【亲近善知识 Relying on The Excellent Teacher】亲近胜利者 The benefits of relying on the teacher P21

【亲近胜利者】

所以很多以前想修的人,大家觉得很想修,弄了半天,就是好像没有味道,摸也摸不进去,舍嘛,又舍不得,爬嘛,又爬不上。现在这地方都告诉你道理在这里,这么清楚、这么明白。而这个道理不是讲个空话,每一个地方就是把心理的行相指出来,清清楚楚。你不认真去想,那也就罢了,也没有用;如果你认真去想,你立刻就感受到,啊!在你身心上面,就是这样。而要认真去想的条件是什么?前面告诉我们的,断三过、具六想,还要具足弟子的行相,就是这些。

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日常师父法语 21A 25’20”手抄稿第三册 P157L6

21A 25’20” Vol 3 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P157L6
English Lamrim Vol 1, P89

【The benefits of relying on the teacher】

So there are many who wanted to train, everyone really wanted to train.  But after much effort, you just can't get the taste of it, just can’t find your way in. Give up? You don't have the heart to give it up.  Advance?  You can't seem to advance either.  Now this section tells you the reason for that.  It is that plain and clear. This concept is not spoken in vain, but at every juncture, our mind’s behaviour is clearly pointed out.  It is very clear.  If you do not seriously contemplate on it, then so be it.  It will be of no use to you anyway.  But if you take it to heart and thoroughly think about it, you will immediately feel, ah!  These things are exactly what your body and mind do.  It's exactly like that.  But what is the prerequisite to thoroughly contemplate these teachings?  It is what has been told to us earlier, i.e eliminate the faults of the three vessels, have the six ideas and the requisite characteristics of a student.  These are it.