【皈依 Taking refuge】认识烦恼，对治烦恼 Recognise the afflictions and treat it
皈依 : 认识烦恼，对治烦恼
日常师父法语?43B 28'58" ~ 29'41" 手抄稿第六册P103 LL5
43B 28'58" ~ 29'41" Vol 6 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse 103 LL5
English Lamrim Vol 1 Pg 181
Taking Refuge – Recognise the afflictions and treat it
We usually don’t recognize it. Ah! We would say, “it’s true, to cultivate the teachings well, you have to recite and recall Buddha [and his good qualities]. But now, I am just afflicted!” You just cannot bring your spirit up. That is because you have not yet recognized it. Once you have truly recognized it, you will know clearly, and say, “Ah, no mistake in this! There, there, there ! This is the thing. This is the thing.” At that time, the first thing that happens is you would recognize it and stop being turned by it. [But] is that enough? Not enough! There needs to be all sorts of remedies. So now, what we really need to learn is that — in many places, it is explained very clearly, it doesn’t matter what the characteristics of the afflictions are, it tells you clearly what they are, so you won’t be deceived by them. The remedies are explained clearly [as well]. Once you have both of them — you know the sickness and you know the medicine for treating it, then just take the medicine!