【依师 Relying on the Teacher 】对得起你自己吗?Are you being fair to yourself?

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依师 : 对得起你自己吗?

我们必须要了解,我们无始以来都是在情染当中,我们总算宿生有善根,愿意放弃掉世俗的享受,跑到佛门当中来,内心当中至少应该认识,我到这里求的是什么。想想看,对不对?假定说抛弃了世俗的这种东西,居然跑到这个地方来,还要求得吃得好、穿得暖,你来干什么啊?所以我一直感激我当年的老师,我老师平常不会这么大声地吼,有时候也会呀!可是他经常提起的,会说一句话:「某人啊!你这样来,对得起你自己吗?你来的目的,就是这样吗?」就这么两句话,常常跟我说,我到现在这两句话,一直受用不尽,所以我这个地方特别地说一下。

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日常师父法语📡16A 03'08" ~ 04'08" 手抄稿第二册P253-L3

16A 03'08" ~ 04'08"  Vol 2 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P253-L3
English Lamrim Vol 1  P75

【Relying on the Teacher 】– Are you being fair to yourself?

We have to understand that, from beginningless time, we are have been in the midst of contaminated emotion. We, on the whole, are endowed with virtuous roots, (to be) willing to forsake worldly enjoyment, go into Buddhism [practice]. (We) should at least, in our minds, recognise: what am I seeking here? Think about it, is this right? If (you) forsake the worldly things, and yet come here, and still expect good food, warm clothing, then why are you here? Thus, I am always grateful for my teacher back then. My teacher usually would not yell, but sometimes he would! However, he would often bring up, and say, “So and so! You come here like this (with this attitude), are you being fair to yourself? Is this the purpose of you coming here?” With just these two statements, [he] often would remind me, and, up to now, I am still immensely benefited by it. This is why I have to specifically explain it here.