【修持轨理 The Meditation Session】正行 - 总共修法 Actual Session – How to sustain the meditation in general P9

【修持轨理】正行 - 总共修法

我们往往犯了一个大错误,这个要把它拿掉。
【此复若随,任遇所缘,即便修者,】

就是我们普通的状态,那么我们说修了,那我们去修吧!于是碰到什么你就修什么,「任遇所缘」,就是我们眼前碰到的,你就去修去了,在这种状态之下,害了!下面告诉我们。
【则于所欲如是次第,修习尔许善所缘境,定不随转。反于如欲善所缘境堪任安住,成大障碍。】
在这个情况之下,我们是急急忙忙地去做,你要想快一点成就,但是产生的效果是什么啊?不行!所以说对于在这种状态的,怎么对于你所希望的,你所希望的,他特别加一个「如是次第」,因为你所希望的,一定要有层次地来的。因为你随遇所缘,你不了解,真正地去忙了——应该修的内容,要照着这个次第要修这么多东西——这个「善所缘境」,你把握不住,你弄错了,所以它一定生不起来——「定不随转」。

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日常师父法语 24A 16’40”手抄稿第三册 P264L1

24A 16’40”Vol 3 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P264L1
English Lamrim Volume 1, pg 99

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

We often make this one big mistake. We need to remove this.

【You might try to sustain your meditation by jumping to this and that object of meditation.】
This is how we are normally. When we say we want to meditate, we will just go meditate! Hence you will meditate on whatever you come across, "jumping to this and that object of meditation." That means whatever comes your way is whatever you will practice. In this case, this would be bad! It tells us why next.

【You may consider setting up according to your wish a variety of virtuous objects of meditation in no specific order. Though you may do this, you will not be able to take up your object of meditation with this method. Consequently, you will greatly hinder your mind's ability to be directed as you wish toward a virtuous object of meditation.】
In this case, we will hastily begin our practice. You want to quickly become successful.
But what is the result of that? It will not work! Therefore, for those who are in this type of situation, how do you achieve what you wish for? To achieve what you wish for, he specifically added these words, "specific order." This is because to achieve what you wish for, you must go about it in order. However, you simply practice whatever that you come across, you do not understand and really busy yourself [with that]. Hence, with regards to the content of meditation that you should know — the many things that have to be practiced according to the order — you are unable to grasp this "virtuous object of meditation" and get it wrong. Therefore, you will definitely not be able to make this happen — "you will not be able to take up your object of meditation".