169. Where Is Your Mind While Chanting the Orisons?
1 You have prayed in the luminorium. Even though your blue robe is clean and neat, you have washed your hands and rinsed your mouth before entering the luminorium, you did not cleanse your mind; therefore, your mind is not clean.
2 In order to surrender your mind, you need to temper it until there is nothing left in it. When there is no trace of improper thoughts of fame, wealth, and sex in you, you can stand in the luminorium and be aboveboard.
3 Many strivers’ minds are not clean while chanting the Grand Orison, as they are unable to free their minds from thoughts. Even though they are chanting, they cannot let their mind go. This is why I initiated the “Mount Hua Style” of Grand Orison Chanting.
4 “Mount Hua Style” chanting teaches a uniform set of moves, which must be performed in unison by all attendees according to the sound of the wooden fish [a Buddhist percussion instrument]. If you are thinking of something else, you make a mistake right away. When others are kneeling down or kowtowing and you are not, it shows clearly that you are distracted, absentminded or thinking of something else.
5 “Mount Hua Style” is to test you while chanting the Grand Orison. The main thing is your mind. Where is your mind? Are your moves the same as other strivers?
The Anthro-Celestial Research College, the Anthro-Celestial Cultivation College, June 2, 1993