(Lecture given on the Surangama Sutra by Master Sheng-yen on December 7, 1986.) The Buddha continues speaking to Ananda about the nature of the sense organs. In today's section of the sutra, he speaks about the sense organ of the mind itself. The sutra follows the same format for the mind as it has done for the other senses. The mind, also, has three conditions associated with it. First, the duality of the sleeping and waking states. Second, the sense organ itself. Finally, the void.more