【暇满 A human life of leisure and opportunity】小心现世乐Beware of Immediate Happiness
日常师父法语30B 16'56" -17'28" 手抄稿第四册P210LL6
30B 16’56” – 17’28” Vol 4 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P210 LL6
English Lamrim Vol 1 P121
【A human life of leisure and opportunity】 – Beware of Immediate Happiness
【As Candragomin's letter to a student (Sisya-Iekha) states: Just as an elephant calf craves a few mouthfuls of grass that grows at the edge of a deep pit and falls into the chasm without obtaining any, so it is with those who desire the joys of this world. 】
Just like an elephant, when the elephant sees some grass by the edge of a pit, aiya! He then eats it, not knowing there is a deep pit next to it. When the elephant falls into the deep pit, because it is too heavy, it can’t get out. If one craves and eats next to a deep pit, one would surely fall in. It’s the same for us who crave immediate happiness. Oh! This is very scary.