(Lecture given Sunday, January 20, 1985 by Master Sheng-Yen.) In the Surangama Sutra the Buddha continues to question Ananda as to why he chose to follow him. As we have learned in earlier lectures, it was the Buddha's thirty-two excellent characteristics that first attracted Ananda. The Buddha then leads Ananda to discover that it was the working of his eyes and his mind which aroused admiration in him and caused him to follow the Buddha. The Buddha asks Ananda where his mind and his eyes are. more