【修持轨理 The Meditation Session】第一支礼敬 The First Branch of Worship, Obeisance P6

【修持轨理】

第一支礼敬

【意敬礼者,「于一尘中」等一颂。谓于一一微尘之上,皆有一切尘数诸佛安住菩萨围绕会中,应发胜解,随念诸佛所有功德。】
那个就是「于一尘中尘数佛,各处菩萨众会中,无尽法界尘亦然,深信诸佛皆充满。」这个就是我们的概念,所以这个「意」敬礼。任何一个最小的微尘当中,就有微尘数的佛剎,有微尘数的菩萨等等围绕。关于这个概念,怎么?「应发胜解」。在这一段话当中,重要的要「发胜解」。什么叫胜解?就是对你所缘的那个境,确定不疑的,不为他转。平常我们心里面浮浮泛泛,这个不是胜解。胜解的话,就是确定不疑的。
那么这个我们现在,就是马上用得上的,当我们有了这个胜解以后的话,尽管眼前我什么都看不见,可是我确定晓得:我啊现在在无明当中,像一个瞎子一样看不见,可是佛菩萨的光明,就像我虽然看不见太阳,像瞎子看不见太阳,可是太阳照着瞎子呀!所以你心里面,这么确定的这样的心念。当你想着,你虽然看不见佛,可是佛是明明白白,坐在你面前瞪大你的话,你自然哪非常恭敬,非常至诚

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日常师父法语 23A 16’26”手抄稿第三册 P226L1

23A 16’26” Vol 3 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P226L1
English Lamrim Volume 1, P95

【Meditation Session】
Preparation (5) – The first branch is obeisance

【Mental obeisance is expressed by the next verse:
Upon one particle there are buddhas as numerous as the particles of those worlds, and All are seated in the midst of their children.
In this way, all are spheres of reality.
I imagine conquerors filling all of those particles.
Buddhas are seated even upon each of the most minute particles and are equal in number to all of those particles. Each buddha is surrounded by bodhisattva disciples. Mental obeisance develops belief through recollecting the buddhas' good qualities. 】

That is "upon one particle there are buddhas as numerous as the particles of those worlds, and all are seated in the midst of their children. In this way, all are spheres of reality. I imagine conquerors filling all of those particles." This is the concept we should have. Thus with "mental" obeisance, on any one minute particle, there are the lands of the Buddhas as numerous as all the particles, and there are Bodhisattvas and so on as numerous as the particles in the surrounding. Regarding this concept, what should we do? We should develop "belief". In this paragraph, what is important is to develop "belief". What is "belief"? That is for the object which you are focusing on, you are certain of it with no doubt. You are not just doing this to conform to others. Normally our mind is in a state of negligence, which is not a state of "belief." If you have belief, you are certain and have no doubt. So with this, we can apply it right away. When we have this belief, even though I may not be able to see anything in front of me right now, I know this for sure, "I am in a state of ignorance, like a blind man who cannot see. But there is the Buddha's light. This is similar to even though I cannot see the sun, much like a blind man who cannot see the sun, the sun still shines on the blind man!" So in your mind, you have to reach certainty of this thought. When you think of it, though you cannot see the Buddha, the Buddha is in fact clearly sitting in front you, looking at you with his eyes, you will naturally become very respectful and very sincere.