【修持轨理 The Meditation Session】悎寤瑜伽-意乐4.1 How to act properly at the time of sleep - the 4th kind of thought
【修持轨理 - 未修中间如何行者】-悎寤瑜伽-意乐4.1
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日常师父法语26B 17’30” 手抄稿第四册 P72L6
26B 17’30” Volume 4 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P72L6
English Lamrim Vol 1, P107
【The Meditation Session - What to do in between meditation sessions】- practice diligently without sleeping at the wrong time and how to act properly at the time of sleep - the 4th kind of thought
【The idea of rising: This has three aspects】
During the time when we are being vigilant and thinking, there are 3 aspects.
【First, do not let the mind slip into a state of being completely overwhelmed by sleep. 】
This is the first point, like that.
【Instead, sleep very lightly like a deer with a mind imbued with joyous perseverance. This will prevent heavy sleep, and you will be able to awaken without oversleeping. 】
The first point. When you are thinking, you need to have this; do not be completely overwhelmed by sleep. You need to have "a mind imbued with joyous perseverance"; your mind needs to be like this. Like a wounded deer [Translator note: in the Chinese text, a "wounded deer" instead of a "deer" is mentioned. Thus Master explains about it]. A wounded deer is usually very carefully. Whenever a deer goes to any place…usually many animals would just eat when they see food, but a deer is not like that. In the forest, when it goes to a place, it will stop and observe its surroundings. Then you can observe the deer's ears, they "gulu gulu" turn in all 4 directions. It must observe for some period of time to see if there is anything which may cause it harm, then, it will eat. This is under normal circumstances. Once a deer is wounded, it is even more alert! That is how our mind should be. If you can do this, then your sleep will not be heavy, you will not oversleep.