Mar 2, 2019

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Letter to Disciples No. 215: Fake Devotion (Ngụy kính)

Letter to Disciples No. 215: Fake Devotion (Ngụy kính) Fake Devotion Dear disciples, Recently, many of you have read and praised C. H. Laskminarayan, a reader from India, for his devotion to the Guru; yet, it is still on the earlier stage since he has never been challenged by the wind of praise and blame. By this opportunity, I would like to clarify to you about a complicated stage of mind, “fake devotion.” “Fake” are lies, regardless of the expressions, whether a disrespectful behavior or sophisticated manner. Among the Buddhist texts, fake scriptures are publications created by selfish motivations, including the infamous and shameless “Yulanpen Sutra” and “Great Skillful Means Sutra on Filial Repayment.” “Fake” are lies, regardless of the expressions, whether a disrespectful behavior or sophisticated manner. In the relationship between the Guru and the disciples, there is the term “Guru-devotion,” of which antonym is “disrespect.” However, when one’s outer expressions clearly show the devotion, yet his/her inner



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