【念死 Mindfulness of Death】常所覆盖 Taking Impermanence as Permanence
念死 : 常所覆盖
日常师父法语37A 28:23~29:23 手抄稿第五册P152LL5
37A 28’23” – 29’23” Vol 5 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P152 LL5
English Lamrim Vol 1 P145
【Mindfulness of death】 – Taking Impermanence as Permanence.
Because we are blinded and misguided by (the idea of) permanence, in this contrary state, thus we feel that, “Eh, I want to live on forever!” Therefore, we naturally want to protect it, get deceived by it, so we want to protect it. What do we need in order to protect it? Fame, respect and greed! Greed arises, why? This is the reason. When you know that you will die today, what else is there to crave after? (This greed) Will not arise. In the event that the thing which you want is being obstructed by others, or you suspect that others are causing obstruction, your hostility will rise strongly. Why is there hostility? Because others are causing you harm! Harm what? Resulting in you not being able to achieve your fame. There is this close knitted relationship between greed and hostility. And if you are not aware of this thing that is obviously harmful, what is this? Ignorance! So, greed, hostility and ignorance are all derived from here.