【闻思修 Listen，contemplate，act】听了以后，心里有没有？After listening, does the mind retain the contents heard ?
闻思 : 听了以后，心里有没有？
日常师父法语50B 00'00" ~01'06" 手抄稿第七册P53 L1
50B 00'00" ~01'06" Vol 7 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P53 L1
English Lamrim Vol 1 P210
【Listen and contemplate】After listening, does the mind retain the contents heard ?
This certain and unwavering understanding is called conviction. You have deep conviction of this [e.g. principles of karma] in your mind. You will not waver, will not waver. The condition that we're in now, perhaps we've heard the principles and we would say, "Ah, right, right, right!" Although when you hear it, it seems right, after hearing it, it's gone from your mind. That is because you've not reached the state of conviction. Well, how do you deeply imprint the principles in your mind ? The only method is to strive hard at reflection and observation; give it a lot of thought, a lot of thought. You should know that when you are not contemplating this principle, what will you be thinking? What will you be thinking? This is what we should understand. If we are not striving to reflect upon the Three Jewels, our minds are readily behaving in accordance with afflictions, being foolish and dumb, being foolish and dumb. For the most part of our lives, our lives are spent being foolish and dumb.