【亲近善知识 Relying on The Excellent Teacher】我懂了吗？Have I understood how?
亲近善知识 : 我懂了吗？
日常师父法语21B 16'45" ~ 17'23" 手抄稿第三册P170-L4
21B 16’45” ~ 17’23” Vol.3 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P170 L4
English Lamrim Vol 1 P89
【Relying on the Teacher】– Have I understood how?
May I ask, we would now listen to the excellent teacher but grumble after, so what are the characteristics of your mind then? Isn't this clearly the characteristic of afflictions? Isn't this clearly the characteristic of defilements? Yet you claimed to have understood the teachings. Which part of the teachings did you understand? This is so flawed! There is nothing more flawed than this! When you are truly a little in concordance with the teachings, you would absolutely not find yourself anywhere near this state of mind. Therefore, we should understand that these written texts are not something that you can briefly look through and say, "Ah, I understand! I understand!" How can it be that simple? If it is truly that simple to understand, then Buddhism is not valuable at all, and cannot be claimed as a jewel!