【念死 Mindfulness of Death】以不坚实换坚实 Exchanging the insignificant for the significant
念死 : 以不坚实换坚实
日常师父法语37B 16'39"~17'48" 手抄稿第五册P163LL2
37B 16’39” ~ 17’48” Vol 5 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P163LL2
English Lamrim Vol 1 P146
【Mindfulness of Death】– Exchanging the insignificant for the significant
【With constant and respectful effort you will accumulate good karma by doing such virtuous deeds as going for refuge and maintaining ethical discipline. You will thereby bring lasting significance to things, like the body, that would not have had such significance. 】
Because you have practiced, and when practicing, look! “constant and respectful effort”. In terms of time, do not allow it to break, time wise, do not let it break, this is called “constant”. During practice, be very serious, put in great effort；with such kind of perseverance, this is then true joyous perseverance. So what are we practicing? “accumulate good karma by doing such virtuous deeds as going for refuge and maintaining ethical discipline”. This is truly virtuous, this is not deceptive and not bad. Therefore under such a situation, although our body is empty, unreal and is lack of any significance, we have made use of this body that have no significance to practice and achieve various lasting, excellent and genuine karmic fruits.