【皈依 The Precepts of Refuge】恭敬法宝 Respect the teaching jewel  

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皈依 : 恭敬法宝    

那么关于法宝也是这样,哪怕只有四句。他说的四句,实际上哪怕一个「佛」字,哪怕一个「法」字,哪怕一个「僧」字,任何情况之下,不要不恭敬,不要不恭敬。然后呢平常的时候,我们随便处理任何事情,「等如法宝」,这个经卷等等。这个地方指诸有形的,实际上呢,我们对于无形的也应该如此。所以我跟大家说,对于这个平常的时候,这个讲经说法千万不要轻视,千万不要轻视。这个千万注意,心里面总怀着一个很恭敬。 

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日常师父法语📡47A 19'27" ~ 20'14" 手抄稿第六册P221-L5  

47A 19'27" ~ 20'14" Vol 6 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P221-L5
English Lamrim Vol 1 P195

【The Precepts of Refuge】- Respect the teaching jewel

Well then regarding the teaching jewel, we would treat it the same way, even if there are only four words.  He said four words but actually, this is true even if there is only one word, “Buddha,” even the word “Dharma,” or the word, “Sangha”,  under any circumstances, do not be disrespectful, do not become disrespectful.  Then in general, when we take care of anything, with the scrolls of scriptures…etc, treat them “as though they were the teaching jewel itself.”  This is referring to an object which has a form [that which you can see.]  Actually, we should treat things that are formless as such too. Therefore, this is why I tell everyone here, that in our everyday life, we should absolutely not belittle the instruction of teachings, should absolutely not belittle this.  You absolutely need to pay attention to this.  You should always carry an attitude of respect in your mind.