【修持轨理 The Meditation Session】于正念起常委行 Practice your mindfulness continuously and with respect.
【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
日常师父法语25A 25’22” 手抄稿第四册 P16L5
25A 25’22” Vol. 4 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P16L5
English Lamrim Volume 1, P101
【What to do in between meditation sessions - a) Restraining the sensory faculties - that with which you restrain the sensory faculties】
【The second, continuously persisting at mindfulness, means that you practice your mindfulness continuously and with respect. 】
When you gradually learn till the later part, slowly, slowly… yes, you would feel that in your mind, there is nothing you cannot overcome calmly. That is attainment of the fruit! When you start to enter [the meditation], you need great power of joyous perseverance. You truly cannot be wrong in any step!
In the past, when I heard the words of the Zen master, ah, I so admire that! He said, to learn Zen, what is it like? It is like going against the current in a boat. The current is a waterfall. When the water falls, for every minute it rushes down, it sends your boat down 10 feet. Then for every minute you strive with all your efforts to paddle upwards, you can go up 1 foot. But sorry, I will still try very hard to move upwards! If you brace upward with all your might, you would still recede downwards, needless to say if you relax yourself a little. Hey, this is wonderful! As long as you are willing to do this, in the end, you will naturally be successful.