【修持轨理 The Meditation Session】方所行相 The element of direction

【修持轨理 - 未修中间如何行者】-正知而行者-于彼行正知-方所行相

【二谓于其何种方所,应以何相如何观察,即于是方,以是行相如是观察,譬如行时,应先了知沽酒等处,五非应行,除此所余是可行处,于彼彼时,安住正知。】

第二个,譬如说前面这个说,我们往返的怎么个走法,第二呢,我们要去的地方。他上面告诉我们,譬如说我们要去的地方,说有五个地方不可以,沽酒、淫女……这种地方我们都不可以去。那么除了这个以外,该去的地方,那么我们就去;去的时候也是如此,对于所去的地方「安住正知」,我晓得我到哪里去。

现在我们平常啊闲闲荡荡没事情,看见一个人,你出去:「嗳! 你出去啊,我也跟你出去!」

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日常师父法语25B 28’57” 手抄稿第四册 P39LL4

25B 28’57”  Vol 4  of Master Jih-Chang’s DiscourseP39LL4
English Lamrim Vol 1 P104

【The Meditation Session – What to do in between meditation sessions】
Acting with vigilance – Acting vigilantly with respect to the foundations – Element of direction

【2) The element of direction: With regards to directions, you analyze to discover what will be happening and how to proceed, and then consider the situation in light of what you have concluded. For instance, when going out, do not go to the five places—one that sells liquor, and so on. Having understood that you should go to places other than those, be vigilant with regard to this when you go out. 】

The second element. For example, it says previously how we [should] do when going out and returning. The second one is the place where we are going. He tells us above, for example, with regards to the places we are going to, there are five places which we should not go - one that sells liquor, a brothel, [a bad slaughterhouse, the king’s palace, and a regular slaughterhouse]. We cannot go to these places. Well other than these, we can proceed to the places that we should be going. It is the same when [actually] going, “be vigilant” with regard to the places where we are going to, [i.e.] I know where I am going.

Now we normally loaf around with nothing to do. When we see a person who is going out, "Eh! You're going out, I want to go with you too!"