【修心 Cultivating the mind】遇难不退 Not backing out when met with difficulties
修心 : 遇难不退
日常师父法语44B 20'41"~21'18" 手抄稿第六册P133 LL6
44B 20’41” ~ 21’18” Vol 6 of of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse Vol 6 P133 LL6
English Lamrim Vol 1 P185
【Cultivation of our mind】– Not backing out when met with difficulties
So when we first begin to practice, it is more difficult. Why? Because in the beginning, you don’t have much understanding and there is no strength. Your every thought is in a defiled state of mind. However, if you feel that it’s difficult and choose to stop there and do nothing, you will never have a chance. This is a difficult point. Therefore, in the first place, from the beginning until the end，we should understand and shouldn’t think, “Ah, it would be best if I can sit there and [this thing can just] fall from the sky.” Absolutely no such thing would happen even in the mundane world, needless to say in Buddhism! If you wait there and sit there, waiting for it to fall on you, then you are completely wrong, completely wrong.