【暇满 A human life of leisure and opportunity】等同畜生 Equivalent to being animals

暇满: 等同畜生

所以假定你说不修,只是为了眼前一些,忙一些快乐的话,畜生也有,的的确确。而且畜生比我们强,远比我们好啊!你们相信不相信?喏!我们不妨简单地说一下。

狮子,不要说狮子蹦一跳,一只猫我们都跟不上牠耶!然后苍蝇牠会飞,你会飞吗?我不会飞。那个跳蚤「咚!」一跳,你就抓不到牠了,如果我在这地方跑一步跨不了多少耶!那狗的鼻子比我们强啊!有很多东西,蝙蝠到了晚上看得见,我们看不见。我还看见过一种小虫,我们那时候叫牠「海陆空」。嘿,这真厉害啊!牠碰见水牠就在那里边游了,就这样;然后在地上就爬了;一去抓牠,牠就飞了。那个人是万万赶不上啊!假定是我们周围的话,那说一个人那真是冤枉,何必做那个人!这么大的身体,对吧?吃要吃那么多,做个跳蚤多好,吃一点点就吃饱了,什么事情都不要做。哦!我们人要做这么多事情,这个不行、那个不行,何必做人?所以这个地方就告诉我们,真正的如果你只忙这个的话,哎呀,「等同旁生」哪!

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日常师父法语30B 15'36" ~ 16'55" 手抄稿第四册P209 LL4

30B 15’36” – 16’55” Vol 4 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P209 LL4
English Lamrim Vol 1 P120

【A human life of leisure and opportunity】- Equivalent to being animals

【A human life of leisure and opportunity】- Equivalent to being animals

So if you don’t practice and are only busy with immediate things, for some happiness, then animals can do that too. Absolutely, and they are more powerful than us, way better than us! Do you believe it? There! Let’s discuss this briefly. For the lion, we don’t even have to mention about how a lion jumps, we can’t even move as fast as a cat! Then flies can fly, can you fly? I can’t fly. The flea jumps, “dong,” and you can’t catch it. If I was trying to run here, I can’t cover that much space in one single step! The nose of the dog is much more sensitive than us! There are many things, like bats can see at night, we can’t. I’ve seen a kind of small bug before and we used to call it, “Ocean, Ground and Air”. Hey, it is really capable! When it comes upon water, it swims, just like this. When it gets on the ground, it crawls. Then when you try to catch it, it flies. A person can never match up to that! If we are in such a (habitat) surrounding, then it’s not worthwhile to be a human. Why bother to be a human! With such big body, right? When you eat you have to eat so much. It’s so easy being a flea; just need to eat a little bit and you are full, don’t need to do anything. Oh! We as humans have to do so many things, this is not ok, that is not ok, why bother being a human! So this part tells us, truly, if you are only busy with these (immediate things), ah-ya, “equivalent to being animals!”