【暇满 A human life of leisure and opportunity】五自圆满 - 业未倒 The five aspects of opportunity that pertain to yourself
暇满 - 五自圆满 - 业未倒
日常师父法语30A 27'35" ~ 28'08" 手抄稿第四册P199-L4
30A 27'35" ~ 28'08" Vol 4 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P199-L4
English Lamrim Vol 1 Pg 119
【A human life of leisure and opportunity】 - The five aspects of opportunity that pertain to yourself
What is “having reversible karma”? That is you have not done or caused others to commit the five deeds of immediate retribution. We often would say, ah, this karmic obscuration, karmic obscuration, what truly can obstruct our cultivation are the five deeds of immediate retribution. Once you commit the five deeds of immediate retribution, no matter how much you cultivate, you will not attain the fruit. As long as you have not committed the five deeds of immediate retribution, then we are cultivating exactly to purify and eliminate this. So we often would say, “Ah-ya, I am an ordinary being! I have great karmic obscuration!” That is giving yourself up! Precisely because you are an ordinary being, you would have obscurations, and that is why you need to work hard in cultivation. In the teachings of Mahayana, even the five deeds of immediate retribution can be confessed and repented. You must be very clear with this concept first.