【皈依 Taking refuge】见到佛像的心情(I) The attitude when seeing images of Buddha (I)
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日常师父法语📡46B 26'46" ~ 27'44" 手抄稿第六册P205-L8
46B 26'46" ~ 27'44" Vol 6 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P205-L8
English Lamrim Vol 1 P194
【Taking refuge】- The attitude when seeing images of Buddha (I)
When we enter the main shrine, how do we feel? You will immediately feel it. That is where Buddha is. If we have an understanding of this point, then at that time, you will feel this immediately as you enter: Ah! I am in front of the Buddha! I am in front of the Buddha! Do not underestimate this! From the beginning of this treatise, it tells us a few things. It says that when we cultivate the teachings, [we should] “eliminate the three faults of the vessel and rely on the six ideas.” What is the first idea within the six ideas? We are struck with sickness. What sickness? The great sickness of ignorance. [Looking at it] from a coarse perspective, it would be attachment, hostility and ignorance. It is because of this that we create karma and then continue the pain of rebirth. Currently the one who saves us - the Buddha. Buddha is everywhere. Well then why can't we see Him? That is because of our karmic obstacle.