【修心 Cultivating the mind】好人还需努力 A good person still needs to put in effort

修心 : 好人还需努力

所以现在有很多人都是好人,唉呀!说起来平常看见他就这样,嗯,嗯,也没有脾气,也没有什么,很好,但是呢就这样,提也提不起,放又放不下,就这样的。然后呢看见一个好东西,喔唷,眼睛瞪大了,人家骂他几句又受不了,然后一点点东西,就这样来了。也未尝不想修行,结果呢虽然你要跳脱痛苦,因始终在这个恶业当中,烦恼当中转,怎么可能得到这个好果嘛!要很清楚、很明白。所以说这个地方你认识了,你自然而然晓得了:哦,对、对、对!现在认识了,那时候你自然就提起心力来。对!不要让这个心随着这样的,就是说努力地。

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日常师父法语50B 01'07" ~01'56" 手抄稿第七册P53 LL2

50B 01'07" -01'56" Vol 7 of  Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P53 LL2
English Lamrim Vol 1 Pg 209

【Cultivation of the mind】- A good person still needs to put in effort

So now, there are many people who are good people. Ah-ya! When you look at them, most of the time, um, um, they do not have much temperaments, nothing much, all seem very good. However, that is just it, they cannot lift up their mental power and neither they can let go of things. Just like this. Then when they see something valuable, oh-yo, their eyes are wide open. When others scold them just a bit, they cannot take it. Then with a little something [valuable], they will come for it. It is not that they do not want to cultivate. But in the end, though you want to be freed from suffering, yet the causes continue to hover around bad karma and afflictions. How would it be possible for you to obtain a good effect! Thus you must know this very clearly, understand it very clearly. Therefore, as you understand this, you will naturally realize, “oh, right, right, right!” Now that you understand, that is when your mental power will naturally be boosted. Right! Don't let this mind just go with the flow but instead you need to put in effort.