【修持轨理 The Meditation Session】悎寤瑜伽 Without sleeping at the wrong time

【修持轨理 - 未修中间如何行者】- 悎寤瑜伽

这个睡觉需要的,不过呢,不要贪、不要纵,一纵你就完了!那么这个是说中夜。

【若能如是长养其身,于诸修善品修二精进,极有堪能,极为利益。】

喏,这个道理告诉我们: 因为经过睡眠长养的这个四大之身,保护得好好的。然后呢精神很旺,那个时候你才提得起力量来去修。这个时候修的话,力量很大,所以「极有堪能」,因为有这个力量,所以有很大的利益。我就看见太多这种学不倒单的人,晚上不睡觉,白天打瞌睡,做什么事情提不起来。唉!做什么事情……这样,就站在那里痴痴呆呆还勉强可以,你叫他用一点劲啊,一听经啊或者一试什么,就打瞌睡了,那个不倒单跟它干什么啊﹖真是!所以很大的一个错误。这一点我们开始的时候,要了解的。

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日常师父法语26B 04’11” 手抄稿第四册 P64L2

26B 04’11” Vol.4 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P64L2
English Lamrim Vol 1 P107

【Meditation Session】
【What to do in between meditation sessions – without sleeping at the wrong time】

So we know that sleep is needed. However, do not be attached to it, do not just let go. If you just let it go, then it is over! Well then, this speaks of the middle portion of the night.

【When you develop the body in that way, your body will be most serviceable for employment in both kinds of joyous perservance172 in the group of virtues, and this also will be helpful. (172 The two kinds of joyous perseverance are: the joyous perseverance of constant practice, and the joyous perseverance of reverent practice. The first is as it sounds, and the second is taking delight in that and making intense effort.) 】

There, this principle tells us. Because the four elements of the body are nourished during sleep, the body is being well-protected. Then you have great energy. At this time, you can then generate power to meditate/practice. When you meditate like this, the strength will be strong. Thus, it is "serviceable for employment." Because you have this power, therefore, there is great benefit. I have seen so many who have tried to practice meditation without normal sleeping. They did not sleep at night, hence they dozed off during the day and could not muster up energy to do anything. Ah! While doing anything…it is like, just standing there listlessly, still acceptable but inadequate. If you ask them to use a little more effort, like listening to the sutra, or try something, then they dozed off. So why would you do meditation without normal sleeping? Really! So this is a big error. This is something we should understand when we first begin.