【修持轨理 The Meditation Session】于正念起常委行 Continuous persistence at mindfulness

【修持轨理 - 未修中间如何行者】- 密护根门 - 以何防护者 - 于正念起常委行

第二呢,

【二者谓于正念,常恒委重而修习之。】

说既然你现在已经晓得,这个防护的东西就是那个正念,正确的念头。然后把那个正念「常、恒」,这个「常」,经常,常到什么?不断,「恒」是不断截的,就这样。不断地委重,「委重」就是很殷重、很真切的,拿这个东西来修习。所以的的确确修任何一个法门,没有一个例外的,必须要这个。所以佛特别说这个叫什么?就是精进,精进的特质。所以很多地方,本论也说,《大智度论》也说,各式各样的经论上面说:修行的资粮善当中,精进第一,精进第一。平常我们总觉得:哎,修行这件事情好像轻轻松松的。那完全错了!

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日常师父法语25A 24’17” 手抄稿第四册 P15LL4

25A 24’17” Vol. 4 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P15LL4
English Lamrim Vol 1 P101

【Meditation Session】
【What to do in between meditation sessions】
【Restraining the sensory faculties - that with which you restrain the sensory faculties... continuous persistence at mindfulness …】

And the second,

【The second, continuously persisting at mindfulness, means that you practice your mindfulness continuously and with respect. 】

It says now that you know the restraining tool is mindfulness, mindful of the correct thoughts, then, you take the correct thoughts and you continuously persist; until which point ? To the point of no interruptions, persistence with no breaks. Just like that. Continuously with respect. That means with sincerity and genuine care. You train with this. So truly, when you train in any method, there is no exception, you need this. Thus, what does Buddha specially call this? Joyous perseverance, these [i.e. as mentioned above] are the traits of joyous perseverance. Therefore, in many places, including this treatise and the "大智度論" commentary, it is said in all kinds of sutras and commentaries that in the collection of virtues by meditation, joyous perseverance is number one, joyous perseverance is number one. So, usually when we feel, “ah, meditation seems to be something that is very relaxed and easy”, that is completely wrong!