【依师 Relying on the Teacher 】最好的庄严 This is our greatest privilege

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依师 : 最好的庄严

平常我们自己的事情,不厌其烦地去做,再烦一点不妨去做,再远一点也要去做。遇见那个善知识的事情,唉呀,只要做这一点点,你觉得这个也不行,那个也不行,推三阻四的,他现在不是。关键在哪里呢?先把我们心理建设起来,心理建设起来。建设什么?说我们忙我们自己的这个东西,说起来是我们的损失,是造了我们的染污之业;你只有照着善知识,代善知识那个事情去做,去负担的话,消除业障,然后增长功德,这个才是我们最好的庄严。眼前来说,假定你是求生淨土的,是往生资粮;究竟来说,就是我们将来报土的,你成佛的时候这个报土的种种庄严,就是从因地上面,从这个地方开始。

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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.