【修心 Cultivating the mind】如何检查修行?How to Check Our Practice?

修心 : 如何检查修行?

不要说:哎呀,我现在在修行啦!那你看看你修行了半天,你的烦恼在减少,还是烦恼在增长?假定说你烦恼在增长的话,你怎么做都是错的。不要说:「我这个对,他这个不对!」 啊,你根本不晓得错到那里去了!不管你懂多少道理,不管你那个法器敲得多好,不管你那个腿盘得多实,乃至于得了定,这个还是没有用!佛法的特质我们要把握得住。

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日常师父法语 9B 03’41” ~ 04’16” 手抄稿第二册P20 LL2

9B 03’41” ~ 04’16” Vol.2 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P20 LL2
English Lamrim Vol1 P56

Cultivation of Our Mind - How to Check Our Practice?

【How To Listen To and Explain The Teachings】
【How to listen to a teaching in which both the teaching and its author are great】
【Contemplating the benefits of hearing the teaching】

So don’t say, “Oh, I am cultivating now!” You should examine your progress after practicing for so long – are your afflictions decreasing or increasing? If your afflictions are increasing, then whatever you are doing is incorrect. Don’t say, “I am right, he is wrong!” Alas, you don’t even know how wrong you have been! No matter how much you know about the concepts, how good you are at the Dharma instrument, or how flexible your legs are in the meditative posture, even if you attained meditative stability, these are of no use! We need to grasp the specific characteristics of Buddha Dharma.