【修持轨理 The Meditation Session】后时如何行者 What to do at the conclusion P7

【修持轨理】后时如何行者

【若待稍固,时渐延长,于一切中,应离太急太缓加行过失。由此能令障碍减少,疲倦惛沉等亦当消灭。】

你第一个要摸对,摸对了以后,要得到稍固。什么叫作「稍固」?我要说一下: 譬如说我们现在念佛也好,打坐也好,瞎猫碰见了瞎老鼠,会碰得到的哦!一下来了,这个不算。这一天碰见了,明天没有,你真正摸对了以后,不是,现在碰对了明天还来。但是不稳的,有的时候满好,有的时候一提就提起来了,有时候提了半天才来,那时候没有。你真正摸对了以后啊,你一上去,一提马上就来,就这样,这个稳了。固不固?不固。什么是固呢?就是你不但一提就起来,外面的境界引动你,引动不了你,那是固了。

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日常师父法语 25A 03’08”手抄稿第四册 P5L1

25A 03’08” Vol 4 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P5L1
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【The Meditation Session】

【What to do at the conclusion】

【When your meditation has become somewhat stable, lengthen the session.  In all the sessions make your practice free from the faults of being either too strict or excessively relaxed, and thereby sustain your meditation.  In this way you will have few obstacles and will overcome problems such as overtiredness, laxity, and lethargy.】

First you have to figure it out correctly, once you figure it out correctly, it needs to be "somewhat stable". What is "somewhat stable?"  I need to explain this: For example, whether is it reciting Buddha's name or doing meditation, it is like a blind cat meeting up with a blind mouse, it could happen!  It can happen all of a sudden, but this does not count.  One day you have it, the next day you do not. Once you truly figure it out, it is not like that; you get it right now and likewise the day after.  But that is not stable, sometimes it is pretty good, sometimes you can get into the groove very quickly, sometimes it takes half a day, this is when you haven't got it.  When you truly figure it out correctly, you get into it and get into the groove right away, just like that, this is steady. Is it stable?  Not stable.  What is stable?  It is when not only can you get into the groove immediately, but no external factors can affect you, it cannot affect you, that is when you are stable.