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We can read in the Platform Sutra of the Sixth and Last Patriarch this those who wish to train themselves may do so at home. It is quite unnecessary for them to stay in monasteries. Why would HuiNeng say that? He says if only we put his word to practice we can attain the Essence of Mind directly without the need of formalities or institutions. What is your opinion on home practice?

The Sixth Patriarch said that lay life, lay practice is possible after enlightenment. Otherwise all people living in this world, in society could be said to be doing training. Then all people in society were enlightened.

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