Why do people study the Buddhadharma?
Their initial motivation is none other than to leave suffering
and attain bliss, and to end birth and death. How unfortunate
that though they may want to get out of confusion, some people
get immersed right in confusion!
Becoming Buddhists, their original intent
is to get out of the cycle of birth and death, but if they are
not careful, they can easily fall into a trap. If one doesn't
use the Dharma-selecting Eye with care, one will be deluded by
deviant knowledge and views, and end up doing things which are
too horrible to mention.
For example, one starts out wanting to
leave suffering and attain bliss, but loses one's footing on the
way and ends up boring right into the hells. There's something
even worse－the dharma of "paired cultivation" taught in the
Secret School, in which they recite certain mantras and men and
women cultivate the "Dhyana of Delight" together. They say,
"Nothing can beat this! Not only can we relieve our desire, we
can also become Buddhas in this very life!" How could attaining
Buddhahood be that easy? They don't cut off desire, and yet they
want to become Buddhas－that's absolutely impossible. There's no
such thing in the world.
Most modern people are greedy for lucky
breaks and short cuts, so whenever they hear about some occult
dharma, they are deluded and trapped in the net of demons, and
right up to their death, they are still practicing the Secret
School－secret, secret, secret, all the way to the hells!