There are many points that might touch your heart or stimulate your mind from a teaching by Shifu. The purpose of these key point suggestions is for non-mandarin speakers to have some potential focuspoints, or for those that do not feel a clear connection point. It is important that if some other point from the talk touches your heart, focus there for this week.
These are key point for our practice time, like sitting Chan, group classes, training etc., and application to daily life points. These are not absolute though and may likely overlap.
Points for practice consideration:
As we listen to Shifu teaching and resonate with the teaching, at the same time, we use our pure heart to resonate with our true nature, and access the pure energy from within. This can allow us to feel that powerful energy in Chan Ding.
Strive to surpass form on meditation practice. Five senses receive external information, and they will disturb our human heart and focus.
Meditation: Three chakra alignment: root->heart->chan
Once 3 chakras alignment is established, we can use our Dharma eye chakra to observe and emit light on other Chakras we would like to purify.
Points for application to daily life:
Donating money, printing Sutra, and supporting monks, etc. (like Emperor Wudi in the Southern Liang Dynasty) won’t gain merit, unless we do spiritual practice ourselves.