Description: This talk focuses on the sutra, “On Opening the Dharma,” which reads:
The Dharma, incomparably profound and minutely subtle,
Is rarely encountered
Even in hundreds of thousands of millions of ages;
We now can see it, hear it, receive and maintain it;
May we completely realize the true meaning of the Tathagata.
What are we saying when we chant these words? What is “The Dharma”? What is “receiving it? What is “maintaining” it? What is the Buddha’s “true meaning”? What is “Tathagata”? The Buddha “woke up out of the sleep of what he thought he was into the reality of what each of us really is.”