【修持轨理 The Meditation Session】第五支劝请转法轮 The Fifth Branch of Worship, imploring to turn the wheel of the teaching
日常师父法语 23B 10’29”手抄稿第三册 P240LL5
23B 10’29” Vol. 3 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P240LL5
English Lamrim Volume 1, P97
Preparation (5) – The fifth branch is imploring to turn the wheel of the teaching
Since the sphere of reality is immeasurable and boundless, thus the Buddha who has awakened into enlightenment is immeasurable and boundless as well. In our normal everyday life, we can still practice this. Even for a Dharma Master, when you implore him to teach, this is also imploring to turn the wheel of the teaching! However, this would be considered as awakened into enlightenment in parts, and so it is an imploring in parts. Whether someone has had a complete awakening into the enlightenment, or in parts, you can implore on all occasions. This can be done to the extent of imploring yourself – if I am being careless and indolent here, this would deteriorate the teaching; eh, but if I act according to the teachings, would this not be turning the wheel of the teaching?
As long as you seriously practice it – then it would be right! This is the unique characteristic of the wheel of teaching. What does that mean? Number one, it destroys afflictions. That is you can take this teaching and use it to destroy the afflictions of your body and mind, this is called "turning." And then, when you use it on others, when you bring the teachings to others, that is called "turning" too. If you can do this in the causal period, the end result is you become the Buddha!