【修持轨理 The Meditation Session】悎寤瑜伽 How to practice diligently without sleeping at the wrong time and 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

问题是在什么地方呢﹖就是你不要纵它,这第一个。第二个呢,睡眠的时候,还有正确的方法,所以绝不浪费。像前面那个不得善巧,那个学不倒单哪,不要说晚上浪费掉了,白天也完全浪费掉了!叫你该睡的时候嘛你不睡,浪费掉了,你也没有在正念当中;白天该做事情提不起来,你也不能做,这么个错法!所以不得善巧,你单单从行相上面去学啊,怎么学,怎么错,就这个道理! 现在告诉我们正式睡觉了。

【临睡息时,应出房外,洗足入内,右胁而卧,重叠左足于右足上,犹如狮子而正睡眠。】

第一个,现在睡觉的时候,应洗个脚。我们现在这里跟印度不一样,印度是赤脚的,所以他当然睡觉的时候要洗一下。我们这里穿了鞋子的,当然,夏天要洗澡,冬天如果不那个,可以不必。那么,然后呢去睡,睡的时候要这样睡,这我们大家晓得的,是吉祥卧。

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日常师父法语26B 05’28” 手抄稿第四册 P64LL4

26B 05’28” Vol 4 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P64 LL4
English Lamrim Vol 1 P106

【Meditation Session】
【What to do in between meditation sessions】

【How to practice diligently without sleeping at the wrong time and how to act properly at the time of sleep】

What is the key issue here? It is that you do not want to just let it go. This is the first one. Secondly, when you sleep, there will be a correct method as well. So you will definitely not waste it away. Like what it was mentioned before, if you do not have the skill-in-means, such as learning meditation without normal sleeping, needless to say, your night time has been wasted, your day time has also been completely wasted! When we ask you to sleep and you do not sleep, you have wasted it and you would not be in a state of mindfulness. In the day time, those things that you are supposed to do, you cannot lift the spirit you cannot do things. So it is that wrong! Thus, that is not having skill-in-means. If you just learn from the surface, the more you learn, the more incorrect it is. This is the principle! Now it tells us we need to actually sleep.

【When you go to sleep, first come out from the meditation room, wash your feet, and then enter your own room. Then, lying on your right side, place you left leg upon the right, and sleep like a lion. 】

First, when you sleep, you need to wash first your feet. But here is different from India. In India, they used to go barefooted. So of course one must wash the feet before sleep. Here we have shoes. Of course, during summer you need to shower, but in the winter, if you do not (shower)… it is alright not to. Then, you can sleep, when you sleep you want to sleep like this. This we all know, it is known as the auspicious sleep posture.