【修心 Cultivating the mind】病时跟谁斗？Who do you fight with when you are sick?
修心 : 病时跟谁斗？
日常师父法语53B 22'07" ~ 22'46" 手抄稿第七册P178-L6
53B 22’07” ~ 22’46” Vol 7 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P178 L6
English Lamrim Vol 1 Pg 225
【Cultivating the mind】- Who do you fight with when you are sick?
The first thing to learning the Dharma is to know that you are sick. After you know that you’re sick, you want to find a doctor. After you’ve found the doctor, he’ll prescribe the medicine to you. Then you earnestly make efforts to practice according to the teachings. That is when you use the mirror of teachings to reflect on yourself to discover: Ah! My body and mind behave so poorly! That’s when we grit our teeth to fight with it. We do not fight with others. You need not have disputes with others. You should have disputes with yourself and say, “How come I am so inferior, I must fight you!” That’s when you will have a way, that’s when you will have a way.