【修持轨理 The Meditation Session】P3
日常师父法语 23B 20’33”手抄稿第三册 P246L4
23B 20’33” Vol 3 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P246L4
English Lamrim Volume 1, pg 98
【The Meditation Session】
【Cultivating delight in the virtue that you have done—which is part of rejoicing—will also increase your virtue.】
This was said earlier, you can rejoice for what you have done and also what others have done.
【You may have few virtues as a result of accumulation, purification, and increase, but you will expand them enormously through dedication.】
There is a very special effect produced by dedication. Normally for us, in regards to what was said above, whether it is clearing away obscurations, accumulating the collections of merit and wisdom, or increasing virtues, the virtues we normally amass are considered as very few. However if you can dedicate them, then this dedication can make these expand continually, and even infinitely. So this point is very important! Nevertheless, speaking of this, the word "dedication" is easy to say. To put this into practice, for us now, it is not so easy. The reason that it is not easy for us to do – we do not know, do not know how to dedicate.
Well, we cannot say we do not know! Every time after we finish something we would say, "Oh, forgot to dedicate." Then everyone stands up and recites four or eight verses. You cannot say one does not know how to do it. But are the body and mind really in harmony and concord [during this practice of dedication]? We do not know how to be in harmony and concord [between the body and mind]. Hence from this perspective, we can say we have not [put it into practice].