【修持轨理 The Meditation Session】正行 - 总共修法 Actual Session – How to sustain the meditation in general P4

【修持轨理】正行 - 总共修法

【所言修者。谓其数数于善所缘,令心安住,将护修习所缘行相。】

有一次,我就陪一个人去拍那个X光照片。那个照什么?照胃部。你们晓得照胃部X光照片,先要吃一点东西叫硫酸钡。如果那个X光透视过去的话,那个统统照不出什么东西来,吃那个硫酸钡以后那个X光片走不过,走不过。所以就是那个硫酸钡映出来的这个影子,因为一定跟我们的胃壁靠近的,对吧?所以那个硫酸钡的影子的外圈,你就看出胃的样子来。那天我去照的时候,那个医生在……我就站在那个医生后面去看,那个医生忽然就问那个病人,说:「你平常欢喜吃什么啊?」这样。然后呢这个人去想,想了个半天,医生也不问他了这样。
我就奇怪,这个医生为什要问他一句「平常欢喜吃什么啊?」后来那医生就旁边敲敲我,指指那个东西。一看,欸,那个时候我就发现了,发现什么?在前面那段时候,他因为脑筋里没有想,所以那个胃就在那里不大动,不大动的话你就看不出,因为这个死的嘛!所以它那个照片上面看不清楚。他就问他说:「你欢喜吃什么?」他想没有想出什么东西,那个胃就马上就咕噜、咕噜动起来了,动得非常厉害。

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日常师父法语 24A 07’01”手抄稿第三册 P258LL3

24A 07’01”Vol 3 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse, P258LL3
English Lamrim Vol 1, P99

【The Meditation Session】【Actual session - How to sustain the meditation in general】

【That which is known as "meditation" is the act of sustaining an object of meditation and specific subjective aspects163 by repeatedly focusing your mind upon a virtuous object of meditation.】
(See Note 163 in Lamrim Pg 357: In this context, the object's subjective aspect is the guru's being a buddha and your mind's subjective aspect is your faith of conviction that the guru is a buddha.)

Once, I went with someone to get an X-ray. What was the X-ray for? For the stomach. You know that in order to take the X-ray of the stomach, you have to first ingest something called barium sulfate. If you take the X-ray [on an empty stomach], the rays will go through and show nothing. But after you ingest barium sulfate, the rays cannot go through the stomach, cannot go through it. So there will be a shadow formed from the barium sulfate, which would be close to our stomach walls, correct? So the outline of the barium sulfate shadow will allow you to see how the stomach looks like. On the day when I went there, the doctor was…I stood behind the doctor to watch. The doctor suddenly asked the patient, "What do you normally like to eat?" Like that. Then the patient started to think. After thinking for a while, the doctor stopped asking.

I thought it was strange. Why did the doctor ask him, "What do you normally like to eat?" Then the doctor tapped me and pointed to something. Once I looked at it, eh, then I realized. What did I realize? Earlier on, because the patient was not thinking, so the stomach was not churning much. If the stomach was not churning, you will not be able to see much because it is like it’s dead! So you will not be able to see clearly on the X-ray. So the doctor asked him, "What do you like to eat?" The patient did not necessarily think of anything specifically, but the stomach began to churn. It was churning a lot