【皈依 Taking refuge】依靠身边的同伴 Relying on our companions
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日常师父法语📡46A 14'51"~ 15'47"手抄稿第六册P184-LL2
46A 14'51"~ 15'47" Vol 6 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P184-LL2
English Lamrim Vol 1 P193
【Taking refuge】- Relying on our companions
Going to the Sangha community for refuge, this says that when we cultivate, we need companions, companions. Well then companions, “the practice that accords with this is training in the way of those who are intent upon liberation”, this would mean the people who are here in front of us, people who are here now. You help me and I help you. We help each other along. If I have some faults, I depend on you to advise me. I depend on you to let me know when you see it; just like that. Therefore, we should know and this was said yesterday. Yes, when you see others making a mistake, we should advise them, but your mentality should be entirely different. As soon as you examine your own mind for a little bit, you will know it clearly [what your mentality is]. If in your mind you cannot stand the ways of others, and feel that they are wrong, then you are already wrong yourself. The first thing you should do is to purify yourself. If you are acting correctly and discover that others have made a mistake, at that time, you can, in a tactful and non-confronting way, address it, “So and so, you have done this wrongly!” You can then gently let them know, that is the right way. This is one example that we can readily see now.