【修持轨理 The Meditation Session】前行 Preparation
日常师父法语 22B 10’41”手抄稿第三册 P203L1
22B 10’41” Vol 3 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P203L1
English Lamrim Volume 1, P93
【The Meditation Session】
【（1）The actual way of sustaining the meditation，（2）Refuting misconceptions about meditation】
First, we must make clear the actual way of sustaining meditation. Second, regarding the many misconceptions, we must remove them. This is very important because if you do not remove the misconceptions, you will not be able to move forward. This is analogous to making rice or cooking vegetables, if you do not remove the dirt and the pesticides before cooking, sorry! Eating this could kill you. The same principle applies to everything else. This is the same case for the meditation that we do now. There are many erroneous concepts that impede us, as such, even with much effort, ah! there is no progress. Honestly speaking, you should consider yourself rather fortunate to be just thwarted in progression. There are times when you think you have progressed, but you have in fact degenerated. This is because it was done wrongly! In the analogy just mentioned, without removing the pesticides and dirt from the vegetables, it would be fine if you set it aside without cooking it. But if you cook it and eat it, even if it does not kill you, you would get seriously ill. Therefore, the part on refuting misconception in the next chapter is very important!