【皈依 Taking refuge】努力地自己反省 Work hard on reflecting upon ourselves
皈依 : 努力地自己反省
日常师父法语44B 00'08"~01'37" 手抄稿第六册P125 L1
44B 00’08” – 01’37” Vol 6 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P125 L1
English Lamrim Vol 1 P185
【Taking refuge】- work hard on reflecting upon ourselves
Therefore, when we think of Buddha’s good qualities, of his enlightened activities, on one hand we are extremely thankful and go for refuge with unsurpassed admiration. On the other hand, we should strive to reflect upon ourselves. Why do we still remain sunken in this cyclic existence? In what areas are we not in accordance with the Three Jewels? How should we purify ourselves? This is most important in learning the teachings. We don’t need to speak of the people who aren’t learning Buddhism. For those who are, if we’ve learned for quite a while but have not gained any benefits from it, [we should know that] the problem stems from ourselves. With this point, we should strive harder and harder at it. The moment you find your own problems and are able to correct them, that’s when you immediately benefit from it, you immediately benefit from it! When you gain the benefits, all sufferings and troubling issues will leave you. All the good things you desire will come to you.