【依师 Relying on the Teacher】 启发向上仰望的好乐之心 Inspired to advance and emulate with a delightful mind
依师 : 启发向上仰望的好乐之心
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日常师父法语📡14B 20'43" ~ 21'55" 手抄稿第二册P211-LL1
14B 20'43" ~ 21'55" Vol 2 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P211-LL1
English Lamrim Vol 1 P72
【Relying on the Teacher】- Inspired to advance and emulate with a delightful mind
【Pu-chung-wa (Phu-chung-ba) said, “when I hear the stories of excellent persons, I emulate them.” 】
Pu-chung-wa was one of the three spiritual sons of Venerable Drom-don-ba, the main one receiving Drom-don-ba’s mind training. What did Pu-chung-wa say? He said: “I have noticed past practitioners, those biographies of ancient teachers and Bodhisattvas, ah; I emulate and venerate them so much!” I also have this same experience. So, I too encourage you all to read more about the great teachers’ biographies and stories of cause and effect. You will automatically be inspired to advance. It is not necessary to understand too many concepts.
Without the preceding foundation, if you try to understand these concepts, that may not necessarily be good – the sequence should be correct - orderly. With this attitude, then, upon understanding the concept, it can immediately be applied. Without this foundation, knowing the concept may very possibly harm you. By then, your eyes will look at others with haughty air, nothing will be right in your view. At that time, it is like “a helpful deity that turns into a demon.” Ah! You will have unparalleled hardship! This is most miserable!