UNDERSTANDING GUAN YIN CITTA DHARMA DOOR
The teachings of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door is expounded by one of the three sages of Western Paradise – Guan Yin Bodhisattva. ‘Citta’ (spirit) is analogous to a lock; while ‘Dharma Door’ (method) is the key to the lock. It is with this key that one ‘opens up’ their heart, hence, the name ‘Citta Dharma Door’. It is a method, ‘the effective cure’ bestowed upon us through Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s compassion to help sentient beings in this Age of Dharma Decline.
People today have countless worries and their sufferings are extreme. They are also very much run down spiritually. It is with this notion that Guan Yin Bodhisattva has bestowed upon us a dharma method which assures us that no prayers will go unanswered. The dharma propagated by Guan Yin Citta is Dharma of the human world where it provides guidance on how to resolve the many difficulties in one’s life. Through the Three Golden Buddhist Practices of performing recitation of Buddhist scriptures, making great vows and performing life liberation, it makes the eradication of karmic obstacles, repayment of karmic debts and elimination of one’s worries and illnesses possible. Through studying ‘Buddhism in Plain Terms’, it leads them onto the path of cultivation of mind and conduct, alleviating their state of mind and ultimately helping them to break away from the Six Realms of Rebirth, returning to Western Paradise and the Four Sagely Realms.
Though our spiritual states are imperceptible, it can be reflected through a state of kindness, purity, compassion, love and care. A beautiful and healthy spiritual state guides us in our daily lives, our work and studies. As such, may we emulate the compassion of Guan Yin Bodhisattva to love each and every person around us; live our lives to the fullest where we are able to see through the reality of things, be free from worries and sickness, resolve our grievances, extricate ourselves from sufferings and eliminate our karmic obstacles. May we then eventually make our way to the Western Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss and together, ascend to the Four Sagely Realms – this is the essence of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door.
Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, as propagated by Master Jun Hong Lu, promotes the excellent traditional Chinese culture. This righteous dharma method expounded focuses on influencing our heart to be inclined towards our virtuous side, sacrificing ourselves for the sake of a higher cause, achieve peace and stability in our countries as well as harmony and happiness in our family. This intent fully substantiates its spirit: ‘love thy country and thy people’ and the spirit of Mahayana Buddhism. Guan Yin Citta, as expounded by Guan Yin Bodhisattva in the human realm, is the crystallisation of wisdom, and the future of Buddhism.
— Extracted from: “Using Ingenious Methods to Help Sentient Beings and Establish Kind Affinities with All – A Collection of Best Discourses by Master Jun Hong Lu” (Section 4, Topic 3, Understanding Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door)
WHICH BUDDHISM THEORIES ARE GUAN YIN CITTA BASED ON?
The teachings of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door is expounded by one of the three sages of Western Paradise – Guan Yin Bodhisattva. It is based on and takes refuge in the teachings of the three sages of Western Paradise. It shares the same origin with the teachings of Zen Buddhism and Pure Land Buddhism with the objective of instilling loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity.
The Zen tradition forms the basis of Guan Yin Citta’s approach in resolving worldly problems, which aims to cultivate a life of wisdom. However, its concept of cultivation on withdrawing from all worldly affairs is based on Pure Land teachings.
— Extracted from: “Using Ingenious Methods to Help Sentient Beings and Establish Kind Affinities with All – A Collection of Best Discourses by Master Jun Hong Lu” (Section 4, Topic 6, ‘Which Buddhism Theories Are Guan Yin Citta Based On?’)