【修心 Cultivating the mind】凡夫该做的事 What ordinary persons should do?

修心

以前我不懂,说:「我现在是凡夫啊!」 现在要转过来,「哎呀!我现在是凡夫啊,赶快努力!」 怎么把因地上面种下圣贤种子,千万再不要把那个凡夫的因,继续增长,继续增长永无了期。所以说,「这个人不对,那个人对我这样!」 这都是凡夫的因,都是生死的因,都是轮回的因!赶快把它切断,这个才是真正学佛的人。你能够切断了,至少你不会堕落。你能够切断了,把你切断净化这个告诉别人,那真正帮忙别人,真正弘法,那个时候就可以开口了。道理这么简单哪!所以这一件事情正是我们凡夫做的。

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日常师父法语10A 22'24" ~ 23’05” 手抄稿第二册P49-L5

10A 22’24” – 23’05” Vol.2 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P49 L5
English Lamrim Vol 1 P57

Mind Practice – What ordinary persons should do

【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】

I didn’t understand it before, and said, “I am only an ordinary person!” Now, turn that around, “Alas! I am indeed an ordinary person, I should immediately strive hard!” It is to plant the seeds of the sages at the causal stage. Definitely refrain from increasing the causes for becoming an ordinary person to continue to increase, continue to increase endlessly. So, saying, “This person is wrong and that person treated me this way!” These are all causes of ordinary persons, causes of endless rebirth and cyclic existence! Sever them immediately. This is what a true Buddhist should do. If you can sever this process, at least you will not fall [into the miserable realms]. If you can sever it, you can tell others about your purification process, and truly help others. This is genuine promulgation of the Dharma. At that time, you can open your mouth [to teach]. The concept is this simple! So this is exactly what we ordinary persons should do.