【皈依 Refuge】 再破烂,他还是金器 No matter how shabby, he is still a golden vessel

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皈依 : 再破烂,他还是金器

所以《地藏十轮经》上面特别告诉我们,真正的这个经是指示我们,说作为一个修行人、出家人应该怎么样做。对我们普通一般人来说,我们不是拿这个标准去衡量别人。 所以《地藏十轮经》上面特别说,你别看他是一个污道沙门哪!哪怕他是十恶不赦、破了戒,穿了这件衣服,你一个在家人,你只要能够至诚恭敬地供养他,你还有功德。他又举了个比喻,说再破烂的这个金器,再破烂的,哪怕那个金器装了脏东西、臭东西,那个金器本身可是金器哦!    

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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!