【皈依 Refuge 】法的特质 The characteristic of the teachings
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日常师父法语📡46A 10'09" ~ 11'22" 手抄稿第六册P182-L5
46A 10'09" ~ 11'22" Vol 6 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P182-L5
English Lamrim Vol 1 P193
【Refuge – The characteristic of the teachings】
What is then fixing your attention properly on the teachings? Once you understand the principle, you can then follow this principle and fix your attention properly. To fix your attention is to bring it [the teachings] to mind, then reflect upon and observe it. If you can do so and follow in this way, our afflictions will be purified. This is the characteristic of the teachings which was said earlier. What is the characteristic of the teachings? It purifies defilements. Defilements are afflictions. Now, this exact remedy calms and ceases afflictions. This is the true teaching. This is what we should truly learn and practice. Now that we are fortunate enough to rely on an excellent teacher, and have been able to listen to what is correct and errorless, we should then follow [the teachings] and practice. If you can follow and practice accordingly, then at that time you can calm and cease your afflictions. That is the time you can go about practising. At this time, however much [afflictions] you are able to calm and cease, that will be how much of the defilements that can be cleared away, however much of nonvirtuous karma that can be cleared away, how much good qualities can be increased, how much Dharma wealth can be obtained, and how much Dharma bliss is gained. This is what cultivation is, what cultivation is!