作者單位：國立屏東教育大學中國語文學系教授=Professor, Department of Chinese Language and Literature, National Pingtung University of Education
聖嚴法師=Master Sheng yen; 淨念相繼=continuous pure mindfulness to obtain samadhi; 入流亡所=entered the flow through hearing and forgot objective states; 念佛圓通=the perfect penetration through mindfulness of the Buddha; 耳根圓通=the perfect penetration of the ear by directing the hearing inward to listen to his own nature
Master Sheng Yen was the in mastry of Avalokitecvara’s teaching (Guanyin’s teaching觀音法門). He thought that the perfect penetration of the ear by directing the hearing inward to listen to his own nature in Avalokitecvara was the most special among the 25 kinds of perfect penetration in The Śūraṃgama-sūtra (Shou lengyan jing 首楞嚴經). Other than that, Master ShengYen also paid special regard to the perfect penetration through mindfulness of the Buddha by Great Strength Attained Bodhisattva. He used continuous pure mindfulness to obtain samadhi as the example to illustrate the wholehearted Buddhist Recitation as the foundation, which is saying that if our Mind accords with the Mind of Buddha Amitabha for one moment, we are born in the Pure Land for one moment; if we reach accord moment after moment, we are born in the Pure Land moment after moment (一念相應一念佛，念念相應念念佛); so that we can reach the Pure Land on Earth. This paper aims to review the concepts of “continuous pure mindfulness to obtain samadhi” (淨念相繼) and “entered the flow through hearing and forgot objective states” (入流亡所) to examine his scholastic development and the orientation of thoughts. Master Sheng Yen’s teaching on “Building a Pure Land on Earth” is both subtle and profound in terms of Buddhist doctrine. His proposal about building the Pure Land on Earth has close relationship with the two concepts mentioned above. With the analysis, we can investigate Master Sheng Yen’s thoughts from various perspectives.