【依师 Relying on the Teacher】狮子身中虫 Bacteria on the Lion
依师 : 狮子身中虫
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日常师父法语📡15B 04'51" ~ 06'19" 手抄稿第二册P235-LL7
15B 04'51" ~ 06'19" Vol 2 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P235-LL7
English Lamrim Vol 1 P74
【Relying on the Teacher】- Bacteria on the Lion
Therefore, Buddha repeatedly said, “The bacteria on the lion feeds on the flesh of the lion.” During Buddha’s time, Mara (波旬魔王) constantly caused trouble for Buddha in all respects. I will describe Buddha’s attitude towards him. Mara told Buddha “O Buddha! You, the elder, indeed are remarkable and I really admire you wholeheartedly. While you are still alive, I can’t do anything to you but once you die and go into nirvana, it will be the time that I want to destroy you.” Buddha smiled and said, “You won’t be able to.” Mara asked, “Do you know how I will destroy you?” Buddha replied, “Let’s hear it.” “Hey! By then, I will enter your monastery, put on your robes and become your disciple – this is what [I] will do!” Then Buddha tears rolled and cried! Cried! This actually happened. Hence, this is something that we should be vigilant and mindful of! Thus, Buddha specifically said that non-Buddhist could not destroy the Teachings. Who is able to? That is the practitioner within the community, like the bacteria on the lion!