Certificate of Achievement
has completed the following course:
This online course aimed to inquire into an important subject: How can we resolve afflictions? The course interpreted how we can ‘shatter the adamantine ego’, by listening, reflecting on, cultivating and authenticating. It also explained why The Diamond Sutra says “prajñā-pāramitā”, which is the attainment of great wisdom, is as hard and as sharp as vájra, and is capable of cutting through our adamantine egos.
6 weeks, 3 hours per week
Dr Cheung Siu Nang Bruce
Head of College of Life Sciences and Technology
HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education
- Explore the concept of ‘emptiness’ in The Diamond Sutra
- Apply the right thought to practice, so as to understand the Buddha-nature behind the transient aspects of matters
- Apply the right thought to experience ‘emptiness’ and subdue every affliction in daily life
Week 1: What do you know about The Diamond Sutra? Why does the Zen school use this sutra as the reference point for authenticating the mind’s attainment?
Week 2: To attain Buddhahood in ‘day-to-day’ experiences
Week 3: The two categories that classify the myriad things in the world and their examples
Week 4: Four stages of Buddhahood and Adornment of the Pure Land (construct a bright society by our own)
Week 5: From a person who ‘receives and holds four-lined verses’, to a buddha who ‘expounds the four-lined verses for to others’
Week 6: The Unconditioned Phenomena is “The Vájra-cchedikā Prajñā-pāramitā”
Issued on 9th February 2022
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