Hsin Shin Ming: “62. The wise of all times and places have personally entered this truth.”

Hsin Shin Ming: “62. The wise of all times and places have personally entered this truth.”

The wise means the enlightened, and this truth means Emptiness. ‘Entered this truth’ means to realise this truth. The term ‘entered’ was employed in order to emphasise that we should become one with the truth instead of taking it as knowledge. This scripture means that those who have realised Emptiness are referred to as the wise. This truth is called the Buddha in Buddhism and God in Christianity. People who have realised this truth are said to enjoy Nirvana in Buddhism, or the Kingdom of Heaven in Christianity.

Then, how can we enter this truth? Ancient masters would say, “You become as far as ten thousand miles away from the truth if you move even a single step.” When Jesus’s disciples said to him, “When will the Kingdom come?”, Jesus said, “It will not come by waiting for it. It will not be a matter of saying ‘here it is’ or ‘there it is’. Rather, the Kingdom of the father is spread out upon the earth, and men do not see it.”

Student: “How can I enter the truth?”
Master: “Come in now.”
Student: “I can’t. How?”
Master: “Pass through the gate.”
Student: “Where is the gate?”
Master: “Just come in.”

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