【皈依 Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels】见到佛像的心情(II) State of mind upon seeing Buddha’s image (II)
皈依 : 见到佛像的心情(II)
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日常师父法语📡46B 28'07" ~ 29'02"手抄稿第六册P206-L2
46B 28'07" ~ 29'02" Vol 6 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P206-L2
English Lamrim Vol 1 P194
【Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels】– State of mind upon seeing Buddha’s image (II)
As soon as we enter the main shrine, the feeling will arise immediately, “yes, with what I see now, it is not the Buddha, it is an image of Buddha. Why do I only see the Buddha’s image? This is due to my karma, it is the fruit produced by my afflictions and karma.” The moment you realise that, your mind will develop a matchless shame and embarrassment. The flip side of shame and embarrassment is that, respect is then generated. Therefore, we now often say that we want to be respectful but is unable to, what is the reason? It is because you do not even fundamentally have this concept in mind. Or even if you do have it, you have not fixed your attention on them to reflect properly. If with this concept, you truly understand it and have reflected upon it accordingly, if you often do this, then wherever you go… Normally, even though we say, “Vairocana [Buddha] is everywhere,” but perhaps I cannot develop that feeling, because truly as an ordinary being, I am burdened with heavy afflictions. However, when you enter the main shrine, its solemn and dignified ambiance should be able to rouse your awareness. You will then be able to feel it.