【修持轨理 The Meditation Session】密护根门 - 以何防护者 Restraining the sensory faculties – with which you restrain the sensory faculties
【修持轨理 - 未修中间如何行者】- 密护根门 - 以何防护者
日常师父法语25A 21’01” 手抄稿第四册 P13LL2
25A 21’01” Vol 4 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P13LL2
English Lamrim Vol 1 P101
【The Meditation Session】
【What to do in between meditation sessions】【Restraining the sensory faculties – with which you restrain the sensory faculties.】
When you truly meditate, the crucial points are all here. If you can get a good grasp on these four points [(a) restraining the sensory faculties, (b) acting vigilantly, (c) appropriate diet, and (d) striving to practice without sleeping at the wrong time, and acting properly at the time of sleep], there is no way that you will not succeed. Not just succeeding in recitation of Buddha's names, but you would also be successful in Zen, it is like that! Now, let us then go through the contents one by one.
【There are five parts to this section,】
The first one is to restrain the sensory faculties.
【the first of which is that with which you restrain the sensory faculties.】
This is the first one. There is a small letter next to it. (Note: This is done in the Chinese text)
【You restrain them with a constant maintenance of your mindfulness and a continuous persistence at mindfulness.】
Well, the small letter was added on the side in this edition of print, it is very useful to us in many areas, [it] explains the text. So it says that we are restraining the faculties -- the six sensory faculties. What do we use to restrain it? It says “you restrain them with a constant maintenance of your mindfulness and a continuous persistence at mindfulness”.