【修持轨理 The Meditation Session】未修中间如何行者 What to do in between meditation sessions P4

【修持轨理 - 未修中间如何行者】

【故于中间应阅显说此法经论,数数忆持。应由多门修集资粮生德顺缘,亦由多门净治所有违缘罪障。】

所以在这个中间应该怎么办呢?喏,我们应该阅读「显说此法经论」,说明你修这个方法的经论,当然这个包括善知识的教授,你自己作的笔记,或是什么等等。那么,这个为什么用「显说」呢?因为在我们修的很多法门当中,有很多它不是讲个道理,譬如教你观想,怎么个观法,这个没有什么好说的。乃至于念咒,譬如尤其是密教当中,说三密相应,你只要照着这样去做,那么就对了。至于说如何的做法,为什么要做,这种道理啊,有的时候他不跟你讲,到了时候你自然相应。但是呢他前面一定有说明,跟你相关的地方,他有很完整的说明的。那么这一种经也好,论也好,你不断去看,看了以后脑筋里去思惟,这样。做这个工作无非是什么?无非是集顺缘,以及除逆缘。

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日常师父法语25A 12’12” 手抄稿第四册 P9L5

25A 12’12” Vol 4 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P9L5
English Lamrim Vol 1 pg 101

【The Meditation Session】
【 What to do in between meditation sessions】

【Therefore, even in between sessions, look at teachings that reveal the meaning of your object of meditation, and recollect it again and again. Accumulate, by many means, the collections, which are favorable conditions for producing good qualities. Also, clear away, by many means, the obscurations, which are unfavorable conditions. 】

So what do you do in between then? There, we should read sutras and commentaries that explain the method of your meditation, i.e. "teachings that reveal the meaning of your object of meditation". Of course, it also includes the instructions from your excellent teacher, the notes which you have taken etc. So then what does it mean to "reveal"? This is because in many of the meditation methods, they do not tell you the principles. For example, it may tell you to visualize, but regarding how to visualize, there isn't much to be said. With recitation of mantras for example, especially in Vajrayana, areas that talk about concordance, as long as you do it accordingly, that will be right. As for the principles of how to do it, why do it, sometimes he does not tell you, but when you actually do it, you will naturally be in concordance. However before meditation, he would certainly have explained the things which are related to what you are doing. He would have a complete explanation of it. So then, with this type of sutra or commentaries [i.e. those explaining your method of meditation], you should continue to read them and reflect after reading. Just like that. What is the purpose of doing this? It is none other than accumulating favourable conditions and clearing away unfavourable conditions.