【修持轨理 The Meditation Session】悎寤瑜伽 How to act properly at the time of sleep
【修持轨理 - 未修中间如何行者】-悎寤瑜伽
日常师父法语26A 29’05” 手抄稿第四册 P61L2
26A 29’05” Vol 4 of Master Jih-Chang’s P61L2
English Lamrim Vol 1 P106
【The Meditation Session – What to do in between meditation sessions】- practice diligently without sleeping at the wrong time and how to act properly at the time of sleep
d) How to practice diligently without sleeping at the wrong time and how to act properly at the time of sleep
What do you do in regards to sleeping?
The Friendly Letter:
O Reasonable One, after cultivating virtue all day
And in the first and last periods of the night as well,
Sleep between these periods with mindfulness,
Not wasting even the time of sleep.
This is the principle, this is the principle. It says, "Reasonable One," it means those true practitioners, who truly have virtuous roots. So then with all of the day, and even the night, the night includes the first and last periods of the night; in these times, you do not pass your time carelessly. Even in the middle of the night, similarly there is a correct method when you are sleeping. So with "the time of sleep", when you are sleeping during the middle period of the night, you are still meditating without letting it go to waste for nothing. How then do you not let it go to waste during the time of sleep?
"Sleep between these periods with mindfulness," when you sleep, you sleep with mindfulness.
[Translator Note: First & Last periods of the night are (6pm~10pm) and (2am~6am) respectively. The Middle period of the night is (10pm~2am).]