【修持轨理 The Meditation Session】正行 - 总共修法 Actual Session – How to sustain the meditation in general
【修持轨理】正行 - 总共修法
日常师父法语 24A 13’56”第三册 P262LL5
24A 13’56”Vol 3 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P262LL5
English Lamrim Volume 1, pg 99
【The Meditation Session】Actual session - How to sustain the meditation in general.
The reality is not only does it (the mind) fail to listen to you, the worst thing is which direction does it take?
【Furthermore, your mind tended to be obscured by the afflictions and so forth.】
That is what is most serious! What does the conscious mind follow the whole day? It follows afflictions around. That is the biggest obscuration. Another name for affliction is ignorance [Ignorance is translated as "without light" in Chinese]. The subjective aspects of being "without light" are attachment, hostility and ignorance. You can also say the affliction of the view, and the affliction of the emotion, the ten dull envoys, the ten keen envoys, or the 108 afflictions. There are different classifications. Due to these afflictions, you create non-virtuous karma. All kinds of sins arise from this. Oh! The reason is this. Otherwise, if it [i.e. the mind] is just fine, why would you need to correct it ? If it worked fine, then you can go on following it. But it is precisely because it [the mind] is not good, therefore you must correct it!