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

【修持轨理】

那么,现在我们说,弄了半天我们进不去,怎么办呢?欸,他告诉你,原因是你这个助缘不具足。助缘有两种:障碍没有清除,那么要忏悔;资粮、顺缘,没有积聚,那么要努力。在这种状态当中,就告诉我们,修行那个七支,「以治身心」,治就是净治、调治,这就是十大愿王。现在我们看文,四十二页第四行。
【其礼敬支中,三门总礼者,谓「所有」等一颂。】
这个礼敬支第一支,实际上这个礼敬支,包括了十大愿王的两支——第一、第二。那么这个七支当中的,这个礼敬分成功三门总礼跟三门别礼;总礼是一起的,别礼是身、口、意方面。那个颂子就是「所有十方世界中,三世一切人师子,我以清净身语意,一切遍礼尽无余。」就是这个颂。

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日常师父法语 23A 03’33”手抄稿第三册 P219L1

23A 03’33” Vol 3 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P219L1
English Lamrim Volume 1, P94

【Meditation Session】

Then, now we say, after much effort we still cannot seem to get it right. What should we do then? Eh! He tells you that the reason is because you do not have sufficient cooperative conditions. There are two types of cooperative conditions. If obstacles have not been cleared, then you need to confess. If the collections, the favorable conditions, have not been accumulated, then you need to put in effort to do so. In situations like this, the text tells us to practice the seven branches of worship to purify and mend our mind, to purify and mend. This is the Ten Great Prayers. Now let us look at the text, Page 42 Line 4, (English text, page 94 LL8)

【With respect to the seven branches of worship, the first, the branch of obeisance, includes the combination of physical, verbal, and mental obeisance. It is expressed in the first verse of the Prayer of Samantabhadra 】

The first branch is obeisance. Actually the branch of obeisance comprises the first and second branch of the Ten Great Prayers. In the seven branches, obeisance is further divided into a combination of physical, verbal and mental obeisance and a specific obeisance of each of them. The combination obeisance does all three together whereas the specific obeisance does physical, verbal and mental obeisance separately. The verse says the following,

"I bow down with a clear mind, body, and speech
To all lions-among-humans,155 leaving none out—
Those who traverse the three times in the worlds
Of the ten directions, however many there may be."

This is the verse.