【修持轨理 The Meditation Session】此若串习，极难医改 If this becomes your habit, it will be difficult to correct your awareness
日常师父法语 24B 21’14”手抄稿第三册 P282L5
24B 21’14” Vol 3 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P282LL5
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【Meditation Session】What to do at the conclusion.
【If this becomes your habit, it will be difficult to correct your awareness.】
Once you have created this habit and you want to change it, it is very hard, very hard. In the end, "the virtuous practice of your whole lifetime will be flawed". Then life after life, you will be stuck in doing this. It is that serious! So I remember something from more than ten years ago. At that time I was crude and impetuous while bustling around [to find a way of practice]. During that time, I had read before on this treatise and the instructions of other excellent teachers. So I knew that it was of no use to just lock yourself up; it did not work if you just stayed in a hut. The Zen sect says this clearly, "If you cannot break through the fundamental stage, then you cannot go live in the mountains". So you must break through the fundamental stage before you go live in the mountains. If you want to live in the mountains, you must first have some assets. So at that time I already understood this. Now for us, ah, what is the "fundamental stage”? We have not even dreamt of it and we want to go live in the mountains. It is of no use! So at that time I visited many places to learn. Ah! As a result, I met up with one whom I thought was an excellent teacher, then I followed him.