【亲近善知识 Relying on The Excellent Teacher】摄彼等义亲近善知识 A summary of the meaning of relying on the teacher P2

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【摄彼等义】

【若是至心欲行法者,须恒亲近,无错引导,最胜知识。】

现在我们自己问一下看,我是不是?是什么呢?「至心欲行法者」。你是不是真正要想修行要走的路?现在有很多人说,我真是一心想修行,一心想念佛,不管你是哪一个,这看看是不是真正的心里面至心要想做这个。要想做这个,那么「须恒」,恒字恒常不断,「亲近」,亲近什么啊?最殊胜的善知识。这个最殊胜的善知识一定能够引导你,没有一点错误的,这是必须要的,这是必须要的。

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日常师父法语 22A 18’45”手抄稿第三册 P190L1

22A 18’45” Vol 3 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P190L1
English Lamrim Volume 1, P91

【A summary of the meaning of the previous five parts】

【When you practice a teaching from the heart, you must rely for a long time on an excellent teacher who guides you accurately. 】

We should now take some time to ask ourselves this, do I do this? Do I do what? "You practice a teaching from the heart." Do you truly wish to walk on the path of cultivation? There are many people now who would say, "I do really wish to cultivate, I really wish to recite the Buddha's name." It doesn't matter which teaching method you are practicing, you should examine to see whether you truly wish to do this from the depth of your heart. If you wish to do it, then you must practice this "for a long time." For a long time means you must persist without any break in your practice. "Rely," what do you rely on? The most excellent teacher. The most excellent teacher will certainly be able to guide you without any errors. This is essential. This is essential.