【皈依 Refuge】 再破烂，他还是金器 No matter how shabby, he is still a golden vessel
皈依 : 再破烂，他还是金器
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日常师父法语📡45B 03'13" ~ 03'59" 手抄稿第六册P158-LL2
45B 03'13" ~ 03'59" Vol 6 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P158-LL2
English Lamrim Vol 1 P187
【Refuge】- No matter how shabby, he is still a golden vessel
Hence, Kṣitigarbha sutra (地藏十輪經) tells us this in particular, the true essence of the sutra is to guide and lead us. As a practitioner, what should we do after we have been ordained.. To us the ordinary lay persons, we should not take this standard to measure others. Therefore, Kṣitigarbha sutra (地藏十輪經) tells us this in particular - don’t belittle a Shramana who defiles the Way! Even if he is wicked beyond redemption and that he has transgressed the fundamental vows, if he still wears a monk’s clothing, then for you who are a lay practitioner, as long as you can offer things to him with utmost sincerity, you still gain merits. [The commentary] gives another example saying no matter how shabby the golden vessel is, no matter how shabby, or even if this golden vessel contains filth and foul-smelling substance, the golden vessel is itself a golden vessel!