【念死 Mindfulness of Death】把死提在心上 Bear death in mind
念死 : 把死提在心上
日常师父法语37B 1329~1422 手抄稿第五册P162L5
37B 13'29" ~14'22" Vol 5 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P162L5
English Lamrim Vol 1 Pg 146
【Mindfulness of death】- Bear death in mind.
Assuming that we practice according to the teachings and bear the thought of death in mind. To cite an example, because… why do we need to have an example? Actually, we have not started practicing yet, we do not know. However, we will be able to understand from this example. Take for example, if it is certain that we will die tomorrow, or that we will definitely die today. Under this situation, all you need is a little understanding of the circumstances of the Dharma [in such a situation]. With regards to your relatives and possessions, you’ll clearly know for sure that upon death, none of them can be brought along. At that point, the feeling of craving etc towards them will not arise, all will be prevented. What will we do after that? 【Naturally they then wish to take full advantage of their human birth through virtuous deeds such as giving gifts】 You will immediately practice! In another words.