strong big.
In a sense, many outstanding monks who have achieved Tao can indeed be called "spiritual guides" of people, especially in ancient times, those outstanding monks who were truly compassionate and kind could indeed bring a dose of spiritual medicine. people, it can also bring a lot of positive energy to society.
In our time, there was a monk who was proclaimed by later generations as first prominent monk in modern China. Rumor has it that Empress Dowager Cixi considered him an honored guest. He once predicted to a big man who held military and political power in Republic of China ultimate fate, he lived to be 120 years old, and before he died, he left a word that seems to be most common word in Buddhism, but no one understood it that far.The boy who wants to become a monk
His Dharma name is Xu Yun. As for his real name, it was gradually forgotten by world, there are even many opinions about his real name, but most unanimous is that his name is Xiao Guyan.
According to ancients, birth of all these legendary figures must have been accompanied by visions, such as "seven-colored auspicious clouds". There are rumors that Master Xuyun's backstory has some kind of mythical "son of chosen one" color.
His mother is said to have been married for many years but never pregnant. After she made a wish at Guanyin Temple, she had a strange dream at night and became pregnant shortly after he was born. She died.
It is rumored that as a child, Master Xuyun was a real academic master. It can be said that he was able to become an outstanding monk and passed first level of reading.
Just imagine, if you want to understand Buddhist scriptures, if you want to understand these obscure "Buddhist classical Chinese languages", if you haven't read much, if you don't have ability to understand, how can you through it? Hence, under normal circumstances, really prominent monks in history are mostly "intellectuals".
Master Xuyong gradually found his hobby during his studies - he became a monk in order to enlighten Buddhism. Master Xuyun should be considered a genius in Buddhism, such a genius , his "thinking nerves" are really "different" from ordinary people.
While others see marriage, children, and careers as their life goal, he has long considered "becoming a monk." The practice of Buddhism and Taoism is similar to practice of martial arts by ancients, which emphasizes decades of hard practice and insight.
One of important reasons why Master Xuyun has stature of an eminent monk who later attained Taoism is because he began to delve into Buddhism when he was a child.
However, knowing that his son's dream was to become a monk, Master Xiuyun's father was so angry that he almost beat this "ignoble son" to death and married him to a beautiful wife.
Perhaps, his father thought, with such a beautiful wife, it's impossible not to be indifferent to you. However, for a magician, Buddhism and Taoism have occupied his whole life, and there is no "marry a wife" in his heart. The position of having a child, Buddhism and Taoism is "dream" of Master Xuyun's life.Buddhist practice
In order to devote himself to practice of Buddhism and Taoism, he shed tears and cut off contact with ordinary things. At age of 17, he left love of his parents and began to practice. He first became a monk at Yongquan Temple in Gushan, Fujian Province.
At temple, he is a hard-working top student. Every day at two o'clock and one queue, in addition to eating and sleeping, he seriously studies Buddhism. Not only did he read all "Buddhist books in library" at temple.
And whenever he encountered any doubts, he would actively ask "Master". Through discussions with Master, his "study results" of Buddhism and Taoism got higher and higher.
During Qing Dynasty, hardships of ordinary people's lives could be described as difficult. Most of monks in temple decide to become monks in order to have enough food, because they won't starve to death in temple.
It can be said that there are very few people with such a devout Buddhist heart as Master Xuyun. Perhaps that is why Master Xuyun can become an outstanding monk! After all, people accept Buddhism and Taoism as their lifelong "faith", and most monks see monasticism as a way of survival.
After more than ten years of study in Fujian, Master Xuyun felt he had reached a bottleneck in Buddhism, so he began to practice traveling world for decades.
As they say in martial arts novels, only by integrating into rivers and lakes, only by becoming part of rivers and lakes, can one truly realize real martial arts. In fact, same is true for Buddhism and Taoism.
After decades of living as an ascetic monk, Master Xuyun finally achieved great success in Buddhism and Taoism, "combining theory with practice", and lived to be 120 years old. Regarding his longevity, many people have pointed out that it is not same as his Special Practices are closely related.
From point of view of Buddhism and Taoism, he certainly reached realm of "Heavenly Mirror". Worldly problems are difficult to cause vibrations in his heart. Such spiritual health, purity and unearthlyness is one of main reasons for his longevity.
On other hand, it is also closely related to his light eating habits and sufficient exercise.Philosophy in one word
Before his death, Master Xuyong left last word. This word is word "Ze", which is often found in Buddhist classics. It can be said that this word is almost main religious point of view of Buddhism.
All kinds of commandments in Buddhism come from this word. From a philosophical point of view, scope of this commandment is unlimited. to refrain from everything bad and negative. Perhaps it is precisely because this word is too "broad" that future generations have not been able to understand word "Master Xuyun"!
The reason why Master Xuyun has such a high reputation in minds of future generations is mainly due to three aspects. On one hand, Master Xuyun's level of cultivation in Buddhism is indeed very high.
His accomplishments in religious cause indeed had a profound effect on entire religious field. The second reason is that Master Xuyun used his "knowledge" of Buddhism to help poor people get rid of their spiritual difficulties.
In a sense, he is a great spiritual teacher. The third reason is that Master Xuyun has always used his power and influence to help common people. He not only donated his only property to help common people.
And he used his influence with wealthy bureaucrats to get them to donate. It can be said that in Master Xuyun's Buddhism, he always put ordinary people into his heart, taking care of people's lives and spiritual construction, which is also a very important part of Master Xuyun's Buddhism.
Master Xuyong has become number one outstanding monk in our time. The reason is worthy of deep attention from future generations. His centuries-old understanding of Buddhism and Taoism, his pure and kind heart and his truly selfless help to common people are all answers.
His 120-year longevity may be nourishment brought to him by Buddhism. The reason why it was difficult for later generations to "solve this problem" from word "commandments" that he received from enlightenment for a hundred years, may be precisely because most of them lack his age-old practice and lack of "kindness" as in him.