【暇满 A human life of leisure and opportunity】五他圆满 - 佛降世The five aspects of opportunity that pertain to others - A Buddha has visited

暇满: 五他圆满 —— 佛降世

还要外面同样地要有相应的条件。

【五他圆满者,如云:「佛降,说正法,教住,随教转,有他具悲愍。」】

那么这个下面是解释:

【言佛降世或出世者,谓经三大阿僧祇劫积集资粮,坐菩提座现正等觉。】

这个就是「佛降世」。我们常常说,啊,佛出世,好像很轻易地一句话就佛出世,为什么他下面告诉我们,经这么多集聚资粮,为什么要说这个话?告诉我们难能可贵啊!一个佛的出世,不晓得要经过多少时候啊!那个多少时候干什么嘛?不是在这懒懒散散——舍头目脑髓经过这么长的时候。哎哟,今天我们这里常住要你做点事情出坡,叫你做两个钟头,你还觉得:哎呀,累得要命,这样。结果出了坡这个好处还是你得的,我们都不愿意去做。佛无量阿僧祇劫舍头目脑髓这个好处都是给人家的,所以我们从这个地方要体会啊,不简单哦!

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日常师父法语30B 00'05" ~ 01'26"  手抄稿第四册P200-L6

30B 00’05” ~ 01’26” Vol 4 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse  P200L6
English Lamrim Vol 1 P120

A human life of leisure and opportunity – The five aspects of opportunity that pertain to others - - A Buddha has visited

Then externally there must be concordant conditions as well.

[b) The five aspects of opportunity that pertain to others are: That a Buddha has visited, that the sublime teaching is being taught, that the teaching remains, that there are those who follow it, that there is caring for others.]

This is “a buddha has visited.” We often would say, ah, Buddha has appeared; it is such a simple sentence to say that Buddha has appeared. Why does it tell us below that it has taken so long to accumulate the collections of merits and sublime wisdom, why does it say that? It tells us this is difficult to come about and very precious! To have a Buddha appear in this world, we have no idea how long it takes! And in that lengthy period of time, what has he done? He was not being lazy there, but that he had given his heads, eyes, brains and marrows during that lengthy time. Ah, today the monastery here asks you to do some work outdoor. Asks two hours of your time, and you feel: ah-ya, this is so tiring, like this. In the end, the work that you have done benefits you and we don’t even wish to do it. Buddha has spent countless incalculably long eons [asaṅkhyākalpas] to give away his heads, eyes, brains and marrows, and the benefits are all given to others. So we should realize and understand from here, this is not simple!