【依师 Relying on the Teacher 】最好的庄严 This is our greatest privilege
依师 ： 最好的庄严
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日常师父法语📡17B 06'06" ~ 07'13" 手抄稿第三册P22-LL4
17B 06'06" ~ 07'13" Vol 3 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P22-LL4
English Lamrim Vol 1 P78
【Relying on the Teacher 】– This is our greatest privilege
We usually take care of our personal matters, with tireless attitude, – regardless of how troublesome, or how far the distance, you will do it. When it comes to the matters of the virtuous teacher, ah-ya, [you] only want to do a little bit, you feel that this will not work, that will not work, [and give] all kinds of procrastinating excuses. Now, [the suitable disciple] is not like that. What is the critical point? First, we have to establish the proper mentality,establish the proper mentality. Establish what? When we are mindfully engaging in our own affairs, actually it can be our loss, for we may engage in contaminated deeds. It is only when you abide by a virtuous teacher, and engage in a task instructed by the virtuous teacher, and take on the responsibilities, [then our] negative karmic deeds will be reduced,and merits will increase. This is our greatest privilege. For now, if you are aspiring to be reborn to Pure Land, this will be the merit for that rebirth. Eventually, this [reliance] will be our future enlightened physical form, with all kinds of adornments at the time of achieving your Buddhahood. The causal stage starts from here.