The fourth book in a series by Miao Tsan, Directly Actualize Buddhahood presents the universal path of wisdom and light in the context of religion. Religion is the container of ancient knowledge; it constitutes the understanding of life’s fulfillment. However, as this knowledge was been passed down through generations, its essence and value have been contaminated across a spectrum ranging from prejudiced disbelief to blind faith. Understanding our beliefs is an important step towards enlightenment, because what we believe determines what we will do and create, and the situations we will inevitably encounter. Amid the eternally unfolding process of life, a most important lesson is to discover which kind of belief will lead us to light. To complete this lesson, we must first understand the meaning of life. This is not a meaning we define for ourselves, however. The meaning of life is truth. Venerable Master Miao Tsan attempts to guide each seeker toward a deeper understanding of the source and essential nature of our present situation, so that inner change can occur at the fundamental level, we can overcome our self-imposed limitations and create a better life.
Venerable Master Miao Tsan is the author of Just Use This Mind, The Origin Is Pure, Intrinsic Awakened Nature, and Living Truth: The Path of Light, all originally published in traditional Chinese. The founder and abbot of Vairocana Zen Monastery in Garden Grove, California, he possesses profound insight into the essence of Zen and has dedicated himself to its propagation and practice. He conducts meditation courses in Taiwan, Mexico, and the United States. His goal is to open a universal path of wisdom and light by leading people from every tradition toward an understanding of the Truth that transcends time, race and religion.