【依师 Relying on the Teacher】末法中的正法 The sublime teaching during degenerate times

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依师 : 末法中的正法

所以经里面说的好多地方,正法的时候也有末法,你不照法去做的话,一样嘛;反过来,末法的时候如果你行持认真的话,正法就住世了,这完全靠你自己。尽管眼前的果报的行相是莫可奈何,因为这是以往的因已经种下来了,当那个因感得异熟的时候,我们没有力量能够转变它;但是现在眼前的因,却是在我们的起心动念,然后由起心动念而身口行为,就在这里。你自己清清楚楚、明明白白说,我现在从起心动念开始,这个行为,跟正法相应的,这就对了嘛!这就对了!

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日常师父法语📡15A 25'40" ~ 26'31" 手抄稿第二册P231-L3

15A 25'40" ~ 26'31" Vol 2 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P231-L3
English Lamrim Vol 1  P74

【Relying on the Teacher】- The sublime teaching during degenerate times      

Thus, in the sutra, it states in many sections that there are also degenerate times even during the Buddha’s time when the sublime teachings existed. If you do not put the teachings into practice, it is the same [as degenerate times]. On the contrary, during the degenerate times, if you sincerely uphold the teaching, then the sublime teaching from Buddha’s time will remain. It is entirely up to you. Although the present effect cannot be changed, as this is due to the causes planted in the past which have reached its fruition and we are not able to change; however, the immediate cause is in every thought of ours, and then it influences each physical and verbal behavior at this very moment. You will be clearly and assertively thinking, “from now on, starting from my thoughts, my actions will abide by the sublime teaching of Buddha’s time; then this is right! This is the way to go!”