【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
日常师父法语25A 26’22” 手抄稿第四册 P16LL5
25A 26’22” Vol 4 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P16LL5
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… continuous persistence at mindfulness.】
So some people describe it as "chasing a goat up a tree", goats cannot climb trees, only cats can, but he actually did it, meaning he has done something impossible!
Actually, needless to say about Buddhism, worldly matters are as such too. Therefore I talked about this before, the great entrepreneurs of the U.S., “King” of the steel industry, “King” of the automobile industry, how did they succeed? All due to this spirit. When others feel it is not possible, he continued with great determination and gritted his teeth to do it. Now for us, we haven't even started, and we are already backing out, and finding all kinds of excuses, to protect ourselves: Ah-yo, this is not right, that is not right. We try to pick on these little things, and we feel that we are smart! This cleverness is used foolishly, in the wrong place. Hence, he would think of all kinds of reasons and let himself become the ‘fish that escaped through the net’ (translator note: an idiom). Ah, and you think you got away with things! But you do not know it is this which truly harms yourself. This is an absolute fact, an absolute fact!