【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

到修到后来的时候,你慢慢、慢慢地……是,心里面哪坦然无碍,那个是得到的果欸!你现在下面进去的时候,是要大精进力量,那的的确确是一步都不能差啊!

所以我以前哪,听见那个禅宗的那个老师的话,啊呀,我直感觉得真佩服! 他说学禅这东西,就像什么?就像逆水行舟。这个水是个瀑布,瀑流冲下来,它每一分钟冲下来,可以把你的船从这地方向下冲十丈,然后每分钟你拼命用足气力向上划,可以划上一丈,但是对不起,我还是拼命向上划!你拼命向上撑的话,还要退下来,何况你放松一点。嘿,妙咧!你只要肯这样去弄的话,弄到后来的话自然有成功的。

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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

【Meditation Session】
【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.