Master Hua Emphasized one set of teachings above all others – The Six Guidelines. These guidelines, based on Precepts, guide one towards cultivating the Mind Ground. By watching one’s mind as a gardener tends to crops, one can begin to practice skilful discrimination of certain virtues and attitudes that encourage stillness of mind. In this episode, we learn Master Hua’s views on intoxicants in the context of his Guideline of “No Pursuit of Self Benefit.”
This concludes our exploration of the Six Guidelines with Rev. Heng Sure. The Sixth Guideline was a repetition of Guideline 4 – No Lying. The repetition was deliberate; it was added by Master Hua to emphasize its importance.