【暇满 A human life of leisure and opportunity】暇满难得 Absolutely not wasting it
日常师父法语30A 13'00" ~ 13‘38“ 手抄稿第四册P190-L3
30A 13’52” – 14’24” Vol.3 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P190 LL4
English Lamrim Vol 1 P118
【A human life of leisure and opportunity 】– Absolutely not wasting it
This body of leisure and opportunity is very important. You absolutely do not want to let it go lightly. You want to keep arising this thought and concept in you, exhort yourself and say, “Ah-ya, do not let this go to waste! This human body is so hard to come by. Cultivation relies on this!” So then you exhort yourself to practice. For our cultivation, this one point is very important! If everyone truly recognizes this point, I feel that it will resolve all the problems we, resident monks of the monastery, face now. All the petty issues we have now in the temple stem from not recognizing this, it’s all from not recognizing this! So now let’s continue. This is the first point.First, it defines what “leisure and opportunity” is. In other words, what this human life of leisure and opportunity is, what are the great, auspicious benefits. This thing is so difficult to obtain. It is divided into three parts. If we are to understand the meaning of this human life of leisure and opportunity, which is of great importance and so difficult to obtain, then we will really treasure it, we will absolutely not be willing to waste it, absolutely not willing to waste it!