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《星雲禪話》〈佛今在何處〉?
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《星雲禪話》〈佛今在何處〉

~釋迦牟尼佛正在常寂光土,而常寂光土又在哪兒呢?
文/星雲大師

唐順宗有一次問佛光如滿禪師道︰
「佛從何方來?滅向何方去?既言常住世,佛今在何處?」
如滿禪師答道︰
「佛從無為來,滅向無為去,法身等虛空,常住無心處;有念歸無念,有住歸無住,
來為眾生來,去為眾生去;清淨真如海,湛然體常住,智者善思惟,更勿生疑慮!」
順宗皇帝不以為然再問︰
「佛向王宮生,滅向雙林滅,住世四十九,又言無法說;山河與大海,天地及日月,時至皆歸盡,誰言不生滅?疑情猶若斯,智者善分別·」
如滿禪師進一步解釋道︰
「佛體本無為,迷情妄分別,法身等虛空,未曾有生滅;有緣佛出世,無緣佛入滅,處處化眾生,猶如水中月;非常亦非斷,非生亦非滅,生亦未曾生,滅亦未曾滅,了見無心處,自然無法說。」
順宗皇帝聽後非常欣悅,對禪師益加尊重。

有人常常問道︰阿彌陀佛在西方淨土,藥師佛在東方世界,那麼釋迦 牟尼佛現在又在哪兒呢?其實釋迦牟尼佛正在常寂光土,而常寂光土又在哪兒呢?


《星雲禪話》〈佛今在何處〉~釋迦牟尼佛正在常寂光土,而常寂光土又在哪兒呢?
文/星雲大師

唐順宗有一次問佛光如滿禪師道︰
「佛從何方來?滅向何方去?既言常住世,佛今在何處?」
如滿禪師答道︰
「佛從無為來,滅向無為去,法身等虛空,常住無心處;有念歸無念,有住歸無住,
來為眾生來,去為眾生去;清淨真如海,湛然體常住,智者善思惟,更勿生疑慮!」
順宗皇帝不以為然再問︰
「佛向王宮生,滅向雙林滅,住世四十九,又言無法說;山河與大海,天地及日月,時至皆歸盡,誰言不生滅?疑情猶若斯,智者善分別·」
如滿禪師進一步解釋道︰
「佛體本無為,迷情妄分別,法身等虛空,未曾有生滅;有緣佛出世,無緣佛入滅,處處化眾生,猶如水中月;非常亦非斷,非生亦非滅,生亦未曾生,滅亦未曾滅,了見無心處,自然無法說。」
順宗皇帝聽後非常欣悅,對禪師益加尊重。

有人常常問道︰

阿彌陀佛在西方淨土,藥師佛在東方世界,那麼釋迦 牟尼佛現在又在哪兒呢?

其實釋迦牟尼佛正在常寂光土,而常寂光土又在哪兒呢?

這種問題,經禪者答來,就非常活潑,

因為有心,看到的是生滅的世界,那是佛的應身;

無心,看到的是不生不滅的世界,那才是佛的法身。

無心就是禪心,唯有用禪心,才知道佛陀真正在那裏·


「有緣佛出世,無緣佛入滅」,滅不是生滅的滅,滅是涅槃境界,

在常寂光土則滅除一切煩惱、差別、對待,是絕對解脫快樂的寂滅世界。

WHERE IS THE BUDDHA NOW?

Once Emperor Shun-tzung asked Ch’an Master Ju-man, " From where did the Buddha come? Where did he go? If we say the Buddha dwells in this world eternally, then where is the Buddha now? "
Master Ju-man answered, "The Buddha came from the eternal and returned to the eternal. His true nature is one with empty space. He dwells in a place where there is no mind. The mindful merges with the mindless. The dwelling merges with the non dwelling. He came and went away for the sake of all beings. The pure sea of true nature nature is his profound body that abides eternally. The wise should contemplate this carefully and not permit any doubts to arise!"

Emperor Shun-tzung was not convinced and said, "The Buddha was born in a palace and passed away between two sala tree. (teak wood) He taught for forty nine years did not expound a word of Dharma. The mountains the rivers and oceans the sun and moon heaven and Earth all will cease to exist when the time comes. Who said there is no birth and no death.The wise should be able to grasp a clear understanding of this."

Then Master Ju-man explained, "The essence of the Buddha is non being and only the deluded will make distinctions. His true nature is one with empty space and will neither experience birth nor death. When the right conditions are present the Buddha will be born. When the right conditions cease to exist the Buddha will pass away. He teaches beings everywhere just as the moon reflects on all water. He is neither permanent nor is he impermanent; he had neither an origin nor an extinction;he was neither born nor did he ever die. When one sees the place of no mind then there is no Dharma to speak of.Pleased with the response, Emperor Shun-tzung became more respectful toward the Master.

People often say Amitabha Buddha is in the Western Pure Land. The Medicine Buddha is in the Eastern Pure Land. Where is Sakyamuni Buddha? Sakyamuni Buddha is in the Land of Perpetual Peace and Glory.
When a Ch’an practitioner is asked to explain these kinds of questions the ensuing discussion can be very vivacious. Because we perceive with our minds we see the world of birth and death. This is the realm of the Buddha’s manifestation as a physical being. If we perceive with no mind then we will see the world of no birth and no death. This is the true nature. No mind is the Ch'an mind. Only through the use of our Ch’an minds will we be able to discern the true whereabouts of the Buddha. 

When the right conditions are present, the Buddha will be born. When the right conditions cease to exist, the Buddha will pass away. This passing away is not death but rather the state of nirvana. In the Land of Perpetual Peace and Glory, there are no distinctions no suffering and no relativity.It is in the world of bliss that one will find true bliss.

――摘錄自《星雲禪話》中英對照第1集

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「佛體本無為,迷情妄分別,法身等虛空,未曾有生滅;有緣佛出世,無緣佛入滅,處處化眾生,猶如水中月;非常亦非斷,非生亦非滅,生亦未曾生,滅亦未曾滅,了見無心處,自然無法說。」
順宗皇帝聽後非常欣悅,對禪師益加尊重。

因為有心,看到的是生滅的世界,那是佛的應身;

無心,看到的是不生不滅的世界,那才是佛的法身。

無心就是禪心,唯有用禪心,才知道佛陀真正在那裏·


「有緣佛出世,無緣佛入滅」,滅不是生滅的滅,滅是涅槃境界,

在常寂光土則滅除一切煩惱、差別、對待,是絕對解脫快樂的寂滅世界。