Author: Nanren Shi
Chairman of The International Hua-Yan Buddhist Federation
The Perfect Wisdom of Buddha inspired and helped me during my years as a Buddhist. From a child with native happiness and ignorance, I became a man who can enjoy the inner peace of myself. I learned to take care daily responsibility with The Perfect Wisdom. I tried to dilute human's desire little by little with spiritual elements. I learned to adopt my understanding of The Perfect Wisdom to my practice of listening, contemplation and meditation. Once we can see all phenomena equally, we will achieve inner peace. This kind mind state would correspond the mind world of The Perfect Wisdom.
The Buddhas dwell in non-abiding nirvana with the perfect wisdom. We are all future Buddhas. Through practice buddha's teaching, eventually we will realize our own nature of mind, which is the same as Buddha's nature mind. Out of compassion, Buddha utilized countless methods to teach The Perfect Wisdom. Even the method is different, but the final purpose is the same. It is said: " For the same practice path, we can come from different directions." Understanding is one thing, put it into practice is another thing. Only through putting Buddha's teaching in action, we would get real benefits. We would make it possible to be a man with the confidence of The Perfect Wisdom. We will not be fear no matter where we are. This is what I am looking for. It is the perfect combination of wisdom and compassion.