【皈依 The Precepts of Refuge】把握承事的机会 Take hold of the opportunity to serve

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皈依 :把握承事的机会    

【若愚过此,更有何能。」】

如果我们再愚笨、再差一点,我们还能做什么呀?现在我们已经感觉得辛苦万分了,对不对?已经感觉得爬不上去了,明明佛在这个地方,坐在这个佛堂里边,我们看见就是木头,我们看见就是张纸,那就是我们的愚痴耶!明明这是最恭敬的大敬田,最大的大功德田,我们有了这个田,就没有办法在这个田里面增长一点东西。可是至少我们现在还觉得看得见哪,而且我们还有机会去承事啊!所以一定要趁这个机会好好努力、好好努力啊!所以这句话—若更愚痴的话,那时候你就一点办法都没有啦!    

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日常师父法语📡47A 28‘56“ ~ 29’51”手抄稿第六册P226-L3     

47A 28‘56“ ~ 29’51” Vol 6 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P226-L3
English Lamrim Vol 1 P195

【The Precepts of Refuge】 –  Take hold of the opportunity to serve

【If we become even more ignorant, what will we be able to do?" 】

If we are more ignorant, any more inferior, what else can we do?  Presently, we already feel a lot of hardship, right?  We already feel that it is difficult to advance.  Buddha is obviously here, sitting inside the shrine room, but we can only see wooden statues and only see paper.  That is [the result] of our ignorance!  This is obviously the most venerable field, the greatest merit field.  Yet, though we have this field, we are not even capable of cultivating anything in this field. At least for now, we feel that we can still see and still have the opportunity to serve! Therefore, while we can, we should take advantage of this opportunity to strive diligently, to strive diligently!  Hence this phrase —— if we become even more ignorant, by then, you would not be able to do anything!